The bake sale kicks off Thursday the 17th at 8am EST, but I wanted to give you guys a heads up on the rules and logistics and all that fun stuff just to keep it fair. I know how excited everyone is, including me, so I want to have a clear picture in your head of how this is going to work so you can be at your computers ready to begin.
First of all I want to remind everyone that all proceeds from this bake sale go directly to the fundraising efforts Taylor Mace, Lisa Blaser and myself benefiting Farm Sanctuary. You will be supporting a great cause and are aiding in saving lives of animals.
I’m sure many of you are very curious how this Bake Sale Auction is going to work. On Thursday, Nov 17th at 8 am est. I will post all of the items each baker has donated. Each item will have a minimum bid listed below it. Once the items are officially posted all buyers will then e-mail this address ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with a bid of what they would like to purchase. Each bid must be made in $5 or more increments from the opening bid.
To have an official bid on an item you must e-mail me at email@example.com any bids left in the comments section will not be reviewed, only bids e-mailed will be considered official and affirmative.
Think of the bid as a silent auction of sorts. All buyers will have until 10:00 pm EST to submit their bid for that day’s auction. Throughout the day I will update the post with the updated bids. I am hoping the updates will encourage others to bid higher for the items they really want or bid for items that have not had a bid yet.
If by the time I close the auction there is a tie of bids for a particular item, lets say three people bid $40 for some cookies, then I will draw those names from the hat and have a random winner from that bid.
Once someone has won the bid on an item they will then donate the specified amount to the website link sent to you. Once the donation goes through I will e-mail the baker the winner’s address and the baker or I will mail or deliver the baked goods to the winner.
The winner has 24 hours to make the online donation. If in that time frame the donation is not made, the next highest bidder will be contacted or the item will go back up for bid.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments regarding the Bake Sale Format. I am really excited for this adventure and know it will be a success!!