ScoreBig Creates First Live Event Ticketing Platform for Virgin America Elevate® Members

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Elevate® Members Can Now Earn Up to 10 Points per $1 spent on all MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, NCAA, Concert, Family and Theater Tickets Purchased via

ScoreBig, the only live event ticket marketplace that enables customers to earn travel rewards when they buy tickets for the hottest games, concert and theater performances—today announced a new partnership with Virgin America’s Elevate® frequent flyer program. As the Elevate program’s first-ever ticketing partner, ScoreBig will reward members with Elevate Points when they buy sports, music, family, and theater tickets at Members will earn up to 10 points per $1 spent on live event tickets nationwide. Plus, for a limited-time, Elevate members will earn an additional 500 bonus points with their first transaction on

“We are thrilled to partner with Virgin America to deliver their Elevate Members unforgettable live entertainment experiences,” said David Marcus, Chief Commercial Officer at ScoreBig. “Virgin America’s guests choose the airline because of its commitment to offering a great travel experience, and we share a passion for connecting people with magical moments. Our unique ticket supply – sourced directly from teams, concert, theater and family show promoters – will take Elevate Members to live entertainment experiences they love, and provide more Elevate points to take them to the places they love to travel.”

Today’s partnership announcement with Virgin America’s Elevate program builds on ScoreBig’s first-of-its-kind rewards platform that delivers live entertainment experiences for customers of the biggest brands within the travel and loyalty space.

"Virgin America’s guests enjoy the great breadth of entertainment options we offer in the sky and we’re pleased to partner with ScoreBig to now to offer our frequent flyers a way to earn rewards for live entertainment experiences on the ground,” said Stuart Dinnis, Director of Guest Loyalty at Virgin America. “Our Elevate loyalty program delivers real rewards without making members jump through hoops as they can redeem points for any unsold seat – on any Virgin America flight – at any time.”

Elevate was the first U.S. frequent flyer programs to offer dynamic reward pricing – or the ability for its members to redeem points for any unsold seat. Elevate members can also easily manage past and upcoming trips on-line in just a few clicks via Elevate is free to join and offers a year-round status match program, find out more.

Virgin America is the entertainment fan’s airline of choice as the only U.S. airline to offer both fleetwide WiFi and power outlets at every seat – as well as a consistent, touch-screen entertainment offering with live television, latest release movies, music, maps, on-demand food ordering, text chat and much more – available at every seat, on every flight. In addition, this month the airline launched the first surround sound 3D listening experience available at 35,000 feet as well as the beta launch of a new version of its award-winning Red seatback in-flight entertainment platform. Built on new Android-based software, the new platform brings travelers a higher resolution, capacitive touch screen, a larger content library with access to complete seasons of TV favorites, an enhanced videogame offering that includes retro favorites like Pac Man and Asteroids and more interactive maps. In addition to a Main Cabin that offers custom-designed leather seats with a deeper pitch, the carrier's premium Main Cabin Select service offers guests 38" of seat pitch - about 6 inches more legroom than Main Cabin, complimentary offerings from the airline's award-winning menu, an all-access pass to in-flight media content (including free movies and premium TV like HBO and Showtime), priority security access/boarding, dedicated overhead bin space and one free checked bag. Virgin America's First Class features international-grade amenities and plush white leather seating with 55 inches of pitch, 165 degrees of recline and lumbar massagers. In 2012, Virgin America opened its first airport lounge -- The Loft at LAX, and launched a suite of enhancements to its Elevate program. The perks of Elevate Gold and Elevate Silver status include: priority check-in, security clearance and boarding; points-earning bonuses; free checked bag allowances; enhanced social rewards; private discounts; an expanded advance purchase upgrade window for the airline's exclusive eight-seat First Class; complimentary space-available upgrades to the carrier's Main Cabin Select service; and complimentary access to the best seat assignments within Main Cabin.

EDITORS NOTE: Virgin America is a U.S.-controlled and operated airline and is an entirely separate company from Virgin Atlantic. Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is a minority share investor in Virgin America.

About Virgin America: Known for its mood-lit cabins, three beautifully designed classes of service and innovative fleetwide amenities — like touch-screen personal entertainment, WiFi and power outlets at every seat, Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007 — including being named both the "Best U.S. Airline" in Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards and "Best Domestic Airline" in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards for the past seven consecutive years. For more:


ScoreBig,, is a live event ticket marketplace that allows consumers to save on millions of tickets to over 6,000 premium live events. At, consumers can choose to Name a Ticket Price and save up to 60% off box office prices. ScoreBig also provides, in partnership with its loyalty program partners, a platform that allows consumers to earn thousands of loyalty rewards points when purchasing live entertainment tickets and in many cases, the ability to redeem points for those same tickets.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., ScoreBig was founded in 2009 and is backed by Checketts Partners Investment Fund, Hearst Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners among others. ScoreBig was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies and by Billboard as one of the 10 Most Innovative Start-ups of 2012.

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