DealDash Tips to Plan Ahead

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Most people have the best intentions of planning ahead for Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations, but fall a little short. Here are some tips from DealDash to keep yourself on track.

Christmas and New Year’s are approaching quickly, and it’s important to have your plans laid out and ready to implement. One of the biggest things that we think about during the holiday season is presents! Have you gotten your Christmas lists from your family yet? Have you done your research on the products? If you haven’t done that yet, you need to get moving. No matter what is on their lists, be sure that you check DealDash first.

DealDash has items in every category, from gift cards to toys to tools. Do a search on DealDash to see if there are any items that you can bid on and win as presents. While you’re browsing the auctions, perhaps you will spot the perfect gift for someone else on your list.

Other than presents, if you’re hosting the celebration you will need to think about food preparation as well. What’s on the menu? Will any of the guests attending be bringing any appetizers or desserts to share with the attendees? When you’re thinking of your menu plans, you also need to think about what small appliances are needed to prepare your dinner. Do you need a stand mixer? How about a toaster oven, an air fryer, or a coffee machine? All of these items are great to have in the kitchen, and you can get then all from DealDash as well. When you need a small appliance for the kitchen, check DealDash first.

Moving on to New Year’s Eve, will you be attending a party or other celebration? Have you found your perfect New Year’s Eve outfit? Maybe it’s time to get some new jewelry to go with your outfit. A watch, a pair of earrings, and a necklace might be exactly what you need to look and feel great for the new year. Check out the newest jewelry arrivals on DealDash.

I hope that you have found this article on planning ahead for the holidays helpful. No matter what the occasion DealDash always has auctions to win exactly what you need. Check DealDash for toys, kitchen items, tools, sports items, art, gift cards, and jewelry. Visit DealDash now and see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash Tips for Stocking Stuffers

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Christmas is rapidly approaching, and DealDash Tips would like to help you find the perfect stocking stuffers for your family.

Finding the perfect stocking stuffers for your family can be tricky. DealDash is here to help. I personally love to have a stocking, and to fill other’s stockings. You might be surprised to hear that in some families the stockings are just for decoration! My husband was quite surprised when I told him that he was responsible for filling my stocking – he didn’t realize that they were for anything but decoration. I was shocked, and made sure that his stocking has been filled with great things ever since.

“What are some great things to fill a stocking with?” you might ask. It all depends on age, of course, let me break it down for you.

 

Babies:

Babies don’t need anything, really, but I think that it would be very nice to put at least a few things in their stocking so they have something to do while everyone else is opening their stockings. If your baby is old enough to be able to sit, they are probably able to have some of the commercially prepared baby snacks such as yogurt drops, veggie drops, or the Mum-Mum rice husk snacks. Those will keep them busy while the older kids are doing their stockings. If you would like to add a little something extra into the baby’s stocking, how about one of those adorable tiny blankets with the stuffed animal head? DealDash has those, and they tend to go for very reasonable final auction fees.

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Little kids:

Little kids are definitely the most fun to shop for to fill their stockings. Coloring books, crayons, small puzzles, candy, and small Lego sets are good for both genders. For little girls I would also include perhaps a Barbie doll, small stuffed animal, and maybe some fun character-branded lip balm. For little boys I would definitely include some Hot Wheels cars, and maybe some small dinosaur, train, or robot figures.

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Big kids/Teens:

Big kids and teens aren’t quite as fun as little kids to shop for, but there are still lots of nice items that you can include in their stockings. For both genders I would include shampoo/conditioner, razors, perfume/cologne, candy, and maybe an iTunes, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble gift card. Make up and nail polish is usually a hit with bigger girls and teens, and for the boys I would suggest maybe a Swiss Army-style knife, or maybe a watch.

 

Adults:

There’s not a whole lot of difference between what you would put in an adult’s stocking and a teen’s stocking, but I would add perhaps some higher valued items such as earrings, a necklace, or other jewelry for a woman, and maybe a nice wallet or tie for a man.

I hope that you have found this stocking stuffer suggestions article helpful. Most of the items that I mentioned above, from toys and ties to gift cards and jewelry can be found up for auction at DealDash. Check DealDash for the best stocking stuffers. Visit DealDash today. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

DealDash Tips to Stay Alert

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As a DealDash bidder, I’m sure you know the feeling of losing an auction due to not being alert. Here are some tips to help.

