CLAPHAM SCHOOL TEXT-BASED AUCTION
WHAT CAN I DO NOW?
Check out auction items at www.claphamschool.org/auction
Invite people to participate! Link our auction to your social media accounts. Get your bids ready and come up with a fun code name to bid anonymously if you like.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Anyone can bid and win! You do not need to be at the benefit or have a child at Clapham School to win! Invite your friends.
HOW DO I BID ON AN ITEM?
If you want to bid on an item, you will text Stacy Creswell at 312.953.5883 with your name or “code name” and your $ bid. You will not receive a confirmation message that you bid has been received, but you will see in the daily “results” text at 1:00pm if you are winning the item or have been outbid. (PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS GROUP “RESULTS” TEXT TO BID.)
HOW DO I GET UPDATES?
If you bid on an item, at 1:00pm each day you will receive a text listing each item’s winning bidder and bid. The website will also be updated with the highest bid so that anyone can join at anytime before the day of the Benefit. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS GROUP TEXT TO BID. Text only Stacy Creswell at 312.953.5883 to bid.
The week of the Benefit (April 3 and 4), the winning bids will be texted out and posted to the web at 11:00am and 8:00pm.
The day of the Benefit (April 5th) the winning bids will ONLY be texted out. Anyone who has bid at any point will receive updates at 11:00am, 5:00pm, and a “last chance” call for bids at 8:30pm. Winners of the auction items will be announced 10 minutes after “last chance” call via text.
CAN I STOP RECEIVING UPDATES?
Once you bid on an item, you will continue to receive daily update texts until the event is closed, whether you are an active bidder or not. This is for ease of management. When the auction is closed, all data and cell phone numbers will be deleted.
UPDATES DURING HOLY WEEK?
Bids will not be taken and update texts will not be sent over the Holy Week Holiday March 24th – April 2nd
PAYMENT AND TO THE VICTOR GO THE SPOILS
Auction items can be paid for by check, made out to Clapham School, with the words “auction item” in the memo line. Thank you!
Auction items can be picked up at the Benefit, in the school office OR we will gladly mail auction items free of change to our winning friends.