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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!