I fondly look back on how uninformed I was when I first started bidding on DealDash. I was impulsive, quick to join in an auction, and I didn’t realize at first how long auctions can actually go on before there is a winner. I remember losing quite a few auctions in the early days because I just got too distracted or sleepy and stopped paying close enough attention to the auction, and someone else was the winner. I am here to give you some tips on how to keep focused and alert during the auction.

Before we get into how to stay alert, the first tip that I would like to share is that you should really do your research on how long auctions of this type normally go on – for example, an auction for a $20 Blu-Ray movie will be considerably shorter than an auction for a $1,000 TV. If you are short on time and it’s an item that you are willing to BIN (Buy It Now) then I would suggest that you just load up your BidBuddy with the appropriate number of bids, and come back later to see if you’ve won. If it’s a bigger ticket item I would suggest just tossing in a few bids and returning later to check on the auction, and get more serious about the auction after it’s been running for a while.

If you’re determined to stay and watch the auctions, you are going to need to stay alert so you don’t get distracted and lose the auction. A way that I have found very helpful in staying alert is to keep each auction page open in its own tab on my computer, and that way you can easily click back and forth between them.

Another suggestion would be not to bid on too many auctions at once. When your attention is divided among more than a couple of auctions it can be very difficult to pay attention to each of them. If you want to participate in more than 2 or 3 auctions at a time, I would definitely suggest making use of the BidBuddy. If you load up 20 or so bids at a time on each of the auctions that you are interested in, it gives you enough time to be able to pay attention to other auctions while ensuring that no one else scoops up the win from you.

I hope that you found this DealDash Tips article helpful. Be sure to come back daily and read about more tips and tricks to win more auctions on DealDash. Visit DealDash today and see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Gift Card Tips on DealDash

screenshot-17Gift cards are an extremely popular item on DealDash, why do people like them so much? Well, let me tell you.

For starters, DealDash has an excellent variety of many different types of gift cards. Here is just a quick list of some of the gift cards that DealDash often has up for bid:

  • Toys R Us
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Target
  • Wal*Mart
  • CVS
  • K-Mart
  • Sears
  • Shell gas station
  • Lowe’s
  • Old Navy
  • American Airlines
  • Panera Bread
  • Many, Many, Many more

DealDash keeps up with the changing trends, and even occasionally has gift cards for new online businesses such as Swap.com and EcocentricMom.com – which I have won and enjoyed both. I think that it’s such a great idea for DealDash to pair up with new and small businesses, it’s really win-win-win, for the small business, for DealDash, and for us as customers.

Unfortunately, I have found that the smaller $10 and $25 ones are more difficult to win than the larger $50, $100, and up gift cards. I feel that the reason behind this is that most people don’t mind taking a chance on a $10 or $25 gift card to a restaurant or store that they often go to anyway, such as Panera Bread or Dunkin’ Donuts.

DealDash has a wonderful feature that many people take advantage of called BIN (Buy It Now). That means that if a person doesn’t WIN the gift card outright, then they can always BIN (Buy It Now) and get the gift card, free shipping, and all of their bids back to use on another auction. Not only that, but they get to keep the “clock time” that they gained by bidding on the gift card.

Gift cards obviously make for good gifts, but they have so many other uses as well. Here is a list of some of the different ways that you can use the gift cards that you win or BIN from DealDash:

  1. Rewards for good grades
  2. Allowance money
  3. Budgeting tool so you don’t overspend
  4. Raffle prize
  5. Give as a donation
  6. Teacher appreciation
  7. Back to school shopping – let your teen shop alone without fear of losing the cash
  8. As a “thank you” to postal worker, garbage man, etc.
  9. As a tip at a restaurant
  10. As a way to shop online without using your credit card

I hope that you found this DealDash Tips article helpful. As you can see, there are many reasons to shop for gift cards on DealDash. Visit DealDash now to check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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When Can I WIN on DealDash?

screenshot-16A very popular question that DealDash hears is “What is the best time of day to bid on the auctions?” Let’s try to figure it out together.

