How A Quarter Auction Works
This is like an Auction mixed with Bingo and a raffle! Lots of fun and chances to win prizes like gift cards, baskets of products from Direct Sales or baskets/products from local companies. Paddles are $5 each when you come in and we Always have the option to purchase a special "all in" paddle for a set amount to be announced closer to the date of the event.
When you arrive you will purchase a paddle (or 2) and you will select your number, (ex. #4). Your paddle will have that number on it. Your number will also be on a ball and then go into a container with all the other selected paddle numbers. Each time an item comes up for bid, (if you would like to bid) you will place the required number of quarters for EACH paddle being played, in a container on your table, then hold your paddle in the air. Bid amounts vary according to the price OR what the product being auctioned:
Product Value Range = Quarter Bid Amount
$10-$20 = 1 Quarter
$21-$40 = 2 Quarters
$41- 65 = 3 Quarters
66+ =4 Quarters
ALL GIFT CARDS AND LOTTERY TIX BUNDLES ARE ALWAYS SET AT 2 QUARTERS NO MATTER THE 'VALUE' AT MY AUCTIONS
When all the quarters have been collected, a number will be drawn from the container and the person whose paddle number matches the one called, is the winner. If you did not bid on this particular item AND your number is called, you simply yell out “NO BID”. Then another number can be drawn to get a winner. After a winner is confirmed, we will move on to the next item on your list, etc. ALL you need now is LOTS of Quarters to have LOTS of FUN!!!!
There will be a couple brief intermissions for you to shop our LOCAL vendors and purchase 50/50 tickets, concessions or take a break.
For a list of all the items that will be up for auction visit my website at AMY17EVENTS.COM (updated frequently as donations come in)