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Fan-tastic NFL Experiences

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Last week, Marriott International announced the kickoff of their 2018 Courtyard Super Bowl Sleepover Contest. The contest gives one lucky fan the opportunity to wake up on the field of Super Bowl LII after spending the night in a field-level suite converted into a Courtyard guestroom. Contest winners will enjoy in-stadium experiences and exclusive events throughout the Super Bowl weekend, all leading up to the game itself.

Entering is simple — all fans have to do is post their most unique NFL fan photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #CourtyardSuperBowlContest. The deadline is November 3rd.

But this year, Marriott’s announced something new: If you’re in the Flatiron District of NYC on September 28th, you’ll be able to experience an Ultra High-Tech 4D Virtual Reality Dome Experience – and feel like you’re standing on the field at the Super Bowl stadium.

Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest offer experiences year-round

But Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card and Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express (both on our list of the best hotel cards for 2017) cardholders aren’t just limited to Super Bowl weekend for exclusive sports rewards. By visiting Marriott Rewards Moments or SPG® Moments, cardholders can use their points to bid on epic NFL experiences over the entire season.

Starwood Preferred Guest members can bid on seats to see the Minnesota Vikings play in the heart of London (bidding ends Oct. 10). Packers fans can use Marriott Rewards to bid on the ultimate Green Bay package, including on-field passes, a $100 Packers Team Shop gift card, and the chance to meet with an NFL legend (bidding ends Oct 17).

Using rewards to show team spirit

If you’re a Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card holder, you earn 5X points at participating properties, including Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® hotels. These are combined with unlimited 2X points on tickets directly from airlines, car rental agencies, and restaurants, as well as unlimited 1X points from all other purchases.

It’s easy for rewards to stack up, and if this is your first year of card ownership, spending $3,000 on purchases in your first three months earns cardholders an 75,000-point signup bonus.

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express cardholders earn 2X Starpoints® at participating SPG® and Marriott Rewards® hotels, as well as 1 Starpoint® with all other purchases. Spend $3,000 on purchases within your first three months of card ownership, and you’ll be able to earn 25,000 Starpoints®.

Both cards offer high rewards rates and signup bonuses that put a healthy chunk towards a bid for exclusive experiences. So, grab your jersey, and use rewards to fund an unforgettable game day.

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