Frequently Asked Questions
How do I participate in the auction?
Register online! Click the 'REGISTER NOW' button on the auction homepage and fill out your bidder information. Create a password, check the boxes for terms and conditions and text messages (you will want be notified about items you bid on), and then just click 'Create my GiveSmart account'!
Or, if you already have a GiveSmart account, simply click to register and log into your existing account.
Do I have to use a phone to bid or can I participate using my computer?
You can participate in the auction from a computer, tablet or phone, it's up to you! After you sign in to your GiveSmart account, click "items" to view the auction and start bidding. You can filter these by type of item by clicking the 'categories' button.
Click the item you'd like to bid on, then enter your bid in the open text field (make sure it is higher than the current minimum amount) and click "Bid". If you have opted in to receive text messages, you will receive a text if you are outbid.
Can I view items before deciding if I want to bid?
Yes! Starting soon you will be able to click "items" at the top of this page and preview our fabulous auction items.
Will you need my credit card information?
Yes, a credit card number will be required to bid.
I'm not very tech-savvy, will I have a hard time participating?
We don't think so! The bidding platform is very user-friendly and will walk you through the entire process. If you need help, though, please contact us.
If I win, how will I get my items?
If you win an item in the auction, we will contact you to determine how you will receive your item(s). Some items will qualify to be emailed or mailed to your home, others will require you to schedule a pick up time. Please be patient as pick-up arrangements are dependent upon local COVID-19 restrictions. Thank you for your understanding. If you have a question, please contact us.
What if I can't use my item because of COVID-19?
All sales are considered final, please bid accordingly. If your item is impacted by COVID-19 in a way that makes it unusable, we will work with the donor to extend or replace your winning item, if applicable.
We will do our best, but please remember all bids are donations to the school and parish.