This year's Crystal Ball will feature Greater Giving's Mobile Bidding Software, which allows you to place bids on silent auction items using your smartphone, iPad, tablet, or computer.
Mobile Bidding Instructional Video:
How Mobile Bidding Works
Crystal Ball Mobile Bidding URL:
Click here to Pre-Register your Credit Card for the Crystal Ball
You can register your smartphone and receive a bidder number by providing your name, mobile phone number, and credit card information to an event volunteer during guest check-in
Once your smartphone is registered, you will receive a text message containing a link to your bidder URL.
Simply click on the text message then select the Yes! button when you see your name.
Your name, bid number, and table number will appear on the top left corner of your screen.
Click on the Show Packages button to see all silent auction items.
You can also search for items by entering the package number or name in the Package#/Keyword box, then clicking the OK button.
To return to your home page, click on the small, white House Icon in the black band on the top left corner of your screen.
Select Details/Bid button to bid on an item and select the next incremental dollar amount to place a bid or select Watch to keep track of bids on a particular item.
You can keep an eye on the packages you have bid on or are watching by selecting the My Bids button.
Watch the event timer on the upper left of your screen in the black band. As soon as the silent auction closes, the guest with the highest bid will win. High bids will be displayed to others using your Bid Number, not your name.
Check to see which items you have won under My Bids. Your silent auction items will be available for pickup when you check out. You may use the credit card you have on file to pay for any items you have won or may provide a new card upon checkout.
If you wish to make a 100% tax deductible donation to the Arthritis Foundation, 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.