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Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party, Credit Cards | 0 comments

Free Bachelor Party Idea: New York Knicks Courtside Seats and Luxury Suite Via Starwood Moments

I’m not joking. You can currently pay $0 and get free New York Knicks courtside seats and access to a luxury suite, which would be the ultimate bachelor party for a NBA fan. And these are not courtside seats for just games against the bottom tier NBA teams; these are games against all teams including the Miami Heat, the L.A. Lakers, etc. All you have to do is open the right credit cards.

 

Starwood Moments offering exclusive packages at Madison Square Garden

Starwood Moments offering exclusive packages at Madison Square Garden

 

Starwood Moments

You may have heard of Starwood points, and I’ve briefly mentioned Starwood points when I discussed the American Express Starwood and American Express Starwood Business credit cards. Most people know Starwood points are great for redeeming free hotel nights at Starwood hotels around the world. What they may not be aware of, however, is the ability to use Starwood points for special events via Starwood Moments.

Starwood Moments offers access to VIP experiences, such as concerts and sports events, that are not accessible to the general public. These events are exclusive to Starwood Preferred Guest members and can only be redeemed via Starwood points. Some events are offered via an auction where you use your Starwood points to bid while other events are offered for a fixed number of Starwood points. Recent special packages offered have included courtside seats and luxury suite access to the U.S. Open.

 

New York Knicks Courtside Seats and Luxury Suite

Well right now, Starwood Moments is offering some awesome packages to all 41 New York Knicks games this season at Madison Square Garden. Each package includes two courtside tickets, access to the SPG luxury suite, and complimentary food and drinks. Depending on the game, the cost is either 35,000 Starwood points or 45,000 Starwood points. I consider that cost a pretty good deal considering New York Knicks courtside seats alone go for thousands of dollars on Stubhub.

Six packages are available for each game, but some popular games have already sold out. Nevertheless, a lot of popular games still have packages available including the 11/14 game against the Houston Rockets, the 1/9 game against the Miami Heat, etc. Go to the Starwood Moments MSG site for a full list of all the games.

 

Watch Jeremy Lin, James Harden, and Dwight Howard courtside for just 35,000 Starwood points!

Watch Jeremy Lin, James Harden, and Dwight Howard courtside for just 35,000 Starwood points!

Watch Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh for just 45,000 Starwood points!

Watch Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh for just 45,000 Starwood points!

 

The Starwood Moments website won’t tell you where the seats are until you’ve redeemed your Starwood points for a package but after I recently redeemed my Starwood points for one of the packages, I found out that the seats are in Event Level Suite 6. It’s a bit hard to tell from the picture below, but those seats are basically courtside center court! And don’t forget you have unlimited complimentary food and drinks.

Secret tip:  you can play around with this URL (https://www.spgpromos.com/madisonsquaregarden/event/itinerary?eventid=137) and change the last three numbers to find the details for the event you are interested in attending.

 

Starwood Moments New York Knicks courtside seats are basically center court in suite 6!

Starwood Moments New York Knicks courtside seats are basically center court in suite 6!

 

Since each package is 35,000 Starwood points or 45,000 Starwood points but includes two tickets, that’s only 17,500 Starwood points or 22,500 Starwood points a person! It’s also very easy to obtain free Starwood points. All you have to do is open the American Express Starwood credit card and the American Express Starwood Business credit card, and those two credit cards combined will give you 60,000 Starwood points after you’ve met the minimum spending requirement. 60,000 Starwood points is more than enough for even the 45,000 points packages, and it’s very easy to meet minimum spending requirements with Amazon Payments.

 

To apply for the credit cards discussed and other credit cards, please see my credit card bonuses page

To apply for the credit cards discussed in this post and other credit cards, please see my credit card bonuses page

 

The Main Point

Normally, New York Knicks courtside seats and access to a luxury suite would cost thousands of dollars, but you can plan an entire bachelor party to go see the Knicks play some of the hottest NBA teams for free. Simply have multiple members of the bachelor party planning committee open the American Express Starwood credit card and the American Express Starwood Business credit card to obtain the necessary Starwood points.

Then go to the Starwood Moments website and redeem the points for the date/game you want to have the bachelor party. Remember that each package comes with two tickets so if you have a six-person bachelor party, you’ll need just three packages, etc. I’d hurry, because some of these packages are fantastic deals and may sell out faster than you think.

 

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