Most people think about redeeming miles and points to help pay for their next vacation. That’s a logical path, considering the vast majority of miles and points are redeemed that way. But, cashing in points for an experience can be a really fun change of pace.
For my money, er points, the best auctions are the SPG Moments from Starwood Preferred Guest. I’ve cashed in points twice. 5 years ago my wife got to play tennis with Andre Agassi and we got to watch the semifinals of the US Open. My wife had a ton of fun, even when Andre buzzed one down the line out her, causing her to yelp just a bit.
Just a few weeks ago my wife and I enjoyed a Billy Joel concert at Wrigley Field using Starpoints as well.
Marriott seems to have picked up the hint from SPG, adding some cool auctions of their own. I have an upcoming interview with the winner of that Adam Schefter auction.
Charlie, who writes the blog Running with Miles, pointed out that you can redeem Starpoints to run with an Olympic marathoner. That sounds pretty cool.
Now, I’m not a runner. Few people would confuse me for one. But, my wife is a marathoner. I would imagine she’d have fun with this. The auction prices are pretty cheap for this one right now. Maybe I should surprise her?
Hmmm, now all I need is a babysitter………
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