Despite repeatedly refreshing Ticketmaster for hours and hours in your hopeless attempts to buy Hamilton tickets, there's a good chance you overlooked a surprise that might be waiting in your account right now: free tickets for concerts and events.
As part of a settlement in a class-action lawsuit accusing Ticketmaster of charging excessive fees, the company is paying out millions of dollars worth of free tickets and discounts to customers, according to a report by Gawker. Specifically, if you're one of the 50 million people who bought tickets on Ticketmaster between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013 (and paid the high fees), then you've probably received a pair of tickets -- or multiple pairs of tickets -- in your account. In other words, you're about to feel a little less ashamed about your music taste in the early-2000s. Well, maybe.
To check for the free tickets, all you have to do is log in to your Ticketmaster account and click the "Active Vouchers" link on the left side of the page. If you have free tickets, they'll be listed on the Active Vouchers page as a "Free Ticket Code." You might have also received an email about the class-action settlement titled "Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster Class Action Settlement -- Notice Regarding Discount and Ticket Codes," according to the report.
Here's what it'll look like (we covered up our code):