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Skeptical about DealDash

Skeptical about DealDash? What I learned

Sceptical about trying Don’t worry I was skeptical too and this is what I learned.

Skeptical about DealDash Just to start I will have to own up to the fact that I am not an “online” person when it comes to anything to do with a computer. Just like to do things the old fashioned way like keeping real accounting books, writing actual letters or cards and picking up the phone when you want to talk with someone, not texting. So when I heard about Deal Dash I had no clue to what it was or even how to do it. Could it be true?  Needless to say I am online bidding or watching Deal Dash almost everyday. Who would have thought?

I started with research and questions. What is Deal Dash? Who are they? What do they offer and is it for real? What I found out was astonishing. Yes Deal Dash is real and fair. The products are 100% brand new and of good quality. Best of all you can win an auction if you play with integrity. I have received all of the auction items that I won and all of the Buy it Now (BIN) orders too. There has never been a mix up on what I have been charged or any wrong number of bids deducted or placed in my account. I am a small business owner myself and to run a company ethically and with hardly any mistakes is a huge achievement in itself. If you ever have to contact customer service for anything, which I have had to do because I was confused, every person employed  at Deal Dash has the best customer service skills I have ever encountered, including my own!

So with a little learning, everyone young and old and everyone in between, computer savvy or not, can be a Deal Dasher too. If you need any help with anything all you have to do is call or email  customer service and they will be glad to help. You can also read about good bidding tips from this blog site where the articles are written by people who have experience shopping on DealDash. Thinking of trying, NO skepticism required.

By Newfden

DealDash Buy it Now review

Reviewing why to Buy it Now on DealDash

Reviewing DealDash's buy it now feature

One of the absolute best reasons for bidding on is their Buy it Now option. While other penny auction sites offer a buy it now feature, none of them offer to return ALL, yes I said ALL, of your bids back for free!!!

I can buy it now for the full retail price (say $25 for a $25 gift card) and have all of my bids returned to bid again if I would like.

When the buy it now option first came on to the scene, I was skeptical and wondered why would someone pay full price? You really are trying to win the auction. Your intent is to win. Well, most of the auctions I am on are competitive auctions and the other bidders are all trying to win too. So, I spoke with a few other bidders, and their reaction was pretty simple and clear cut. “Why not?”

After all, if there are 30 bidders all going for the same item, and you have reached your own personal limit, the buy it now option lets you get the item you wanted, and for free, all of your bids come back to you to try again. Oh, and shipping is always free on DealDash. You really don’t lose. My daughter says I skip to the mailbox! Not sure about that, but I am awfully happy to collect my winnings and plan my next adventure on DealDash!

By Joan Vith

I’m a grandma of two boys, who are my pride and joy, and a retired HR Specialist currently working as a volunteer manager at a non-profit. I have been playing penny auctions since 2011 as it lets me enjoy being competitive and win. You don’t get those opportunities at work or being a spectator of sporting events.

ALSO SEE: DealDash in review – understanding and winning auctions


DealDash Buy it Now review

DealDash Buy it Now

Graco DuoDiner High Chair

Sitting on the High Chair of DealDash

Graco DuoDiner High Chair My “job” is as a nanny for a sweet little 12 month old girl. I have cared for her since she was 6 weeks old. This is work that I have done for family and friends for almost 8 years.

I sometimes go to my own home during the day for a few hours. My high chair was worn and a little ratty so I tossed it and needed to buy a new one.
I saw a Graco DuoDiner 3-in-1 High Chair come up for auction on during a “Final Auction Price FREE” promotion. I have always gotten my best deals during FREE promotions so they are my favorite. I had just collected 630 FREE BIDS for reaching level 41 on DealDash. I used 447 bids for the high chair. I was lucky enough to win the chair and then only pay $0.01 for it with FREE shipping!!
What a great deal! The high chair arrived yesterday and I am simply thrilled with the item and the quality! Savings just does not and can not get any better than that! Thank you Deal Dash!!!!
DealDash Tactics and Tips

Bidding Advice 101 for DealDash Newbies

DealDash Tactics and Tips

One of the most frustrating things about bidding on DealDash is the “Newbies”. A newbie being a bidder who has joined Deal Dash within the last few days or weeks. So here are a few tips to help the brand new bidder.

1. READ the tips and info on the Dealdash site called “How it Works“. Knowledge is a powerful tool so learning all you can first will make you a more successful bidder. I read everything I could on the site. If I see you haven’t even written your Bio and collected those 3 free bids, then you haven’t read any bidding tips on the website.

2. CLICK on the auction to open it. This way you can see how many bidders are in the auction. You can see your Bid Buddy, plugs in bids as you need to and determine by watching, who is using their Bid Buddy. It will saves you from wasting yours and others bids.

3. USE your Bid Buddy!! Can’t stress that one enough. Learn how to utilize your Bid Buddy. I have won many auctions by plugging in a few bids and letting them bid automatically. You won’t always win but you will never know till you try. I won my Yamaha 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System valued at $350.00 for $0.37 using this method!

4. DON’T stomp, especially if you are a newbie! I just watched an auction where two newbies traded bids with each other for several minutes. Now I know you have not read any tips ! If you had you would know their are probably 4 or 5 others bidders, sitting back, watching you waste your bids knowing they have their Bid Buddy plugged in with several bids, just waiting for you to stop. If you had plugged bids in and watched, you would have let the timer run down and observed how many bidders were using their Bid Buddy because the bids are plugged in when the timer reaches 9. I gotta be honest, I never see a stomper win and all you really succeed in doing is raising the final price and many times, keeping the auction open longer, allowing more bidders to jump in.

