Happy New Year! Top New Year Resolutions and Help to Keep Them

happy new yearHappy New Year!
Got your resolutions set for 2015?
A few popular New Years resolutions that people set:

  • Save Money – budget and track your spending with apps like the one from Mint.com & Get out of debt!
  • Keep a clean car, house. Win AutoZone gift cards on DealDash and save money on everything you need to clean and maintain your car! autozone
  • Lose weight
  • Learn a new language or skill – Bid on Rosetta Stone Auctions on DealDash
  • Stop smoking –  maybe try eCigs!
  • Get more sleep – Track your sleep with tools like the Beddit Sleep Tracker sold on DealDash Beddit tests
  • Quit drinking soda – there’s tons of research suggesting high fructose corn syrup is unhealthy and even cause of weight gain (sugar spikes insulin levels and can turn into fat.) Bid on items like SodaStream and make your own healthier versions of  your favorite fizzy drinks.
  • Better Hygiene i.e. brush AND floss – make it easier with a WaterPik and Sonicare toothbrush. Find these on sale at DealDash too and get them for way less than retail!
  • Exercise more  – Fitbit and other smartwatches are making it easier to track your exercise and they have apps to keep you motivated to walk further.
  • Eat healthier – make better choices!
  • Travel more – find ways to save money on travel by bidding on travel gift cards on DealDash and read these money saving travel tips.
  • Cook at home more – these cookware and baking deals on DealDash can help!
  • Clean your house and keep it clean! Check out these cleaning supply and Spring Cleaning deals.
  • Win more items and spend less money on DealDash! Read our tips here for help with this!

What would you like to do in 2015? Do you have some of these same resolutions set, or are your’s different? Tell us about them!
What would you like to win on DealDash in 2015?
 

New Years Party Food & Drinks

Celebrate New Years in style with these great ideas shared by a few bloggers!

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michelle-bubbly-station-inspiration-boardSet up your own bubbly bar!
Add decanters filled with orange juice and bottles of champagne, your guests can mix their own mimosas and bubbly cocktails.
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Bon Appetit

 Serve up cuts of fine meats, cheeses, olives and antipasti with a charcuterie board.
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Decorate your champagne glasses and bottles with pretty glitter!MINI DONUTS DELICIOUSServe a tray of freshly baked, glazed and sprinkled mini donuts. Buy the mini donut machine on DealDash!
Shake up a sparkly cocktail with this OXO Cocktail shaker also offered on DealDash.
cocktail cocktailThe cocktail itself is simple grapefruit juice and Prosecco. Sprinkled with edible glitter. Shaken with a cocktail shaker.
Jello stars
 For more glittery treats to dazzle up the night and celebrate the New Year – jello stars with edible glitter. All you need is Jello and edible glitter.
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Red Velvet (Photo : Food and Wine)

Combine 2 oz of chilled framboise limbic and 1/2 oz of creme de framboise raspberry liquor in a chilled pint glass and stir. Then pour the stirred drink into a chilled flute and top with 2 oz of Prosecco.
Looking for a New Years Eve hot spot? Here’s our list of  New Years accessories, party favors and top cities to ring in the New Year:
 Top cities for New Years Eve:

