2017 Celebration Barn Silent Auction

The 2017 Silent Auction has come to an end. With your help, we raised over $11,000 in one day! If you were not present at the auction, the final bit amounts are reflected below. We contacted all winners via email on Tuesday, July 25.

If you would like to donate an item for the 2018 Silent Auction, please email Ian@CelebrationBarn.com to begin the process.

 Thank you for supporting the Barn!

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Stunning One-Week Vacation Home on Hatteras Island, NC $2,195 $100 $1,200 Bid Now
Take in ocean views and gorgeous sunsets on beautiful Hatteras Island, NC! A week-long stay in this 4500+ sq. ft. vacation house is perfect for a family reunion, business retreat, or holiday with friends. In addition to its 7 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths, this superbly furnished home includes wifi, a gourmet kitchen, and a recreation room with a pool table and wet bar. Lounge on the ample decking, take a dip in the oceanfront heated pool, or relax in the hot tub or jacuzzi. There's 2 grills for cookouts, outdoor speakers and showers - even a basketball hoop. It's the makings of a perfect vacation! Dates available from 3/18/18-5/26/18 and 9/9/18-11/24/18.
One Week at Fred's Lakehouse $1,000 $50 $500 Bid Now
Click Here for More Photos! Be reminded what it's like to take in a breath of fresh air and let everything go. This charming 2-level home is nestled in the woods along the shores of beautiful North Pond. Frontage of 250 feet allows for gradual entry to the pond, and includes a ramped dock and ladder. Currently available September-October 2017 and June-August 2018.
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One Week on Sand Pond $800 $50 $550 Bid Now
Ravenswood cabin, a quiet cottage on the eastern shore of pristine Sand Pond, has 1 double bed, 2 single beds, a fully equipped kitchen, a charcoal grill, and its own dock with the cleanest water in Norway! Poland Spring water supplied; WiFi, HD TV, DVD. (Winner supplies own sheets, towels and food. Owner will negotiate a date.)
Boston Condo Weekend Get-Away $500 $50 $350 Bid Now
Enjoy the history and culture of Boston in style from this beautiful condo. You'll be situated near Boston's great bars, restaurants, museuems, and more - and just a few blocks away from famed Fenway Park. (The winner must contact the host at least two weeks in advance to schedule their two consecutive days; specific dates are subject to availability.)
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A Week in Tuscany $1,000 $50 $1,250 Bid Now
Click Here for More Photos! Sarteano is a Tuscan hill town of about 4000 people located in the southern part of Siena Province, Italy, about 1 hour 45 minutes north of Rome, and 1 hour 30 minutes south of Florence; it is easily reachable on the A1. This very old but recently restored townhouse is located in the medieval town center on Vicolo Sasso Grosso, just below the castle, has 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, on two floors. It has a full kitchen/dining room/living room. It sleeps six (plus an extra small mattress for a child). Sarteano is particularly important from the historical point of view. Located between Val d'Orcia and Valdichiana, the area of Sarteano has been inhabited for thousands of years. For this reason, Sarteano has a very rich archeology. In particular, some of the most important Etruscan tombs of Tuscany are located in the countryside around Sarteano. A large portion of the archeological objects found in the area form the collection of the Museo civico archeologico di Sarteano. Sarteano is surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and fields. There is a small sports complex for soccer, and a riverside campground, outside of town. (Weeks generally run Sat-Sat, which is more important in late spring/summer/fall, more flexible off season; donor will work with winner to select a mutually agreed upon time. A 100€ cleaning fee is payable to the sweet next door neighbor, Pina.)
Grant Writing Assistance $300 $25 $250 Bid Now
David Greenham will donate up to 10 hours of grant writing assistance to your organization or project. David has 25 years of arts management experience, most recently 14 years as the Producing Artistic Director of The Theater At Monmouth where he helped raise nearly $4 million for building renovation and restoration for facilities there. He currently works as a consultant for non-profit organizations throughout Maine, and also develops programs for the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. David will help help the top two bidders research, plan and write your grant(s) and will teach you some of the tricks for writing successful proposals. Expires July 2018.
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Date Night in (South) Paris $65 $5 $55 Bid Now
Dust-off your slick dancin' shoes and take your honey out for a night on the town! Green Gardens will set the mood with gift certificate for a floral arrangement before you head over to the new X-Vault Pub & Provisions (with your $40 gift certificate).
