DealDash Donates to the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare!

We would like to take a minute to thank everyone who participated on our 6th of December Special to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Finnish Independence! With your help, we were able to contribute to the local communities of Finland, and donate $9,819.44 to the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare!

 

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland, DealDash decided to donate all proceeds from auction wins paid on December 6th, 2017. Many of you paid for your auction wins on that date, and thanks to all of you we were able to collect $9,819.44 for the donation!

DealDash has offices in Helsinki, Finland, and Minnesota, USA, and wants to contribute to the local communities. That is why, on special occasions, DealDash donates the final auction sales prices to various charities, that are important locally, both in the US and Finland. For example, on September 10th 2017, DealDash donated $8,900 to the American Red Cross relief fund to help people affected by hurricane Irma.

We appreciate the help of everyone who took part and helped us support the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare.

THANK YOU!

The DealDash Team.

DealDash Donates to the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare

Today, December 6th 2017, is a very special day for the country of Finland. They are celebrating their 100th anniversary as an independent country. Finns achieved independence on December 6, 1917. The country celebrates its 100th year with multiple events in Finland and all around the world.

The theme for the celebratory year is “Together,” showing that everyone – Finns and friends of Finns – is welcome to take part, just as creating and building the nation were joint efforts.

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The DealDash team wants to get behind this great celebration. With your help, we aim to show our support to those who need it the most in the country on Finland. We will donate all auction wins paid on December 6th 2017 to the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare.

The Mannerheim League is the largest child welfare organization in Finland. They promote the wellbeing of children and of families with children, increases respect for childhood and seeks to make it more visible, and sees that children’s views are taken into account in public decision-making.

DealDash has offices in Helsinki, Finland, and Minnesota, USA, and wants to contribute to the local communities. That is why, on special occasions, DealDash donates the final auction sales prices to various charities, that are important locally, both in the US and Finland. For example, on September 10th 2017, DealDash donated $8,900 to the American Red Cross relief fund to help people affected by hurricane Irma.

Thanks for being a part of this celebration. By paying for your auction wins today, you will help children all over Finland!

 

DealDash Resolutions – 2018 Edition

 Before we know it, the holiday season will be just a blur in our rearview mirrors and a new year will be upon us. In the new year, I’ve decided to take a look at my past year and make a few new DealDash resolutions. Take a look at how I’m re-vamping my DealDash style in 2018:

 

  1. Implementing new strategiesThis one is difficult for most of us, myself included. I have a certain way that I bid and I am comfortable with that. In 2018, I’m making the resolution to try new strategies like: trying a different day and time, bidding mid-auction, or heaven forbid—late auction! You never know what will work and when. You just have to give it a try.

 

  1. Standing strongExperienced bidders can be very intimidating but statistics show they don’t win all the auctions they bid on. Are there a few that seem to? Yes. Here’s the thing: More times than I can recall I have seen experienced bidders jump into an auction late and I will exit the auction almost immediately because the chances of me winning against a big bidder are usually slim to none. However, I have also watched these experienced bidders then mysteriously pop back out of the auction after just a few bids, and the other person wins. Silly me—I should have stayed in the auction and not been so intimidated. Lesson learned. I won’t be as intimidated in 2018.

 

  1. Investing more bids – No one likes to spend a ton of bids because bids cost money. I try to limit myself to a certain number of bids on each auction, depending on the value and popularity of the item. In 2018, I’m going to go a little bit further and see if increasing my bids results in more wins.

 

  1. Sticking to the No. 1 RuleOnly bidding on things you really want to win is the No. 1 rule at DealDash (other than always using BidBuddy, that is). It’s hard to do because it’s always nice to win an item to exchange to bids and have more bids in your bank. But what if your investment in winning items to get more bids fails and you waste your bids and then don’t have the bids you need to win the items you really want? That is a bummer and I’ve done it myself. But in 2018, I’m really making an effort to stick to things I really want to win 80 percent of the time.

