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Single Game Ticket Update

Just received this email:


2012-13 Single-Game Ticket Options Update


Dear *****,

We would like to thank you for your support as a loyal fan. The Chicago Blackhawks are committed to keeping you informed and providing you with as much information as possible regarding possible changes to our upcoming season.The Blackhawks depend upon you for our success and are eager to provide you with the best possible service.

We also wanted to provide you with the information below that will help you with questions about your tickets for the upcoming season:

Games have all been numbered 1 to 41 (preseason games A, B & C)
If the season starts with the existing schedule, tickets will be honored as originally issued starting with Game Number 1 on Oct. 13 and proceeding throughout the scheduled season.
If the season starts with rescheduled game dates and/or opponents, tickets will be honored starting with Game Number 1 and continuing through to the end of the revised schedule (Preseason games A, B, C).
You will receive a full refund for tickets purchased to cancelled games.
We will post new information on chicagoblackhawks.com as it becomes available.
We welcome your input and encourage you to call our office with any questions. Our Customer Service Department is available to you by calling (312) 455-7000.

We thank you for your patience and continued support!

The Chicago Blackhawks
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That's a huge pile of bull ****. I specifically bought Detroit, Minnesota, and LA tickets for a reason. I didn't just buy a randomly numbered game just to go see a game, I wanna see those teams.

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That's a huge pile of bull ****. I specifically bought Detroit, Minnesota, and LA tickets for a reason. I didn't just buy a randomly numbered game just to go see a game, I wanna see those teams.
They've also given the worst deal in the league to season ticket holders. It's who they are; it's what they do.

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They've also given the worst deal in the league to season ticket holders. It's who they are; it's what they do.
Which was...?

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Which was...?
You can't get any money back until a game is officially canceled (normal) but they are only giving 2% interest, which is unheard of in my research. Remember in the "Around the NHL" thread, the Bruins fan came here complaining about getting 3%.

An example of a good one, the Ducks, 5% interest if you keep the money with them.

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And this is why non season ticket holders should have waited. I'll get my tickets (to the game I want), when this garbage lockout is over. And if this lockout lasts long enough, I may even get them under face value.

They're handling it worse than I even feared, and some thought I was over thinking it in the ticket thread.

My fear was buying tickets for a Canucks game on a weekend, and it suddenly being a Wednesday night game or something. Which would interfere with my job.

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Surprised teams would give out any interest, TBH.

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Surprised teams would give out any interest, TBH.
They want to keep the money because they can get a better return.

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Well of course. Just figured they used it as a free loan, instead of a 2% interest loan.

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Well of course. Just figured they used it as a free loan, instead of a 2% interest loan.
Yeah, not sure what rights they have to hold onto the money once the games are officially cancelled. I would hope none. How about the Wild, 10%!

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Holy ****. That's a pretty good return.

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Holy ****. That's a pretty good return.
Yeah, if you are a Wild STH, you just hit the jackpot and unless you are quite wealthy, may be rooting for a lost season.

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Yeah, not sure what rights they have to hold onto the money once the games are officially cancelled. I would hope none. How about the Wild, 10%!
It is 10% APR

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Do you guys happen to have a regular ticket thread for this year I should be posting in? I noticed this one was for "single game" ticket. If so, could a mod move this to the correct thread? If not, this one is good enough for me...



I'm just trying to compare what each team is offering their season ticket holders during the lockout. Most teams are offering two different options. One option usually offers a monthly refund on games missed during this lockout. The other option usually is you let the team keep all money you have paid in for the '12-'13 season and you get a certain % APR on your account for money paid in. B's are offering 3%.

Just curious if you guys have been offered anything yet? If so, if someone has a email that shows the options, and they don't mind posting it, I'd appreciate it. This is the B's offer-

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Option #1: Loyalty Program

You may elect to earn a 3% APR credit on the ticket money for games missed. In electing this option all ticket money and credit from games missed must stay on account. By choosing this option you will be committing to renew your season tickets for the 2013-14 season and you will lock in a price freeze on your season tickets for the 2013-14 season.



Option #2: Monthly Refund

You may elect to earn a 1% APR credit on the ticket money for games missed and receive monthly refunds on the ticket money for games missed. Your 1% APR credit from games missed will stay on account.
Not surprisingly, they fail to mention in both options, that they are going to continue charging you for payments during the lockout...even though there is not sign of the season start date. I believe most teams are suspending payment. I'm just curious to find out exactly how many are.

The Wild are suspending payments-

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Dear Buddy ,

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the NHL and the Players’ Association expired without a new agreement having been reached. As a result, the opening of training camps may be delayed and it is possible that games in the 2012-13 regular season may be cancelled. The Wild organization apologizes for the inconvenience this necessary action will cause our loyal fans.

Our relationship with you, a valued Season Ticket Holder, is very important to us, and we have put in place a program which we believe will allow you to add value to your investment with the Wild, even if games are missed.

Your remaining payments, due on October 15, November 15, December 14, and January 15, will not be charged until a new CBA agreement has been reached. Once the 2012-2013 season is confirmed, we will resume any remaining payment on the 15th of the following month.

Once a new CBA is agreed upon, you will receive a credit on your account for missed games, if any, plus 10% interest (APR) on the dollar value of tickets for those games once the funds in your season ticket account exceed the value of remaining scheduled games (that interest will be calculated on a daily basis between the date of the cancelled game and the date of the newly confirmed NHL season schedule). The ensuing credit on your account for the value of missed games and calculated interest can be applied toward future games, playoffs or subsequent season renewals.

If you find it necessary to forego the game credit and interest payment approach, we request that you contact your account representative to initiate the refund process for the value of any cancelled games which are not rescheduled. To allow for the possibility of rescheduled games, refunds will not begin until after the NHL has confirmed any cancelled games will not be rescheduled. Refunds will only be made once the funds in your season ticket account exceed the value of the remaining scheduled games.

As always, please feel free to contact , your Fan Relations Account Representative at with any questions or concerns you may have. In addition, we’ve produced an online FAQ document that you can access at www.wild.com/cbanews.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Xcel Energy Center!

Matt Majka

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Minnesota Wild

Some have already stated the 10% the Wild are offering. It is by far the highest of any team I have seen. However, when you take into consideration it is APR, is is a very small amount of money. I think many teams are "banking" on the fact that most people don't realize how the APR is going to work.

If you own a pair of balcony season tickets for the B's that cost a little under 4k for a pair, you will receive roughly a dollar in interest for the 8 home games that are missed in October...which is he highest amount of home games scheduled for any given month during the season. The 3% APR the Bs are offering is average. It is a far bigger benefit if your team is offering to suspend monthly payments (if you are on a payment plan) during the lockout. Which the B's are not offering. So in many cases they will be charging your credit card one day and refunding it the next day

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So I bought 4 tickets through a United Way auction a while back. It's in November so I'm not getting my hopes up that the game will be played. I can only attend games on certain dates so I would be hoping for a refund. I have a feeling the group that donated the tickets for auction were season ticket holders. Will they refund me directly? Suggestions?

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So I bought 4 tickets through a United Way auction a while back. It's in November so I'm not getting my hopes up that the game will be played. I can only attend games on certain dates so I would be hoping for a refund. I have a feeling the group that donated the tickets for auction were season ticket holders. Will they refund me directly? Suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
I'd try to establish contact with them and work it out with them.

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