more »" />

The Rule & Logistics

by Meghann on April 5, 2009

Are we ready for another Blogging Bake Sale?

Well we are less then 24 hours away and I could not be more excited! The bake sale kicks off tomorrow (Monday) at 11 am EST, but I again wanted to review the rules and logistics for the Baking Sale to keep everything fair and honest.

For those of you who have participated previously, the rules are going to remain pretty similar. Once I post all of the baked goods up for sale all buyers will then e-mail blogbakesale@gmail.com with a bid of what they would like to purchase. Each item has a minimum bid of $20 and all quantities for each goodie should be clearly marked in the description. Please let me know if there are any discrepancies.

To have an official bid on an item you must e-mail me at blogbakesale@gmail.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 midnight EST to submit their bid for that day’s auction. Throughout the day I will update the bottom of the designated bake sale post with the highest bid for the items at that moment. I am hoping this 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 brownies, then I will draw those names from the hat and have a random winner from that bid.

Once a reader has won the bid on an item they will then donate the specified amount to my TNT page, when they leave the donation they must put what they have won in the bake sale in the comments section. Once the donation goes through I will e-mail the baker the winner’s address and it will be the baker’s responsibility to send 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.

Each day over the week all of the baked goods still up for sale will be reposted in auction format until Friday, April 11th when the bake sale ends.

The majority of the baked goods up for bid are for U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY! However, there this time around there is a small group of Canadian bakers who are willing to spread the wealth with their fellow country men. This section will clearly be labeled CANADIANS ONLY and will only be open to Canadian residents.

Please remember that all proceeds from this bake sale go directly to my Team in Training efforts for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You will be supporting a great cause and are aiding in saving lives here.

Do these rules work for everyone? Please let me know if you have any questions about the Blogging Bake Sale and get excited! There are a ton of Baked Goods up for grabs this year and hopefully we’ll be able to raise some good money for a good cause. And get some sweet treats in the process!

Good Luck!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nicole April 5, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Yay! I’m so excited. It’s so great of you to organize this :)

Reply

2 runsarah April 5, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I am excited for the Canadian baked goods :)

Reply

3 Sharon April 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Oh wow, super awesome!

Reply

4 Hallie April 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Can’t wait! I hope I actually win something this time…with over 30 entries, I better :-)

Reply

5 Susan April 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Yay!! I’m excited about the Canadian love happening this time! :D

Reply

6 TorontoGirloutWest April 5, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Yaaaaaayyyy!!!!!!!! I’m excited! :D

I’ve also been thinking of throwing some extra goodies in there for the person who has the winning bid on the Reverse Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut cookies! But the secret treat is yet to be determined! ;)

Reply

7 VeggieGirl April 5, 2009 at 2:41 pm

WHOO HOO!! :-D

Reply

8 Alison April 5, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Meghann – If we bid and win, how do we pay? Do we send you a check made out to L.L.S.? Do we use PayPal?

Reply

9 Meghann April 5, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Hey Alison, you can deposit money straight into my donation site with TnT using a credit card or if you dn’t have a credit card we can work something else out. :)

Reply

10 Sarah April 5, 2009 at 3:42 pm

sounds perfect — i can’t wait!

Reply

11 RuntoFinish April 5, 2009 at 3:45 pm

how very exciting!

Reply

12 Dori April 5, 2009 at 4:39 pm

I will have Missy and Mallory sending me bidding updates so I can participate even though your blog is blocked — can’t wait!

Reply

13 zestycook April 5, 2009 at 7:09 pm

This is awesome Meghann!!

Reply

14 Niki April 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm

So excited! Can’t wait to see all the goodies!

Reply

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

{ 3 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: