Benefit Auction is Saturday, March 21, 2015      

Get “In it to win it” on Games

Enter the Golden ticket raffle to win and have your pick of the best auction items!  Or, play heads or tails and win cash to spend!

Reserve your Golden Ticket and heads or tails bracelets by emailing benefit@thornhillschool.org

 

Auction Registration & Eligibility

Register for the auction by signing into this site. Registration and participation in the online auction are free and open to all individuals who are at least 21 years of age.

Bidding Procedures

-       To bid on any items you must login and then search the online catalog. Only items in a category starting with Online are available for the on-line auction. Other categories are items that will be available for bidding at the silent/live auction on March 21, 2015.

-       To ‘raise’ an existing bid, enter your bid amount in the indicated space on the bottom of the page, the bid increment will then update.

-       The Auto Bid feature can be pre-set to an amount that you decide is your highest bid amount and the system will automatically update it on your behalf based on the minimum bid increments.

-       Be sure to check in regularly to make sure you are still the highest bidder.

-       Some items ONLINE will be marked Thornhill Families Only – please respect the wishes of the donor.

-       Note that signups will appear as “Purchase Now.” These items require you to purchase your space(s) for the signup immediately in order to reserve your spot(s).   

Winning Bids

The participants with the highest bids at the close of the auction become buyers and are obligated to purchase the items. If no one bids at or above the reserve price, the auction closes without a buyer.

The success of the Auction depends on the goodwill of the donors and on careful observance by the buyers of terms stated in descriptions and restrictions.  BUYERS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO ALTER THE TERMS OF A DONATION.

Payment Options

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. All online auction purchases will be charged to your credit card the week after the auction.

Claiming Winnings

Items purchased during the online auction will be made available for pick-up at Thornhill School March 25 – March 27, at morning drop off and afternoon pick-up in the school lobby . Items purchased at the March 21st event will also be made available for pick up at Thornhill School on these dates, in the school lobby. After March 27, we are not responsible for any items left. Please get your winnings during this window.

Conditions of Participation

Each participant agrees to follow these Official Rules.

-       The winner is acknowledging that they are participating in an Online Auction and the winner will NOT be able to claim a tax deductions with two exceptions:   

-       If a winner’s bid exceeds the item’s value, the full amount paid above and beyond the item’s value is 100% tax deductible. A good faith estimate of the value of all goods and services has been listed and are not warranted by Thornhill School PFC for tax purposes or for general value.

-       Fund-A-Need contributions are 100% tax-deductible, as they are considered cash donations to the Thornhill School PFC.

-       Failure to comply with the Official Rules of the contest will result in a participant’s disqualification.

Important Tax Information

Federal income tax laws and regulations impose important requirements concerning the documentation you must have in order to substantiate the deductibility of certain charitable contributions. Auction purchases are tax deductible only to the extent that the amount paid for an item exceeds the fair market value of that item. Further, the Internal Revenue Service now requires charitable organizations to provide receipts listing the fair market value of each item. At the Auction and in the weeks to follow, you will be provided with a receipt that will list both the fair market value of each item purchased and the amount you paid for each item. Please save the receipt for your records in order to substantiate any income tax deductions you may take as a result of your Auction purchases. Buyers and donors should consult with their tax advisers for definite advice concerning deductibility.

General Information

Unless otherwise specified, the following conditions apply to all items offered:   

-       All sales are final Items may not be exchanged and no money will be refunded. All items are sold "as is."

-       Unless otherwise noted, items and services are good for one year and must be used by March 22, 2015 . Unless specified, dates and times are to be arranged at the mutual convenience of both the donor and the buyer. Buyers are responsible for making arrangements in advance, checking expiration dates and restrictions on contracts and /or gift certificates, and for retaining the original paperwork until the donation has been redeemed. We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in this catalog but errors may occur and are not the responsibility of the Thornhill PFC.

-       Catalog descriptions of items include estimates of the item's fair market value. All values are estimated only and are not guaranteed by the Thornhill PFC or Thornhill Elementary School. Values are as declared by the donors.

-       By his/her purchase, the buyer waives any claim for liability against the School or its employees, the Auction volunteers, the Auctioneer, and the donor of the property or services. Neither the PFC, the School, the Auctioneer, nor the donor is responsible for any personal injuries or damages to property that may result from the use of property or services sold.

-       Getaways:   Resort and family properties are not available to student groups or minors unaccompanied by adults. Commercial vacations and accommodations require advance reservations; offer is good on a space available basis; unless otherwise noted, meals, alcoholic beverages, taxes, gratuities, and transportation are not included.

-       Restaurants:   Reservations are required for most establishments. Unless otherwise noted, alcoholic beverages, taxes, and gratuities are generally not included.

-       Services:   Gratuities for stylists, technicians, trainers and other service providers are generally not included in gift certificates. Please remember to show your appreciation accordingly.

-       Tickets/Passes:   Events, performances, and museum tickets/passes that do not specify a date may require advance reservations and be subject to availabilit y.



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