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DealDash Holiday Travel Tips

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We’ve talked about preparing your house for holiday guests. Now we will discuss some holiday travel tips when you are the guest. Read on for some helpful hints from DealDash.

The holidays are the busiest travel time of the year. Many people have long breaks from work and school.  Christmas is around the corner, and you may be trying to plan for your holiday travels. There is a lot of chaos and confusion when it comes to being in the holiday travel rush. Thankfully, there are some ways that you can prepare for holiday travel. DealDash is here to help!

Plan Ahead and do Your Research

You should not waste time when it comes to traveling. It is important to plan ahead and do your research. Shop around and compare different costs for flights. Make sure you sign up for airlines newsletters for travel deals that you can receive. Be flexible with your schedule. If you can travel early you should. Planning ahead will make traveling less stressful.

Packing With Help from DealDash

Packing can take a lot of your time, but you can make it simple. It is best to travel with a carry-on bag. This is not the right time of year to try to get through the security with an oversized luggage. The passengers are already in a hurry to get to their destination and holding up the line will put them in a bad mood. It is important to also make your luggage lighter by wearing the heavy clothing instead of packing coats, and sweaters.

If you need a nice new carry-on bag you can easily get one from DealDash. DealDash has some of the nicest and highest-quality luggage around. You can simply click this link right here and check out the luggage that DealDash offers up for auction. In addition to the luggage, DealDash also offers gift cards to stores that carry luggage and bags. You can win or BIN (Buy It Now) a gift card to Kohl’s, Target, or Wal-Mart and choose from their selection of luggage as well. Just click here to see all of the amazing gift card options. 

Traveling with Presents

If you can avoid packing the gifts it is a good idea to ship them. Gifts can take up space and make security checks become longer. It is important to ship them a few weeks ahead, so they will be there by the time you arrive. If you have to pack the Christmas presents, make sure you pack them well with bubble wrap to prevent damage. It is also important to save the wrapping for when you arrive. Otherwise, your gift wrapping job will likely be damaged while in transit.

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Traveling for the holidays can be overwhelming, but these tips will help make the process easier. Remember to stay calm and enjoy the time that you are spending with your family.  Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on preparing for holiday travel. Don’t forget to check back often for new articles here. We love to hear from our readers, tell us if you are traveling for the holidays or staying home in the comments.

Do you need travel items? Go check DealDash for luggage and bags. DealDash also has gift cards. Visit DealDash now to see luggage, purses, bags, and more. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Helps You Eat Healthier

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Everyone wants to have a healthy lifestyle, and that begins with healthy eating. Here are some ideas from DealDash to make healthy eating easier for you and your family.

Eating healthy all the time is not always sustainable, there are always going to be days that you don’t have time to make a healthy dinner. However, if you can aim to eat as healthy as possible for six days out of the week you will be doing better than most people! Read on for some tips, tricks, and ideas for healthy eating, from DealDash.

1. Organize Food Shopping Trips

It all starts with a good purchase, because what we have at home is what we finally end up eating. For this reason, it is essential to make an organized shopping trip to the grocery store. We need to plan what our meals and limit ourselves to a list. Also, it’s important to not go shopping hungry but better after having eaten a meal. In addition, it’s important to buy more fresh food . Not only are they more delicious, but they are also rich in vitamins and minerals.

2. Cooking more at home

In addition to shopping, cooking is key if we want to eat healthier. Our goal is to achieve a real change of habits, so eating healthy will come more naturally to us. It’s important to learn how to make simple preparations such as fresh salads, or sautéed vegetables with a side of lean protein. Soon we will realize how much we can change our diet for the better by simply cooking at home.

3. Control portions

In a restaurant or fast food place, portions have been increasing dramatically over time. They are now considered to be quite unhealthy, even if you think that you are making a healthy choice of a salad or soup. This is due to the large portions that they serve. Most people tend to eat everything we are served since many of us grew up being encouraged to finish our meal and be a member of the “Clean Plate Club”.  

However, you can easily remedy this by asking the waiter or waitress to box up half of your food “to go” before they even bring out your meal. Also, not eating out of the container when you get take-out, avoiding distractions, and other tricks can be very useful when it comes to controlling the portions.

4. Choose water as your drink

Liquids do not produce the same satiety as solids. So if we choose drinks with calories such as sweet tea, soft drinks, or juices, we can be adding extra calories without realizing it. Also, being well hydrated can promote health as well. If we replace caloric drinks with water it will have a noticeable change in your diet. Therefore, a good habit to incorporate into your diet is to drink water on a regular basis. Leave the juices and sodas only for special moments and occasions.

5. Let DealDash help with a healthy lifestyle

DealDash has many items up for auction that can help you if you are trying to eat healthy and life a healthier lifestyle. You can find things such as exercise equipment and yoga mats in the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category, which you can find at this link right here. Additionally, if you need any kitchen equipment or gadgets to cook your healthy meals you can find them in the Kitchen and Dining category. Just click this link here to check them out!

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These are just a few things to keep in mind when you are looking to try to maintain a healthy eating habit. With a little planning and preventive measures, you should be able to have a healthy diet with no extra trouble.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on eating a healthy diet. Don’t forget to check in here on DealDash Reviewed often for new articles. We love to hear from our readers, so leave us a comment on your favorite healthy food.

Do you need gear for the winter? Go check DealDash for coats, gloves, and more. DealDash has the items that you need for winter. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Pets: Guinea Pigs

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Guinea Pigs are a nice and gentle pet for kids and adults. DealDash takes a look at their care.

