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Introducing Mobile Bidding!
The Toast to the Coast auction is going high-tech!  We are bringing back mobile bidding to elevate the evening!

Beginning Friday, October 12, a week before the 35th annual "Toast to the Coast" you will be able to view as well as bid on our online Silent Auction.  The auction is full of incredible art and pottery, hunting and fishing accessories, wines, restaurant experiences, fantastic travel opportunities, clothing & accessories, memorabilia and more that will all help to support Coast Episcopal School! 

Whether you're joining us at the event or not, you can use this website to bid on some great auction items! 
View them here.  The process is easy and should you need any assistance, volunteers and a bidding station will be available throughout the night.

How it works: 
  • Register online at www.501auctions.com/thetoasttothecoast/register (REGISTER NOW!)
  • A registration text and e-mail will be sent to you.  Click on that link to browse the catalog and choose from the many great items you would like to bid on.  You do not need to download an app or open a separate browser
  • Place your bid on a selected item, with an option of setting a maximum bid
  • You will be notified on your smartphone if you have been outbid.
View Mobile Biding tutorial video here. 

Mobile and online biddingis fun, active, and completely secure!

Registering online is the quickest, easiest way to place bids in the auction!  This can be done at anytime.  Simply click the REGISTER link above or click Sign In on the top right of the "Toast to the Coast" event page and click on Register Now. Enter your name, contact information, and payment method.  Registering online will also help us provide you with a speedy check-in and check-out at the event. Your card will not be charged unless you win an auction item or make a donation.

When the silent auction closes, you will receive a text message if you won any items.  Please go to the check-out area to finalize your purchase and pick up your items.  Please do not take your items until you have talked with an auction worker to verify your payment and items.
For questions, please email

Thank you for supporting the auction and Coast Episcopal School.

Your Personal Bidding Console                               
View All – See all auction items                                                                          
Categories – Browse items by category
My Items – Items you have bid on or are “watching”
Donate – Make a tax-deductible donation to the Toast to the Coast Scholarship Fund
Sponsors – Information on event sponsors
Items Without Bids – List of Items with no bids
Item Number or Keyword – Enter your item name or number and hit Search, which will take you to the item page to place a bid                     

How to Bid
Place Bid – Automatically enters the next minimum bid amount; you will be asked by a pop-up screen to confirm your bid
Change bid amount – You can manually enter any amount that is greater than the “next bid”
Set Maximum Bid – So that you don’t risk getting outbid at the last minute, everyone is encouraged to set a max bid. The auction software will automatically raise your bid by a predetermined increment until your maximum bid has been met or the silent auction ends
Watch Item – Adds items to your “My Items” list for easy reference later