Offering Hope to those that grieve
facebook icon twitter

facebook icon twitter

Electronic Bidding at the Gala

Getting Started with Electronic Bidding
Register Your Smartphone
• You mayregister your smartphone online before you arrive at the event by completing this form. This will pre-register you for the event and save time as you enter the gala.
• If you choose to register at the event, you will have the option of registering your smartphone. Bidding Agents will be there to help you through the process.
• At any point during the night of the gala, you may register your smartphone by asking one of our Bidding Agents for assistance.
• Once your smartphone is registered, you will receive an automated welcome text message containing your bidder link within two minutes. If you do not receive a text message, please see a Bidding Agent for assistance.

Finding Silent Auction Items
• To get started, click on the link in your automated text message. It contains your bidder number, and once you are logged in, the bidder number will display on your home screen.
• When prompted, confirm your name. If this information is incorrect, please see a Bidding Agent.
• Search for silent auction items by auction number, keyword or category. You can also find items with no bids by selecting "No Bid Packages."

Start Bidding
• Select "Details/Bid" to start bidding on an item.
• You can bid the next increment, set a maximum bid or simply choose to "Watch" silent auction 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 bid is lower than the highest maximum bid on that item, you will be prompted to enter a higher bid.
• If you are outbid at any point before the silent auction closes, you will be notified by text message.
• Keep an eye on packages you've bid on or are watching by selecting "My Bids" using the blue button located at the right of the home page.
• The event timer on the left of the screen will show when the silent auction will close. The guest with the highest bid will win.

Making a General Donation
• Click on the "Donate" button on your home screen and choose a pre-set amount or enter the amount you wish to donate to Cornerstone's Creative Art Therapy programs and click "Submit"

Not a Smartphone User? No Problem!
• Simply find one of our many Bidding Agents that night or visit the main Electronic Bidding Station
• Give the Bidding Agent your bidder number, cell phone number, or name
• Provide the Bidding Agent with the auction number or name of the item you wish to bid on, and tell them how much you would like to bid
• Check back with a Bidding Agent to see if you have been outbid

Once the Silent Auction Closes
• Check to see which items you've won under "My Bids"
• Your items will be available for pick-up after you check out. Please visit the check out station to settle your tab.

Recharge Station
• In the atrium of the Embassy Suites, you will find a recharge station where you can charge your phone if the batter is getting low.
• There will be fun activities for you to participate in while you wait for your phone.

bottom page