When do you usually bid on DealDash? A few years ago, when I first started bidding regularly on DealDash I was bidding at the worst possible times! In my opinion, the worst possible times to bid on DealDash are in the evening after dinner, and in the later evening before bed. These times might work for you, and there’s no harm in giving them a try.

Being on the East Coast, I have always felt that we are at a bit of a disadvantage due to the time difference. That just means that us East-Coasters just have to be a little trickier than our West Coast counterparts. No matter what timezone you live in, there will always be lots of competition, DealDash is a very popular shopping entertainment website.

Now that I have told you the worst times to bid, let me tell you what I have found to be the best time…I have always had excellent luck in the morning, around 5-8 AM EST or so. I think that the reason that I have such good luck than is because most people on the East Coast are getting ready for work, or getting their kids ready for school, or still sleeping if they don’t have to do those things. At 5-8 AM EST I wager that most of the West Coast people are still sleeping.

You might think that super late at night, such as 12-3AM EST might be a good time to bid, but I have never had the best luck at those times. However, DealDash customers are savvy enough to change-up their bidding styles and times fairly often, so it’s smart to check the “Winners” tab on DealDash to see if the auctions seem to be going for lower or higher prices and bid accordingly.

Learning new things can only help you, and I hope that you have found this DealDash Tips article helpful. If any of you readers have other DealDash questions, please write a comment down below. Go ahead and go check out DealDash now, and see if now is a good time to bid. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Promotions Explained

Image result for dealdash tipsIf you’re new to DealDash or a seasoned bidder, you still might not understand how all of the DealDash promotions work on the site. Let me clear that up for you.

DealDash runs many different promotions, there is a new one going pretty much every day. On this blog we try to tell you about the biggest promotions that are happening, but there are smaller sales and promotions that go on as well. If you’re curious about how the different DealDash promotions work, read on, and I will explain the promotions for you.

For example, some days the bids might cost 18 cents on DealDash. That is a huge improvement from the 60 cents that some of us have paid in the past! Other days, the bids might be 14 cents, and on very special occasions I have seen the bids go as low as 12 cents! That’s amazing! When the bids are low-priced, be sure to buy bigger bid packs. That way, you have more spending power than someone who bought bids at a higher price.

Other than the bid sales, there are half-off auction sales, and Free Auction Weekends sometimes as well. Those days tend to be extremely busy on DealDash, and for good reason – on half-off auction days you only have to pay 50% of the final auction fee. And of course, on Free Auction Weekends, you only have to pay 1 penny as the final auction fee.

If you’re a regular on DealDash, you are probably used to the $5 No Jumper auctions. However, on very special promotion days, DealDash lowers the No Jumper limit to only $3! That means that no one can place a bid and win the auction unless they placed a bid before $3. This leads to lower final auction fees because there is significantly less competition on $3 No Jumper auction days.

My advice to you is to check DealDash daily to see what promotion is going on each day. You know that you’re always getting the best deal when you shop on DealDash. Visit DealDash today, just click on this link right here, and you can go see what today’s special promotion is on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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It’s More Than a Winner’s List at DealDash

The first day you go to DealDash you are likely to view the Winner’s List, and there you will see, well, a list of winners.  But, as you become more acquainted with the other players, this information will be so much more than just a list.  Sure, it’s nice to see the Winner’s, and you will check it often in the beginning.

Not only can you learn who won what, you can see what the final price was.  Pay close attention to the final price when the site is having a Free Wins Sale, the closing price is going to be higher because most players will factor the free win into the cost of their bids thereby using more bids.  What you can learn from the final price during auctions is valuable information.  First, you can see what final prices are trending at.  For example, if there is several auctions closing at or around .20 cents the trend is there are most likely fewer players, and the auctions are closing for pennies of the value.

What I don’t want you to forget, is to come back and check it a lot, even as you become a better player.  Check it more than you might think is enough.  There have been times I’ve forgotten to check the Winner’s List, and as it turned out once, I was bidding against someone who just won 5000 bids!  That’s not a good use of my bids, knowing the opponent has that many bids.  There is a chance they could make a mistake, so I would hang in there for a while, but if they don’t mess up right away, I leave until they use up some bids.

