Frequent readers know that we’ve reviewed Chase Experiences in the past. Chase Experiences tend to be regarded as the little brother to SPG’s ever-popular Moments program. While Chase sometimes offers up some duds, they often have a few intriguing offers. This morning I received an email announcing Chase VIP access to the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. As with all Chase Experiences, cardholders have the option to purchase tickets with points or cash.
Details: Chase at the Emmys
Chase gives it’s Sapphire Preferred and Reserve cardholders the option to acquire one of three different packages to Emmy weekend. The three options (shown below include Mezzanine seating, Performers Nominee Reception, and the Ultimate Weekend Experience.
Mezzanine Seating – Emmy Award Show September 17th
This package is fairly basic. Cardholders are able to purchase mezzanine tickets with parking for either 57,500 Ultimate Rewards points each, or $575 on their Chase card. Also relevant, ticket sales are not open to the public, so this is your only option to get in. Since Ultimate Rewards points are valued much higher than 1 cent each, I wouldn’t recommend using your hard earned points.
Performers Nominee Reception – September 15th
Chase describes this event as an “intimate gathering of television A-listers as they celebrate Emmy-nominated performers.” Each ticket holder will receive:
- Entry to the cocktail reception, including passed hors d’oeuvres and wine and spirits bars
- Celebration with performer nominees as they accept their Emmy Nomination certificates
- Buffet-style dinner followed by coffee and dessert
- Reserved seating at the event for cardholders and guests
- Complimentary valet parking
It’s important to note that this is a separate event from the award show itself.
Ultimate Weekend Experience
This one sold out as I was writing the article. Apparently Chase had a limited supply of this option…
I can’t put a price tag on this type of event. Furthermore, there’s no secondary market for tickets that I can find. It basically comes down to whether award shows are really your thing. Personally, I usually avoid them. My wife however, likes to tune in when they’re on. I’d imagine there are some people that really like this type of thing. In that case, I could see this being a cool offer. As always, YMMV.