Nov 2, 2016

How to Get Cheap Rates and Discounts on Event Tickets

Written by : Martha Collins| 0 | Entertainment, Tickets

Christmas is just around the corner, and if like most people this time of year you are hoping to spend some more time with your family and friends, you might want to consider looking into events such as concerts, comedy nights, and even sports games near you to arrange a fun evening, day or even a weekend with those nearest to you. But, tickets to the most popular events this time of year don’t often come cheap, leaving many people wondering whether it’s worth parting with their money before looking around for a better deal. Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do in order to drive down the cost of tickets to your favorite upcoming events. Read on to find out more!

Avoid the Box Office

Although purchasing tickets from the box office is a sure-fire way to make sure that your purchase is genuine, there’s the added downfall of paying full price. Many people believe that in order to make sure that they don’t get scammed they must purchase from the official box office, but this isn’t always the case with many third-party ticket sellers such as offering authenticity guarantees and promising their customers a refund if anything isn’t right when it comes to their ticket. These sites can be a great alternative to the box office, especially if you manage to stumble across somebody who’s desperate to get rid of their ticket and is selling it off at an awesome price.


If you’re buying tickets for events such as sports games, waiting a while before you book can be a good way of saving some money. Although it may be a bit of a risky move as there’s always the chance that the tickets could sell out before you’ve managed to secure one for yourself, waiting until the demand for tickets dies down a little bit could be an awesome way of bagging a discounted rate. When tickets to events are first released, they tend to be priced at the highest rate as high demand means that people are going to pay it anyway. But, as more people get their tickets and the demand goes down, you may well see the price also drop as the box office tries to fill the seats.

Get a Season Pass

Depending on the type of events that you’re hoping to attend and the number of events that you’re planning to go to over the course of a year, a season ticket can be an awesome way of saving money and also relaxing a little as you’ll no longer need to worry about the prospect of missing out on attending. Season passes are very popular with sports fans, although various venues may also offer subscription programs and passes for concerts, comedy, and other types of events that you may be interested in attending. Often, purchasing a season pass can be around 10-35% cheaper than buying individual tickets; however, it’s good to bear in mind that this is only a cost-effective option if you’ve got a lot of events lined up to go to.

Mailing Lists

Nobody enjoys getting spam mail in their email inbox, but sometimes, signing up to a mailing list from a venue, ticket selling site or even an individual artist or sports team can be an effective method of accessing cheap deals and enjoying discounted ticket rates. Signing up for regular emails providing you with information, news and more about a venue, box office, artist or team can not only help you to keep up to date with the events that you follow, but it can also be one of the best ways to get access to exclusive ticket deals and offers on a variety of different events.

Shop Around

When buying tickets, it’s good to do a bit of research and shop around in order to ensure that you are getting the best price. Shopping around for tickets not only means taking a look at sites such as those mentioned above, but you could also peruse selling sites such as Gumtree, eBay, or even social media selling groups on sites such as Facebook, where many people try to get some money for their unwanted event tickets. However, bear in mind that when shopping around on sites such as these, it’s very important to be vigilant and keep your eye out for any potential scams or fake tickets.

In the run up to Christmas, many people are planning to attend various events with their friends and family. Use these tips to make sure that you don’t pay any more than you need to!


Martha Collins

Editor in Chief at Internet Billboards
13 years designer for Healthy Directions, LLC; previous positions included technical editing and designing for non-profits and the military.
Current cats: 2 Siamese and one orange tabby
Grew up on a Pennsylvania farm.
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