Auction Winners & Sociables: Time to get sociable

Sociables & Auction Update

Note: We’ll update this post regularly to keep you in the loop on where we are with current sociables and items.

Congratulations to this year’s Live Auction Winners!

Parking Space #1 – Chang Family
Parking Space #2 – Pinkston Family
Parking Space #3 – Tan Family
Morning Announcements with Mr. Ying – Tan and Chen Families
Naming Rights for the Cafeteria – Tan Family
Naming Rights for the Kinder Hallway – Welsh Family
Naming Rights for the 1st Grade Hallway – Millner Family
Naming Rights for the Library – Crouch Family
News Anchor Mystery Reader – Pinkston Family
VP for a Day – Merlan Family

Sociables still available

If you haven’t had a chance to purchase any sociables (or you’d like to buy more!), it’s not too late. All sociables will remain open until they sell out or the day of the event. Open sociables can be purchased at: https://qtego.net/qlink/mimspto.

How to buy

We’ll be using Qtego again to let you buy sociables and to bid on silent auction items. Before you can bid on sociables and auction items, you’ll need to register your credit card with Qtego. Note that even if you bid on items last year, you’ll still need to register your card again.
Get the details below or download the Qtego Instructions document.

Get Started

  1. Pre-register your mobile number in advance at qtego.net/qlink/mimspto. Everyone must register, even if you used the site for last year’s event.
  2. During registration, you will be asked to provide your credit card information that will be used to purchase sociable and silent auction items.
  3. Once you register, you will receive two (2) text messages welcoming you to the event.

Purchasing Sociable and Silent Auction Items:

You can purchase or bid on items through your mobile phone, iPad, or computer.

Mobile Phone:

To purchase a sociable or bid on a silent auction item from your mobile phone, reply to the text message you received from Qtego and follow the instructions below OR you can select the blue URL link in your second text message to make purchases or bid on your personal bidding page through your smart phone.

iPad or Computer:
  • First, register your phone at qtego.net/qlink/mimspto.
  • Select “SIGN IN” and enter the personal PIN you received in your second text message.
  • The last four (4) characters of the link you received in the second text are your PIN.
By Text Messaging:

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If you would like to…

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…you should TEXT

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Example of Your Text

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PURCHASE a sociable

BUY ITEM# QUANTITY

BUY 101 3 Buys 3 of Item #101

BID on a silent auction item

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ITEM# BID

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102 75
Bids $75 for Item #102

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Set a MAXIMUM BID for an item so you can bid automatically

ITEM# BID M

102 300 M
Qtego will bid on Item #102 automatically until the item reaches $300

Get a DESCRIPTION and CURRENT PRICE of an item

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ITEM#

102
Gives the description and current bid for Item #102.

Through Your Personal Bidding Page:
  1. Click on the blue hyperlink in your Qtego text message.
  2. Press “Auction Items” for silent auction items or “Instabuy” for sociables
  3. Tap the item photo and submit your bid.

Questions? Please email Lisa Barrow at fundraising@mimspto.org

Original post on how to host:

Interested in hosting a sociable or donating an auction item for this year’s Fall Festival? Please  submit your information by Friday, September 27.
Don’t know how sociables and the auction work? Learn more now and then sign up to host!
Auction Donation Form: