Despite my frugal ways I love nothing more than spending money on the perfect present. True to our traditional gift-giving, Peach and I have decided to forgo presents and splurge on an experience for Valentine’s Day. Or you could just say we’re going on a nice date because he’ll be in town and Hallmark says we’re supposed to (or because St. Valentine got his head lopped off — your choice).
Our original plan had been to see Rocky on Broadway. Yes, you read that correctly. The Italian Stallion is coming to the Great White Way.
So, whilst pursuing various sites for cheap Rocky tickets I stumbled upon something greater. Bryan Cranston will be taking off the yellow meth lab suit (is there a proper name for that) to be playing Lyndon B. Johnson in All The Way.
I’d found the perfect present! Peach loves both Bryan Cranston and all things related to learning about the Civil Rights Movement. Double-win….until I noticed the price tag. The cheap seats were about $70 each. That’s a bit more than either one of us wants to spend when we could do rush tickets for another show and spend less than $70 total.
Scrolling down I saw some small print about student tickets available for purchase online in advance for members of TIX4STUDENTS. I clicked the link and discovered members of TIX4STUDENTS could get two seats for $82.20. That’s a sum I could deal with, even if they will be nose bleed seats.
But here’s the rub (oh yeah, I dropped a Hamlet reference in here).
You have to be a student 18 years of age or older, currently enrolled in an accredited university. Even though I’m thinking about matriculating to grad school, that doesn’t help any. But Peach, well he sure is in grad school. It took him all about a minute and 37 seconds to get registered for the program and pay the $5 membership fee.
Currently, TIX4STUDENTS has only offered deals for Broadway shows, NBA games, college basketball tournaments, NHL games and professional boxing. They are constantly looking for opportunities to expand.
The program was launched in New York and currently only works in the Big Apple, but they are looking to expand to other cities including Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit.
So, if you have a trip planned to NYC or live here and are currently enrolled in school (or date someone who is) then check out TIX4STUDENTS. But beware, if you seem to be selling your membership/scalping tickets then they’ll cancel your access.
P.S. Please no Breaking Bad spoilers in the comment section. I’m waiting until late February when the rest of the series goes on Netflix!
What are your favorite ways to score cheaper tickets to shows or events?
Special thanks to Experian for mentioning my DailyFinance article 3 Smart Tactics for Raising Financially Fit Kids (and How They Worked on Me) on their YouTube channel!
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