 

  1. Shake things up– I have found that it is true with me and others that we are creatures of habit. We stick to the same categories and don’t deviate much from our “norm.” If we have success with bidding on items from the jewelry category, that is where we tend to stay. You will find by watching other bidders that they also tend to stick to similar categories: bid packs, handmade bags and the like. In 2018, I’m breaking out of my norm and trying my hand at other categories I have yet to try.

 

  1. Preparing for the holidays earlierThis year I’m starting in January. That’s right. By October 2018, I will have effectively stocked all the Christmas gifts I want in the closet by winning a few bids a month and putting those items away for holiday gift giving. The early bird gets the DealDash stash.

 

I hope you have some great DealDash resolutions of your own for 2018 and hope you are wildly successful in your auction bids.

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

Four Things to Remember and One Thing Never to Forget

While Shopping for Holiday Gifts on DealDash

I will admit that I have been winning a few items a month to stash away for Christmas gifts for the past few months. Even though I pretty much have what I need for gift-giving, it’s almost impossible not to see something new on DealDash that catches my eye that I’d love to give as a gift. Below is my list of things to remember while shopping for holiday gifts on DealDash:

Read Item Descriptions – Here you can find out size dimensions and materials and other helpful information on the items you’re bidding on. Click on additional photos to see greater detail of each item and to determine if they are packaged in a box that would be great for gift presentation.

Up Your Strategy When Bidding – Holiday season is the busiest shopping time of the year, whether you’re shopping in the stores, buying online or bidding on DealDash. Know that there are other like-minded folks like you who are also trying to snag a great deal. Plan accordingly through increased number of bids, different days and times when  you bid or other strategy.

Utilize BidBuddy – It never fails that whenever I’m trying to keep an eye on my bids and really watch the progress and action of an auction, I get called away or distracted. There have been several times when stepping away for a few moments  cost me a win. Now I always use BidBuddy and top off if I know I have to step away.

Utilize the Buy It Now Option – It’s sometimes hard to stick to the No. 1 rule on DealDash and that is to only bid on items you truly want to win. One of the reasons behind this rule is that if it’s an item you truly want and you happen to lose the auction, you can always use the Buy It Now option, pay retail price for the item and get all the bids you placed into the auction back into your bid bank. It’s a complete win-win for bidders.

…And Never Forget – DealDash has amazing items and opportunities to win those items every single day of the year, 24 hours a day! If you don’t win the items you want in time for Christmas this year, just put them on your list and start winning a couple of items a month and to put away for next year’s holiday season.

Happiest of holidays to all and happy bidding on DealDash!

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

Cyber Monday Savings Today on DealDash

As if the savings couldn’t get any better, DealDash is on par with other major retailers by offering super savings and incentives today—Cyber Monday!  Here’s a run-down on what you can expect today on DealDash:

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Bid Packs on Sale!

At just 12 cents per bid, this is one of the lowest prices offered for bids on DealDash. You can grab a small pack of 60 bids for only $7.00! Get 300 bids for $36.00 all the way up to 2,400 bids for just $288.00. Grab these great sale prices while you can and stock up on your bids.

Earn Free Bids Faster

 Cyber Monday on DealDash offers Time as Highest Bidder FIVE TIMES FASTER! This makes placing extra bids more worthwhile as you’re inching towards reaching your next level even faster! Earning your time as the highest bidder five times faster means that you will earn up to 50 seconds on the timer toward your next level for each bid you place. That’s an amazing incentive!

50 Auctions Start at the Same Time

At 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Deal Dash’s Cyber Monday love continues with 50 auctions starting at the same time! This is always great fun! Don’t be intimidated by more bidders than normal. Just set your BidBuddy and have fun!

I’ve got my eye on a few more things to check off my Christmas list and there’s no better time to do that than Cyber Monday on DealDash! I hope you grab some great deals today, too! Happy holidays and happy bidding this Cyber Monday on DealDash!

