1/14/2018

Since inception of AFTA in 2008 to date:

120,100 Tickets Distributed
$4,673,607 Fair Market Value

Armed Forces Tickets Association-Cincinnati is a 501c3 non profit organization that was created to show appreciation to our active Armed Forces, Guard and Reserves men, women and their families by making available free or deeply discounted event tickets by partnering with Arts, Entertainment and Sports organizations.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all our Ticket and Corporate Partners. With their generous ticket offers/discounts, we can now offer to you, our dedicated service men and women, some rest and relaxation at many wonderful venues throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.

If you would like to be a partner organization, please let us know. We can be reached by selecting "Contact Us" from the menu at the left and filling out the form.

 

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO AFTA!

You can help sustain AFTA-Cincinnati with a tax-deductible donation!

Any donations to help maintain this website would be appreciated. Please make your check payable and send to:

AFTA-Cincinnati
c/o Joyce Elkus
4 Woodcreek Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45241
513-841-2382

A 501c3 letter of acknowledgment will be sent to you. Thank you for your contribution.   If you have any other questions regarding donations or anything else, please use the Contact Us section of the website.  I'm sorry, we do not accept credit card payments on our website at this time.

Getting tickets is simple and easy!

  • Visit the Events tab to look for active events 
  • Click on the Event you want
  • Click on the Buy Tickets button
  • Fill out the reservation form completely
  • Read the AFTA-Cincinnati Voucher and print it if required
  • If there is a link in the voucher to register on a venue's website as well, we expect you to follow that process immediately and not wait to register on the venue's website!
  • We cannot guarantee that slots/tickets will be held for you if you don't follow the voucher instructions right away.
  • Go to the venue, present valid active military or veteran id and the voucher to the Box Office/Will Call Window
  • Check your email for duplicate copy of the AFTA-Cincinnati Voucher.
  • Be sure to read the Event Page and Voucher carefully for additional details.
  • Tickets may be limited to 2 or 4 per family
  • Events may be limited to one per season per family
  • Ticket cancellations are reposted on the Event tab, unless there is a wait list for the event.
  • Tickets are not for resale.

Cancelling tickets is simple and easy!

  • Make sure tickets don't go unused.
  • Please only sign up for events you are sure you will attend.
  • If you find you are unable to use your tickets, you can help other military families by emailing AFTA-Cincinnati at info@afta-cincinnati.org to let us know! 
  • We must have at least 24 hours notice, but please email cancellations as far in advance as you can. 
  • Please do not cancel the same day as the event. This is considered a last minute cancellation and will no longer be accepted. Last minute cancellations and no-shows may result in being excluded permanently from future events at the venue or from our website.  
  • When reserving your tickets Honor your Commitment!

 

AFTA-Cincinnati Ticket Donations Exceeds $4 Million Dollars!

Congratulations and Thank You to our generous Ticket Partners!  We have given out over $4.4 Million in free and discounted tickets to Active Military, Veterans and their Families since 2008!  Cincinnati supports our military and says Thank You for your service to our country in a Big Way!!!

 

WAIT-LISTS ARE BACK!

We have heard your comments and Wait-Lists are back for designated events!  For any event that is eligible for wait-lists (tickets to be given out at the venue), we will hold up to 10 names for the wait-list.  You will need to email info@afta-cincinnati.org to request to be on the wait-list for an event.  We will email or call the person on the wait-list in order of receipt of email as tickets become available. Please make sure YOU ARE AVAILABLE BY PHONE OR EMAIL, should we try to contact you!  Make sure your contact information is correct on our website!  And if you request to be wait-listed, please be available to attend the event at a moment's notice! Thank you!

 

AFTA-CINCINNATI DOES NOT USE TEXTING SERVICES WITH OUR WEBSITE.

Many members have asked to be texted about events, but we do not use that service on our website.  Other clients of our sponsor, Global Cloud, who also use the same platform may take advantage of that service, but we do not (partly due to the expense). 

