Monthly Archives: July 2014

DealDash Customer Support

Why DealDash Customer Service Is The Best

DealDash Customer Support

After reviews of customer service, the DealDash customer support service is the best and so helpful.

They apologize and sympathize when needed,  they listen, allow the customer to talk, and promise a solution to your questions and concerns. I have had great success with DealDash Customer service on my concerns. If the person you are working with doesn’t know the answer, they will find the right answer for you no matter how silly the question might be.

They sent an email to tell me I had won the Best Photo of the Week contests and won a $500.00 gift card prize. Post your photos of you and your winning item. You could win a $500.00 gift card. I was given time to decide which gift card I would like to receive. After taking time to think about which one I wanted, I asked them if I could trade the gift card for Bids. I don’t remember how many bids I received. But they were very accommodating and gave me the value of the gift card in Bids. That allowed me to go on to other auctions. Some successful wins some not. But they accommodated me and I went to have fun bidding on more auctions.

My DealDash Win

Best Photo of the Week winners on DealDash get a free $500 gift card of choice!

With my free DealDash Bids I won a 42 inch LG flat screen TV. It now sits in my family room. I won it on a 50% off weekend. My $500.00 TV final cost was $22.49.

I love this TV. I won it at a perfect time. The picture tube in my 20-year-old TV blew out a week after I won the Flat screen TV. Timing of that win couldn’t have been any better for me. Most of my bigger wins timing seem to hit at the best times for me. But not always. Being able to pay for your purchases with PayPal is a plus too.

That makes paying for your Auctions wins a breeze. You don’t have to give your credit or debt card numbers if you are already a PayPal member.

Enjoy the auctions and share your favorite bidding wins below!

By suvgal

DealDash Bio

Review of Revealing DealDash Bios

I just finished reading some bios on the DealDash auction page. It really isn’t that late at night so I was curious to ask, “What do bidders hope to gain with the bio’s they write?”

I have seen some advertisements as bios, the bidder has a home business and put up their web address on their bio. I suppose they were thinking they would get some additional business from bidders.

DealDash Bidder Bio

Then, I have seen some bios that I would consider threatening. “Go ahead, waste your bids, I don’t give up.” And, of course you know they do. Or, they say “I am bidding til I win or BIN, you decide.” What exactly does this mean? We are all pretty much doing the same thing, we will bid til we have met our limit,we buy it now, or we win.

The bio that caught my attention in particular tonight is the one that writes, “I am amazed how people pay so much for their auction wins, plus the cost of their bids. This is supposed to be a deal.” Meanwhile, this bidder is in the process of putting more than 600 bids on an auction that started about 6:00pm. It is almost 10:00 pm, the auction is still going with no end in sight. So, I have to ask, “What do you consider a Deal?”

DealDash Tip

The “Grandma” bios are some of my favorites. One bidder stated, “There are some pretty mean Grandma’s out there!” I had to laugh because they were right. One in particular wins cards only from a specific store. I have never seen her bid on any other auctions and if she is bidding and is not on her maximum wins for the week, she will bid until she wins. The cost of bids or the auction win does not seem to matter. She will bid til she wins. Period. Other “grandmas” write how many grand children they have, how many great grandchildren they have, children, dogs, cats, really???? I think we should all just say something nice for these bios. Hello works for me, or just a friendly bidding tip works too.

Happy Bidding!

By Joan Vith

ALSO SEE: DealDash In Review – Understanding and Winning Auctions

DealDash Math Infograph

A Review of DealDash with Infographic

I don’t know about you, but my family of 4 goes through essential everyday household items like dish detergent, laundry gel, and trash bags like crazy! Since this eats up a lot of the household budget, there’s less money left for fun, like taking my kids to see the newest movies.

I like to maximize my household budget using DealDash to Win or BIN to get these essential everyday items. Everyone loves to WIN, but even if you have to end up Buying It Now it’s still not a loss, because you will get every single bid that you placed returned to you, instantly.

For example, if I knew that I needed to buy the baby diapers this week I would look ahead and see if there are any diaper auctions coming up in the next day or so. If I see there is a diaper auction coming up then I would use the diaper money from the budget to buy bids. Here is an auction for Diapers which sold for 7¢!

DealDash Diapers

Using DealDash math is easy! I would use the household budgeted diaper money to buy a 200 bid pack, which usually costs around $32-$34 depending on which sale they are currently running. The BIN price is $49, which is pretty close to the price I would normally get them at a Brick-and-Mortar store, such as Target or Toys R Us.

I would load up my Bid Buddy with the 200 bids that I bought, and hope for the best! Sometimes I don’t win and have to BIN for a fair price, but other times I WIN! Not only is it an awesome feeling, but then I also have bids leftover to bid on something fun for the family like a gift card to go to the movies, or if I had a really great WIN then a fun toy that the kids can share like a Lego set.

I love that I don’t even have to leave my house to shop, and I never have to pay extra shipping charges because everything on DealDash has FREE shipping. Here is an infographic to show you how DealDash math works in this situation:

DealDash Math Infograph

Have a great time Bidding, Winning, and BINning everyone!

By Dawn X

How I've Won Over 300 Auctions on DealDash

How I’ve won over 300 DealDash auctions

How I've Won Over 300 Auctions on DealDash

I simply love shopping on  For the past two years I have won over 308 auctions and DealDash has allowed me to obtain many high quality items and gift cards I would not be able to have if it weren’t for Deal Dash.

