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More potential bargains in the latest Luxury Travel Diary charity auction

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Back in February I wrote about a charity auction being held at at It featured a large number of lots donated by many of the luxury hotels and suppliers featured on the site and yet, because it is a very niche site, there were clearly going to be some bargains.

A few Head for Points readers managed to snap up some of the lots.  The proceeds were split between UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and Julia’s House, a hospice close to the author in Dorset.

Prompted by the success of the last auction, the site has put together another.  The lots are now live at this page.  The causes are Julia’s House, Blessed Generation Children’s Centre and Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

There are lots available all over the world – from Earls Court to Zambia.  Obvious what appeals to one person may not appeal to another, but four nights at the Grosvenor House in Dubai could be handy.

There is more of a UK focus this time, with lots including seven nights in a riverside cottage in Cornwall, two nights in a luxury apartment during the Edinburgh festival and some London restaurant meals.  UK-only lots can be seen by clicking here.

Other interesting choices include two lots of five nights in Bali in villas with private pools.  There are also ten nights in Phuket and stays in Southern Spain, France, Portugal as well as a cruise in Burgundy.  And if your burnt all your Avios points pre-devaluation, there is always two days in a ‘luxury pod’ on a farm in Devon (photo above).  Some items are looking worryingly cheap at presentone of the Bali villas is currently at £31.

The best thing to is pop over to Luxury Travel Diary and take a look. Closing dates are staggered over 40 days, apparently to make the admin easier, with the first ones closing next week.

Comments (4)

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  • Tom C says:

    I was bidding on this last time and got outbid with just 5 seconds to go, then the website crashed as I tried to outbid them and win the bid:

    The pain still exists to this day

    • polly says:

      Hi tom I am bidding on a couple also..and yes it does happen with people waiting literally until the last second to bid. Let’s hope some of us are lucky. We have the flights already booked so fingers crossed.

  • Doreen says:

    Tom C … me too – I really thought I had that one: however, I did pick up some other great hotel stays.

  • Anon says:

    Not sure if anyone still reading this… but I thought I had a good chance on something at a great price, but instead of winning the item when the auction closed they simply extended it by another 12 days! So I guess if the bid isn’t high enough they’ll extend the auction period until it is! Doesn’t seem quite Fair play!

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