How It Works

Tickets or Event Packages may be purchased online or by mail.

If you are interested in purchasing a discount Ticket Package, you must purchase the package before you buy tickets. After you purchase an Event Ticket Package online, you will receive a code by email within a day that you can use to choose your specific prizes.

To purchase tickets on their own, follow the instructions below.

The auction drawing will be held at Hillel Academy PTA's Chinese Auction Extravaganza on Sunday night, December 16, 2018.

Auction tickets may be purchased online until Sunday, December 16 at 10:00am MST, or at the event until 6:30pm MST.

We will inform the winners by email or phone. The list of winners will also be posted on this website after the live event.

Prizes must be claimed by January 16, 2019 and redeemed by Dec. 16, 2019. Any prize not picked up will be considered hefker.

Hillel Academy of Denver does not endorse the kashrus or business practices of any of the auction sponsors, prize donors, or establishments mentioned on this website.


What's a Chinese auction?

A Chinese auction is a combination of a raffle and an auction. The difference between a raffle and a Chinese auction is that in a raffle with multiple prizes, there is one "hat" from which names are drawn, but in a Chinese auction each prize has its own "hat". This allows ticket buyers to choose which prize to focus on, as opposed to having a first, second, third, etc. prize. 

Tickets are chances to win items. Bidders may buy as many chances for each prize as they would like. At the conclusion of bidding, one winning ticket is drawn from the "hat" beside each item, and the item is given to the owner of that ticket.

Why is it called "Chinese?" 

Well, no one knows for sure. According to Wikipedia, it is likely that the term derives from "chance auction." We think that Yeshivos and day schools started using the term for their fundraisers since it sounds more intriguing than a "Jewish auction," doesn't it?

Source: Wikipedia