Hangover Auction – Prize Lots & Times

We’re all chomping at the bit to know what’s up for grabs tomorrow in the #HangoverAuction on twitter, and finally the list!!!

This year we are even trying 2 daytime Auction windows – 2:30pm and 3pm.

Remember bidding starts at $20, unless otherwise indicated and your auctioneers’ decision is FINAL.

2:30-2:59pm Lots

#Lot1 -Artsocket’s Illuminated ($200 )

  • Illuminated” stretched canvas print 36×24″
  • Part of Seven Billion Ton online exhibit
  • Sponsor@artsocket

#Lot2 -LTE Rocket™ hub ($275)

  • With the Rocket hub, you can create a Wi-Fi zone for up to 15 devices or users, so pretty much your entire family can connect to the Rogers wireless network at the same time.
  • Sponsor@rogersbuzz

3:00-3:29pm Lots

#Lot3 – TIFF Family Membership & Four Tiff Bell Lightbox screening tickets ($218)

#Lot4 -Tickets for Mesh 13 + Mesh Marketing 13 ($675)

8:00-8:29pm Lots

#Lot5 – Open Road Recording Prize Pack ($150)

#Lot6 –  4-week gift certificate to BootyCamp ($200)

#Lot7 –  Linksys EA6500 + Bridge ($360)

  • The EA6500 provides the ease and convenience of Linksys Smart Wi-Fi’s cloud-based network control apps with future-ready AC speeds. 

8:30-8:59pm  Lots

#Lot8 –  6-course dinner for 4 catered in your home by Chef Matt Kantor of Secret Pickle Supper Club ($850)

#Lot9 – 4 Uber Black Car  Rides ($100)

#Lot10 – Motorola Razr V Phone ($400)

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich),  Dual-Core 1.2 GHz processing speed, 8 MPCamera, 4.3 inch ColourBoost™ qHD TFT LCD, Incredibly thin, made DuPont™ Kevlar® strong
  • Sponsors – @Motorola_CA

9:00-9:29pm Lots

#Lot11 –  3-for-1 Wine Tour Experiences for 8  ($250)

  • 3 gift certificates for wine tour experience at Rosewood Estates Winery & Meadery is an award winning artisinal winery on the Beamsville Bench. Approx 45 mins from Toronto
  •  Each tour experience is for you plus 8 friends and will teach you about viticulture, beekeeping, winemaking and of course wine tasting.
  • Sponsors – @rosewoodwine

#Lot12 – Windsor Hills Luxury Guest House –  ($1800)

  • 1 week stay for up to 10 guests.
  • 5 -bedroom 5-bathroom home with private pool in the prestigious Windsor Hills resort in Orlando Florida.
  • The living room has a 55 inch 3DTV with Bluray as well as an iPod universal dock to listen to tunes through the television.
  • All of our bedrooms have flatscreen TVs and expensive mattresses for a good night’s sleep.
  • The kitchen has 42 inch cabinets and granite countertops stocked with every item needed to cook a meal for a family of 10.
  • Our air-conditioned games room features an 8-foot pool table, foosball, air hockey and darts and an XBox system with Kinect.
  • When you’re done inside, head out the back door to our south west facing private pool. Or walk out the front door to a serene park with playground directly across the street.
  • Photos & more details: http://windsorhillsluxury.com/
  • Sponsors – @WindsorLuxury
  • Starting bid: $100

#Lot13 – Arbonne Gift Basket ($200)

#Lot14 – Ohhh Canada’s Naughty or Nice Package ($270)

9:30-9:59pm Lots

#Lot15 – Restaurant-a-Month Prize ($650)

  • Enjoy a different restaurant every month for 9 months! (alcohol, taxes & tip not generally included)
  • Dinner for 2 at Luma
  • $100 gift certificate from Linda Modern Thai
  • $75 from Farm House Tavern
  • Date Night Package for 2 from Red Fish
  • Khao San Road Reservations Package including $50 gift certificate
  • $50 gift certificates from:
  • Caplansky’s
  • Cava
  • Fuel House

#Lot16 – $100 Hailo credits

#Lot17 –  Kraft Basket ($150)

