Stop Throwing Away Valuable Bids and Follow These Tips!

6076007437_5edb85883f_zYou want to win, and once you start winning you will want to win more! But to win more you need to pay attention to how much money you are spending on bids!
Follow these 6 bidding tips to be a better bidder on DealDash!

  • Use buy it now!

If you don’t win an item did you know that on DealDash you can buy an item with DealDash’s “Buy it now” and get all of your bids back!? Of course you will be paying for both the bids you placed and the item, but the item will be shipped to your door with free shipping and you will get the item. Plus you will also get the bids back to use them to try and win another item.

  • As a Beginner – Bid on items you actually need!

Bid on items you really need. Like gas gift cards. If you drive you will need gas, so what better way to test your skills and get used to bidding than to bid on gas gift cards! If you don’t win, use buy it now and get the gas gift card. Money you already spend on a weekly/daily basis!

  • Watch the auctions first!

As a new bidder make sure you get a feel for how the site works before you actually start bidding! Watch auctions, click on the “Winners” tab and take a look at the users who are winning. Check and see how many wins they have won and how long they have been on the site. This is good to observe when you are bidding too. The win limit status is posted right next to the bidder’s name as they bid.

  • Keep track of your bids!

Pay attention to how much money you are spending and be sure to budget yourself. Set aside $x each month that you are comfortable to play with for bids and be ok with losing if you don’t win!
Do you have any great bidding tips for DealDash? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Why You Should Skip Black Friday!

black fridayBlack Friday 2014 ads and deals have already been posted/leaked all over the Internet with sites like BestBlackFriday.com and others offering tons of ad scans from Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Sears, Toys R Us, Walmart and more! But – what if I told you you should skip the Black Friday shopping pandemonium for something better!?
Each year, right after families enjoy stuffing themselves with  Thanksgiving dinners – the shopping countdown begins.
Black Friday is a big ritual in the US with shoppers lining up the night before, and sometimes days in advance for some deals.
It’s the busiest shopping day of the year – and not without incidents – many people get in fights over the ability to snag a deal and save a few bucks. Shopping can be really stressful on Black Friday and really could be avoided, and can be once you know how to get deals on all the hottest gifts on your Christmas shopping lists!
Meet DealDash.com – DealDash is one of the longest running penny auction sites in the US! You could save tons of money by shopping on a penny auction this Christmas season.
Where else can you find brand new digital cameras like this deal for a 20.4-Megapixel Sony Digital Camera with High Zoom in Black valued at over $500 – it just today sold for $13.22!
A new TV for under $2? Sceptre 19-Inch 720p 60Hz Class LED HDTV – Sold for $1.57 today, value $121.
How about a new Apple iPad Air 2 64GB Wi-Fi that Sold for $117.61 today – and since it’s “No Pay November” the winner didn’t even have to pay $117 – just the bids that she placed on the item! Wow – and the iPad is valued at $641!
How does a site like DealDash.com work? DealDash, and all entertainment auction sites allow bidders to get great deals on tons of great items by a collective bidding system. Bidders purchase bid packs and each bid is a chance to win these items, but not a guarantee that you will win, but if you have time and want to beat the crowds by bidding and winning items from the comfort of you own home be sure to check it out!
Right now you can get twice as many free bids! Time as highest bidder meter will fill up twice as fast today!
 

6 Best Christmas or Hanukkah Gifts for Her 2014

Not sure what to purchase your significant other this Christmas or Hannukah? Here’s a guide to the 10 best Christmas or Hanukkah gifts of 2014 for her and ways to save money on Christmas gifts.
 
 
1. Clarisonic facial brushes!clarisonic mia lights
The Clarisonic sonic cleaning facial brush uses a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to deeply cleanse skin!
vinotemp wine cooler2. Vinotemp Double Shot Chiller
Get your shot glasses ready. Features LED illumination for eye-catching bottle display and a molded tray top allowing you to store your shot glasses next to the bottles.Simply attach your bottles of choice to the top of the appliance and the shot chillers will quickly lower your favorite liquor to a chill -5 degree F.
This wine chiller retails at $499 but you could win it for much less if you win it on penny auction on DealDash.com. The next auction ends tonight 11/18/2014 at 9 pm CST.
california- square wine3. Wine
Chill these awesome fine wines from West Coast winemaker offering a square wine bottle with wine that’s anything but square. California Square – Paso Robles Wine.
Retails for about $15 at Total Wine stores. Wine a gift card to Amazon.com on DealDash.com auctions and use it to buy wine on Amazon Fresh!
magic bullet deals ended4. Magic Bullet blender
The best way to make nutritious shakes and smoothies on the go is with this Magic Bullet blender. A gift that any girl who values health would love! The last one sold on DealDash for only $0.12.
5. Gift Cards!gift card deals
What girl doesn’t love to shop? Ok – so some don’t really care for it, but still do it! From CVS to Lowe’s, Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Kohl’s, Wal-Mart and so much more, DealDash has tons of gift cards your girl would love to get this Christmas! Plus it takes all the guess work out of trying to find a gift!
6.  SonicCare Diamond Care Toothbrush – Retails for $225 but you could win it for less on DealDash if you win with bids!

