12. May 2017 Saving Money 6
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Since summer is right around the corner and summer concert series are just kicking off,  I thought I would share some tips on saving money at concerts.

Saving Money On Tickets

Having worked at several box offices in the past.  I can tell you that there are a few ways to save money on concert tickets.

  1. Buy Directly from the Box Office!

    Buying your tickets from the box office cuts out the additional fees that you would pay if you purchase your tickets online.  You can sometimes save up to $20 per ticket buy purchasing them at the box office and cutting out the extra fees.

  2. Check Groupon.

    If a concert isn’t selling as well sometimes venues will place tickets on sale on Groupon at a discounted rate. Groupon also runs offers that if you spend so much money you get some money off.  So make sure to double up on your savings and check your Groupon notification for special offers.

  3. Call into Radio Stations.

    Radio Stations want you to listen to their station and bands want to promote their concerts.  So they usually partner up and distribute free tickets.

Saving Money at Concerts

While at concerts you can spend a lot on food and drinks. So below are ways to save money while you are at the concert.

  1. Check the venues policy for bring in outside drinks.

    The amphitheater I worked at allowed concert goers to bring in one sealed water bottle per person.

  2. Ask about Specials.

    Most venues offer daily specials on beer, food, or soda.  We all know beer at concerts can cost you a lot of money.  I have seen some places offer $9 beers and then run a special for a particular band at $4.50.

  3. Bring your own chair.

    If you are going to a amphitheater or outdoor concert with GA lawn seating then bring your own chair.  I have see venues charge up to $15 per lawn chair rental. So to save money check on the venues website to make sure you can bring your own chair and the height restrictions.  Some venues only let you bring beach chairs.

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  • 1
    ShootingStarsMag on May 13, 2017 Reply

    I really do need to try buying from the box office more if I can – those crazy fees online are too much!


  • 2
    Andrea on May 22, 2017 Reply

    Well back in my era – I used to win concert tix from the radio – try doing that also!

  • 3
    Chelsie Carr on May 22, 2017 Reply

    My husband and I have dubbed this “The Year of the Concert” and will have seen 5 different concerts by the end of the year (at least.) We’re going to our first amphitheater one in September to see 30 Seconds to Mars and Muse, so I’ll be sure to bring my own chair!

  • 4

    Great ideas! My husband really likes attending concerts often, and the cost can add up!

  • 5
    Kate on May 25, 2017 Reply

    The online fees are ridiculous! To save money I try to go with a group and get lawn seats – sites like Ticketmaster often allow you to get $10 off per ticket if you buy 4.

  • 6
    Brittany on May 25, 2017 Reply

    I’ve always wondered if buying directly from the venue would save money. Thanks for sharing this!!

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