Going out isn’t cheap and Uncle Sam doesn’t pay well enough for front row seats to anything but safety briefs. Luckily, Vet Tix provides service members and veterans of all military branches with free tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation. Whether you served during Reagan’s presidency or currently serve aboard the ship named after him, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get your tickets on VetTix.org.
1. Create an account
The first step towards your free tickets is to create an account. On the Vet Tix website, locate the “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” link in the top right corner. Next, select the type of account that applies to you, whether you are currently serving, are a veteran, have received a Purple Heart, or are a surviving spouse of a fallen service member. After that, identify the branch of service that you are affiliated with, enter your personal (NOT military or government) email address and zip code (twice), prove that you’re not a robot and click “SUBMIT.” You’re on your way to your free tickets!
2. Verify your eligibility
Vet Tix uses ID.me to verify your service affiliation and eligibility. If you don’t have an ID.me account, simply sign up and follow the instructions to create one. You can also sign up for ID.me using your DS Logon or MyHealtheVet. After logging in to ID.me, grant permission to share your ID.me information with Vet Tix and you will be brought back to Vet Tix.
3. Complete your account
Now that you’ve verified your status, Vet Tix just needs a little more information from you before you get your tickets. Simply provide your name, email address, phone number, address, t-shirt size, how you heard about Vet Tix (We Are The Mighty) and if you have any ADA requirements.
4. Find your event
That’s it! You can now choose your first event with Vet Tix! Events can be sorted by state, type and other categories like event date. While the tickets themselves are free, a nominal delivery fee is required. As a 95% charity, this covers Vet Tix’s operations and funds future tickets. The fee covers all tickets requested. Just request how many tickets you’d like from the quantity available for your desired event. Upon covering the delivery fee, you’ll receive your tickets, in most cases via your mobile device, or download to print. Enjoy your event!