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

Odd Times Everyone Should Try Bidding on DealDash

 There’s something to be said for trying different strategies on DealDash. I have found that nine times out of ten, I bid the same way and the same days and times when bidding on DealDash. Lately, though, I’ve been trying to shake things up a bit. One of the things I have tried is to bid out of my normal times. Here are some suggestions I’ve come up with for odd times you can try bidding to increase your chances of winning.

 

  • Early Morning Hours – Keep in mind that DealDash is for customers in the United States only. Having said that, you still have to be aware that there are three separate time zones to deal with. If you’re on Eastern Standard Time and it’s midnight, this might be “early morning” for you, yet it’s only 9 p.m. on Pacific Standard Time.

 

  • Travel Hours – I have found some success in those hours people are likely in their cars traveling from work to home either to or from their jobs. Thankfully, this may also equate to people not being busy on their phones while driving. When they’re concentrating on driving, you can concentrate on winning.

 

  • Sunday Afternoon Even though this, like most times, is hit and miss, I have also found some success on Sunday afternoons. Maybe it’s because folks are getting their family suppers ready or maybe they are just taking a break, but it’s certainly worth it to give this time a shot.

 

  • In the Middle of the Night – I can’t tell you how many times I have simply decided to “take a chance” when I woke up in the middle of the night and randomly placed a few bids on an item—and won! As they say with the lottery, you gotta be in it to win it!

 

I like to consider different times to bid by asking myself, “How busy am I right now and if I’m free to bid, what are the chances the majority of other bidders are available to bid?” This gives me a personal gauge as to whether it’s an “odd time to bid.”

Good luck and happy bidding on DealDash!

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

Thanksgiving Sale: Get Free Bids 5x Faster on DealDash Today!

Let’s Get Excited About Thanksgiving and Getting Free Bids 5x Faster on DealDash Today!

Like many of you this Thanksgiving, I set my bedside alarm for 5:00 a.m. to start the hours-long prep and get the bird in the oven to start cooking low and slow. With sleepy eyes and a foggy brain, I logged in to DealDash to find another amazing deal—this one being in the form of 5X Faster Bids as Time as Highest Bidder! This certainly makes having to wake up this early worth it.

What is Time as Highest Bidder?

You earn up to 10 seconds on your Bidder Bar each time you place a single bid and remain in the lead on an auction. Once your Bidder Bar fills up, you advance a level and earn free bids. It’s another great way DealDash gives back to its customers in the way of more free bids! Click Here to learn more about Time as Highest Bidder.

Where is the Bidder Bar?

The Bidder Bar is located at the bottom of your DealDash page. Take a look at my Bidder Bar and see that I currently have 300 bids in my Bid Bank and am at Level 46. The Bidder Bar shows how much time I have left before I reach the next level (4 hours, 11, minutes, 16 seconds).

How Can I Figure Out How Soon I Will Reach the Next Level?

You can find out approximately how long it will take you to reach the next level by doing a little math. First, convert the time remaining on the bidder bar and convert it to minutes. Then convert the minutes into seconds. Once you have the number of seconds, divide that number by the number of second you could earn for placing just one bid (up to 50 today!.

4 hours, 11 minutes = 251 minutes x 60 seconds per minute = 15,060 seconds

15,060 seconds / 50 potential seconds per bid = 301.2 bids

As you can see, barring any mean and nasty bid stompers who interrupt the flow of the max of 50 seconds earned per bid today, I can potentially be on my way to my next level of free bids in 302 bids!

Who Can Win Free Bids?

Anyone can win free bids! If you’re bidding, you’re winning! Time as Highest Bidder is just one of the several ways you can earn free bids on DealDash.

How Many Free Bids Can You Win?

You can win hundreds of free bids each time you level up on the Bidder Bar. The amount depends upon what level you have reached. For example, when I reach my next level (level 47) I will earn 680 free bids! That’s a nice “chunk of bids” so to speak!

Why is this Promotion SO Amazing?

This truly is a special promotion. A promotion this big only comes around a couple of times a year. If you get excited about earning free bids on DealDash—and come on, who doesn’t, am I right?–then this one will get you super excited.

Here’s wishing you free bids and a Happy Thanksgiving!

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