Sup­port and Buy Lo­cal: A guide to Post­media’s hot auc­tion items

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As Al­berta en­ters its third month of life in the time of COVID-19, Post­media’s spe­cial event Sup­port and Buy Lo­cal Auc­tion is kick­ing off a week of re­tail ther­apy to sup­port both con­sumers and busi­nesses alike. The on­line auc­tion opens to­day through June 29 and of­fers in­cred­i­ble dis­counts on ev­ery­thing from hand­crafted soaps to spa pack­ages.

With dozens of unique items up for sale, here’s a buyer’s guide to the hottest picks so that you can get a jump­start on the bid­ding war.

DI­A­MOND STUD EAR­RINGS FROM FLEET­WOOD JEWELLERS

Re­tail Price: $3,690 | Start­ing Bid: $1,845 | Num­ber of Items Avail­able: 1

COVID-19 has brought a lot of new stres­sors to our lives, but gift giv­ing doesn’t have to be one of them. Skip the last-minute search for that spe­cial an­niver­sary present or birth­day sur­prise with th­ese bril­liant-cut di­a­mond ear­rings set in 14-karat white gold.

CAKE DEC­O­RAT­ING GROUP EVENT FROM CAKEIFY STU­DIO

Re­tail Price: $1,000 | Start­ing Bid: $500 | Num­ber of Items Avail­able: 1

If Nailed It! is your pan­demic go-to show, this pri­vate event for 10 is the per­fect baker’s choice. Cre­ate a fab­u­lous de­sign with a six-inch cake, fon­dant, but­ter­cream ic­ing and dec­o­ra­tions. Kits can be de­liv­ered in­di­vid­u­ally so that you and your friends can nail it — or fail it — vir­tu­ally!

GIFT CARD TO INDO DE­SIGNER RUGS

Re­tail Price: $1,000 | Start­ing Bid: $500 | Num­ber of Items Avail­able: 3

Ev­ery room needs an ac­cent piece. Look no fur­ther than the beau­ti­fully hand­made pieces from Indo De­signer Rugs. And if this is your first ma­jor rug pur­chase, ex­perts are avail­able to ad­vise on the right size, colour and de­sign to en­hance your dé­cor while match­ing your bud­get.

GIFT CARD TO BRACKO BROTH­ERS

Re­tail Price: $1,595 | Start­ing Bid: $798 | Num­ber of Items Avail­able: 2

We’re all spend­ing more time at home, so why not in­vest in qual­ity, com­fort­able fur­ni­ture. Whether its rus­tic or con­tem­po­rary de­signs you’re look­ing for, Bracko Broth­ers has it all: from solid wood fur­ni­ture to mat­tresses, from gen­uine leather pieces to up­hol­stery.

HY­BRID PA­TIO COVER FROM DESERT SUN PA­TIOS

Re­tail Price: $8,520 | Start­ing Bid: $4,260 | Num­ber of Items Avail­able: 2

If you’ve been wait­ing for the right mo­ment to take your out­door area to the next level — the time has ar­rived. Just in time for sum­mer, save big on a hy­brid pa­tio cover so that you can pro­tect your deck from the el­e­ments with­out sac­ri­fic­ing its ar­chi­tec­tural beauty.

ROOM REN­O­VA­TION FROM SIG­NA­TURE FLOORS

Re­tail Price: $10,000 | Start­ing Bid: $5,000 | Num­ber of Items Avail­able: 1

Why limit your home im­prove­ment projects to the pa­tio, when you can re­fresh your in­door liv­ing space at the same time. With more than 40 years of ex­per­tise and life­time in­stal­la­tion war­ranty, Sig­na­ture Floors will make your ideal home a re­al­ity with op­tions on hard­wood floor­ing, cab­i­netry and coun­ter­tops.

LASER HAIR RE­MOVAL TREAT­MENT FROM AL­LURE AES­THET­ICS

Re­tail Price: $2,000 | Start­ing Bid: $1,000 | Num­ber of Items Avail­able: 2

Sum­mer is of­fi­cially here, which means that your first so­cial gath­er­ing in months — or­ga­nized re­spon­si­bly with phys­i­cal dis­tanc­ing — will likely be at the park. Look your best in that new dress with silky smooth legs cour­tesy of the ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy at Al­lure Aes­thet­ics. Un­der­arm, up­per lip and Brazil­ian treat­ments also avail­able.

The Sup­port and Buy Lo­cal Auc­tion is now open. Bids will be ac­cepted through­out the du­ra­tion of the auc­tion, which closes at 9 p.m. on Mon­day, June 29.

To view all auc­tion items, visit sup­port­lo­cal­cal­gary.ca.

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Gift cards to lo­cal busi­nesses, in­clud­ing Indo De­signer Rugs, are avail­able through Sup­port and Buy Lo­cal Auc­tion.

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Get ready for sum­mer with treat­ments at Al­lure Aes­thet­ics.

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Friends and cake dec­o­rat­ing is a great com­bi­na­tion with Cakeify Stu­dio.

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