Our first-ever online Bids for Bargains auction is going on through Friday, July 18. There are all sorts of items to bid on, including golf memberships, movie passes, even a car! Here are a few items that you can buy at a big discount (because it's Bids for Bargains, and everything always sells for less during Bids for Bargains) and then use as terrific gifts for your loved ones!

Nicole S. Young

Movie Passes

B&B Theatres Main Street Cinema 8 in Hannibal has put together a great package that includes two adult admissions and two orders of popcorn each month for a year! That's a lot of date nights. Everyone enjoys going to the movies, but it can get costly to attend regularly. This package would not only be a lot of fun, but can save you a ton of money.


It's the season for outdoor cooking. The grill featured on Bids for Bargains is a Char-Broil Four-Burner Infrared Gas Grill, provided by Sears Hometown Store in Hannibal. A grill is one of those gifts that not only benefits the receiver, but becomes almost a gift for the entire family.


There are two bows for sale during Bids for Bargains. One is a Hoyt Carbon Element Bow from Butch's Sports World. The other is a BowTech Carbon Knight Bow With RAK Kit from Quincy Bow Pro. If there's a hunter in your life, you should at least take a look at the bows.

Of course there are plenty of other items for sale during Bids for Bargains, too, and almost everything could be a gift for the right person. There are massage packages available, fitness memberships, a mower and even a chance to be on the radio as a guest DJ for a day. Head over to Seize the Deal and check out the online Bids for Bargains auction to see all the cool items that are for sale.