Our annual spring online auction is back and with almost 700 items worth over $250,000 and starting at 60 per cent off, you have a chance to grab items you need or have always wanted at an incredible deal.

Bidding opens on Wednesday, March 20, at 6 a.m. and features everything from local hotels, to garden centres, house cleaning, restaurant gift cards and much more! 

If you have specific items in mind you can head over to the auction page now and select categories under the menu. From Art & Photography to Sport & Recreation, and everything in between, there are great savings to be had for everyone in your house.

The auction utilizes proxy bidding, which means that you can enter the maximum you're willing to bid up to and the software will bid incrementily on your behalf when someone else places a bid. Another great tip is to use the "sort" option. You can use that to view which items cost the least, which have the fewest or most bids, and more.

You can register now if you haven't made an account before, or sign in again if you have, to make sure you're ready to go first thing Wednesday morning.

And, don't forget, you're not only saving big, you're supporting local businesses at the same time. Happy bidding!