Just allow yourself some time to gain the knowledge needed to be a more successful bidder on and hopefully save yourself, and others, money!

By Kim Finnegan – I have been a bidder on Dealdash since Sept 2012. I have won over 170 auctions. I am married with 3 daughters and 2 grandsons {one that holds my hand and one that holds my heart}


Photo by Barbara L. Sellers Gift Cards Make Room Renovation Possible

One thing I love most about is the huge variety of gift cards regularly included in its auctions. Two of my favorite gift cards are Bed, Bath & Beyond and Home Depot.

Of course, it is always nice to win those gift cards. Even if I do not win, however, and use the Buy-It-Now option (pay retail to get all my bids back free), I know it is money I would eventually have to spend, anyway. As a home owner, I know I will always need to shop at those two stores sooner or later.

I recently renovated and updated one of the guest rooms in my house and that can become rather expensive. Thankfully, the gift cards I won on nearly paid for everything I needed to get the job done, so I had very little out-of-pocket expense.

I used my Home Depot gift cards to buy paint for the ceiling and walls, as well as the paint rollers, brushes, tape and pans. My Home Depot gift cards also covered the steam cleaner I needed to steam clean the bedroom carpet.

I used my Bed, Bath & Beyond gift cards to purchase the duvet, mattress cover, sheet set, matching curtains, pillows, bed skirt, mirror, two scatter rugs and picture to hang on the wall.

Thanks to my renovated room looks awesome!

Written by Barbara Sellers, aka sorrymyturn, resident of Tacoma, Wash., who has been shopping on since Feb. 8, 2012 and reached Level 43 with more than 450 auction wins.

Photo by Barbara L. Sellers

The mirror, curtains, duvet, pillows and picture on the wall were all purchased with Bed, Bath & Beyond gift cards from The white and gray paint used on the ceiling and walls were purchased with Home Depot gift cards from I won some of the cards and did a Buy-It-Now on the others. Regardless, it was money I would have spent, anyway, and the gift cards I won helped make it possible for me to renovate this bedroom.

ALSO SEE: Three Potential Ways DealDash Bidders Could Get More Free Bids

Omaha Steaks on

Dining Out To Dinner On DealDash

Omaha Steaks on One of my favorite things to win with Dealdash is gift cards to take my family out to eat. I became a member of Dealdash in 2012 and have not payed full price to take my family out to eat since then. I have won lots of gift cards but today lets talk about FOOD!!!! Yummmm…….

You have lots of gift cards to pick from on Red Robin, Chili’s, I Hop, Outback steak house, Applebees… Whats your favorite???I won A $50 Boston Market gift card on Deal Dash for 7 cents!!!

How fun feeding your family a meal on 7 cents, better yet telling the folks in Boston Market I only payed 7 cents to buy all that food LOL.

I won A $50 Red Robin gift card on for 37 cents!!!

I find it so cool that I’m able to take my family out to eat for less than a dollar. There was $13 left on card when we were done eating so the waiter got a big fat tip as well, thanks to Dealdash!!! I love to tell folks how much I payed for my gift cards because sometimes I cant believe it my self. Some of my other favorites would be, Texas Roadhouse… there rolls are to die for, soooooo yummy!!! Subway, you have to stay fit if your gonna eat all the other junk you can get with DealDash, right?

Oh, and for you home bodies, Omaha Steaks is right for you! I won a steak fest valued at $185 for a penny! The stuffed baked potatoes are amazing!

Happy Bidding 😛

DealDash Buy it Now Review

Review of the “Buy It Now” on DealDash

DealDash Buy it Now Review

The “Buy It Now” is a great feature of DealDash. I really wanted  a pressure washer. Well I wasn’t lucky enough to win it so instead I used the Buy It Now feature on and got the pressure washer I wanted and all my Bids back for free.

I have also used the Buy it now on some other auctions items like a bicycle, lawn fountain, gift cards and more. I then use the Bids I get back to win auctions like an 800 Bid pack I won! Even thought I may not always win with the bids I get back from the Buy it Now purchase, I still have fun trying to win and I’m happy with my purchase.

I think that even when you lose an auction on DealDash, you can still win with the Buy it Now.

I now have a very clean and renewed deck, a happy grand child and other items thanks to DealDash. One of my most favorite things about DealDash is the free shipping. It is wonderful that you don’t have to pay for the shipping of your auction wins like you do on other online shopping sites. DealDash also gives you the tracking information of your win so you’ll know exactly when you can expect your package to arrive.

Another wonderful feature is the ability to earn free bids with the time as highest bidder meter.

I love when DealDash offers 2X and 3X faster timers going so you can earn way more free bids than usual. You can’t beat the Free auction days and 50% off auctions either. This is where Deal Dash pays the final selling price when you win an auction or you only have to pay 50% of the normal selling price.

Be sure to review DealDash bidding tutorials and the blogs for tips other useful features. offers an outstanding customer service staff and are always good about helping. They are well-trained to help you in every way they can within their guide lines. I have never had a problem and recommend asking for assistance if needed.
Thanks for reading! Please comment below! Written by Pat LaBelle (suvgal)
DealDash Congratulations Winning Auctions

Congrats! How To See DealDash Fireworks

DealDash Congratulations Winning Auctions

DealDash continues to excite me with everything I win on this site. However, there is some things that just seem like you bid on forever and still don’t win. So what do you do when having a difficult time winning auctions on

I usually go with two options in this case.

1. I decide to go shopping with the gift cards I win on DealDash to simply buy anything I have difficulties winning or have not won.

2. I simply use the buy it now option on Deal Dash to get the item I wanted and my bids back.

I recently won a $100 Toys R Us gift card for $1.43 and used this to buy my kids a volleyball set for the backyard. This is one of the things I have bid on in the past, did not win and chose not to use the buy it now. My kids have been wanting one for a long time so we went shopping together and got just what we wanted!

