Tennis

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 […]

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 […]