TAYLOR SWIFT hasn’t announced dates for her upcoming ‘Reputation’ tour yet . . . but when she does, you can bet that tickets will be VERY hard to get.
She’s willing to push YOU toward the front of the line . . . but only if you buy some of her expensive merchandise, like a $60 SNAKE RING.
It’s a new program called ‘Taylor Swift Tix‘ that she’s doing with Ticketmaster. Basically, you can get points by PROVING how big of a fan you are by watching her videos, sharing her photos on social media, and most importantly, buying stuff. You get varying amounts of points for doing these things, and the fans who accumulate the most points will get priority when her tickets become available. Taylor and Ticketmaster argue that the system is intended to ensure that REAL FANS are getting the tickets, and they aren’t being hoarded by scalpers and bots.
But naturally, she’s getting a LOT of backlash, because she’s giving priority to her richest fans, who can afford merch ON TOP OF the ticket prices. And it’s also a way for her to get a bunch of fans to do marketing and social media publicity on her behalf for FREE
There’s a 44-year-old guy in New York named Peter Shankman who does business seminars all over the world. So he racks up a lot of frequent flyer miles, and uses most of them to get plane tickets for his friends and family.
But he’s also using a bunch of them this year to buy tickets for complete STRANGERS who can’t afford to fly home for Christmas.
He’s been asking people to explain why they deserve a free ticket on the site Imgur.com. (Pronounced image-er.)
The ones who get the most votes by 5:00 P.M. Eastern today will get the tickets. So HE’S not choosing who gets them, the Internet is. (It’s probably too late to get in on the action, but this story explains how to apply for a free ticket.)
He says he has enough miles to fly three or four people round-trip. Or more depending on where each person’s going.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because he did the same thing last year. And he also sent six people home for the holidays back in 2013, which inspired OTHER people to do it. So about 25 people ended up getting free tickets that year.
By the way, if YOU have a bunch of frequent flyer miles you want to donate to someone, there’s actually a website you can go through now called Abroaders.com.
(Imgur / Lansing State Journal)
A new study out of Cambridge University in England found that money really CAN buy happiness . . . as long as you spend it on the right things. It just depends on your personality.
They split people into five big personality types, monitored what they spent money on for six months, then tested them to find their general happiness levels. Check it out.
- People who are open should spend money on entertainment, and hair and beauty products to be happy. They should avoid getting traffic tickets or taking on a mortgage.
- Conscientious people should spend money on insurance, and health and fitness. They shouldn’t spend money on gambling, toys, or hobbies.
- Extroverted people should spend money on entertainment and travel. They shouldn’t spend money on lots of insurance or an accountant.
- People who are agreeable should spend money on charity and pets. They should avoid getting traffic tickets and gambling.
- And neurotic people feel BETTER when they spend money on traffic tickets. They also like gambling. But they should avoid spending money on hotels.
We are live at Hime Sushi Bar & Grill and we’ve got tickets to Circo Hermano Vasquez! Stop by, check out the #StPatricksDay happy hour specials including the new sampler plate, half off on select wines, and the Tasty Irish Mudslides. We’ll be doing it live till 9pm at Hime Sushi Bar & Grill
Don’t let people tell you the Super Bowl is in San Francisco this year. It’s in Silicon Valley, over an hour south of San Francisco. And since people there just LOVE flashing their money around, it’s how something like THIS happens.
This Super Bowl now has the most expensive tickets of any sporting event in U.S. history. One ticket is now selling for an average of $4,957.
The old record was the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match back in May, where tickets got up to $4,672.
(NBC 4 – Oklahoma City)