Bid On Once-In-A-Lifetime MLB Experiences From Just 1,000 Starpoints; My History Using Miles For Baseball Memories

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You can earn Starpoints on the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and on the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express.

I’ve used over 10MM miles earned from credit cards to fly myself and my family around the world in first class cabins and stay in five star hotels that would have otherwise cost millions of dollars. There’s no better hobby in the world. But just as memorable as a refreshing shower or a couples suite on a plane are the sports experiences that I’ve redeemed miles for.

Because who would want to spend a month in a stuffy Manhattan hotel anyway 😉

SPG Moments allows you to use points for all kinds of neat experiences, and there are some awesome ones up for bid and instant redemption right now.

In 2013 I used 25K United miles for 4 box seats to an Indians game. With one little bonus: In middle of the game I got to run onto the field and steal 2nd base! People around the stadium were shocked to see someone walking around with 2nd base. I got the base signed by several players, including the winning pitcher that night, and it hangs in my office today. It still has the Jacobs Field dirt on it. Truly a thrilling experience for a die-hard Tribe fan.

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That inspired a reader to give their kid the ultimate Bar Mitzvah present for an LA sports fanatic, throwing at the first pitch at a Dodgers game:

 

In 2014 a DDF member won an SPG auction for the SPG Luxury Suite in Wrigley Field when the Cubs hosted the Yankees. He invited several members to a DO, so I flew to Chicago for the day on a 4.5K Avios award.

SPG even provided kosher food for us in their awesome suite!

 

Last August a team of DDF members got together and bid to play in a softball tournament in Wrigley Field. We had an incredible time playing ball and once again SPG hooked our team up with kosher food.

#RBISingle #SPGMoments @ #WrigleyField #TeamDansDeals takes #Game1 14 to 5!

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In October 2016, SPG auctioned off the rights to throw out the first pitch before game 3 in Wrigley Field. I wrote about it then and asked SPG to auction it off again for a game that wasn’t being played on Shabbos.

SPG pulled through and I spent 1.06 million of my Starpoints for the experience of my lifetime. I still have to pinch myself to believe it.

I won’t rehash it again. You can read all about it here:
-8 Years Ago Was The Biggest Night Of My Life, Tonight Will Try To Come Close As I Toss A Ceremonial First Pitch At Game 7 Of The World Series
-On The “Value Proposition” Of Spending A Million Starpoints For The Experience Of A Lifetime
-Video And The Experience Of Throwing Out The First Pitch In Game 7 Of The World Series
-10 Final Thoughts On Throwing Out The First Pitch

 

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Still can't get over being called up to the mound before game 7…what an experience!

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Want to make your own memories that will last a lifetime?

Here is the list of current sports auctions.

Sample auctions include:

-Watch batting practice from the field and get 2 premium seats for the Cubs at Mets game in Citi Field on 6/12. Both attendees must be 18 years of age or older.
Current high bid is 19K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/7 at 11AM EDT.

-Private Members-Only Batting Practice at Citi Field with Keith Hernandez and get 2 Field Box seats for the Nationals at Mets game on 6/15. Includes access for two to take batting practice and shag fly balls at Citi Field from 12-1PM on 6/15, stop by from Mets Legend Keith Hernandez during event, complimentary food and beverage for 2 from 1-1:30PM, 2 tickets in Section 125, Rows 28-30 to the Nationals vs. Mets game at 7:10 PM on 6/15. All participants must be over the age of 12 years old. Each participant will have 10 swings at the plate. There will be a total of 30 members on the field. Participants will need to bring their own gloves. Bats, helmets, and baseballs will be provided.
Current high bid is 6K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/8 at 4PM EDT.

-All Star Game packages: You may win one SPG Moments MLB All-Star Game package. Should you bid on and be the current high bidder on one package, you will not be able to bid on any further packages until you are outbid.

-Participate in the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game
-2 tickets to All-Star Sunday featuring the All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball on 7/9
-Access for 1 to participate in 1 at-bat and one-half inning playing in the field in the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Marlins Park in Miami on 7/9
-2 tickets to All-Star Workout Day featuring the Home Run Derby on 7/10
-2 tickets to the MLB All-Star Game on 7/11
-2 MLB All-Star FanFest tickets on one day of MLB All-Star Week, July 7-11
-Participant must be over 18 years old
Current high bid is 40K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/12 at 10AM EDT.

-Shag Fly Balls at the T-Mobile Home Run Derby
-2 tickets to All-Star Workout Day featuring the Home Run Derby on 7/10
-Access for 1 child 8 to 15-years old to shag fly balls in the outfield during the T-Mobile Home Run Derby
-2 tickets to All-Star Sunday featuring the All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball on 7/9
-2 tickets to the MLB All-Star Game on 7/11
-2 MLB All-Star FanFest tickets on one day of MLB All-Star Week, July 7-11
Current high bid is 51K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/12 at 11AM EDT.

