HURRY! Hamilton tickets for AMEX Platinum cardholders on June 7 10AM EST

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Introduction

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.”

Buy tickets here

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.

Reselling Tips

  1. You have a limit of 4 tickets
  2. Try for a Friday or Saturday night
  3. My gut tells me a holiday Friday or Saturday is even better
  4. Use Stubhub (TM’s own site charges exorbitant fees)
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  • karlranck

    I don’t have the option to download and print the tickets or have them mailed (until closer to the show). All I have is a QR code that is unviewable for now. In your experience, how far out do they typically mail the tickets if you select that delivery? Is that the best way to resell them if you wanted to? Am I good to list them on stubhub and guarantee a delivery date close to the show time? Thanks for your help!

    • Miles per Day

      You can sell now on Stubhub and deliver when the tickets become available in January.

      • karlranck

        Oh thanks! How do you know when the tickets will be sent?

        • Nanu

          Are you talking about tickets for the show in Chicago or in NYC?
          The NYC ones will be available as a PDF on January 3rd (according to TicketMaster).
          The Chicago ones might only be available as a QR code I think, so I’m not actually sure how to sell those…

          • karlranck

            Yeah, Chicago. I bought 2 pairs. I got mail delivery for the second but QR code for the first. Am debating on gifting second pair but was trying to see how to sell if that was an option. THanks for the info, will see when it gets mailed out

          • Joe

            I purchased 4 tickets, all 4 are QR codes. I plan on gifting these tickets, but am getting worried that it may not be possible. Any additional info would be a huge help.

          • Miles per Day

            I haven’t sold QR tickets before so this will be unchartered territory. I saw this https://www.reddit.com/r/festivals/comments/4n6rn4/trouble_selling_ticket_because_it_is_a_qr_code/, but I feel calling Stubhub is best in this case.

      • billy d

        Are you saying you’ll ask for physical tickets from ticketmaster and then mail them to the buyer; or are you selling electronic tickets? I got electronic tickets i plan to sell and i didn’t think it would be an issue; guess my first ticket sale will be trickier than i thought.

  • yoni balsa

    i just got 4 motherday tickets!! thanx

  • avagyan

    after 2 hours wait got the code. TM app doesn’t work on my phone complains that it’s jailbrocken. Is it me or I cant see any available tickets on PC with internet explorer except few $800 tickets. Are we shure it’s a moneymaker almost a year in advance? (Tx)

    • Miles per Day

      Looks like all the cheap seats are gone already.

  • Nanu

    Thanks!
    I managed to get through to Amex after 90 minutes on hold, and ended up buying 2 pairs of 2 tickets (around noon, eastern time). Might resell, might give to family/friends at cost, not sure yet.

    QQ: This was posted last night, but I only received the email with the post around 10:07 EDT (after tickets went on sale). Was this on purpose? Would have been nice to call Amex ahead of time to get the code and then buy tickets at 10am sharp.

    • Miles per Day

      The email service sends the email every day at 7AM PST. I learned about this deal mid-Monday and posted as soon as I had details. Unfortunately the email service didn’t send out until the next morning. This isn’t a problem for 98% of my posts. Not sure how to resolve it either.

      • Nanu

        I see. I guess it was an unfortunate coincidence that 7AM PDT (time email was sent out) was exactly when the Amex presale started (10AM EDT).

        A possible solution would be to (also) have an RSS feed, and then people can get updates faster (depending on their RSS reader)

        • Miles per Day

          I do have an RSS feed -> milesperday.com/rss

  • HEATHER ADAMS

    I have so far also, but I can’t find any dates with the lower amounts. My hand is starting to cramp.

    • Miles per Day

      Try the app instead.

  • HEATHER ADAMS

    Is anybody buying the $849.00 ones? I can’t find any at the lower amount.

    • Miles per Day

      I shied away from those.

  • Nancy

    Thanks Vinh!! Never would have known about it otherwise. Got the code after a hold of an hour. Grabbed 4 tickets debating whether to sell or watch!

    • Ryan Lim

      How do you stay on hold? After a few busy beeps, they just hang up!

      • Nancy

        Not sure why that happens, I was on hold for concierge and the call never dropped. But I think the tickets are sold out now.

        • Chris

          I found tickets about 30 min ago

  • disqus_l7GXsYbTLi

    Thanks Vinh!!!!

  • Ryan Lim

    I just get hung up on every time after a few busy signals…

  • jivepicnic

    I just got four for the weekend before Valentine’s Day. FYI, I was able to use my Delta Amex instead of my Amex Platinum even though I got the code from the Platinum.

    • Miles per Day

      Yeah seems like it’s code specific and not card use specific

  • Jeyster2

    Thanks for this post – thanks to it was able to get 4 tickets (for personal use). Appreciate it!!

    • Miles per Day

      awesome.

  • disqus_l7GXsYbTLi

    don’t copy paste, manually type it in

    • ben

      trust me did that too; logged out, then back in; used code with upper case, lower case, caps on caps off, everything.

      • Miles per Day

        where did u get the code? maybe you typed it in wrong cuz both of my codes worked.

        • ben

          amex concierge…does yours start with SG9?

          • billy d

            Ben, keep trying!! my code didn’t work for about 15 minutes, and i know it was right b/c i checked meticulously. i tried over and over and it finally worked. the site was too slammed to process correctly.

  • disqus_l7GXsYbTLi

    EVERYONE USE CAPITAL LETTERS

  • ben

    here too, code didnt work

    • disqus_l7GXsYbTLi

      use capital letters

      • ben

        i did

  • Mark Ostermann

    Vinh did you get some?

    • Miles per Day

      got some mothers day ticks

      • Mark Ostermann

        Did you stick with the cheap seats or did you go big like Beyonce?

        • Miles per Day

          cheap seats. i’ll have a post tmw.

  • billy d

    Code didnt work for me!!! on hold for an hour and a half and the code failed

    • Mark Ostermann

      That is some bull sh!t

      • billy d

        OK, it eventually worked. I know i was typing the right code, with CAPS and all, but the slammed nature of the site just kept it from recognizing the code. i just kept resubmitting again and again and FINALLY it worked! 2 sets of 2 tix for next february. Rear Mezz is all i could get.

        Man, people love them some Hamilton!!

  • disqus_l7GXsYbTLi

    been on hold 2 hours, nearly out of time : (

    • Mark Ostermann

      Dang I have been on hold only like 25 mins…maybe I should just give up then lol. It does seem stupid they wouldn’t have enough people working to move this along…did they not think it would be a big thing or what?

      • disqus_l7GXsYbTLi

        RIP 2 hours 26 minutes on hold, no code

        • Mark Ostermann

          Yeah I wish I had seen this last night!

          • disqus_l7GXsYbTLi

            stay on, it still works! everyone else hung up but the codes are still available!!

  • Mark Ostermann

    Do you need to pay for the tickets with your Plat card too or does it not matter?

    • Miles per Day

      I believe so.

      • Mark Ostermann

        How quickly do you think the presale will sell out?

      • Jeyster2

        Paid with a non-Platinum card and had no issues.

  • King of the Castle

    Lin Manuel Miranda’s last performance is July 9th, 2016 not “sometime in July 2017”. This will somewhat change the value of these for resale.

    • Miles per Day

      Thanks. Corrected.