Because I am retired and on a limited budget I have to be careful and very serious about the auctions I join.  I don’t bid on items to sell them, I use them for my self or to help support my animal rescue passion.
In the past, I was bidding with emotions mostly for fun and the adrenaline kick when I won. I was on DealDash so much that I won my weekly and monthly limits most of the time.  I went overboard and so did my bank account. No longer. I strive to be a smart bidder these days by reading tips, reviews and strategies on here every single day and utilizing the tips and bidding strategies that work well for me.
Although the But-It-Now feature is awesome, I never actually begin an auction with the intention of using BIN.
I am winning awesome items for a good Return On Investment.  One example is a $210 Citizen Ladies Eco Drive Watch I won most recently with 108 bids and final price of $11.73.  The bids were free because I participated in promotions to obtain free DealDash bids.  Another is a $217 Razor E200S Electric Scooter for $ .01 & 411 bids that I collected mostly free as well.  This will be a birthday present for my awesome and amazing niece!
So, my bidding recommendation is to pull back and bid smart.  Submit photos on Facebook and participate in whatever free promotions for free bids that you possibly can.  AND …. keep reading these tips and strategies everyday!
Won on DealDash

Review of my First DealDash Experience    

Hello everyone my name is Donna from Ohio, I am happily married with 3 grown sons, 2 grandsons and another grandchild on the way. I joined August 22nd, 2013 after seeing a commercial about DealDash that said try it now if you’re not completely satisfied get a full refund of your first bid package no questions asked, even if you win an auction you get the first bid package price refunded! So I went on the site and bought my bids, what did i have to lose?

DealDash money back guarantee

The site was really easy to figure out and before long I was bidding on everything! They have alot of nice items to bid on! Of course I did not do to good the first time I tried it, I think I won a little bid pack but nothing else. So I did get a refund on my first bid package and Deal Dash credited my card for the whole bid package price just like they said! I was really surprised!

The next time I tried DealDash I did a lot better. I learned about BidBuddy and how to book your bids which is a lot easier to win that way! I won bid packages and 3 more auctions. I was so excited I really enjoyed shopping on Deal Dash! I won toys for my grandsons and hair clippers to use on my sons and grandsons hair! I was hooked after that! I went on the site all the time to study the items and the way people bid. I had the site on my computer a lot. I began to love shopping DealDash and continue to love it and continue to shop with them a year later.

By Dan Boles and Donna aka suncrafts

I’ve now won over 180 auctions. One of my most recent wins is this 50 Gallon Suncast Deck Box with Seat. I used 55 bids priced at 15¢ per bid. MATH: 55 x .15 = $8.25 + final price of $1.87 = TOTAL: $10.12

Won on DealDash

Great DealDash wins

Day Dreaming with DealDash

Great DealDash wins

I’ve been dreaming of a toned body that is at least 50 pounds less and curvy in all the right places. I know that DealDash has many of the things I would like to get me moving.

In my dreams I’m traveling the countryside on a bicycle equipped with a Rand McNally Foris Outdoor GPS device, and recording my travels on a GoPro Hero 3 Silver Edition camera. I would end the days in a Northwest Territory oversize sleeping bag, watching the stars overhead until I fall asleep.

Well maybe I should build up to all that travel. Perhaps the home based route would be better for me to start with. I could get one of those personal fitness coaching systems for the Apple iPhone, work out with the Everlast 100 lb C3 Foam Heavy Bag and then follow up with some time on an elliptical machine.

I should bid on that new John Louis Home 16-Inch Deep Woodcrest Closet System I saw on DealDash. I know I’ll need some new clothes after all that weight loss and it would be nice if it was organized.

DealDash Strategy

Now I’m ready to make some of that dream a reality. I’ve got a budget to stick to, know my competition, I’m aware that I have to enter the auction by placing my first bid before cut off time, and I’m prepared to set my bid buddy as soon as the bidding frenzy reduces to just 2 or 3 bidders.

Well I can keep on dreaming about the weight loss and a healthier me but in the meantime I can start with the $114.00 Ab Rocket Twister Abdominal Trainer I recently won on I used 28 bids, and won it for just $5.48 and it included free shipping. Now I just need to get past the looking at it stage and actually start using it. 😉

By Mary Dowdell

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


Great outdoor sales on DealDash

Treasures and Bargins On DealDash

Great outdoor sales on DealDash

I am very proud of some recent wins I made on recently and I would like to take a few minutes to tell you about them.

I won the Bissell Steam Shot Handheld Steam Cleaner and the Camp Chef Mountain Series Teton 2-Burner Stove. I must say I was so excited to get each item.

Both items are things I really needed for our plans this summer to visit new places with our camper. Both my husband and I are retired and we like to spend some of our time traveling around to enjoy historical sites, going to small towns looking for treasures and taking in the beauty of the great outdoors.

New to DealDash? You may like: Bidding Advice 101 for DealDash Newbies


I won the Bissell Steam Shot Handheld Steam Cleaner ($50.00 value) for only $0.77 cents and I won the Camp Chef Mountain Series Teton 2-Burner Stove (value of $63.00) for just $1.39 plus 50% off for a total of $0.69!!

DealDash Auction Wins

Both were fantastic deal dash deals. I cannot be happier with my wins and the absolutely monstrous savings I made!!! I really like bidding on DealDash for the savings but when “Free” or “50% Off” deals are also added, it makes me ecstatic. I cannot think of a better way to spend my money and still get the things I need. Thanks DealDash!!!! You make me happy and I really enjoy shopping with you.

