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DealDash’s Unique Money-Saving Ideas


If saving money the same old way hasn’t been working for you, then try something new. Here are some unique ways to save money, from DealDash.

Saving money can be difficult. It takes a lot of discipline and cutting back on the things that you like to buy. If you are used to spending a lot of money, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to change your spending habits by saving money. Saving money is imperative because you never know if you may need emergency cash. Here are some unique ways to save money this New Year’s, from DealDash.

Wait Before You Buy Something

Waiting before you buy something will stop you from overspending and will help you save more money this year. It is best to wait till 30 days to see if you still want to purchase that item. Giving yourself 30 days to think about whether or not it is a necessary purchase will help you make a smarter decision. You may discover that you will not want it anymore.

Do Free Activities

Most people spend a lot of money on entertainment. If you like going out with your friends and family, you can save money by doing free activities. Instead of going to the mall or spending money eating out, you can go fishing, hiking, or have a fun game night with your family. Create a list of fun things you can do for very little money.

Find a Good Influence

One of the best ways to save money is to learn how to save money through other people. You can hang out with friends that know how to save and handle their money well. Books about finances, and watching webinars about saving money can help also. There are plenty of blogs that will give you personal finance tips on saving money.

Use Buy It Now (BIN) on DealDash.

If you’re reading this blog then you are most likely a DealDash bidder. Did you know that you can save money on the things that you regularly buy for your home on DealDash? It’s simple. Say you want to buy a new KitchenAid mixer. Instead of going to the store and picking one up, try bidding on DealDash first. If you win at a discounted price, awesome!! Mission accomplished!

However, if you don’t win, it’s not a bad thing. You can simply pay the BIN price that is listed on the auction, and DealDash will send you the mixer (with free shipping) and return all of the bids that you used on the auction. It’s a no-lose situation! To check out what is up for bid today, just click here.

Thanks for Reading

Saving money does not have to be hard. If you put your mind to and think about the benefits of saving money, you will be well on your way to saving a lot of money in 2019. If you use these unique money saving tips, you will be filling up your piggy bank in no time!

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on unique ways to save money in the new year. Don’t forget to check back often for new articles here.

Try these unique ways to save money. Check out DealDash and see what is up for bid today. DealDash has the best prices on bids. Visit DealDash now and save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 


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 Save Money in the New Year


January is a great time to make a plan and a budget for the upcoming year. Here are some tips from DealDash to help you save more money in the new year.

It is finally a new year, and you are probably ready to save more money. It takes a lot of self-control and discipline to save money especially if you like to shop. Saving more money and spending less money is easier to say rather than to do. Here are a few easy ways to save money in the new year, from DealDash.

Create a Change Jar

The best way to save money is to create a jar for your change. Change quickly adds up over time. When you go shopping and the cashier hands you your money back, you can save the change that you receive and put it in a jar. Once you get to the end of each month, you can count up your money and see how much you saved. Creating a change jar is a smart way to save money.

Eat Out Less

Eating out can take a lot of your money. You should try to cook more homecooked meals and brown bag your lunch. It’s easy! Simply go to the store and buy a frozen meal or make a sandwich for lunch. You will save a lot of money by packing your own lunch and cooking your own meals instead of ordering takeout.

Use Apps to Help You Save Money

Using smartphone apps can help you save a lot of money each month. There are apps to save money, apps to make money doing surveys or watching videos, and many more. If you are just sitting around playing with your phone, why not use some of these easy apps and make a little spare cash while you’re at it? When you use money-saving apps, it is easier to take control of your finances.

Buy DealDash Bids on Sale

Let’s face it, if you’re reading this blog you’re a fan of DealDash. This most likely means that you are spending money buying bids on the site. DId you know that you can save money on your bids by waiting for a sale? DealDash bids are not always the same price, they can range from .12 up to .16 or so. When you see that the bids on DealDash are a good price, then it makes sense to buy a bigger pack, because you will save money per bid when you buy in bulk. To check the price of today’s bids, simply click here.

Thanks for Reading

Saving money for a New Year’s resolution does not have to be difficult. You can save a lot of money for 2019. If you use these money saving tips, you will be counting a lot of dollar bills by the end of the year.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on helpful financial resolutions for the new year. Don’t forget to check back often for new articles here.

Saving money is smart. Check out DealDash and see the price of bids today. DealDash has the best prices on bids. Visit DealDash now and save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 


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 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

DealDash ABC's Basics of How DealDash.com works

Michael Jackson and Bidding on DealDash

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

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

# 1: DON’T be in a hurry on DealDash.com!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Joan Vith

DealDash Bidding Tips

DealDash Responsible Bidding Tips

DealDash Bidding Tips

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

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

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

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

By Gigi Pence

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

The Deal Dash Deal You Deserve

DealDash ipad won

I have been a member of Deal Dash for almost two years. In fact, my two year DealDash.com anniversary is coming up in one month on May 22nd. I have purchased many items using the buy it now feature to get my bids back and I have been able to get some real good deals.

