Someplace that is on my bucket list (as well as many other people’s) is the White Continent – Antarctica. Since I was a kid, I have loved how it looks and then when I found out that races are held there, it made me want to go even more. Someday, it would be a blast to run the 100Km race deep inside the continent!
But, if this is someplace you have wanted to go as well, you know that it is very expensive to go there and points will not help you. Sure, you can use regular bank points to pay yourself back or take a statement credit for the purchase, but you are not getting the best value on travel points. Well, now you can use points to travel to Antarctica – but it will take a lot of them!
Use Points to Travel to Antarctica!
The points you will need to travel to Antarctica are SPG Starpoints – and it will require a lot of them! Still, if you have them and this is something you want, you could still get a very good value out of your points. Part of that value is that this is something you cannot do otherwise unless you pay cash! 🙂
“Journey to Antarctica” Expedition with SPG Starpoints
It is an SPG Moments Auction and it does not end until next month. It sounds like a fantastic trip and one that is coming up pretty quick (November). Here are the details of this opportunity to use points to travel to Antarctica:
- Access for two (2) to a 14-day Antarctica adventure, “Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent,” with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic departing on 6 November and returning on 19 November 2016
- Departs from Santiago, Chile
- Link for more information on the trip
The bidding information for this auction is:
- Bidding ends 11 Oct 2016 – 11:00 AM EDT
- Starting Bid: 25,000 Starpoints
- Bid Increment: 500 Starpoints
- Current High Bid: 215,500 Starpoints
- Auction Link
Yes, you saw it right – bidding is currently over 200,000 Starpoints for this package. But, considering that this package costs at a minimum of $26,000 for two people, it is a fantastic redemption at the current price. If the package goes up to 500,000 Starpoints, this is still getting a minimum of 5.2 cents per point which is still excellent. BUT, you need to have 500,000 Starpoints! That is a lot of credit card bonuses, especially when you can only get one sign-up bonus per card per lifetime now! 🙂
Still, this is a fantastic auction and I know that there are readers that have well over 500,000 Starpoints available. The question is if you want to use them for this once-in-a-lifetime trip! If I had them, I would definitely be tempted with this opportunity to use points to travel to Antarctica.