I’m pretty sure that I’ve only used my miles one time for something other than a flight.
Almost 5 years back United had a great offer to purchase a Tumi suitcase at a big discount. I was in the market for a nice wheelie bag so I had to make a tough decision and parted with some miles. (I don’t recall exactly what the bag cost…)
I just came across an interesting use of United miles for those of you who are big football fans.
United is giving you the opportunity to purchase a ticket to the New York Giants Skills & Drills Event at the Quest Diagnostic Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The event takes place on October 2, 2017 from 6:00- 9:00 PM. The event is reasonably priced at 10,000 United miles per person. (Kids are welcome too.)
According to the offer page, you’ll get to “Measure up to the pros when you put your skills to the test at the New York Giants Skills & Drills experience. You’ll have the opportunity to train like a member of the New York Giants as you participate in practice activities such as the 40-yard dash, running back drills, and field goal kicks. You’ll also interact with Giants alumni, enjoy complimentary food and beverage and each guest will receive a New York Giants jersey and more.”
The event includes:
- Participate in skills & drills at the New York Giants’ Training Facility
- Appearances by Giants’ Alumni
- New York Giants jersey (one per ticket)
- Buffet dinner (alcohol is not permitted on training facility premises)
- Complimentary parking
All adults and children must have a ticket.
Do you think special events are a good way to spend airline miles? I think in some cases, it could. For a big football fan this New York Giants event sounds like an awesome experience. The downside is that its on a Monday night plus you have to get to New Jersey for it which can be a major pain.
Find out more and purchase ticket to the New York Giants Skills & Drills Experience here.