Annies Auctions are fun and can allow a successful bidder to earn significant savings on popular retail items. Obviously, not everyone can win at each auction. The good news is that there really is no risk for bidders when shopping through our website. Even if you are not the highest bidder in any auction, you receive a full credit or all the purchased bids you used minus the donation amount. You can use this value to purchase items that you have bid on at a discount off retail equal to that value.
So bidding with us is a win/win proposition for everyone. You have the chance of winning items up to 90% below their retail cost if you are the highest bidder, but if you are not you can still buy the same item at the same retail price as can be found at a shop near you minus the cost of all your bids. In either case, win or lose, you are helping raise money for charities which is the whole reason Annie's Auctions exist in the first place.
Auction Safety Net
Our website is built around the simple proposition that our bidders are all winners even if they lose an auction. Either our bidders will win the item they want and save up to 90% of the retail cost, or they can purchase the very same item at the very same price as would be found at a neighborhood retail store minus the value of donations made.
Plus we offer a 100% credit towards all the unsuccessful bids towards the purchase of an item after the donation value in our beds. For example, if someone is bidding on an iPad and spends $20 in bids trying to win it at auction, they will either win the auction or, if they lose, will be able to buy the very same iPad at the normal retail price minus $16 (the amount already spent in bids minus the portion donated to the featured cause). Either way, the bidder can get what they want and all our charities benefit in the process.
The AnniesBid team knows your security and safety concerns and we operate at the highest ethical levels. We take many active steps, some of which you likely will never see, to make sure your privacy and financial information is completely protected. Our site uses the highest level of encryption available through Comodo- the EV SSL certificate with 2048 bit encryption. We operate our own servers where we (our employees and vendors) have exclusive access. We encrypt your credit information after a charge is processed and utilize proprietary security architecture to ensure its security.
We want you to have a fun and safe adventure on our website and strive relentlessly to make this happen.