 10:00-10:29pm Lots

#Lot18 –  Priceless Toronto Package ($200 )

#Lot19 – A day in Oak Recording Studio (8 hours) ($500)

  • Oak Recording Studio for a day in the studio (8 hours)
  • Sponsors – @oakrecordstudio

#Lot20 –LG Optimus G 2600 ($600)

  • an Android LTE device, 4.7 TrueHD IPS display with Gorilla Glass 2, quad-core processor, 2600MHz LTE connectivity, and 2GB of RAM
  • Sponsors – @RogersBuzz  @LGCanada

10:30-10:59pm Lots

#Lot21 Molson Coors Beer fridge ($250)

#Lot22 Gift Card for Solo Bace ($150) from Nzirambi Education Fund

  • from Nzirambi Education Fund
  • Sponsors – @SoloBace

#Lot23 Artsocket “Condo District” ($400)

  • Condo District” stretched canvas print 50×32″
  • Part of Seven Billion Ton online exhibit (custom size print)
  • Sponsors@artsocket

#Lot24 Comedy Lover’s Gift Pack ($200)

  • 2 Tickets for John Wing’s Had Enough Christmas? at Comedy Bar on December 20th
  • 2 Tickets for a live recording of The Dork Forest podcast with guests Sean Cullen & Debra DiGiovanni on January 17th
  • 2 Tickets for Jackie Kashian at Comedy Bar on January 18th
  • 2 Tickets for Eugene Mirman at the Randolph Theatre on March 9th
  • 2 Tickets for Janeane Garofalo at Comedy Bar on March 22nd
  • Sponsors@AtlasChugged


Place a bid using the following tweet format:

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

Here’s an example of bidding $150 for the Raptors vs Nets game:

@hohoto #LOT8 $150 –  I want to watch the Raptors crush the Nets!

Click here to read How to Bid in the Hangover Auction

Hangover Auction – How To

Tomorrow, Tuesday Dec 18th, is the #HoHoTO Hangover Auction – your last chance this year to help HoHoTO help the world suck a little less by helping Daily Bread.

We’re auctioning off  some great new prizes, the prizes that arrived late, and the small handful of unclaimed prizes left over  after Thursday’s massive, exhausting, and wonderful HoHoTO Holiday Party!

There are some exceptionally groovy goodies in this list‚ terrific last minute presents for a friend, loved one, family member, or just to treat yourself!

We’ll get to the list of auction items shortly, but first here’s how to be  a part of it!

Short version:

  • Auctions starting every 30minutes from 2:30-3:00 and 8:00-10:30pm
  • Bids must be placed using the following tweet format:
    @hohoto #LOT<lot number> $<your bid>  – <optional friendly note>
    Here’s an example of bidding $150 for Lot 8 – Raptors vs Nets game: 
    @hohoto #LOT8 $150 –  I want to watch the Raptors crush the Nets!
  • Times are based on twitter-clock.
  • All auctioneer decisions are final.
  • if @hohoto gets locked by twitter, auctions will continue on  @hangoverauction

Long version:

  • Tomorrow morning (Tuesday)  go to the blog and check out the list of Bid Lots
  • From 2:30-3:30, and 8:00pm to 11:00pm, Tuesday Dec 18th get yourself onto Twitter
  • Auction windows run for 30 minutes, and include 3 Lots so keep a close eye on the prize by following your hashtag lot number  (i.e the Lot number you want to win! e.g. #Lot3)
  • Watch for the auction bid lots   to be announced as open on the @hohoto Twitter account (Now opening bidding on #Lot3);
  • Start bidding!
    • note: bids can ONLY be accepted in this format):
      @hohoto #LOT<lot number> $<your bid>  – <optional friendly note>
      e.g.  @hohoto #LOT8 $150 –  I want this prize so badly!
  • 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)

Rules and backgroundy details:

  • Winners will be determined by the highest bid received at or before the time the relevant bidding window closes, based on the Twitter time stamp.
  • Winners will be announced by the auctioneer on @hohoto
  • The final decision of the auctioneers is FINAL!
  • No late bids, no early bids will be accepted.
  • No bidding via DM will be accepted.
  • Bids must include Lot hashtag
  • Bids must be in full dollars!
  • Opening minimum bid on most items is $20 (higher where indicated); no maximum. 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 and services-type prizes must be used in the Toronto-area

Just In Case:

  • If for any reason the kind folks at Twitter decide we are tweeting too much from @hohoto, we will continue the auction at @hangoverauction

We’ll contact each winning bidder and arrange for payment and collection of your winning items (yes, we’ll need you to collect them‚ remember, the goal here is zero expenses, if possible. More money for the food bank that way).  Items must be collected within 2 months (preferably 6 days), or they will be re-purposed for other charitable ends.

