Preserving Your Summer Garden Bounty

This season gardening has become more popular.
If  you have your greenhouse up and your  garden started you are most likely on your way to a wonderful bounty of fresh vegetables, and/or fruit this summer.
What do you do with all of the yield?
Well, first of all the best thing would be to give away excess to friends of family, but another option would be to preserve your produce and store it for the winter months.
The best ways to this are 1.) canning and 2.) dehydrating.
canning tomatoesPhoto Credits — Creative Commons/Some Rights Reserved Photo by Marc.
If you plan on having a lot of tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapenos, the best way to preserve them to enjoy later would be to can them. As a beginner to canning you should really start small with a batch of tomatoes or berries.
Watch this great video Canning 101 to learn how!

For more info on canning you should check out this highly-rated book on canning at for just under $14. It’s jam-packed with 175 recipes.  Use an Amazon gift card that you win on DealDash to save!
Photo Credits CC-Some Rights Reserve – by Larry Jacobsen 
Dehydrating is a process that dries out water from something and extends its life for quite a long time by doing so. You can dehydrate carrots, peas, snap peas, tomatoes (sun dried tomatoes anyone?), apples for apple chips, banana chips, peaches and more!
There’s a wide variety of dehydrators for sale on DealDash.
The  king of food dehydrators has got to be the Excalibur with stainless steel + a timer. It’s great because it has a temperature control and rectangular sheets instead of the circular dehydrator. It just works better and is great if you are into healthy eating and a raw foods lifestyle where you don’t cook your foods over 104 degrees. You can make great kale chips, flax crackers, raw burgers, dehydrator bananas, mangoes, apple, strawberries and make your own fruit leather.  The Excalibur is a one per user item, meaning it can only be one once by each bidder. And the past two auctions it has sold CHEAP with prices around $1.00 total!
As you can see below, and by using the search function to look up the food dehydrator auctions at, DealDash has a variety of dehydrators including a Nesco American Harvest 400 Watt Four Tray Dehydrator, Elite Gourmet 5-Tray Dehydrator, L’ Equip FilterPro Dehydrator, Presto Dehydro Digital Electric Dehydrator, Waring Pro DHR30 Food Dehydrator, Total Chec TCFD-05 5-Tray Food Dehydrator, a Nesco – Snackmaster Pro 700, and more. You can get alerts by clicking on “Alert Me” and DealDash will notify you when the auction becomes available for bidding. 
dehydrators at dealdash
According to the Energise for Life website, “The dehydration process retains almost 100% of the nutritional content of the food, retains the alkalinity of fresh produce and actually inhibits the growth of microforms such as bacteria.”

Do you can or dehydrate? If you would like to be sure to check out these auctions on DealDash. Good luck!

The Best Deals on DealDash May 25th to June 1st

Have you scored any great deals on the entertainment auction site
DealDash doesn’t just sell gift cards and electronics as you can see from many posts in this blog, DealDash offers just about everything for everyone. From toilet paper and cleaning supplies to other household necessities to appliances and tools such as Dyson Vacuums, coffee makers, keurigs, bicycles, swimming pools, popcorn machines, iPads, Apple products, HDTVs, laptop computers, Macbooks, gift cards to hundreds of retailers, and so much more. How it works is bidders buy bid packs with a specified amount of bids and bids range in price from sometimes $0.14 to $0.60 a bid. Users place bids and whenever a bidder is unopposed when the timer finally hits zero as a result of no one else bidding to reset the clock they will win.
Wondering what kind of prices items are going for and the deals that other DealDash users are getting? Check out the Winners page on the website or read this post for the best deals this week that were won on DealDash.
The Best Deals on DealDash Over the Past Week:
May 25th:
Germ Guardian 3 in 1 99.97% True HEPA Air Purifier – valued at $100 was won for as little as $0.64 (64 bids by everyone!) the winner, papa2626 only placed a few bids. And the final end price of $0.64 was slashed.
Then on May 26th, an HP 20-inch Widescreen LED Monitor sold for just $0.76!

