About a month ago, I received an email letting me know to expect a certain number of free tickets in my Ticketmaster account this weekend, depending on my purchase history with the company.
It is the result of a settlement from a class action lawsuit over the extra fees Ticketmaster tacked onto things.
Ticketmaster is offering three different forms of “restitution,” including free tickets.
Each Class Member who made a purchase transaction on www.ticketmaster.com between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013, should anticipate receiving, on or around June 18, 2016, at least one Ticket Code potentially redeemable for two tickets for concert events at Live Nation owned or operated venues, subject to availability and limitations (described generally below and in more detail in the Settlement Agreement and Release). Individual Class Members will receive one Ticket Code for each purchase transaction during the Class Period, up to a maximum of 17 Ticket Codes.
UPS Discount Codes
Each Class Member who made a purchase transaction on www.ticketmaster.com between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013, and arranged over the Ticketmaster.comwebsite to have their tickets shipped via UPS, should anticipate receiving at least one UPS Discount Code in his or her Ticketmaster.com account on or around June 18, 2016. Individual UPS Subclass Members will receive one UPS Discount Code for each purchase transaction involving UPS during the Class Period, up to a maximum of 17 UPS Discount Codes.
Each Class Member who made a purchase transaction on www.ticketmaster.com between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013 (the “Class Period”), should anticipate receiving at least one Discount Code in his or her Ticketmaster.com account on or around June 18, 2016. Individual Class Members will receive one Discount Code for each purchase transaction they made during the Class Period, up to a maximum of 17 Discount Codes. Each Discount Code is good towards a $2.25 credit on a future online ticket purchase of primary tickets (i.e. first sales of tickets and not resales on the secondary market) at www.ticketmaster.com. Please note the following regarding using any Discount Codes you are eligible to receive.
To find your voucher codes, login at https://www.ticketmaster.com/member/vouchers . It kept redirecting to my account when I went there, so either look for vouchers on the lefthand menu bar, or just go to the link again.
I logged into my account and had no tickets at all–bummer! But after searching my email I realized all my ticket purchases were either after 2013 or done in person. (How old fashioned!) I used to run to Tower Records to buy my tickets.
But I was the rare case. A lot of people on Twitter were tweeting about how many free tickets they received through this.
holy @@@!!! I have 26 free ticket vouchers on my Ticketmaster account! to see yours! thank you class action! lawsuit! (anyone else get some?
— Jane McGonigal (@avantgame) June 19, 2016
(Since each voucher is for two tickets, she received 13 vouchers for a total of 26 tickets).
the ticketmaster settlement thing netted me $27 in seat discounts and two free tickets to 12 shows. shoutout to class action lawsuits.
— your nice friend rl (@twolinepass) June 19, 2016
Check your Ticketmaster account NOW. I have 17 pairs of free tickets plus tons of discount codes! All those Jonas Brothers shows paid off.
— Cameron (@camc00p) June 19, 2016
As of me writing this, Ticketmaster hasn’t released the list of what events the vouchers are eligible for. Though there are rumors on Twitter that some people have been able to access event information, but I would take that with a grain of salt.