Priceline for Event Tickets

By  | and companies like it have probably been around for awhile, but I’ve only just discovered it.

Today’s Dividend Miles Daily Deal is a $30 credit to ScoreBig for $7. And if it’s your first purchase through Daily Deals you’ll get an additional 500 US Airways miles sign up bonus.

It was clear from the description if you were getting tickets for $7 or credit towards them so I visited the site to check it out. What I discovered is that it’s essentially Priceline for theater, sport, music, and other event tickets. Right now my options for the Washington DC area are Disney on Ice, A State of the Union Conversation: Fran Lebowitz and Frank Rich, and Washington Wizards and Redskins games.

The site tells you the retail price per ticket level for each event and suggests a 10-60% savings, but you can bid whatever you want.  It’s one bid per seat level per 24 hours. So if you have time before your desired event you can raise your bid price by small increments each day.

Because there’s no functionality for bidding generally for an event type or region, I haven’t found a way of working out free rebids for the same seat level like you can do for hotels. I’d be interested if anyone else has figured out some tricks?

If you want to make sure you get tickets, it’s probably a decent way to save 10-25% off your event of choice. If you’re feeling opportunistic, it could be a really cool way of scoring cheap entertainment. If the average savings is 50%, my guess is a few people get lucky with much larger savings!

Unfortunately nothing exciting popped up for the dates Jeanne & I will be out on the West Coast, but I’m definitely going to keep an eye on it.

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  1. carla

    October 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t get when you put the October code in. I signup under your thing so you got an extra 500 miles.. but when you are going to purchase it doesn’t give me a code spot to put the october 10.. when do you do that?



    • Keri

      October 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Sorry for the confusion! The October10 code is for making purchases on And in order to get the Save $10 for signing up for savings alerts, it looks like you have to be signed out of your account for the box to pop up at the bottom.

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