By Victoria L Overton

Bella Dots Coffee Maker Won on DealDash

How You Benefit – Even If You Don’t Play

I have written about winning things on Deal Dash, and using them as gifts for friends or for family. However you can also use them for work, as I did with one of my wins, a purple coffee maker by Bella Dots.

Bella Dots Coffee Maker Won on DealDash

Since I have a Keurig coffee maker in my home, I did not need to have this coffee maker. I actually only bid on it, because a family member needed a new coffee maker. When I won this, I showed it to him, and offered it as a gift. He said, because it was not programmable he did not want it (I know it was actually because of the girly purple color).

Related: DealDash Is My Morning Brew

Now I was stuck with a coffee maker that I really did not need or want. Since I only paid a few dollars for it, I was willing to put it away for a house-warming or wedding present. However, I came up with a great idea for the coffee maker.

Like many companies, my company uses generic coffee, which after my first morning cup of good Keurig coffee switching to that is like switching to tar. That’s when I remembered my perfectly good brand new coffee maker sitting in my closet. I “donated” my coffee maker to my work. Now there is a small group of coffee drinkers, who chip in for “good coffee” that we enjoy on the purple coffee maker I won from Deal Dash.

What are some of the ways you’ve used your DealDash winnings? 

By Erica Baughman

over the moon

Misconceptions About

over the moon

Ahhh…. DealDash …my favorite place to shop for deals, savings, a great experience, and fun!

I have been a loyal DealDash customer for 2 years and have won over 300 auctions. I am over-the-moon happy with the company, the products, and the support team! It always annoys me when I read comments or articles that are anti DealDash. I am always compelled to put in my two cents worth.
For those of us who take the time to understand how DealDash works and develop strategies, read the articles, and study the tips on the DealDash site, we know that those anti DealDash scam reviews are incorrect.
If you are a wise and informed bidder, your experience can be nothing but the best. With that said, please take the time to educate yourself so that we all get the best deal and best experience on DealDash possible. Don’t bid with your emotions… bid with your brain 🙂
DealDash Auction Blast

Secret to BIG Auction Blasts

At least once or twice a month Deal Dash does a promotion in which hundreds of auctions go off all at the same time. This is a fun way to win some great items, however don’t walk away empty-handed, here’s my secret which has helped me win.

DealDash Auction Blast

When a BIG auction blast is coming up, I take my time to go through the items and mark the ones I want to go for. I even open up the top three in separate windows on my computer, so I can easily jump back and forth between them. However the problem is, there are so many auctions, more people tend to use the bid buddy, which can make it a bit more difficult to win.

With three or four hundred auctions going off at once it is nearly impossible to watch them all. My secret is to go thru the auction and find the items that are on their multiple times. I guarantee if you mark one item, and bid on it, and do not win, the same exact item was probably on auction, and went for the price you would have wanted pay.

However do not get carried away, make sure to stay focused. I will put my automatic bids in each item, but I sit and watch how the bidding is going to go. I never put more than ten automatic bids in the same item, because I would rather put all of my bids in one item. I have a better chance of winning. But even with that said, others will come into the auction, and some will stay in both auctions. So it really can be just the luck of the draw. Maybe you happen to get into an auction where there are only two other automatic bidders, and they each only put a few bids in, and are busy watching the other auctions. In this case you can win some great items for a great price on

By Erica Baughman

DealDash Bidders

Two Kinds of Bidders to Avoid

DealDash Bidders

Before bidding in any auction, it is important to watch other customers, become familiar with various screen names and know how they bid. If you do that, you will save lots of bids and greatly improve your chances of winning.

As a long-time customer, I learned never to get into the same auction as certain other bidders. Two kinds of bidders I try to avoid are: Bidding Addicts and Wealthy bidders

Both kinds of bidders are easy to recognize. They are the ones who consistently overbid the value of the auction item, no matter how much it costs them and they are the ones who take the “deal” out of

Bid Addicts

Many customers will even tell you in their bios that they are addicted to and cannot stop bidding and some of them mean it. Just like someone addicted to alcohol or drugs, true bid addicts consistently prove they cannot stop bidding. If you get into the same auction with someone like this, you cannot win without going into the red yourself. Bid addicts often bid two, three or even four times the value of the item they want, and they do not care how much money they lose. If we compete with a bid addict, we cannot win.

Wealthy Bidders

Wealthy bidders have an endless supply of bids and an endless supply of money to buy as many bids as their hearts desire, so it is probably a good idea not to bid with filthy rich bidders either.

Who are they? Engineers, doctors and lawyers usually spells “money” and they often include that information in their bios. I also try to avoid bidding with people from Texas because I noticed they, too, seldom stop. Why? I do not know for sure, but Texas might be another way to spell “oil well” and “oil well” again might spell “money.”

Bottom line

To successfully bid and win on it is important to watch and learn how to avoid bidding with bid addicts and wealthy bidders who never stop until they win.

By Barbara Sellers

DealDash money back guarantee

DealDash has Fair and Honest Auctions

My name is Nicki and I’m a real person from Michigan. I have been a customer with DealDash ever since 2012. I work a real job in photography, have 3 kids, brown hair and brown eyes LOL. I enjoy playing on DealDash. There is a lot of scamming going on out there these days and people have a hard time trusting sites like this one because of all of the scamming folks do. Well there is good news!!! And I’m here to tell you DealDash is not fake! DealDash is legit!

DealDash Auction Winner Review

DealDash offers a 100% money back guarantee with your first purchase because they are real. I have played at a few sites where they guarantee you a win, but NEVER your money back. The reason they do this is because your win is not what you spent to sign up! DealDash is not like that, If your not happy they will make you happy one way or the other.

Check it out >>>>

DealDash money back guarantee

Does DealDash seem to go to be true?

Here is some of my winnings, JUST THIS YEAR!!!

Safety First Play Yard Valued at $123 Brand new, shipped from Sears for 29 cents! This was during a 50% off sale therefore made the price 14 Cents! I bid 7 times before I won this crib, and got FREE SHIPPING! I think it is too good to be true, but it showed up at my door 2 days later! 🙂

Safety 1st Prelude Play Yard Rings

$100 BP gas card, 17 cents!!! Cost me 1 BID!!! FREE SHIPPING!!! And again too good to be true??? Showed up 2 days later!!!

DealDash is AWESOME!!! This is one site you have to give a chance!!! DealDash is real and legit!!!

By Nicole Kososki

DealDash winners

Review of my DealDash Experience

I kept seeing the items people were winning from Facebook posts by DealDash. My curiosity got the best of me.

So I decided to check it out. Well after watching some auctions I decided to try it. I didn’t win anything the first few times I tried bidding on auctions. And I don’t win every auction I try for, however I have won some really nice items and a number of restaurant and retail gift cards to list a few.

I gave a number of retail store gift cards to my kids. Barns and Noble Books gift card are one of their favorites that I have won for them. I have used the restaurant gift cards to treat my kids and grandkids to an evening out and a gift to myself of not having to cook dinner. Also we had some quality time together and a very reasonable priced evening out. Thanks to DealDash.

My big mistakes were not watching the tutorials sooner or reading the help blogs. Also by letting my stubbornness get the best of me. More than once I have bid way more for an auction than was reasonable to spend. I have gotten so carried away that I spent more than a thousand bids on an 800 bid pack and still did not win the 800 bids.

At the time my lack of knowledge had cost me to lose more auctions than I won. My DealDash bidding tip is to take time to read the blogs, watch the teaching videos, and just spend time watching the auctions without bidding. It is so amazing how an item might sell for 20 cents or $100.00 plus.

I just love DealDash! I’ve been a DealDash bidder for about a year now.

Recent Winner of $500 Gift Card for having the Best Photo of the Week

DealDash Winner

Best Photo of the Week Winner

Best time to bid on DealDash

3:00 AM DealDash Wins

Best time to bid on DealDash

Although my DealDash wins are limited, I do find that I’ve gotten some pretty good deals. I remember one of my first auction wins and this is the example that got me hooked on penny auctions.

I couldn’t sleep one night and decided that I was going to buy a bid pack because I had gotten an email advertising a 15-cent bid price for the weekend. As I perused the auctions at 3AM, I noticed the lack of people on the site because I was popping in and out of auctions (observing in my conservative way, LOL) to see if the bids being placed were BidBuddy or actual bidding. I found a handful of auctions coming up and bookmarked them. When they started, I put my starting bid in on all of them and two auctions, I won with only a 1-penny bid!!!

SOLD to the first and only bidder, a $10 Burger King gift card!

SOLD to the first and only bidder, an iPhone 5 accessory kit!

And to include free shipping on top of it, I was hooked on the rush of winning. The items were shipped, and I received each one within 4 days of paying. I was so excited and have decided that the best time for me to bid is at night, if I can get myself out of bed.

By Gigi Pence

A little about myself: 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 you can get your bids back if you lose the auction using the Buy it Now. 

several different dealdash bidding strategies

Strategies to Save Bids On DealDash

several different dealdash bidding strategies

Perhaps you are on a tight budget and cannot afford to purchase huge bid packages. Many of us shop on to save more money than we spend. With several different auction bidding strategies to choose from, here I came up with some new winning strategies that could help low-income shoppers win an auction using fewer bids.

Auction Bidding Strategy No. 1: Put in at least one bid at the beginning of the auction so you do not get locked out. Then watch and wait. Only place bids in BidBuddy, the automated bidder, when the auction gets down to the last two or three customers still actively participating in the auction. Whenever you see additional customers jump into the auction, cancel your bids and wait until it gets down to only two or three bidders before you put your bids in again. However, before you cancel your bids, make sure the new customers who join the auction have placed more than one single bid.

Watch to see if they have become a part of the roll-over cycle by placing their bids in BidBuddy. Only put your bids in the auction when the competition is low, down to two or three players. The only problem with using this strategy is that you would have to keep a close eye on the bidding action the whole time, but this is a fairly low-risk strategy to save bids and still have a good chance of winning.

Auction Bidding Strategy No. 2: To make your bids go farther, after putting in your bid before $5 so you do not get locked out, again wait until the last two bidders. Then, near the beginning of the auction, put only 20 to 30 bids into BidBuddy, once for every dollar the bidding goes up. By putting in only 20 bids for every dollar the auction goes up, the auction might go to the other players before you put in your next 20 bids. By doing this for a while near the beginning of the auction, however, you are also conserving more bids. After the other customers have used up so many more bids than you that they might be getting ready to do a BIN (Buy It Now), then you could have enough bids left to place all the rest of them in at the end when the auction is most likely to close.

Of course, by using this strategy, you would be taking a chance that the win could go to one of the other two players during the bidding process when you have no bids in the system, but it would also make your bids last longer and it could improve your chances of still having enough bids left over at the end, when it counts most, to actually win the auction.

