On Social Media? Get FREE Bids With DealDash

 

Are you aware that you can get FREE bids from posting your wins on social media?Here’s a quick lesson on how it works.

 

Are you a member of Pinterest? I personally LOVE Pinterest, though it can be a little frustrating to see all of the awesome projects that people make and know that I don’t have enough time to make them myself. However, most everyone DOES have enough time to get free bids from DealDash using Pinterest. Here are the instructions on how to get them:

1. Take a picture of yourself showcasing an item you have won on DealDash.
2. Upload a pin to your “DealDash” board on Pinterest.
3. Add a description to your pin, for example: “I got this $468 KitchenAid Mixer for only $2.84 and 58 bids! Thanks DealDash, I love my new mixer and now cooking is so much easier!”
5. After you have pinned, click “Edit”
4. Copy and paste the link to the source section (See the instructions below):

http://www.dealdash.com/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=board&utm_campaign=testimonial_pin

5. Send an email with a link to your post to support@dealdash.com. Label it “Pinterest post”.

If the item value is $99 and higher you’ll get 50 Free Bids
If the item value is less than $99 you’ll get 10 Free Bids

You can get free bids by following DealDash and posting photos on Twitter. If you are going to take photos of your wins to post on Facebook and Pinterest to get free bids, why not also post them on Twitter? Here’s how to do it. You need to follow DealDash on Twitter at this ink here. After you get your win, (big or small) you can get free bids by simply taking a photo of yourself holding the auction win and posting the picture on Twitter with a quick message such as “I got this – ____________ item – @DealDash for – ___________ bids- & $ – ___________ final auction price-. I love it! #DealDash also gives #FREE shipping!” Just “fill in the blanks” with the appropriate answers, and you are all set!

1. Take a picture of yourself with an item you have won on DealDash.
2. Follow DealDash on Google+ http://tiny.cc/k4iyhx
3.  Post the picture to your Google+ page and include a short description about the win, for example: “I won this Gaggia espresso machine for only $8.28 and used 186 bids on DealDash. Thanks #DealDash! See how much you can save at www.dealdash.com/join.php?t=g+
4. Please check that the post is public.
5. Make sure that the post includes the link and you have tagged DealDash. You can tag DealDash easily by using +DealDash

6. To notify DealDash that you have posted a picture on Google+, please send an email with a link to your post to support@dealdash.com and caption it “Google Plus post“.

If the item value is $99 and higher you’ll get 50 Free Bids
If the item value is less than $99 you’ll get 10 Free Bids

 

Most people have a Facebook account even if you don’t use it every day. If you would like to get free bids from posting pictures on the Facebook DealDash page just go to this link here, and “Like”  it so you can see all of the great posts as well as being able to post your own pictures and videos to get free bids every week. DealDash provides the instructions on how to get free bids from Facebook:

“Submit a picture to our Facebook page following these guidelines and you’ll get up to 200 free bids plus be entered to win a 1,000 Bid Pack! Every Monday, DealDash will select the best picture of the previous week and award a 1,000 Bid Pack to the winner. The best picture will naturally be shared to the all the Facebook fans of DealDash. Photos of items valued under $99 are excluded from this weekly contest.”

Follow these steps to get your free bids:

1. Select an item you have won on DealDash to feature in the photo.
2. Take a high quality photo clearly showing yourself and the item you won.
3. Post photo to DealDash’s Facebook page and add a description which should include the following information: the item name, retail price, how much you paid for the item and a personal comment about the win as well. For example: “I got this $688 Garmin GPS on @DealDash. I paid just $6.08 and used 62 bids! Thanks DealDash, I will never get lost again!”
4. In the end of the caption, please include the following sentence and the link (See the picture below):
See how much you can save at: www.dealdash.com/join.php?utm_source=customer%20testimonials&utm_medium=pictures&utm_campaign=facebook

 

If the item value is $199 or above you’ll get 200 Free Bids!

If the item value is $99 to $198 you’ll get 75 Free Bids!

If the item value is less than $99 you’ll get 10 Free Bids!

You can see all of these instructions and guidelines on the DealDash Facebook page here. Sorry, these must be actual items, not gift cards or bid packs.

 

I hope this helped some of you that didn’t know about using social media to get free bids! If you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Taking a Closer Look at BidBuddy

Have you used your BidBuddy today?

If you haven’t, you probably should! In this short article I will explain how you use the BidBuddy, as well as why you want to use the BidBuddy. Trust me, if you’re not using your BidBuddy then you aren’t winning as many auctions as you could be.

