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Online Bidding

Bidding online is a fun and easy way to support Elgin Academy. Whether you're searching for something unique for yourself, shopping for a gift for a special someone, or looking to add a little adventure to your life, you're sure to find something interesting.

To register visit:
Or text eaextrav2020 to 76278 (SMART)
Need Help?
View the "How to Bid" video:
Or download the PDF Instructions
Or call our Help Hotline
847 695-0309 ext 472


Register via Text
  1. Text campaign keyword to 76278. (ours is eaextrav2020)
  2. Follow the prompts from the texts received.
  3. Once registered, click the blue link within the Welcome Text to access the campaign.
Register via Home Page
  1. Visit the event website at
  2. Click Register to Participate.
  3. Create an Account.
  4. Check the Terms and Conditions box.
  5. Check the Text Messages box (for bids, purchases and event announcements).
  6. Click Create my GiveSmart Account.
  7. Click Ok within the All Set Message to complete Registration.