So I'm a student, and when looking to attend a few CFL games every year, I need to keep prices down as much as I can.
Looking at the end zone seats, I see that they are $20. There is a $2 building fee, and the Tickmaster charge. You can avoid the Ticketmaster fee by ordering tickets through the Ticats telephone number.
Then I saw a promotion to receive a gift certificate for Jack Astor's for $25.
Here's how it works: purchase 2 end zone tickets for $24.99 each. Same $2 fee applies. Same Ticketmaster robbery fees apply too. But you can still avoid the thievery by ordering through the Cats telephone system.
So then why are seats costing $5 more when they're in the exact same spot as other endzone seats? The Ticats lady I talked to said, "because you're getting a gift certificate".
So, in other words, I have to pay $10 to receive a $25 gift certificate.
What a joke and a scam the Cats worked up with Jack Astor's. If the Argos don't cook up a scam, I'm attending their games instead.