Mobile bidding instructions:
1. ACCESS TO BID
You will receive a text on Wednesday, January 24 with a link to the mobile bidding site. If you do not receive a text message on January 24 please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon entry to the IHM Winter Gala,you'll be checked in.
Once you've checked in and your mobile phone number registered, you'll receive an automated welcome text message containing your bidder URL. If you don't receive a text message within two minutes, see a Bid Buddy (in blue vests) for assistance.
Bid Buddies (in blue vests) and Gala volunteers will be on hand to help you at any point during the silent auction.
2. USE YOUR SMARTPHONE TO FIND AUCTION ITEMS
Click on the link in your automated text message to log in. Once you're logged in, your bidder number will display on your home screen.
When prompted, confirm your name. If the displayed name is incorrect, see a Bid Buddy at the event.
Search for silent auction items by number, keyword or category. Find items with no bids by selecting "No Bid Packages."
3. START BIDDING!
Bidding opens upon your check-in to the Gala. Click on the item of interest to bid on an item.
You can bid the next increment (Quick Bid), bid a specific amount (Bid) or simply choose to "Watch" certain items.
If you enter your highest maximum bid on an item, the system will automatically place bids in your favor until that amount is reached or until the auction closes. If your maximum bid is lower than the highest maximum bid on that item, you'll be prompted to enter a higher bid.
If you are outbid, you will receive a system generated text message notifying you.
4. NO SMARTPHONE? NO PROBLEM-USE ONE OF OURBID BUDDIES IN BLUE VESTS
Find one of the many Bid Buddies at the event wearing BLUE vests.
Give the Bid Buddy your bidder number and confirm your name on the screen is correct.
Provide them with the number/name of the item you wish to bid on and how much you'd like to bid.
Check back to see if you remain the highest bidder
If you're outbid, locate a Bid Buddy to increase your bid.
5. AFTER THE SILENT AUCTION CLOSES
Check to see which items you've won under "My Bids."
Your auction items will be available for pickup at the end of the evening.
If you are using your credit card, the receipt will be sent to you through email. You can access this form from your phone and show it at pick up to retrieve your items. If you are paying cash or check, you will need to go to the checkout, pay and get a receipt to pick up your items.
We look forward to seeing you at the Gala and supporting the youth of our parish!
Co-Chair: Nickie White 513-335-3049
Co-Chair: Lisa Riccardi 513-379-6443