  • Memphis for music
  • Kansas City for Barbeque
  • Dallas for a Nice Dinner and an early night
  • Santa Fe for a quiet night and warm weather
  • Salt Lake for family-friendly music and festivities
  • LA for luxury hotels and big name restaurants
  • An arts driven celebration in Providence
  • Houston is ranked high for hotels hosting big New Years Eve parties
  • Denver is no. 17 for an evening of celebration with microbrews
  • San Francisco for an annual silent film screening at Grace Cathedral, awesome fireworks and great views
  •  Orlando for Walt Disney World’s fireworks show
  • NYC is famous for the ball drop, big name restaurants and cocktails
  • Nashville for live music and affordability
  • Miami for bars and night clubs
  • Charleston is no. 10 for peace and quiet, charm and friendliness
  • Austin is no. 9 for music and its singles scene
  • San Diego is no. 8 for the climate, nightclubs and romance
  • No. 7 is San Antonio for the most affordable hotels and free music with fireworks
  • No. 6 is Phoenix for luxury hotels and all in one resorts as well as the warm weather
  • No. 5 is Vegas for the wild parties
  • Savannah, GA ranks no. 4 for a pedestrian friendly party with fireworks at Tybee Pier and free music festival at City Market
  • No. 3 is Honolulu for the fireworks over Waikiki beach
  • No. 2 is San Juan, P.R. for warm temps, cocktails and the party hopping scene
  • And finally, the top pick for New Years Eve is New Orleans – the best place for cocktails, singles scene and neighborhood joins – ranking New Orleans the top winner for a memorable New Years Eve with great people watching!

 
 
If you’re going to set a New Years resolution to get fit and healthy be sure to bid on these must-have health and fitness items at DealDash for ways to get fit for less.
 
 
 

All Wins 50% Off During Year End Promotion on DealDash!

To celebrate the end of the year DealDash is offering a 50% off all auction wins promotion.
This means that if you win any auction you only have to pay half of the final auction price. Plus any bids placed or purchased! All items are shipped free of charge!
Bids are also on sale for $0.15 each – $0.45 less than the retail of $0.60 per bid. What are you going to bid on during this promotion?
Get the most out of your money. Bid on items that you want or would be buying anyway! If you drive, bid on gas gift cards. Since we all eat – bid on grocery and restaurant gift cards. If you like to play games, watch TV, work on a laptop or just surf the net, bid on tablets and computer auctions. If you want new furniture for your office or home, DealDash has those auctions too!
Take advantage of this end of year sale and save money on many things that you were planning on purchasing during the New Year. Plus, since there’s 3 days til the year end be sure to bid on items for your business – this could possibly be a tax deduction if you win a new computer for your business.
 
Check out some of the current and upcoming auctions up for bid today!

1000 Bid Pack!

  • $46.62
  • James0908
  • 00:00:02
Apple® iPod touch® 64GB MP3 Player

  • $31.38
  • Lucydogsmom
  • 00:00:03
$500 Amazon Gift Card

  • $52.36
  • GrannyAnn327
  • 00:00:02
Apple iPad Air 2 128GB Wi-Fi

  • $87.50
  • solidc
  • 00:00:04
$100 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

  • $12.33
  • SandhillsMom
  • 00:00:09
NewAir 12-inch Freestanding Icemaker

  • $35.23
  • RichnBorrd
  • 00:00:09
Zoomer Interactive Dino

  • $14.73
  • bwllllll
  • 00:00:07
$800 Walmart Gift Card!

  • $125.45
  • MommasFavorite
  • 00:00:08
Dremel 200-N/15 120V 2-Speed Rotary Tool

  • $10.66
  • GrayHeadedMule
  • 00:00:03
Coleman Grill-Stove, Portable Propane

What will you bid on at DealDash this year?
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Deals on Portable Tech Health Items!

You can track your steps with various FitBit trackers.
You can also track your sleep with Beddit and save money on both at DealDash.
Here are more great trackers that may help you in 2015.

No it’s not a kitchen timer, this is a sophisticated iHealth Wireless Pulse Oximeter.
ihealth po3Bid on an upcoming auction for this iHealth Oximeter on DealDash. The last one sold for $1.84.
Why would you want a pulse oximeter?

Well, it’s an easy way to spot-check your blood oxygen saturation and your pulse rate. This will tell you how much oxygen is in your blood, according to the American Thoracic Society, more than 89% of your red blood should be carrying oxygen.

Press your finger into this little health device and it will show your readings right on the display and in the free iHealth app. Track this at any time or during training or other activities.