Have you ever held a guinea pig? They are so soft, cute, and cuddly.  Also, guinea pigs are easy to care for, inexpensive, and provide a lot of entertainment. Guniea pigs only need a few supplies and a lot of love and attention from their new human family. Here is a list of what you would need to get before you get a guinea pig as a pet, from DealDash.

Guinea Pig Supplies

  • A cage. There are many commercially available guinea pig cages at the pet store. Be sure to get as big a cage as space and budget allow, you should be sure to get at least 4.5 square feet of cage space as a minimum for one guinea pig. Guinea pigs happily live in pairs, though, so be sure that you get a cage even larger if you decide to keep two at a time.
  • Bedding. Make sure to never use cedar or aspen bedding, as it can cause respiratory problems. Pine is usually alright, but the best bedding for your little guinea pig is paper.
  • Water bowl or bottle. A large heavy bowl works great, and as an added bonus you can just pop it right in the dishwasher when you are doing the dishes. If you prefer, you can get a water bottle that mounts to the cage, instead.
  • Guinea Pigs love to graze on their food, so be sure that you have some timothy hay available for them every day.
  •  Green leafy vegetables should make up about 20% of your guinea pigs’ diet. Veggies that are good for guinea pigs include lettuce, celery, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, kale, raw broccoli, and small amounts of spinach and peas.
  • Food pellets. You don’t need a lot of food pellets, but variety is the spice of life, so be sure to pick up some food pellets for your guinea pig to graze on after he’s finished his fresh veggies.
  • Love. Lots of love. Be sure to hold and cuddle your guinea pig friend daily. Let him run around in a guinea pig proofed area every day and he will be a happy and healthy pet.

Thanks for Reading

Finally, thanks so much for reading this new DealDash article on guinea pigs. Don’t forget to check back here often for new articles as well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

DealDash often has animal supplies up for auction. DealDash carries dog, cat, bird, fish, bunny, and guinea pig supplies. Just click right here and it will take you to the area of DealDash where there are pet items.

You can also check out DealDash for a K-Mart, Wal*Mart, or Target gift cards, they all carry guinea pig supplies. DealDash has hundreds of different gift cards. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Don’t forget to tell all of your friends about DealDash! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Asks: Need Some Inspiration?

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Everyone needs some inspiration sometimes. Here are some ideas from DealDash to get you started.

Inspiration means something a little different to each person, but we can all agree that having some inspiration in your life is definitely a good thing. Personally, I am inspired by people who volunteer, are kind, and make the world a better place. Otherwise, people are inspired by powerful people, nature, or intelligence. None of these things are better or worse than the others, they are just different. Here are some ideas from DealDash for some inspiration in your life.

Nature

Many people are inspired by nature. If you would like to be inspired by nature, you’re going to need to go outside and immerse yourself in it. Next, take a walk in the woods, go visit a farm and watch baby animals be born, or take a trip to the ocean, lake, or a waterfall. It’s easy to be inspired by the beauty and mysteriousness of nature and the outdoors. Therefore, if nature is your personal muse, spending time outdoors is a must.

Powerful People

Next, other people find inspiration in powerful people. See if you can arrange a trip to Washington DC or New York City over the summer and see the people on Wall Street or in politics. If these things are out of reach for you, then visit your local political rally, town hall, or fundraiser dinner to meet powerful people.

Art & Creatives

Finally, creative people can also invoke inspiration. Luckily, the artists in question needn’t be famous to be inspirational. Go to local galleries and museums, poetry readings, and book signings. You can also be inspired by artists, writers, and musicians online. Thus, your inspiration is as close as a Google search!

DealDash Inspiration

Perhaps you’re inspired by Power Bidders. Look no further than DealDash for inspiration from Power Bidders. Next, check any high-valued, popular auction and you’re sure to see Power Bidders in action. Finally, observe, take notes, and learn from your muses. Maybe next time, you can be someone else’s’ inspiration.

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I hope that you found this new DealDash article on inspiration helpful. If you get your inspiration from Power Bidders, head on over to DealDash. So take a chance, join an auction on DealDash. Visit now! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

How to Keep Busy When Snowed In – DealDash

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Being snowed in and unable to leave the house is no fun! Here are some inside activities to keep you busy while you wait.

Young, middle-aged, or older, there’s nothing fun about being unable to leave the house if you want to. You never realize how much you need a little time outside of the house until you can’t go further than your driveway to shovel or snow blow. Here are some ideas from DealDash to keep you occupied.

Clean Out the Fridge

There’s no better time to use up all of the leftovers and random items in your fridge than when you’re snowed in. You never know when the power might go out due to too much ice and snow on the power lines, so figure out what you can cook and eat today and what needs to be thrown away.

Build a Donation Pile

Today is the perfect day to go through all of your winter clothing and see what is appropriate to donate. Give away anything that is too small or that you haven’t worn yet this winter. Also, donate items that you don’t plan on wearing anymore after this winter is over.

Besides clothing, see if there are any old towels, sheets, or comforters that you can donate. If you’re planning on getting new bedding or towels in the near future, why not donate these now? Then see if you can win some new ones on DealDash? If you don’t happen to win you can always BIN (Buy It Now). You will receive all of your bids back as well as get free shipping on the items. Isn’t that a great deal?

Binge Watch That TV Show

Binge-watching TV isn’t usually an activity that I recommend. However, if you’re stuck inside your house for the next day or so, why not? Make some hot cocoa, pop some popcorn, and settle in for a long day of TV watching. Enjoy the show!

Bid on DealDash

Hey, you’re stuck inside anyway, why not spend the day bidding on DealDash?! DealDash will keep you busy all day with auctions in all categories such as Computers & Electronics, Fashion, Health, & Beauty, Gift Cards, and more! When you’re bidding it’s not just wasting time, for every second that you’re the highest bidder in an auction you’re working towards free bids on your bid meter. 

