Looking for discounted tickets to see concerts, plays, comedy shows and sporting events? Luckily, there are ways you can get tickets without being forced to cough up an expensive surcharge—and sometimes even pay less than the original ticket price!
1. Get in on pre-sales! Pre-sales are tickets that go on sale prior to the official release date to certain people—and you can be one of them! All it takes is joining the fan club for the artist, entertainer or sports team you want to see since most offer pre-sales to their most loyal fans. Or if you have credit cards, check the website for your card companies since many offer pre-sale tickets to events as a perk of being a cardholder! Another option: Get free pre-sale alerts and passwords at TicketCrusader.com!
2. Create an account with Ticketmaster! Register to receive free notifications from Ticketmaster.com or download their app, and you’ll get info about upcoming shows, pre-sales and added performances so you can be first in line to snap up tickets. Bonus: Once you register, you won’t need to waste time inputting your login and payment information when buying tickets, helping you grab the seats you want before a reseller gets them!
3. Nab the best seats by going solo! If you’ve got your heart set on seeing your favorite artist or team from the best seat in the house or stadium, consider buying separate seats for you and the person you’re going with. Most venues end up with unsold seats in the best spots because they’re singles. You can usually purchase another single seat in the same row or area so no one misses out and you can still share the experience!
4. Visit the box office! Not only does buying tickets directly from the box office save you on service fees, many box offices hold aside reduced-price tickets for students, seniors, military or other groups. Tip: If you find out about a show or game you want to attend after all the tickets are long gone, head to the venue’s box office on the day of the event. Many offer a limited number of tickets for last-minute buyers—just be sure to arrive early since they get sold on a first-come first-serve basis!