Updated: Jul 11
This week’s topic centers on saving money on tickets for sporting events, concerts, plays and general entertainment especially as the most of the population is getting vaccinated.
It is not a secret that you can purchase tickets to your favorite event online or through an app; however, there are many ways that you can save money if you take the right approach.
Your goal is to avoid or reduce many of the common fees and charges.
For example, you can pay services or convenience fees, processing fees, delivery fees, facility charges and of course taxes where applicable.
There’s nothing like seeing a $50 ticket price turn into $68 when you whip out the credit card.
So here’s what can you do:
Depending on the event, choosing a Wednesday over a Saturday can reduce cost as this is not the prime day for most people.
If you live close to the venue you can buy tickets directly to save on convenience fees.
Another is to be a procrastinator meaning, the longer that you wait to buy a ticket, sellers are more apt to lower the price.
So this leads into the day of an event where apps and websites can be your friend. Places such as StubHub, TickPick, SeatGeek and Gametime may offer prices lower than the advertised cost when the demand is low.
Many times we feel spontaneous to see a concert or a baseball game a few hours before they start and we open up our favorite app and we watch the ticket prices fall on our way to the venue.
Plus, if your local team is not competitive you can snatch them up for a good price.
So to sum things up, if you don’t feel the need to get tickets for your favorite events as soon as they hit the market, procrastination may be your best friend.