Reading the DealDash Tips Blog and our sister blog DealDash Reviews daily is one way to stay “in the loop” when it comes to upcoming promotions and sales.

I hope that you found this new DealDash Reviewed article on ways to stay busy in a snowstorm helpful. If you are shopping for a new home item, kid’s toy, garden implement, or other, check DealDash first. Visit DealDash now. DealDash wants to entertain you and save you money. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash has a Fun Email Trick

Image result for email Did you know that the first email was sent 45 years ago?! Here is a fun tip to get the most out of your email experience.

It’s true, the first email was sent by an engineer named engineer Raymond Tomlinson on Wednesday June 8th, 1971. Raymond Tomlinson has been credited with inventing email, and I’m sure that we are all grateful to him! Sadly, he passed away this past summer, but his email legacy lives on. Here is a fun tip that will ensure that your email will be read instead of ignored.

I was recently browsing my email inbox, and came upon a very fun email from my local craft store, and in it’s subject line was an emoji! Up until this point I had never seen (or maybe never noticed) any pictures in my email’s subject lines, and I was intrigued. After a little poking around I figured out how easy and simple it is to jazz up your email subject lines with pictures. Surprisingly, there is actually no trick at all! Just think of the emoji that you would like to use, find it with an internet search, and simply highlight it with your mouse, and cut (CTRL C) and paste (CTRL V)! Here are a few fun emoticons, you can cut and paste them right from this article!

😉👻👏🐋 🐙🐰🌹🌎🌤😀

Speaking of computer-related fun, have you downloaded the DealDash app for your smart phone? If you’d like to be able to browse auctions, buy bids, bookmark auctions, bid on items, and set or revise BidBuddies, you need the DealDash app! The app is 100% free and available for both Android and Apple smartphones.

Here is the Android version on Google Play –https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dealdash&hl=en

Here is the iOS version in the App store –https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dealdash/id965782383?mt=8

I hope that you have found this article helpful. Once you start adding pictures to your email subject lines your friends will always be waiting for the next email so they can see what you chose to spice up your subject line!

After you’ve sent out all of your emails, head on over to DealDash. DealDash has all of the latest and greatest technology up for bid. Just click this link right here and it will take you to DealDash to browse the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Looks at Car Seats

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Choosing the proper car seat for your child or grandchild is very important. Let’s look at the different types of car seats available.

Riding in a car seat is an absolute must for all babies, toddlers, and little kids in the US. A child needs to be in some kind of car seat or booster seat until they are at least 8 years old, and have reached a height of 4’9. There are a few different types and styles of car seats available according to the child’s age and development. Here is a quick guide to choosing the proper car seat to keep your child safe.

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Infant car seat. Also commonly known as the “baby bucket”. These car seats are amazing when you have a small baby. The bucket fits into a base that is connected to your car, and can be removed and carried around. If you only want to buy one of these car seats you just have to have a second base if you want to transfer the baby to your second car. Be warned, though, the weight of a baby plus the weight of the baby bucket can get very heavy. Your baby bucket should always be rear-facing in the car. Check your individual baby bucket for weight limits. My baby bucket has a weight limit of 25 pounds, but yours might be different. Once your child exceeds the height and weight limit of their baby bucket it’s time to purchase a convertible car seat with a higher weight limit.

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Convertible car seat. This is the car seat that your child will be sitting in for years to come. Make sure that you get a comfortable one that has great safety ratings. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two, or until they exceed the height or weight limit for the car seat, which can be found on the back of the seat. Many people choose to flip the seat forward facing around the child’s first birthday, but try to hold off until their second birthday, for safety. After the after the age of two, feel free to flip that seat around so your child is forward-facing. Your child can stay in this seat as long as they like, until they hit the weight limit. Most convertible seats have a weight limit of 35 or 45 pounds. It is printed on the seat, be sure to check.

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Booster seat. Many convertible car seats can convert into booster seats. However, if yours doesn’t have this feature, you can get a booster seat such as the one pictured above. Your child needs to stay in the booster seat until they are least 8 years old, and have reached a height of 4’9.

I hope that you found this article helpful in choosing a car seat. DealDash has car seats and booster seats available for auction, as well as many other baby and child products. Visit DealDash and see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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5 Tools You Should Win on DealDash

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With so many tools out there, sometimes it’s hard to choose what you should have in your toolbox. Here are 5 tools that you can get from DealDash that you shouldn’t be without.

You could make life super easy on yourself and get one of those large “All-in-one” kits with 100 tools, but most people don’t really need that many tools to do simple projects around the house. Here is a list of 5 tools that you need to get from DealDash before you start on your next project.

  1. Cordless Drill – Everyone needs a cordless drill. I use my cordless drill for everything from craft projects, to putting up pictures, to putting together toys, and so much more. There are many different variations of the cordless drill, you can get a very affordable one with a BIN (Buy It Now) price of around $60, or go with a more expensive one, it just depends on what you plan on using it for, and how often. Just click on this link here and you will be taken to a selection of drills on DealDash.
  2. Saw – If you have any kind of trees, brushes, or shrubs in your yard you should consider getting some kind of saw. There are many different kinds of saw that you can get, from a small handheld one all the way up to a large chainsaw. To see the different saws available on DealDash, just click this link here.
  3. Dremel Rotary Tool – Dremel Rotary Tools are great for lots of different things around the house, from cutting small objects to sanding and much more. They are especially great for doing craft and small woodworking projects. Just click this link right here and it will take you to the Dremels on DealDash.
  4. Pliers – You absolutely need pliers in your toolbox. They are handy for lots of small tasks around the house and you never know when you might need them, so it’s good to be prepared. Just click on this link right here and it will take you to the pliers on DealDash.
  5. Wrench Set – As with the pliers, you never know when you are going to need a wrench set. It’s great to have one around the house, especially if you are the one in charge of putting together the kid’s bikes! Here is a link to the wrenches available on DealDash.