By Barbara Sellers

ALSO SEE: DealDash in review – understanding and winning auctions

Time Free Bids

The Free Bids Timer On DealDash

I’ve been asked before “What annoys me on DealDash when bidding on an auction?” and I have to say that the one thing that stands out is when people don’t take advantage of the “Free Bids” timer that accrue while you are the high bidder. If new DealDash players did their research before jumping into their first auction, they would learn that DealDash gives you free bids. By this, I mean they have a timer set and every time you are a high bidder on an item, the timer will countdown. Once you collect enough time for each particular level, you can claim a free bid reward.

DealDash Free Bid Timer

The lower your level as a bidder, the shorter the timer but as you earn time and reach higher levels, the time will go up and your reward (number of free bids you can earn) also goes up!

RelatedDouble Dash! How to Get Even More (2X)! Free Bids This Week

Collecting time as highest bidder is one of the easiest ways to “earn” free bids on DealDash and the newbies that haven’t done their homework tend to bully the auctions in the hopes of probably scaring people off but in reality, they are just driving up the price and causing others to miss out on their chance of earning free bids. This is discouraging to the other bidders of site but one of the things that we deal with as part of the game called penny auctions.

By Gigi Pence

A little about myself: I’ve been bidding on DealDash for about two years and really like it. I’ve gone to other sites but find myself coming back to DealDash.

Time Free Bids

DealDash Gamer

Why My Kids LOVE DealDash

DealDash Gamer

My DealDash user name is loveablenicki and I have two young boys Zander (11) and Zack (4). They have grown to know and love DealDash, now that they understand what mommy is doing on there.

DealDash Auction Winner Review Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II for Nintendo Wii valued at $20 for $1.24 is one of many video games I have won.

My 11 year old son loves video games. Every time there is a new video game that comes out he knows he is more likely to get it if DealDash has it up for auction than if we have to go out to a store. I have won many video games from for my son and I’m now starting to stock up for Christmas.
While my 11 year old is into video games and Star Wars, my little one is loving his…

DealDash Auction Winner Review Cars theme inspired 6-Inch Folding Scooter by Huffy valued at $40 which I got for only 70 cents!!!

He plays with his scooter just about every day!
One of the simplest things I do when it comes to shopping on DealDash is to use the handy search tool and mark the auctions I’m interested in for reminders. DealDash will then send me an email reminder every time one of the auctions is coming up for auction. This way I don’t miss out on any of the opportunities to catch a great deal.
Christmas shopping for this year is well underway but I’m going to need more space to store everything! Thank you Deal Dash for the fun shopping experience and opportunity to get some really good deals!

Related: – My Secret Source for Christmas Deals

Developing DealDash for the Better

Developing DealDash

I have been bidding in auctions and shopping with DealDash since mid-September 2013, 10 months. In that time I have been successful in adding items to my life that I enjoy as well as providing gifts for family and friends from

The changes to the main screen are very helpful in that we can see the items we are bidding on and what is coming up soon. There are a few more changes I would also like to suggest to the DealDash team.

1. Please devise a sign / alert that would pop up when a bidder reaches the item value based on bids used only. The language could be ‘Your bids at .15 each now equal the retail value of the item you are bidding on’. This reminder could help all bidders not over-spend and bring awareness to the Buy it Now option to get back the bids.

2. Please show the date the bidding occurred on all the screens available on ‘My Dashboard’. Going back to check my orders on ‘My Dashboard’ having the date will help me gauge when I may expect to receive the item.

3. Please show the number of bids used on the ‘won auctions’ screen in addition to the amount paid. When I want to know how well I did, it helps to have all the information on one screen. Something similar to the information on the ‘Buy It Now’ screen found in the Dashboard.

Thank you Deal Dash for considering these, if implemented they could help all the bidders have a better experience. What do you think? Comment below!

By Shirley G

Related: Why I Love DealDash Penny Auctions

blueberry cascade smart solar sold on DealDash

Honoring Loved Ones

blueberry cascade smart solar sold on DealDash DealDash offers several solar powered items in their large catalog of items offered for auction but one item that caught my eye was the Smart Solar – Solar-Powered 4-Tier Cascading Fountain – Blueberry/Rustic Blue

My oldest grandson Landan passed away in 2006 at the age of 3 from Bacterial Meningococcal Meningitis. Since then I have wanted to create a memorial garden in my yard to honor his memory. I have a good sized backyard with gardens on both sides of the back corners. After losing Landan, I dedicated one of those gardens to my grandson. I really wanted a solar fountain even before it was an option on DealDash. I have even searched them online, pricing the ones I liked.

One of my favorite fountains came up for auction on Dealdash. I knew it would be perfect for my memorial garden. Their was several auctions for them in different color options. It took me a couple tries to finally win it but I did win it for $16.15 using 112 bids. I haven’t got it set up in the garden yet, but I hope to have it there before the summer ends.

I would love to see Dealdash expand their solar options and add even more items for auction. From what I have seen of the final ending prices, these solar items are a big hit with bidders!

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}

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How DealDash’s Winners Tab Helps You Win

DealDash Winners Menu Page

One of the most important things when it comes to bidding in penny auctions on is to review the winners page on DealDash. I can not even begin to explain how important this is.

Here are a few ways I use DealDash’s winners tab to help me win more auctions.

1. Who is winning what? Be sure to keep tabs on your opponents. Has the person you are bidding with just won a 600 bid pack? Or worse a 5000 bid pack? You probably don’t stand a chance if they have. Be sure to scan the winners page and see what’s recently sold and to who.

