Tips, hints and advice for buying tickets on Ticketmaster.com

Add favorites and alerts to get email reminders before every onsale. You can also become thier fan on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for even more onsale reminders.

Set up a My Ticketmaster account now with your billing info and you’ll speed through checkout when every second counts. Important: sign in before your event goes on sale.

Strike the second big events go on sale, which is usually 10 AM on Fridays, Saturdays, or Mondays. Keep in mind the local time zone if you’re buying tickets for an event far away from home.

Save time by searching Best Available, which scans all sections fast – it’s quicker than searching sections one at a time.

Use only one browser window or risk losing your tickets! We bar multiple windows to stop unfair automated programs that shut you out. (Hint: you can use more than one computer…your laptop perhaps?)

Don’t refresh your browser every second or your computer will be blocked (another automated program prevention measure). Yes, you should refresh during the onsale, but no more than every 2 – 3 seconds.

Keep checking back several hours after the onsale to see if the event provider has added shows, as well as a week to a few hours before the show when event providers sometimes release additional seats.

Join your favorite artist’s fan club to access presale tickets, the membership perk that will help you pounce on good seats.

Consider taking a road trip to a nearby city where tickets for a super popular show may be easier to get. On Ticketmaster.com click “Change Location” under your city (top, right of page) and look around.