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One thing that I always suggest in my Ballpark E-Guides is
to sign up for the ticket alert newsletter from your favorite team, or any team
whose ballpark you plan to visit. All teams offer all kinds of ticket deals
that they will alert you to in newsletter e-mails. Some more so than others,
depending of the quality of the baseball the team is playing. You can clean up
going to Pirates games these days.
However, I don’t quite make it clear how to do it, and while
I’m sure most people could figure it out, I’m just going to go over the steps
1) Go to Major League Baseball’s website: www.mlb.com
2) In the upper right corner, click on that tiny little
“Register” button. Select “I don’t have an MLB.com account”, enter your
information, and enter a password that you won’t have any problem remembering.
Also, uncheck the box that says “I would like to receive newsletters…” unless
you want to be deluged with newsletters.
3) Login to your account. It will take you to your profile
page. On the left click on “My Newsletters”. On the new screen click on
4) On the newsletters page, all off the teams will be
listed. Click on your team (or whatever team whose home ballpark you plan to
visit) and check the box next to “Ticket Alert”. Click on “Save Subscriptions”.
There you go. Every Tuesday you should get an e-mail
informing you of upcoming deals. Keep in mind you’re going to get them every
Tuesday night for every team whose ticket alert you select. Just delete the ones
you don’t need.
Trust me, this is worth the trouble. For example, the most
recent one I received from the Pirates advertises: a coupon code for upcoming
games; the “Pepsi Max Pack” that includes an Outfield Box ticket, a hot dog, a
pretzel and a Pepsi for $20; all-you-can-eat seats for $35; and a Beer
Passport, which I don’t have the space to explain here. (It’ll be in the PNC
Park E-Guide, I promise!) And that is just one e-mail.
Like I said, teams offer a lot more deals than most people
realize. Just a little effort can save you a lotta dough.