Be a Race Car Driver

How would you like to have the experience of being a race car driver? Well, guess what? Now you might have the perfect opportunity to do just that and you have come to the right place to read all about it.

DealDash.com has a brand new auction for shoppers to experience being behind the wheel of a super race car on a track in Thornburg, Virginia. If you do not win this auction, you could BIN (Buy-It-Now) for $507.00.

Unfortunately, the first auction for this rare opportunity to “put the pedal to the metal” behind the wheel of a supercar and take three laps around a special race track is already up for auction and all new bidders have already been blocked. However, DealDash might hold more auctions like this one, so if you missed it keep your eyes open for another one.

The winner of this auction will start with a 20 to 30 minute classroom session. According to the DealDash description, the professional instructor will “go over racing tips, proper driving position, steering techniques, braking and acceleration with powerful vehicles.” Following the classroom session, you will “be sent down to the pit to be fitted for your helmet and to prepare yourself for the thrill of a lifetime!”

If you feel the need for speed this will be the opportunity for you to feed your craving. The car you will be driving can hit 60 MPH in just three seconds and reach top speeds of 200-plus MPH.

You will take the driver’s seat but your instructor will be in the passenger seat the entire time to “give you real-time feedback and pointers on how to get the most out of both the course and your supercar!”

Once in awhile you want to push the pedal to the metal!

Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license. It’s not recommended for participants who are more than 6 feet, 3 inches tall or anyone who exceeds 350 pounds. Helmets will be provided. Also included in the cost is the minimum track insurance policy, but participants could upgrade the insurance for an additional fee at the time of booking. “Photos and video of your experience will be available for purchase at the track on the day of your experience.” The winning driver will be able to share this experience with family and friends who could see the action close up, but the maximum “ride along” participants is three persons. Pit passes are available on the day of the event for an additional $10 per person but anyone under age 12 is free.

According to the DealDash description all of the supercars are equipped with a semi-automatic transmission and drive just like your automatic car. However, if you know how to shift and have track experience and want to use the paddle shifters, let your instructor know and he or she will be happy to help you shift.

This auction does not include accommodations and other expenses such as flights to and from the location of the track, but the winner will receive a digital voucher for the experience itself.

For more information about possible changes or delays due to inclement weather, unexpected mechanical issues, COVID-19 safety rules in place or other details, see the complete DealDash description.

Brief History of Auto Racing

Frank Duryea won the first motor-car race held in the United States on Thanksgiving Day in 1895. This mechanic and inventor, along with his brother, designed their own “horseless carriage” for the race.

Enzo Ferrari, a young Italian car mechanic and engineer, is listed as the first race car driver in history. Ferrari’s first car race took place on Oct. 5, 1919, on a hill climb in Parma, Italy.

In the early 20th century, rich petrol heads would race their cars on Ormond Beach in Florida. The first car to break 100 mph in 1905 was a 90hp Napier owned by S.E. Edge. It was driven by Arthur MacDonald, a British man who took it to 104.65 mph over the measured mile.

The world’s fastest cars in the 1970s were:

  • 7 1970 Ferrari 365 GT (2+2): 156 mph…
  • 6 1971 De Tomaso Mangusta: 155 mph…
  • 5 1970 Chrysler Hemi: 155 mph …
  • 4 1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2: 152 mph …
  • 3 1970 Dodge Challenger: 146 mph …
  • 2 1971 Plymouth GTX 440: 145 mph …
  • 1 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6: 142 mph

In 1999 the world’s fastest car was the Lamborghini Diablo GT that reached 215 mph. 

According to my search, the new $1.9 million SSC Tuatara hyper car legitimately claimed the title as the fastest car in the world in early 2021 with a verified two-way average speed of 282.9 mph in Florida

If you have a need for speed, keep your eye open for another “ride of a lifetime” auction on DealDash.com.

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This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.

2020 Holiday Season Pre-sale This Weekend

When I was growing up, my mother often said, “The early bird gets the worm.” We probably all heard that, but when it comes to shopping on DealDash.com I say, “Early shoppers get the bargains!”. As more and more people are shopping from home this holiday season, it’s good to plan forward. Shipping times should be taken into account and that’s why companies like DealDash start their 2020 holiday sale earlier.

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Holiday season pre-sale on DealDash this weekend.

That’s right. It is not too early to start planning ahead and shopping for the holidays. By shopping now we will allow for enough shipping time that we will not have to worry about receiving our winning packages before Halloween or Christmas.

Whenever I get my holiday shopping done early, it is much easier to just relax and enjoy the festivities later on. Of course, we might not have many festivities this year because of Covid-19 (but we shouldn’t let that stop from helping those around us). However, that’s all the more reason why we should do most of our shopping online from the safety of our home.

The Best Holiday Pre-sale of 2020?

