How the heck do those Eric Church "paperless" tickets actually work?
The floor seats and lower bowl tickets for the December 4th Eric Church concert will be paperless. That is how Eric is attempting to thwart the efforts of ticket scalpers to gobble up the good seats and re-sell them at inflated prices.
There are some pretty specific rules for buying the paperless tickets and some things you most definitely need to be aware of. Here are some of the more frequently asked questions, with answers provided by INTRUST Bank Arena:
Q. What is Paperless Ticketing?
A. Paperless ticketing is an alternative delivery method to Print@Home, Mail, Will Call or Mobile. Instead of receiving your tickets ahead of the event, the credit card used to make the purchase will serve as your ticket. All you need to attend the show is the credit card you used to purchase the ticket and a valid, government issued ID (such as a driver's license, state ID or passport) that matches the name on your credit card.
Q. How do I get into the concert?
A. When you arrive at the venue, just go directly to the gate, present the credit card used to purchase the tickets and corresponding government issued ID. The gate attendant will swipe the credit card and since all the seats are assigned to a single credit card, your entire party must enter the venue at the same time.
Q. How do I find my seat?
A. Once your credit card is scanned and validated, a seat locator slip will be printed for each seat in your order.
Q. Is it difficult to get into the venue?
A. Not at all. If you have your credit card and government issued ID ready to go, entry is just as fast or even faster if there are several people in your group.
Q. Why can’t I just get printed tickets?
A. Paperless ticketing ensures that only fans can purchase tickets and attend the event. Paperless tickets have been used successfully at many large events and customers comment that this process was very easy.
Q. May I use a “Virtual Credit Card” to make online purchases?
A. No. Virtual credit cards will not work, since you will need to present your physical credit card at the time of entry.
Q. Can I use a gift card to purchase tickets?
A. No gift cards will be accepted as a method of payment for a Paperless event. This includes any variation of Visa, MasterCard or American Express gift cards. Select-A-Seat reserves the right to cancel any orders made with any of these gift cards.
Q. What if I’m not going to the show, but I purchased the tickets?
A. If you bought the tickets for a friend or family member, you will need to take them to the entry gate and still present your credit card and government issued ID.
Q. What if I want to buy tickets for someone else in another state and can’t get to the venue for the day of the event?
A. To ensure that the tickets remain in the hands of the fan, paperless ticketing requires that that cardholder who purchased the tickets presents their credit card at the door for admission. We would advise you to have the person, who will be attending the show, purchase the tickets themselves with their credit card and then you can reimburse them.
Q. What if my credit card expires before the event?
A. As long as you have the expired card or have received a replacement card with the same account number ahead of the event, you won’t have any trouble.
Q. What if I don’t have or I lose my credit card before the event?
A. If you do not have a credit card with the same account number as the one used to make the purchase, you will need to go to the box office will call window on the day of the event for alternative handling of your situation. In this case, please be sure to bring a print out of your confirmation email or online order history and your government issued ID. Entry without your credit card and government issued ID will be at the discretion of each venue.
Q. What if my credit card can’t be properly scanned at the gate?
A. That’s not a problem. The credit card number on the card can be manually entered into the device, validated and entry will still be granted.