I also won a $100 gift card to Walmart for just 1 penny!!! Yep, we had fun that day! 🙂 My kids got $50 each and we all went shopping together! They had so much fun!

I have saved so much money shopping on DealDash and winning gas cards or doing my food shopping from gift cards I receive. I mean it does not get any better than that! I also won a $100 BP gas card for 17 cents too!!! Which did more than just fill my tank up. 🙂

So some of you may ask, How does she do it???

It’s simple… you have to place your bids to win. I am a small bidder for the most part, if I don’t win within a few bids I’m out. If it is just me and one other person, I am all in and usually wont quit until I have no bids left. I don’t like wasting my bids when there is a lot of people in auction, I will move on to the next thing and so on. More often than not I see fireworks!!! It is so exciting!!

ALSO SEE: DealDash in review – understanding and winning auctions

DealDash Reviews and Giving

Giving DealDash Auction Wins To Homeless Shelter

DealDash Reviews and Giving

My sister recently got a part-time job at a homeless shelter. She is 62 years old and cannot make it just on Social Security. Surviving on a fixed income in Massachusetts is very challenging unless you have a rich relative!

I especially became interested in what it was really like in a shelter after my sister started working there. I also asked myself, “How much more stuff do my children and granddaughter really need?” Besides my health, what do I really need? My thoughts went straight to Deal Dash. Maybe, a new toaster, dishes, silverware, and clothes are desperately needed. I am sure that is the case.
However, so many people here in “TAXACHUSETTS”, as we call it, lost their jobs and then their homes. Little children are going to school from a shelter and are in great need. Until my sister talked about it, I only thought about the homeless subconsciously or when I went to Boston, it was there.
With my free bids earned on, I am going to do a good deed. I am determined to donate anything that I win on DealDash. Being homeless can happen to anyone. We should think about that as we put our heads on our pillows tonight and be grateful.
I’ve been shopping on DealDash over 2 years and have won over 200 auctions. Iook forward to giving back to those more in need than myself.
Free DealDash Bids Win More Auctions

Win Auctions Collect Free DealDash Bids

Free DealDash Bids Win More Auctions

Deal Dash does a lot to help the player win. They have great promotions you can participate in each week to get some free bids. All you have to do is be willing to participate.

You will notice every month they throw a promotion for three times your bids, or five times your bids. This promotion will help you get the time needed to jump up to the next level. Every level you go up the more free bids you can get. Right now I am very close to getting to level 19, which means 150 free bids for completing level 18.

Deal Dash also allows you to post on Facebook for free bids. The more the item is worth the more free bids you can get. And they allow you to do this every week. If you have a great week on, and happen to hit your limit on small and large items, be sure to take your picture with those items, and get your free bids. It only takes a few minutes, and is well worth it.

Another great free bid strategy is Pintrest. I had never had a Pintrest page until I joined DealDash. Each week I receive 50 bids from Pintrest for pinning my DealDash wins to my Deal Dash board. It was not hard to create the page, or do my weekly pinning. If I have a good week I can get 250 free bids, and my wins from those bids can end up equaling more free bids.

What are you waiting for!! Start collecting your free DealDash bids to start winning and saving more!

By Erica Baughman

SEE ALSO: Hot DealDash Cooking on DealDash


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DealDash agressive bidding strategy

Aggressive Bidding Strategy On DealDash

DealDash agressive bidding strategy

My best penny auction and bidding advice is to be responsible and don’t spend more than you have. So I was on the other day and decided to try my hand at bidding aggressively. Not my usual style but thought that I would give it a try since we see so many people out there who bid this way.

At first, I was conservative, which was my usual approach and then I started to bid aggressively. I was putting all my bids in one basket and said “All or nothing”! I have to admit I had a big rush bidding like this with having to “Win” no matter what feeling. I didn’t want to use the BidBuddy because I felt that it was “cheating” and would take the fun out of it so I sat in front of my computer for hours, waiting 9 seconds between my bid and the next bid. I stayed out until I noticed there were 2-3 people left using BidBuddy and just kept aggressively bidding.

I have to admit, I was careless, didn’t feel responsible and realize that the aggressive approach isn’t for me because I used all my bids on an item I didn’t win thinking it was only “one bid away from winning.” Much to my dismay, I ended up losing the auction because I ran out of bids before the other person. It’s so frustrating to see your name under the winner’s name in the history and knowing that it could’ve been you on top. LOL, that’s ok though. I learned that my auction bidding strategy is supposed to be conservative and that I’m grateful I was practicing this technique on an item I would use the buy it now for and get my bids back.

I’ve been bidding on DealDash for about two years and really like it. I like to frequent DealDash because it is fun and entertaining. I’ve gone to other sites but find myself coming back to DealDash because of your ability get your bids back if you lose an auction.

By Gigi Pence


Joining a Penny Auction Site? Why DealDash Is The One

DealDash Penny Auction Deals Weighs in TOPS with Me

Several of my best friends and I are all active members of a weight loss group – Take Off Pounds Sensibly. The president of our TOPS chapter suggested that we each get a good bathroom scale to keep track of our weight, as well as a kitchen food scale to monitor our food portions. I knew it could cost plenty to purchase those scales. Therefore, I was thrilled to see that offered both kinds of scales, and they are high-quality ones, too!

Food Scale Review Won on

Won for 8 cents and 3 bids on

First I bid on and won an Eat Smart Precision Get Fit Digital Body Fat Scale that measures not only weight but also body fat, water, muscle and bone mass. Not long after that my friends wanted one, too. I knew those scales would make excellent birthday gifts, but I could not afford to pay full price. Instead, I started winning them on and now nearly all my friends have the scales they need.