I like to scroll back 2 or 3 days and double check my opponents to see what all they have won. If you press ctrl f on your pc key board it will bring up a finder bar (cmd f for macs). Type in the bidders user name that you are bidding against and see what they have won over the last few days. You may be surprised to find out that yesterday they won four or five bid packs and have bids to blow a dent in your bidding strategy. Let it go, there will be another of the same item coming up for auction again soon. 🙂 That’s one of the best things about shopping on DealDash, they are constantly adding new items up for auction and many of the same items so that bidders can have another shot at winning.

2. Knowing how much an item usually sells for. Last time the auction may have sold for $100 and the time before it went for $97. Having a good idea about how much an auction will sell for can set you up for bidding success so you know the best point to join the auction for your best chances of winning. Watch the auction price and wait for less people to be bidding on the item before joining.

3. Bonus DealDash Bidding Tip and Strategy: Knowing the average selling price can really help you win an auction with few bids. If you know the average selling price, don’t book your bids on your BidBuddy until the items price nears the average selling point. Discover how to find the average selling price of an auction.

Good luck and happy bidding 😛 Steaks

Moooing for More Steaks I love it when DealDash offers their Free Win specials. During these times you bid as you normally would bid, but instead of the winner paying the final selling amount, DealDash pays the final winning amount. It’s one of the times that I am most active on DealDash, and much to my dismay, probably one of the times that I use more of my bids.

Recently there was a Omaha Steaks Fantastic Feast package being auctioned. The retail price was $185.00. I could just imagine how wonderful those tender, juicy steaks were going to be. I could close my eyes and almost smell them, as they were sizzling on the grill. I had planned on having fresh corn on the cob with butter dripping off the ears with them and maybe even a margarita to accompany the meal.

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Yes, I really wanted those steaks. I used 173 bids, more bids than I have ever used for one item in my entire DealDash history. I was determined that this prize was going to be mine, but it was making me crazy seeing the bid amount go higher and higher. I kept forgetting that this was a Free Win time and I was wondering where I was going to get the money to pay for the win.

Finally I had set my bid buddy and walked away, returning in time to see that there were five bidders that had joined the activity. Guess many people had the same grill vision I had – these were popular! I decided that there were too many participants so I backed out of the auction, intending on going back in when I saw just two or three participating bidders.

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Evidently some of the other participants must have thought the same thing because the two people who were bidding ahead of me never showed back up on the bid screen either, and the person who had been immediately after me for each of my prior 10 bids won the auction right after I cancelled my bid buddy.

The winning price closed $46.55 and DealDash paid that final selling price for the winner. Here’s what I have to say about that. MOOO…

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.

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A Hard Day’s Night

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After a really long day at work, it is always nice to come home and relax by watching and bidding on DealDash. I really like to watch the bidders who slap everyone. It really can be entertaining to watch! They go from auction to auction and bid against everyone. Meanwhile the bid buddies are in use and the slapper gets no where. The slappers are easy to spot and watching them bid on every auction, you have to wonder if they are aware they can only win 6 auctions in a week?

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The technique of slapping really helps experienced bidders so we don’t have to waste bids on an auction. They take away the drama of one or two bidders on an auction and we can wait until they are out of bids so we can seriously get to the point of trying to win an auction.

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It is always a good feeling to win an auction and light up another winning bar across the top of your screen. I know some people think if they read that you have one win out of six that you are not a successful bidder. In reality it means that you may be selective, you may only bid on gas gift cards, or you may have just opened up all six of your auctions for the week.

I am sure DealDash will have another promotion this weekend and I look forward to having a chance to win some amazing items. Good luck to all those serious bidders, I enjoy the challenge!

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By Joan Vith

Old Rusted Pots and Pans

Replacing Old with New on

Corningware White Blue Flowers I don’t have to cook very often but I do love it. When there is only two of you it seems easier to go out most of the time.  Decided to cook a nice meal the other day and was taken off guard. Looked at my pots & pans and realized that some of my kitchen basics were 20 years old! Yes I said 20. Does anyone still have the vintage corningware that is white with little blue flowers? Or a set of Ginsu knives? How embarrassing. I take very good care of my things but that is ridiculous.

I thought to myself, it’s time to go shopping on and started bidding on kitchen items. In no time I had replaced most of my stoneware, knives, utensils, and saucepans. I even won a non stick skillet and an electric triple slowcooker just for fun! All of the items are very good quality including brand items from Paula Deen & Rachael Ray. So the shopping might have gotten a little out of hand. But how could anyone stop when you get a non stick skillet for 5 bids or a slow cooker for only 10 bids!

That’s what you call a kitchen remodel for sure! I replaced most of all my old stuff with new items from DealDash. I probably would not have spent the money to replace all of it if I had to buy retail. That’s the best part about Deal Dash. It is possible to get the things you want at a huge savings. There must be others out there like me who mostly shop for others rather than themselves. Deal Dash makes it possible for it to be your turn now.

So now I’m thinking what I can remodel next. On to the next department, maybe the deck or yard maintenance…

Have fun bidding!

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After receiving a Keurig coffee maker for Christmas two years ago, I ended up using K-cups my family bought me for gifts. My daughter was always trying different flavors, but she always used flavored creamers too, something I really don’t care for. I happened to notice one day while I was looking over the various auction items on DealDash, that there were several different types of K-cups being offered for auction. Alot of K-cups. Alot of varieties. Alot of good deals, too.

