We are now less than a week a way from the start of this year's auction, which means you get to see what we've got! You can't start bidding until Thursday (2/28) at 8pm, but you can take the next several days to window shop, make a list of your favorite items, and come up with a bidding strategy. Within the next few days, we'll be adding some links to make navigating the items a little bit easier (as well as ways to view thumbnails by category), but for now you'll just need to scroll through or use the category tags on the right side of the page. Don't forget to click "older posts" to see more items once you've scrolled to the bottom of a page. If you catch any typos, grammar flubs, or missing pictures/links, don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com. Also, if you donated something and don't see your item or I got some information wrong, let me know that to. Out of 160+ posts, I'm sure I goofed up somewhere. :)
So that you can be ready to bid as soon as the auction goes live, you can can view the bidding tutorial here. There is important information there that EVERYONE should read, even if this isn't their first year with the auction. One particular example is how to "sign in" when you post. Please DO NOT sign in with Facebook, Twitter, etc. It makes it very hard to get in touch with winners when they do that. So, when you are leaving your information to comment, refer to the "do this, NOT this" illustration below:
There are several other tidbits of information on the bidding tutorial page, so please, go check it out even if (or maybe especially if) you aren't new to this auction.
Now that I've gotten through all the housekeeping stuff, I'll get to why you're really here: the GIVEAWAY WINNERS!! Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway. Out of over 1470 entries our winners are:
$20 Target Gift Card - Leigh B. (robandleigh.....@suddenlink.net)
Jogging for Jonah Shirt - Jennifer R. (jennay...@gmail.com)
Jogging for Jonah Shirt - Amber R (amber_rin...@yahoo.com)
Knit Scarf - Larissa L(larissa.lop...@yahoo.com)
Earrings from Laurel Creek Designs - Christie Z (thezin...@albanytel.com)
Registration for 2013 Jogging for Jonah 5K - Joel J (joeljoh...firstname.lastname@example.org)
The winners have 48 hours to email me at email@example.com to claim your prize. Please include your name and shipping address. After 48 hours I will select a new winner(s), so send me that email!
I can't wait to see everyone back here at 8pm on Thursday Febraury 28! Until then, HAPPY WINDOW SHOPPING!!