Ready, Set, Tweet! Hangover Auction Rules

December 13, 2014 by Rayanne Langdon

If it wasn’t a clean sweep for you at the raffle on Thursday night, don’t worry — the infamous Hangover Auction is back! Starting at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday, Dec. 14), we’ll be auctioning off even more amazing prizes on Twitter.

The Hangover Auction includes great new prizes and any prizes left unclaimed from Thursday’s party. So, if you still have some holiday shopping to do (or are looking to treat yourself!), here’s how it’s done:

Auctions start on each half hour from 7 to 9 p.m. So, 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. Bids must be placed using the following tweet format:

@hohoto #LOT<lot number> $<your bid>  – <optional friendly note>.

Here’s an example bid on LOT 9 for the Beats By Dr. Dre Solo HD Headphones donated by Kanetix.ca.

@hohoto #LOT9 $150 –  Gimme dem beats!

Times are based on twitter-clock. All auctioneer decisions are final. If @hohoto gets put into Twitter Jail by Twitter, auctions will continue on @hangoverauction.

Some tips:

  • Watch for other competitive bids and try to win your favourite auction lot!
  • Bidding closes firmly as the twitter clock rolls over to the next window (i.e. 8:29:59 bids will be accepted for 8:00 lots, 8:30 bids will not).

Some rules:

  • Winners will be determined by the highest bid received at or before the time the relevant bidding window closes, based on the Twitter timestamp.
  • Winners will be announced by the auctioneer via the @hohoto Twitter account. And this is final. No late bids or early bids will be accepted. No bidding via DM will be accepted.
  • Bids must include Lot Number as the hashtag.
  • Bids must be in full dollars! Opening minimum bid on most items is $25. Remember – every dollar goes direct to feed hungry people via Daily Bread Food Bank.
  • Any items not bid on by the end of their allotted 30 minutes may be withdrawn and re-purposed for other charitable ends.
  • Prizes must be claimed in Toronto. We’ll contact each winning bidder and arrange for payment and collection of your winning items (we’ll need you to collect your prize — more money for the food bank if we avoid expenses).
  • Items must be collected within 1 month (preferably sooner), or they will be re-purposed for other charitable means.
  • Payment by credit card is highly preferred but other arrangements can be made if necessary.

All proceeds, as always, go to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank. Get ready to tweet!