Headshot/Portrait Session $250 $25 $75 Bid Now
Treat yourself to a professional headshot session in the Portland area! Tim Greenway has more than 20 years of experience as a professional photographer, specializing in editorial, commercial, weddings, events, portraits and architecture photography. (The location to be determined by the winning bidder and photographer. The images from the session will be posted on a private gallery to review. The subject selects their favorite headshot and a hi-resolution headshot will be provided. The final selected headshot will be adjusted and edited in Photoshop.)
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The Retiree - 36" x 18" Acrylic on Canvas $750 $50 $200 Bid Now
In addition to being an international, award-winning street performer, Brent studied fine arts (and juggling) at Bates College. Brent has been on the prestigious Faneuil Hall Street Performers roster since 2009. His work has taken him all over the world, but he still calls Vermont home. Photo realistic fine art painting of the artist's mother. (36" x 18" Acrylic on Canvas)
Game Night Bundle $61 $5 $25 Bid Now
Embrace your inner gamer with a framed set of Scrabble Rules from 1976, rendered in the distinctive letterpress style, dating back to the late 1800s. (11"x18.5") We'll get the gaming started in style with a designer decks of Sawdust Circus Playing Card Deck by Emanuel José!
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Savory Bundle $58 $5 $45 Bid Now
Induldge your inner foodie with handmade pottery plates from Jess Esch (10" x 7") and a wild selection of Fiore oils and vinegars: one 60 ml bottle each of White Truffle Oil from Alba Italy, Japanese Roasted Sesame Oil, Butternut Squash Seed Oil, 25 year aged Sherry Reseva from Spain and a traditional 18 year aged Balsamic Vinegar.
Six Renegade Juggling Clubs $180 $10 $100 Bid Now
This is your chance to score on a stunning set of six Px3 clubs, custom assembled by Renegade Juggling, one of the oldest manufactures of juggling equipment!
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Celebration Barn Painting in Custom Frame $100 $10 $35 Bid Now
Bring the Barn's rustic beauty and creative energy home with you with this original watercolor painting by Pennsylvania artist Anne Treadwell
Tickets to "Measure for Measure" in NYC $150 $15 $80 Bid Now
You could score two tickets to the world premiere of "Measure for Measure," a dynamic new production from Elevator Repair Service, the Obie-winning company behind "Gatz," returning to The Public to celebrate their 25th season. With athletic theatricality and Marx-Brothers-inspired slapstick, the ERS ensemble brings exciting new life to this story of impossible moral choices in 17th century Vienna. Radical experiments with speed set the play's combination of the comically absurd and the tragically serious in stark relief, and deliver a remarkable new show that marries the company's unique performance style with the Bard's exquisitely lyrical language. (At The Public Theater in NYC during previews September 18 - October 8; Subject to availability)
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Gentle Dining Gift Certificate for Two $110 $10 $110 Bid Now
Gentle Dining is a series of intimate dinner parties on Saturday hosted by Dafe DiCocoa since the winter of 1995. They provide a very gentle way to experience food by slowing down, meeting new friends and learning about the food culture and customs of different Mediterranean region. This is fun, delicious edible education right in Bethel, Maine! (Saturday Nights at 6:45pm. BYOB - we'll have wine glasses.)
Amber & Silver Necklace $125 $10 $70 Bid Now
Four beautiful shades of amber strung on sterling silver offer the perfect finishing touch for your next night out on the town.
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Gift Certificates $75 $5 $70 Bid Now
The winner will receive $25 and $50 gift certificates to Standard Gastropub, a new contemporary dining concept in rural Bridgton, Maine; drawing culinary influence from around the globe with a drive to support local agriculture, a concise daily menu of dishes with a focus on gourmet takes on everyday street food, and an extensive beverage program including more than 200 North American craft Brews, off-beat wines, and house designed cocktails.
Framed Dock Photograph $100 $10 $20 Bid Now
You'll always have a seat at the lake to watch the day unfold. (17"x14.5")
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Two Quoitzal Table Lamps $320 $25 $125 Bid Now
Add a touch of class to your home with a matching pair of lamps by Quoizel, one of the nation's leading manufacturers of quality decorative lighting and home accessories, . (16" D x 30" H)
Framed Dog Sled Photograph $150 $10 $60 Bid Now
This bright winter print is perfect for your mountainside hideaway. Boy do they look happy! (23"x29")
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Four Rounds of Golf $104 $10 $90 Bid Now
Norway Country Club is Maine's Most Scenic 9 Hole Golf Course! Designed by George Dunn in 1929 this 9-hole gem, with its tall pines and hardwoods, has something for golfers of all ages. From high on the 1st tee, where one can see the White Mountains through the signature hole # 5, golfers can test their skill and enjoy the game. (4 rounds, 18 holes each)
Encaustic Artwork $130 $10 $40 Bid Now
A view of the shore will never be far away with this lovely framed piece, featuring shells mixed and encaustic inlay. (8"x8")
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Shopping Tote $88 $5 $70 Bid Now
This handy Shopping Tote is the perfect companion for all of your summer adventures! Rough & Tumble is commited to producing their lines solely in Maine. They have sourced and trained their production team in Norway, pulling from local talent to help revitalize rural Maine.
