Support and Buy Local: A guide to Postmedia’s hot auction items
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.
Gift cards to local businesses, including Indo Designer Rugs, are available through Support and Buy Local Auction.
Get ready for summer with treatments at Allure Aesthetics.
Friends and cake decorating is a great combination with Cakeify Studio.