Hangover Auction Supreme! (Items inside)

We have 16 (16!) incredible lots for this year’s Hangover Auction. Please read the rules and tips carefully. Retail values are approximate and, as always, lots are subject to change until the auction begins.

7 p.m.

  • LOT #1 – Kobo Arc 10HD android tablet, donated by Kobo – retail value $100

7:30 p.m.

  • LOT #6 – Headshot session, donated by Mix Tape Photos + 1 month of free coworking, donated by Camaraderie – retail value $475
  • LOT #8 – $200 Bellwoods Brewery GC with 6-pack beer, tote & tee gift pack, donated by FreshBooks – retail value $250

8 p.m.

  • LOT #9 – Beats By Dr. Dre Solo HD Headphones, donated by Kanetix.ca – retail value $200
  • LOT #11 – SodaStream Revolution with 2 extra bottles, 1 extra canister & syrups, donated by Connie Crosby – retail value $350

8:30 p.m.

  • LOT #15 – Yamaha PSR-E343 keyboard, stand and bench, donated by Yamaha Canada – retail value $400
  • LOT #16 – 20-person laser tag at Battlegrounds (opening Spring 2015), donated by Battlegrounds – retail value $700

See you on Twitter tomorrow night!

Ready, Set, Tweet! Hangover Auction Rules

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!

Raffle Q & A

You’ve probably read all about our amazing raffle prizes for tonight’s party, right? Right. But, in case you missed it, take a look at this sweet list and get set for good luck tonight!

First thing’s first, though — there are some things you gotta know and there are some rules you gotta follow. Let’s talk about that, shall we?

Q. When does the raffle start?

A. You can buy tickets as soon as you arrive, but the first draw is at 8:30 p.m. We’ll continue to draw for two or more prizes every 15 minutes until 11 p.m.

Q. How much are raffle tickets? 

A. $20 for 20 tickets, or $100 for 150 tickets if you buy them in advance before 3 p.m. today! You can pick up your advance tickets upon arrival.

Q. Where can I get raffle tickets?

A. Online now, or from any of our beautiful volunteers who will be making appearances at the raffle area, on the dance floor, and throughout the venue to take your money.

Q. How will I know if I’ve won?

A. We’re announcing winning ticket numbers on Twitter (so, follow @hohoto!). We’ll also be displaying the winning ticket number of each prize on the wall behind the raffle table, so make sure to visit us lots!

Q. I won! Yay! How long do I have to pick up my prize?

A. Please pick up your prize at the raffle table by 11:30 p.m. tonight. If you’re not available to pick up your prize from us before the raffle’s over, it’ll be donated to the Hangover Action, happening this Sunday, December 14.

Q. Speaking of the Hangover Auction, what’s the deal there?

A. It’s happening Sunday, December 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. and we are so excited about what we’re saving for you!

We’ve got a huge package (LOL) for Battlegrounds Live Gaming, a sweet Bellwoods Brewery package care of FreshBooks, a Yamaha keyboard (plus stand and chair!), and even more wine… just to give you a taste. Stay tuned for the schedule to come!

If you have questions not mentioned here, tweet me! I’m @rlangdon : ) See you tonight!