RECRUITMENT 101

Recruitment is right around the corner and Bid Day will be here before you know it! Rush 2018 begins September 23rd with Bid Day the following Sunday, September 30th.

Let Katherine Beck help kick off your daughter’s start to some of the best years of her life with personalized Rush Happies and Bid Day gifts!

Katherine Beck offers the non-Greek Rush Happies to be delivered to the dorms during the week of recruitment.  These items are preordered to be delivered the week of recruitment! We start preorders as soon as May!

You may call and give us a dollar amount that you would like to spend, or you can stop by the store to pick out items! This is a great way to let your loved one know that you are thinking of her!

Bid Day is a very exciting time of making new friends and great memories. We offer Bid Day packages filled with Greek items starting at any price point you choose with an average basket running around $350-500.

The Bid Day packages are filled on a first come, first serve basis, so pre-order your Bid Day gifts to get the best selection.

Order A Bid Day Basket

When is Bid Day?

Bid Day 2018 will occur on Sunday, September 30th !!!!

What is a Bid Day Gift?

Katherine Beck specializes in creating bid day gifts filled with the most stylish and one of a kind items that we spend months searching for in order to have the best variety possible! We are always designing new sorority merchandise based on the most popular trends as well as timeless traditions to ensure your daughter receives the greatest quality around. You can’t go wrong with a gift from Katherine Beck!

On Bid Day, once the girls receive their “bids”, we will receive a “Bid List” from each sorority. WE ARE NOT AWARE OF WHICH SORORITY THE GIRLS WILL BE PLEDGING UNTIL AFTER THEY HAVE RECEIVED THEIR BIDS. It is possible that some sororities will send their list earlier or later than others.

Once we receive the first list we will then start to go through our orders to determine which sorority each girl received a bid from. If a sorority takes longer to send out their list, it may delay that sorority’s first round of Bid Day deliveries.

Other than a $5 delivery fee, the amount of your Bid Day gift is completely up to you. On average, most Bid Day orders are average $350-$500. However, we get orders as little as $25 and over $800. This is what makes Katherine Beck unique, it is completely up to YOU how much you spend! We hand pull items on bid day for each price point, so each gift is completely different! We do not make pre-made gifts, each and every order is special and unique!

Because we do not pull the items until the day of, we are unable to take requests or suggestions for specific items. We want each and every girl to get something they feel is “special” and “unique” so not every girl gets the same bid day gift! You will NOT be charged until the bid day gifts are pulled!

However, if she receives any items in her gift that she would like to exchange, she is more than welcome to do so. Exchanges begin October 8th following Bid day and end October 22nd. All Greek merchandise must be exchanged for other Greek merchandise. If we are out of a particular item that she is wanting, we will be more than happy to write her information down and let her know IF that item becomes available again. There is NO guarantee that any particular item will be reordered by the store.

If she chooses to receive a “Greek Credit” for any of the items that she returns, her store credit will be valid through December 20th, 2018.

You will NOT be charged for your Bid Day gift until we have filled the order on Bid Day night/ the following morning.

Since no one is allowed to receive the Bid List until AFTER the girls have received their bids, the gift will NOT be there when the girls run to their new house. We will be making several rounds of deliveries all throughout the night until we are no longer allowed in the sorority houses. Every year this time changes for each sorority. If we are unable to deliver the gift on Bid Day night, it will be delivered the following day. We have no control over when each individual house closes for the night, some may allow deliveries later than others!

You will be able to edit your order ONE time without affecting your place in line. If you wish to make any additional changes after your one edit, your order will be moved to the day in which you made your additional changes. If you are wishing to add to the gift and you have already used your allotted pull, you are welcome to place an additional order at no extra delivery cost. If you do choose to place an additional order, please let us know so we can try our best to ensure that she does not receive any duplicate items and/or combine the order with her initial gift.

To ensure that your order is delivered without any delays, please give us a call if the payment information you provided with your initial order has changed. This will not count as your one time pull.

Bid Day gifts will be delivered to the sorority houses. Due to the large number of gifts and the different schedules/events for each sorority, this is the safest location for us to leave the gifts. Since each sorority is different and some will have their Bid Day celebrations at off-site locations, we will leave the gifts in an area of the house that that sorority has designated.

Due to the amount of orders we have to fill and the time that we have to fill them, we will NOT notify the girls that they have a gift at their sorority house. We recommend that you let them know that you have sent a gift. There are hundreds of gifts at each house so it is very easy for a girl to not notice her gift if she is unaware that one was sent to her.

Once the gifts are delivered and signed for at the sorority houses, they are out of our hands! Unfortunately, we are NOT able to go back inside to search and locate gifts once they have been delivered!

What if a girl does not receive/chooses to not accept a Bid?

If we do not see the girls name on the Bid Day list we will give you a call to make sure that this is correct. If she did not receive a bid, we will give you the option to either CANCEL your order (nothing will be charged) or you may choose to send her a “happy” gift (non-Greek items).

If she receives a bid, but for whatever reason decides to not accept that bid, please let us know as soon as possible so we can cancel your order. Unless we are notified by you, we have no way to know if a bid is not accepted. If a bid is not accepted and we do NOT receive notification from you before the order is filled, you may receive a store credit in the amount of the gift (excluding delivery).

How does my student find out they have a gift being delivered?

For rush happies, Katherine Beck will text the student each day they have a delivery. For bid day gifts, we ask that you let your student know that they have a gift coming. We are unable to tell students due to the amount of orders we are filling in such a small amount of time.

What if I need to change my Bid Day Gift order?

You will be able to edit your order ONE time without affecting your gift order’s place in line. Upon your second edit, your order will be moved back in line to the day in which your last order was made. If you are wishing to add the gift after your initial order edit, you will be allowed to do so without affecting your place in line. To ensure that your order is delivered without delays, please contact Katherine Beck if the payment information you provided on your initial order has changed. This will NOT count as your one time edit.

What if my student has more than one Bid Day Gift coming from Katherine Beck?

Every bid day gift is custom made, so we try our best to not send duplicate items.

When will I be charged for my Bid Day Gift?

Bid day gifts will not be charged until after the gift has been arranged and custom created for your student.

What if my student needs to exchange an item in a Bid Day Gift?

If she receives any items that she would like to exchange, she is more than welcome to do so from October 8 through October 22. Non-Greek items can be non-Greek items and Greek items can be exchanged for Greek items ONLY. If she chooses to receive store credit for any items she exchanges, her store credit will only be valid through the end of the semester, December 20, 2018.

Please give us a call if you have any questions at 662-234-9361 or email us at katherinebeckgreek@gmail.com! We look forward to making your daughter’s bid day experience that much more memorable!