The Magic of New Orleans: SPGAmex 35K Starpoint Challenge

 

NOLADo you want to travel more and get paid in points towards more trips?

You do not need magic to make this dream come true just sign up for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. Until March 30, 2016, SPG Amex is offering a sign-up bonus of 35,000 Starpoints after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first three months. I love my  card and all of the benefits available. 

LE MeridienCard Members are treated like royalty at Starwood Properties and I was challenged to use 35,000 Starpoints to book two nights at Le Meridien in New Orleans. My college roommate and I enjoyed incredible assistance from the entire concierge team who helped us select meals at Herbsaint, Luke and La Petite Grocery. Each restaurant was unique, fantastic and run by a James Beard Foundation winner or Top Chef! I also earned Starpoints towards my next adventure by paying with my SPG Amex card. 

riverwalkOur breakfast at LMNO at Le Meridien, drinks at Longitude 90 at Le Meridien with one of the best burgers ever, and buffet breakfast at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place were delicious, nutritious and earned me double points because I used my SPG Amex to  pay at Starwood Properties! With SPG Amex, you can earn points  quickly and turn them into complimentary nights on your next vacation. You can use your Starpoints at over 1,100 Starwood properties and towards flights on 30 frequent flyer programs, all with no blackout dates.

garden district nolaWondering if this is too good to be true? 35,000 Starpoints can bring you: two complimentary nights at a Category 5 hotel, from domestic properties, like The Westin Austin Downtown and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Hawaii, to international ones, like The Westin Palace in Madrid to The St. Regis Beijing.

Did you sign up yet? Do not miss out on this limited time offer, take advantage and make your travel dreams into a reality. 

SPGAmex Card ArtMy trip to New Orleans with Starpoints was incredible. It was easy to walk to see the floats at Mardi Gras World from my centrally located hotel. The St. Joseph’s Italian day parade was amazing to see and close to where we were staying. Literally around the corner from my hotel, a butterfly landed on my hand at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. I was able to check on times and locations easily with complimentary in-room premium Internet.

I am already selecting where I will use my Starpoints next! How would you use 35K Starpoints to plan a vacation?

Editor’s Note: While I received 35,000 Starpoints from American Express to talk about the incredible limited time offer for Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, all opinions expressed are my own.

Read more of Lisa’s New Orleans Adventures:

Part One What to Do, Part Two Where to Stay and Part Three What to Eat.

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Lisa Niver loved New Orleans! Photo by Amy Martin from Flytographer

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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