We have not been sending email blasts about posted events because that causes a "ticket frenzy" and sometimes crashes our site.  The best way to stay informed about tickets is to visit the Upcoming Events page and the Event Tab as often as possible. Thank you!

 

ATTENTION GROUP LEADERS:

Please share our Upcoming Events Page at your location and with your reports!  We try to update this several times per month!

 

Reminder:  Our website is primarily for active military families, but we do include veterans as well.  Veterans must be able to provide valid veteran id or DD214 to register for tickets. Only the veteran should be the person to register for tickets.  AFTA and our ticket partners sincerely thank you for your service.  If you sign up for tickets on our website, please honor your commitment and show up for events.

 

THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWLY DEPLOYED TO CINCINNATI? WANT TO JOIN AFTA-CINCINNATI AND GET FREE TICKETS?

If you are a new member - you can sign up immediately on any active event if there are available tickets.  Just go to the Event tab, select the event link, select the amount of tickets you want and follow the signup/survey instructions.  It's so easy and you can create your own password immediately!

REMEMBER THE CINCINNATI STREET CAR! 

YOU CAN PARK AT MOST ANY SPOT ALONG THE STREET CAR ROUTE WHERE THERE ARE PARKING LOTS AND TAKE THE STREET CAR TO RESTAURANTS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES IN DOWNTOWN CINCINNATI!  IT SAVES YOU $$$ AND PARKING HASSLES!

DID YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT 80% OF OUR EMAILS ABOUT TICKETS GO UNREAD/UNOPENED BY OUR MEMBERSHIP?

 

VETERANS INFORMATION:

Please check out the links below for some information for veterans. Here are some of the helpful links available on the Military Wallet website:

HONOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO AFTA

We are continuing to receive reports from our venues about no-shows and tickets that go unused. Last minute cancellations are increasing and that makes it hard for us to re-distribute tickets!  Please honor your commitment and only sign up for events you are certain you can attend.  Please help us to maintain a good relationship with our ticket partners so they will continue to donate tickets for you!  Do it for your fellow military families who are always waiting for tickets!  Thank you! 

DO YOU LOVE MOVIES?

FOR ACTIVE MILITARY: The following theaters have a standing military discount price of $7.50 for nearly all shows: Eastgate, Esquire, Mariemont and Kenwood (check with ticket office for details). Just show your active military ID!  We thank our ticket partners for supporting our military!

 

AFTA CINCINNATI NOW HAS 120 FAMILIES SIGNED UP FOR KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS! 

Thanks to you, AFTA-Cincinnati received a donation check for $802.09 this past quarter from the Kroger Community Rewards Program!  We appreciate you shopping at Kroger and designating us as your charity of choice.  

If you still have not signed up, it's not too late! Just go to kroger.com and select the community rewards program at the top when you sign in.  Look for Armed Forces Tickets Association when you sign up the program.  

If you are signed up, you no longer need to renew each year.  Kroger has removed that stipulation! Yay! Thank you to everyone who is now supporting us via this wonderful program!

NOTICE REGARDING EARLY PICKUP OF TICKETS

Remember to read events carefully.  If there is no early pickup mentioned on the Event (and most times there are not!), then please do not contact the Box Office to ask about picking up tickets early.  The Box Office is already swamped with paying customers in the days before an event and cannot always make time to print up individual comp tickets for non-profits. That's why we send the guest lists!  We don't want to jeopardize our relationship with our venues, so please follow this request! Thank you!

TICKETS OFTEN GET RETURNED TO AFTA IN THE MAIL BECAUSE OF A BAD ADDRESS!

PLEASE CHECK YOUR PROFILE ON OUR WEBSITE AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VALID MAILING ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER.  JUST LOGIN ON THE EVENT TAB AND CLICK AT THE TOP RIGHT WHERE IT SAYS WELCOME.  IF YOU ARE WAIT-LISTED, WE MUST HAVE A WAY TO CONTACT YOU!  CELL PHONE NUMBERS HELP US TO GET YOUR TICKETS TO YOU!

 

 

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