Soon after I won a bathroom and food scale for myself, I won two more to give to my best friends for their birthdays. Of course, I could not win all of the time, so I did do a Buy-It-Now to get all my bids back on a few of them. Back on April 24, I won a $57 Ozeri Touch Digital Bath Scale for only 25 cents and 4 bids. I plan to give this one to my granddaughter, a soon-to-be sophomore in college, for Christmas.

I also won several kitchen scales. I won a $36 Taylor Stainless Steel Electronic Kitchen Scale for only 8 cents and 3 bids — one of my best wins so far. I won my first $26 EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale for 62 cents and 22 bids. Last March 26, I won a $39 Taylor Digital Kitchen Scale for only 34 cents and 15 bids. Overall, I got some fantastic deals on scales. I even use my food scales to weigh my clothes to wear my lightest clothes to TOPS to ensure I come in with a weight loss.

Written by Barbara Sellers, resident of Tacoma, Wash., who has been shopping on since Feb. 8, 2012 and reached Level 41 with over 450 auction wins.


ALSO SEE: The Sweet Taste Of Winning DealDash Auctions


Hot Deals Cooking On DealDash

I think DealDash is all about opportunity. An opportunity to get some great deals, an opportunity to shop at all hours, an opportunity to save gas by shopping on your computer at home, and an opportunity for second chances.

In the past, I have unsuccessfully bid on cookware. I lost those auctions for various reasons, and believing that everything happens for a reason, after I got over the loss, I decided to try one more time. This time I was successful.

I won this $143.00 T-Fal 18-piece Nonstick Inside and Out Cookware Set. There were 22 other bidders participating and I was certain that I was going to be lucky if I could manage to get this for around $50.00. I was thrilled when I won it by using just 22 bids and it only cost me 98 cents!

We use this cookware daily and I love the fact that is nonstick both inside and out, has hooks on the handles so I can hang it up and it looks pretty in the kitchen when it is not in use.

Won on

Won on with 22 bids and final selling price of 98 cents!

One of my favorite recipes is spaghetti with my homemade meat sauce. When you get your own pans, you may want to try it.


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 pkg. sweet Italian Sausage links
  • 2 pkg. hot Italian Sausage links
  • 2 pkg. McCormick Spaghetti Sauce mix
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 large green peppers,
  • 2 lbs mushrooms, cut in half
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, sliced thinly
  • 2 large cans whole tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 large cans tomato paste
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups hearty burgundy wine
  • 2 + tbsp each – dried or fresh Parsley, basil, Italian seasoning, oregano and 4 large bay leaves

Brown the ground beef and drain off the fat. Boil the sausages and drain off the fat. Combine all ingredients in largest pot available and let simmer for 2 – 4 hours, adding additional water or wine if needed, until the sauce is thick enough to your liking.

By Mary Dowdell

I have been a DealDash customer since August 2013. I am grandmother of seven and a resident of Virginia currently searching for a job as an administrative assistant.


DealDash Reviews And Why Customers Love Auctions

Why I Love DealDash Penny Auctions

DealDash Reviews And Why Customers Love Auctions

Why do I love the penny auctions at DealDash? Well for starters, I like the rush I get when I “win” a Deal Dash auction – especially the ones where you only use 10 to 15 bids and only pay $0.56!

Those are the ones that give me the most rush. Not because I didn’t use a lot of bids but because I “won” a $15 gift card. Ok, the use of very few bids gives me a rush as well but the price is what really gets me!

The ability to bid on items that I would buy anyway with the added auction aspect makes the whole concept very intriguing and a fun shopping experience. For example if I were to go to Burger King, I would spend around $15. I have no problem using bids on it and getting it for 56 cents because I would spend the money anyway. DealDash’s policy to give you the option of Buying It Now and getting your bids back keeps the site at the top of my list. I don’t ever feel like I’ve lost when I have the choice to purchase the item I was bidding on and get my bids back. Plus all items, no matter what they are, come with free shipping so you don’t have to worry about hefty shipping fees.

The No Jumper limit is another thing I really like about the site. With this, as soon as the bidding gets to a certain dollar amount, the auction doesn’t allow new bidders into the mix which is good because new people who just logged onto the site can not come in at the end of an auction and take it from the ones who have used their bids to get the price up to a certain amount. I think it makes it fair to the bidders. Only the bidders who placed a bid in the auction at the beginning (before $5 limit) are able to participate.

I’ve been bidding on for about two years and really like it. I’ve gone to other sites but find myself coming back to Deal Dash because of it’s ability get your bids back when you don’t win an auction when you buy it now.

By Gigi Pence

ALSO SEE: 3 Helpful Questions To Ask Yourself When Bidding On DealDash

dealdash memorial babies

Transform Your Lose Into A Win On

I recently bid on in an attempt to win the JC Toys 14” Doll LA Newborn Gift Set.

Maybe you have seen it and bid on her too. Well I spent 55 bids trying desperately to win her. But to my dismay I ended up not winning her. Well you know what I did? I did not lose at all; I used the “Buy it Now” option.

I now have the beautiful JC Toy LA Newborn because the “Buy it Now” option was available. I got my 55 bids back that I had bid on the doll and got her too. I really like this feature. If I try really hard for something it usually means I have a reason I want it so bad. Here is a picture of the doll I bid on:

dealdash memorial babies

You must be wondering why I wanted this doll so bad. Well let me tell you why. It is because of Kelley Stanleyy. She is an artist that has an incredible talent. She collects dolls and re-models dolls into Memorial Babies. Memorial Babies are dolls made to look like a real child/baby that a Mother or family has lost. Kelley fashions the dolls with sincere love and is very careful to make the details like a real child/baby. Let me show you a picture of how she designed and transformed the LA Newborn that I bought from DealDash. It is amazing how Kelley can transform an ordinary doll like the one I bought from DealDash into a Memorial gift to a parent that has had a tragic loss of a baby.

dealdash memorial baby By Victoria L Overton

ALSO SEE: Track Your DealDash Stats


DealDash Win Limits

DealDash’s Weekly Winning Limits

I have started to earn my six wins per week on DealDash pretty often which causes me some angst.

While I am not complaining about the six wins (they have been coming at a relatively low cost :)), I seem to go through this bidding withdrawal! I am wondering if I should try for the higher priced items or should I go to the other sites I occasionally bid on. So, I decide to try for the higher priced items and quite often get KO’ed.

I ponder the idea of bidding on other sites and return to one of my pre DealDash favorite penny auctions. I decided to go for it and purchased bids at 75 cents each and proceeded to lose them and won nothing in a really short period of time. Not to be deterred, I bought another bid pack that cost $35 and proceeded to lose those 50 bids as well on this other site. No auction win, no buy it now and I have lost $70 cash in all. I am like a dog with a bone though and am determined to win something, so I buy more bids for $15 and proceed to win four $15 gift cards for a total of $60. Do the math, I lost $25 in this process of bidding on this other site.

While there are no shipping fees for the cards that I won, the fact I cannot buy it now to get my bids back on the auctions I did not win, is really frustrating. If you don’t win on many of the other penny auction sites, you really lose. I mean really lose. I much prefer and will try to win my six auctions a little slower to avoid going to other sites, and who knows I may get a lot better at winning the higher priced items too! Great part is knowing that if I don’t win, I can buy the item I wanted anyway and get all my bids back.

DealDash Winning Limits

To ensure equal chances for everyone to win you can win up to 6 items valued less than $200, and 3 items valued more than $200 per week. You can follow the status of your wins by logging in and looking at the winning limit slots right next to the bid amount. The system will not allow you to bid after you have reached your limit. All remaining BidBuddies will be automatically cancelled. Please plan your bidding strategy with this in mind.

DealDash Win Limits


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Save With Gift Cards On Deal Dash

giftcard deals on

The story starts… a long long time ago…Ok not really just 1 1/2 years ago I started bidding on Deal Dash.

Could it be possible for everyday working people to find some deals every now and then?  Step up to the plate people we now have Deal Dash!  Starting with less expensive items then working my way up I was bidding on everyday items and gift cards.
Here’s a way to do it.  Want to go to dinner but don’t really want to spend $50.00?  Bid on a gift card and save some money.  I have won gift cards for as low as 1 bid and up to 100 bids.  Average them out and you can still save a lot.  Some cards that come with bids actually will pay you to take the card. I won a 25 bids with $25.00 Fridays gift card for 22 bids, so they gave me the card and 3 bids. I also won a 30 bid back with $25.00 Applebees gift card for 12 bids, so they gave me the card and $2.70 back in bids. Gotta love that. That’s a way to take the family and a couple of friends out to dinner.
Need a short vacation. Get a gift card.  You have gas expenses and hotel rooms to pay for.  Some gas cards will be a little more challenging to win in the auction because everyone wants them.  But if you can win a few and BIN (Buy it Now) a few you can still save a lot. Bidding on hotel cards is the same. I have won a few and had to BIN a few but still managed to save at least 50%. So wouldn’t you want to go on a 1/2 price vacation?  I have managed to save and even paid for a friends hotel room a couple of times.
Do you need an item that DealDash doesn’t offer? Bid to win a gift card. There’s a round about way to do it. I needed a few items for home improvement like paint and molding. Bid on a Lowe’s or Home Depot card. Then go to the store. I even picked up filters for the ac and a few plants.  Do the same with the Amazon cards.  Then you can get anything you want.
Bidding for gift cards on is a great way to go!
DealDash user: Newfden
DealDash Review Auction Win

Another Hole In One On DealDash

DealDash Review Auction Win

I have been trying for some time now to win a complete set of golf clubs for my husband, having previously won a golf bag, a putter, and a pitching wedge, all for a total of $2.00 and a Golf GPS for $1.79. I admit I have tried numerous times to win a set of clubs, but always end up bowing out or quitting. This time I decided I was in it to win it!

It took way longer than I was expecting, as I traded bids with several different bidders as they popped in and out of the auction. Finally, the set was mine! I spent 851 bids total and the winning bid was $23.53. It was also a Free week so my final price was $0.01 minus the costs of my bids. My out of pocket was also decreased by the fact that I leveled up during my time bidding and collected 540 Free bids. I then only “paid” for 311 bids at about 15¢ per bid. The timing was perfect.

Since Father’s Day is just a few weeks away, I stored it away in my daughters closet until we give it to him on June 15th. He doesn’t get to play as often as he wishes since he still works full time, but I hope to have him all set once he is old enough to retire, Thanks to DealDash !

By Kim Finnegan

I have been a bidder on DealDash since Sept 2012 and have won over 150 auctions.

ALSO SEE: Joining a Penny Auction Site? Why DealDash Is The One

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Michael Jackson and Bidding on DealDash

I was thinking about the ABC’s of bidding and the 1,2,3’s of what not to do when bidding to see if I could educate the new bidder a little better. For some reason Michael Jackson’s song came to mind.

The “A” stands for Auctions, the “B” stands for Bids, and the “C” stands for Cost. DealDash has so many auctions to select from that a new bidder should have no problem deciding which one to get started with. The Bids come in packages from 200 to over 1,000. Buying bids on sale is really the only way to go. With bids being offered for 15 cents from time to time a smart bidder will only buy bids on sale. This way, if you spend 100 bids or $15 to win a $25 item you are really a “winner”. And, the Cost of an item is the amount of bids you put on an auction, plus if you win, the final price you will pay for the auction. Remember, there are NO shipping charges on DealDash, unlike other penny auction sites.

# 1: DON’T be in a hurry on!

If you do not have the patience or time to watch an auction and bid, then you are simply throwing your money away.

# 2: You must NOT slap bids at auctions or other Deal Dash bidders.

The timer is there to help all bidders earn free bids. Let the timer work for your benefit as well as other bidders. Free bids are a great reward for bidding on DealDash, let everyone get in on some free bids.

# 3: DON”T spend more than the item is worth to get the “win” on DealDash.

Paying $14 for a $10 gift card is crazy. I actually won a $10 gift card for $14, having put on the bid buddy and leaving the site. After all the slappers and over-bidders got done, I won the card for a few bids! I am grateful that DealDash lets you turn your win in for bids, which is what I chose to do.

I have watched a new bidder this week who has become an incessant slapper. This bidder will eventually think about their penny auction experience on DealDash and blame everyone else for their lack of good and genuine “wins”. In reality, if this bidder had done his homework, he would realize jumping on every bidder costs him 5 times what it cost everyone else and even if he did win, he would be losing a lot of money.

I could name other countless tips to use while bidding on auctions, the best advice is use the BidBuddy. You set how many bids you are willing to pay to win the item and watch the auction. The BidBuddy prevents you from over-spending your bidding budget and also keeps you in the game. Watch auctions, learn what techniques others use, and you will be a “winner” on DealDash. Last of all, DealDash offers you the buy-it-now option. You get the item you were trying to win, you get ALL of your bids back and you get to try your skill at another auction. DealDash is a great site to bid on, learn and enjoy the fun of being a competitive bidder! Happy Bidding!

By Joan Vith

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So Fresh And So Clean Deals On DealDash

Having three daughters in the house, there was always one of them dressing up from time to time and as usual, a dress needing to be pressed.

steam clean dealdashWhether it be a dance or a meeting, a wrinkled dress was a definite no-no. Now that my youngest was in college, and in a Sorority, she was always wearing a dress.

As I was scrolling through the available auctions on DealDash, I spotted the Hamilton Beach – 90 Minute Fabric Steamer in the color Silver/Black . It seemed like it would be the perfect answer to our needs. I decided to plug in a few bids and I ended up winning it for $0.13 using just 6 bids. The steamer listed is valued at $82.00 and it looks just like the professional steamer that the upscale dress shop used where we bought my daughters prom dress. This unit gives you 90 minutes of steam time to handle all your needs. 

As an added bonus, it offers a brush that can be used on upholstery. With 3 dogs in the house, we can sure use that. And should you need a crease added, this steamer comes with a crease tool for just that reason.

Now my daughters never have to be wrinkled again!

I have been a bidder on Dealdash since Sept 2012 and have won over 150 auctions.

By Kim Finnegan

SEE ALSO: Bid Smart On DealDash To Avoid Over-Bidding

DealDash Customer Reviews

Joining a Penny Auction Site? Why DealDash Is The One

A lot of people are curious and wonder if they can really win items on penny auctions like Having money to buy bids, or a credit card to use for bids does not make you a winner on penny auction sites even the best sites like DealDash.

All penny auction sites want you to buy bids and “try it”. Many sites give you incentives to buy bids and promise you an auction win on your first bid pack purchase. Other sites will give you your bids back if you don’t win. But notice the key word is bids back not cash back. So before you start bidding take some advice from an experienced bidder on how you can be successful on your first or second try and have a good understanding of how to win auctions.

Always do your research on the site! You have to know what auctions are selling for. Who are the bidders? How many bids did it take to win an item? How much do bids cost and how it works? Are you a gambler, or are you just looking for a little diversion and a chance to win something for yourself or your family? is the most fair penny auction site. Having been through many penny auction experiences, I know that Deal Dash offers the most variety of auctions at one time, the best customer service, and free shipping. The shipping is Freaky Fast! Two days to receive almost all items I have won. They also offer the buy it now feature which lets you buy the item you were bidding on and you get all of your bids back free. This is unusual for a penny auction site, but DealDash has made a great decision to allow bidders to get back in the game by purchasing the item they tried to win. You can bid again!

Set your limit on how much you want to spend. Place your first bid. Look at how many other bidders there are and get tips to help you boost your winnings. If there are 30 or 40 bidders in the first two minutes of your auction, this may not be the auction for you. The more bidders, the higher the price, and the greater competition. DO NOT SLAP other bidders. DealDash bidders earn free bids on their own clocks, you will too. But if you slap others, they do not get their free bids and you end up spending way more bids than necessary to try to win the auction. Stick to your plan, watch and learn others and you will find Deal Dash is the right site for you! Happy, lucky, bidding!

By Joan Vith

Cotton Candy Machine Won on

The Sweet Taste Of Winning DealDash Auctions

My first experiences and review with DealDash in the beginning was that I thought I would never ever win.

I had my period of bid stomping which now I sometimes even run to the rescue of people who get their bids stomped by that “newbie”, or person who does not know better, that we all know and love. I don’t recall winning an auction at all with my first few bid packs until during a DealDash FREE Sale where Deal Dash pays the final selling price of the item for the winner!

With the DealDash bids I had available, I was not going to give up on winning something.

Well I noticed a 2000 bid pack and I started bidding on it and actually amazed myself by winning that bid pack and thus leading to this fabulous relationship that I have developed with since August 2013. I have won some high ticket items on Deal Dash for not so much money and I have won some awesome lower ticket items for mere pennies. My advice is simple: take your time, go slow and have fun. You can’t win every auction but then again you can’t lose every auction either. You will get that “Big Win” you’ve wanted one of these days. In the mean time there is the Buy it Now option so you don’t have to lose your bids and keep purchasing more.

Here’s a video demo of the Chef Buddy Cotton Candy Machine which I won for only $0.03 on

This is something my kids and their friends love when they are over and is used at least weekly! The cleanup is a breeze and it’s easily stored in a cupboard. The cotton candy simply melts in your mouth! Not a bad deal winning this for just 3¢.

Good Luck

ALSO SEE: Knowing When To Use DealDash’s Buy It Now Option

DealDash Review Auction Joyride

Penny Auction Journey On Deal Dash

DealDash Review Auction Joyride

My journey on Deal Dash started back in October of 2012. What a ride it has been.

There have been bumps in the road, some smooth sailing, and lots of amazing wins. It all started when my TV went on the blink and the color board decided to shade everyone in orange. TV guy said it would cost more to repair it than it would be to replace it, however that would be around 900 bucks. Had to find a way around that one, couldn’t afford that right now. A couple of friends posted on Facebook about Deal Dash being a very good online auction site. Ok let’s give it a try. Read all the rules, posts and suggestions on how to play. Started out small then on to the more valuable items. After 6 to 8 weeks of learning the ropes and bidding responsibly I won a 50 inch LG Plasma TV!!!  Total cost with bids about $50.00!!
So for all the skeptical newbies out there thinking DealDash is too good to be true or a scam… you can win, it will happen, just learn how it works and ask for help if needed. I work from home and have numerous times during the day to check in to see what’s happening on Deal Dash. I don’t always bid, just watch. Learned to get to know the players and how they bid and let me tell you people have a “Bidding Personality” including myself. I bid to BIN (Buy it Now) on things I would normally purchase. I get what I need on or I have to go to a store. I would rather get it on Deal Dash because it is a whole lot more fun; especially if you get a bargain and win an auction. I sometimes will also play a bit and bid on things I would not go out and buy. You have to get a mind set that you are playing and sometimes you will not win the auction. But you always have the BIN option and you can’t ever lose with that. Sometimes it’s just fun to put a few bids in on something just to see what happens. Seems like when you win an auction you weren’t trying very hard on it’s even more exciting!
So in the end I have won over 165 deals with some BIN’s thrown in here & there. It’s a year & 1/2 later and I’m still playing and winning on Deal Dash. Why would anyone go anywhere else ? In my option Deal Dash is the best online auction site for everyday people who could really use a good deal every now and then. Looking forward to seeing all of you at the auctions!
DealDash username: Newfden
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Home Theatre DealDash

Building My DealDash Sourced Media Space

Home Theatre DealDash On a whim. I entered an auction for an Elite Screens – Manual Series 92″ Pull-Down Projector Screen valued at $125.00. I thought “wouldn’t that be nice for our basement”. Maybe making it a nice place for our daughters to enjoy movies with their friends. To my surprise, I won it for $1.78 using 33 bids. I figured, now I need a projector. Well that has proved to be very hard to win, and I have tried plenty of times. 

So then I figured I would try for a set of speakers. I bookmarked the Yamaha 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System. 5.1 channel means it comes with five different speakers, this home theater system is nice and valued at $350.00. I plugged in just 5 bids, then clicked onto another auction. I had totally forgotten about the speakers till I clicked back onto the page to see the CONGRATULATIONS!!. I thought “what did I win?”. I was shocked to find out it was the speakers set. Won on my 5th and final bid, for a winning price of $0.37. 

Well now I just need to win the infamous projector. I hope it will come in time so I can create an awesome Media room!

By Kim Finnegan

I have been a bidder on DealDash since Sept 2012 and have won over 150 auctions.

SEE ALSO: Score A Hole In One With DealDash


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DealDash Reviews

Catching The Real Deal On DealDash

DealDash Reviews

This is my Grandson Justin. He is 12 years old and is into scouting, basketball and of course fishing! I really tried hard to win several items on DealDash that they featured recently. I bid on the Gone Fishing 12 Foot Telescoping Fishing Pole, South Bend 137-Piece Deluxe Tackle Kit and the Big Bobber Floating Cooler.

Although I happened to not win, I did not lose either because I chose to use the “Buy it Now” option that DealDash offers. The “Buy it Now” option is a unique feature and what I think a customer benefit that I use frequently. The “Buy it Now” option allows a bidder to purchase an item they have bid on at regular price in case they lose. The best deal about the “Buy it Now’ option is you get all the bids back that you bid on the item. That is a great deal and it makes great money sense too because I would have bought the item at a store for Justin anyway. I bid on DealDash and can do it from the comfort of my home. I do not spend gas money to go to a store and I do not have to stand in a long line to check out. All items are delivered with free shipping right to my front door.

Justin was so excited when he received the Gone Fishing 12 Foot Telescoping Fishing Pole, South Bend 137-Piece Deluxe Tackle Kit and the Big Bobber Floating Cooler. Ask Justin and he always says, “His Granny is the best!” Thanks Justin and thanks DealDash for offering great items to bid on.

By Victoria L Overton

ALSO SEE: EMOTION . . . . On DealDash

DealDash Deals and Reviews

Saving The Day Thanks To DealDash

DealDash Deals and Reviews

I decided earlier in 2014 that I wanted to save money to replace the flooring in my kitchen and dining room from linoleum to wood floors. I figured I could stretch my dollar even further by bidding on gift cards to Lowe’s or Home Depot on I bid on a $100.00 Lowe’s gift card and was able to win it for $0.78 using only 6 bids on DealDash. Although I have not yet had another win like that, I knew I at least had started to build up a savings fund for what I hoped would soon be enough to pay for the flooring in full in the future.

