A reader let me know that he got an email for Hamilton presale tickets for AMEX Platinum and Centurion members. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that 1) Hamilton is the hottest Broadway show right now and 2) tickets to Hamilton resell for at least $400 in the nosebleed section (about $200 face value.) I also read that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s last show will be sometime in July 2016, and those tickets are going for $10,000. However even tickets in late 2016 are going for high prices. While I do have plans to go to New York in October, I was too late to buy tickets, so I may resell these and buy the ones I need from Stubhub and that’ll “even out” right? Haha.
How to buy tickets
A reader sent me that screenshot above. Usually, most AMEX presale codes just ask for the phone number on the back of the card as the code. This one however says you will need a unique offer code to buy “up to 4 tickets.”
A different reader says he called Concierge to get a code (btw current hold time is over an hour) and they told him it’s the phone number on back of the card. It’s all very confusing. It would behoove you to call and see if they’ll give you a unique code just in case though. This is unchartered waters here folks. “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
Edit – You MUST CALL to get a unique code. It will be good for 4 tickets. After the presale ends, you can buy 2 more tickets. Also, the emails were sent out randomly and a Concierge rep is telling me that may be moving to this model going forward.
- You have a limit of 4 tickets
- Try for a Friday or Saturday night
- My gut tells me a holiday Friday or Saturday is even better
- Use Stubhub (TM’s own site charges exorbitant fees)