The BidBuddy is an automatic bidding tool that is exclusively used on DealDash, and is the only way that you can consistently win auctions. The Bidbuddy might look a little intimidating at first, but in reality it’s extremely easy to use, and you will be winning auctions in no time. And don’t worry, there’s no extra charge to use the BidBuddy, DealDash provides it free of charge to anyone who wants to bid.

Here’s the directions on how to use your BidBuddy:

*Put in the number of bids that you would like your BidBuddy to place for you

*Hit the “Book a BidBuddy button.

That’s it! So easy, right? Well, after you have done that, your BidBuddy will automatically place your bids before the bid clock counts down to 0. The BidBuddy will automatically start bidding for you, you don’t even have to have your computer on. If you have changed your mind about the auction, or if the final auction price is going too high, don’t worry,  you can adjust that number up or down anytime that you like.

Another great thing about the BidBuddy is you aren’t tied to just one auction at a time. If you are interested in a few auctions that are going on at the same time it’s practically impossible to be able to watch them all, let alone bid at the right time! You can save yourself some frustration by booking your BidBuddy for the auctions that you are interested in ahead of time. That way you can watch all of the auctions that you are interested in while the BidBuddy is bidding on the other ones for you. It’s like a little friend that tirelessly bids for you, even after you have gone to bed or gotten distracted. It’s definitely the best way to win auctions – I very rarely see anyone win by using single bids. The BidBuddy gives you an edge over the single bidder. It’s there for you, so go ahead and use it!

I hope this helped some of you newer DealDashers! If you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Using the Features of the DealDash App for Android

 

If you’ve been following along with my DealDash app for Android blog series you are probably getting used to bidding on the go!

However, if you missed my first two blogs on the subject I will provide a quick refresher on the basics. If you already know how to download and open the app on your Android phone, please skip down to the bottom and I will explain a few of the features that are available on the DealDash app.

If you haven’t yet downloaded the DealDash app for Android, please start off by going to Google Play. You can do this on your computer or phone browser if you like by going to this link.  Or you can just go to Google Play and type DealDash into the search box. However, the even easier way to get the app is to go to the Google Play app on your phone and type DealDash into the search box.

Verify that the publisher is indeed DealDash, and go ahead and find the green rectangle that says “install.” Just go ahead and click that button and wait for it to install on your Google Play app.

Once you have finished installing the DealDash app for Android you can click on it to open it up, and you should see a sign-in screen where you can put your regular DealDash sign-in name and password. You can choose to save this information so DealDash will automatically connect for you when you open up the app.

Now that everyone has installed the DealDash app let’s get down to the features that I haven’t explained yet. They are the exact same features that are found on the regular DealDash website, but they are shown a little differently with the app.

OpenFirst off, You’ll want to find the current open auctions. Just look at the top of your screen after you have signed in, and you will see the words All, Upcoming, Open, and Bookmarked. To find the current open auctions just click on the word “Open” at the top. This will bring up all of the items that are currently running for auction. Some of these items have already reached the $5 No Jumper limit and therefore are not eligible for bidding. Just check where it says “current bid”, and if it’s less than $5 then feel free to click on the picture to open up the bidding screen.

Upcoming

Next, you might want to see what auctions are coming up soon. Just look at the top of your phone screen, and you should see the word “Upcoming”. Just click on it, and you will be able to scroll through and see all of the items that are not only just about to start, but if you scroll long enough you should be able to see about 15 hours into the future.

 

 

Bookmarked

 

Another handy feature that you should make use of is the “Bookmarked” tab. It’s up at the top of your phone screen, also. When you have been browsing around the Open and Upcoming sections you might have noticed an outline of a star at the top right corner of each auction. If you click the star it will put it into the Bookmarked section of your app for you. That way, if you find something that doesn’t start for a few more hours into the future you can still keep track of it. Just click on the Bookmarked tab, and they will be there for you.

 

Winner

The last feature that I am going to explain is the “Winners” tab. It’s very similar to the Winners tab on the desktop site – just click it and you will be able to scroll through hours and hours of awesome DealDash wins!

 

 

 

I hope this helped some of you Android-loving  DealDashers! If you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. The DealDash app has saved me a ton of time and money. I hope you enjoy it! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Step-By-Step Instructions for Bidding With DealDash App for Android

Using the DealDash app for Android is so fun to use I want to make sure that everyone understands how to get the most out of this app.

If you read my previous blog on the DealDash Android app you should know how to find and install the app, but in case you missed it, here are the directions:

The first thing that you need to do is go to Google Play. You can do this on your computer or phone browser if you like by going to this link.  Or you can just go to Google Play and type DealDash into the search box. However, the even easier way to get the app is to go to the Google Play app on your phone and type DealDash into the search box. Verify that it’s the DealDash app, and click the green install button.