 diamondclean toothbrush

Sonic technology – Drives fluid to stimulate gums. 5 brushing modes Include clean, white, polish, gum care and sensitive to promote brushing efficiency, Quadpacer interval timer: Ensures thorough brushing throughout the mouth.
DealDash is an online penny auction where bidders pay for bids for a chance to win items for significantly less than retail. This is possible thanks to collective buying power – all the bids a bidder places in an auction can increase the final bid price, but if you win you will only spend what it cost you in bids to participate in the auctions.
All November the final end prices of auctions on DealDash are free! Meaning you only pay your bids if you win (and if you don’t win, so be careful!)
Have you bid on DealDash? What do you plan to buy this Christmas?
 

 
 

3 Ways to Save on Christmas Gifts With DealDash

Christmas shopping time is here and while times may be tough, or you may just be bored of shopping and fighting the crowds, there are other ways to save money this Christmas gift buying season!
Have you heard of penny auctions?
Penny auction sites such as DealDash.com allow shoppers to “bid” on items for a chance to win them at steep discounts on retail for brand new, factory warranted items. You could shop on Amazon.com for Christmas gifts – you could also shop on Amazon and save money by winning an Amazon.com gift card on DealDash.
1. No shipping fees! Save on online gift shopping this holiday season by not having to pay shipping! DealDash offers Free Shipping! All items are typically shipping within 24 hours of the purchase time. DealDash offers thousands of auctions from gift cards to jewelry, furniture, food even and so much more.
2. Win-Win – Bid to win items, and save money! Get your bids back if you don’t win!
Save money by trying to win items for less by purchasing and placing bids. Then, if you don’t win, use buy it now to get your bids back into your account to try again next time!
3. Save money.  This Christmas some of your favorite friends and family members are wishing for gifts like Beats headphones a Keurig coffee maker, gift cards, laptops, digital cameras and tons more! Don’t let them down and don’t let you wallet down by spending money on gifts, spend less when you can bid and win!
Don’t  jump in too early! Remember, you can enter an auction as long as you’ve been bidding before it hits the five dollar no jumper end price! So be sure to conserve your bids and watch the timer before you erratically bid away on something you find out later you did not even want it!
 
 
 

Essentials for the Best Thanksgiving Feast

Yum! Thanksgiving is almost here! Thanksgiving 2014 falls on November 27. What are you planning for your Thanksgiving? Are you thinking of preparing a feast, or just a small dinner at home? If you love to make all the delicious Thanksgiving dishes: Mashed potatoes, turkey, green bean casseroles, beats, sweet potatoes, salad, pies, oh! Get ready to eat, but first you will need to figure out how you will prepare all of the scrumptious dishes. If you don’t want to, you really don’t have to thanks to this awesome Thanksgiving Feast auction on DealDash.com:
Family Thanksgiving Feast
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It’s all here! This Thanksgiving, gather around a truly gourmet feast that’ll have the whole family saying, “Thanks!” The centerpiece is our Oven-Ready Basted Turkey, a 10 lb. bird that’s perfectly seasoned with a savory honey brown sugar blend and ready for the oven. A roasting bag is included, so all you need to do is preheat and set the timer! Of course, all the traditional dishes are here, too – Green Beans, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Dressing. Each is easy to prepare and incredibly delicious. And when the meal’s almost over, bring out the Pumpkin Cheesecakes and they’ll say “Thanks” all over again.*
Included:

10 lb. Whole Basted Turkey

4/12 oz. Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

4/12 oz. Green Bean Casserole

4/11 oz. Sage Dressing

4/12 oz. All Natural Turkey Gravy

8 Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes

ORDER DEADLINE –

Orders need to be RECEIVED by us by 11-13-14 in order to GUARANTEE delivery prior to 11-26-14 for all U.S. Zip Codes.