One of my best wins is the white Apple iPad Mini 16GB. I won this during a 50% off promotion – this is where the winner only pays half of the final sales price. I paid a total of $7.89 with free shipping and used 199 bids at 15¢ per bid. That comes to $29.85 worth of bids + $7.89 = $37.74 total price including the cost of my bids.

Some of the best bidding tips and advice I can share is for you to keep a count of the number of bids you are using. Make sure you know when you are coming close to bidding the equal value of the item so you don’t over bid or over spend. There’s a good article called Surprisingly Simple Calculation To Help You Determine How Many Bids To Use Before Stopping which I recommend you read to get a good idea about knowing when exactly to stop bidding. 

My Deal Dash bidding strategy is to always stop bidding at the point it is time to use the buy it now feature and get my bids back. Take it from my experience that when bidding, even at 15 cents per bid, it does not take long to spend a considerable amount of money. So be careful, count your bids, know exactly how many bids you are going to use in the auction, and do not over spend; otherwise you’re not getting the deal you deserve.

– Bigr74

DealDash Tips

Why It Pays To Sit Back And Watch DealDash Auctions

DealDash Tips

Over a week ago, DealDash offered 5x your free bids to generate more bidding on auctions. I have been a bidder since 2012 and have never looked for a reason to continue bidding! I am hooked and really enjoy the challenge of possible winning a great item or gift card.

Free bids have lost their attraction for me as I continue to move up in levels. It takes a very long time to fulfill the time required to earn bids. So free bids usually does not cause me to bid more or take more chances on auctions I know I will not win. However, the day I was bidding just happened to be the 5x your bid day. I tried repeatedly to win auctions, usually items I would buy anyway, but kept getting over bid by some zealous bidders looking for the 5x offer. It took me a while to determine the bidder was not wanting to win an auction at all, he was just wanting to get his time in. He (or she) must have bought more than fifteen $10 cards that day, he just slapped everyone that was on an auctionto be on top until the card went over $5, then he stopped. It did take me a while to see what he was up to and, knowing this bidder like I do, this was totally out of character for him. I actually won a card that day with less than 66 bids and the price was over $14! Needless to say I did not pay for the win but took the bids instead. Thank goodness DealDash offers this choice.

I have been very fortunate on some of my wins and I do not have rose colored glasses when it comes to my expectations of what I may or may not win. I stay on gift cards that I will really use and do not waste my bids on frivolous items just to get a win. I would rather enjoy what I won than be stuck with an item I have no use for. Imagine my surprise last week when I won a set of Panasonic phones! And, not only did I get a great deal, but they were delivered in two days.

Sometimes it just pays to sit back and watch. You have to know that you will pick the right auction and get a great win and not be influenced by other snipers, slappers, or over-bidders. DealDash is the best penny auction site on line and the trustworthiness of the organization is A+. My top choice by far!

By Joan Vith

ALSO SEE: My History Of Online Penny Auctions Since 2011

About AuthorCollege graduate with over 30 years work experience in professional organizations. Worked mainly for non-profits. Really enjoy working with people and making a difference in our world. I love my grandsons, who still think I am cool, and I am very proud of them. Live in the Midwest.

How to bid on DealDash

Enjoy Wasting Bids And How To Stop

How to bid on DealDash

Over the past few months I have watched “new” bidders come to DealDash, and waste their purchased bids and free bids by jumping into an auction and bidding after every single person places a bid.

This must seem like a good idea, and a very easy way to win some great items.  The problem with this type of bidding is that very rarely will it result in a win. A simple DealDash tip is to study the auction and look who all is involved in an auction and how they are bidding.  You’ll notice most people will use the BidBuddy feature.

The BidBuddy allows you to bid on auctions even when you can’t be on the computer yourself. It will automatically place bids for you within last seconds of the auction clock.

Jumping in after every single person, or (my favorite to watch) bidding back and forth with another bidder will only waste your bids. Perhaps these bidders enjoy it and therefore don’t think their wasting them. As the saying goes “The Time You Enjoy Wasting Is Not Wasted Time” – are the bids you enjoy wasting not wasted bids? That’s up for you to decide.

I have actually jumped into an auction (just to get into the auction) and booked my bids into the BidBuddy. While the “new” bidders are going back and forth, wasting bids, I have my bids booked and ready to bid automatically in case the timer gets down to the last second.  I can easily walk away from an auction having only used 50 bids at $25 while the ”new” bidder will be 500 bids at the $25 mark.  In the end they usually do not win the auction, it is someone who was using the BidBuddy.  This is just something to think about next time you decide to bid in a DealDash auction.

– e4481girl

I have been a member of DealDash for almost a year.  I go for lots of bid packs, but my biggest win was a Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm and 55-200mm Lenses. Valued at $500 I got it for only $1.42 using the Bid Buddy.

Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera Sale DealDash


Golla Sling DSLR Camera Bag


Win Learn Play DealDash

Do Work | Calculate Math | Have Patience

Win Learn Play DealDash

It takes time to learn the ropes to bidding on DealDash. However, you can win some really nice items at incredibly low prices if you are willing to do the work, the math and most of all have patience! If you are a newcomer, watch a couple of auctions from the beginning to end before bidding. You learn a lot watching the bidding practices of others!


Plan before entering an auction. Buy your bids when they are at the lowest price. The lowest I’ve seen is 220 bids @ .15 cents each totalling $33. I personally would not enter an auction with a buy it now price (BIN) of more then $30 based on 220 bids. Hope to Win but be prepared to lose. Find an auction that you would not mind buying now.


Most important! Deal Dash is awesome in that you can still bid, have a great time, buy your item if you are not lucky and still get all your bids back! Resist over-bidding and spending way too much for the item you have selected. Say you choose to bid on a $10 Wal-mart gift card. Do the math first: $10 divided by .15 cents equals roughly 67 bids. There is a catch… you have to include the going auction price at all times! Say you jump in the auction at $4. Don’t place 67 bids on a $10 BIN auction that has reached an auction price of $4 already. If you won on the 67th bid you would be paying a total of $14 dollars for the auction you’ve just Won! Bids + Auction Price = Money Spent.


The secret to Winning! It’s fine to bid and buy now because Deal Dash is not going to rip you off! But we are all here to WIN! Do a quick google search of the item you’ve chosen to bid on. You’ll find Deal Dash is fair at listing the BIN price competitively. Every auction you enter is going to be different from the number of bidders entering the auction, bidding practices of your competition, ect.. I’ve found that I love to set a bid-buddy up of maybe 5-10 bids before the auction even begins. Many bidders place 1 bid go off and forget the auction only to come back and find out that the auction ended at .17 cents! If you are going to leave, make sure some auto-bids are happening first! It’s better to not leave at all! Patiently wait, watch and find the perfect moment to really enter the
auction! I like to wait until there are only three auto-bidders running. Eventually one of them is going to drop out and that is when I like to jump in! Of course I don’t mind jumping right back out for awhile if I happen to see a 4th bidder join in. I like to save as many bids as I can for the win but you got to watch the auction really close! Just the strategy that works best for me. I did all my Christmas shopping with items I won on Deal Dash for 2013!

Helpful Note

The free bids that Deal Dash offers is a really cool feature! Try not to abuse it and stomp on others to get free bids. Bid-Stompers rarely win an auction! They only accomplish irritating their opponents, raising the auction price and are most likely going to get stomped back! It takes an awful lot of bids to move that meter as you level-up! In the end they really only cheat themselves.

Thanks for reading, Happy Bidding & Good Luck!

– kgthan

Simple And Useful Auction Observations

DealDash Auctions Explained

Have you really looked at all the information on the auction screen?

Here is what you will find and why it’s important.

1. A listing of the 9 most current bids, this shows you the time the bid was placed, who did the bidding and what the item cost is currently.

2. You will see the amount of time between bids, this helps determine if you want to join in the bidding. If you see that time between bids is a second or two you might want to wait.

3. You also see information on the current bidder such as their win limit status, how long they have been a member and what state they are from. You will most likely see that those that bid frequently without allowing the 10 second bid clock to run down have recently joined Deal Dash. These new bidders have not learned that frequent bidding does not ensure success.

4. You will see a description of the item. Read the description carefully, you want to be sure that you will be able to use it when it arrives. If measurements are not listed for furniture, contact support for that information. If it is electronics, make sure you have the right iPhone, iPod if one is needed. If you want a gift card, make sure that the company is in your area. Why get a gas gift card is the station is not anywhere near. If you are not sure, do an internet search on location for the vendor to verify. I have saved many bids by doing this search when thinking about a gift card.

5. Using Bid Buddy really can help you be successful. Several times I have booked bids and then gone away from the computer and when I return several hours later I find I have won the item. Of course, this does not happen all the time. But what a great surprise to go back to Deal Dash and see you have won.

6. Other bidders in the auction! You can count the number of bidders involved in the auction. If you scroll your mouse over the avatar image of the bidder, you can read their bio and see at what point they placed their first bid.

7. The Buy it Now price and how many bids you will get back if you don’t win the auction. This helps to keep count of how many bids you have used so you can calculate when it’s the best time to stop bidding and use the Buy it Now to get your bids back.

8. Timer cock and Bid Now button. With each bid placed the clock resets to 10 seconds allowing the chance for someone else to place a bid. If you don’t want to use the BidBuddy you can place manual (single) bids by pressing the Bid Now button.

9. Final Sales Price shows what the current price of the item is selling for. This is the price you will have to pay if you win the auction. Sometimes DealDash provides “Free” auction wins (winner pays 1¢ transaction fee) or “50% Off” auctions where the winner only pays 50% of the final sales price.

10. Buy it Now price is always shown here and on the Buy it Now button from point 7. The Buy it Now price is a fair market price and the same price you would pay if you ordered from DealDash’s supplying partners Walmart or Sears.