Well fate had other plans. I was in my kitchen cooking this past weekend and as I went to turn the kitchen faucet off, the handle broke off in my hands. It was an expense I really didn’t need as I have more pressing bills to pay for right now. I remembered that I had that Lowe’s gift card and thought awesome! I gave it to my husband for him to go and pick us out a new faucet. After debating several choices, my husband and daughter picked out our new faucet. The gift card covered a good bit of the price with a little additional out of pocket.

I guess I will have to start my flooring “bank” all over again, but that’s ok. I am grateful we had the gift card to fall back on at a time it was needed.

By Kim Finnegan 

I have been a bidder on Dealdash since Sept 2012 and have won over 150 auctions.

SEE ALSO: How I got started bidding on

DealDash Man Cave Dreams

DealDash: Supplying Man Cave Dreams Since 2009

My name is Victoria and I’ve been a bidder and shopper on since 2010.

Over my bidding history I have won and bought a lot of items. I would like to take a moment to tell you about my all-time favorite item that just tickles me even now just thinking and talking about it.

It is the Nostalgia Electrics – Coca-Cola Series 1.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator.

CocaCola Cooler Won On DealDash

It was a free weekend on DealDash which means everything you bid on is free (an example of that special bidding time was Mother’s Day Weekend). You can bid on an item and the cost is zero.

On one of those free weekends I placed my bids and won the Nostalgia Electrics – Coca- Cola Series 1.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator item for $0.01. The “Buy it Now” price is $142.00. Can you believe it, what an awesome win! I was stunned and I got so tickled my husband thought I was losing it. I was so excited about winning a refrigerator for a $0.01; I had to try for another one.

I had to get two because I have one son that is a Fire Fighter in Houston, Texas and another son is a Police Officer in Dallas, Texas. I gave each son one of Nostalgia Electrics – Coca-Cola Series 1.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerators for their “Man-Caves” as a Christmas present.

I was so happy and it still brings a smile to my face thinking about my win. My sons loved their refrigerators and I was “Mother of the Year” according to my Sons.

Thank you DealDash for providing awesome products to bid on! Here are the “Man-Cave” Nostalgia Electrics – Coca-Cola Series 1.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerators I won.

By Victoria L Overton

ALSO SEE: Why You Should Keep A DealDash Budget

DealDash Bidding Tips

DealDash Responsible Bidding Tips

DealDash Bidding Tips

I like to think that I have some common sense when it comes to bidding on a penny auction site and DealDash.

I like to watch an auction before I start bidding. I will actually go through all the pages to see what is coming up and tend to pick the auctions that are going to start in the middle of the night my time because from experience, they tend to have less bidders which gives me a better chance of winning the auction.

I’ll start my process by placing one bid and watch the activity to see how many “active” bidders are going to join me. This way, when the bidding activity gets to the point of “No New Bidders”, I will have my bid in to continue bidding as the price goes up with everyone else’s bids. I like to watch for automatic bids because if there are 3-4 auto bids being made consistently, I will definitely not be using my bids and will wait for the auto bids to die down to 2 people because the others have used up their automatic funds/preset amounts. This allows the price to stay low and me not to use up too many bids needlessly because they are going to use theirs instead.

When I am picking an item, I will use the automatic bids myself sometimes but I do the math first. I will look at the “retail” price on Ebay and factor in how much I paid for my bids and only go as high as the Ebay price because I know I can buy it there for the same price. This is probably stupid but it’s won me a few auctions and seems to work for me.

By Gigi Pence

I’ve been bidding on DealDash for about two years and really like it. I’ve tried other penny auction sites but find myself coming back to DealDash because of the ability to buy it now if you lose an auction and get your bids back.

DealDash Time To Bid

Don’t Have Time to Bid On DealDash……Sure You Do!

DealDash Time To Bid

I have read a lot of comments by fellow bidders, but we seem to forget there are some really busy people out there. One of the funniest bios I read some time ago, “Doesn’t anyone work out there?” I had to laugh since I have thought the same thing. How can all these people keep bidding non-stop? I guess the magic solution is the Bid Buddy.

I, too, have seen auctions I would really like to bid on, but they were coming up at 2 or 3 in the afternoon and I was working all day. I was disappointed I could not bid on the auctions, but decided, maybe I should try the Bid Buddy and see if I could win an auction even though I was not here to watch the bidders and see who my competition was.

One of the items I won by placing bids on before I went to work was my HP Wireless Printer. I love the printer, by the way, and thought that morning I might go ahead and try to win it even though I could not be here to actually watch the auction. Having put a couple of bids on it earlier in the morning, I decided to use the bids I had left on the auction and set the Bid Buddy. When I checked the auctions after work that day, hooray, I WON!! I was really happy to win the printer and I felt really good about my decision to go ahead and bid.

Since then, I have occasionally set the Bid Buddy on items I would really like to win. I only put the amount of bids on the item that I am willing to spend. If the item sells for more and I don’t win, then I buy it now. Two days in a row though I tried this on items that were coming up at 10 or 11 in the morning and I won both auctions. I was thrilled. On the third day, hmmm, not so lucky, but you just never know. And, that is what I like about DealDash. You just never know when it will be your turn to win.

DealDash is the most fair penny auction site on the internet and the shipping is outstanding. If all other penny auction sites behaved as DealDash does, they would have some competition. Right now, this is as good as it gets!

By Joan Vith

ALSO SEE: Find A Good Balance With DealDash