2 Yards of Organic Compost $100 $10 $60 Bid Now
Up to 2 yards of MOFGA certified organic compost to be delivered within 10 miles of Norway. (Additional deliver charges apply outside of the 10 mile radius.)
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Framed Brick House Photograph $150 $10 $20 Bid Now
Ground your own home with a perfectly-framed print of this stately brick manor. (17"x24")
Energy Balancing/Polarity Therapy Session $65 $5 $25 Bid Now
Emily uses the healing modality of Polarity Therapy to encourage deep relaxation and clear blocked energy. During a fully-clothed session, gentle massage and light pressure along your energy pathways will promote healing at the cellular level and the balancing of emotions, mind and spirt. Benefits include: maintaining wellness and easing of arthritis, joint pain, fatigue, headaches, stress, depression, and grieving. (Session given at 63 Elm Street in Bethel.)
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One Month Membership $70 $10 $20 Bid Now
With over 30 weight lifting machines, 5 treadmills, 2 recumbent bicycles, 2 upright bicycles, 2 spin bicycles, 2 ellipticals, a stair stepper, an arc trainer, a variety of different benches & weights, fitness classes, and fully-equipped locker rooms, RUSH Fitness is Oxford Hills' largest and most complete fitness facility.
Maine Gift Basket $93 $5 $45 Bid Now
Bring a little Downeast into your home with this Maine-themed collection, including a decorative basket, moose mugs and cloth napkins, blueberry jam, and preserved bluberries! You can enjoy it all while reading a hardcover copy of "50 Things to Do in Maine Before You Die."
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Gift Certificate $50 $5 $35 Bid Now
Ruthie's Boutique is THE place in the mountains of Maine for the most fashionable separates, sweaters, slacks, and accessories from casual to chic. Ruthie's also features Brighton handbags and jewelry.
Gift Certificate for a Floral Arrangement $100 $10 $50 Bid Now
Impress someone special with this professional floral arrangement created by Robin Nureck at Robins & Roses!
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Wildlife Identification Service $60 $5 $20 Bid Now
Photographed a beautiful bird on your last vacation? Found a neat newt in your back yard? Got a real head-scratcher of a photo in the archives that you can't seem to place? Well here's something just for you! Nature lover, actor, and all around nice person Ian Carlsen will identify any bird, mammal, reptile, or amphibian (no eggs, please) from North or Central America, Europe, or Northern Africa. The top two bidders may each submit a single batch of up to 20 photos along with the a rough location and date for each photo and (provided there aren't any real stumpers) will get a full ID list within two weeks maximum. This service is valid until January 31, 2018.
Framed Lake Watercolor $100 $10 $75 Bid Now
This original watercolor features beautifully detailed birch trees with majestic purple mountains in the distance. (17"x14")
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Singing Telegram $100 $10 $40 Bid Now
Embarrass your friends or show loved ones how much you care by sending them a sweet, old-fashioned singing telegram. Delivered by professional musician and entertainer Becca Bernard, this personalized package includes serenade, look of choice, chocolates and a card delivered to the office or home. Choose either The Classic or Shark-o-gram. Redeem by December 2017. Available within the burroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx or Queens.
Yellow Glass Pendant $50 $5 $25 Bid Now
Kavi's jewelery, hand-crafted in his studio in Portland, is created in the traditional Italian. Each piece is a unique work of art!
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Custom Cake $75 $10 $50 Bid Now
Let Landry's Confections in Windham, Maine create the perfect customized cake for your next event! This is valid for a two tier cake with fun designs or a wedding theme that can feed up to 30 people.
