Movie Night Made Easy With DealDash

“I shall call him squishy and he shall be mine. He shall be my squishy. Come here squishy!” – Dory (Finding Nemo)

Do you still have weekly movie nights? In this fast-paced, technology driven world, families tend to  spend less and less time together. DealDash has everything you need to plan your next family or friends movie night!
Not sure what to watch? Take a look at the list of this week’s top 20 movies on DVD according to IMDB:  
 

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1. 2 Ender’s Game (2013) 12
2. 1 Riddick (2013) 40
3. 4 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) 26
4. 3 Escape Plan (2013) 19
5. 5 Last Vegas (2013) 26
6. 7 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2(2013) 26
7. 8 Captain Phillips (2013) 33
8. New Machete Kills (2013) 33
9. 9 Runner Runner (2013) 47
10. 6 Carrie (2013) 40
11. 10 All Is Lost (2013) 12
12. 12 The Family (2013) 68
13. 11 Enough Said (2013) 40
14. 14 Don Jon (2013) 54
15. 13 Despicable Me 2 (2013) 75
16. 17 Rush (2013/I) 26
17. 16 Prisoners (2013) 68
18. 15 Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013/I) 40
19. 19 We’re the Millers (2013) 96
20. 20 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) 6

DealDash offers hundreds of DVDs for auction each week. Today’s auctions include Monster’s University, Captain Phillips, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Julia Roberts 4-Movie Spotlight Series, Pearl Harbor 2, We’re the Millers, Duck Dynasty episodes, National Geographic DVDs, Life of Pi and more! Need a new DVD player? DealDash has those too! DVD players from Sony and Toshiba, plus portable DVD players from Philips (great for the plane or the backseat during road trips!).
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Don’t forget the popcorn! Movie night wouldn’t be complete without a classic popcorn machine!

MOVIE POPCORN

DealDash offers a number of different types of popcorn machines – but my favorite is this old-school, movie time popcorn maker by Nostalgia and with a buy-it now price of only $39.99, if you don’t win it you can buy it and get all of your bids back! Plus, there are auctions for the popcorn & oil too for just $7! See all of the  popcorn maker deals & popcorn auctions on DealDash!

SAmsung HDTV

About time for a new TV? How about the VIZIO M-Series 50-inch 1080p Smart HDTV? The last auction for this HDTV on DealDash was won for $151.56!  Think that’s a great deal?

The Samsung 32-inch LED 60Hz HDTV last sold for a mere $0.68. That’s just 68 bids placed by all bidders!

DealDash has upcoming auctions for a 40-Inch Class LED 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV, LG Electronics 39-inch LED/LCD Smart HDTV, the LD 42-inch Class LED HDTV,  and a Haier 24-inch Class HDTV.

Click here for all of the upcoming and current HDTV TV Auction Deals on DealDash!

Not sure which DVDs to bid on and watch? Check out one of my favorite movie reviews site: rottentomatoes.com. Rotten Tomatoes scores movies based on “freshness” with a higher score (closer to 100%) as “fresher” and lower, “rotten.”
What are some of your favorite movies?

The Ultimate DealDash Wedding Gift Guide

Are a lot of your friends getting engaged? With Spring on its way and Summer just around the corner it’s almost time for wedding season, and you know what that means, you’ll have to go out and buy wedding gifts.
If you have a lot of friends who are planning weddings this could get really pricey.
This is where DealDash would be the perfect solution to shopping for cheap wedding gifts, and here’s why:
1. Chance to get nice, expensive household appliances for less money.
2. HUGE Variety of brand name products. If you don’t win it you can always use the buy it now option and get all of the bids you placed back into your account!

 Want to impress your friends? Here are a few gift ideas and DealDash auction items that are sure to wow your friends and onlooking wedding shower attendees.

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 Dyson DC65 Multifloor Bagless Upright Vacuum, Silver/Gray

Chances are the bride and groom will fight over who gets to vacuum the floor with the Dyson DC65 Multifloor Bagless vacuum. This Dyson is equipped with an advanced HEPA filtration system, 35 ft cord, bagless and no need to ever change vacuum bags again, just dump out the bin and rinse.  This would make a great, high-end gift to give any newlywed couple!
Click to see all upcoming Dyson Auction items on DealDash.
wine cooler auctions on dealdashNewAir 28-Bottle Wine Cooler, Black/Stainless-Steel – Buy it now price $337.20
The NewAir 28-Bottle Wine Cooler is one of many different types of sleek and stylish wine cooler/fridges offered on DealDash. What better gift than to give the bride and groom a bottle of wine and a wine cooler to enjoy in their home!
See all upcoming Wine Cooler Auctions on DealDash.
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Hamilton Beach 5 Quart Portable Slow Cooker – Buy it now price $29.99
Roasts, soups, stews, turkey – this crockpot/slow cooker should be a staple in every newlyweds’ home.  To add a personal touch, make artistic cards with slow cooker recipes and gift them alongside this slow cooker.Recently sold for $2.81.
Here’s a great site for slow cooker recipes.
Click here for all upcoming slow cooker auctions on DealDash.
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Stand Mixer – Buy it now price $350-500 (depending on model) – bid and try to win for less!

