THE ULTIMATE HANGOVER: New Year’s Day Hangover Auction, 7-9pm

With many of our friends and neighbours still without heat and light, we have decided to push the Hangover Auction forward a little more than expected…so we’re going to have a double hangover! Nurse your headache with the joy of giving, live on Twitter, Wednesday evening January 1st, 7-9pm. Read the rules and tips! Check out what’s on offer! and make sure to join us for just a little more giving to Daily Bread Food Bank.

Hangover Auction Item List – you won’t believe it!

New date just announced: JANUARY FIRST YES NEW YEAR’S DAY 7-9pm!

We have eight AMAZING 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.


  • LOT #1 – A baker’s dozen (13) of pizzas!  gift certificates donated by Panago – retail value $120 and up
  • LOT #2 – Kobo Mini donated by Kobo – retail value $50
  • 7:30pm:

    • LOT #3 – Fresh Collective wardrobe makeover – retail value $200
    • LOT #4 – Virgin Mobile HTC 1 – retail value $500 – NOTE: we have two of these and they will go to the TWO highest bidders! MINIMUM BID $50



    • LOT #7 – Electra Coaster 3i bike from West Side Cycle – retail value $400
    • LOT #8 – Rogers Nokia Lumia 1020 with camera grip case – retail value $700. MINIMUM BID $50

    Hangover Auction Sunday Night on Twitter – The Giving Continues!

    NEW DATE JUST ANNOUNCED: New Year’s Day! January 1st, 7-9pm!

    HoHoTO 2013 will feature one of HoHoTO’s favourite traditions: The Hangover Auction!

    Mark your calendars for the evening of Dec 22nd, which will be when we auction off more AMAZING prizes via Twitter. The Hangover Auction includes great new prizes and any prizes left unclaimed from Thursday’s massive, exhausting, and wonderful HoHoTO 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 the half hour – 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30pm. 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 tickets for an HTC 1 phone (this may not be the actual lot number, schedule forthcoming):

    @hohoto #LOT8 $250 –  can haz new phone please?

    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).

    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. The final decision of the auctioneers is FINAL (can we say final a few more times?  final final final)! No late bids or early bids will be accepted. No bidding via DM will be accepted.

    Bids must include Lot  Number as 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.

    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 1 month (preferably sooner), or they will be re-purposed for other charitable ends.  Payment by credit card is highly preferred but other arrangements can be made if necessary.

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

    So get your Twitter fingers ready!

    The Great VIP Upgrade Raffle!

    Over the three days leading up to The Party Twitter Started (aka: HoHoTO!) we’ll be running a social media raffle. The prize: two upgrades to the VIP area (free snacks and bevvies early in the evening, as well as Somewhere To Sit!) per day. All you need to do is share the raffle tweets and FB updates by HoHoTO (@HoHoTO / and each day (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday) you could get your ticket and a friend’s ticket upgraded!

    See you at the party!