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Frequently Asked Questions About the Spring Auction

How many tickets are available?

Only 200 tickets can be sold to our Spring Gala. Don’t miss out. Get your tickets early!

What is the attire for the event?

We want people to have a night of elegance, and dance to music spun by DJ Revolution Sound Mix!  Evening/Cocktail attire is requested.

Is there parking?

Yes, there is plenty of free parking in the San Ramon Community Center parking lot off of Alcosta Blvd.

How much are tickets for the event?

Tickets are $70 per person.

How is the seating arrangement?

It will be assigned seating with 8 people per table. If you would like to sit with friends, please indicate the names on the RSVP card. You do not have to fill in all 8 names for the table (e.g. you can put two friends' names on the RSVP card and the committee will fill in the rest to complete the table seating).

Will dinner be a sit down or buffet?

Dinner will be a catered three-course buffet. There will be meat and vegetarian options to suit accommodate all tastes.

When will I receive the invitation?

Invitations will be sent home in your child's Friday Folder on January 22nd. If you have more than one child at Coyote Creek, the invitation will be sent home in the Friday Folder of your oldest child (at Coyote Creek). You can also buy tickets online using the Coyote Creek Registration website, (go to Step 4 - Activities). Additional invitations and RSVP cards are available in the office.

What is the difference between LTO and Standard?


Limited Time Offer (LTO)

LTO listings are fixed price offerings that are available to buy immediately but only during the timeframe specified. Multiple quantities may be available to purchase as noted.

Once the buyer confirms the quantity desired, the specified number of items are automatically added to an existing open (not paid for) invoice if available. If there are no open invoices available (created within the last 7 days) a new invoice will be created for the buyer. The buyer may access a list of invoices under the My Invoices section of My Account.

Limited Time Offer submissions by a buyer are binding agreements to purchase the selected number of items at the per unit price posted. Invoices must be paid per the terms of the auction. This is NOT a shopping cart utility that allows the buyer to remove items from his/her "shopping cart".

Standard Auction

The Standard Bidding format allows the bidder to place a Proxy (Limit) bid. When a Proxy bid is placed the system automatically bids on behalf of a bidder, in his/her absence, up to the proxy amount. This approach helps eliminate the need for the bidder to continuously monitor the item and manually counter-bid each time he/she is outbid.

It is important to note that a proxy bid is only increased the minimum amount (as dictated by the minimum raise rules) required to keep the "proxy bidder" in the lead. In addition, if the Proxy bid is greater than the current high bid it is never disclosed to other bidders.

In summary, Proxy (or Limit) bids have the following characteristics:

    • They must be greater than or equal to the Minimum Bid.
    • The auction system automatically bids on your behalf up to the limit bid amount as needed to keep you high bidder.
    • Other bidders are not provided with the amount of your limit bid during or after the close of an auction.
    • Limit bids may help prevent you from losing an item to a last minute bidder. They may also help eliminate the need to monitor an auction and participate in "back and forth" bidding.

Proxy (Limit) Bid Example: Bidder A holds the current high bid at $10 and has a proxy bid "stored" in the system at $20. If Bidder B bids $11 (assume the minimum bid increment is $1 at this level), the system automatically bids for Bidder A at $12. If Bidder C then places a limit bid of $20, the system will automatically show Bidder A as the high bidder at $20 since Bidder A entered the $20 limit bid first. If Bidder C then submits another limit bid of $25 he/she becomes the new high bidder at $21 with a stored limit of $25.