 

 

Now that you have your app installed, here are some simple picture instructions on how to use the app for the first time.

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Just click on the DealDash Android app D to open up your DealDash on the go!

 

 

 

 

DD2

 

This is the screen that you will see when you click the DealDash Android app. You may choose to sign in with your account, or if you are a new user you can create an account instantly.

 

 

 

DD3

 

 

When you have signed in this is the screen you will see – your main account menu. If you would like to minimize it just swipe to the left and it will hide itself.

 

 

DD4

 

After you have minimized your account menu you will see the “Deal of the day” that DealDash is offering, as well as the current price of bids. You can click on this screen and it will take you to purchase bids.

 

 

DD5

 

After that, just simply scroll down to find an item you like, an click on it. After clicking, this screen will open up.

It’s very similar to the desktop version after you open up an auction. You can see the current time, price, and bidders. From here you can either book a BidBuddy or do single bids. That’s it! You now know how to bid on a DealDash Android app auction!

I hope this helped some of you Android-loving  DealDashers! Next week I will provide a more detailed explanation (with pictures) of how to use some of the other features that are included on the DealDash Android app. Stay tuned, and if you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. The DealDash app has saved me a ton of time and money. I hope you enjoy it! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

How to Install and Use the DealDash App for Android

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If you love DealDash and you love Android phones, why don’t you put them together by using the DealDash app? It’s quick to install and easy to use. I’ll show you.

If you’re interested in bidding on the go with your Android smartphone I’ll show you just how easy it is to get started.

The first thing that you need to do is go to Google Play. You can do this on your computer or phone browser if you like by going to this link.  Or you can just go to Google Play and type DealDash into the search box. However, the even easier way to get the app is to go to the Google Play app on your phone and type DealDash into the search box.

You should see an image this looks like this when you have found the correct app:

 

dealdash app

If you look to the right side of the picture you will see a green rectangle that says “installed”. If you have not yet installed the DealDash app it should have a green rectangle in the same spot that says “install.” Just go ahead and click that button and wait for it to install on your Google Play app.

Once you have finished installing the DealDash app for Android you can click on it to open it up, and you should see a sign-in screen where you can put your regular DealDash sign-in name and password. You can choose to save this information so DealDash will automatically connect for you when you open up the app.

That’s it! Navigating around the DealDash app is extremely similar to using the desktop version, and the best part is you will never have to miss an auction! You can do single bids from the DealDash app or even set your BidBuddy on the go.

I hope this helped some of you Android-loving  DealDashers! If you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. The DealDash app has saved me a ton of time and money. I hope you enjoy it! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

How to Take Great Pics to Score FREE Bids

 

If you’ve been paying attention to the blogs lately you know how to get FREE bids from posting your wins on social media. If you need a little help making your pics look great, read on.

 

Taking a photo of yourself and your DealDash winnings is really simple – you’re basically just taking a selfie of yourself and an item. There are a few tricks to have you and your item looking at your best, and the number one important thing to consider when you’re taking your pic is lighting. There is nothing worse than having a huge shadow cast over your face, it can amplify your worst features and make you look like you have huge bags under your eyes. The best two times to take your pictures is during either sunrise or sunset, when the light is low and the most beautiful. If you’re inside you should try and take your picture close to the window, because having natural light is best. If it’s possible try to take your DealDash win outside and take a picture out in the sunlight, it will make you look great and will show off your wins to their best advantage.

After you have taken your photo of you and your big (or little!) win head on over to the DealDash Facebook page which is here, and “Like” it. Then you can post your picture to get free bids. Here are the instructions from DealDash describing how to get free bids from Facebook:

1. Select an item you have won on DealDash to feature in the photo.

2. Take a high quality photo clearly showing yourself and the item you won.

3. Post photo to DealDash’s Facebook page and add a description which should include the following information: the item name, retail price, how much you paid for the item and a personal comment about the win as well. For example: “I got this $688 Garmin GPS on @DealDash. I paid just $6.08 and used 62 bids! Thanks DealDash, I will never get lost again!”

4. In the end of the caption, please include the following sentence and the link (See the picture below):
See how much you can save at: www.dealdash.com/join.php?utm_source=customer%20testimonials&utm_medium=pictures&utm_campaign=facebook

 

You can see all of these instructions and guidelines on the DealDash Facebook page here.

Other than great lighting, here are a few other tips to help you take great photos of yourself and your DealDash wins:

  • Smile! Don’t looks so serious. One of my favorite tricks to get a natural smile is to think of someone or something that I really love, like my daughter…Or a huge DealDash win!!
  • Try and keep your background simple. You’re trying to highlight your DealDash win, so keep your background as plain as possible if you can.
  • Make sure that you’re holding or posing with your win in the most flattering way. If it’s a small item hold it up close to your face, and if it’s a larger item such as a bike try to get someone else to take the picture for you so you can either sit on the bike or crouch down so you and the bike are on the same level.
  • Make sure that your pics are CLEAR! There’s nothing worse than a blurry out of focus dark picture where you can barely even tell what the item is that you are trying to display.
  • If all else fails, get a selfie stick!

