I have rarely purchased event tickets at full price before and it usually involved someone at a tailgate (in college for football games), a friend, eBay, or another deal site. So I was surprised to have an experience I have never had before purchasing tickets when I was offered a chance to try ScoreBig. Right away, ScoreBig’s site finds your location and lists all the big sporting and other events in your city. While I knew I wanted to find Phillies tickets, I did browse around to see what else could be purchased and was happy to find not only concerts and Broadway shows but also family events like Disney Junior Live and even attractions like SeaWorld and LEGOLAND. The process was extremely easy and really fun! Here’s how it works: Choose an event, we went with a Phillies game. Find a date, time, and location you would like to attend and click “Find Tickets”. You will be shown a seat map of the venue on the left and 1-star through 5-star Seating Areas on the right. Make sure the quantity above that section is correct and you will see which sections have availability. When you scroll over the categories, the map lights up the sections that relate to that category. So we were happy with the options for 3-star and went through a few games before finding availability for 3 tickets in that rating. Here’s the fun part: when you find availability, click “Make Offer” and you’ll be asked to enter an amount you would like to pay per ticket. After a few seconds, you’re told whether your offer was accepted or not. In our case, an offer for 5-star tickets was rejected (hey, we had to try!) and that results in a 24 hour waiting period before making an offer on the site for another 5-star category, but there WAS a counter offer so all is not lost. We just decided to try for 3-star instead and went through the process again. Our offer was rejected but the counter offer was a couple dollars more and we were happy to accept! Depending on the event and timing, there are 3 ways you’ll get your tickets:
- Via FREE shipping
- Via Email
- Pick up at “Will Call”
We were given a seating assignment immediately but told it could change depending on availability. The entire process was extremely quick! The next day, I received a shipping notification that my tickets were on their way! ScoreBig will definitely be my first stop next time I need tickets to an event! Which event will you use ScoreBig for?
ScoreBig.com enables consumers to get great tickets for live sports, concert and theater events – at guaranteed savings of up to 60 percent. ScoreBig.com customers pick their own price on seats from the floor to the rafters, always pay less than box office price, and never pay any fees. For its partners, ScoreBig.com is the first and only opaque sales channel to move unsold ticket inventory in a way that protects the ticket owner’s brand and full-price sales. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., ScoreBig.com was founded in 2009 and is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners. ScoreBig.com was recently recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies and by Billboard as one of the 10 Best Start-ups of 2012.
We were provided a discount code to ScoreBig.com to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.