*2017 Discount Codes / Giveaways / Ballpark Meetup Haps*

Discussion in 'SOXual Healing' started by skottyj, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. chops
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    chops never met prope

    I don't think it all that confusing.

    Is there a link on the SOX site? I see nothing useful.
  2. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

  3. chops
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    chops never met prope

    :tiphat:

    I'm a little with cheeses on the pricing difference between Rivals and Weekday

    With the Weekday you get 6 friday nights and the opener.

    With the Rivals, you get only 2 fridays, but you get the Cubs and 2 Yankee games

    Both plans have 3 Indians, 2 Tigers, 3 Twins, 1 of Yanks, KC, Bal, Pit, Mariners, Cards and Rays

    Weekday has Opener vs Cubs in the Rivals plan

    the other 4 games are Oak, Sea, Tex, Jays for Weekday vs Orioles, Boston, Indians, Yankees for Rivals.

    Seems like a wash to me and the prices are pretty much the same, but the corners are cheaper in the Rivals plan, where the rest are either more expensive or the same. Sox must have received pricing guidelines from Frank Thomas and his restaurant.
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  4. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    She just called me; they're not sure if they're keeping family Sunday's yet. That would throw a wrench in my planning.
  5. chops
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    chops never met prope

    No family sundays would suck
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  6. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Dear White Sox Season Ticket Holders,

    Loyalty is a term too often dismissed as outdated. But with the 2017 season ended and plans for 2018 well underway, I want to thank you - on behalf of our front office, Ricky Renteria and our players - for the loyalty and passion you show for the Chicago White Sox each and every season.

    As you witnessed firsthand, the 2017 White Sox season was filled with twists and turns, new faces, significant change and a great deal of hope for the future. Although a transition season for our club, we set lofty goals as we focused on our ultimate objective of long-term success. Beyond wins and losses, our organization's progress on many fronts has been tangible, and we hope recognized by our very best fans.

    While we are careful to not place a timeline and associated pressure on our developing players, we have been clear and transparent with you in defining our plan: to acquire and develop a critical mass of impact prospects who will mature within the same time frame, allowing us to contend for multiple championships.

    We are very aware that your time is valuable and that your annual decision to support the White Sox involves many factors, including your emotional connection to this team. As you consider your decision for 2018, I hope you do so while recognizing that a plan for the future is in place, that 2017 saw us take large strides toward our ultimate goal, and that everyone associated with the White Sox is incredibly enthusiastic about our future. As one of our very best fans, we trust you share that enthusiasm and will make the decision to once again join us for an exciting 2018 and an even brighter future.

    Thanks for being such a great fan of the Chicago White Sox.

    Sincerely,

    Rick Hahn
    Senior Vice President and General Manager
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  7. CaptainBallz
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    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

  8. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Banjo and Kazui's great adventure

  9. Alanzo
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    Alanzo Well-Known Member

    But how will all of this affect my 7 game plan? Are they getting rid of the best deal just as the team is starting to turn a corner? Why I..
  10. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Your 7 game will become a 10 game.
  11. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    27 games in 2017 season for two seats cost me $ 1008.00.
    20 games in 2018 season for two seats will cost me $ 927.00.

    So much for not raising ticket prices.
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  12. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

    24% increase.
  13. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    When asked for a game by game price breakdown they answered with we don't have that yet. So they're pretty much just throwing shit at a wall and going to make it stick? @chops She did say that family Sunday's should stay the same.
  14. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    Are you doing the weekend plan? Lack of Sundays on it would account for most of the difference, no?
  15. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    2 Sunday games = 2 x 15.00 = 30.00 x 2 = $ 60.00.
    17 Friday/Saturday games = 17 x 20 = 340.00 x 2 = $ 680.00.

    680 + 60 = $ 740.00.

    927-740 = $ 187.00.

    187/2 = $93.50.

    So either they kept prices the same on the lower corners like last year ($20 every game $15 on Sundays) and they almost DOUBLED the Cubs game ($49 last year.) Or they raised them across the board.
  16. chops
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    chops never met prope

    Family Sunday staying the same = :applause:

    Sox raising prices = :slowclap:
  17. DepaulSox
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    DepaulSox Well-Known Member

    Not trolling at all, but refresh our memory. Why do you go with the plan when you can just buy tix on Stubhub for much cheaper?
  18. CaptainBallz
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    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

  19. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

    Guaranteed postseason tickets, brah.


