 

I hope this helped some of you selfie-challenged DealDashers! If you’re interested in reading even more tips and tricks on how to win, check out the “Tactics & Tips” section on DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

 

Using the Tactics & Tips to Help You Win on DealDash

Sometimes starting a new hobby can be hard. Why not use the free Tactics and Tips section that DealDash offers to help you win?

Hello fellow DealDashers! This blog is mainly aimed at the newbies, but some more seasoned DealDash players might even learn a thing or two. Can we all really say that we read all of the instructions when we started? Here’s a refresher course.

DealDash offers a Tactics & Tips section available here for anyone who would like to read the original text. In this blog I am going to go through all of the tips and try to give a little insight on how they can help you.

  • Tip 1 – Conserve your bids. Bidding rapidly will only waste your bids and inflate the auction price. Bid strategically, or book a BidBuddy to do it for you. It makes absolutely no sense to hit your bid button rapidly and without thought when you are in an auction. Most people have their bids booked through the BidBuddy anyway, so it’s very unlikely you will win this way.
  • Tip 2 – Book a BidBuddy. The majority of auctions on DealDash are won by using the BidBuddy. The BidBuddy strategically places bids for you. It waits until the last second to bid. You can put a limit on how many bids will be used. And you can cancel it at any time. Basically, you put the number of bids that you are willing to spend into your BidBuddy and it will bid for you against other people’s BidBuddies that have been set. They take turns with each other, and this way you don’t waste any bids by accidentally (or on purpose!) stomping on people’s bids.
  • Tip 3- Earn FREE bids. When you are the Highest Bidder, you will earn time towards your next level. When you reach a new level, you receive free bids. There is a meter at the bottom of your bidding screen that will show you how far you are from getting free bids. Once the meter is filled up you just click the “claim bids” button and they are automatically credited to your account and you can use them immediately.
  • Tip 4- Study the competition. Who else is bidding on the item? Watch and learn. Some people keep a notepad to track bidders and what type of bidding strategies they are using. I personally keep an Excel spreadsheet on bidders that I frequently run into on the particular auctions that I enjoy. If you find yourself bidding on the same genre of item often, such as video game systems, you will probably run into the same bidders pretty often. If you keep track of their names and at what auction price they stop bidding then you have a pretty good idea of how they might bid the next time you run into them.
  • Tip 5- Buy It Now (BIN) and get your bids back. If you do not win an auction, you can get your bids back, by taking advantage of the Buy It Now option. If you bid 100 times on a $50 Walmart Gift Card and don’t win, you can just buy the item for $50 and get all your bids back for free. You can now re-use your bids to try to win another auction! The bids are automatically credited to your account and you can use them immediately.
  • Tip 6- Check out the winners. The winners page reveals recently won items and the final auction prices. I love to look at the “Winner’s Page”. You can see the link to it up at the top of the DealDash screen. It shows all of the recently won auctions, who won them, where they are from, and what the final auction price was. I love to see who got an awesome deal like a video game for .10, and I also admit that I have to chuckle a little when I see someone WAY overpay such as “winning” a $25 gift card for $27. When you see someone overbid like that you know that either they weren’t paying attention or that their competitive “gotta win” attitude cost them money.
  • Tip 7- Try different times. Auctions might be easier to win at different times of the day. Auctions are only open to the US. I agree that this can sometimes be helpful, however in my experience it seems that the “ultimate prime time” to bid can vary from week to week. Study the auctions and see if you can find yourself a sweet spot to bid in.
  • Tip 8- Mind your budget. Try bidding on less-expensive, less-popular items. There will likely be less competition. If you stick with items that are $20 or less it’s easy to just BIN them (see tip 5) and get all of your bids back to try again.
  • Tip 9- Buy bids on sale. Make sure to visit DealDash regularly so you can keep up to date on promotions and save on bids! Bid prices change every single day, but generally fluctuate between .12-.18 per bid. If you go “Like” the DealDash Secrets page on Facebook here you can check back daily and it will tell you the price the bids will be the following day. And if that’s not an awesome tip I don’t know what is!

So my fellow DealDashers, those are just a few helpful tactics & tips for playing on DealDash. Remember to pay attention to the tips, check out the auctions and see what you would really like to bid on, and try your luck! See you on DealDash everyone! Good luck and happy bidding.