File this under one of the most amazing/ unique use of points but DansDeals just posted he won an SPG auction to throw out the first pitch tonight at…Game 7… of the World Series. Ya know arguably one of the biggest sporting events in recent memory with the Cubs looking to break a 108 year curse and the Indians looking to win for the first time in 68 years!
If we assume a 2.5 cent value per point, Dan “spent” ~ $26,500 worth of points to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. I don’t normally advocate the use of points for non-travel but I have to admit this is pretty freaking cool – I’m definitely a bit jealous. I’m sure he will remember this for the rest of his life. Congrats Dan!
Here is the press release from SPG:
“November 2nd, 2016 – Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG(r)), the award-winning loyalty program now a part of Marriott International, Inc., is excited to announce the highest-ever bid on its SPG Moments platform.
Today, SPG Member Daniel Eleff redeemed 1,060,500 Starpoints to throw out the first pitch at Game 7 of the World Series tonight in Cleveland. The redemption amount is equivalent to over a month of free nights in a superior room at the St. Regis New York.
The SPG Moments program gives SPG members once-in a-lifetime experiences and VIP access to premier sporting events, concerts, culinary experiences, and more.
Eleff, founder of the deal blog DansDeals.com, will take the mound this evening at Progressive Field to kick-off the final match-up of the 2016 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.
This record-breaking point redemption reflects the historic nature of this World Series and, as the official hotel and resort loyalty partner for Major League Baseball(r), SPG is proud to create this once-in-a-lifetime experience for Mr. Eleff.”
Dan is sitting on Millions of miles in different plans . He can afford it. I wouldn’t do it for me if I had the points but get it for my son .
If anyone can afford it, it is Dan. Still such a cool experience I would do it if it was one of my teams.