TKTS vs TodayTix vs Other Student Discount Services

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I'm visiting NYC for the first time from overseas in about a week or so, and most people who have been there before me tell me how great the TKTS booths with the the discounts you get. Looking at both apps for TKTS and TodayTix that I've downloaded, the rates for a discounted show appear to be pretty much the same across the board. Are there further discounts that occur on "the day of" the performance that can only be received in person at a booth? Or are both ticketing services virtually the same discounts just with two different company names?
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Todaytix allows you to book in advance which is an added benefit. Also, if you have never bought tickets from the app before, you can use my referral code (HXUXX) to get $20 off of your purchase. (It also gives me $20!) TKTS often has long lines, and you will often only be able to buy tickets for $70 and upwards.I use Todaytix and love it! Many seats on the app are rush prices (40-50). Enjoy your trip!
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For the most part, the discounts end up being quite similar. The above poster makes a great point: you save a lot of time using Todays Tix.
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Thanks everyone, seems like thats the way to go. Only I have read that TodayTix charges a 10 dollar booking fee on top of the price. I'm sure that most places charge fees too but 10 is higher than I would expect from other services.
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TodayTix is great for your first purchase. Post your referral code on this board, if someone uses it, you'll get a $20 credit. And for your first order only you can add someone else's referral code. Technically you can save $40 on one ticket, $30 with the fee. I bought a $69 ticket to Delicate Balance for $39 using this method.

Also, you keep getting $20 credits each time someone uses your code, but this will take some time.
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can you use someone elses code and get 20$ off? and if someone uses your code, you'll get 20$ off as well? Can you combine both discounts?

I see many codes on the internet. Do people use these codes and can you built up personal credit with it? Anyone have some experience with it?

I'm from belgium and visiting nyc in february. would be a great way to get some discounts.

Anyway my code is : DNTGN

would be really thankful if someone uses my code.
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Yes, you can combine offers on your first order.
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They are all very good services from what I hear!
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"Are there further discounts that occur on "the day of" the performance that can only be received in person at a booth?"

Well, some shows do have rush tickets and lotteries, so there is always the option of trying those, and using TKTS as a Plan B. (Not sure how late you can book on TodayTix, so might be too tight to book after a lottery?! Unsure, I always do booth on this cases)
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I was a doubter but I really like today's tix. Have gotten good to great seats (1st row dead center for On the Town). Broadway box lets you choose exact seats with good discounts as well.

Tonight I am going on TKTS tickets
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What are you going to see?
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Seeing a lot of Broadway and Off-Broadway right across the board. Thanks for all your help, and just to join in:
URWTX should anyone feel like there aren't enough of these codes floating around.
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i have a special code for %50 off first order! use mine SJONH
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50% off, that's really interesting.
i'll keep that in mind when i get there in 3 weeks

I don't think no one used my code yet

DNTGN


but there are so many codes around

maybe i'll get lucky :)
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Except for the digital lotteries, I see no reason to give TodayTix the fees they charge when all it seems they're doing is applying discount codes at the box office for you and giving you your ticket later.

If you're a student (or, in some cases, under 30 or 35, depending on the show's policy), student rush is easily worth investigating as the prices will likely be best there (subject to availability and whatever hoop you have to jump through.) TKTS is the best choice if Student Rush isn't a good option, and TodayTix just seems like a well-oiled scam. But lord knows you see enough baiters phishing their discount codes looking for a bite (notice how many of them are still waiting for someone to bite? If they had been used already, they wouldn't be here.)
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Actually Jnb, I have had the app for less than a week and have already gotten 100$ worth of referall credits. Normally I rush for shows, but this weekend I happen to be in town for college auditions. Therefore, my mornings are booked up and I needed a way to book cheap tickets in advance. This app allowed me to do that and the fees are no moe than one would receive on telecharge or the likes. It is a great way to book seats a few days ahead of time at rush prices. Also, many of my friends are here as well. They only wanted to see one show, so they used my code, got 20$ off their order (negating the fees) and earned me some credits. When used properly this app is awesome! I have had a free weekend of amazing theatre!
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100 $ credit. lucky you. how did you do that? i don' know where to post my code besides here or on twitter.
what show did you see.
If anyone wants to make my day: DNTGN
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Guys, there's a separate thread for codes. Not that hard to find.

https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1074897#4624459

Also, it's great for shows that don't have a rush or lottery. I mentioned earlier, I got a $69 dollar ticket for Delicate Balance for $39, using a referral credit and someone else's code. If it turns out to be the front rear mezz, those seats are regularly $155 and $115. So that's a massive savings.
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I went to the majority of Broadway shows with my family using TKTS tickets. I think that's a good option if you've got a group. When it's just me, I prefer the various under 30 programs. 92Y has a good one. I just signed up for Lincoln Center's LincTix and got a great seat (off to the side, but still fantastic for $36) for The King and I.
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My code: BIHLO

I've found TodayTix to be kind of awesome. I've been to enough shows before and after TT and love that they pretty much do the comparison shopping for you. Also, here's a review of the app and how TodayTix works, if you're interested...

http://stuarte.co/2015/todaytix-review/

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