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Get in on this year’s US Open action with some amazing opportunities through Starwood Preferred Guest’s moments packages. The points platform has a wealth of options that’ll make any tennis buff absolutely swoon, including court-side suites, luxury lounge access and more. Bidding on these packages began today (July 11), and already the asks are skyrocketing, so if you have any SPG Starwood points to spare place your bets soon.

Breakfast With Champions

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Breakfast is an important part of every winner’s day. Photo: INGAx666 via Flickr.

What: Start your US Open experience off right with a gourmet breakfast at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where you and a guest will have the opportunity to chow down next to some of tennis’ biggest stars. But this package doesn’t end when the pancakes are gone — you’ll get court-side seats to a day session for the Men’s and Women’s First-Round of matches.

When: August 29

Where: Flushing, NY

Cost: Current low bid is 25,500 Starpoints

Bidding ends: August 8

Be a US Open VIP

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You might run into someone famous by the court. Photo: Jean Catuffe via Getty Images

What: Get absolutely served at this year’s open as you and one friend enjoy a day of tennis like no other. Staying at the The Westin New York in Times Square, you’ll be chauffeured to the stadium in a USTA car, tour the complex and then splurge with a $200 dinner credit at the Aces restaurant. Not to mention the court-side seats, too.

When: September 2-3

Where: Flushing, NY

Cost: Current high bid is 50,000 Starpoints

Bidding ends: August 9

Play With the Pros

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You better up your game for this match. Photo: Sonia Moskowitz via Getty Images

What: Why only watch the stars play when you could join them on the court? With this deal you’ll be get to do just that as you pair up with a pro to play in a USTA Foundation Pro-Am doubles match. Win or lose, you and a friend will have Suite access to see the professionals battle it out.

When: September 8

Where: Flushing, NY

Cost: Current high bid is 93,500 Starpoints and climbing fast

Bidding ends: August 8

Get Luxury Suite Access

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The SPG suite will keep you and your 9 guests happy. Photo courtesy of SPG

What: Get access to the SPG Luxury Suite where you and nine guests will enjoy complimentary food and beverages as you watch the pros vie for the US Open title during a day session. It’s an experience you’re sure to love.

When: August 31

Where: Flushing, NY

Cost: Current high bid at 5,500 Starpoints

Bidding ends: August 8

Similar Packages: Lounge Access (Tier 2 seating), Lounge Access (Tier 1 seating)

Attend a Post-Match News Conference

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Who knows what star you’ll see at the news conference. Photo: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

What: Get inside your favorite players’ heads as they discuss their match’s pivotal moments in a post-match press conference at Arthur Ashe stadium. You and one guest will also have access to Tier 1 seating in the SPG Luxury Suite with food and drink on the house.

When: September 1

Where: Flushing, NY

Cost: Current bidding at 7,500 Starpoints

Bidding ends: August 8

Remember that if you’re in need of some more Starpoints, you can sign up for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, which is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 25,000 after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first three months.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
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