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Ticketmaster Begins Handing Out 'Free Tickets' as Part of Class-Action Settlement

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If you bought a ticket through Ticketmaster between late 1999 and early 2013, you could be eligible for free tickets to a number of events.

An email sent to eligible Ticketmaster customers includes instructions on how to get vouchers for "free tickets" to selected events as well as discounts on Ticketmaster purchases. Those who bought a ticket through the company between October 21, 1999, and February 27, 2013, are eligible. The vouchers are supposed to expire in four years, though it is unclear when you'll get to start using them.

After logging into your account, click on the link for "active vouchers" to see if you are eligible for free ticket codes, discount codes starting at $2.50 or both. "Use this code to receive two free General Admission tickets for eligible event," the message reads. "Note that these codes can be used only against eligible events, which are still being finalized."

Ticketmaster Class Action Settlement Going Into Effect Soon

Currently, the dedicated site to check on eligible concerts has not been updated beyond a disclaimer and a link for more details. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Only a limited amount of seats at each eligible concert will be available.

The vouchers are the result of a class-action lawsuit over ticket fees and other charges. As part of the settlement, Ticketmaster changed the language on its website to clarify that order-processing and delivery charges may include a profit for the company. That said, Ticketmaster "denies any fault or liability, or any charges of wrongdoing that have been or could have been asserted" during the case.


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