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Any items not bid on by the end of their allotted 30 minutes may be withdrawn and re-purposed for other charitable ends.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!

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

Bidding

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!