How to Earn Free Bids!

DealDash.com offers several opportunities to customers to win free bids.  Let’s take a look at some of them!

Time on the clock

This is the most obvious way of earning free bids, but some new twists have been added to our time on the clock that makes it even more rewarding and makes it possible to get our “time as highest bidder” line to move to the end a little faster. Let’s see how it works.

Every time shoppers place a bid in any of the auctions, the green line at the bottom left corner of our computer screen (cell phone or other electronic device) moves to the right. Each bid we place is usually worth  9 seconds. When our green line moves all the way to the right, we earn free bids. How many bids we get and how fast it moves to the end, however, depends on the following:

  1. The Level Number we have been promoted to which largely depends on  how long we have been shopping on DealDash.  Each time our green line gets to the end, we get promoted to the next level up which qualifies us for more bids – the  higher the level, the more bids we earn. As a long-time shopper on DealDash, I’m on Level 92 and when my time line moves all the way to the right I will collect 1,175 free bids that will be added to my account. I think it takes my time line 60 hours to get to the end. However, there are things I can do to shorten the time it takes.
  2. Sometimes DealDash offers a special feature to increase the speed it takes for our bidder bar to fill up. When we see 2X, 3X or 4X at the right end of our time-line, it means each bid we place will move the time-line faster. The 2X is worth 18 seconds per bid placed, 3X is worth 27 seconds per bid and 4X is worth 36 seconds per bid. Therefore, this is an excellent time to shop so we can move our time-line faster. 
  3. Sometimes we can also move our time-line faster by meeting the daily challenge. Have you noticed the daily challenge badges? These daily challenge badges usually offer us an opportunity to win extra free bids and sometimes it gives us an opportunity to move our time-line 2 or 3 hours more by meeting the challenge. Therefore, it might really pay to keep our eyes on the daily challenge badges for the day. 

Customer Spotlight Challenge

Have you ever participated in the monthly Spotlight Challenge to win 200 free bids?  This might be the easiest way to get free bids, but we must meet three stipulations to participate but they are very easy to do:

  1. We must have purchased one package of bids within the last 7 days. It does not matter if we buy the smallest bid pack or the largest as long as we purchase at least one bid pack.
  2. We must write a good response (answer) to the question of the month. The question will change each month, but they are easy to answer and the response does not have to be very long. For example, the question for May was, “Which company’s values or mission do you really admire and why?” The time to answer this question has expired, but you can catch the one for June. You can find it by scrolling down to the bottom of the Home page. You will find it on the bottom right under the header “Latest Blogs.”
  3. We must submit our response to the question of the month within a specific time-frame. In other words, we must meet the deadline for the month. The deadline for the May question was May 13 to May 19, 2024. We usually get about a week and that’s plenty of time to think of a good answer. Once we write our answer to the question of the month we just email our response to [email protected].

Leaderboard Auctions

As of this writing, DealDash is featuring the Leaderboard Feature. If we bid in the auctions early and stick with it long enough we can earn extra free bids by accumulating the most time on the clock in each auction. We don’t always win when we place the most bids in an auction, but this is one way DealDash provides a reward for the shoppers who place the most bids. Win or lose, we will get some of our bids back. If the auction sells early, we could actually get more bids back than we placed. So this is also a great time to go shopping.

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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.

Shopping for Watches

If you want to shop for a new watch for yourself, your spouse or other members of your family you have come to the right place.

DealDash.com has a wide variety of quality watches going up for auction every day. Let’s take a look at some of the watches that are up for auction now.

Mother-of-Pearl Ladies’ Watch

This Mother-of-Pearl ladies’ watch in silver and Umber Brown leather strap has a BIN of $1,500. On April 21, this auction sold at $2.75 and the winner paid a total of only $12.55 including the cost of the 49 bids placed.

This watch is both scratch resistant and water-resistant to 3ATM. According to the auction description, the case diameter is 36mm (excludes crown) to 43mm (includes lugs) and the case thickness is 11 mm. It features 7 Swarovski Elements and has superb Japanese movement. For more details, see the auction listing. 

Based on 167 reviews from previous winners, this watch has received an overall rating of 4.92 out of a possible 5.0 which says a lot about customer satisfaction. One customer wrote “Super nice. Well made and classy” and another former winner wrote “Gorgeous! I absolutely love!”

Tempus Noir Watch in Rose Gold

A Tempus Noir Watch in Rose Gold  has a BIN of $1,700. Most of the time we can exchange an auction for an equal number of bids the BIN is worth. However, this auction specifies the winner of this auction can exchange it for 1,100 bids instead.

One of the best deals on this watch so far was on May 5 when it sold at 27 cents. The winner paid a total of only $1.33 including the cost of the 6 bids placed. Not everyone wins an awesome deal like this, but so far everyone who won this watch in the last 30 days paid far less than t he BIN value. 

Based on 83 customer reviews so far this watch received an overall rating of 4.89 out of a possible 5.0. 

One winner wrote, “Better than expected. Worn out once and got quite a few compliments. Well worth the many attempts!” Sometimes we do not win the first time we try, but persistence often pays off. 

