Always wanted to go to Aspen FOOD & WINE Festival, however found it too pricy or difficult to get tickets. Well here's your chance to go NOW using just points. Right now SPG Moment's is offering a last minute package to go to what many consider the best annual food event of the year. If you have the points to muster you can get 3-day Thursday through Sunday trip (assuming you can find a way to get there too) with tickets to the festival and a 3 night stay in the luxurious St Regis Aspen Resort.
You must be an SPG cardholder and if so right now it's a great value at 50,000 SPG points as we estimate the total value over $9,000. Here's a break down of everything included:
Food and Wine Festival Tickets ($1,550 x 2)
The cheapest tickets (when available) start at $1550
3 Nights at the St. Regis ($5,812)
As one of Aspen's busiest weekends of the year rates at the St. Regis are running over $1700 a night
Private Magic Show & After-Party in Aspen ($35+ x 2)
While the tickets for the magic show are only $35.00, which seems like a complete bargain for this weekend, there is also added value in the after-party bringing our total valuation to over $9,000 for the whole package.
How much to bid?
If you have an open weekend, some Starwood points to burn, and an easy way to get to Aspen on last minutes notice we definitely recommend bidding for this moment. How much though is the question? We believe that currently at 50,000 it's a complete steal as three nights at the St. Regis alone runs 90,000 total points. We think the max it should go for is around 200,000. While that may seem like a significant amount of points, the winner will still be getting 4.5¢ on the point which is a great value. Plus it's the opportunity for an experience of the lifetime.
Relax poolside at the St. Regis when not at the Festival (St. Regis Aspen)