DealDash Gives Back… Your Wins Help Disabled Veterans this 4th of July

 DealDash is committed to giving back this Independence Day.

 

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Any DealDash auction paid for on July 4, 2017, no matter what the auction end price, will be donated in full to the Disabled American Veterans organization as a thank you to those who serve.

The Disabled American Veterans is a non-profit charity that serves more than 1 million veterans of all generations and their families. Services include providing disabled veterans rides to medical appointments, assistance with benefit claims and resources to find meaningful employment.

 

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According to their website, the DAV has “almost 1,300 chapters and 1.3 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.”

So give thanks for liberty and freedom this 4th of July and know that you and DealDash will be working together to turn auction wins into donations for the American Disabled Veterans organization.

 

 This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., proud American, MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

1000 Free Bids go to…

The best photo of the week goes to Deana.

Congratulations! You just won 1000 free DealDash bids for sending this photo of the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer (valued at $426) that you won for just $52.55. It was a 50% OFF special auction, so Deana only paid $26.27.

Deana used 99 bids to win. Bids cost up to $0.20. The total cost for Deana was only $46.07. Great bidding!

 

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Have you collected your free bids for your posting your winning photos to Facebook? If not, you’re missing out on hundreds of free bids and a chance to win 1000 bids awarded weekly for the best photo.  Learn about how you can claim your free bids here.

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

Smart Tips for Winning Bid Packs on DealDash

For the longest time, I was so intimidated to bid on Bid Packs that I would just avoid them at all costs. Over time, I gave it a try and after a few wins, realized that like any other auction on DealDash, winning a Bid Pack is as easy as winning most any other auction. All it takes patience, persistence and some great strategies.

Find Bid Packs

The place to specifically view all the upcoming Bid Packs DealDash is offering is under the banner on the main page. Click on Browse Categories and choose Bid Packs from the dropdown menu. DealDash offers Bid Packs in denominations of 100 to 8,000 bids with some “once per user” denominations.

Start Small

Starting off with a small bid pack is no different than starting off with the smaller auctions on DealDash. Winning your first small Bid Pack gives you the practice and confidence to go on to winner bigger Bid Packs.

Study the Competition

 Studying the competition allows you to identify experienced bidders, bidding patterns and average ending prices for Bid Packs. Some experienced bidders will be sure to win one Bid Pack in each denomination per week so take notes and be ready for your turn to bid!

Get In It to Win It

Once you’re in a Bid Pack auction, use the Winners tab to see if the bidders you are bidding against have recently won other auctions for Bid Packs within the past 24 hours. Bidders who have success in one category tend to stick with that category, so weigh your options.

Do the Math

 Figure the cost it would be if you were to buy the bids from the website.  Keep that figure in your mind as you bid. It’s a good idea to stick to a budget and pre-determining the number of bids you are willing to put into a Bid Pack auction. I generally stick to my budget without exception unless, of course, I am head-to-head with just one other bidder. Then I may invest a few more to see if I can secure the win.

Bid Packs Are Never a Loss with Buy It Now

 The beautiful thing about bidding on Bid Packs is that they are a smart investment to bid on especially if you plan on buying a Bid Pack anyway.  Winning one for pennies on the dollar certainly is more fun and cost-efficient, but you don’t always come out with a win. With Buy It Now, you recoup the bids you put into that auction AND get the bids!

 

Winning Bid Packs on DealDash is no longer the elusive goal. If I can win them, anyone can! Winning a Bid Pack is always one of my favorite wins because of the bargain value. I hope these strategies will help you to win your next Bid Pack on DealDash!  Good luck and happy bidding.

 

This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

 

How to Navigate & Win When 50 (or More!) Auctions Start at the Same Time on DealDash

 

It’s one of the most exciting promotions DealDash offers—those times when they offer 50, 75 or more auctions that start at the same time! When I first started bidding, I avoided these times at all costs. It was overwhelming and intimidating to me—but no more! Below are a few helpful tips to help you navigate the waters of this truly amazing promotion and get the win!

Preview Items in Advance & Set Bookmarks

Check out the items up for auction. Make note of any items you really want to win and focus on those. Use the bookmarking feature to make sure you have those items at the top of your page—front and center—and don’t miss those auctions!

 

Don’t Be Put Off by the Number of Bidders

 

The competition is high during these promotions—or at least it might seem that way. Many bidders want to get in on the action and take a chance on winning something for a few bids. Therefore, they place one to a handful of bids to make sure they get in on an auction early in case it goes over the $5 cutoff. Patience is key. Do not be intimidated by the increased number of bidders that sometimes happens during these types of promotions.

 

Be Aware of Unique Items Being Offered

 

During these promotions you will sometimes see unique items that do not appear in the regular DealDash rotation. This may include an item you always wanted to win but don’t see much anymore, so now could be your time! Make note of these seldom-offered items if they are something you’d like to bid on. Competition on these types of items could be high or low. If you’ve got the bids, take the chance!

 

As Always, Use Bid Buddy

 

Bid Buddy on DealDash is truly a bidder’s best friend. And there’s simply no easier way to stay in the game during a promotion when multiple auctions start at the same time. If you’re getting in on multiple auctions at the same time, I’d recommending adding a few extra bids to each auction for a cushion.

 

Check on Your Auctions as they Happen…or Not!

