A QuarterMania is a cross between an auction and a raffle where people bid to win a product/prize of brand new goods donated from local businesses and various home business vendors participating in the event.

Bids on these new items are from 1 to 4 quarters. There are usually about 60 items to auction during a party.

When you come to a QM, you will register and pick out a paddle (or several) with a number on each that is used for your individual bidding on the items you want to try to win.

At some QMs, you can also get an ALL-IN badge/paddle. What this badge/paddle does is allow you to automatically be in every auction eliminating the need for placing individual quarter bids on the items. Many people get an ALL-IN badge/paddle and an extra single paddle for those items that they want to have an extra chance to win!!

When the auction begins, there is a roll call to make sure all paddles in play have a corresponding numbered chip in the bidding pot! Once we are sure of that, the auction begins!

The QM auctioneer begins by holding up a product and telling a little bit about the highlights and then tells everyone how much the item is going for between 1 and 4 quarters!

If you would like to bid on that item, you put the corresponding number of quarters in the collection pot (if you have purchased an ALL-IN paddle/badge, you can just use that - or, if you want to ADD to your chances of winning with an individual paddle, you just add those quarters to the pot and use BOTH) then hold up your paddle(s)/badge(s) and wait for your number to be called!

Once all the bids are in the auctioneer shuffles the chips with the corresponding numbers on them and pulls out a number!

If your lucky paddle/badge number is called and you HAVE placed a bid (either ALL-IN and/or individual bid), you WIN that item
and you only paid 1, 2, 3, or 4 quarters!!

Now, if you didnt bid you just say no bid and the auctioneer will re-shuffle the chips and continue calling a number until someone who has placed a bid - and is holding their paddle up - wins!!

Its that simple, and its a load of fun!! Lots of great prizes/products to bid on and everyone is a winner because of the excitement that is all over the room!!

In addition to the biddings, there are usually 50/50 tickets and other drawings going on throughout the event. Also, the vendors that are there have a lot of specials as well as cash & carry items at their tables. Please stop by and support these individuals as these events help to bring their products to many who would not even know about these businesses.

On the day of the event,
grab some friends
and a few of rolls of quarters
and Come Join the Fun!!!

 

Updated:  April 20, 2017

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