Two Hours of College Counseling $150 $10 $50 Bid Now
Help your student get an insider's edge in the college search and selection process by working with Westport Educational Consulting! Wendy Thompson spent twelve years on the admissions staff of Bowdoin College (2000-2012) and has served as director of admissions for several secondary boarding schools. Your auction donation entitles you to two hours of college counseling services, which can include any of the following: Advice and asssitance regardig high school course choices, A college list tailored to your teenager's academic profile, extracurricular and academic interests, personality, and career goals, Feedback on college application essays and extracurricular activity descriptions on the Common Application, College visit tips and planning, Preparation and coaching for college interviews. (Services available in person or via email and Skype.)
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Gift Certificate $50 $5 $50 Bid Now
76 Pleasant Street's elegant, comfortable and fire lit dining rooms are the perfect setting for their innovative cuisine, which focuses on the simplicity of fine ingredients and thoughtful presentations.
Hypnosis Session for Stress Management $75 $5 $45 Bid Now
Experts tell us that 80 percent of our complaints are stress-related. Stress contributes to diminished performance, poor concentration, difficulties with short- term memory, insomnia, and can affect how people handle their jobs and relationships. In this session you will learn to use sub-conscious skills to relax, concentrate, focus your thoughts, and marshal your strengths. Avner Eisenberg is a Board Certified Ericksonian Hypnotist, NLP Master Practitioner, and certified instructor of hypnosis and NLP. (Sessions to take place in person in Portland, ME, unless you happen to be located somewhere Avner is touring.)
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Maine Foodie Tour GC for 2 $120 $10 $70 Bid Now
Steeped in rich local and maritime history, Portland, Kennebunkport, Rockland and Bar Harbor are also home to an abundance of organic produce, dairy products from our farms, and fresh fish and seafood from our harbors. Join Maine Foodie Tours' highly entertaining guides to uncover the storied past of these vibrant towns. You'll enjoy tasty samplings of local fare created by talented artisans who continue to create and inspire! (Good for any walking tour.)
Gift Certificates $100 $10 $90 Bid Now
This two hundred year old clapboard house turned restaurant has delighted guests in South Paris, Maine since 1976, serving French-Continental cuisine in an elegant country atmosphere at affordable prices. $100 in Gift Cards will be given to the top two bidders.
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A Flight of Fancy $200 $10 $110 Bid Now
Pilot Bruce Rood invites you to tour the Oxford Hills with a scenic excursion of your choice! A scenic one-hour plane ride for two or three people in Bruce's Cessna-182 Skylane is valued at $200. Of course, the ride has the potentially longer and more interesting for the right bid!
Dinner for Four $300 $25 $375 Bid Now
Stoneheart Farm will entertain you and three guests, delighting your palates with an intimate 5-course Farm to Fork Dinner. Stoneheart Farm is a diversified farm in the foothills of western Maine. They raise Katahdin sheep and sell lamb wholesale and retail to discerning customers in central and western Maine as well as Portland. The kitchen is central to the gastronomic theme of the farm and the source of many savory products. They work long days doing what they love and wouldn't have it any other way. Dinner starts with a farm tour, an introduction to Agriculture 101 and a glimpse of the pasta kitchen. Reserve this culinary experience with your best friends and you will have an evening to remember! (Contact the farm for available dates. Expires December 1,2017.)
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PinBox 3000 $50 $5 $45 Bid Now
Each cardboard tabletop pinball kit comes with 39 essential die-cut parts and everything you need to build your PinBox 3000. No tools required. The kit includes two interchangeable play boards for you to customize two separate pinball games. Graphics are printed on the negative space of each punch out slide for multiple custom themes and inspiration. (1 hour assembly. Ages 7 and up with adult supervision recommended.)
Cheese & Preserve Basket $121 $10 $60 Bid Now
Treat yourself to local, gourmet preserves and cheeses from the Cellars at Jasper Hill, a working dairy farm with an on-site creamery in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. They ship freshly cut wedges overnight to arrive on a date of your choosing!
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Circus Smirkus Tickets $50 $5 $20 Bid Now
Bring your kids out (or bring out your inner kid!) with a pair of tickets to Circus Smirkus' 2016 Big Top Tour - "Midnight at the Museum" in Kennebunkport on August 10 at 6:00 PM.
Guess Watch Set $300 $10 $60 Bid Now
This handsome watch comes with three interchangeable bands to suit any style!
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Gift Certificate $100 $10 $105 Bid Now
Bring the whole gang out for dinner or treat yourself. You know you want this much NOSH. That's 4 ridiculously decadant Apocalypse Now Burgers. Or 16 orders of bacon-dusted fries!
