I have never had DMT membership because their shows are usually high profile and generally on for a loooong time. So it's not really difficult to be able to fit in a date. I don't think vouchers for 2 drinks and 2 programmes is particularly good value for money.
As has been said, although ATG have removed their drinks discount, the fact that you never pay booking fees, and that there are sometimes (more often regionally than London) member discounts make this better VFM. I travel a lot around the UK to see theatre and ATG have 37 theatres, of which I've been to 25. So ATG for me is a no-brainer. Which is lucky as I have no brain!
Looking at getting the card with this offer - it asks "please tell us what you'd like your home venue to be" where the choice is various regional theatres or "West end venues". Is there any advantage of choosing my local theatre at this point over "west end" in terms of getting local offers, or can I select multiple theatres later on in the process?
Post by theatremonkey.com on Aug 19, 2019 10:51:41 GMT
You get more emails from the home venue you select, I've found. Depends where you go most. It's really impossible to change home venue, too, I also found - for some reason mine is Richmond, which I hardly visit. Still get West End stuff, though.
I got that e mail also but when I clicked on the "find out more" button a screen came up to say that the membership is usually £35 so it's actually a £10 saving and not £20 as the e mail says. Plus I didn't think you got much for your money apart from 25% off drinks and I dont drink anyway. The rest of the benefits were neither here nor there
£35 is the direct debit price, £45 is the pay by debit/credit card price, this is £25 for paying by debit/credit card. So it's correct to say it's a £20 discount and also correct to say you are only saving £10 on what you could pay!
Yeah, I ended up paying for ATG by card to avoid accidentally auto-renewing, since I only find it so-so usually. The priority booking was worth it for getting decent Betrayal Seats before dynamic pricing kicked in, and for the free ticket exchanges - pretty sure I broke even on that so any fees I’ve saved since are ‘profit’.
But buying the ATG member tickets means you don’t get cash back via TopCashBack or Quidco - and if you’re buying expensive tickets because you can’t book early the cash back is probably worth more than the per ticket fee. So it’s worth having a think about your own buying patterns before signing up.
Post by theatremonkey.com on Aug 21, 2019 17:01:45 GMT
Really? So they are able to tell that you are using a cashback Barclaycard (OK, I know they have the 8 digit code) and tell Barclaycard not to give you the rebate? Harsh. May try and use my card to buy an ATG ticket and see what happens, now .