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!
your Golden Ticket and heads or tails bracelets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Auction Registration & Eligibility
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.
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).
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.
success of the Auction depends on the goodwill of the donors and on careful
observance by the buyers of terms stated in descriptions and
BUYERS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO ALTER THE TERMS OF A DONATION.
MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. All online auction
purchases will be charged to your credit card the week after the auction.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Reservations are required for most
establishments. Unless otherwise noted, alcoholic beverages, taxes, and
gratuities are generally not included.
Gratuities for stylists, technicians,
trainers and other service providers are generally not included in gift
certificates. Please remember to show your appreciation accordingly.
Events, performances, and museum
tickets/passes that do not specify a date may require advance reservations and
be subject to availabilit