The American Express tickets benefit gives all American Express credit card users access to presale tickets and preferred seating. Presale tickets let American Express cardholders buy tickets for a variety of events before they go on sale to the general public. For preferred seating, venues reserve certain seats exclusively for American Express credit card customers.
Both types of American Express ticket options apply to all Amex credit cards. But all purchases will ultimately go through the Ticketmaster website, where you can pay using your Amex card, rewards points or a combination of the two. You can find specific event options there, too, or on the Amex Experiences page. On that note, the Amex Platinum or Centurion (Black) cards actually let you book straight through the Experiences page.
American Express Tickets Benefit – Key Facts
Account requirements: You need both an Amex credit card and a Ticketmaster account. You can create a Ticketmaster account for free, online.
Payment options: During the booking process, you’ll have the option to pay with either your American Express card or rewards points. But you can only use points in increments of 2,000.
American Express Preferred Seating: You can view eligible shows on Ticketmaster or search for one yourself. In the booking stage, click “American Express Preferred Seating” under “Ticket Type.” Pick a seat from the options shown. Then, log in to your Ticketmaster account to book.
American Express Presale Tickets: You can see what shows have American Express presales on Ticketmaster or look for a show using their site’s search tool. At the booking stage, click “American Express Cardholder Presale” under “Ticket Type.” You’ll see all the eligible seats. From there, you can choose your seat and pay with your Amex card/rewards after logging in to your Ticketmaster account.
The American Express tickets are the result of a partnership between Amex and Ticketmaster. The benefit is an exclusive perk given to all Amex credit card users (except for prepaid cards or gift cards). While you won’t get any kind of discount when you use a credit card, the ability to guarantee yourself a spot at popular events, ahead of the crowd, can be priceless. Plus, if you have a rewards card, you can earn rewards by charging the American Express tickets to your card.
You can get American Express presale tickets right from the Amex Entertainment page. Just search by artist, event, or city to find what you want to attend. Click “find tickets,” and log in to your Amex account. American Express will help you search for seats, and you’ll be able to purchase the tickets right away with your Amex card or points.
Alternatively, you can book American Express presale tickets on the Ticketmaster website using your Amex card or...
American Express entertainment gives you access to presale tickets and special event benefits. Depending on the event you’re trying to attend, your Amex cardholder status could get you access to benefits like meet-and-greets where you can go backstage and meet the performers, discounts on concessions, or dedicated entrances so you can skip the long lines. All of the events you have access to can be found on the American Express Entertainment page.
To use the American Express Preferred Seating code, select the eligible event you want to attend through the "American Express Seating" section of Ticketmaster. Then, click “Got an Offer Code” when you get to the ticket options. From there, enter your American Express Preferred Seating code, which is the 10-digit customer service phone number on the back of your eligible Amex credit card. You’ll then see the seat options that you have access to.
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