“Track Your Oxygen Level And Pulse Rate
The iHealth Pulse Oximeter (PO3) measures the amount of oxygen in your blood and your pulse rate. The oximeter works by shining two light beams into the small blood vessels or capillaries of your finger, reflecting the amount of oxygen in the blood and displaying the measurement on the oximeter’s screen. The oxygen saturation (SpO2) is measured as a percentage of full capacity.
What Is Oxygen Saturation (SpO2)? What Is The Normal Range For SpO2?

Oxygen saturation (SpO2) is a measurement of how much oxygen your blood is carrying as a percentage of the maximum it could carry. For a healthy individual, the normal SpO2 should be between 96% to 99%. High altitudes and other factors may affect what is considered normal for a given individual. The Oximeter offers a SpO2 measuring range of 70-99%, with an Average Root Mean Square (ARMS) of SpO2 accuracy of ±2-3%. The pulse rate monitor measures a range of 30-250bpm, with a pulse rate accuracy of ±2%. ”
 

How would you like to be able to check your blood pressure at any time? You won’t even have to go to a grocery store or pharmacy to test it. This iHealth BP7 Wireless Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor works with your iPhone and Android. View upcoming deals on this iHealth BP monitor on DealDash.ihealth

  • Measure and track your systolic/diastolic numbers, heart rate, pulse wave and measurement time
  • Create visually dynamic charts to track your progress; Compare results against your historical averages, as well as world health organization (WHO) classifications
  • Share results instantly with friends, family, or your doctor
  • Keep track of physical activities and daily diet as part of your overall health

What do you plan to do in 2015 to help you live a healthier life?

Donuts & Coffee Made Easy, At Home!

Automatic Donut factory On a cold winter day there’s no better treat than a fresh, hot mini donut and cup of coffee!

Mini Donuts RecipeMINI DONUTS DELICIOUS

The options for finishing your donuts are many: Toss them while still warm with a cinnamon-sugar mixture, or let cool and then coat with a glaze. For an over-the-top treat, dip the glazed donuts into coconut flakes or candy sprinkles and place on a wire rack until set. Alternatively, skip the glaze and dip the cooled donuts into melted chocolate.

Ingredients:
For the donuts:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg

For the cinnamon-sugar mixture (optional):

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

For the glaze (optional):

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. whole milk

Directions:

To make the donuts, preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease the wells of a mini donut pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In a measuring cup, stir together the buttermilk and whole milk. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat together the butter and granulated sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the egg and beat on medium speed until combined, about 1 minute.
Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the buttermilk mixture and beginning and ending with the flour. Beat each addition until just blended.
Pour a scant 1 Tbs. batter into each prepared well. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean, about 8 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes, then invert the pan onto the rack and lift off the pan.
Wash and dry the pan and repeat with the remaining batter.
If making the cinnamon-sugar mixture, place the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and whisk until combined. While the donuts are still warm, toss them in the mixture and transfer to a wire rack.
If making the glaze, place the confectioners’ sugar and milk in a small bowl and whisk until combined. Let the donuts cool completely, then dip them, top side down, into the glaze. Transfer the donuts, glazed size up, to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Makes 24 donuts.
Source Williams-Sonoma Kitchen.
 
The Nostalgia Electrics MDF200 Automatic Mini Donut Factory allows you to cook hot and tasty mini donuts in your own home! Great for entertaining or any day!
This Automatic Donut Factorys come with a great donut dough recipe. It heats oil, flips donuts and pushes them down the donut slide and into your plate. This would be a great gift or party item! The enclosed oil fryer keeps cleanup to a minimum.

Retails for $179.99, but you could possibly win it for less if you win it in an upcoming auction on DealDash. This one ends tomorrow – 12/27/2014 at 5 pm central, auction deals: Nostalgia Electrics Mini Donut Maker.
Don’t forget the coffee! DealDash has great deals on a variety of coffee for the Keurig Machine: Deals on K-Cups.
 

 Keurig Coffee People Donut Shop K-Cups (108-Pack) retail for $86, but the average selling price on DealDash auctions is $16.81 (81% OFF!).