If you still want to cook the turkey and all the fixings yourself you could save tons of time with this auction for a Nuwave PRO Infrared Oven! You can grill, roast, bake and steam a whole turkey – without even needing to defrost it! Plus, it cooks food 50% faster than a conventional oven.

nuwave-ovenIf you’re wondering how you’re going to keep all of the delicious dishes warm to serve a crowd this Thanksgiving be sure to bid on this Oster triple-warmer buffet server. It allows you to heat multiple dishes with three 1-1/2 quart buffet pans with variable heat to keep your meal at just the right temperature.
All of these items ship free!
 
 
 
 

buffet server

Hunting Season Deals!

Throughout much of the United States deer hunting season is in full force. If you or someone you know hunts be sure to check out these deals in DealDash’s upcoming auctions for deals on deer hunting gear.

buck decoyTink’s Mr October Buck Decoy – Item value: $73.55.
This buck decoy is the perfect accessory for deer hunters. It provides a realistic element to bring a deer within the hunter’s range.
Tink’s Mr October Buck Decoy features:

  • Slight head turn posture to challenge dominant bucks with detachable antlers
  • High-definition printing technology creates a realistic look and printed soft skin comes installed over heavy gauge rubber liner
  • Lightweight at just over 2 lbs
  • Sets up quietly in minutes and fits easily in a backpack
  • Standing or bedding position
  • Super light tail moves with the slightest breeze
  • Model# W5872

 
 
ozark trail realtree hunting chairThis upcoming auction for an Ozark Trail x Realtree Xtra pro Guide Folding Quad Camp Chair retails for $32, but the average selling price on DealDash auctions is $4.12!

Ameristep 15-Feet Two-Man Ladderstand

cabelas cardCabela’s is a hunter’s paradise! The world’s best outfitter – you can find everything you would need for hunting from guns and ammo to clothing, tents, sleeping bags, decoys, deer stands, scopes and so much more! DealDash offers deals on Cabela’s gift cards. This upcoming auction is for a $50 gift card. bass pro shops
Then there’s auction deals for Bass Pro Shops (Outdoor World) – your one stop shop for hunting, fishing, camping, and other outdoor recreation merchandise!
 
Do you hunt? If you do, you really wont want to miss all the hunting deals & auctions on DealDash!
Remember – you can use buy it now if you don’t win with bids!

Christmas Gifts for Cooks!

It’s time to buy Christmas gifts! If you know someone who loves to cook, and you love to eat what they cook, be sure to bid on these awesome items upcoming on DealDash for the cooking lovers in your life!
Ninja – 3-in-1 Cooking System ninja 3-1Designed with stovetop, slow cooker and oven settings for a variety of cooking and warming options, this Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system features 1150 watts of power with electronic and digital controls for easy operation. – See more at: https://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2685340#sthash.PpI3joI3.dpuf
Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker
cuisinart ice cream maker
What’s better than a quart of luscious homemade ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt? Two quarts! The fully automatic Cuisinart Pure Indulgence makes 2 quarts of your favorite frozen desserts or drinks in as little as 25 minutes. It’s easy — an integrated motor, double-insulated freezer bowl and automatic mixing paddle do all the work. Results are consistently smooth, cleanup is easy, and the brushed stainless styling is simply sensational. – See more at: https://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2685445#sthash.Tqia2Dxd.dpuf
Lipper International – Set of 6 Bamboo Kitchen Tools, in Mesh Bag
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Three wooden spoons and three wooden spatula’s in mesh bag Made of bamboo wood – A renewable resource; Harder than maple Natural Color – Not a stain Easy to wash, mild soap and water; Dry thoroughly Coordinates with other Lipper International bamboo collection accessories – See more at: https://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2685754#sthash.rl0Naopa.dpuf
Hamilton Beach Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker
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This Hamilton Beach Panini Press gourmet sandwich maker features a café-style floating lid to accommodate a variety of sandwich thicknesses. Power and preheat lights let you know when the sandwich maker is ready. – See more at: https://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2685756#sthash.Rp521TcG.dpuf
Rachael Ray 4.5-Quart Covered Chef Pan with Helper Handle, Orange
rachael ray panThe gently rounded sides of this vibrant chef pan allow extra room for stirring, whisking and turning food. This pan is perfect for making soups, from classic chicken and rice to spicier gumbo. The 4.5-quart capacity also makes it easy to prepare a flavorful pasta sauce or stock – and then sit down with a good book while it’s cooking. Rachael Ray® Porcelain II cookware provides superior performance in fun colors and durable materials. – See more at: https://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2685651#sthash.la7Rzm26.dpuf
As Seen on TV: NutriBullet Teal Blendernutribullet-blender
The NutriBullet Blender is the Best Kitchen Invention Since the Bread Slicer Creating delicious dinners and snacks is important in order to eat healthy and to keep your body functioning well, and the NutriBullet blender is a great tool to help you with this ongoing battle. In no time at all, you can whip up low-fat, low calorie sauces and desserts, as well as muffins, smoothies and anything else you can imagine. The options for healthy snack ideas are virtually limitless. – See more at: https://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2685833#sthash.kYcZXE2U.dpuf
mandoline slicer - cuisinart

