Rules & Procedures

We request that item winners call our offices to make payment over the phone or verify you are mailing in your payment. 

After your payment is received, the certificate will be mailed to you.

Auction bidding begins at 8am on September 21st, 2020 through 11:59pm on September 30th, 2020.


All items may be bid online at anytime up to the closing time listed. Auction closings online will be determined by the time shown in the Auction program. Proxy bids will be processed at the closing time.

Winning bidders will be contacted by phone and will have one week to pick up their merchandise certificates to redeem at the participating merchant.

All payments can be made at the News-Gazette office located at 201 Devonshire, Champaign, IL 61820 

Cash, check, Discover, Visa, AMEX, or Mastercard may be used for any purchase, excluding the vehicles offered. Vehicles must be paid for by cash or check. Sales tax and any other fees involved with obtaining any of the items purchased must be paid to the company providing the item for bid and are not included in the bid price. All sales are final. No exchanges or returns are allowed.