All proceeds, as always, to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank

So get your Twitter fingers ready!

Hangover Auction – Tuesday Dec 18th!

Didn’t win anything at HoHoTO this year?  Had an extra cocktail and went home with all your tickets in your pocket? Need some killer Xmas presents but don’t want to leave your keyboard?

Or did you miss out on #HoHoTO entirely but still want to help Daily Bread Food Bank?

Well the Hangover Auction is for you!

“What is the Hangover Auction” you ask?Rochelle Tweeting Prizes

The Hangover Auction is an auction on twitter where we auction off all the unclaimed raffle prizes to raise even more money for Daily Bread Food Bank!

This year, in addition to the unclaimed prizes from #HoHoTO  (including surprisingly the very popular Ruby WatchCo Priceless Toronto prize pack), we have reserved a couple of great prizes just for the Hangover Auction (TIFF Family membership, LG Optimus smartphone, the wildly popular Restaurant-a-month prize pack and much more!)

You don’t have to be in Toronto to participate since some of the prizes can be awarded electronically!

Later today we’ll announce the Auction Lots and share photos of each lot on twitter!  We’ll open each auction lot at the scheduled time, then just send your bids to @HoHoTO for the lots you want to win using their hashtags (e.g. #Lot3)!

So tell your friends and family Tuesday night is booked!  Pour yourself a drink. Put on your most comfortable lounge wear and settle in with your favourite tweeting device to join the fun!

The auctions are fast and furious, with bids flying in from all over twitter. Exciting competition, fantastic prizes, raising even more money for Daily Bread and you don’t even have to put on pants!

Watch @HoHoTO and #HangoverAuction for updates!

Rogers $25 Raffle Ticket Deal – Touch Gloves!

[This is a guest post from Elise Ondet, part of the Social Media Team at Rogers]

Spend $25 on tickets, get warm device-happy fingers for you and help feed a family of four!

Hello, HoHoTOers!

I’ve got good news for your cold-but-device-happy fingers AND your conscience: Rogers has partnered up with HoHoTO so that the first 100 people to find a Rogers team member after spending $25 or more on raffle tickets at the event will get a complimentary pair of device-friendly touch gloves! While supplies last of course, but there are 100 pairs!

You’re also helping out a family of four at the same time, since $25 will provide them with an emergency food hamper.

Here’s how the Glove redemption will work:

  • Once you purchase $25 or more on raffle tickets, take your tickets to a member of the Rogers social media team (we’ll be in our red shirts so you’ll know who we are) and show them your tickets.
  • The team will then mark your tickets and give you your pair of complimentary Touch Gloves so you can still tweet up a storm while you are outside.

Looking forward to seeing you all at HoHoTO tonight!

The world sucks a little more right now…

On Sunday, October 14th, 2012, HoHoTO lost one of our founders, friends and bright shining lights,  Michael O’Connor Clarke, to esophageal cancer.
Up At the HoHoTO Raffle Booth

The Daily Bread Food Bank was an organization near and dear to Michael’s heart.  He had a great sense of community and an insatiable desire to help his neighbours who are hungry live with diginity. As a result, Michael has always been very hands-on with HoHoTO and his impact can be seen in every word written and dollar raised over the past four years.

It was Michael who first coined HoHoTo’s catch phrase, “help make the world suck a little less.” In this time of darkness, you can help make the world suck a little less. Leona, Michael’s wife, has asked that people donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Michael’s name in lieu of flowers for the funeral.

Michael’s death is reverberating through the hearts and souls of all who knew him, and through the internet in the form of countless tweets and blog tributes. Here are just a few of the words being said. Feel free to add your own in the comments of this post.