ScoreBig Review

ScoreBig Ticket Promotion

SCOREBIG REVIEW: One of the most original discount ticket sources to enter the market is ScoreBig — a ticket site that works a bit like Priceline but for sports, entertainment, and attraction tickets. And now that we’ve tried them, and met them face to face, we’re happy to report that they’re offering SavvyCities readers the best deals around with an exclusive Savvy code valid for any tickets on their entire site, just to get you to try them out.

ScoreBig Coupon Code

scorebig coupon codeThe best ScoreBig coupon code now is our exclusive SAVVYCITIES50 for $50 off your first total ticket purchase of $110+. No Fees. No bidding. Go Here. Put the posted price in the box. The discount is auto-applied at checkout. (Valid if you’re new to ScoreBig. If you’re not new, you know what to do).

Sound too good to be true? Here’s how it really works. First, some seats always go unsold, so offers like this help fill them. Second, in case  you were wondering, these are all below the price printed on the tickets. They’re not last minute tickets either, so you can buy well in advance and have a better choice of seats. And third, the codes provide an even better deal. So yes, we recommend them, with a few caveats. See our  likes and dislikes below.

With ticket deals like these,  you might be wondering if ScoreBig is a scam or legit. We’ve been watching ScoreBig since they entered the marketplace a few years ago. We wondered if they would make a good fit for our Savvy Cities readers looking for fun things to do on the cheap. Turns out, they are very legit and a nice addition to the discount ticket market. Ticket sellers like the bidding model because it keeps the lowest price of their tickets a secret. Buyers like the ScoreBig model because every ticket is below retail, and the customer service is quite good.

But the whole bidding thing can be a little confusing at first. That’s why our introductory code SAVVYCITIES50 lets you get tickets for a flat $50 off your first total purchase of any number of tickets (as long as the total full price is $110 or more). You may need to put the full price in the bidding box, but Scorebig will calculate the code discount for you before you check out.

10 THINGS WE LIKE ABOUT SCOREBIG

  1. All ScoreBig Tickets are below box office priced tickets selling for 10% to 60% off.
  2. They’re service is free to use — all you need to do in sign up for it. And new members can use our exclusive promo link and coupon code SAVVYCITIES50 for an easy $50 off (no bidding needed) just to check them out.
  3. Once you sign up, you can opt in to receive new codes for members.  They’re not always that good as our new customer code.
  4. Bidding is easy. You just pick your price, and every ticket is less than retail.
  5. They’ll let you know immediately if your bid is accepted or not. And they’ll tell you what other people have saved on similar tickets.
  6. If you lowball and your bid isn’t accepted, they’ll offer you a counter, but your credit card won’t be charged.
  7. You don’t have to settle for the cheap seats. All seat sections are represented. You’ll know by the star ratings, from 1 to 6 stars. See 5 or 6 stars? You’ll get great seats.
  8. Tickets available well in advance so you can plan ahead. Want those popular Cirque du Soleil, Disney On Ice, Lady Gaga, or Lakers tickets? No problem. Get yours early and snag a deal on great seats.
  9. No fees, no shipping charges. Ticket delivery is always free, via e-ticket, will-call, or parcel service.
  10. Choices. Approximately 700,000 tickets are discounted for sports, all types of shows, and even concerts.
  11. You get great customer service and 100% satisfaction guaranteed. (Yes, real people respond right away.)

5 THINGS WE DISLIKE ABOUT SCOREBIG

  1. They get their tickets from a variety of sources, which means delivery method. Sometimes you just want tickets now and you have to wait for delivery.
  2. Although they give you plenty of bidding hints, you won’t know for sure how low tickets will go for. You have to take your chances. (We find it easier and less risky than Priceline, though, because it’s only entertainment, not the family vacation.)
  3. You have to enter your contact information before you can see either the coupon code box or whether your bid has been accepted.
  4. If your low bid isn’t accepted, you must wait 24 hours to bid again (unless you accept their counter offer).
  5. Sometimes the tickets are only available in groups of 2, 3, or odd numbers. Two is usually no problem. But sometimes you can only buy three tickets at a time. We find this most inconvenient. But at least there’s an affordable option. And who knows, maybe three at the discount rate is less than two full price.