hp monitorOn May 27th, this $80 Hamilton Beach Searing Grill sold for $0.06 – dugdig placed one bid that probably only cost him $0.16! hamilton beach grill
Then, May 28 this amazing Sony Under Cabinet CD R/RW Clock Radio worth $85 sold for $0.06 – yep  Tricia007 only spent 3 bids to win! Wow.
Then, on May 29th these awesome Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Sport Headphones were won by Kasue for just $0.12! Whoa since they’re valued at $150. Talk about another steal of a deal on DealDash!
beats by dre
May 30th was a great day for MyBidzNvrQuit who won the NETGEAR NeoTV Prime Media Player with Google TV for a final end price of just $0.19 – and the value of this media player is $100!
netgear neo

June 1st 44384 won M-Audio Studiophile 3-inch bookshelf speakers for $0.14 + 3 bids. A lot of deals were won by bidders on Saturday, check them out here! speaker deals Then just yesterday, June 1st, this $121 KitchenAid Food Processor was won by Bobbyabear for only $0.90 as the final end price. Wow!kitchenaid deals
What kind of items would you like to win on DealDash?

Summer Fun Guide with DealDash: Geocaching for Treasure!

Geocaching is a really fun summer activity!
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a treasure hunt of epic proportions
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.
Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
How is the game played?
You can join in  by going to
“At its simplest level, geocaching requires these 8 steps:
Register for a free Basic Membership.
Visit the “Hide & Seek a Cache” page.
Enter your postal code and click “search.”
Choose any geocache from the list and click on its name.
Enter the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS Device.
Use your GPS device to assist you in finding the hidden geocache.
Sign the logbook and return the geocache to its original location.
Share your geocaching stories and photos online.
There are many other levels to the game. Keep reading the guide to learn more!”
Types of Caches:
Caches can be a mystery or a puzzle, a traditional cache which is a container
found at the given coordinates. An EarthCache is a special geological location to explore.
A letterbox Cache uses clues instead of coordinates.
An event cache is a gatheri ng of local geocaches that get together.
The only equipment needed to go Geocaching is a GPS or GPS enabled cellphone.
For GPS deals & brand new smartphones check out these auctions on DealDash!
gps deals
There are currently 2,408,406 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide! If you don’t have a great smartphone or GPS go and win one and let us know what you find!

DealDash Bidding Tips: Summer Saturday Secrets

beach funNot at the beach having fun like these guys? Then why aren’t you bidding on penny auctions? What are you waiting for? Are you trying to win auctions but keep losing your money? I’ll let you in on a secret… Saturday’s are really good days to bid on penny auctions, especially in the summer. Today if you look at the ended auctions alone you will see that the competition is just not there and bidders are winning for just 1-2 bids.  When the weather is nice not as many users are bidding on auctions. Check out all the great deals that were won just today on DealDash!
This Greenworks Enhanced 24V Sweeper  has a buy it now price of $137 – won by srager123 for $0.31
Bidder 44384 won these M-Audio Studiophile 3-inch speakers $0.14 and it looks like they only used 2 bids to win them! The buy it now price is $100. dealdash speakers
The Ozeri CardioTech Premium Series Digital Blood Pressure Monitor just sold for $0.02 and won by vanryan for just 1 bid. cardiotech
Love coffee?  This hip DeLONGHI kMix 5-cup coffee maker in blue valued at $150 sold today for $0.84 – 84 bids total!
Percussionist, or want to be? This GP Percussion Snare Drum Complete kit just sold for $0.42 bids total and it looks liek HassKaye probably spent about half of that to win at a final end price of $0.42 with a buy it now price value of $108 – what a steal!GP percussion snare
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag for Xbox with a retail buy it now price of $37 just sold an hour ago for $0.01!  Saturday is really a great day to bid on DealDash.assasissns
ge microwaveThe deals just keep getting better today. This $114 GE 1.2 Cubic Ft microwave sold for only $0.61 and was won by Rodney1989 who only used a few bids to win.
If you are looking for a great deal on a new hair straightener you may want to check out auctions for them on Saturdays at This Jeegol Nano Titanium Dual Voltage Hair Straightener, Floral just sold for $0.07 – it was a cheaper straightener valued at just $31 as opposed a more expensive CHI or Sedu brand but it should do the job quite well, plus if you win it for just a few bids like Coollady did for 3 – at probably about $0.54 it’s a steal!
Remember all items are shipped free on DealDash so be sure to check out Saturday auctions!