Your GiveSmart Account
GiveSmart enables you to streamline all auction components into one user-friendly platform for your convenience. GiveSmart allows for bidding on silent and super silent auction lots through your smartphone and will provide an itemized tax receipt that includes all auction purchases for your convenience.
The email or cell phone number you provide at registration will be sent regular notifications with the link to enter the auction leading up to, and during the event.
Should you wish to change the credit card you have on file, GiveSmart staff members will be available at check-in to assist.
Bidding assistants with iPads will be on-site during the auction to help place bids and assist you with any troubleshooting you may need.
Contained in your auction catalog package is your parking pass for the live auction on Saturday, April 27. Please be sure to keep this pass clearly displayed in the front of your vehicle in order to avoid any issues when parking. Parking within Grand Boulevard will be limited. We recommend arranging transportation or carpooling if possible.
Visit DCWAF.org for Additional Lot Details
We are updating our website daily with new links, videos, and virtual tours of each lot. We encourage you to visit our website when exploring our catalog: dcwaf.org/auction.
Plan a Party
Grab your travel buddies, and select the lots you want to bid on together. This is simply another great excuse to drink wine with your closest friends while strategizing your bidding.
This will be your entry ticket in and out of the auction tent. Wristbands are non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Once tightened, they cannot be adjusted unless cut off.
We encourage you to bring your own catalog with your personalized notes. We will have a limited number of catalogs available on site at the auction if needed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Your auction paddle is assigned to you and linked through the GiveSmart platform to the credit card you provided while registering online. Please do not allow others to bid with this number as your credit card is liable for all charges incurred. Please keep it close by. Should you wish to adjust the credit card on file prior to bidding, GiveSmart staff will be available at auction check-in to assist you.
Your table number will also be listed on your paddle for your convenience.
Silent and Super Silent Auctions will be open and available for bidding Friday, April 26 at 9:00 a.m. until Sunday, April 28 at 12:00 p.m. through GiveSmart.
Through GiveSmart, you have the ability to set a maximum bid amount for the items you are interested in. This will allow the platform to bid on your behalf until you either win or max out your budget. You will receive regular text message notifications throughout the bidding window as to the status of your items. Should you find something that you simply must have, you also have the opportunity to "Buy it Now" through the platform at a predetermined price point.
GiveSmart staff members will be on-site to assist with any issues that may arise.
As bidding will not close until the morning after the auction, no items may be taken home on Saturday night.
Successful bidders, following payment, may arrange a pick-up from Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation offices located at 600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 206, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 on Monday, April 29 during regular business hours.
A 4% processing fee is added to all purchases. If you wish to pay via check or cash, the 4% processing fee will not apply.
Full payment is required prior to the removal of any lot. Destin Charity Wine Auction accepts cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express as well as a variety of stock options. Please consult your financial advisor to facilitate the donation of a stock transaction.
Paying by Check: If paying by check, you must notify Karah Fridley-Young within twenty-four (24) hours following the closing of the auction on Sunday, April 28, 2024.
Paying by Credit Card: Bidders now have the option to "self check-out" via the GiveSmart platform. All cards will be charged on Friday, May 3, 2024, if payment has not been submitted and the DCWAF office is not otherwise notified to expect a check.
More information on our terms and conditions can be found in your 2024 auction catalog.