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How to Redeem Your Starpoints for Exclusive MLB Access

June 02, 2017
4 min read
How to Redeem Your Starpoints for Exclusive MLB Access
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With baseball season in full swing, fans across the country are lining up to see their favorite teams in action. For most, a trip to the ballpark means nothing more than watching the game. But we have one opportunity in particular to call out — this summer you can use your Starpoints to transform your game day into an all-inclusive home run, complete with luxury seating, behind-the-scenes access and more.

SPG Moments continues its winning streak, lining up some pretty awesome event packages. TPG used his Starpoints to take his dad to a New York Knicks game in VIP style. Now, SPG's offering an all-star lineup of exclusive, sports-related Moments packages. Since a few might be a toss-up, we're highlighting some of the most compelling experiences SPG is auctioning off. If you're interested in bidding, don't delay — you could end up striking out! There aren't too many packages to go around, and if you don't bid early, you may lose your chance to get in on the action.

Shag fly balls at the Home Run Derby

Fans fight for a fly-ball at the Home Run Derby. Image courtesy of Jonathan Daniel via Getty Images.

What: Many fans love hunting for fly balls during pre-game batting practice. During this year's MLB All-Star Game, take that love a step further and shag them from the field during the Home Run Derby. Starwood has lined up a great package deal with this offer, including tickets to the All-Star Game and access to many of the festivities.

When: July 9-11, 2017

Where: Miami

Other Packages: Participate in the MLB All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game, Watch the T-Mobile Home Run Derby from the dugout, Participate in batting practice before the MLB All-Star Game

Cost: The current lowest bid is 6,000 Starpoints

Bidding ends: June 12, 2017

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Watch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field from SPG's Luxury Suite

Ernie Banks stands guard outside Wrigley Field. Image courtesy of Brad Mangin via Getty Images.

What: Wrigley Field has always been a must-see stop in the Windy City, but since the Chicago Cubs ended their century-long championship drought with last year's World Series win, the historic stadium's standing only grew. The next time you pass through Chicago, consider watching the Cubs play from SPG's luxury suite. You'll get premium seating, access to a fully stocked bar and an indoor area where you can go to escape the heat. Best of all, you'll get to eat as many Chicago-style hot dogs as you can stomach.

Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago

When: SPG Luxury Suite packages are still available for many home games this season.

Cost: Bidding starts at 15,000 Starpoints

Bidding Ends: Three days before the chosen game, generally.

Sit in on a Yankees vs. Rangers post-game press conference

Josh Hamilton answers questions at a February Rangers press conference. Image courtesy of Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram via Getty Images.

What: How's this for a double play? Find out what the manager was thinking after the final out with this one-of-a-kind pass to the post-game press conference at Globe Park. You'll get to watch as reporters analyze each big-moment play from the scene, and hear firsthand the inside scoop on the events of the day. This is every serious baseball fan's dream (or this intern's, at least). This SPG package deal also comes with two tickets to the game beforehand.

Where: Arlington, Texas

When: September 9, 2017

Cost: The current lowest bid is 5,500 Starpoints

Bidding ends: September 5, 2017

(And now for the pitch...) Remember that if you’re in need of some more Starpoints, you can hit it out of the park with the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, which is currently offering 75,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 in the first three months.

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Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
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  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
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Apply for American Express® Gold Card
at American Express's secure site
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Best for the well-traveled foodie
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
3XEarn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

    60,000 bonus points
  • Annual Fee

    $250
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees