Andre Agassi

SPG Moments Giveaway Winners

Congrats to those who threw their hat in the ring for some the SPG Moments swag I offered up last week: dmel: China iPhone cover Ketan Shah: US Open hat Carol Ramcharan: Scottsdale iPhone cover And…I was able to get my hands on one more Scottsdale cover for Adrian. Shoot me an e-mail at ed -at- milepoint dot com with your address and I’ll get them mailed. Also, I ended up with one more iPhone cover, for the Le Meridien Bora Bora. Definitely on my list of places to visit. […]

SPG Moments At The US Open: A Quick Spin Through The Goody Bag

A final wrap-up on our awesome trip to the US Open. First, there was our awesome experience with Andre Agassi. Then, there was a great day hanging in the SPG luxury box to watch some tennis. And, finally, on our way out the door was a goodie bag.  Pictures and brief descriptions below.  If you see something you like, leave a comment on the blog and I’ll send it your way! First, there was a hardcover book featuring pictures of some of the best SPG resorts in the world.  Having […]

An SPG Moment: Men’s Semifinal Tennis At The US Open

I’ve always enjoyed watching tennis on TV.  I was more attached to the stars of the previous generation, especially Andre Agassi.  Growing up in NY it always seemed a shame I never made it to the US Open in Flushing.  But, collecting miles and points lead me to be able to cross this item off my bucket list. This was my  first time bidding on an auction via Starwood Preferred Guest’s SPG Moments. A quick scan of the available auctions on the SPG Moments site right now shows tickets for […]

An SPG Moment At The US Open With Andre Agassi

It used to be you could just redeem your miles for airline tickets.  And hotel points for, well, hotel rooms.  And then you could redeem airline miles for hotel rooms and vice versa.  Then, merchandise crept into the picture.  Who wouldn’t want to use their miles for an LCD toaster? Fast forward to my post a couple of weeks ago where I won a tennis lesson for my wife with Andre Agassi.  I’ve never used Starpoints for an auction before, I always thought it was a bad value.  But, this […]

A Good Chuckle From My Wife’s First Comment On My Blog

I’ve been writing this blog for a number of years now, though more regularly lately.  During that time my wife has made lots of comments to me about blog posts, but all were verbally.  Some were critical, others chuckle-worthy.  Then, there was my post about her tennis clinic with Andre Agassi. If you read through the comments, you’ll find the following from Mickie: No worries if my husband is crazy or not. He’ll be well rewarded for his thoughtfulness. Wait until he sees my eyes light up when I get […]

Am I Crazy?

Okay, probably too general of a question.  I guess it’s a matter of whether you think I got good value for my Starpoints on a recent transaction.  If you’re not a sports fan, the answer is probably no.  🙂 Anyway, SPG has had this thing for a while now called SPG Moments. Essentially, you redeem your points auction-style for once-in-a-lifetime experiences.  When they first announced it (I can’t recall when) I had very little interest.  Like most things in life, I guess it takes something that interests you to get […]