If you're not familiar with the concept of online bidding, the prospect of an online auction can be confusing. How does it work? The Seize the Deal Missoula Online Auction provides you with the opportunity to bid on items such as a Lost Trail season ski pass and a year of massages. The auction runs from 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 19 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 22.

Seize the Deal uses auto-bidding, which makes the bidding process easy for you. Simply enter the maximum amount you want to want to pay for any item and we will automatically bid on your behalf. This ensures you get the best possible price without going over your maximum bid. When another bid passes your maximum bid amount, you will be notified via email.

If you win an item, it will be placed in your cart, and you will receive an email congratulating you on your win. The item must be paid for within five days, or the next highest bidder will be contacted.

Once the item is paid for, you will receive a certificate for the item. The certificate can be redeemed at the business offering the item.

Here are the items:

  • 1

    One Year of Massage from Montana School of Massage

    The Montana School of Massage wants you to relax with a one hour massage every month for a year. The opening bid for this item is $216 and is valued at $540. If you're looking for a way to let loose and get rid of some stress, massage is the perfect fit.

    Who wants a back massage?
  • 2

    $10,000 Toward Your Choice of Showplace Cabinets

    Are you remodeling your home? Have you been thinking of sprucing up your living space with some new cabinets? Grizzly Cabinets & Counters is offering $10,000 worth of cabinet work for a fraction of the cost. Bidding for this item starts at $4,000. Save money and breathe some life into your kitchen.

    New cabinets and counters can change the look and feel of your kitchen.
  • 3

    $2,000 Toward Countertops From Grizzly Cabinets & Counters

    New counters can change the look and feel of your kitchen. Bid on a chance to win $2,000 toward new counters from Grizzly Cabinets & Counters. The bidding starts at just $800.00. If you've been thinking of updating your counters, this is your chance to get a great product while saving money. Grizzly Cabinets & Counters offers free installation in August and July and a free consultation anytime.


    Expand the surface area in your kitchen with new countertops.
  • 4

    A Monessen Wood Stove From Trader Brothers

    This wood stove from Trader Brothers will warm things up around your house. The bidding for the stove will start at $279.60. The stove is valued at $600. The EPA-approved stove has a heating capacity of about 1200 square feet. Here's your chance to bring a hearth into your home and enjoy savings too.


    It's hot outside now, but those cool fall nights will be here soon.
  • 5

    A Mini Fridge From Fred's Appliance

    Mini fridges are great for secretly storing away a few extra beverages. This mini fridge from Fred's Appliances also has a mini freezer! The bidding starts at $200 for this fridge valued at $500. The fridge may be small, but it's still 50.8" tall.

    Everyone loves a minifridge.
  • 6

    A Samsung Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator

    This fridge will keep your drinks cold during those hot summer days and nights, and can be yours for a fraction of retail cost. The bidding on the fridge from Fred's Appliances starts at $600 and is valued at $1,500.

    What would you do with a new fridge?
  • 7

    Griz Gift Basket from the UM Bookstore

    This basket from the University of Montana Bookstore is the gift that keeps on giving! It includes 12 $30 gift cards, a Camelbak Griz waterbottle, a Griz pint glass, and many other great Griz items. If you're the ultimate fan and you want some Griz gear, look no further. Bidding starts at $200 for this basket valued at $500.

    This basket is filled with all sorts of Grizzly goodies.
  • 8

    A 1998 Honda Civic EX Two-Door Coupe from University Motors

    Gas prices are getting pretty crazy lately. Fortunately, we are auctioning off a pretty little 1998 Honda Civic EX Two-Door Coupe from University Motors. It gets great gas mileage. Be the envy of your friends as you cruise around in your new ride with the sunroof open and the music bumping. The bidding for this car starts at $2,800 and it's valued at $7,000.

    Get up to 28 miles per gallon in the city in this 1998 Honda Accord.
  • 9

    A 2013-2014 Season Ski Pass From Lost Trail

    It's hard to think about skiing at a time like this. Before you know it, it will be winter. You can save money on this season ski pass to Lost Trail and spend money on more important things, like getting your bindings replaced or getting some new poles. The bidding starts at  $210 and is valued at $525.

    Yeah it's summer - but winter will be here before you know it.