Archive for June, 2012

Hot Summer Nights and Even Hotter Summer Deals

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Summer is the perfect time to dial up your social life and catch a show, go to a concert, grab a game or take the family to the circus. Today we just launched one of our biggest ticket promotions yet (actually we combined five promotions into one) …Summer Ticket Deals.

This three week seasonal promotion features hot events and offers from four fan-favorite promotions: 2 For 1 Tickets, Me+3 4-Packs, $40 Below Tickets (plus per order processing fee) and Tickets Under $25 (plus per order processing fee), and we are adding a new promotion, More Ticket Deals, featuring savings up to 50%. Fans can find all Summer Ticket Deal tickets at: www.ticketmaster.com/summerticketdeals.

The sale starts ...

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Are those real?

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Are you one of the lucky ones that have a dream ticket to the NBA Finals? Planning to see your favorite artist this summer?

We love live events at Ticketmaster and while all events are special, certain events are really special and having tickets can be life changing. We just want to help make sure it is the good kind of life changing.

High demand events like these have tremendous fan interest and sadly that also means tremendous scalper interest and some scalpers create fake tickets and sell them to unknowing fans. It is devastating to be turned away at the door because the tickets you purchased are counterfeit.

We put together some of our best tips to help you avoid being scammed.

Before we get started, it is important to point out that counterfeit tickets are like counterfeit money in that reproductions can be very, very good and it ...

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WHY WE ARE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST BOTS (AND YOU SHOULD TOO)

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You already know the drill: Concert tickets for a popular artist go on sale and, before you’ve had a chance to check your schedule, the event is sold out — or at least all the decent seats are gone.

Ever wonder why that’s the case?

Some scalpers use sophisticated computer programs called BOTS to snag all of the good seats as soon as the tickets hit the market. This makes it increasingly difficult for you to get the seats you want at face value.

We hate BOTS. They hammer our system and website, they substantially increase our technology costs, they anger our customers and they keep us from building a direct relationship with fans. Most importantly, the impact BOTS have on you, our fans, isn’t fair. We want them gone. This is why we have worked tirelessly for years with legislators, law enforcement, technology, and others to try to stop ...

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