 WANNA TRY?

Use our SavvyCities / ScoreBig promo link and Promo Code SAVVYCITIES50 for $50 off ($110 total purchase price or more). One time use by new members only.

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Disclaimer: I did not receive any freebies or gifts to tell you about this company. I may receive a small commission if you buy tickets using the exclusive savvy codes. 

Comments

  1. Roland says

    Hi, I was reading this post from a conversation earlier (below), and had a question!

    “Kim, Scorebig will take 40% off the box office price of the tickets. So yes, you should bid 40% below the regular price. Or, bid 50% off. You just might get it. If you bid 50% below the max price, and use the SAVVY40 code, you will be guaranteed to get at least that much off. But you still might get more, depending upon the particular tickets at any given time.”

    I am having problems with the bidding. I’m trying to bid at 50% below max price and use the SAVVY40 code, but whenever I do so I get this message, “Sorry, SAVVY40 does not apply. The total full price of your tickets is below the minimum of 40%.” I am bidding at exactly 50% which it sounded like should be fine, but for some reason it is giving me this message.
    Any feedback on why or how I can fix this?
    -Thanks

    • says

      Roland — Sorry you’re having trouble with the ScoreBig SAVVY40 code. Since I answered the previous commenters question, they have changed the code to only work if you bid no more than 40% off, and only up to $300 total (new customers only), as it now says at the top of my post. You will always find the most current code and instructions for use at the top of this page.

      Actually the SAVVY40 code, and all ScoreBig % off codes everywhere, are going away at the end of the week (until further notice). So if you want to use it, bid exactly 40% off.

      Or, get $50 off (for anything over $110) with code SAVVYCITIES50. That code is good until February 2014 (or maybe longer). You’ll need to use the special SAVVYCITIES our special link, though, for the code to work. When you do, you’ll see a note about the $50 off and how to get it (no bidding needed, just put in the total price and they will do the math).

  2. april autry says

    So I wanted to say we are very pleased with Scorebig. We got our tickets just as promised and my biggest fear was that they wouldn’t be ligit. And they were ligit. Thank you scorebig for great tickets and an awesome price. I will recommended you to everyone that wants tickets.

    • says

      April — I’m glad you had a good experience with your Scorebig tickets. I’m sure lots of people are wondering the same thing and will be happy to hear this. Thanks so much for following up to let us know how it turned out.

  3. april autry says

    I did call them today. They were very helpful. It’s a preautherization charge. Yet it was never taken out of the account. Thanks for your response. And we are excited to get our tickets.

  4. april autry says

    I was so worried about getting tickets from scorebig.com yet after talking to a service Rep, I felt alittle better
    He gave me a lot of info and I felt good about proceeding with with trying to get tickets. We picked a seat section and picked a dollar amount and got an offer and accepted it. They are due here in 2 days via fedex. I hope the tickets show and are good for our concert. The only strange thing is that today I saw $1.00 taken out of my account after they took my ticket amount out and not sure why. Anyone else have that happen?

    • says

      April, I’m glad to hear you had a good experience so far. Please do let us know how it all turns out. Most people have questions at first, since ScoreBig works a little differently than most ticket sources. Not sure about the $1 charge, and no one I know has had that happen. May be just a correction. You could call or email their customer service to help sort that out. Let me know if you need help with that and I will get in touch with them for you myself.

  5. Nicole says

    If I am buying from my cell phone and don’t have access to a computer can I pick them up at will call? I had everything set up to make my bid but only saw the option for them to be sent to my house. I’m on vacation though.

