Getting the Good Deals

Getting the Good Deals

There are a number of ways to get good deals on tickets to Broadway shows. Here, we will walk you through some of the ways that have proven to be the most valuable to us in the past. Hopefully, you can learn a few things here and save some money while you have a great time taking in some of the biggest shows out there, like Wicked, Kinky Boots, Hamilton, or whatever else you want to go see.

First, you need to sign up with several different third party ticket sites. Not only should you sign up to gain access to buying tickets, but you also need to sign up for their newsletters and any alert services that the site offers, including anything extra that they might offer just through their app. This might seem like a pain, and it will inevitably increase the amount of spam that you get in your email inbox, but some spam is worth it if you can get access to exclusive deals and tickets. Some sites will even send codes for discounts once in a while.

Some sites offer coupons here and there. These can come from sites like SeatGeek themselves, or they might be offered from an affiliate or a feeder site. These can be valuable when buying tickets, but it’s worth it to know what you are signing up for when you use these. For example, some will have a minimum of needing to spend $300, or they might require you to buy a large number of tickets to an expensive event. There’s nothing wrong with using these, just be sure to read the fine print before you get too excited to make sure that you’re actually saving money. Some will be worthless to you, while others can help you save a ton of money.

One other money saving method that you should be on the lookout for involves using a number of different sites when shopping. If you want to go see a musical, but you want to get a deal, check out comparable tickets on several sites and buy from the cheapest one. Don’t forget to check out what their fees are before making your decision. E-tickets are usually the cheapest shipment method, but not always. Pay attention to these little things.

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Your timing can be helpful, too. Some people have actually taken the time to research this, and they’ve found that big events often have the lowest resale value for their tickets between two and six weeks after selling out. This will be extremely helpful for the big name shows like Hamilton where tickets sellout months before the actual performance. If you know you’re going to be in New York (or wherever else the show is playing on tour) a few months ahead of time, then you can start your search right away. The flipside of this is that if you wait until the last minute to buy tickets, you might actually be spending more, so do not use this method unless you need to. The more time you spend researching on your own, the more refined you can develop your buying strategy, if saving money here and there is really something that you’re passionate about.

As a final note, be sure to take advantage of any little offers that your sites offer, such as refer a friend or frequent buyer programs. These might only seem like little savings here and there, but even little savings will add up over the course of time. The effort that you spend to get started in these programs will decrease the longer you use these sites, too. In other words, the more often you buy tickets, the more you will get out of the ideas posted here.