Anyone in the U.S. who purchased a ticket from Ticketmaster from October 1999 to February 2013 is able to receive free tickets and discount codes for future purchases this month. Here are a few things to know if you're eligible to redeem:
► The discounts are due to a lawsuit settlement against Ticketmaster for over-pricing and neglecting to refund customers for the "order processing fee."
► Anyone who has purchased tickets within the time frame above will get at least one ticket discount code in their Ticketmaster account. The codes will cover the cost of general admission for several (not all) Live Nation venues, which in the city are Irving Plaza, Gramercy Theatre, and, the most recent addition, Warsaw in Greenpoint.
► The ticket codes are non-transferable and the tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once a free ticket for an event is acquired, customers cannot use their discount codes for that same event.
► The list of venues and events where discount codes and free tickets are valid will be constantly updated, so double check on Live Nation and Ticketmaster's websites before making a final decision on which venue to use the codes on. Log into their ticket vouchers site for more information.
For more details and links to where tickets and codes can be used, go to this site which explains the results of the Ticketmaster litigation. Specific details about how to use the codes and free tickets are in section 18, "What are the terms and conditions of using the ticket codes."