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If your two loves are Starwood Preferred Guest and Major League Baseball, this is a week for the record books. SPG announced that it’s partnering with MLB to bring America’s pastime to Sheraton guests and SPG members, offering yet another opportunity for fans to redeem points to get their baseball fix.
Beginning with the 2016 season, Starwood will provide access to MLB Network as a television channel at its Sheraton properties, in addition to MLB.TV for online streaming and opportunities to book baseball-related trips and events.
The partnership also includes new SPG Moments, such as tickets to this year’s World Series. Of course, the teams and cities have yet to be determined, but tickets are already available, so if you’re interested in attending, you should place a bid now. Bidding started at 5,000 Starpoints for two tickets — the first auction ends tomorrow.
If you’re looking to boost your SPG account, you can earn a sign-up bonus of 25,000 Starpoints when you spend $3,000 in the first three months with the Starwood Preferred Guest Amex. Of course you won’t be able to earn the bonus fast enough to win tickets to this year’s World Series, but SPG Moments has plenty of other tempting opportunities for sports fans and SPG members alike.
There’s no telling how much longer these cards will be around and available for new applications because of the Marriott takeover, so now might just be the perfect time to apply. Apart from hotel redemptions, you can transfer Starpoints to over 30 airline partners, and now also transfer points from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, opening up even more redemption options.
- Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
- Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent on the Card at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
- No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
- Receive free in-room, premium internet access. Booking requirements apply.
- Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
- $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
- Terms and Conditions apply.
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