Ticketmaster Vouchers: How to Redeem Them

So in case you haven't heard, Ticketmaster got sued class-action style over a little online nickel-and-diming. It maxes out at 17 codes, or $38.25 toward the purchase of another ticket.

While Erin was able to get tickets to two of the shows, she was unable to get tickets to any others, and many of her friends had the same experience.

Or you should. The catch is that these rewards are being doled out at a glacial pace (after all, this is a suit that took 10 years to settle and another five to implement). The suit affected the 59 million people who purchased tickets between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013. The concerts, which are at venues controlled by promoter Live Nation, include a wide range - Bob Dylan, Kenny Chesney, the Cure, Snoop Dogg, Alabama Shakes, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Barenaked Ladies, Brantley Gilbert, Passion Pit, Pitbull, Darius Rucker, Gwen Stefani, Soul Asylum, Slipknot, G-Eazy, Steely Dan, Weezer and L7.

The good news is Ticketmaster is distributing free vouchers for concerts.

Exhausted of paying for concert tickets? And that is where my troubles began. So if you were hoping to score a hot ticket to see Beyoncé, or Kanye West or Coldplay, you're likely out of luck.

Ticketmaster is giving away free concert tickets to music fans after settling a $400 million class action lawsuit for ripping off users - but not to any shows in Syracuse.

I mean, Dolly Parton, sure.

And then there's the list itself, which is fairly underwhelming. Problem is, the freebies aren't available for all - or even most - shows, and are only valid at a handful of venues.

But let's say that you still decide to go to one of these concerts.

"The odds are a lot of people will never get the chance to redeem their free-ticket vouchers", The New York Times lamented. And of the vouchers offered, many users have reported receiving error messages while trying to claiming them. Customers included in the settlement should receive discount codes in addition to free ticket codes.

Now there are eight upcoming voucher-applicable Nashville concerts.

Q: How many people am I competing against?

The vouchers and coupon codes were sent to eligible customers last week as part of a settlement from the company in connection to overcharges for things such as shipping and handling.

To add insult to injury, when I checked the site the next day, Ticketmaster seemed to have completely redesigned the entire process.

The good news is that the money's supposed to be there.

  • Neal Todd