When shopping for Christmas gifts, I’ve always been a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants sort of gal who enjoys a good shopping challenge before the stores close on Christmas Eve.
So when people remind me that they’ve “almost got their shopping done” for the holidays or that there are XX number of days before Christmas, I generally cringe knowing what lies ahead. But not this year. With the help of DealDash, I’ve already got a jump on shopping with the great finds in the auctions. Here are some tips on how to gear up for holiday shopping with DealDash:
Make a List, Check it Twice
Make a list of who you will be shopping for and what items you would like to give each person. Make a plan to concentrate on those items on your list. It will help you stay focused and get the win.
Plan ahead and don’t wait until the last minute to start bidding on the items you want. Things will go much more smoothly if you have a plan of action, get bidding and focus on your goals.
Be Aware of the Competition
Bidding usually picks up before the holidays so prepare yourself with more bids, an awareness of who is bidding and a good strategy.
Notice What’s New
Oftentimes DealDash offers the addition of a wide variety of toys, games and items for the kids to choose from for the holidays. Keep checking back under new items to see what you could put on your gift-giving wish list!
Bookmark Your Faves
Use the bookmark function to put your favorites toward the top of your page when you’re on DealDash. This will also ensure that you receive an email notification when the auction goes live.
Hate Distractions? Do This!
If you dislike the distractions of ongoing auctions while you are trying to focus solely on those you have bookmarked, go to the My Dashboard icon at the top right of the page and you will be re-routed to a list of items under that heading. Scroll down to and click on Bookmarked auctions and it will only display the items you have bookmarked. No distractions.
BidBuddy, as Always
BidBuddy takes the sting out of having to constantly watch your live auctions. It also gives you the flexibility to browse and check on other auctions frequently and not worry that you will miss a bid.
Stock Your Closet
An attainable goal for me has been to win three gifts a week and put them away for gifts for the upcoming holidays. So far this method has been working great and I’ve already got at least 10 items stocked.
And there you have it, some useful tips for developing a plan to tackle holiday shopping once and for all. As always, don’t forget that the best gifts of all on DealDash are the ones you treat yourself to. Don’t forget to get something special for you, too.
As always, happy bidding on DealDash!
This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., proud American, MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.