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DealDash Holiday Travel Tips


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.

Thanks for Reading

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!


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 says: “Drive Safely, Please!”

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Driving safely is important. Let’s talk about some ways that you can stay safe while driving.

Driving safely is important not only for your safety, but also for your passengers and everyone around you. There are many ways that you can improve your driving to drive more safely. Here are just a few tips to get you thinking about how you can improve your driving.

  • DO NOT TEXT WHILE DRIVING. Do not text while driving. It’s so important that I had to say it twice. I admit, I have been guilty of texting while driving in the past, especially while sitting at a stoplight. However, I have amended my dangerous practices and now only text while I am fully stopped and my car is in park. No message of “Whatcha doing?” or “LOL :)” is more important the safety of my children, myself, and whose around me. If you absolutely must text, please pull over into a parking lot or off on a side street. Or better yet, if you have a child in the car that is old enough to read and type, get them to be “your assistant” and read and send messages for you. It will make them feel important and it will help you (and them) stay safe.
  • Don’t talk on the phone while driving. This is a little less important than not texting while driving, since many cars now have bluetooth calling available as standard equipment when you buy your car. Bluetooth ear pieces or add-ons for your car are very affordable and can keep your attention on the road instead of holding your phone while trying to drive.
  • Don’t have the radio too loud while you are driving. Have you ever noticed that people automatically turn down the radio when they are looking for a street address or certain building? It’s because the radio can be distracting and you can concentrate much better without the radio blaring. There’s no need to turn it all the way off, just keep it at a sensible volume.
  • Use your turn signals. This is such an obvious thing that it shouldn’t have to be explained, but from observing people driving everyday – use your turn signals!
  • Take your curves more slowly. Taking curves can be dangerous to the people driving behind you – especially if you don’t abide by the above suggestion to use your turn signals!
  • Try to brake much further ahead than needed. This will be especially helpful when it’s rainy out, and also as we get into winter and have snow and ice on the roads.

I hope that these driving safety tips are helpful for you. If you drive often you will be pleased to hear that DealDash offers both Exxon/Mobile and Shell Gas gift cards for auction. Getting a gift card from DealDash can save you money, as well as earn you “clock time” when bidding. Just click this link here and visit DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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