We have a notification system called “Alert Me” which automatically notifies you when auctions are scheduled. If you find an item on the site that isn’t currently scheduled for an auction and says “Coming soon”, simply click the yellow “Alert Me” button. An e-mail will automatically be sent to you when the auction enters the queue. You will receive three e-mails for each alert: one when the auction is scheduled, one 8 hours before the auctions begins, and one more when the auction starts.

I hope that you found this quick list of 5 indispensable tools helpful. DealDash has many tools available for auction, and remember – if you don’t WIN you can always BIN. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Dremel 200-N/15 120V 2-Speed Rotary Tool

DealDash Presents Toys for Toddlers

If you have a child or grandchild who is a toddler you know that sometimes they are hard to please. Here are some fun games that you can enjoy together.

Spending time interacting with your small child in the form of play is very important. It’s hard to set aside time from work, chores, and other things that adults need to get done in a day, but make playing with your toddler a priority every day, even if it’s only for 15 minutes. It’s good for both of you. Here are a few simple games and activities that will entertain your toddler and won’t break the bank.

Phoning it in – Charge up a couple of your old outdated cell phones and hand a phone to your child and keep one for yourself. Pretend to make calls, and hold conversations with each other or other relatives that aren’t home at the time. For older toddlers show them how to take pictures with the camera feature, and enjoy all of the wacky pictures that they will end up taking.

Cheerio Counting – Kids all seem to love Cheerios. Why not teach them how to count to 3, 5, or even 10 with the Cheerios? You can even teach simple math to older toddlers, i.e “I have 3 Cheerios, and I eat 1, how many do I still have? Count them! 1, 2!”

Paper Towel Tubes – Paper towel tubes are fun! You can pretend that they are a telescope and play pirates, you can get two and use them as drumsticks to play a song, or for extra fun you can each take a tube and talk to each other through it, making silly sounds and voices. Give it a try.

Playing House or Fort – If you have gotten a large auction win from DealDash that came in a large box, how about taking the time to cut out an entrance and an exit, and encourage your child to go in and out. Pairing that with some pretend play, such as knocking on the door or ringing the doorbell, and asking if anyone is home is sure to delight your little one.

Now head on over to DealDash so you can win an auction for something that will arrive to you in a large box so you can make a play house! If you’d rather buy your toys pre-made be sure to check out DealDash’s Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category located at this link here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone.

DealDash Decorates: Picking Paint

One of the best things about moving into my new house last year was getting to pick the paint color for every room. If you’re looking to refresh your room colors, read on.

When coming to my house for the first time a lot of people tend to comment on the colors of the rooms of my house. They are all different colors, but somehow it’s all pulled together and looks cohesive together. The yellow leads into the beige which leads into the blue which leads into the gray. If you have ever been interested in getting rid of your plain white walls let me give you a quick primer (primer, get it?!) on how you can turn your “Blah” into “WOW!”

Most newer homes feature open floor plans, and that is the case in my home. After coming in the front door you can stand in any of four connecting rooms—kitchen, family room, playroom, and dining room—and see portions of the other rooms. Each of the rooms is a different color as I mentioned before, but to tie everything together all of the molding is the same shade of bright white. I also have continuity by using the color brown as an accent in all of the rooms. Both the playroom and the family room have the same shade of brown microfiber couches, and my kitchen countertops, island, and dining room table are all brown and white granite. The key is to pick a color that blends well with all of the room colors that you are interested in and be sure to use your chosen accent color prominently in each room.

When we were working with our real estate agent to help us choose our colors to give to the builder she taught me a secret that I will now share with you. She told me to go to the hardware store and pick up paint chips with multiple shades of the colors that I wanted in each room, and to circle the shade of each color that I was interested in. After giving them back to her she crossed out all of my circled shades and picked the one that was 1 shade lighter than the ones that I had chosen. Why? Because when you look at a small paint chip versus the color being painted on the wall the wall color tends to be darker and more pronounced than on the paint chip. When she first did this I was unhappy, but when we came back a few days later to see the paint on the walls, it was amazing! Once the walls were painted they looked exactly like the colors that I had originally chosen.

Another great way to get your rooms to flow together when painting all of the rooms different colors is to have a common theme when decorating. DealDash has recently partnered with some amazing companies that have some beautiful paintings and decorative items. If you are doing some redecorating be sure to check out DealDash’s items for the home at this link right here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Decorate Your Home with DealDash

Decorate Your Home with DealDash

Has anyone been paying attention to some of the really unique and interesting items that DealDash offers up to decorate the home? They seem to have some really great items to decorate every room of your home.

I’ll take you through room by room and show you some of the items that you can bid on that will help your home look wonderful.

Kitchen or Dining Room

Dale Tiffany Flower Vases. Who doesn’t like a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the table? DealDash offers a few different types of flower vase, and they are all beautiful.

Dale Tiffany Spring Time Porcelain Vase

Sold for $0.51 on DealDash.com

Bathroom

DealDash has started offering the Interdesign Twigz toilet paper roll stand in bronze, and I am seriously contemplating not putting a toilet paper holder in one of my bathrooms in my new house, because I love this beautiful stand so much, it’s really a work of art, even though it’s meant to hold toilet paper! DealDash also offers different bathroom accessories such as soap and toothbrush holders that will make your bathroom look very put together.

