There was a news story floating around today about Ticketmaster…something about free tickets or free vouchers or something. I don’t know about you, but whenever I see the word “free” anything on social media sites, I automatically assume it’s spam.
But then one of my Facebook friends said that she has a bunch of vouchers in her account for free tickets! And yes, I’m aware I’m starting to sound super spammy myself just by saying it. So out of sheer curiosity, I checked my Ticketmaster account, and sure enough, I’ve got a list of vouchers in my account myself!
Go ahead, take a look, and click the “Active Vouchers” tab under your account settings. Any luck?
Apparently Ticketmaster is issuing millions of users free vouchers as part of a class-action settlement after five plaintiffs filed suit alleging “excessive and deceptive” ticket fees and other charges, according to ABC News.
In other words, it was completely unnecessary to tack on an extra 20 bucks for that “convenience fee.” And some other kind of fee that they were charging for some reason.
So have you purchased a ticket through Ticketmaster between October 21st, 1999, and February 27th, 2013, you might wanna check your account, because you could have some freebies in there. Ticketmaster sent out vouchers and discounts to more than 50 million customers.
ABC News has more of the story here.