Petco -Where the Pets Go

What do most DealDashers have in common? Pets!!

At least, reading people’s little bios and looking at so many different pet avatars it would seem like most DealDashers have at least one pet, if not more. I’ve seen bios referring to cats, dogs, birds, and even some more exotic pets like lizards and goats! I don’t personally have any exotic pets like that, but I do have two tanks of saltwater fish. And I don’t know about you, but the very first place I think of when it comes to getting pet supplies is Petco!

Petco has just about every item that I have ever needed or wanted, and even more items that I didn’t even know existed until I saw them in the store. They have pet supplies for just about every pet including your average cat, dog, and fish but also ferrets, rats, turtles, hermit crabs, and more!

When you think of a national chain pet store you might think that their offices are only thinking about the “bottom line”, but Petco is actually has a “Think Adoption First” philosophy, which means they always recommend that anyone who is looking to add a new pet to their family to first consider adopting a companion animal in need of a new home, rather than purchasing one – even from a Petco store. Petco and the Petco Foundation work with more than 8,000 local animal-welfare partners to find homes for more than 250,000 animals every year through in-store adoption events. Petco has never sold dogs or cats. They do however have ferrets, hamsters, bunnies, and more available to purchase.

In case this is the first time that you have heard about the Petco Foundation, They are an independent nonprofit organization, and they have raised more than $125 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. Petco and the Petco Foundation work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country to host in-store adoption events and help find homes for adoptable dogs, cats, and other companion animals. That’s what I call “Thinking Adoption First.”

My favorite thing about Petco versus the other major pet retailer in my area is that Petco actually has saltwater fish and corals. I can get the exact same type of Clownfish (Ocellaris) for $10 at Petco that I could also get at my local fish store, except they charge almost double the price! I will go with the $10 Petco Clownfish every time. Also, Petco has consistently lower prices on dry goods such as salt mix, fish food, and fish medications. I foolishly bought a coral medication at my local fish store over the weekend for $24.99, and when I compared the price at Petco today I realized that I could have gotten it $5 cheaper. Lesson learned – check the Petco price before buying anything at a local shop.

$10 PETCO Gift Cards

Luckily for us pet-loving DealDashers DealDash now has Petco gift cards available! They come in $10 and $25 denominations, and you can spend the gift cards in store as well as online. They are really convenient, and since I know that I am always going to have an occasion to spend $10 or $25 in Petco I always bid them up to the limit. Give it a try, you never know when you might get lucky!

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Makia Clothing has Invaded DealDash!

Makia Clothing has Invaded DealDash! And we LOVE it!

Have you seen all of the new Makia Clothing products that have been showing up on DealDash lately? There are a HUGE number of awesome Makia Clothing gear available, let me show you – starting with hats, we have the Makia Cap in Asphalt gray, Navy blue, and my personal favorite, the Makia Rooibos Tea Calypso Cap, which is a burnt sienna type of color.

 

Makia Asphalt CapMakia Cap in NavyMakia Rooibos Tea Calypso Cap

 

Other than hats there are also backpacks and bags available – my favorite is the Sailor Bag in black and pink, but there is also a Duffle Bag and a backpack, both available in denim.

Makia Large Sailor Bag in Black

Makia Duffle Bag - DenimMakia Denim Backpack

Makia is a clothing company that was founded in 2001 and based out of Helsinki, Finland. They offer a great variety of clothing, including both men’s and women’s styles, as well as gender-neutral items such as the hats and bags above, but they also offer scarves and wallets which we will hopefully be seeing on DealDash  soon!

Makia Clothing loves sports, they were actually a sponsor of the first ever Winter Olympic Team Zimbabwe last year! Makia provided the outfits for team Zimbabwe. In addition to winter sports, they also love racing! As a Southern girl transplanted up North I appreciate racing as much as the next girl! The Makia Racing Team was founded in 2012, and their star driver is Kimi Raikkonen, who drives for team Ferrari. They have come out with a line of racing gear such as hats, hoodies, and tee shirts. If we’re lucky maybe DealDash will start having Makia Racing gear available as well!

In addition to sports the folks at Makia Clothing love beer! Makia’s newest collection is actually inspired by it! They love beer so much that they decided to dedicate their whole spring-summer 2015 collection around it. They went on a multi-country expedition to get to know their muse a little better, and I have to say it was a success!

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know Makia Clothing a little better. Go get out there and try to win some, you will be glad you did! Good luck everyone!

 

Italian High Fashion on a Budget from Deal Dash!

Almost every woman I know loves purses. You can be any shape or size, and you can always be sure that when you buy a purse it will fit, unlike some other articles of clothing!

Renato Angi

Most of the women I know love leather purses. They are so soft and durable, if you take good care of them they can last many years to come. A nice high quality purse is truly an investment. Everyone knows that Italy makes some of the best leather purses. Unfortunately when you import things from Italy the shipping and customs charges can be a little overwhelming. Don’t worry, read on below, and I will tell you the solution to the shipping fee problem.

Luckily for those of us who love Italian leather DealDash will soon be carrying one of the classiest purse lines from Italy – Renato Angi. Not only might you win a Renato Angi purse for a great deal, even if you end up BINning (Buying it Now) you will still come out ahead, since DealDash has already imported these bags for us, and will ship them to us for free, just like all of the other great products that DealDash carries.