InterDesign Twigz Toilet Paper Roll

Sold for $0.63 on DealDash.com

Office/Study

DealDash always has desks available, some of them are very business-like, but others are really beautiful decorator pieces, my favorite one is Sauder Harbor View Computer Armoire. It holds your computer and all of your miscellaneous papers, but when you fold it up and close the doors it looks like a beautiful piece of furniture that would look at home even in the fanciest house.

Sauder Harbor View Computer Armoire

Sold for $0.17 on DealDash.com

Living/Family Room

One of my favorite things that DealDash offers that would look great in any living room is the Southern Enterprises Loft Portable Indoor/Outdoor Fireplace. It’s made with glass and brushed nickel, and it looks not only fancy but also really is functional and puts out heat.

Southern Enterprises Loft Portable Indoor / Outdoor Fireplace

Kid’s Bedroom

There are SO many adorable things that DealDash offers for a kid’s bedroom, it’s hard to just pick just one to tell you about. Since I have both a boy and a girl, I will go with something gender neutral, and that is the Peel and Stick Wall Decals! DealDash has many, many different kinds, just a few examples are: Hello Kitty (my favorite), Cars the Movie, Alphabet Animals, Cupcakes, Puppies, and many more. Kids love these decals to decorate, and the best part is you can easily remove them and put up new ones without any damage to your walls.

Peel and Stick Wall Decals

Master Bedroom

My suggestion for the Master Bedroom might surprise you, since you are probably thinking that I am going to suggest something expensive for this last room, but my favorite item from DealDash to decorate my bedroom is the WBM Himalayan Salt Table Lamp. It serves multiple purposes, it’s a very pretty and unique lamp, but it’s also a natural air purifier. I love mine, and it always makes me feel very soothed when I turn it on.

WBM Himalayan Salt Lamp

I hope that some of my DealDash decorating suggestions have inspired you. Go out and bid your way to a more beautiful home!

My name is Dawn and I am a Mom of 2 in Massachusetts. I love YouTube almost as much as DealDash. If you would like to see one of my newest “Unboxings” that feature DealDash WINs please visit the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlrCEIQKsis&list=UUkEYnVa-CBrZj8mnOfxQ-Bg

Fight Winter Weather with Snow Joe

Fight Winter Weather with Snow Joe

I am originally from North Carolina, I moved up here to Massachusetts in 2004, so you would think that I would be used to the weather by now! However, every time the weather turns cold I dread the ice and the snow. Luckily, Dealdash offers some awesome winter products, including Snow Joe!

The first product that DealDash offers that’s great for the winter is probably the most obvious– The snow blower! There are a few different brands, but the one that I think that I see come up most often is the Snow Joe brand. There are a few different varieties of the Snow Joe, but the one that I think I see come up most often is the 18” electric snow blower. 18” is a great width for a snow blower– It’s wide enough for a sidewalk or walkway, and perfect for a small to medium size driveway. It’s the perfect size because it takes much less space to store than one of the wider ones, yet it still has a lot of snow clearing power. This snow blower has a 13.5 AMP motor, which translates into being able to move up to 800 pounds of snow per minute! Can you imagine how much your back will thank you when you use this snow blower from DealDash?

Another great winter product that DealDash offers is ice scrapers with brushes for the car! I have no idea how, but it seems like I misplace my ice scraper every year or so and need to get a new one. It was time to get a new one this year, and I was so happy that I started seeing them come up for bid on DealDash last month. The one that I got was the Hoppy Ice Crusher Extendable Snow brush, and I have used it a few times since it arrived. It breaks up the ice really well, and the extending brush is really great for shorter people (like me!) to be able to brush the snow off of the top of the car. I am really very happy with it, it feels very sturdy and works well. Dealdash also offers a smaller scraper, made by Snow Joe, that has a brass blade and is compact and perfect to stash in your glove compartment for when you need it.

These great winter products come up pretty often on DealDash, so my best advice would be to do a search for the winter product that you are interested in and hit the blue “Alert Me” button at the bottom of the product screen, and DealDash will send you an email when there is one coming up for bid soon. That way you will know when they are coming, and you can go book your Bid Buddy! Good luck Winning some great winter items!

Fight Winter Weather with Snow Joe

My name is Dawn, and I am a Mom of 2 in Massachusetts. I love DealDash as well as YouTube, if you would like to see one of my DealDash “unboxing” videos, check out the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO3Wdmo2sv0

How to Win on DealDash

DealDash Competition

I have been writing about events and things we can all do to be better winners and fellow bidders on DealDash.

When you think about penny auction sites, being a winner is the main goal. Who wouldn’t want to win a flat-screen tv for $5? I think we are all alike in the fact we want the best deal possible on the prize we try to win.

Knowing we can’t win all of the auctions we bid on, why do we keep bidding? I have gone into auctions knowing full well I was not going to win. But, “you never know”, keeps creeping into your mind. It happened for someone else, why can’t it happen to me too?

RelatedThe Most Challenging Auctions To Win On DealDash

 

When I was in grade school, high school, and even college, I found my competitive urges were high. I strived to be the best in all of my classes. This urge was even stronger when I returned to college after 20 years and found I was competing with 18-20 year olds who had just graduated from high school. What was the difference? I knew I had to do better to get ahead. Having worked for over 25 years I knew my supervisors and colleagues got ahead by striving to do more, do things better, and generate ideas for even smarter ways to get the job done.

