Option 1: Redeem 15K Starpoints for 2 tickets to play softball on 7/30 in Wrigley. You’ll also get a Wrigley Field tour and food/drinks. You are able to request to be on a specific person’s team.
Option 2: Bid to field your own team of 12 players to play softball on 7/30 in Wrigley. You’ll also get 12 customized Cubs jerseys, a Wrigley Field tour, and food/drinks. Last year this sold for 183K points for the team.
Unfortunately the event will take place during the 9 days.
SPG even catered kosher meals for us. We had an awesome time playing and the customized jerseys were very cool as well:
#TeamDansDeals (I guess I missed the shorts memo?)
Alas you don’t play on the actual diamond, the games take place in the outfield. But it was still an awesome and surreal experience to be able to play in the friendly confines:
While we crushed in our first game, we got beat by the team that would wind up winning the championship in our 2nd game. They wound up winning double the amount of Starpoints that they paid to participate in the event.
Me, JJ, and AJK in the dugout:
I didn’t even think about it, but apparently wearing an Indians hat during an event at Wrigley with a Cubs jersey was controversial. When anyone asked me about the juxtoposition I just said, “What do you mean? I’m just previewing the 2016 World Series matchup!”
Everyone laughed when I said that, but little did they know that 2 months later the 2 teams that hadn’t won a championship in a combined 176 years would indeed take place. Alas, my throwing out the first pitch before game 7 didn’t help the home team take home the trophy.
Short on points?
You can buy up to 30,000 Starpoints per year here. For this month only they’re 35% off. Plus you can buy more than 30K with multiple members by transferring points for free between members living at the same address.
-The Starwood Consumer AMEX and the Starwood Business AMEX offer a 25K signup bonus. The Chase Marriott card offers 87,500 Rewards points (transferable to 29,167 Starpoints) for spending $3,000 and adding an additional user card. After hitting the signup bonus it’s not worth spending on this card. You’ll get 3 Marriott Rewards points per dollar by spending on a Starwood card instead!
You can view credit card offers by clicking on the “Credit Cards” tab on top of the DansDeals banner to view links for card offers. You can click on the link that says “View hotel cards” and scroll down to card offers.
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