The poor souls who follow the official New York Mets Twitter feed may have noticed a tweet this morning that included a link offering either a free ticket or a two-for-one ticket deal for the team’s series against the Miami Marlins this weekend.
— New York Mets (@Mets) April 2, 2013
The tweet is still up, which means that the offer’s still live.
The team is calling the promotion “Tweet a Ticket,” but there’s no need to actually tweet anything in order to get a ticket. Heck, there’s no need to even follow @Mets on Twitter to get the deal, despite the best efforts of the Mets’ social media team. Anyone who can see the tweet (which is anyone who knows how to navigate to Twitter.com/Mets — so pretty much every Internet user other than your grandma) can get a free ticket. Whether you follow the Mets or not is never validated. You do have to give the team your credit card number, though, which is kind of sketchy.
Of course, there is a finite number of seats in Citi Field, so this deal will presumably get shut down at some point. Best to jump on it now if you have any desire to watch a team that went 14 games under .500 in 2012 host a team that went 24 under — outdoors in weather that’s expected to hover around 10 F and with a chance of rain.