Correction: We misunderstood, and it turns out that the lunch is part of the prize, not an additional cost. Charitybuzz was kind enough to write us and clear things up:
I just wanted to let you know that Ben is not actually asking the winning bidder to pay for the lunch! It will be complimentary for the winning bidder and their guest and will take place at an undisclosed location in NYC.
If you were a fan of Ben Flajnik on this past season of The Bachelor – or, like us, think that his reconciliation with crazy fiance Courtney Robertson is a crock of shit — here’s your chance to meet him in-person. Celebrity charity site Charitybuzz is currently running an auction where you can have an intimate lunch with Ben in New York City.
The estimated value on this item is $1,000, though the current bid is at $350. Still, you have til April 17th, and all proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, so here’s hoping people will shell out for a wonderful cause.
Oh, one more thing: It can take up to a year to actually schedule your lunch date with Ben, depending on his availability. Something to keep in mind, since he and Courtney obviously won’t make it that long — so all juicy gossip about their fake relationship will be dried up — and he could be long-forgotten by March 2013.