Pages Menu
TwitterRssFacebook
Categories Menu

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party, Credit Cards | 0 comments

SPG Moments Review: New York Knicks Versus Oklahoma City Thunder

A couple months ago, I posted about how you can get free New York Knicks courtside seats by redeeming Starwood points via SPG Moments. What’s more interesting was that you could redeem multiple packages making it a fantastic bachelor party idea on the cheap. Well, my wife and I just went to the New York Knicks versus Oklahoma City Thunder game on Christmas Day so I wanted to post a review for those who were planning to redeem for other SPG Moments New York Knicks packages.

 

SPG Moments – Knicks Versus Thunder

I’m a big basketball fan so it was a great deal for me to redeem 35,000 Starwood points for the SPG Moments Knicks versus Thunder game on Christmas Day. It was definitely the best seats I ever had to a NBA game, and retail price would’ve been off the charts I’m sure. Unfortunately, Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks’ best player, was out with an injury, and the Knicks are just terrible right now. I think this Yahoo Sports article sums it up nicely. Good thing I’m not a New York Knicks fan so it was at least fun to join the chorus of boos when J.R. Smith left the game on 8 of 22 shooting.

 

Suite tickets with front row seats

Suite tickets with front row seats

Event level suite 6

Event level suite 6

The Starwood suite and lounge was cozy

The Starwood suite and lounge was cozy

The suite had its own bathroom, which is a big advantage, because the public bathroom lines can get really long during halftime etc.

The suite had its own bathroom, which is a big advantage, because the public bathroom lines can get really long during halftime etc.

They had a lunch spread, which was good but nothing amazing

They had a lunch spread, which was good but nothing amazing

It consisted of various sandwiches, wraps, and dessert

It consisted of various sandwiches, wraps, and dessert

The suite did have an open bar, and an attendant who would take your drinks order at your seat and bring it out to you

The suite did have an open bar and during the game, an attendant would take your drinks order at your seat and bring it out to you

Upon exiting the suite, you just go through this short hallway to your seats, which are close by

Upon exiting the suite, you just go through this short hallway to your seats, which are close by

These seats are definitely the best seats I ever had to a NBA game

These seats are definitely the best seats I ever had to a NBA game

The seats aren't on the court, but they are practically courtside.

The seats aren’t on the court, but they are practically courtside and dead center

We were in the first row of our section, and here's an angled shot so you get a sense of how close we were to the court

We were in the first row of our section, and here’s an angled shot so you can get a sense of how close we were to the court

View from a different angle

View from a different angle

I was pretty excited at tipoff

I was pretty excited at tipoff

But the Knicks were horrendous, and the game turned out to be the biggest Christmas Day loss in NBA history

But the Knicks were horrendous, and the game turned out to be the biggest Christmas Day loss in NBA history

It was my first time in Madison Square Garden since the renovation, and it definitely does look nicer

It was my first time in Madison Square Garden since the renovation, and MSG does look nicer now

One of Kevin Durant's many 3 pointers that game

One of Kevin Durant’s many 3 pointers that went in. Just look how wide open he is!

 

The Main Point

SPG Moments just started releasing packages for the 2014 Madison Square Garden events so it’s not too late to plan an amazing bachelor party at MSG. Some of the popular New York Knicks games include the 2/28/14 game against the Golden State Warriors and the 3/19/14 games against the Indiana Pacers, which are the best team in the NBA right now. You’ll want to hurry before the packages are sold out.

As mentioned in my original post about SPG Moments, packages cost either 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

 

«

»

Leave a Comment