Isn’t that what we are doing now on DealDash? I enjoy the competition on DealDash.com and winning feeds that desire to continue striving to do better. Sometimes I do and sometimes I really get bombed. But, the competition is still there and I keep on using whatever knowledge I have gained on the site to come out on top. Competition is missing in my day-to-day life and I find DealDash helps me keep a strong competitive edge in other venues. DealDash is the best penny auction site online and their customer service is excellent. Free shipping is a bonus, too. Happy bidding fellow bidders, new and old, let the competition begin!

By Joan Vith

How to Win on DealDash

DealDash bidding on Home Computer Or Mobile Device

DealDash Bidding on Mobile or Home Computer

Do you prefer bidding on auctions using your home computer or a mobile device when shopping on DealDash?

Perhaps it might be more difficult for a senior citizen like me to make the leap from using my home computer to bidding with a mobile device, but I wanted to at least give it a try to keep up with my granddaughter’s generation. Therefore, I stared bidding on DealDash auctions using a mobile device I won!

I was lucky enough to win my first mobile device, a $499 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 16GB white, for only $18.46 and 290 bids on DealDash. At 15 cents a bid (which is what I usually pay) my Samsung Galaxy note cost me a total of $61.96 which is a savings of $437.04 from the retail price.

Before that I always used my home computer to shop on DealDash.com … and I still do. Why? I am retired and I am now writing my first novel, so I am usually working on my home computer, anyway. Most of all, I prefer using a big monitor screen and an actual keyboard.

The only problem is that my computer is downstairs and my TV is upstairs, so I thought I might be able to win more auctions if I used my notebook to monitor the bidding process whenever I am upstairs. After having my new mobile device for a year, I finally asked my son Shawn to show me how to use it. First, he performed his magic to make it recognize my home Wi-Fi. Then he went with me to a local coffee shop to show me how to connect to Wi-Fi when I’m away from home.

Whenever connected to DealDash my mobile device appears to work just as well as my home computer, but I forget how to make the keyboard pop up, causing unnecessary delays. After I get used to it, I might eventually learn to like using my mobile device. In the meantime, I still find it a lot easier to run downstairs and place all my bids from my home computer.

Written by Barbara Sellers, resident of Tacoma, Wash., who has been shopping on DealDash.com since February 2012. So far, Barbara is on Level 41 and has won 460 auctions.

DealDash bidding on Mobile Device or computer

DealDash Amazon gift cards

Start Your Day with DealDash

Early this morning as I got ready for work, I thought about the products I was using and where I had purchased them. I washed my hair with Bath and Body Works shampoo and used their conditioner too. Hmmm, the body wash I was using was from Bath and Body Works as well! The really nice triple thick body lotion, guess what? Bath and body Works too.

As I brushed my teeth with Crest, hmm, this was from Amazon, and oh yes, so was the hair gel, hair spray, and even the Kleenex. I purchased all of these items with gift cards I have won or bought on DealDash. Oh, and don’t forget the pain reliever for the head or body aches that may come. This comes from Amazon too.

As I dressed in my Land’s End slacks and shirt, I realized they had come from Deal Dash gift cards. The Kmart cards offered at DealDash.com are good not only at Kmart, but Sears, Land’s End, and Banana Republic. The finishing touch, the shoes, oh, they came from Amazon. The great thing about shopping online is that the sizes are right and the colors you want are there. No longer do I trek through department stores looking for sizes, colors, right fit, etc.

For those who are concerned about sales taxes in your state, many of the sites I buy from charge state sales tax. I feel the convenience and selection of shopping with my buys/wins really makes shopping on DealDash a grand shopping experience!

Happy Bidding!

By Joan Vith

DealDash Amazon gift cards

Outdoor Fireplace Won on DealDash.com

Double DealDash Win    

Earlier this year I was shopping on DealDash, when I came across two different outdoor fire bowls for our deck.

I decided to place bids on both of them hoping to win at least one of them. I booked 200 bids in my BidBuddy on one valued at $298.00 and 100 bids on the other one valued at $147.00. I continued to look at all the other items being auctioned off when I happened to win!

I was so excited I had won the copper roof outdoor fireplace for $4.18 and 98 bids! I couldn’t believe it! So I placed my order and paid for it and remembered I had booked 200 bids on the other one. So I clicked on it and was going to cancel my bids when all of a sudden it popped up Congratulations you won!

I won the Uniflame slate tiled outdoor fire bowl for $8.27 and 98 bids! So now we have two! I plan on using one to roast marshmallows with our grandsons this summer! The other one I haven’t decided yet what I will do with it, maybe give it away for a gift or keep it for next year! Either way they both will come in handy this summer!

Outdoor Fireplace Won on DealDash.com Outdoor screen fire pit won on DealDash.com

 

By Dan Boles and Donna

Computer Bike DealDash Win

Win Laptops, Bikes and more on DealDash

My 1st big win on DealDash was an HP Pavilion laptop computer. It has everything you could want on a computer. Windows 8, touch screen and it’s wireless.

The best thing about this computer is I won it on a DealDash.com during a free auction weekend where DealDash paid the final winning sales price. After I won this computer I then had to work hard to convince my kid that I was not going to give them the computer but keep it for myself to enjoy it while bidding on Deal Dash in the future. With the win of this computer my sister and best friend also decided to give DealDash a try. They have some great experiences and won some nice items too!

I must say I was so happy to win this computer. This DealDash win is the computer I wrote this blog entry on. I also recently won two bicycles and did a Buy it Now on one bicycle. The two are identical, I bid on them for my granddaughter and myself to spend quality time when she has sleep overs at grandma’s.

