You can purchase early or reserved American Express Broadway tickets through a partnership with ticketmaster.com. Pre-sale tickets let you buy before tickets are available to the public, and Preferred Seating is a separate pool of tickets reserved during the normal sale period. They’re available to anyone with an Amex credit card. Debit cards are not eligible.
You can also redeem your Amex reward points toward your Broadway tickets purchase. Points are worth 0.5 cents each this way, redeemable in increments of 2,000. And there’s the Platinum Concierge Service, where Amex Platinum cardholders can have Amex employees purchase tickets for them right when they go on sale.
Here’s how to get American Express Broadway tickets:
Preferred Seating: American Express sets aside a block of seats at popular Broadway shows. Amex guarantees the show’s producers it will sell its full allotment or buy any that go unpurchased.
Preferred Seating Code: You need this to purchase preferred seats through ticketmaster.com. The code is the 10-digit customer service phone number on the back of your card.
Pre-Sale Seats: Amex cardholders can buy tickets to certain events before they go on sale to everyone else. No code is required to make a purchase on the ticketmaster.com pre-sales page, but you have to check out with an American Express card.
Eligible Cards: Anyone with an American Express credit card is eligible for Preferred Seating or pre-sale tickets. You cannot use a debit card, though.
Use your points: When purchasing tickets at ticketmaster.com, you can use your Amex rewards points for 0.5 cents each in increments of 2000. You can check how many points you have on the site, but you’ll need to use your 4-digit security code for verification.
Platinum Card Concierge: American Express Platinum cardholders have access to 24/7 assistance with tasks of all types. This could include purchasing Broadway tickets on your behalf as soon as they go on sale. Call 1 (800) 525-3355 and press 2 to reach the concierge. There’s no charge for the service. But you’re responsible for any purchases you authorize the concierge to make.
If you don’t yet have an Amex card and you’re just looking for discounted Broadway tickets, there are a few other methods you can use. For example, there are discount sites like CheapTickets and BroadwayBox. You can also go to a TKTS Discount Booth in New York City, where you can get cheap tickets on same-day and next-day performances. And there are many other discount sellers, too – shop around for the best prices.
You cannot get an American Express Platinum card companion ticket, as this offer is not available anymore. Amex dropped companion tickets as an American Express Platinum card benefit when it revamped its International Airline Program in 2017.
Previously, American Express Platinum card cardholders earned a free companion ticket after booking a first-class or business-class international flight directly through American Express. The companion ticket allowed cardholders to bring another person on that same flight, but the primary tickets were often very expensive to purchase through Amex, resulting in minimal savings. Plus, you had to pay taxes and fuel surcharges on the companion ticket.… read full answer
The closest thing to an American Express Platinum card companion ticket available right now is the Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card and the Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card companion ticket offer. They award the complimentary pass after you’ve had the card for at least 12 months. You’ll receive one ticket each year after you pay the card’s annual fee. Companion tickets are good for one domestic round-trip flight (Hawaii and Alaska excluded), and you only have to pay up to $75 in taxes and fees when you redeem the ticket.
Ultimately, it’s also worth noting that American Express Platinum card cardholders can still bring up to two companions into airport lounges free of charge.
You can easily purchase American Express presale tickets on the Ticketmaster website using your Amex card or rewards points. American Express presale tickets allow Amex cardholders to secure access to events before tickets go on sale to the general public. There’s also a “preferred seating” option to help you buy some of the best seats in the house. Amex sells these tickets through a partnership with Ticketmaster.… read full answer
Here’s how to get American Express presale tickets:
If you’re a diehard fan of an artist or show, American Express presale tickets can help guarantee you a seat (and even a good one). And the best part is that this benefit is open to all American Express cardholders.
To use the American Express Preferred Seating Code, select the eligible event you want to attend on Ticketmaster, then click “Got an Offer Code” when you get to the ticket options. From there, enter your American Express Preferred Seating code, and you’ll see the seat options that you have access to. Your American Express Preferred Seating code is the 10-digit customer service phone number on the back of your eligible Amex credit card. Amex cards that have access to Preferred Seating include:… read full answer
If you have any of those cards, then you have access to American Express Preferred Seating. Keep in mind that not every event will have Preferred Seating options. For most Ticketmaster events, you can also use your American Express rewards points as a payment method.
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