Anyone else making up for lost time and basically going to any and every event scheduled this year? Same. Like everything in life right now, tickets are expensive – but I’ve had a great experience with Vivid Seats. Here’s my experience and some great ways to save!
My Personal Experience
You know what sucked? The pandemic. You know what sucked even more? Lockdown. We all had a ton of making up to go when it comes to events – like concerts, games, theater, you name it. Now I want to give full disclosure. When it comes to ticket sales, I’ve had a ton of luck with Stub Hub. I used to use Ticket Master, but have had less luck with them lately. My latest obsession is Vivid Seats. I got my last 3 tickets from them, paid a normal price (or at least what seemed normal) and even saved a couple hundred dollars overall.
There are clearly a ton of ticket brokers out there and unless you’re a pro (which I am not) it can be scary to buy online. Personally, I’ve stayed away from sites like Craigslist and eBay (for obvious reasons). But I decided to check out VividSeats, especially as they were named as one of the best ticket sites for sold out shows. Adele, anyone?
What’s great about them, in my opinion, is the trust level. You know you’re not getting screwed over and you’re not hit with as many “after cart” fees as some other sites. You know how some sites sell tickets for, like, $100 and then when you are about to check out you basically pay another $100 in fees? Vivid hasn’t been like that for me. And they really have last minute tickets for hard to get events like:
- Concerts: Adele (in Vegas), Billie Eilish, Elton John, etc.
- Sports: MLB playoffs, the Super Bowl, World Series, Spring Training, etc
- Theater: Hamilton, Hadestown, Mean Girls, etc
How I Saved
Everyone always wants to know about things like promo codes and coupons when it comes to taking some money off the final price of their tickets. I spent a while looking around to find some discounts online, but with Vivid Seats they really on have active coupons directly on their site. So, please, stop wasting your time looking for them everywhere else.
When I bought some tickets for Hadestown (the NYC show) I was able to get $50 off my ticket. They actually have an offer where you can take up to $100 off depending on what you’re purchasing. They leave the code right on their site, which you can find here.
I also discovered they have a great rewards program which, once you sign up, you get a “stamp” for every ticket you purchase. After 10 stamps you get rewards you can use on your next purchase, which can mean free tickets. Check that out here!
Below I tossed together some important areas of their site you should know about and, if you’re looking for Adele tickets, be sure to snag those while they’re still available. Hope this help you out!