While I have had some pretty amazing wins on K-cups, (5-10 bids) it has also given me the opportunity to try different brands and different blends. I am surprised at how many types of coffees there are that come in K-cup form. I am also amazed at the variety DealDash has to offer for us to bid, win and buy it now if necessary.

Having the different varieties to bid on, I got to try all kinds of coffees, all kinds of brands and determine for myself which ones are too strong, too mild, or just right. I didn’t know until last summer when DealDash offered them that K-cups come in iced tea flavors too. What a great treat on a hot day to make yourself a really tall glass of iced tea on the Keurig! Happy bidding everyone, enjoy your favorite coffee blends or teas all offered at DealDash!

By Joan Vith


Differences In Bidding On DealDash And Other Penny Auction Sites

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Discovering New Products on

DealDash egg cooker reviewTechnology changes so quickly these days that it is difficult to keep up on the greatest and latest new gadgets available in the marketplace that are designed to save time and make our lives easier.

However, the team in charge of selecting products does a super great job of keeping up with it. That is one of the things I like most about shopping on

I not only find nearly anything I need or want on the site, but I often see new and interesting products that I did not even know existed. Even when I am not shopping, I still enjoy opening up the DealDash home page to look for new items that I might need or want to give to a friend or family member as a gift.

One of my favorite products I found on that I use often is a chicken that takes all the guess-work out of knowing when my boiled eggs are done. I ended up doing a Buy-It-Now on that item, but I am so happy that I found it. Another new product I recently discovered on, which I did not win yet but still hope to win, is the cordless, electric lawn mower. I have been looking for a mower that would be easy to start so I do not strain my back, and that one might be what I need.

Some other products I discovered on that I already won are the Barska Hidden Book Safe, a 4-piece glow-in-the-dark non-slip mat set for my front porch steps, the WristAid Ergonomic Mouse Pad (which I love because I am on my computer several hours a day), the Conair facial sauna system, and the Vinotemp Alcohol Breath Tester keychain. I never drink and drive myself, but I give that keychain to people I know who may like to know when they are over the legal limit of alcohol to drive safely, perhaps it could save the lives of innocent sober drivers who share the same roads.

Written by Barbara Sellers, resident of Tacoma, Wash., who has been shopping on since Feb. 8, 2012. Barbara is on Level 41 and has won 459 auctions.


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Winning to Exchange for DealDash Bids

Some of my wins on consisted of a low dollar item that I would be able to trade in at payment for bids instead of the actual product.

When browsing the penny auctions on DealDash I came across a few things which were not useful for me however decided to bid on them anyway. I didn’t actually know about the item to bid exchange option at the time or never really noticed it because I was always winning items that I wanted so it did not pertain to me. When you win an auction you actually have two options: a) purchase your item and option b) exchange to bids!

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I came across it by accident when I won an auction for a pack of markers. I was paying $1.25 for some Crayola markers I thought my niece may like. There was the usual option to pay for the item and have it shipped or exchange it for a number of bids. I thought about it and decided to give it a try and went ahead and exchanged it for bids this time.

Since then, I’ve found myself watching small dollar items a bit more just to win them and exchange them for more bids than I used to win the auctions. It’s one of the processes I use when bidding and it’s gained me a few product exchanges for bids. I think this fits my “conservative” bidding style and would venture to bet that others do this as well. Whenever you do decide to press that exchange for bids button DealDash prompts you to confirm this is something you actually want to do.

DealDash Item to Bid Exchange Prompt

What kinds of DealDash strategies do you use? Do you use the exchange to bids option?


A little about myself: 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 it’s ability to exchange for bids when you win an auction and the ability to buy it now and get your bids back if you lose an auction.

By Gigi Pence

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Chopping Up Elite Deals

Elite chopper sale DealDash Since my life seems to have revolved around the kitchen for the last 42 years. I recently bid on and won two of the handiest items that would help us all in prep time. It is the Elite Cuisine Mini chopper.

I actually won two of them! One for 13 cents, the other for $2.54. I gave one of these choppers as a gift to my sister, who is a queen in her kitchen, and the other I kept for myself. Who really likes to drag a big, clumsy food processor out each time?

One of the things that I use my chopper for is to make potato pancakes. These hot, crispy pancakes are made with ease. I peel 6 potatoes and leave them in cold water. Then, I cut potato chunks and chop them up. I do the same with an onion.

Grab an egg, salt, pepper and we are ready. Mix all ingredients into a large bowl and spoon into a hot oiled fry the way you would make pancakes. Work fast with the potatoes so that they won’t burn. Brown on both sides, serve with sour cream or applesauce and you have a wonderful side dish.

This is popular during the winter holidays in my culture. I also use this chopper to make the ingredients that I use in bread stuffing, salsa, dips, or anything that need to be cut. The parts are dishwasher safe and it makes recipes a breeze.

Thank you Deal Dash for making shopping so much fun! I’m happy to win good deals for myself and also for my family members. If you don’t win you can buy the item and get your bids back. 🙂

Sincerely, Grandmadebbie

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See DealDash Fireworks Explode

We all like fireworks, those bursts of color and light. They light up the night sky in abundance on the 4th of July. However, we can see fireworks any day of the year whenever we win an auction on DealDash. It is such a thrill to see the fireworks and the ‘Congratulations – You Won’ banner.

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You sit at your computer, looking for that special item you want and then you start bidding. I have found, on several occasions, that if I watch too closely I seldom win. When I start bidding, but do not watch every bid, I do better. During the Memorial Day special of ‘free wins’ and 3 times the count down, there were a lot of bidders for all the items.