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Does the bride or groom-to-be like to bake? The KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 quart stand mixer comes in a variety of colors and types, and is offered frequently on DealDash.  Totally versatile, you can do anything from mix up cake, pizza, bread, cookie dough and more. Recently sold for $8.39.
Click here for all upcoming KitchenAid Mixer Auctions and accessories on DealDash. 
 Gaggia Baby Class Espresso Machine – Buy it now price $360, but bid and try to win it for less! 
gaggia espresso machine
 Skip Starbucks or your local coffeeshop, the Gaggia Baby Espresso machine is not only a great way to make your daily espresso/latte, it will be a piece of art on any newlywed’s a countertop! Flawless stainless steel design, commercial quality durability. 
Recently sold for $1.85.
Click for upcoming Gaggia Espresso Machine Auctions on DealDash.
  
 
 
 
Visit DealDash.com and let us know what your favorite wins are!
 

Time to Get Your Seeds Ready for Spring with DealDash

Fresh VEggies Market
March 20th marks the start of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and even if it doesn’t seem like it, summer will be here before we know it. Do you garden? If not, maybe it’s about time you give it a try. March is right around the corner, so right now would be a really good time to start growing plants from seed!
Remember your New Year’s Resolution to get healthy,  maybe lose a few unwanted lbs, or even save money? The very best way to get your fresh veggies would be to plant them by seed.
About.com offers a really good chart with expected last frost dates and a zip code/zone lookup system to find out when you should start your seeds:
Check it out! USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Lookup

Last Expected Frost Dates by Zone

  • Zone 1: June1 – June 30
  • Zone 2: May 1 – May 31
  • Zone 3: May 1 – May31
  • Zone 4: ;May 1 – May31
  • Zone 5: March 30 – April30
  • Zone 6: March 30 – April30
  • Zone 7: March 30 – April30
  • Zone 8: February 28 – March 30
  • Zone 9: January 30 – February 28
  • Zone 10: January 1 – January 31
  • Zone 11: Frost Free Year Round

But did you know that starting seeds in a greenhouse will give you the most protection from frost, and control over your plants?
A greenhouse will allow you to plant a variety of fresh fruits and veggies by starting them by seed and then later transplanting them to garden soil beds.
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One greenthumb in Montana starts her seeds in a greenhouse beginning in mid-February and plants lettuce, mesclun, spinach, broccoli, green onions, parsley, pansies, alpine strawberries, broccoli and green onions! Then in mid-March she plants tomatoes, peppers, basil, garrot seeds in ground beds – then later transplants lettuces to windowboxes.
Sound good, right? Did you know that DealDash can help you start your garden? DealDash, periodically, offers a number of auctions for greenhouses:

1. The Poly-Tex Mythos Series 6 x 8 foot Greenhouse, Green – Item value: $721.49
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The Poly-Tex greenhouse is a sturdy and attractive natural green powder-coated aluminium frame. Its corrosion resistant aluminium frame features strong bolt together connections for a quick and easy set up; Twin-wall polycarbonate panels provide excellent heat retention and a diffused, even light.
“Includes galvanized base kit: Heavy-duty galvanized base kit will provide an easy way to anchor your greenhouse to your wood or concrete foundation; Adjustable Ventilation: An adjustable roof vent and swinging door provide excellent ventilation;
Roof vent, rain gutter, and galvanized steel base included; 6.5′ of head room (door clearance); Average set-up time 4 to 5 hours;
All weather resistance”

Click Here to Sign up to be alerted to when this PolyTex Greenhouse auction starts.

2. The Clear Flower Greenhouse 
Have a knack for landscaping and take pride in your beautiful yard? The Clear Flower Greenhouse on DealDash provides a perfect environment to grow and protect your plants. With easy set up and sturdy, clear PVC material your plants will be reap the benefits of UV protection and extend your growing season.  Screened vent openings provide great circulation.

Click Here to go to DealDash and sign up to be alerted to when this Clear Flower Greenhouse auction starts.