Cuisinart – Mandoline Slicer – Black Easily cut up a variety of foods with this Cuisinart CTG-00-MAN mandoline slicer, which features ultrasharp stainless-steel blades to help ensure efficient slicing. The adjustable width makes it easy to switch between thick and thinly cut slices. – See more at: https://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2687391#sthash.raYlA1NG.dpuf
 

Winter Travel Deals for Less on DealDash!

With an arctic freeze in the midst and snow falling over much of the Midwest sooner than usual you may want to start your winter vacation earlier this year.
Don’t think you have money to spend on airfare, hotels, rental cars and restaurants? Think again!
I’m currently writing this article from beautiful, sunny Greenville, SC – where it’s a sunny 70 degrees and leaves are falling – By the way, if you’re a car freak like I am you may be pleased to learn that Greenville is home to BMW USA and factory tours are only $10 – scheduled in advance or a visit to the Zentrum museum is free!
A trip to a vibrant historic southern town could be just what you need to cure the winter blues. Feed your wanderlust, get out there and travel!
I’ll share with you a few ways to save!

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Historic Greenville, SC – Nov 12, 2014

I’ll share with you ways you can save on your next winter vacation!
1. Hotel Deals
My favorite way to score a deal on hotel stays would be with gift cards from DealDash!
DealDash offers $50 Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Gift Card auctions, $100 Global Hotel Cards by Orbitz, and $100 Choice Hotels Gift Cards. Plus, if you don’t win it with your bids for less you can always use buy it now and get it for the value and get your bids back!
global hotel card deals orbitz
hyatt gift card
choice hotels2. Restaurant Deals
My favorite way to save on dinner when I travel is with Restaurant.com Gift Cards! Plus, with promo codes for Restaurant.com you can save even more. DealDash offers restaurant gift cards to dozens of restaurants.
Check out what’s coming up on DealDash.com! $10-50 Darden Restaurants Gift Cards which are good towards restaurants like Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, and Seasons 52, $10 iHOP Gift cards, $100 Red Robin gift cards and more!
3. Airfare Deals
One of the biggest expenses these days is airfare. DealDash has auctions to help you save on airfare too!
Check out these upcoming auctions for American Airlines gift cards:american airlinesA recently ended auction for a $200 AA gift card sold for just $1.55!
 
4. Rental Car Deals
One of the best ways to get a deal on a rental car is with my favorite CarRentals.com by Hotwire. It aggregates all car rental companies in the city you’re going to and lets you sort by price. I’ve been able to find great deals on rental cars – as low as $14 total (including tax in PDX – Portland)!
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BMW Zentrum Museum – Greer, SC

 
Where do you plan to visit this winter?
A few favorites to kickstart your vacation planning:

  • Myrtle Beach, SC – Beautiful South Carolina shore!
  • Sarasota, FL – Home of the #1 Beach in the US – Siesta Beach.
  • Key West, FL – Take a boat to the famous Dry Tortugas National Park  home to Fort Jefferson- a historic Civil War Fort.  feeling adventurous? Camp on the beach!
  • San Francisco, CA – Walk along the bay, hope on a ferry and enjoy sourdough bread at Boudin, SF.
  • San Diego, CA – home of Balboa Park + the San Diego Zoo – a favorite for kids of all ages.
  • Hike Machu Picchu – Peru
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador
  • Zipline in Costa Rica
  • Walk the streets of Barcelona

And so much more!
Get out there, see the world and save money by bidding on DealDash.com!