-Watch the T-Mobile Home Run Derby from the Dugout
-Access for 2 to the dugout to watch the T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Marlins Park in Miami on 7/10
-2 tickets to All-Star Sunday featuring the All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball on 7/9
-2 tickets to All-Star Workout Day featuring the Home Run Derby on 7/10
-2 tickets to the MLB All-Star Game on 7/11
-2 MLB All-Star FanFest tickets on one day of MLB All-Star Week, July 7-11
-Participants must be over 18 years old
Current high bid is 36K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/12 at 1PM EDT.

-Participate in Batting Practice before the MLB All-Star Game
-Access for 2 to participate in batting practice the morning before the MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park in Miami on 7/11
-2 tickets to All-Star Sunday featuring the All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball on 7/9
-2 tickets to All-Star Workout Day featuring the Home Run Derby on 7/10
-2 tickets to the MLB All-Star Game on 7/11
-2 MLB All-Star FanFest tickets on one day of MLB All-Star Week, July 7-11
-Participants must be over 18 years old
Current high bid is 36K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/12 at 2PM EDT.

-Watch Batting Practice From the Field Prior to the MLB All-Star Game
-Access for 2 to watch batting practice from the field for 15 minutes prior to the MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park in Miami on 7/11
-2 tickets to All-Star Sunday featuring the All-Star Futures Game and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball on 7/9
-2 tickets to All-Star Workout Day featuring the Home Run Derby on 7/10
-2 tickets to the MLB All-Star Game on 7/11
-2 MLB All-Star FanFest tickets on one day of MLB All-Star Week, July 7-11
-Participants must be over 18 years old
Current high bid is 25K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/12 at 3PM EDT.

-Kids Take the Field Alongside the Texas Rangers Before They Take on the Seattle Mariners in Arlington, TX on 6/18
-1 opportunity for a 6 to 14-year-old to run onto the field with the Texas Rangers™ before the first pitch
-2 tickets for the Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers game on 6/18
Current high bid is 1K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/13 at 11AM EDT.

-Throw Out a Ceremonial Pitch Before the Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles Game in Baltimore on 6/22
-Access for 1 adult to throw a ceremonial pitch at Oriole Park at Camden Yards before the Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles game on 6/22
-2 Suite tickets for the game, with complimentary food and beverages and a Baltimore Orioles alumni stop by.
-Participants must be over 18 years old
Current high bid is 29K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/16 at 11AM EDT.

-Announce “Play Ball” before the Chicago Cubs take on the S. Louis Cardinals in Chicago on 7/21
-Access for a 6 to 12-year-old child to announce the official “play ball” at Wrigley Field on 7/21 before the 1:20PM game
-2 Field Box Infield seats to watch the Cardinals vs. Cubs game on 7/21 at 1:20 p.m.
Current high bid is 2K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/22 at 10AM EDT.

-Go Behind the Scenes at Citi Field Before the Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Game in NYC on 7/2
-VIP tour of Citi Field for 2 before the Phillies vs. Mets™ game on 7/2
-2 premium seats for the game
-Participants must be over 18 years old
Current high bid is 5K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/27 at 11AM EDT.

-Watch batting practice from the field at the Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox game in Arlington, TX on 7/5
-Access for 2 to watch batting practice from the field at Globe Life Park in Arlington before the game on 7/5
-2 tickets to watch the Red Sox vs. Rangers game
-Participants must be over 18 years old
Current high bid is 10K Starpoints. Auction ends 6/29 at 11AM EDT.

-Enjoy Your Own Private Luxury Suite at Wrigley Field for the New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs Game in Chicago on 9/12
-12 SPG Luxury Suite tickets to the New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs game on 9/12
-Complimentary food and beverages while in the suite
-Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the SPG Luxury Suite
Current high bid is 57K Starpoints. Auction ends 8/15 at 10AM EDT.

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Ari

Ate you able to win these bids for someone else? Or does the person who owns the SPG account/ have their name on the CC have to be the one to redeem?

Mark

If only SPG points could get you on the floor of Quicken Loans.

chaim

@Dan Are you bidding for anything ?

Jb

You just killed my high bid. I can’t believe it

Moshe

Dan,

Love all your material…you are the man….but I say bid again on the world series….that throw was so lame….I know you were shteiging…but still I know you can do better. Respect The Game

tony c

grabbed the watching BP mets/cubs + tix for monday. should be a hoot

sam

can I buy from my account and then gift it to someone else that is not a starwood member? (it doesn’t sound like you can from the terms & conditions)

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