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Just want to test the waters on a smaller scale?  

3. FlowerHouse SeedHouse Jr.
The FlowerHouse SeedHouse Jr. is perfect if you want to start small and enjoy fresh homegrown tomatoes! Item Value: $37.99 

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Get alerted to when the FlowerHouse SeedHouse goes to auction on DealDash: http://www.dealdash.com/upcoming.php?id=13475
Ready to start your seeds? Get bidding and win a new greenhouse and enjoy Spring! 🙂

Spring Break Planning Made Easier with DealDash!

Not sure where to go or what to do on Spring Break? DealDash can help!
1. $100 American Airlines Gift Card Auctions – the last one sold for just $0.93.  

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Click here to see all American Airlines Auctions on DealDash.

How about an island escape? Hop on down to the Caribbean after you win a few American Airlines gift cards on DealDash.com and you’ll soaking up the sun and drinking piña coladas on the beach in no time!
Orient Beach – St Martin – Daily non-stop flights to St. Maarten to Miami (approx. 2.5 hr flight) on American Airline.
St. Maarten is a really unique island – a popular cruise port and Caribbean getaway, St. Maarten is governed by two countries. France in the north and Holland in the south. The most popular beach is Orient Beach – for a few dollars you can rent a beach chair, order food and drinks and make a day of it. Soaking up the sun and the calm, clear blue waves – The sand is beautiful and the water is warm!
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2. Now that you’re going to go on an island vacation, you should really win a Kayak to bring with! 
Check out this Airhead Travel 1 Person Kayak – the buy it now price is only $277 and this Kayak is often listed as a free auction for newbies to try DealDash!
kayak
 
3. Travel accessories to make packing easier!
DealDash has a number of travel-related items to make packing and travel easier. Samsonite travel sentry key locks will keep your things secure in your luggage, The Digipower Quickpod Extreme Monopod will help you get crisp, crystal clear photos to share your trip with your friends and family, the Travelon Mini Cosmetic Travel Organizer will help keep all of your toiletries and cosmetics organized, and the Trademark travel games set will make waiting for flights and boat trips go by fast or a rainy day on vacation more fun!

travel goodsPlus, DealDash has tons of DVDs and TV series up for auction, paired with a new Philips Portable DVD Player with 9-inch display that quick flight to the islands will go by much faster with this item. Plus, you won’t break the bank if you win these spring break necessities! The last Philips portable DVD player sold for $1.16!

Philips Portable DVD Player
4. Your Spring Break Wardrobe
If you live in the Midwest or a colder climate, it’s probably about time you buy new clothes and shoes for your spring break wardrobe (after all, it’s easier than digging them out of storage!), or even if you don’t, a fresh, new summery outfit is always fun.
DealDash has tons of auctions for $100 Children’s Place gift cards, $10-$25- $50 Target, Old Navy, Gap and Macy’s gift cards, JCPenney gift cards and more!
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See how easy it can be to plan for your spring break getaway with DealDash?
Where are you going to go for Spring Break? Tell us about it in the comments section!
 
 
 

DealDash Auctions for the Do-it-Yourselfer!

Do you find yourself planning your next big home design project every time you watch your favorite DIY/HGTV show? Or maybe you attempt to fix anything that goes wrong around the house without calling in your local repairman? If so, DealDash has auctions just for you! Here are just a few of my favorites:

Tcraftsmanhe Craftsman 165 PC Mechanics Tool Set – Valued at $161 this 165-piece mechanics tool set includes a number of high quality tools sure to help you get the job done!  The set features both standard and metric units

    • Included are 92 sockets in three drive sizes; 3 ratchets in each drive size; 2 extension bars; 2 universal joints; 12 combination wrenches; 12 nut driver bits; 19 screwdriver bits; 2 magnetic bit drivers; and 22 hex keys
    • Sockets come in 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ drive sizes, with deep and standard depths
    • A sturdy storage case neatly organizes the tools
    • See more at DealDash – Craftsman 165 PC Mechanics Tool Set. 

 The Original Pink Box 23 Piece Ratchet and 1-Fit Socket Set!rachet set
Is pink your color? Do you need a ratchet set… Check this one out over at DealDash – the retail/buy it now price is $46. DealDash Pink Box tools Ratchet and Socket Set.
Then, there’s the Craftsman C3 19.2V Lithium Blower – don’t waste the day raking and sweeping when you can clean up your yard with this cordless leaf blower.  $105 value.