When a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card opened for bids, I placed my bids using bid buddy and was also caught up in a book. I would check back every now and then and add more bids as needed. Low and behold, suddenly from the corner of my eye I saw fireworks and knew I had won by not watching too closely again!!

If you watch every bid, try looking away for a short while and see if this works for you. Try not to let your emotion overcome you when bidding. See these critical mistakes people make when it comes to bidding in auctions.

Regardless of how you win, love the fireworks and enjoy your win!

Happy 4th of July Deal Dashers!!

Now go get your fireworks! Deal Dash is selling bids at 14¢! That’s the cheapest amount they’ve sold bids in over a year!


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Anticipating DealDash Auctions

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I had a fun week waiting on the DealDash items I had coming from USPS mail, UPS and FedEx guys. I didn’t win any larger items last week, but I had a lot of fun and got some cool things I really wanted and needed.

In the mail I got a $150 gas card that is being put to very good use. I work with our county and some animal rescue organizations and I use a lot of gas running around town going to the shelter, to pick up animals, to deliver animals, to the pet store, and to pick up supplies. The gas cards are some of my favorite items to bid and win on and they have a really good variety!

craftsman torpedo level won on I also received a neat Craftsman Digital Torpedo Level, valued at $47, for $ .01. It will go with the iWork 50-piece Pink Home Tool Set that I used the Buy it Now on to get my bids back recently. No more asking my husband or struggling to get that wall picture to hang straight. 😉

Today I was very excited because I received the Wooden Jewellery Armoire worth $101 that I won for $0.01. The $20 Conair Classique Collection Lighted Mirror that I won for $ .01 is sitting on top. Inside is my recently won $76 Blue Sapphire Heart Bracelet in Sterling Silver that I won for $14.65. My jewellery is finally organized!

And remember, everything from DealDash always comes with free shipping! 

I am pretty much on a fixed income so I have to wait a couple of weeks to do some more shopping. In the meantime, I need to place a pet food order so I am going to BIN (Buy it Now) a $200 Amazon card that I spent way too many bids on …. I know that we’ve all done that!  Happy Bidding!

ALSO SEE: Reasons I Think DealDash Is The Best Penny Auction Site

By Dianne Aikman


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DealDash Auction Winning limits


auction winning limits on dealdash A lot of new folks don’t realize they can only win so many auctions in one week. In case you’re one of them and not sure of the winning limits on, you can win 6 auctions that have a value of less than $200 a week. You can also win 3 auctions valued over $200 in per week. Once you have reached your max wins you can no longer bid on those kinds of items.

DealDash Auction 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 Bid Buddies will be automatically cancelled. Please plan your bidding strategy with this in mind.

SEE ALSO: Know Your Limits To Get More Wins Using Less Bids


I love using this to my advantage when I want an item and the person I’m bidding with is in two or more auctions I’m in. Let one go, just let them have it. They will no longer be able to bid in any of the other auctions so that’s one less person you have to worry about. If it is just me and them on 2 auctions I pick one that I want and let them have the other one. We both win but it is my choice which one I win. Or watch the auctions, if they are bidding with someone else and win one auction then they can’t bid on the other auction they are in, and there is your chance to jump in and grab a win.

You also have the option to see who is on their winning limit by going to your dashboard and clicking on who’s on their limit button. It will cost you 1 bid but it is 1 bid well spent. You can see everyone’s username that has reached their winning limits. This is another helpful tool that DealDash has set up for you to plan in your next bidding strategy.

Good luck with your bidding 🙂

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How Simple Distractions Can Ruin Plans

It is rare when I am in possession of both the available time, and the buying power, to survive a long and sometimes costly auction. With a limited budget, I can’t just dig into the bank account to add to my bid buying power. When I am lucky enough to have the bids available, and a little time to “play”, I do it with a high level of desire and it doesn’t take much to disappoint me. My bidding plan can be upset with some of the most simple distractions.

While bidding on a much desired, Cabela’s $100.00 gift certificate. I had been bidding without my bid buddy, since I had to carefully select just when I wanted to place my limited number of bids. I was well on my way to obtaining one, when the battery died on my computer. By the time I got it plugged in, the next bidder had won. This was especially difficult for me to accept since I had only entered four bids. I guess it could of gone on for quite a while but as it happened the very next bidder got the certificate for $1.40. Unfortunately, I couldn’t count on the BIN option this time.

For many years, I’ve had to answer the telephone as part of my job. As a result, it seems wrong if I detect a telephone ringing nearby and don’t answer it. Not so long ago, I was participating in the auction for a Dance Central DVD for that Xbox 360, when I heard the telephone ring. I thought I had added additional bids to my bid buddy, but I actually had keyed in the amount of the bids I wanted the bid buddy to use and forgot to push the book bid buddy button losing the auction as a result. Buy it Now (BIN) to the rescue for this lost auction.

I have lost auctions when I left the computer for seemingly seconds. Like the time when I bent down to retrieve a paper that had floated to the floor, and the time when I took 10 steps away to stir something that was cooking on the stove. Then there was the time when I got out of the chair to peek on children that were being too quiet, only to discover that they weren’t into any mischief but had simply wore out and fallen asleep.

Like many DealDash customers, I have a busy, sometimes hectic life. Bidding on penny auctions offers a form of stress relief in some instances and on other occasions, it adds to the stress. I love watching the action when it gets down to the last few seconds and watching to see that I am the one who has received the “you’ve won” fireworks!

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.

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