When it comes to buying tickets online, it’s never a pleasant experience seeing ridiculous service fees added to already-expensive tickets. Thankfully in the case of one such vendor, Ticketmaster, a class action lawsuit sought damages for these fees and reached a settlement to the tune for $400 million last month. As a result of this suit, 50 million people who bought tickets from Ticketmaster between 1999 and February 27, 2013 are eligible for free ticket vouchers and service fee vouchers.
The law firm involved began emailing affected customers last month, but if you’re like me and no longer check your half dozen hotmail accounts you might’ve missed that notification. Instead, just head over to Ticketmaster and login to your old account(s) (I found that I had a couple accounts myself) and check “Active Vouchers” under “My Account.” I found I had 4 fee vouchers for $2.25 each and 4 free ticket vouchers, each good for a free pair of tickets.
Now this all sounds a bit too good to be true right? Here’s the catch: While the vouchers are good for 4 years, they don’t seem to be good for use on all concert/ticketed events. The link in Ticketmaster listing the eligible events is dead, but I managed to dig up one that has the same info on livenation. It doesn’t list any events yet, but it has an email signup to receive notifications when new events are posted that you can use your vouchers on (http://concerts.livenation.
com/microsite/settlement). Here’s hoping they throw some metal tours into that list!