The week of Recruitment can be an exciting and yet stressful time for your daughter. It all begins on Saturday, August 29th and ends with Bid Day on Sunday, September 6th. We offer the service of delivering non-Greek "good luck" gifts to your daughter from the 27th through the 5th as a token of your love and support. You can pre-order these gifts throughout the summer as well as during the week of rush. All we need from you is a dollar amount that you would like to spend and we will pick out the items. We will get a price limit from you for each day and the days that you would like to send your daughter a gift. We will then fill the gifts each day up to the amount specified and deliver it. Our website and Instagram is filled with items that we have in the store to help you with suggestions to put in your gift or you can simply leave it up to us. If your daughter does not like items she receives in her basket, she can bring it back into the store starting the Wednesday after Bid Day to exchange it or get store credit.
Good Luck gifts are delivered to the lobby of the girl's dorm. We will have delivery people sit with the gifts throughout the day and she can come pick up the gift any time. If it is not picked up that day, we will bring it back to the store that evening and try delivering it again the next day.
Bid day, which is September 6th, is the big day! Make sure to order her something special from The Lily Pad. Bid day packages are filled with Greek items from the sorority that your daughter just joined. All we need from you is the amount that you would like to spend and we will do the rest! We design pre-made baskets and a list of what comes in the basket can be found here. We fill each gift in the order that it was placed and by price tier. The time that it takes us to deliver all of the gifts depends on the number of orders placed. You may order online, call us, or come by the store in order to place your Bid Day order.
We receive the bid list AFTER the girls get their bids. We do NOT receive the list early. We have to get individual lists from each sorority, and as soon as we receive the first list we close the store and start making and delivering the baskets. Because we do not get the list until Bid Day after the girls get their bids, we can not guarantee the basket to be there on Bid Day. After we close the store on Sunday, we stay closed until all of the baskets are completed and delivered to the sorority house. Over the last couple of years it has taken us on into Monday to complete the baskets. While we are closed we do not take any phone calls until we reopen to the public. If your daughter's name does not appear on our Bid Day lists, then we will call the number that you provide us when you order your basket.
You will be charged for your basket within a few days of placing your order. If your daughter decides not to accept her bid that she was given, or drops out of Rush, we ask that you call or email us to cancel the order before 3pm on the Sunday of Bid Day. If we receive prior notification then we will be glad to make a "happy" basket for her and deliver it, or she can come by and pick up her gift certificate instead. We do NOT do refunds or cash back.
We will check orders daily and any orders placed on Bid Day and after will be delivered to the sorority house within 48 hours. Orders that are placed on Bid Day will be delivered Tuesday instead of Monday so it is best to place your orders early!
Exchanges can be made starting the Wednesday after Bid Day and must be done by October 16, 2020. Greek merchandise can only be exchanged for other Greek merchandise.
*Due to COVID-19 regulations recruitment dates and delivery processes may change. With the changes daily on the Ole Miss Campus Bid Day Basket delivery processes may be different based off of the sorority pledged or the quarantine status of the student *