    You know, for the 2 home postseason games they've played in the last 12 seasons. :cagelaff:
  20. CaptainBallz
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    Held onto my ALDS tix in 2008 hoping that the SOX would win 1 in TB and prices would skyrocket for the home games....

    :nope:
  21. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

    Did you end up going to games 3 and 4?

    I did.

    :earwax:
  22. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

    Pre-game 3 haps.

    [​IMG]

    :jb:
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  23. CaptainBallz
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    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

    Ended up going to Game 3... :swingingdick:

    Don't remember what I did with the Game 4 tix, but I'm sure it was :flaccid:
  24. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

    Took this pic at Game 4.

    Hilarious to see what "Beers of the World" meant in 2008: Heineken, Tecate, Old Style, Amstel Light...

    [​IMG]
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  25. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    Yeah, I remember that being a revolution when Beers of the World became Beers of the Midwest a few years after.
  26. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

    Anti-Hero haps

    :bearman: :sycked:
  27. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Went for free to Game 3. Paid for game 4 like an asshole.
  28. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

    Gavin "Headcase" Floyd.

    :kick:
  29. DepaulSox
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    DepaulSox Well-Known Member

    Which one of you gay gentlemen had the umbrella?
  30. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

    Not one of us. Mr. Tuxedo T-shirt is inr, and that's Chisoxjoe pointing at me.
  31. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/tickets/packs?partnerId=ed-12095074-1032972953

    So 6 tickets for $29 for uppers ($4.83/ea) and $59 for lowers ($9.83/ea), plus a nutcracker ornament, if you buy today.

    Might buy my brother one.
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  32. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    Pretty solid actually

    :pass2:
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  33. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Purchasing decision require me to calculate the significant chance that they will completely fuck this up.
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  34. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    Of course they tack on $5 for shipping and $10 in fees at the end, plus $2.49 in tax that would be included in a regular ticket purchase, pushing the price per ticket to close to $8 a ticket with the 2 'freebies', and almost $12 without them.

    :pass:
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  35. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

  36. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

  37. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Bulls Cyber Monday deal is 50% off certain games (including the Rockets) with taxes included and NO FEES.
  38. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    They finally sent me a game by game breakdown for my 20 game plan for next season. Lower corners stayed 20 on weekdays and 15 on Sundays the only thing is this year you have to pay the taxes on top of the ticket price. So yeah they raised ticket prices.
  39. IWMB
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  40. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    She said it's because the city raised the amusement tax which they did but not on sporting events. Sporting events has been 12% for awhile now.
  41. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    1. Raise ticket prices
    2. Lie about it
    3. Lie about the tax increase too
    4. :business:

    I think I mentioned this before: Pop prices in my work vending machine went up months ago, and the vendor posted a sign indicating that it was to compensate for the Cook County soda tax. Yet the increase started long before the tax started. Also, prices went up $.75 on an item with a $.20 tax and $.40 on an item with a $.12 tax. Somebody asked my boss about it last month, and she was all like
    :shrug:
    so I assume they got a substantial kickback from the vendor and don't want to admit it.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2017
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  42. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    She hasn't returned my email calling them out on their bullshit that the sporting event tax wasn't raised.

    [​IMG]
  43. chops
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    chops never met prope

    Tax isn't tech gone until the 1st though...
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  44. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    :bam:
  45. DepaulSox
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    DepaulSox Well-Known Member

    I totally believe you now that you were not a total dick to that waitress that one time.
  46. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Scott,


    I just spoke with my manager and ticket prices stayed the same.

    Since it is 20 games now and not 27, it is a less percentage of savings.

    That is one of the biggest changes in the overall cost.

    We didn’t add the tax on top of what you paid last year, it was baked into the price.



    There is no discount on the lower corners for season ticket holders.
  47. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    I don't understand what that is supposed to mean.
  48. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Uh what's the point of getting season tickets if there is no discount?
  49. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Same seat every game; tickets on passbook; ability to resell them directly and electronically on Stubhub; season ticket holder events and giveaways; no Ticketmaster fees.
  50. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    You forgot access to playoff tickets.

    :homerlaff:
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