The Citrus Bowl 2016: Points Make It Possible

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On Saturday, I published Do You Trust Condoleezza Rice? CFB Playoffs 2015. On Sunday, I learned that Michigan would be playing Florida in the Citrus Bowl. Today, I bought tickets to the game.

All of this is possible thanks to points which make it affordable to see and participate in sporting events throughout the world.

In 2011, I used my Delta Amex companion pass to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans for cheap. In 2013 Trey Burke led Michigan to the Final Four in Atlanta which was the first time the Wolverines had been there since the Fab Five era. Obviously, as a devout Michigan alum, I had to go to the game. Airline tickets were obscenely expensive. As a points pro, I found a great deal using Avios. This year, I’ve used points to go golfing in California and Phoenix and to get me to Athens for the marathon.

Cue Michigan football 2015. After a terrible game against Utah, the worst disaster in the modern age of sports against MSU, and what was a pathetic showing against the Buckeyes, the Wolverines are back in the Lloyd Carr bowl in Orlando, Florida. Once again, I have to go but the cost of air and hotel is quite steep given that it’s New Year’s. I quickly turned to trusty Southwest and booked a ticket for myself and Ms TPOL from LGA-MCO for 10,000 points using the companion pass. As far as hotel points options in Orlando go, the choices are infinite.

Points make pursuing your hobbies possible. Whether this is trying to visit stadiums throughout the world (a work in progress) or participating in a furry convention, points will get you there.

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Orlando is not New Orleans but it still will be fun.
Orlando is not New Orleans but it still will be fun.

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