The most exciting news is that DealDash is already planning ahead for the holidays and one of its promotions is already happening this week! First, DealDash will offer a new “Carry forward offer.” You get a special one-time coupon of 11-cent bids that we can use the following week of Sept. 28 if you buy 5000 bids this week!

On the weekend of Sept. 26 and 27, DealDash will kick off a huge “2020 Holiday Season Pre-Sale” that we will not want to miss because this is the big one that promises to be a real winner. This event will feature the following:

  • Both days we will be able to buy bid packs for only 11-cents per bid, and I think this is the first time DealDash ever did this on consecutive days. At this “low as it will go” price, we might want to purchase enough bids to last for the rest of the year and save a lot of money in the long run.
  • Both days DealDash will double the number of auctions going live. This is awesome! More live auctions at the same time makes it much easier to find one with fewer competitors that we can win.
  • Both days DealDash will double the “time as highest bidder multiplier.” This means our green line will move to the right a lot faster so we can collect our free bids much sooner.
  • Both days DealDash each auction that starts between 3 and 4 p.m. (Pacific Time) will have a duplicate auction starting at the same time. I don’t remember seeing this auction before but that means we can choose the auction of our choice with the least amount of competition.

We can also expect to see some brand new auction items as well.

Gift Ideas

I have already found some new auction items on DealDash that would make awesome gifts. Here are some products that I know would be a big hit with family and friends on my shopping list:

  • Play station gaming console
  • Camera with an interchangeable lens
  • Electric wine opener
  • Luxury sheet set
  • Pet bowl set
  • Scarf
  • Fitness activity tracker
  • Variety of watches
  • Rugged backpack
  • Kitchen pots and pans

I can hardly wait to see the new holiday items that DealDash will soon add to its inventory of popular and high quality products.

Remember to mark your calendars now for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27 2020 for the huge DealDash promotion of the year event because you will not want to miss it.

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Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. 

Daily Bidding Challenge

Have you noticed the daily bidding challenges offered on DealDash.com? Better yet, have you started taking part in them?

In case you ever miss the “pop-up” notice when you log onto DealDash to do some shopping, you can find the daily bidding challenge by going to your dashboard and clicking on “Badges.”

Today’s bidding challenge is to participate in 25 auctions to receive a reward of 30 free bids added to your account. That means we would have to place at least one bid in 25 auctions. Now how could we go wrong by participating in this challenge? We only need to invest 25 bids to get 30 bids in return, so that would give us five more bids than what we had when we started.

Some of the daily bidding challenges are a little more difficult than others. Sometimes we have to win an auction to receive the free bids or we might even have to win more than one auction to receive the free bids offered for the day. Once we had to book two BidBuddies and once we had to purchase an auction product using “Buy-It-Now” to qualify for the free daily bid offer.

Regardless of what the daily bidding challenge might be, it’s important to sign in to DealDash every day to find out if it’s an easy challenge to do or not. It certainly provides more incentives to participate and breaks up any boredom we might have.

So why not be a DealDash sport and join the fun?  I’ll see you there!

This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.

More Bids for Less Money

DealDash.com shoppers can now receive more bids for less money.

The bigger the bid pack we DealDash shoppers purchase, the less we might pay per bid. Just a couple of days back, if you checked it out, the bid packs were listed at:

  • 50 bids = $7 (14 cents per bid)
  • 220 bids = $30.80 (14 cents per bid)
  • 600 bids = $78.00 (13 cents per bid
  • 2,400 bids = $288.00 (12 cents per bid)
  • 5,000 bids = $600 (12 cents per bid)

In other words, instead of buying several small bid packs, we might be able to save more money in the long run by purchasing a bigger bid pack instead.

This is something new that DealDash has just recently introduced. Regardless, if we can afford to purchase bigger bid packs or not, the sale prices of any of these bid packs are still a fairly good deal.

One reason DealDash has been in business for more than 10 years is because they are constantly looking for various ways to improve.

Some other changes DealDash has implemented over the last year are:

  • Set win limits, giving all customers an equal playground;
  • Made every BidBuddy bid placed count, giving us a full 9 seconds on the clock. Even if another bidder cuts the clock, we will still receive our full credit on the clock;
  • Offer some sale prices on various auctions for customers who use BIN.

To keep up with all of the latest and greatest changes on DealDash, it’s a good idea to keep checking back on a regular basis.

Happy shopping everyone!

This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.  Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.

DealDash 10-Year Wrap-up

DealDash.com first introduced its penny auction site Feb. 22, 2009, so they will be celebrating a 10-Year Wrap-up Grand Finale. That’s exciting because it means that DealDash and I have something special to celebrate at the same time–their anniversary and my birthday.

I’ve been an avid shopper on this site since Feb. 8, 2012, so I’ve watched DealDash grow and quickly become one of the most popular shopping sites online. I don’t know exactly what DealDash will do to celebrate, but I do know that every year on my birthday I can look forward to DealDash offering some new and exciting special features.

