Using promotional codes and buying from discount online sellers are two ways to buy cheaper tickets to shows, sporting events and amusement parks. Choosing non-peak times is another way to save money on tickets.
Many online ticket agencies offer a promotional code feature when buying tickets. Promotional codes can reduce the price of Broadway shows to half of their face value. Playbill.com, TheaterMania.com and BroadwayBox.com all have listings of these codes for Broadway shows. Another way to get discounted tickets to a show is to purchase a rush ticket, which is available the day of the show for any unsold seats.
Online ticket agencies specializing in discounted promo tickets are another way to save money. For example, Official Ticket Center, Undercover Tourist and ParkSavers are authorized to sell Walt Disney World tickets at a discount.
Most websites facilitate buying tickets for sporting events from season ticket holders. StubHub.com is one of the best-known secondary ticket markets for all major sporting events. Customers can also negotiate prices for tickets, though the site charges fees for this service. VividSeats.com, TicketsNow.com and GoTickets.com are similar secondary markets.
One way to get discounted movie tickets is by going to theaters in the afternoon instead of the evening. Discounted gift cards can save up to 20 percent on movie tickets.