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My friend Jas actually got 4 tickets to the January 21st performance for $65 each. January in Chicago didn’t sound so hot (literally), but I was interested when I saw a date in March opened up.
However, when I called, there were actually LOTS of days with plenty of tickets. So I’d encourage you to call Amex concierge and ask!
I had them check:
- March 11th (2pm and 8pm show)
- March 12th (2pm show)
- March 14th (7:30pm show)
- March 18th (2pm and 8pm show)
It seemed laborious for my poor phone agent to check all 6 in a row, especially because I kept comparing the seats against the seat map I had open during our call.
However, every single show had tickets available. So if you’re still looking for – or if you want a crack at – these tickets, I’d say call immediately and have them check the date and time you want.
Some seats were for $120, but others were $180, depending on location and view.
Incredible savings for Hamilton tickets in Chicago
I’m not a theater buff, but sure, I’d like to see this show. Especially if it’s this cheap!
And more importantly, I’ve been looking for a reason to visit Chicago.
I went to college there and haven’t been back in a few years. So I figure I’ll use my Chase IHG free night before it expires, maybe my Chase Hyatt free night cert, or even stay 5 nights (with the 5th night free) at a Hilton, Marriott, or Starwood – some good deals there.
I’ll likely stay the The Loop/River North, which is meh, but I can always hop on the Red Line to Lakeview/Uptown where most of my friends live.
Anyhoooo, I got two mezzanine seats on the left (in the yellow shaded area) for $120 each – with no service fees, taxes, etc.
Which is pretty incredible all on its own. Being the value nerd I am, I ran a quick search for comparable seats at the same performance.
All that was available on Ticketmaster were resale tickets for ~$1,480 – and that includes over $200 in service fees.
What’s worse is someone will probably buy these tickets. But you can buy similar seats through the Amex Concierge for $120 each – with nothing extra added.
If you want to visit Chicago, or live nearby, it doesn’t get much better than this for a very in-demand show at this price.
Holy crap, am I actually doing a post under 700 words? And having a “bottom line” that’s actually a bottom line? #GoMe
No but for real. Don’t be swayed by the reports of “tickets at 4 performances” for Hamilton in Chicago.
I had my pick of several dates and showtimes. And I’m sure other days/months are open as well. Give Amex Concierge a call (the number on the back of your card and press 0#0#0#0# via a tip on Reddit to skip the phone prompts) and check ticket prices.
If you haven’t tried to snag tickets yet, give it a go. Let me know if you have luck!* If you liked this post, consider signing up to receive free blog posts in an RSS reader and you’ll never miss an update! And thanks for using my links to apply for new card offers!
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