If you are looking for a different way to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, head to one of the many property sales offices offering free entertainment and refreshments over the holiday. But do not expect many sweeteners to mark the occasion. The recent market upturn has turned most developers into Scrooges unwilling to give discounts, with only two players sticking to the traditional marketing strategy of giving preferential terms during major festivals. HKR International is offering buyers of units at its Tung Chung project, Coastal Skyline, six months free of management fees until October 3. 'We will release 10 units on the market during the holiday but the prices have not yet been finalised,' said HKR International marketing manager Violet Lam. She said the project had achieved an average sales price of $3,500 per square foot earlier this month. Also in recognition of the holiday, New World Development is offering buyers of units at its luxury Western Mid-Levels project Bon-Point furniture worth up to $200,000. The units, ranging in size from 1,132 square feet to 1,228 sq ft, are on sale for between $5,300 per square foot and $8,000 per square foot. Agents said about 60 Bon-Point flats were on offer. Paul Wong, manager at Centaline Property Agency's Mid-Levels branch, said New World was likely to withdraw the preferential terms for Bon-Point buyers at any time. 'In the old days most developers offered some kind of sweetener during big festival seasons,' he said. 'Today, after seeing good sales responses, only a handful are willing to do so.' Several developers are timing sales releases to take advantage of an expected rise in the number of home seekers over the festival. Local developer Wah Yip Holdings started releasing four apartments and one duplex unit at its new luxury residential project Villas Sorrento for pre-sale yesterday. There are 32 apartments and four houses in the project, at 64-66 Mountain Davis Road near Pokfulam. Unit sizes range from 1,400 sq ft to 2,500 sq ft. Another 700 units at various other property projects are up for grabs over the holiday. Sun Hung Kai Properties is offering 20 remaining units at The Belcher's, in Pokfulam, at normal prices. The units, ranging in size from 1,400 sq ft to 1,800 sq ft, have been released for sale from $5,300 per square foot to $6,000 per square foot, according to agents. Hongkong Land Holdings is offering 40 units at Ivy on Belcher's in Western. Centaline's Mr Wong said the units were being offered at about $4,500 per square foot. Despite stockpiles of units, no developers selling projects in Tseung Kwan O are planning sweeteners during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Agents said more than 500 units in different Tseung Kwan O projects were on the market. Among these are 200 units at Residence Oasis, offered by Sino Land, and 200 units at Serenity Place, a project of the Hong Kong Housing Society. SHKP is looking for buyers for 130 remaining units at Park Central. Asking prices for these projects range from $3,000 per square foot to $3,800 per square foot. SHKP is also offering 50 units at Beneville in Tuen Mun at $2,600 per square foot, up 10 per cent from prices achieved during the launch of the project in June.