    • says

      Good question, Nicole. So, I asked my contact at ScoreBig and here’s what he says: “The tickets will either be mailed to the customer, made available at the event’s will-call window, or e-mailed. It all depends on the source of the tickets, and the number of days before the event.

  6. Corinne says

    Great experience from score big !! I was nervous at first but it was so easy . Easier than buying tix from dbacks website and they ere delivered to my house next day !! Hard tix , no email or will call . Outstanding! Got them for 50 percent off reg price , will use again and again …

    • says

      Nope. But Scorebig is currently running a $30 deal, short term, from their site. You can only use each code once. We will be getting a new ScoreBig special offer code soon as well. Can’t tell you details just yet.

  7. Kim says

    Hi,
    I want to make sure I completely understand before I use the SAVVY40 code and place a bid. Does the code mean that it will take 40% off of the amount I bid, or does it guarantee a price of 40% below the Max full price? For example, the max full price of a ticket costs $200. If I bid $120 (which is 40% off of $200), is Scorebig suppose to accept the offer or will they take an additional 40% off of the bid I made?

    Thanks!

    • says

      Kim, Scorebig will take 40% off the box office price of the tickets. So yes, you should bid 40% below the regular price. Or, bit 50% off. You just might get it. If you bid 50% below the max price, and use the SAVVY40 code, you will be guaranteed to get at least that much off. But you still might get more, depending upon the particular tickets at any given time.

      Right now, though, you can only use the code for your first ScoreBig purchase. It turns out some people were abusing the codes to resell tickets, so they had to tighten the restrictions.

  8. Jon says

    I tried using the SAVVY40 discount tonight on Brooklyn Nets tickets and my bid was rejected after placing a bid that was 40% lower than the full ticket price and less than $300.

    How can I get this rectified? There is no link to contacting anyone at ScoreBig.

    • says

      As long as you’re using this code for the first time it should work. I’ve passed along your comment to my contact at ScoreBig, or you can call their customer service number:
      1-877-SCOREBIG.

  9. will says

    Hi, thanks for replying back. I’ve been trying the code for the last two days, and it hasn’t work. And I’ve been on the website almost everyday looking for deals. I know they fluctuate throughout the day, which is why I keep checking back. Do let us know of a 50% off code in the future =) and by future, and i mean like… .asap. There are these tickets I want sooooooo bad! Saving 50% is definitely better than 40%

    • says

      Okay, so I asked Scorebig to reactivate the SAVVY50 code for 50% off, and they did, until further notice. Even though I had removed the code from this website, you can still use it for anything on Scorebig right now.

    • says

      That code just expired tonight. We may get it again after tomorrow. In the meantime, SAVVY40 still works for 40% off purchases of up to $300. And for now through tomorrow, they’re running a President’s Day code: For 24 hours only (2/18/13), enter promo code SUPER30 on any ticket order over $200 and get an additional $30 off your purchase.

  10. Brian says

    I have used scorebig three times in the past week. Each time has been a huge success. Using the savvy50 code I got $58 seats for $29. Made the purchase Tuesday morning and the tickets were at my door Wednesday. There are a lot of different codes floating around, so make sure you find the best one before purchasing tickets. For more expensive tickets to high demand events, the 50% off works well.

  11. Kalle says

    I was hesitant about the website as I wasn’t sure if it was legit. But HOLY MOLY! This site is AWESOME! Thanks to the reviews and comments on this website I felt more confident about using ScoreBig. This site is legit and has excellent service. I bought tickets for the highly coveted “Book of Mormon” for a HUGE discount. These tickets easily go for $300 in orchestra and I was able to get them for only $107! Another huge plus is that most people have to wait a YEAR to watch this show, but I saw it two days after my purchase. I bought the tickets on Monday, ScoreBig rush delivered my tickets so I received them on Tuesday, and I sat in my awesome seats on Wednesday! I highly recommend this website. Just be aware that if you buy tickets, they don’t show you the seats upfront. You put in an offer for the section and they’ll try to find the best available seats for you in that section.

