US Open 2016: How to save on US Open Tickets, Meals, Souvenirs (Part 2 of 3)

Why is everything with the US Open so overpriced?!

I know that each time I come back to the US Open, it seems like EVERYTHING is more expensive*

A: How to Save on Tennis Tickets, Meals, Souvenirs

As full disclosure for my personal opinion and review, I do not get paid a DIME by USTA nor the US Open to write my reviews. They like to price-gouge unsuspecting tennis tourists, so read this first before spending money at the US Open.

Read US Open Preview 2016: new stadium and roof - first hand accounts of the 2016 US Open and new things to check out (Part 1 of 3)

I am just like you, an annual ticket member and paying patron fan that buys US Open and US Open Shop products every year. We literally pay their USTA and US Open salary but sometimes we the fans get treated like unwelcome guests?!

US Open Guest Services will rob you - yes, literally rob you
US Open will rob you blind, if you let them...
We want to save our readers from getting robbed this year at the US Open like I was by this jerk off Greg Rabener from Guest Services.

"Robin Hood of Tennis" - Tennis-Bargains
Maybe it is because I take pride in helping you all save money on US Open tickets and get more value from them. It seems that USTA and particularly the Media Credential staff are particular prejudice toward anyone who may cut into their corporate bottom line.

US Open / USTA: motto - how can we NOT assist you and pretend like we actually tried!
Repeatedly I've asked USTA, if we can share discounts for USTA Membership, US Open Tickets and EVERYTIME, the answer is pretty much NO!

The people that work for them like to ask a top heavy management at National. They simply stall and delay and ask "National Corporate" but at the end of the day week they are not trying to really spread the game of Tennis - it's about corporate profits. Funny! They are supposed to be 501 c "non-profit"?? That's a lot of money you get paid to do as little as possible - literally.

EXPOSED: $2 million dollars was paid for private security staff at the US Open

Tickets and Ticket Plans are a RIPOFF if you buy there
From personal experience, I was once a Mini-Plan holder. Now, every year they even try to charge me too much for US Open ticket plans every year if I ever want to renew - NO THANKS and please stop calling! Used car salesman tactics don't work with me.

The box office and ticket booth staff are offering the exact same deals as online. Nothing special there - I found out you cannot even get Loge seats the first year you buy a FULL Plan!

Instead on TicketExchange you can get those same quality Loge seats instantly. Example: I just found one $150 Loge Ticket for Labor Day (Row B!) on 9/1/16. Let the other ticket subscribers make the mistake, not you. Learn from us.

Check prices FIRST at TicketExchange for Last Min deals!

Sold by Fans to Fans.  Cut out the Box Office...
the ticket counter and sales reps there are not your friends when they try to sell you the worst seats at highest prices. Don't let them get away with it!

Compared to them who offer no useful tips / info about where to sit, and they get paid a salary to rip fans off?? No thanks.

Those who subscribe to Tennis Bargains Tips don't need to pay retail for tennis!

 US Open Economics: Tickets and Tourism

How to Save Money on Food and Beverages at US Open

Ummm - don't buy inside unless desperate or need to lighten your wallet?

Drink Prices: $3.50 for water to $12 beer.
Tip: You're allowed to bring factory-sealed beverages in (or just an empty plastic clear water bottle to refill at one of the many fountains near the restrooms).

Food and Beverages are wayyyy over-priced - eat outside instead!

Depending on how you pronounce it - but that name says it all: "FukU"?!
But prepare, you may get SCREWED when you eat / shop here!

Friendly Fan Tip: Please carry protection...
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$17+ Crepes this year! Wow, and it's Not even a full meal.
I saw Many ball kids are getting pizza from Neapolitan. So maybe that's an ok try?

Typical US Open Food and Prices! I got an over-priced and under-cooked chicken*
Tip: Save $5.50, Bring in a sealed plastic bottle (Water or Gatorade)

Instead, I recommend going just outside the East Gates.
$9 for a whole meal! Great Eats! Much cheaper*
Check out the tennis practice courts
while enjoying your Wings!

US Open Souvenirs - Buy online right AFTER the US Open.  50%+ Off*

I know, I's tempting right? I need to buy something for my friend / family member back home. Hint: don't buy the junk and the hype. Unless it's really quality stuff, you can get it much cheaper online. Plus you have to lug it around everywhere.

Better yet, just wait a little bit after the US Open is over and they sell the clothes/hats/etc at pennies to the dollar...50%+ off every year.

If you have to shop, and rather not carry all of it around. Get it at with promo code USTAM344 to save $15 off $50.

Yeah it used to be a straight $15 OFF but USTA is greedy like that after I started ordering towels for $5 net :-P Probably if I didn't share the code as a referral, I could have kept using it.

Oh well, better to give than to receive :)

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