  • Well balanced means this blower is easy to carry
  • Single speed
  • Cordless convenience
  • Venturi designed produces air output up to 140 MPH
  • High velocity nozzle increases speed
  • Over mold on handle
  • Works with Ni-Cd and Lithium-ion batteries
  • Operates on C3 platform
  • Over 30 additional tools available
  • Includes 30min charger
  • Includes Compact Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Link to spare battery
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs.
  • Color: Black
  • Some assembly required
  • 2-year limited warranty

– See more at: http://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2121311#sthash.Lwrhj2gz.dpuf
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DeWalt 18 V XRP Tool Combo: Hammerdrill/Recip/Impact/Floodlight  – $500 value, this cordless impact driver, floodlight, and reciprocating saw will help you do anything your DIY heart desires!
 The DC825 18 Volt impact driver delivers 1,330-inch-pound of torque and 0-2, 400 rpm offering power and speed to perform a wide range of fastening applications at faster speeds. The DC385 18 Volt reciprocating saw with 4-position keyless blade clamp allows for quick blade change without touching blade or reciprocating shaft. The DW919 18 Volt flexible floodlight provides hands-free use.
Recently ended auction prices: 1/27/2014$12.95 Frahmmom 1/21/2014, $65.45 ronaldgorr1/15/2014, $14.33, albarezL 1/9/2014 and $11.94 by Bjbuginu.  See more at DealDash: DeWalt 18 V XRP Tool Combo Set.
 
So, need a toolkit, pink toolset, DeWalt combination or a leaf blower? Bid and try to win, if you don’t win, buy them now and get your bids back to try again next time!
 

Celebrate DealDash's 5th Birthday With These 5 Bidding Tips!

dealdash-birthdayWow, DealDash is 5 years old already! In honor of DealDash’s 5th Birthday, bids are 5x cheaper at $0.18 each and here are 5 quick tips for winning more auctions on DealDash. 

  •  The best time to bid is when less people are bidding. This could very well be in the middle of the night into the early hours of the morning.
  • Keep your eye on the prize. Don’t lose focus or get distracted.
  • Don’t waste time or money bidding on items you don’t really want. Seek the items that you are deadset on winning and bid on those. Every time you throw away bids on an item you don’t really want or care to bid that much and go “all in” on you’re wasting money.  
  • Bid wisely. Wait until the very last few seconds (3-1 seconds), but watch out – Your computer/Internet speed and the auction’s timer, due to Internet latency may not match up. Watch and try to figure out who might be on bid buddy. Do the other bidder’s have a pretty consistent bidding pattern? If it looks like others are on bid buddy wait until they may back out.   
  • Bid on bid packs. Collect bids by bidding on bid packs, especially in the middle of the night when less users are vying for them. Stock up on bids and then once you’ve accumulated a lot of bids, pick that item you really really want and pull the trigger // figuratively speaking – conservatively place a set number of bids (say your stockpile of 500+) and then go for it!

Hope you win!
Do you bid on DealDash?
 

DealDash Product Review: The Ninja 1200 Blender & Green Smoothie Recipes!

ninjaRemember making that New Year’s Resolution to eat and live healthier in 2014? Perhaps like many people you’ve strayed off track, it’s time to change that and feel better about yourself for the decisions you’re about to make… The decision to win the new Ninja Blender from DealDash and resolve to start making “green smoothies.”
 Tired of your blenders always breaking or ice cubes left uncrushed? The Ninja 1200 is equipped with 6 stacked precision razor-sharp blades and a 1200 watt motor. The Ninja 1200 is a much more affordable alternative to the famous Blendtec and VitaMix blenders and can handle high performance blended, pureeing, ice crushing and food processing. The Ninja 1200 is high powered enough to virtually mash anything you put in it within seconds..
Features and Benefits of the Ninja 1200

  • Food-safe and 100% BPA free.
  • Ergonimically designed – with a smart lock-in suction to hold the blender and lid intact for a mess free blending experience.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Not very noisy for a powerful blender
What’s Included

  • Ninja Kitchen System 1200 3-Speed Blender
  • 72-oz. pitcher, 40-oz. processing bowl
  • Dough paddle, dough hook, whisk, blade assemblies
  • Owner’s manual

My favorite reason for owning a high powered blender would have to be that it’s quick and easy to make not only protein shakes, soups, and salad dressings, but green smoothies! Green smoothies are an easy way to get more greens in your diet. Green smoothies can be a mix of greens and fruit, are super easy to make and can actually taste quite good!

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Just the other day I made a delicious green smoothie with frozen mango, fresh pineapple, water, raspberries, kale and a green superfood powder.


