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How to Dominate Ticketmaster - Tips and Tricks for Buying Tickets 🎟

Written By: Gracie Magguilli

Last week, Taylor Swift announced her Eras Tour and the Ticketmaster verified fan presale begins on November 15th! The ticket demand is so high that Taylor has already added eight more shows! While this is what every Swiftie (us included!) has been waiting for, we know that getting tickets to see your fav can cause insane levels of stress. We’re all gearing up for the chaos that will be trying to buy tickets, which you might have already experienced if you scored tickets for Harry Styles or any other major artist, and we are here to help set you up for success with our tips and tricks for buying concert tickets. 🌟

#1 Get On The Verified Fan Presale List

Artists often have pre-sales where fans can buy tickets with a special code before they are available to the general public. To avoid bots buying up all the tickets, the process for getting on the pre-sale list is signing in with your Ticketmaster account and then registering for which shows you want presale for. Verified fan presale works like a lottery system and if you get chosen for pre-sale, you'll get an email a few days before saying whether or not you've been selected. If you got picked, great! If not, you’re on the waitlist and you’ll probably have to wait for the general public sale. However, keep an eye on your email because Ticketmaster often takes fans off of the waitlist. Don’t get discouraged if you have to wait until the general public sale, there's still a chance you will get tickets! Also, do not buy presale codes from anyone, if it's not from the artist, the venue, or Ticketmaster themselves it's probably not super trustworthy and you're better off just waiting until the tickets go on sale for everyone! 💕

#2 Have Your Account Information Saved

Before tickets go on sale, be sure that you are registered with an account. Don't want to waste precious seconds filling out your email and verifying it while all the good seats are getting taken! Make sure you have a card saved as well so you don't have to waste time entering your card details when you get to check out. This can save you from the “another fan beat you to these tickets” popup! 🖥

#3 Watch The Time

Be sure to set an alarm for at least 10 minutes before tickets go on sale so you can be ready to grab your tickets. We recommend sitting on the ticket screen for about 5 minutes and then refreshing at about 5 minutes til the sale starts. This is generally when Ticketmaster opens up the queue and the faster you refresh, the closer to the front you’ll be. Also, be sure that you know what time zone the tickets go on sale in. If you're trying to get tickets to a show in New York and you're currently in LA, you don't want to get in the queue too late! ⏰