Wine Tasting for Six $150 $10 $50 Bid Now
The best way to learn about wine is to drink it! Join somolier Mark Ohlson for a wine tasting for you and five of your friends at MJ's in Portland. It’s not the stuffy, expensive, uptown scene you might envision when you hear the words “wine bar.” Instead, MJ’s is a “hangout in the living room with a bottle” kind of spot. A place where you don’t have to know anything about wine you can just sip and chat with your friends or sit at the bar and make some new ones. It’s about fun and connecting over a glass of wine! (Expires 6/31/2018.)
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Silk Scarf and Nabos Gift Certificate $150 $10 $50 Bid Now
This gorgeous Eco-Printed Silk Scarf was printed by local fiber artist Mary DeLano. Local Japanese Maple, oak leaves, and bracken fern are steamed on specially treated scarves that capture the pigento from the plants. (6' x 2'; light as a feather) You'll sure to find just the right accessory to set it off with a $25 gift certificate to Nabos!
Craft Party! $50 $5 $25 Bid Now
Share your passion for crafting with the world in this flattering "I Knit Maine" t-shirt from Fiber & Vine. The owner's mother sweetned the deal by donating a chocolate covered bottle of a Malbec-Syrah wine from Calia for your next night in. (Best mom ever!)
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Longaberger Holiday Decor $190 $10 $50 Bid Now
Holy Christmas in July! You can deck ALL the halls with this great assortment of Longaberger Pottery holiday decorations: 4 snowman ornaments, woven bell and hanger, woven basket with cloth liner, a woven basket with ceramic "presents" lid, and a decorative ceramic bowl.
Wallpaper Borders $200 $10 $50 Bid Now
Give a fresh breath of life to a couple rooms with these pre-pasted borders: Fire Truck motif (10 3/8" x 56') and Sun & Moon motif (6 1/5" x 90')
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Elegant Kitchen Bundle $85 $5 $55 Bid Now
This lovely 12" salad bowl--with hand-painted warm tones and apples--is functional, too! The bowl and a bottle of top-shelf Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Tasteful Things and just begging to be used for a get together this fall.
Sheep Hide Rug $300 $10 $125 Bid Now
This beautifully cured, machine washable sheep hide from Maine Fun Farm is white and measures 2' X 3', made from their sheeps' wool, and would be lovely as a throw or a rug.
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Basket of Botanical Goodies $100 $5 $40 Bid Now
It's like receiving a gift package from a fairy tale garden. You'll instantly fall in love with the plants, hand-crafted goods, and more in this basket from Ground Cover, "a shop with a botanical spirit!" (basket will be similar to the one pictured; fresh botanicals to be picked-up at Ground Cover)
Locally Grown Bundle $81 $5 $90 Bid Now
It doesn't any localer than this: syrup from Gibson Family Farms in Buckfield, a growler from Norway Brewing Co with a $15 gift certificate to fill it with fresh beer, and a one-of-a-kind succulent garden from Halls Pond Gardens in South Paris!
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Handcrafted Walnut Jewelry Box and Earrings $153 $10 $150 Bid Now
Slide back the lid on Scott Gibson's beautifully handcrafted jewelry box to reveal ten compartments, each lined with black leather. (14" x 5" x 2") These dangling earrings were created by Sarah Shepley with hand-fabricated paper tiles with gold and bead embellishments. A perfect first addition to your new jewelry box!
Fancy That! $70 $5 $25 Bid Now
These beauties will come in handy the next time you have company. Pick-up this matching set of four crystal bowls and an adorable 12" tall Bunny Tea Pot to improve your hosting game!
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Gift Certificate $100 $5 $85 Bid Now
Make your next special occasion even more of a reason to celebrate with this $100 gift certificate to one of Portland's premiere fine dining restaurants, known for its impeccable food service. See first-hand how they earn Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, AAA 5-Diamond rating, and a #1 Rank on Trip Advisor year after year.
Family Fun Package $95 $10 $60 Bid Now
Your family will stay busy all summer long with this great line-up of fun trips! Ice cream from The Inside Scoop in South Paris, a refillable mug and treats from The Magic Lantern in Bridgton, and passes for two to Storyland in Glen, NH. (Storyland passes expire 10/18/17.)
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$50 Homegood/TJMaxx Gift Card $50 $5 $45 Bid Now
$50 Homegood/TJMaxx Gift Card
$50 Walmart Gift Card $50 $5 $50 Bid Now
$50 Walmart Gift Card
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$50 Panera Gift Card $50 $5 $45 Bid Now
$50 Panera Gift Card
$50 Target Gift Card $50 $5 $45 Bid Now
$50 Target Gift Card

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