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Here are some of my favorite green smoothie recipes from rawfamily.com:

#1. 1 Banana, 1 Papaya, 2 leaves Swiss Chard, 2 cups water
#2. 1 bunch Dandelions, 1 Banana, 1 Pear, 1 Mango, 2 cups water
#3. 3 leaves of Romaine Lettuce, ½ an Avocado, ½ Fuji Apple, 1 Banana, 2 cups water
#4. 5 leaves Purple Kale, ½ Orange, ½ Fuji Apple, small piece of Ginger, ½ an Avocado, Orange slices to decorate.
#5. 1 cup frozen Strawberries, 1 Banana, 1 Mango, 2 cups water, 2 leaves Rainbow Chard
#6. 1 large handful of Spinach, 1 Banana, 1 cup frozen Strawberries, 1 Orange, small piece of Ginger, 2 cups water
#7. 1 young Coconut, ½ of a small Pineapple, ½ Pear, 5 Leaves of Romaine Lettuce
#8. 1 cup frozen Raspberries, 5 leaves Red Leaf Lettuce, 1 Red Apple, 1 Green Apple, ½ of a small Pineapple, 2 cups water
#9. 1 large handful of Spinach, ¾ of Orange Bell Pepper, ½ an Avocado, 3 cloves Garlic, 2 Tomatoes, 2 cups of water (Savory Smoothie)
#10. ½ an Avocado, 2 Tomatoes, pinch of Cayenne Pepper, pinch of Salt, ½ of a Red Onion, 1 bunch Parsley, 1 Orange Bell Pepper, 2 cups water (Savory Smoothie)
#11. 2 Bananas, 3 pieces of Celery, 1 head of Red Leaf Lettuce, 2 cups water
#12. 2 leaves Purple Kale, 2 leaves Collard Greens, 2 Bananas, ½ an Asian Pear, 2 cups water, 1 cup frozen Raspberries
#13. 1 cup frozen Blueberries, ¼ pound Spinach, 1 Orange, 1 cup water
#14. 4 Tomatoes, 1 Red Bell Pepper, 1bunch Basil, ½ an Avocado
#15. 4 leaves Collard Greens, 4 leaves, Purple Kale, 2 Leaves Rainbow Chard, ½ an Asian Pear, ½ Pear, small piece of Ginger, 1 Banana, 1 cup frozen Blueberries, 2 cups water.
 
Have you tried any green smoothie recipes in the Ninja 1200 blender? Do you like it?
To get a deal on the Ninja blender check out one of many penny auctions for this item over on DealDash.com.
 

5 Reasons It's Better to Shop Online

I don’t know about you, but this winter is getting to be way too long…. this brings me to my first, and absolute best reason I love to shop online and why shopping online on penny auctions is the best way to shop… among other reasons.
First of all, #1 reason to shop online: Comfort & Convenience
Penny auctions, and online shopping in general, can be done from the comfort of your home – anytime, day or night. Online shopping is so From bed, from in front of a toasty warm fireplace, in the kitchen as you wait for dinner to cook, in front of the TV when watching your favorite show or movie, at work (shh!), in a plane when traveling, really just about anywhere that you have an active Internet connection you can shop. So you won’t have to pull out your winter hats, gloves, boots, and layers of clothing just to go to the store you can stay in bed and turn on your laptop.
#2. Price Comparison and Bargains
Better deals can be had when bidding for items on penny auctions… Plus, there’s more variety and it’s easier to plan and compare prices when shopping online.dealdash items
Check out just a few of the great deals that were won today on DealDash – $50 GNC gift card for $1.43, Xbox headset for $0.08, MagicBullet Blender $10.35, $299 convection toaster oven for $1.99 among so many others…  #3. Crowds
You beat the crowds and save yourself from having to stand in line at your local mega-big box store when you bid on penny auctions and shop online.
#4. Entertainment
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Watching and bidding on penny auctions can be very entertaining. Whether you’re rooting for a bidder or watching a powerbidder/jumper beat everyone, scoring an amazing deal on a product, or laughing at bidders who have been going for over 10 hours on a popular item. You have to admit, penny auctions are much more fun than driving to the store, standing in line and walking to your car in the cold of winter!
5. Brag Value
It’s just so much better to talk about the deals you got on a brand new Macbook laptop, digital camera or new kitchenware.. Where else do you have the potential to win something valued at $500 for as low as say $5? It can happen… and you can also spend way more too, if you aren’t careful! For more penny auction and DealDash bidding tips see 10 Ways to Bid Smarter On DealDash and follow this blog for more tips and strategies!