  12. Helen Hovey says

    This is my first time using Score Big. I was a bit hesitant using it primarily because it was my first time and the $$$$ involved. I needed 4 seats together in a decent section for a Dallas Cowboys game. Tickets are hard to find for Cowboy games much less 4 together unless you want to pay big $$$$. The first time I tried to bid, 4 seats were not available. I waited a few days, and 4 seats finally showed up. My first bid was accepted. Then, I worried about receiving the tickets. No problem…..showed up just as promised via FEDEX. I even received a handwritten note with the tickets explaining why the face value was one price and I paid a different. I expected the price difference, but not the handwritten note. The game isn’t until December 23rd, so now I am worried that the tickets are legitimate. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  13. Amber says

    I recently made a purchase with ScoreBig and had I wonderful experience! I made the unfortunate error of winning a bid on a national event in a city that is on the opposite side of the country from where I live. It was my mistake for not looking close enough at the dates and event location prior to placing my bid. When I realized my error I immediately contacted their help desk. I was surprised that within an hour or so someone wrote me a personal email stating that they would look into helping resolve this situation (this was especially surprising because it was a Sunday). By Monday afternoon I received another email from the same representative stating that she had spoken with the venue that I purchased my ticket from and they refunded me my money as well as reinstated a coupon that I had used for $40 off one event. I am Very satisfied an happy to be a ScoreBig customer!

  14. Kristyn says

    Just bought 2 tix for a 5-star seating section. I’ll keep ya posted ie if the tix actually show up via FEDEX, if the seats location promise delivers etc….

  15. Chris says

    With Scorebig, you really have to know what you want before you bid. I want the best deal on the best seats I can find. That’s my thing. So I pick the best section and see what I can get when those sections are available. If it’s less than box office, I’m happy to get those seats for a few dollars less. (Although I’d be pissed to pay even that much for limited viewing — hasn’t happened yet.)

    A neighbor of mine is out of work but he and his wife like to soak up the ballpark experience. He lowballs Scorebig regularly, and he’s happy getting those cheap seats for even cheaper, just to be there.

  16. TJM says

    have purchased tickets 3 times for Orioles games over the past month through SCOREBIG.com. In all cases I did receive SCOREBIG’s advertised savings. The big issue I have with the SCOREBIG’s process is buying tickets within a block of stadium sections without having any knowledge of seat selection until your card has been charged and the transaction completed. Two of the three times my awarded seats were in the same section, same row, and the same seat. (Section 55, row 13) This area of the stadium is set back far under the upper tier and has a horribly obstructed view of the ball park. There is no view of the score board, anything hit over the infielders head is lost from view. You are forced to follow the game on small monitors that are mounted throughout the back of the section.
    Yes, section 55 was one of the 60 sections shown within the price tier that I selected. I would have been happy with seats in at least 90% of the 60 sections offered. You would think your chances would be good. Maybe they only have seats for sale in the 10% of the bad sections, who knows. All I know is that I am done taking chances with SCOREBIG’s service. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
    To me, the biggest concern at any sports event is, how good are the seats? I have learned the hard way that saving a few dollars does not make up for lousy seat location

  17. Alphonso Munoz says

    scorebig rocks. I didn’t want to put in my cc# at first, but it wasnt a problem after all. They answered all my questions no problem. Highly recommend.

    Al

  18. Susan Smith says

    I love ScoreBig. I joined a few months ago and check there all the time now, especially for sports tickets. (Hope you add more soon.) Took me just a few minutes to figure out how it works.

  19. says

    My only suggestion is that you pay attention to the entire counter offer. If ScoreBig doesn’t accept your first lowball offer, they’ll counter back. But don’t just look at the counter price, look at the seat section too before you agree. You don’t want to be surprised when your cheap tickets put you in the nosebleed section. That said, I’ve had great seats for decent prices and would buy from sb again.

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