This watch has a black leather strap and is water-resistant to 5 ATM. According to the auction description, “this alluring timepiece features a midnight black dial smartly offset by rose gold roman numerals, bezel, as well as hour, minute and second hands.” 

GPS Sports Smart Watch

Did you see this GPS Sports Smart Watch​? This watch has a BIN of $700.  Based on 161 previous winners, this watch received an overall rating of 4.83 out of a possible 5.0. 

May 3, this watch sold at $3.17 and the winner paid only $5.17 including the cost of the 10 bids placed and we could never find a better deal than that.

If you are an avid outdoor adventure enthusiast, this rugged and durable smartwatch was designed for you. It has a touchscreen with a built-in GPS and includes heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen levels and sleep analysis. For more details, see the auction description.

The bottom line

The three watches mentioned above are only a small examples of the many exquisite watches DealDash has up for auction, so we should check out all of the other watches, too.

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.

Common Mistakes Shoppers Make

I have been shopping on DealDash.com since Feb. 8, 2012, and I started thinking about some of the most common mistakes I still make while shopping.  

You would think with all of my shopping experience I would no longer repeat any of the same shopping mistakes, but I do. It’s not just a matter of knowing what to do and what not to do. Regardless of how much shopping experience we  have, we must be at the top of our game and never allow our mind to wander for even a few seconds. Perhaps keeping a list on hand could serve as a constant reminder. Here are some shopping lessons I’ve learned.

Take some time to learn important shopping lessons!

Not giving yourself time to think

What do I mean by this? I cannot count how many times I opened an auction and my instincts told me at first glance that I could probably win it. However, instead of immediately placing some bids in the auction, I find myself just glancing at it on my computer screen while I’m trying to make up my mind if I should place some bids on it or not, and if so, how many. Suddenly, the auction closes right before my eyes and then it’s too late. Did that ever happen to you?  
Lesson Learned: Before deciding how many bids I should place, I should immediately place enough  bids in the auction to give myself some thinking time. If I always did that I would definitely win more auctions.

Not shopping on holidays

Did you know that one of the best times to win awesome bargains is on holidays? When DealDash shoppers are offline because they are busy celebrating holidays with family and friends, we might have less competition. 
Lesson Learned: Holidays appear to be one of the best times to shop with a winning edge.

Failure to return

Did you ever place bids in an auction on DealDash.com with the intention of returning but forgot? I’m a busy person and I often multi-task. Many times I start shopping in an auction but get distracted by something else – a phone call, a doorbell, baking, cooking or TV. I could have won more auctions if I remembered to return to the bidding in time to add more bids. Instead, I must hold a record for coming in as first runner-up to the winner. 

Lesson Learned: When shopping on DealDash we must stay focused and not allow other distractions to take us away. If we have to leave to do something else, we should first place enough bids in the auction to win it.

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.

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No Exchange Auctions

Most of the auctions on DealDash.com have various icons in the upper left corner. Did you see the red circle with two arrows inside? If you click on that icon a note will pop up saying, “The winner of this auction cannot exchange the item for bids.”

It’s important that all DealDash shoppers pay attention to these icons so we know what to expect. Some shoppers place bids in an auction with the specific intention of exchanging the auction product for bids. In that case, those shoppers would not want to place bids that has been designated with a red icon that does not provide that option. 

Let’s take a look at some of the auction products listed on DealDash (as of this writing) that we cannot exchange for bids.

Hand-Blown Blue Glass Vase

A beautiful hand-blown blue glass vase with the dimensions of 9.45 inches by 6.89 inches by 15.16 inches has a BIN of 200. This vase has the icon letting shoppers know it cannot be exchanged for bids. Shoppers who do not want it should not place any bids on it. That’s okay because plenty of other DealDash shoppers absolutely love it. 

The 186 previous winners of this vase gave it an overall rating of 4.92 out of a possible 5.0 and one of them commented that she can hardly wait for her 30 days to be up so she can try to win another one.

Zodiac Gemstone Necklace

Wow! This Zodiac Gemstone Necklace with a large BIN of $1,459 might draw the attention of shoppers who are looking for an easy way to win a large number of bids. Sorry, but look again. The icon shows this item cannot be exchanged for bids, either. The Zodiac chains are 9.25 silver with 18K white gold plating and the gemstones are Moissanite – a diamond alternative that looks even more lustrous to the naked eye.Perhaps that’s why one previous winner was able to win such a good bargain. On April 27, this necklace sold at $1.32 and the winner paid a total of only $11.32 including the cost of the 50 bids placed. 

It’s a good idea to pay attention to the specific Zodiac sign that is being represented in the auction. If we are shopping for a Pisces, we would not want to place bids on a necklace for a Cancer. We might also want to check to see what previous winners have to say about it. If three or more previous winners say the necklace is “pretty but small” or “wish the chain were longer” we should believe them. For more detail, see the auction description.

Unique Stoneware Set

This unique stoneware set of two with a BIN of $125 is also designated as a “No exchange auction.” This set can be used in multiple ways. We can use them as display items, vases or planters. They each have a sculpted image of a face. 

The dimensions of this stoneware set are not provided in the auction description, but several of the previous 135 winners describe them as “smaller than expected, but cute.”

The Bottom Line

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.

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