It’s Booked: Madison Square Garden Suite for the NCAA Big East
Lifestyle Experiences / / Feb 08, 2016
I have a lot of amazing content coming very soon about what cards to open, why to open cards, how to play the game, etc. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, I want to do a really quick post about what’s possible and why I so passionately love this hobby.
Most people assume that this hobby is only about booking either plane tickets or hotel stays with your points. While these are the most common redemption options, I want to illustrate an example of other things you can earn points towards.
In 2003, my 7th grade teacher got me into playing Fantasy College Basketball. I followed college basketball on and off (more off than on) ever since. Personally, I find it more genuinely passionate than the NBA, though I know most hardcore NBA fans would adamantly disagree with me. I digress.
If offered tickets to the NCAA Big East, I would go but there’s no reason for me to go out of my way to buy tickets, even though I know it would be an amazing time surrounded by passionate fans.
Recently, I’ve been actively monitoring one of my absolute favorite sites on the internet, SPG Moments. For those of you who don’t know, this is a site set up by Starwood Preferred Guest for you to cash in some of your points on incredible life experiences. These range from dining or cooking classes with top chefs all the way to VIP suites at sporting events and concerts in major venues.
Looking to reignite my enjoyment of college basketball I spotted the opportunity to book access to the private Starwood Suite at Madison Square Garden, which comes with near-courtside VIP seats for two. I spoke to some friends who are much more into sporting events than I am and found a buddy who’s beyond excited to see his team, Georgetown play. A couple clicks and 20,000 points later and I was emailed a confirmation note saying they’ll see me at the suite!
This package includes:
- 2 VIP seats, first row behind courtside to watch the game
- Suite access for 2.
- All meals and drinks within the suite
What I’m most excited about is the game is a doubleheader, meaning my guest and I will be at MSG in the lap of luxury from 11AM – around 5PM.
I am beyond excited to hit this event and will absolutely be posting about the experience.
Check out SPG Moments and tell me in the comments what experience you would cash in points for. I can point you in the right direction for the quickest, easiest way to earn those points and make your dream experience a reality.