In fact, Betway recently created the ‘Cost Of Being A Superfan’ Report, which outlines just how much money you will need to follow some of the biggest artists while they tour around the UK and the rest of the world.
With all of that money needed for tickets, having cash spare for merchandise is a task in itself. But fear not, as we have put together some tips to help you save money when purchasing music merchandise:
- Go DIY – We often feel like we need to purchase official tour merchandise when going to a concert. But, do you really need to? You could create your own T-shirt, and it could look just as amazing, if not better. Most of the T-shirts for sale nowadays simply consist of plain cotton T-shirts with an image of the star printed on them. This is something you can actually easily get made yourself for a fraction of the price. Going down this route also enables you to be more creative, and you can design something that is perfect for you and your sense of style. You never know, you may even have other fans coming up to you to ask where you got your merchandise from!
- Hunt for voucher codes online – We also recommend doing a little bit of digging online so you can see how much online stores are charging. Most merchandise is available online, as well as at the event itself. If you purchase online, there is a chance that you are going to be able to apply a discount code so that you can get a percentage off your purchase. Of course, this is not guaranteed, but a little search on Google can often unearth coupon and voucher codes to try. Furthermore, there are even browser extensions that will try all known coupons for you automatically so that you do not need to go hunting for them.
- Sell old merchandise on eBay – If you are not the sort of person that likes holding onto things for sentimental value, or your music tastes have simply changed, you may want to consider selling some of your old merchandise on eBay to make way for newer purchases. Some old tour pieces are worth a lot of money today. Of course, this all depends on the item and the music artist, but it is certainly worth doing a little bit of digging to find out whether or not you have any high-value items in your stash that you wouldn’t mind getting rid of to make way for new purchases.
So there you have it: some of the different ways that you can make your money go further if you are looking to purchase music merchandise. From making your own shirts to looking for coupons online, follow the tips that we have mentioned above to ensure you don’t break the bank while styling your popstar-inspired look.