The other bicycle was a 15 speed bicycle. I wasn’t paying attention while bidding and did not read that it was a 15 speed bicycle. A speed bicycle wasn’t what I wanted, so I donated it to a charity that collect bicycles for less fortunate children. I surely hope it made a child very happy.
My winning bids for the bicycles were priced at $3.87 and $8.53! You can’t hardly beat that! My granddaughter says “I have the best Grandma in the whole world.” That meant the world to me. I also like to win movie gift cards on DealDash because they make for great rainy day time for grandma with the grandkids. When it’s rainy we don’t ride the bikes but I do wish DealDash had more bicycle accessories to bid on like front and rear baskets, handle bar rear view mirrors, bicycle locks, etc.
How about you? What was your first win like?
By suvgal
cincinnati reds

Cincinnatti in the Summer

cincinnati reds

I’ve never been to Cincinnati before, but I have a small vacation get away planned for this summer. Knowing I would need to eat along the way, I was determined to get as many gift cards from DealDash as possible to pay for my meals while I was away.

DealDash.com has just about every restaurant gift card you can think of. Bidding on, and winning alot of these gift cards has helped me be well within my budget for this trip!

Checking out the Cincinnati restaurants you will find: Burger King, Panera Bread, Chili’s, lots of Darden Restaurants, including Red Lobster (one of my grandson’s favorites) and the Olive Garden. Just in case we decide on a higher end steak house, we also can try Texas Roadhouse Restaurants and the Outbacks are there too. Staying with these national chain restaurants when you are away from home helps take the stress out of “Where should we eat? Do you think the food is any good?”

With all of the gift cards I have been able to win and buy on DealDash I know I am well within my budget for the week and I am going to have left over money to enjoy the sites while I am out of town. And, with the fast, free shipping, I have all of the cards I need to take along. Thanks DealDash! I am so happy you have such a great assortment of gift cards to win and buy!

By Joan Vith

 

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Preparation Pays Off

My youngest daughter travels back and forth to college, which is a 40 minutes drive. I always look for things that would be a benefit to her in case she breaks down. An auction on DealDash for a red Trademark Tools 12 volt Electric Blanket caught my eye. Especially since we had a terrible winter here in Toledo, Ohio, being voted the city with the worst winter 2013-2014 by the Weather Channel.

electric blanket won on DealDash

 

I often worried about my daughter both being on the road, and possible breaking down while traveling to and from college. Her car is several years old so I figured if I won her the blanket, it would keep her warm should she break down till help arrived. The blanket plugs into the cars cigarette outlet to keep you warm. I bid and won the blanket on DealDash.com for $4.07 using 116 bids. The value of this item was $42.00. I gave it to her once it arrived and she tried it in her car and absolutely loves it! FYI: 116 bids @ 15¢ per bid = $17.40. 

Well my middle daughter saw it and wanted to know where hers was. So I waited for another auction to come up and saw the same blanket in another auction, only this one was blue instead of red, which was perfect. They could each have a different color. I won it for $0.37 using just 11 bids! She drives a convertible so she loves having it in her car just in case. I have one more daughter that wants one too but I haven’t tried yet to win her one yet. Hopefully soon! 

Whether you’re playing on DealDash.com or taking a trip, preparation pays off. Be sure to read more bidding tips, reviews, and strategies on how to win auctions on DealDash for a more prepared and enjoyable experience.

By Kim Finnegan

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

Get discount Toys R Us gift cards on DealDash

Toys R Us Bonanza on DealDash

I was on a mission – a Super Grandma mission! I was determined to accrue as many ToysR Us gift cards as I could. My goal was to be able to provide lots and lots of gifts for my one and only grandaughter on her holiday. I saved all the cards that I would win and bin on DealDash so that she would have a spectacular Hanukkah in 2013. In total I accured 26 cards and her 8 day celebration was a hit.

She got a scooter but because we live in a cold, snowy climate, I let her ride up and down my long entryway which spans the length of the entire house. Her Auntie even had a hat made that said, “scooter girl” on it. It was too cute!

To further spoil her, I was able to get a Victorian dollhouse, Barbies with clothes, Monopoly, and more with the gift cards from DealDash.com. Although some cards were obtained using buy it now to get my bids back, my plan was to keep winning $10.00 cards which were more attainable and generally easier to win than the higher value gift cards on DealDash. I was racking those cards up. If I had more grandchildren, the bounty would have to be shared but life is short and she will have these memories to keep with her forever.

I recommend Deal Dash to people who have some time to play, compete, and concentrate on winning auctions. As one of the biggest tips is to have Patience Patience Patience.

I would rather shop at DealDash than deal with crowds, the horrible cold weather, and being disappointed because the store was all out of the item. Gas in the Northeast is ridiculous too, so it helps to be able to shop from my own home and get free shipping with Deal Dash. DealDash.com can be trusted to say what they mean and mean what they say. In my case, it has been a win-win shopping situation and my UPS man is sure to keep his job too with all the packages I’m receiving.

Sincerely, Grandmadebbie

Toys R Us Gift Card on DealDash

Recently Sold Toys R Us gift card sold on DealDash.com

Electric Fire Place Review Won on DealDash.com

DealDash is Hot

I Won this Electric Fireplace stove on DealDash for 75 cents and 9 bids! I plan on using this in our family room this winter! It puts off a lot of heat and will keep us nice and toasty!

My husband recently turned our attached garage into a family room so there is no heat in there which is why this heater will come in handy this winter to help keep us warm! I’m still going to try to win a bigger fireplace too so we will be really warm, however this will do in the mean time. We have lived in our home since 1990 and my husband has remodelled almost every room! We still need a bathroom make over, which is next on our list of to do things so hopefully DealDash will have some great bathroom items up for auction.