If you aren’t familiar with Renato Angi, let me give you a quick overview. The Renato Angi story starts long ago, back in 1965, when he attended the “School for Young Designers” in Venice, Italy. By 1970 he had formed the Renato Angi company. By the year 2000 Renato Angi had opened up shops in New York, Berlin, Copenhagen, and many more. Renato Angi carries all sorts of different bags, from the leather purses that I was speaking of before, to wristlets and tote bags. They even have work and travel bags for men, too. All of the Renato Angi are 100% made in Italy, so you know that you are getting pure quality, not like some other brands who contract out work to other countries to get things made for cheaper. Renato Angi is the real deal of luxury.

If you are interested in getting a Renato Angi bag of your own I would keep an eye on DealDash in the next upcoming weeks. They are planning on adding in some great Renato Angi, and I certainly hope to be able to win one! I wish you good luck as well, my fellow bidders. As much as we might all want a Renato Angi bag, try and remember to have some fun as well! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Cookut Cooks With Syle

Do you have small kids who are just learning how to measure out ingredients and set the timer? My family loves to cook together, and Cookut makes it fun for all ages.

Cookut has extremely cute and useful products including bottle stoppers, egg timers, cutting boards, coffee cups, and so many more. These products are not only functional, but very useful and so cute, too. They have a series of fun and colorful animal designs including blue dragon, pink pig, red crab, gray elephant, and purple elk. These animal figures come in salt & pepper shakers, egg cups, bottle stoppers, and egg timers. My kids adore these kitchen implements from Cookut, and I’m sure your kids or grand kids will, too.

Cookut

You might not have heard of Cookut yet, or seen their products at your local store, but they are based in France and have stores all across Europe. They are relatively unknown as of yet in the USA, however they do have a few select stores in the USA and Hong Kong.

Cookut believes in diversity in their designs, and utilizes 9 different designers for its products. Their brand is new, but they are already gaining respect and recognition in the design world, they were featured in the 2015 Maison & Objet trade show in Singapore last month. Cookut is an up and coming brand that you will be seeing a lot more of the in the future.

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Do you like innovative products and new inventions? Well, Cookcut is definitely a brand that you should be looking into. Their newest product is a coffee mug with a silicone carrying handle. Is that smart or what?! You can pour your scalding hot coffee or boiling water for tea in the mug and pick it right up without worrying that it’s going to burn you. The cups are white in color, and they have many different color choices for the handle including blue, green, pink, and black. If you like the clean yet colorful design of the cups, they also have matching tea pots.

Another great thing about Cookut is they actually offers a two year warranty on almost every single product that they sell, including their knives! There are a very few exceptions that I was able to find, and these were the case that their knife set comes in, and the coating on the pans does not fall under the warranty if you happen to use a metal utensil and scratch it. This is definitely a very fair offer, and you may try Cookut products resting assured you’re covered.

Cookut products sound wonderfully whimsical, don’t they? Well, you have a chance to own your very own Cookout kitchen products from DealDash. You will see them arriving very shortly, I suggest that you load up your Bid Buddy for a chance to win some of these great kitchen items. Good luck everyone, and Happy Bidding.

You Can’t Buy Happiness, You Can Buy Bids | DealDash

Happiness Bids

We’re going to review a few auction bidding tips you should always consider when bidding in the auctions on DealDash.

1. Always buy bids on sale: as you may know there are a variety of different promotions and sales happening almost every day. When you need to stock up on more bids make sure you know when the next sale is coming up (you can see this from the main page on DealDash.com) and try to buy them whenever the price hits 15¢ per bid. If the price ever drops below 15¢ per bid, you better stock up because that’s rare!

ALSO SEE: Want to know what the different bidders are like? Check this funny article describing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as DealDash Bidders

2. Make sure that whatever auction catches your eye and creates that sweet sparkle, make sure it’s something that you could really use or give as a gift to best friends wedding or graduations present for your niece. As long as you’re bidding on something you want or that could be useful, you’re safe – especially if you don’t win the auction! All items sold on DealDash are brand new and come with the Buy it Now option. This means that in case you don’t win it, you can “Bin it” (Buy it Now) and get all the bids you spent in that auction back to try again. We’ll even ship your item for free!

Quick Recap!

Buy Bids on Sale: If the price drops below 15¢ – Load up!!

Bid on what you want or need: Buy it Now if you don’t win and try again!!

Average Selling Price of $1,000.00 Amazon Gift Card

Average Selling Price Amazon Gift Card on DealDash

Knowing the average selling price can help you determine when it’s the best time to bid. On DealDash, the average selling price for the $1,000.00 Amazon gift card is $274.22. Keep this in mind next time you’re planning to bid on this gift card.

When I Don’t WIN I BIN

When I Don't Win I BIN on DealDash

DealDash Bidding Tip

Play smart and win more auctions with this DealDash bidding tip: Only bid on items you really want, need or plan on buying anyway. This way if you don’t win, you can BIN (Buy it Now) and get your bids back to try again. Conserve your bids by using the Buy it Now and reduce the need to purchase more bids to keep playing!

DealDash’s Buy it Now is available on all items up to 7 days after the auction ends.