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How Being a Seat Filler Allows You to Attend Tons of NYC Shows Almost for Free

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Someone on Reddit recently asked about the best frugal and well-kept financial secrets in New York City, and I found one of them to be particularly helpful. I remember wanting to watch Hamilton, but the tickets were $400 a pop. Maybe I should have splurged, but it didn't seem like the best time to spend such a significant amount of money. I tried winning the tickets to Harry Potter a year ago; sadly, that didn't work. But did you know there is still a way to get tickets almost for free for most of the New York City events such as exclusive movie screenings, theatre plays, shows, etc.?

One Redditor shared the following advice:
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So, apparently, if you join a theatre seat filler club, you can get tickets for dirt cheap. $99 a year is only $8.25 per month, which is nothing. Now, the Redditor pointed out there might be a ticket fee of $5 per ticket, but since there are several different seat filler services, they all have different rules; some may not have any additional fees.

I am not here to promote any particular service, but I found a Reddit thread that suggests a few seat filler websites: check out this Reddit thread. More people are sharing their experiences in the comments and recommend other resources as well.

It turns out you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to watch in-demand high-priced events. I knew about the seat filler program at the Oscars, but I had no clue that New York offers the same thing for its countless events. If you are committed to saving money, you may find this helpful.

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