I’m looking forward to my next win on DealDash.com! It is so exciting and addicting lol! I can’t wait to get my grandchildren more items and to get the one due in October a few things too! I’m waiting till we find out if it’s a girl or boy. So far we have all boys. Ultrasound nurse says it’s to early too tell, but she has never been wrong, and she says it’s a girl! But as long as it’s healthy I don’t care what gender it is!

Electric Fire Place Review Won on DealDash.com

 

By Dan Boles and Donna

Birthday DealDash

Making a Birthday Great with DealDash

Birthday DealDash

My daughter’s 3rd birthday is coming up in September, and since I am extremely frugal I like to plan (and shop!) ahead on DealDash so I can get the best bargains.

After thinking for a while on what might be the best gift for her, I decided to get her a LeapPad2 Explorer tablet. I saw them come up occasionally on DealDash.com, and after price-checking around various stores such as Target they seemed to range in price from $69-$89, depending on if you got just the tablet or if you got the accessory kit to go with it.

Imagine my surprise when I saw that the BIN price on the Disney Princess-themed LeapPad2 Explorer was only $66 AND included not just the basic (but cute!) Princess decorated tablet, but also a carrying case, 7 Princess wallpapers, 2 sticker sheets, and 5 apps! I actually didn’t even think that I was really going to WIN, but I figured even BINning this tablet would be a bargain since it came with the extras.

But I did win!

DealDash Auction Win LeapPad2 tablet

I used 263 bids X .15 for a total of $39.45, and there was NO final auction fee, because it was a “Free Auction Weekend,” and of course DealDash always provides free shipping.

Since I was so successful in winning the LeapPad2 I figured that I would try and win some of the cartridges to go with it. I was able to win 2 of them at a great price and I ended up BINning the 3rd (and getting all of my bids back). Here is a short video showing how many bids I put in and how great my savings were.

Hint: About 50%!

Thank you DealDash, she is going to have the best birthday yet!

By Dawn X

DealDash Christmas Santa

Getting Deal Dashing For Christmas Gifts

DealDash Christmas Santa

Don’t wait 3 weeks before Christmas to start your gift shopping Start NOW!!!

Yes you will need a place to store all of your winnings between now and Christmas but, why wait??? Last year I did all of my Christmas shopping for under $500 on DealDash.com and my kids got everything they wanted. Video games for my younger ones and kitchen appliances for my older son. They woke up Christmas morning and Santa really came!!! My kids knew there was no way Mommy could buy all of that stuff, it had to be Santa (or DealDash) LOL!. 🙂

I have all ready started my shopping for this Christmas. So far I have a few things lined up, such as…

That is 3 Christmas gifts I already have sitting away which I won for less than $2.00 on DealDash.com.

You might be wondering.. oh yeah, well what about the cost of bids? Well any bids I need to buy I buy at 15¢ during a sale or I get them for free? See How I Get 300 Free DealDash Bids Every Week.

Looks like Santa is going to do it up this year too!!!

So how do I win auctions on DealDash?

I like to take my time with the auctions. I may not win this time around and I don’t like to feel like I have to always win. I can wait till DealDash has the same item up for auction again, and try another time. I save my bids this way. If I feel like this may be my last chance to win something my kids are wanting. Because I’m starting my Christmas shopping now, I can take my time and wait if I have to because I still have 5 months to Christmas.

Related: Patience ❤︎ Patience ❤︎ Patience 

Happy Biding, and good luck!!!

By Nicole Kososki

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 DealDash.com.  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 www.DealDashReviewed.com 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!
over the moon

Misconceptions About DealDash.com

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 DealDashreviewed.com 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 🙂
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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. 

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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 DealDash.com 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

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 DealDash.com

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}

Review DealDash Winning Tips

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 DealDash.com 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 😛
DealDash.com Steaks

Moooing for More DealDash.com

DealDash.com 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.

Related: How to make summer drinks for less

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.

RelatedThe Advantages of using your Bid Buddy on DealDash

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.

Hard Day's Night Beatles

A Hard Day’s Night

Hard Day's Night Beatles

Beatles Hard Day’s Night Video

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?

RelatedDealDash Auction Winning limits

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.

RelatedWhat I Learned From Being A Bid Stomper

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!

The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night – Official Video

By Joan Vith

Old Rusted Pots and Pans

Replacing Old with New on DealDash.com

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 DealDash.com 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!

By DealDash Bidder Newfden

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Win coffee on DealDash

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Win coffee on DealDash

photo credits: snapground

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

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Discovering New Products on DealDash.com

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 DealDash.com 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 DealDash.com.

I not only find nearly anything I need or want on the DealDash.com 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 DealDash.com 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 DealDash.com, 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 DealDash.com 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 DealDash.com since Feb. 8, 2012. Barbara is on Level 41 and has won 459 auctions.

 

DealDash Bid Exchange

Winning to Exchange for DealDash Bids

Some of my wins on DealDash.com 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!

DealDash Item to Bid Exchange

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

Elite chopper sale DealDash

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

ALSO SEE: DealDash Bidding Tips Collected Since 2012

DealDash Fireworks Winners

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.

DealDash Fireworks Winners

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!

 

DealDash Gas Gift Cards

Anticipating DealDash Auctions

DealDash Gas Gift Cards

Automotive/gas gift cards featured on DealDash.com

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 DealDash.com and they have a really good variety!

craftsman torpedo level won on DealDash.com 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

 

dealdash auction win limit

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 DealDash.com, 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 🙂

Skeptical about DealDash

Skeptical about DealDash? What I learned

Sceptical about trying DealDash.com? 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 DealDash.com, 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 DealDash.com 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 DealDash.com 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 DealDash.com 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}