 

I’m an auction watcher. If I can’t dedicate the time to watch my auctions as they are happening, I rarely bid. But that’s just me. I like to have the option of backing out of an auction in the moment but there are some who are more comfortable setting their bids and walking away. Checking on auctions later allows you the great surprise of a win and the peace of mind that you’re not stressing over your bids in the moment.

 

Here’s hoping these tips for navigating the Multiple Auctions Starting at the Same Time promotions help you to win something great!  Happy bidding!

 

This sponsored blog post was written by Theresa B., MMA fan, grandmother and ardent practitioner of sarcastic wit. Theresa was compensated by DealDash for this blog post.

1000 Free Bids go to…

The best photo of the week goes to Bonnie.

Congratulations! You just won 1000 free DealDash bids for sending this photo of the GP Percussion 5-Piece Junior Drum Set (valued at $209) that you won for just a penny during a FREE WINS special sale.

Bonnie used 19 bids to win. Bids cost up to $0.20. The total cost for Bonnie was only $3.8. Great savings!

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Have you collected your free bids for your posting your winning photos to Facebook? If not, you’re missing out on hundreds of free bids and a chance to win 1000 bids awarded weekly for the best photo.  Learn about how you can claim your free bids here.

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

1000 Free Bids go to…

The best photo of the week goes to George.

Congratulations! You just won 1000 free DealDash bids for sending this photo of theDyson DC58 Bagless Cordless Hand Vacuum (valued at $245) that you won for $39.17.

George used 487 bids to win. Bids cost up to $0.20. The total cost for George was $136.57 ($108.43 savings). Great bidding!

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Have you collected your free bids for your posting your winning photos to Facebook? If not, you’re missing out on hundreds of free bids and a chance to win 1000 bids awarded weekly for the best photo.  Learn about how you can claim your free bids here.

Looking forward to seeing your photos!

Navigate the Dashboard Like a Pro & Win on DealDash!

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Your personal Dashboard on DealDash contains a lot of helpful information you can use to your advantage. You just need to know what the Dashboard has to offer and how to navigate it to your benefit.

 

Access your Dashboard simply and quickly by clicking the My Dashboard icon in the top left hand corner of the main page. This will take you to your Dashboard home page which contains a vertical menu of tabs that can give you some very useful information as a bidder.

 

Dashboard home – contains a list of auctions you currently have a Bid Buddy set up on. This lets you quickly know where your bids are with a quick glance. It also gives you a list of Open Buy it Now offers. Remember: any time you place bids and don’t win an item, buying the item at the Buy it Now price enables you to recoup any bids you spent on that item!

 

Public profile – This is the place to Edit your bidder bio with up to 250 characters. Other bidders will see this information when you are the high bidder so say something fun, creative and friendly! DealDash discourages intimidation, misleading content and the posting of links and emails within the Bidder Bio. You can also Upload your profile picture or choose from a host of fun avatars.

 

Buy Bids – This is self-explanatory but is another way to get to the buy bids section of the site.

 

Buy it now history – If you take advantage of the Buy it now option, this tab will keep a list of any items you have bought through this method, the price, free credits that were returned to you as a result of the Buy it now feature, savings and the reference and shipping information associated with your Buy it now items.

 

Transaction history – This tab holds a lot of useful information and is where you will find out when you receive daily return bids, bid credits, exchange to bids credits and more. You will find the date, number of bids, price (if any), and a note explaining the bid credits to your account.

 

Bidding history – This tab is a great quick visual for the products, number of bids placed, date and time your first bid was placed on each item and the status of that item (Ongoing, Sold or You won!). Looking here lets you know at a glance if there’s an item you backed out of that is still running that you may want to get back in on!

 

Won auctions – Of course this is the best tab because you can see what an awesome winner you are! The first thing you will find in this section is a Reminder to pay for your auction within 14 days! Sometimes I like to let my wins sit for a few days to decide if I want to exchange them to bids or not. If you’re looking for your wins, this is the tab to click on. The Won auctions tab gives you a link to the product auction, end price and status (Exchange to bids or shipped).

 

My orders – This tab lets you know the status of your DealDash wins and orders and provides the auction link to see the item, final price and status (Exchange to bids or shipped). If an item was shipped, you will be provided a link to the processing or shipping information in this tab.

 

Account details ­– This is one of my favorite and most useful tabs on the Dashboard. Here you can Manage your saved credit cards. It’s always helpful to have your active credit cards saved here so you can purchase bids in a snap. Here you can find your username, email address on file, the date you signed up on the DealDash site and number of bids currently on your account. You can also see how many auctions you have won since you started on DealDash!!!

 

Bookmarked auctions – Hands down, this is the best tab! This tab lets you see all your current bookmarked auctions in one place. That means if you want to focus solely on the auctions you are currently engaged in and upcoming ones you have bookmarked, you can click here to do just that. No more getting distracted by other auctions running simultaneously that you aren’t bidding on. The Bookmarked auctions tab is the place to be to focus on your auctions!

 

Contact support ­– As always, DealDash customer support has been top-ranked and raved about by its customers over and over again. Clicking this tab or clicking on the large yellow Contact Support button at the bottom of any page will connect you with two ways to get in touch with the customer support team at DealDash quickly and easily. You can Submit a form for assistance (you will be contacted via email usually within 24 hours) or you can click on the green Live Support Online button which will connect you via live chat to a customer support member. Customer support is always happy to help no matter what your question is!

 

Here’s hoping you will soon be navigating the DealDash Dashboard seamlessly and use it to your advantage to get the win!

 

Happy Bidding and Great Wins!