What’s in a Presale Ticket? 10 Ways You Can Take Advantage

Ticketmaster Resale Codes

Ah, the age-old mystery of the presale ticket. Before an event goes on sale, ticket wizards pull Houdini-like stunts and grab tickets out of thin air before anyone else can blink—right? Well, not exactly. There’s more to a presale than that and it doesn’t require any magic to take advantage—you only need to know where to look…

Ticket Presales Defined

The presale period is when certain event tickets go on sale to a specified group of fans, usually as a reward for their membership or customer loyalty. In advance or during the presale timeframe*, these select fans are given a code which allows them to search for tickets to buy. Fans aren’t guaranteed a ticket during the presale, but they’re given the opportunity to browse ahead of other fans who don’t have the code.

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Sing, Laugh, Dance: Our Top 10 Family Event Picks for 2013


2013 was a big year for big and little audiences—that is, live entertainment for the whole family. Did you see any of these fam-tastic shows?

If so, we’d like to know—as would our other family-fun fans. Be sure to check your email after an event to review the shows you’ve attended. We’d love to share about your unforgettable experiences on our website.

Like this! Here are a few of our favorite family event reviews from the last year.

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Ticketmaster and NFL Guard Against Super Bowl Ticket Scams


Super Bowl XLVIII is right around the corner, and we want you to join us in New York and New Jersey to get in on the fun!

NFL Ticket Exchange is Ticketmaster’s official NFL resale marketplace, where 100% of all NFL tickets are verified by Ticketmaster. NFL Ticket Exchange will be providing fans with two locations in Manhattan where they can enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of Super Bowl tickets,* win instant prizes with a “Spin 2 Win” game, purchase Super Bowl XLVIII tickets, take and share souvenir Super Bowl XLVIII photos, and meet famed broadcaster Erin Andrews!
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From TV Screen to Mainstage Tours

TV Stars with Music Touring Careers

Miley Cyrus Tickets Selena Gomez Tickets Justin Timberlake Tickets Britney Spears Tickets Demi Lovato Tickets

 We all have our favorite childhood stars. Do you remember when young Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears shared the television screen in the 80′s as Mouseketeers doing variety skits for the Mickey Mouse Club? Maybe you recall  Selena Gomez  practicing her spells on Wizards of Waverly Place? And this wouldn’t be a complete blog post if we didn’t talk about Miley Cyrus as undercover pop star… Hannah Montana anyone? Yeah, that’s right. How about Demi Lovato as a girl just wanting to play music at Camp Rock? Are we bringing back memories for some of you? Now, let’s flash forward to today where Justin is busting the hottest moves across the main stage, Selena Gomez headlined her own tour, Miley is all the rage, Demi is mentoring up-and-coming artists on The X Factor, and Britney has a two-year residency in Las Vegas? These top talents all have one thing in common. Do you see the trend? Do you see it now? All of them began their careers as young Disney stars! Read the rest of this entry »

What to bring to your next tailgating event?

Let’s face it; half the fun of going to a football game is the pre-game tailgating with friends and family. There’s nothing better than bonding and barbecuing with other fans. And there’s nothing worse than a bad tailgating experience. That’s why we have put together this quick Tailgating Checklist for you. So next time you head to a football game, check our list and make sure you’ve got everything covered. Read the rest of this entry »

Live Entertainment Holiday Gift Ideas

Don’t know what to give your family for the holidays? Or maybe you’re tired of giving the same gift each year. Don’t worry-from Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball, to the Los Angeles Kings and Disney on Ice- we have you covered for all your live entertainment needs.

Not only do we have multiple events and shows to choose from across all genres, we make it easy to gift the tickets you just purchased with Ticketmaster ticket transfer. So embrace the holiday spirit and give them all an experience they will always remember. Read the rest of this entry »

Ticketmaster Holiday Tips – Holiday Gift Giving

Ticketmaster Ticket Transfer for Gifting

Looking for the perfect present for everyone on your list? Avoid the holiday shopping frenzy and wrap up the most thoughtful gifts yet: TICKETS to rock out with a favorite band, cheer on their top team or sing along to a sensational Broadway musical.

This year you can do all of your gift buying and delivery from the comfort of your home—even at the last minute.

Here’s how to hook up the perfect event for friends and family on your list, no matter where they are:

  1. Buy tickets as you normally would at Ticketmaster’s website
  2. Log into “My Account”
  3. Select the tickets you want to “gift” or transfer*
  4. Enter your personalized message, then click or tap the Transfer Tickets button and your gift is on its way!

Transferring tickets from your computer or mobile phone is a safe, convenient and quick way to “gift” tickets to your special someone this holiday season and all year round. Plus, you can transfer tickets up until the event free of charge, which means you’ll never scramble at the last minute again (and will gain a few fans yourself in the process).

Want to know more about transferring tickets? Dive into the nitty gritty here and start gifting!

*Most, but not all tickets are eligible for transfer. To learn more, please refer to the FAQ’s .

Cyber Monday Ticket Deals in Your City

Ticketmaster Cyber Monday Ticket Deals

It’s Cyber Monday and here at Ticketmaster we’re offering up holiday ticket deals in your city! Save up to 50% on live entertainment for everyone on your list this year! Whether you’re shopping for a music junkiesports fantheater buff, the kids or even yourself, don’t look any further. We have TONS of events, all at great prices including 2 For 1 TicketsMe+3 4-PacksTickets Under $40 and so much more.

Did we mention you can also enter for a chance to win The Ultimate Gift – TICKETS FOR A YEAR*?!  That’s right – a whopping $3,000 in Ticketmaster gift cards to share with your friends or keep for yourself.

Shop our Holiday Ticket Deals now! We have great prices and lots of great deals across all genres to keep everyone happy during the holiday season. Hurry though, even Santa can’t control how long these deals will last! And, while we still have your attention, don’t miss your opportunity to enter   The Ultimate Gift Sweepstakes – now through December 8 only.

Fan Tip: Looking for holiday deals in a different city than where you current reside? It’s easy! Enter the zip code and/or city and state into the upper right hand corner of our Holiday Ticket Deals webpage to browse all local events and offers!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Ticketmaster!

*Tickets For A Year = awarded as six $500.00 TM gift cards.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of U.S. or Canada (except Quebec), 13 years of age or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Ends 12 PM PT 12/8/13.  See Official Rules for details. SPONSOR: Ticketmaster LLC