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Don't forget to bring your fully charged smart phone for mobile bidding at this year's event!
Mobile bidding instructions:
1. REGISTER YOUR SMARTPHONE
You can register your smartphone online in advance of the Gala, when you arrive at the event,
or at any point during the silent auction.
To save time at registration, we encourage you to pre-register your mobile device by sending your name and cell number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon arrival to the Gala, you’ll be asked if you’d like to register your smartphone for online bidding, and will be assisted through the process.
If you haven’t registered your smartphone but would like to at any point during the silent auction simply ask one of our Bid Assistants or staff for assistance.
Once your smartphone is registered, you’ll receive an automated welcome text message containing your bidder URL within one minute. If you don’t receive a text message, see any volunteer or staff
2. USE YOUR SMARTPHONE TO FIND SILENT AUCTION ITEMS
Click on the link in your automated text message—this link also contains your bidder number. Once
you’re logged in, the bidder number will display on your home screen.
When prompted, confirm your name. If the name displayed isn’t correct, see a Bid Assistant or registration volunteer.
Search for silent auction items by number, keyword or category—or find items with no bids by selecting “No Bid Packages.”
3. START BIDDING!
Select “Details/Bid” to bid 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 max bid on that item, you’ll be prompted to enter a higher bid.
If you’re outbid at any point before the silent auction closes, you’ll be notified by text message.
You can keep an eye on packages you’ve bid on or are watching by going to “My Bids” via the blue button located at the right of your home area.
Watch the event timer on the upper left of your screen. As soon as the silent auction closes, the guest with the highest bid will win.
4. PURCHASE AN ITEM AT THE “BUY NOW” PRICE
Click on the “Buy Now” button located in the upper right-hand corner of the item’s detail page. Do not enter the “Buy Now” price in the field for max bid.
5. MAKE A GENERAL DONATION TO VIRGINIA REP
Click on the “Donate” button on your home screen and choose a pre-set amount, or enter the amount you wish to donate and click “Submit.”
6. NO SMARTPHONE? NO PROBLEM—USE ONE OF OUR BID ASSISTANTS
Simply find one of the many Bid Assistants throughout the silent auction area.
Give the Bid Assistant your bidder number or cell phone number, and confirm your name on the screen is correct.
Provide the Bid Assistant with the number/name of the item you wish to bid on, and tell him/her how
much you’d like to bid.
Watch our leader boards, stationed through the silent auction areas, to see if you’re the high bidder.
If you’re outbid, locate a Bid Assistant to increase your bid.
7. AFTER THE SILENT AUCTION CLOSES
Check to see which items you’ve won under “My Bids.”
Your silent auction items will be available for pickup in the Commonwealth Room in the Rotunda when you check out.
Check out the charging station set up near registration where you can sit and relax while charging your phone.
Need help or have questions about mobile bidding? See any volunteer, or contact email@example.com!