Generally, redeeming hotel points or airline miles for anything other than flights or miles is not a good use of them.
However, SPG Moments offers really, really cool experiences that are very difficult to get anywhere else, in exchange for Starpoints. You can throw out the first pitch at a ballgame, do a meet-n-greet with a celebrity or a sports star, or attend a concert right from the SPG Suite or with special backstage access.
It works a bit like Ebay, where you can either bid on a package until a certain date and then the highest bidder wins, or you can redeem points instantly for a package.
Right now, there’s a very special package available up on SPG Moments, where you and a companion can gain admission to a super-popular sold-out event called StarMegaDo.
Tickets for the event this year sold out in 13 minutes, and for good reason. They’re a ton of fun and very unique. You get whisked off on a whirlwind journey onboard on a charter aircraft with a bunch of other excited attendees for a trip unlike any other.
MegaDo events are always filled with surprises too, whether it be special dinners or behind-the-scenes access to flight operations, a sneak peek at new aircraft, jumping down an airplane slide or watching a safety briefing given by a guy wearing Lederhosen.
Over the years StarMegaDo events have also been attended by various members of the press, airlines and hotels and there’s a strong charity component too, so if you haven’t heard of a MegaDo before, take a quick look at what they are all about via video through the eyes of –
Here’s what you get with the SPG Moments package –
Here are some of the highlights about the event from MegaDo’s official website –
Since just about everything is taken care of for attendees, you simply have to show up and enjoy. One of the stops on the trip sounds especially enticing –
Arriving into Mykonos via charter aircraft, attending a private soiree and getting to watch the sun set over the water? Amazing.
If you agree it sounds pretty incredible or you tried to snag a seat on the MegaDo but missed out, here’s your chance!
Bidding just started today and the auction ends August 12, 2016 at 11am EDT. The starting bid was just 1,000 Starpoints, and is already up to 30,000. You can bid in increments of 500 Starpoints.
Even if you don’t think you’ll have the highest bid it is worth trying for, as sometimes you can be pleasantly surprised. If the dates don’t work for you, you can always go directly to the MegaDo website to get on the list for advance notice about future events.
Good luck to everyone, and I hope a Magic of Miles reader is lucky enough to snag this cool SPG Moments package.