Ever Used Ticketmaster? You Probably Have Free Tickets In Your Account
I never thought a lawsuit could make me so happy.
Ticketmaster's service and processing fees have been the bane of concert goers' existence for more than a decade. What was originally a $30 Def Leppard ticket is now $47 after processing and service fees, and you have absolutely no idea where that extra $17 went. It kinda feels like Ticketmaster is an extremely unnecessary middle man.
Thanks to a recent lawsuit, Ticketmaster will pay its users some serious reparations, and it just might make up for all those obnoxious mystery fees.
If you purchased event tickets through Ticketmaster between October 1999 and February 2013, you probably have free tickets waiting in your account.
A 2003 class action lawsuit against Ticketmaster claimed the company's exorbitant processing and service fees were "excessive and deceptive." Ticketmaster denied these claims.
Ticketmaster settled the suit in April, and they're going to pay big time for all the unnecessary fees.
According to CNN Money, Ticketmaster agreed to "issue $45 million worth of cash, discounts and tickets to customers covered by the class action lawsuit." Since there are 50 million people involved in the class action suit, there's a very good chance you've got some free stuff waiting for you in your Ticketmaster account—every eligible user should get at least two free general admission tickets. I can taste the victory.
Yeah, it's really happening.
Of course, there's a bit of a catch—but it's not too bad.
Ticketmaster is owned by parent company Live Nation Entertainment, and they get to decide which events you can use your free tickets for. So you *might* not be able to go to the Beyoncé tour for free, but you can *probably* still get some pretty sweet tickets. Live Nation should be releasing a list of eligible events soon.
In the meantime, check your account and weep sweet tears of joy and justice.