You can also see what a nemesis is winning, so once they’ve won an item, they can’t win it again for another week, then you jump into the next auction, where that person won’t show up.   There’s only a handful of players that I would rather not battle with, you may find that to be the case for you too.  So, now if this person is out of the field, I feel more likely to win.   Keep in mind, there is always going to be a nemesis, but some are more notorious than others.  Don’t focus on that unless you encounter a person who won’t let go, you may be battling with someone who can’t lose, won’t lose and refuses to lose, and luckily for us they make mistakes too!

When you get acquainted with DealDash, don’t leave out your Winner’s List Page.  Check it first, check it often and use the information to help you win more auctions.

Good Luck and Happy Bidding!!!

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Summer Road Trip Packing List & Tips to Lessen the "Are We There Yet?" Questions

kids on a road tripSummer fun includes taking a family road trip. Road trips conjure up good memories from childhood and if you can afford the time and gas, definitely take one!  Whether the trip is down the famous Route 66, to grandmother’s house, to the mountains or the valleys, from shore to shore. Any parent who has taken their children (regardless of age) on a road trip (or even plane trip), unless their kids are really patient, have probably heard the frequency of little voices asking the same question:  “Are we there yet?” If you want to lessen the “Are We There Yet?” questions you must prepare. Trust me these items and tips can definitely help, but I can’t guarantee they will stop the questions from coming. There are so many items on DealDash that will help keep your kids occupied for hours on your next roadtrip, long after to slug-bug game has become dull.

  • Portable DVD Players

Portable DVD players such as this Car DVD Player from Power Acoustik are designed just for the car and can keep your kids and other road trip guests entertained for hours. power acoustik car dvd player

What’s great about this item in particular is that you can playback anything saved to a SD card, from a DVD, DivX file, MP4, SVCD or Video CD, plus there’s even an FM tuner for music. The screen is 9″ and is an LCD for sharp, clear display.

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  • Portable Game Systems

nintendo 3sd xl ds Once the kids are bored with watching movies, a great thing to have would be a portable gaming system such as this Nintendo 3DS XL – a new and improved version of the Nintendo DS which even includes a camera that can be used to snap pictures of everything from cows to slug bugs and everything in between. Jampacked with vivid colors, brilliant action, 3D depth and a 90% larger screen. Check out the following link for more DealDash auctions of Nintendo DS game consoles, games and accessories won at great prices. power adapter deals

  • Power Ports

To keep the kids entertained for even longer, be sure to pick up a portable power adapter like the Lenmar Power Port 4-Port Auto Power Adapter on DealDash. – Buy it now for just $10.98.   This way you will be able to keep their entertainment sources charged, but also charge your cellphones as well. ipad air

An iPad is a great item to pass time and can be used to finish homework, read books, listen to music, browse the Net, follow along on a map (so they’ll really know you’re no where near “there yet”, draw and create, play games, share photos with friends on Facebook and so much more and DealDash has each on a daily basis.

  • Snacks

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Make sure you pack snacks for your road trip! Favorites include Cheez-Its, raisins, fruit snacks, sunflower seeds, cheese and peanut butter crackers, fresh fruit, veggie sticks, apples, almonds, energy bars, mixed nuts,  M&M’s, popcorn (just don’t get the orange cheddar kind as it can be messy!), Twizzlers licorice, Pop-Chips a healthier alternative and less greasy and messy than potato chips. Pack a cooler with ice to keep water bottles, fruits, veggies or even chocolate candies cool. For a larger cooler check out the Coleman Marine Cooler – the last auction for one sold at a huge discount with the final end price of $0.42! cooler deals

  • Save Money on Gas

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 Gas prices don’t have to make a dent in your wallet or dampen the road trip fun when you bid and win gas gift cards on DealDash. Plus, if you don’t win the gas card for less than the item’s value you can buy it now and get all of your bids back to bid on more and start your collection. Gas gift card auctions include auctions for Sinclair, Sunoco, BP, Shell, Texaco, ARCO PumpPass, and Philips 66! 

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Show them just where you are with a GPS from TomTom. Your kids will no longer ask, “Are we there yet?” when they can get a visual picture of just where you are along the way and how much more time it will take to get there.
What are some of your favorite road trip tips and must-have items? 
Save travels & happy bidding!