Who doesn't enjoy a nice surprise every now and again? Well, if you've used the event ticketing service Ticketmaster at some point in the last ten years, you could be in for a huge surprise today. The company settled a $400 million class action lawsuit over its exorbitant fees after a protracted legal spat just last month. Rather than pay out affected customers in the form of cold hard cash however, Ticketmaster has elected to compensate them in the form of discount codes and vouchers.
What that means is if you log into your Ticketmaster account today and click on the "Active Vouchers" tab, you might just find a whole series of codes granting you free passes or discounts to upcoming events. I've personally used Ticketmaster quite frequently over the years and found seven offer codes to free shows in the future. They're only free in the sense that I don't have to pay for them, and Ticketmaster already got my money when I sprung for those Kanye West tickets a couple years back. But I'm not about to shake my fist at the opportunity to catch some shows without having to go out-of-pocket again in the future.
The settled lawsuit is purported to affect about 50 million people that purchased tickets on Ticketmaster between the span of October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013. The list of eligible shows that are open for you to redeem your promo codes is currently dead, but will hopefully be up and running soon. Keep checking back, and let us know who you intend on catching live when it does.