Faribault County Quarter Craze

Wouldn’t it be great to buy a $100 27″ Huffy Mountain Bike for just 75 cents? You can!! At the Faribault County Quarter Craze Auction happening Monday, July 30th at Hamilton Hall, 202 S Moore St in Blue Earth. Doors open for viewing at 5:30 pm with the auction starting at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the door. Over a hundred items will be auctioned off and can be yours for just 25, 50 or 75 cents!!
Some of the items up for auction have been donated by the following: Origami Owl, Scentsy, Velata Chocolate, Lia Sophia, Avon, Amway, Usborne Books, Norwex, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Kwik Trip, Subway, Wal-Mart, Simple Said and Stella and Dot.
Jubas will be serving pulled pork sandwiches and walking tacos.
All proceeds from the ticket sales, the auction items and the food go to support the Relay for Life.
How a Quarter Craze Auction Works

A Quarter Craze Auction is a cross between a raffle and an auction. You purchase a ticket which gets you in the door and allows you to bid, using a numbered bidding paddle. (Just like when you go to an estate auction… you need to have a number to bid, right?) Your paddle will have a corresponding number chip that will be placed with all the others in a big drawing bucket. Home-based business vendors, such as Scentsy, Pampered Chef and Lia Sophia bring their products to put up for “auction.”  Those items are on display an hour before the event starts, so be sure to arrive early to check them out! When the auction begins, the emcee will present each of those products, one at a time, to the seated audience. The emcee will then give a very brief description of the item and tell everyone whether it costs 1, 2 or 3 quarters to bid, depending on the retail value of the item. Everyone who wants to bid on the item simply places that number of quarters into the bowl at their table, while raising their numbered bidding paddle in the air. The quarters are then collected from all the bowls in the room and the emcee draws a number from the big drawing bucket. If you had placed a bid and the emcee draws YOUR number out of the bucket you win that item and all you had to pay for it was 1-3 quarters total!

The categories are as follows:
$0-$20 retail value = 1-quarter bid
$21-$40 retail value = 2-quarter bid
$41 & up retail value = 3-quarter bid

For example, if a $25 gift certificate for a home décor company is up for bid, it would only cost you $0.50 for a chance to win that item. If you want it, you just toss 2 quarters into the bowl at your table and raise your numbered bidding paddle. If you don’t bid, but the emcee calls your number you’d simply shout out “No bid!” and the emcee would continue to draw numbers until there’s a winner.

So bring your rolls of quarters and prepare for a night of fun!!

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