How It Works

Bidding

You have the opportunity to bid on our weekly auctions that close at 8 PM EST on Tuesdasys based on location, vacation amenities such as golf, spa facilities, area attractions and price. Bidders can save as much as 80% for their Florida vacations. Our winning bidders average savings of more than 50%, so trying your hand at an auction is a great way to save.

Registration is free and simple and is required in order to bid on the website. If you have and ADA limitations and require assistance to register on our site please call or email us so we can help you. Prior to bidding, you must save your address and credit card information into your account. We do not sell your information or store this information off of the server. 

Bids are placed in $5 or $10 increments. When you place a bid by entering the amount in the Starting Bid field, that amount will automatically be entered in the Maximum Bid field. If you are outbid, you will receive an email and/or text alert with a link back to that auction, providing you the opportunity to place another bid. You can also bid on a budget, by entering a higher amount in the Maximum Bid field – in increments of $10 as the next bid higher than your Starting Bid will be $5 higher than your bid, so your counter bid would need to be $5 higher, so it is best to always enter a range in $10 increments when bidding on a budget. And if you select this method of bidding, our system will automatically enter your next bid if you are outbid, and will never exceed your Maximum Bid amount.

Being a winner is easy! Auction winners receive an email with a link to pay for their winning auction and then a link to a travel voucher Adobe PDF worth the value of their bid, plus any taxes. Certain advertisers that offer private homes or condominiums may have additional charges such as cleaning fees, and some hotels do have resort or parking fees, which will be clearly identified in the auction listings. 

All winning bidders will receive an email at the close of the auction to make a payment for the specific auction they won. Auctions won must be paid for within 24 hours of auction close or the winning bid will be cancelled and the item will be relisted for auction again. A charge of 7% for taxes and processing fees will be added to the total for all winning bids. Florida Vacation Auction only accepts credit cards as payment. Travel vouchers are redeemable for a minimum of 90 days and are sometimes can be used for up to 6 months or even 1 year, details will be stated inside of the listing. Individual advertisers, not Florida Vacation Auction, determine the redemption dates for any winning auction voucher. When bidding on specific auctions, bidders are accepting the terms and conditions for that specific auction. All reservations that require reference and redemption of the Florida Vacation Auction voucher are booked direct with the hotel or resort. Florida Vacation Auction attraction ticket vouchers are redeemable at the advertiser’s box office. Attraction tickets may be mailed with the Florida Vacation Auction voucher which is subject to the advertiser’s option. Florida Vacation Auction vouchers have defined redemption dates per advertiser, and are non-transferrable. Any extensions to the redemption dates or transferring to a third party are at the discretion of the supplier or advertiser.

 

Buying Direct

You can book your Florida hotel, resort, and attractions from our advertiser’s special Buy Direct offers for those not wanting to participate in the auction process. These special offers are part of every advertiser’s offer during each of their four-week listings, and no registration is required. All you need to do is click on the Buy Direct button or text link below our chat box that lists the Buy Direct From price and a new window will open directly to the advertiser’s website so you shop for the best available rates and special offers from Florida’s best hotels, resorts and area attractions! This is also the preferred method if your vacation plans require specific dates as our auction vouchers are subject to availability on a date range.

What Are You Waiting For?

No matter which option you choose for your next Florida escape; bidding on a hotel, resort, and attractions where vacationers can save up to 80% or buying directly from our advertiser’s special promotions, Florida Vacation Auction is the best way to plan your Florida holiday! It’s easy, fun, and the smartest way to purchase your next trip to paradise. Bid. Win. Enjoy!