How does Capital One presale work?

If you’ve ever wanted to get tickets to a highly anticipated event, you know how helpful it is to have early access. Eligible Capital One cardholders have the ability to purchase exclusive presale tickets to unforgettable music, sports, entertainment and dining events before the general public does. 

Keep reading to learn more about how Capital One presale events work.

Key takeaways

  • Capital One presale events allow eligible Capital One cardholders to access tickets to popular events before the general public.
  • Presale events have included tickets for iHeartRadio concerts and festivals, the MLB® World Series™ presented by Capital One and the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One.
  • Getting access to presale events usually involves entering a code, like the first six digits of your Capital One credit or debit card, and then using your Capital One card to purchase tickets.

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What is Capital One presale?

Capital One presale events allow eligible Capital One credit and debit cardholders the chance to secure tickets to some of the most anticipated events of the year before the general public.

How to get Capital One presale tickets

Getting early access to tickets through Capital One presale events takes just a few steps.

1. Find your event

You can find upcoming presale events on the Capital One Entertainment presale events homepage. Events are listed with their presale dates, event dates, event descriptions, details about cardholder benefits and the link to get tickets.

2. Note the presale window

Below each event, you’ll find the presale access dates on the homepage. For example, cardholders may have exclusive access for 48 hours, 72 hours or a week to purchase tickets before the general public. Keep in mind, you may want to set a reminder so you don’t forget to buy your tickets.

3. Unlock your access

Once you find your event, you can click on the Get Tickets button during the presale window and follow the prompts. Then, enter the appropriate code to gain entry into the presale event. Codes might change based on the event, but it could be the first six digits of your Capital One card.

4. Complete your purchase

You can buy your tickets with your eligible Capital One card. And remember to use the same information associated with your Capital One card, like the billing address and security code, when you purchase the tickets.

Tips for getting tickets during presale events

As you prepare to purchase presale tickets, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Find out the presale dates, and consider setting a reminder so that you don’t miss the opportunity to purchase exclusive tickets. 
  • Keep in mind that some tickets may be limited or have age restrictions.
  • Have your eligible Capital One card ready so you can use it to buy the tickets.

Which Capital One cards are eligible for presale events?

Most Capital One credit and debit cards are eligible for presale events. However, private label retail—or store-branded—credit cards aren’t. 

But for Capital One Entertainment purchases, Capital One’s consumer and small business rewards credit cards are eligible.

Are presale tickets cheaper?

Presale tickets could be cheaper than waiting until the general public has access since you may have a better chance of finding tickets within the price range you’re looking for. But keep in mind that some presale tickets, like those for priority, early entry and cardholder-only events, may have additional costs.

How Capital One presale works in a nutshell

If you can’t wait to get your hands on tickets to an unforgettable concert, game or culinary experience before the general public, look no further than Capital One presale events. 

If you already have an eligible Capital One card, you’re one step closer. If not, now might be the time to see if you’re pre-approved for a Capital One rewards card. Checking won’t affect your credit scores. And if you choose an offer, it only takes a few more steps to finish applying.

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