Bern's Steak House is one of the most upscale restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. A 12 oz. filet mignon for one will run you a cool $53.10, and adding on some shrimp to finish off the cut will tack on another $17.95. But first, you're going to have to start with a nice $14.50 caprese salad and add a fine accompaniment to the meal with a $26 glass of Chateau Montelena cabernet sauvignon.
That's a bill of $111.55 for a five-star experience that covers your meal alone, but you can't forget about dessert, a tip and the rest of your party. Alternatively, you could opt for a private meal with new Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady for the small fee of $775,000.
That's how much money the lead bidder offered up on Fanatics "All-In Challenge" sweepstakes for a choice of a private dinner or private workout with Brady, four tickets to the Buccaneers 2020 home opener and his first game-used uniform and cleats. This is all part of the multitude of auctions and sweepstakes available on Fanatics as an effort to raise money for charities that help to provide coronavirus relief. All $775,000 will go directly to those charities, including Meals on Wheels, Feeding America, No Kid Hungry and World Central Kitchen.
There are still five days remaining in the auction, but we figure it's going to be hard to beat out such an incredible and generous donation.
Other auctions available include a round of golf in your hometown with NFL legend Peyton Manning (the leading bid is $600,000), a round of H.O.R.S.E. with Magic Johnson and courtside Lakers tickets (the leading bid is $65,000), a double date with Zach and Julie Ertz to go along with courtside Sixers tickets (only $29,000!?) and so many more.
Alternatively, there are several sweepstakes available to enter for $10 per ticket that can win you incredible experiences like appearing in a Scorcese movie alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, or a one-day contract from Mark Cuban to play for the Dallas Mavericks.
Head to the website today and earn a chance to win some of these incredible prizes. While a victory isn't guaranteed -- unless you hit that $1 million boundary, perhaps -- the experience is automatically worth your while knowing that you're contributing to such important relief efforts to help fight against this devastating pandemic.
Good on you, lead bidder. Not only are you changing your life by meeting Tom Brady and being a part of his Tampa Bay debut. You're also changing the lives of tens of thousands of people by donating your money to a great cause.