Bid for CRESS and Support Typhoon Haiyan Relief (Auction #2)

Posted on: 15th Nov 2013  /   Categorized: Cress


Thanks to everyone who bid, and congrats to Cynthia K. who won with a jaw-dropping $510! THANK YOU!



You are looking at the blog post for Auction #2. View Auction #1 here.


Unless you’ve been busy exploring the outer rims of the galaxy lately, you have no doubt heard of Super Typhoon Haiyan and the horrendous havoc it has caused in the Philippines. The death toll has reached over 10,000 and … it’s just really, really bad. My heart goes out to everyone in the Philippines and everyone who has friends and family who have been impacted by this storm, and of course to all the Lunar Chronicles fans and readers who are experiencing such a terrible, life-altering disaster.


It’s easy to think that there isn’t much you can do to help people when you live on the other side of the world from them, but we know that isn’t true. Our monetary donations to organizations like Global Giving or NAFCON can help bring much-needed food and supplies to the people who have lost everything.


With that in mind, I’m hosting two auctions – each with the same prize lot – and all proceeds will be given to Global Giving’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund.



The Auction

Phillipines auction

You are bidding on a single prize pack that includes the following items:


– 1 signed ARC of CRESS: Book Three of the Lunar Chronicles

– 1 limited-edition Lunar Chronicles messenger bag

– 1 Scarlet watermelon-flavored lipgloss

– 3 signed Marissa Meyer book plates

– 4 temporary tattoos

– 2 Scarlet stickers



Note: This is IT guys. With the exception of the ARC reserved for the Write Like Crazy challenge winner, these are my last ARCs of Cress.



How to Bid

Comment to this blog post with your bid amount. This auction is open internationally, but all bids must be in US dollars.


(IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are reading this from a GoodReads or Amazon feed, please click-through and bid on my actual blog at, otherwise your bids will be ignored.)


Auction #1 will end on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m. PST.


Auction #2 will end on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m. PST.



Claiming Your Prize


I will contact the winning bidders within 24 hours of the auction ending. The highest bidders in each auction will have three days to donate the bid amount directly to the Global Giving Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund and send me the confirmation of their donation, along with their mailing address.

I will then match the final amounts of both auctions with my own donation to the relief fund, and send out your prize.



Donating and Other Auctions

If you would like to donate to the relief fund separate from these auctions, you can do so here:


If you would like to bid on more awesome YA goodies to help the people impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, check out these auctions:

YALLFEST for the Philippines: YALLfest is auctioning off prizes from this year’s festival authors (including a signed set of Legend, Prodigy, and Champion by Marie Lu!). 100% of proceeds go to NAFCON.

Authors for Philippines: This site is being run out of the UK and you’ll have to use a currency calculator to place your bids, but there are a TON of amazing prizes – from signed books to manuscript critiques, so check it out. 100% of proceeds go to the Red Cross.


  1. Kribu commented on:

    I’ve already donated some, but that Cress ARC is too tempting (not to mention the rest of the bag of goodies)!

    $100 USD to start this off with.

  2. Ida Sanchez commented on:

    I’m from the Philippines myself. I live in the city that was suppose to be the direct hit of the storm until it decided to shift slightly and destroyed Tacloban and the northern edge of our island instead. Everyone here is trying their best to help those who took the hit for us. I am so happy and thankful of you Marissa 😀 I don’t have a ton of cash and if I don’t win I was planning on donating it anyways so I don’t mind if I win or lose as long as the money goes into good hands and good people.


  3. Amna Mukhimar commented on:

    hey could anyone tell me the diff between auctions 1 & 2 ?

    I already bid there .. but I’ll double my chances and bid $220

    I have to say that today we had an argument in class about donations .. Some say that cloths and supplies are the best sort instead of money ..

    No matter what conspiracy theories are out there .. our prayers are with those whom are dealing with/ have faced/ still facing the horrors of such events … may the help they need finds its way to them .. in all forms possible ..

    peace out

  4. Jeanne Lejon commented on:

    I’ll bid $250

  5. CYNTHIA K commented on:

    BID $255

    THANK YOU, Marissa Meyer for putting together a prize pak that includes an ARC of Cress. Excited to see how the Cinder’s story unfolds. Looking forward to meeting the new characters involved along her journey.

    Also appreciate the opportunity to donate to a great cause. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the people of the Philippines.

  6. Amna Mukhimar commented on:

    $ 260

    fingers “cressed” 😉

  7. Sarah commented on:

    Thank you for the opportunity to get an ARC of Cress, along with the other goodies, and for supporting relief in the Philippines!

  8. CYNTHIA K commented on:

    BID $275

    THANKS for a chance to win a CRESS ARC! LOVE . . . LOVE . . . LOVE, this book series!

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  10. CYNTHIA K commented on:

    Your Message

  11. CYNTHIA K commented on:

    BID $310

  12. Kelly T commented on:

    Bid- $475…thanks!!

  13. Raine B commented on:

    I’m not sure if I won auction 1 or not but if I didn’t I’ll bid $500

  14. Alice commented on:

    So I can’t tell who won the last auction cause the time cut off isn’t clear. But I bid € 500. But I’ll withdraw it if the other auction bid was successful

  15. CYNTHIA K commented on:


  16. Alice commented on:

    That was supposed to be $500. It’s 3am here and I’m trying to type on my uncooperative phone.

  17. CYNTHIA K commented on:

    BID $510 US



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