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Track Your Sleep with Deals on Beddit!

New techcompany, funded in part by backers on IndieGoGo, Beddit, brings us the really cool Beddit Sleep Tracker & Wellness Coach – it’s a high-tech monitor based on ballistocardiography,   a scientific method for measuring cardiorespiratory functions. It detects the tiny signals caused by heartbeat, respiration and movements of the person in bed.beddit 2
You can use buy it now and get it for $150 on the auction set to end in the morning (12/26) or you could bid to win it for less on DealDash.
The Beddit Sleep Tracker and Wellness Coach automatically tracks your sleep, heart rate, snoring and movements.
In the morning, Beddit tells you how you slept and gives you coaching tips on how to sleep  better. Place the thin sensor under your sheet and connect it to your mobile device with the Beddit app. You won’t even know it’s there!
It tracks each sleep stage. It will show you how long it took you to fall asleep in the morning and how many times you work up. The app is easy to set up and use.
What does Beddit measure?
Heart rate

While you sleep, Beddit measures your resting heart rate. Resting heart rate is an important indicator of recovery and stress.
Respiration
Beddit measures your breathing frequency and gives you a possibility to follow your stress levels. By tracking your respiration, Beddit also knows if you snore during the night.
Sleep cycles
Did you know your sleep isn’t the same throughout the night? By sensing your movements Beddit recognizes the different sleep stages and sleep cycles you go through during the night.
 Sleep time
Many of us constantly suffer from day-time fatigue without knowing what’s really wrong with their zzzs. Beddit tracks your overall sleep time and recognizes absences from bed, awake periods and periods of restless sleep.

No wearable sensors.
App is available at iOS App Store and Google Play.
Beddit helps you get the most out your sleep!
Bid on the upcoming auction for this Beddit on DealDash.
 

Merry Christmas! Countdown to Christmas – Free Wins!

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Merry Christmas! It’s now Christmas Eve and Christmas is just one day away! This means DealDash is still offering their countdown to Christmas promotion! All auction wins are free (excluding bids) and bids are only $0.14 each! christmas-countdown220 bids are $30.80, 500 for $70, 1000 for $140, 2000 for $280, 4000 for $560 with this promotion.
Great items you could bid on today and save:

Do you bid at DealDash? Did you win any items from DealDash that you are gifting for Christmas? Tell us what you won and what you would like to win! Do you bid at penny auctions, or just DealDash?
Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!
 

Penny Auctions: How to Get Great Deals on Gift Cards

Have you ever won anything? How about a $25 Target for $0.40 and some change? Have you ever wanted to travel for free, or super cheap? How about $100 American Airlines gift card for only $0.17!? Can you really get deals THAT good? Yes!
How? Thanks to the penny auction model – an auction where you purchase bids for a chance to win items for less than retail and multiple bidders competing against the same item, penny auction sites are able to afford to let bidders win items for significantly less than if they were to go out to the store and buy them! Amazing deals are being had by bidders.
Here’s how it works:
You purchase bids in bid packs. Bids cost $0.14-0.60 (depending on current bid sales), then you find items you want to bid on. The latest, upcoming and currently ending auctions are on the homepage of most penny auction sites.
Then you place a bid when the timer is counting down (20 seconds or less).
If someone outbids you the timer will be reset… even if it’s almost at 0! So be patient! Keep bidding, and observing the other bidders.
You will win if no one places a bid over you when the auction timer nears – 3, 2, 1, – 0 – if no one bids you will then see an “auction ended” message on the screen. Claim your item by going to the auction wins section of your account. Purchase the item at the final price and any applicable shipping charges. Note: DealDash does not charge for shipping on any of their items, big or small! Then wait for your item!
Once you receive your item I’d say it’s a good indication to buy more bids to try to win more items. Just be sure to keep an eye on your wins and the site’s win limits – most penny auctions set limits so choose your items wisely!
Good luck & have fun!

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