When I first started shopping on DealDash, the auctions were never closed to new bidders. New bidders used to be able to jump in at any time so the bidding could go on forever. Therefore, I was so happy when DealDash implemented their lock-out system after an auction reaches $5 (or $3 during special features) when no new bidders are locked out from joining the auction. That makes it fair and easier to win for all shoppers who start bidding at the beginning of the auctions.

Another change I like that DealDash made over the years is putting a limit on certain products per household. Customers are now limited to only one product each, or one per month of specific auction products. I really like this change because it helps to “spread the wealth” by giving more customers a better opportunity of winning an auction. By providing a list of shoppers who recently won the auction, it allows us to see which power bidders have already been locked out from bidding, which is another great thing to have.

In other words, DealDash is constantly looking for ways to improve to better meet customer needs.  That’s why it’s a good idea to come back to DealDash on a regular basis so we do not miss out on its most recent changes and/or special offers.

DealDash is still an exciting and fun place to shop.

This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.

Best DealDash Features

Do you have a favorite feature on DealDash.com?

Some customers shop on DealDash every day, but some customers might shop a lot more when their favorite feature comes up. Below are some of my favorite DealDash features.

One per Customer
One thing I like about this feature is that it’s available every day. All we have to do is look in the upper left corner of the auctions to find the little yellow square with the number 1. Whenever we see that, we know that auction product has a limit of “one per customer.” I love auctions that have a limit of “one per customer” because it prevents a handful of power bidders to win more than their fair share of the high-dollar items, and it might help the rest of us to win the product.

2X and 3X Time as highest bidder
Look at the green line at the bottom right-hand side of your screen. Whenever we see the 2X feature, we will get twice as much time on the clock as the highest bidder; and whenever we see the 3X feature, we will get three times, or 30 seconds for each bid on the timer, instead of just 10. In other words, placing 300 bids on a 3X feature is like placing 900 bids instead. That means our green line will move all the way to the right a lot faster and when it does, we will be able to collect some more free bids.

No New Bidders After $3
I love this feature because this usually means we will have less competition because all new players will be blocked from placing any bids once the auction price reaches $3 instead of $5 (or in the case of some cars, $1,000).

Fifty Percent Off to the Winner
This feature means that after the auction closes, DealDash will pay half of the selling price and the winner pays only the other half. In other words, if the auction closes at $50, DealDash will pay $25 and the winner will pay $25. During this feature, we have the opportunity to win some really great bargains.

If you have not shopped on DealDash during all of these special features, check it out. Features like these helps to keep DealDash a fun place to shop

This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post. Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.

Featured Special Events

Do you have a favorite featured “special event” when shopping on DealDash.com?

To keep its auctions fun and exciting, DealDash offers many different “special events” on a rotating basis.

Favorite Special Events

When shopping on DealDash, two of my favorite “special events” are:

  • 2X to 4X on the timer — By shopping on DealDash during this featured “special event” our green line (bottom right) moves to the right two to four times faster. Therefore, even if we do not win the auction, all is not lost because at least we will receive our free bid pack at the end much sooner.
  • 50 percent off to the winner — During this featured “special event” DealDash pays half of the tab of the final selling price, whatever it may be, when the auction closes. Therefore, winners of these auctions have to pay only half of the selling cost and the cost of the bids used to win the auction.

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

Winning Photos

Did you ever wonder what it takes to submit a winning photo on DealDash.com?

Let’s take a look at some of the things we can do to take an outstanding photo that could win the “Photo of the Week” contest and get rewarded with 1,000 free bids.

Good Lighting

To take a great photo, we might make sure we have good lighting so the photo will not come out too dark or out of focus. We can often get the extra light we need by turning on some lights or opening some curtains. If we turn on lights and take the photo directly into the light, it can cause light spots and we do not want that to happen. Light spots can usually be prevented by standing in a different place. Sometimes we need to move around and take the photo from different angles to get the best results.

Close Up Photos

Distracting backgrounds that takes the viewers eyes away from the main subject we want to include in the photo is what we might call “noise.” To avoid a distracting background, the photographer should not stand too far away from the winner with the winning product. It is usually best to get a tight, close-up photo of just the winner with their product, nothing else.

Happy Faces

The winner should have a happy and/or excited expression on their face. The subject’s facial expression should not look as if he or she is attending a funeral. Winning a product at a bargain price should be a happy event and the photo should depict that.

Be Creative

Do not be afraid to get creative. Instead of taking a photo of the winner just holding the item he or she won, perhaps you could take a photo of the winner actually using the item. Action shots are often more interesting to look at. Think of different ways to take the photo that will make it stand out from the usual static shot.

Blog posts are written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. This sponsored blog post was submitted by: Barbara L. Sellers. Barbara was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.