Hello August – Time For a Summer Party!

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Happy August everyone! Get the grill ready, it’s time for a summer party!

I hate to say it, but it seems like the summer is just slipping away so quickly. Here it is, already August! I hope that you have your family has been enjoying the summer so far. There’s still a third of the summer left to go, let’s have a summer party! Get out the lawn games, BBQ grill, and iced tea. DealDash can help with the supplies. Read on for more tips on how to make your summer party a success.

Start the Party Preparations

Unless you entertain regularly, you’ll need to get some supplies for your party. Depending on the number of guests, you might have to stock up on some of the basics, such as paper plates and napkins. There are also questions that you’ll want to ask yourself such as “Is there enough seating for everyone?” and “How am I going to make sure that my guests are going to have a good time?”

You might want to start with making a list of the guests that you plan on inviting. After you have completed that you can decide if you need to get out the extra folding chairs for the patio or deck, or if you need to buy a few outdoor toys for younger guests. Because let’s face it, spending $5 buying a large ball and $1 buying some bubbles is an excellent investment to make so you don’t have to hear “I’m borrrrrred!”

What Are You Going to Serve?

Hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill are a must unless of course, you’re a vegetarian. Then I suppose you would be serving Boca Burgers and veggie dogs, instead! Other than the grilling basics, you need to decide what else you’ll be serving, and if you’ll be making it yourself, buying it prepared, or trying to convince your Aunt Sue to make her potato salad. Once you’ve decided the menu and if you’ll be preparing it, then it’s time to make a shopping list.

Be Sure the Grill is Ready

If you’ve been using your grill all summer long, then you probably don’t have to worry about this item too much. It would be wise of you to check the amount of gas or charcoal that you have left, though, because it certainly would be disappointing to run out during your party.

If your grill has seen better days, don’t fret! DealDash has a selection of grills up for auction, as well as hardware store gift cards if you don’t see the model that you want. Lowes has a huge selection of grills available, and DealDash often has Lowes gift cards up for auction. Be sure that your grill is in good shape and ready to party! If you’d like to see the grills that are available for auction on DealDash, then just click right here.

 

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There’s still lots of time left to have an awesome summer party! DealDash is here to make sure that your party is a success. DealDash has everything that you need to throw a great summer party for your and your friends. I hope that this article has been helpful for you. Thank you so much for reading the blog. Go check out all of the party items that DealDash has to offer. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashTips.comDealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

Oops I Did it Again…On DealDash!

DealDashNo one is perfect, and that includes bidding on DealDash. Here are some things you might want to avoid while bidding.

Do you want to avoid DealDash mistakes? We all would! This blog article will take you through some of the more common DealDash mistakes, and how to avoid them. What mistakes do you see people making while using DealDash? Do you have any ideas how to avoid them so you don’t make the same mistakes? Read on for more information from DealDash.

Don’t Jump In too Late

A  mistake that I see people often make on DealDash is entering an auction when it has almost reached the $5 No Jumper Limit. Now, this is completely allowed, of course, but I still think that this is a strategic mistake. Why? Because if they auction is down to just 2 or 3 people and it has almost reached the $5 No Jumper Limit then those few people feel kind of an “ownership” over this particular auction and probably won’t let it go without a fight.

I have seen many people say that they will overbid past the BIN (Buy It Now) because they know that the person who just joined the auction will most likely bid for a while. Bidding past the BIN price is risky, but some people just can’t resist trying to rack up more “clock time” with the TATHB (Time As The Highest Bidder) perk.

Not Letting Your Buddy Help

Do you use the BidBuddy in each and every auction? You should! The BidBuddy is there to help you win against your competition, why wouldn’t you use him? By using the BidBuddy, you have the best chance at winning the auction.

The BidBuddy is just as easy (if not easier) to use than single bidding. Simply fill him up with as many bids that you would like to spend on an auction and let him work his magic. Don’t make the mistake of not using the BidBuddy – he’s free and available to use on every auction.

Don’t Throw Away Your Bids! Use BIN!

 

While there is always a winner in each and every DealDash auction, it won’t always be you. If you try to only bid on things that you would normally buy at the store such as clothing, then you can BIN them if you don’t win. BINning an auction just takes a click of the button. After you’re done bidding and would like to BIN the item, just click the “Buy It Now” button, and after you have paid you will receive all of your bids back in your account. In addition to that, you’ll get free shipping on the item as well.

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash Blog article today on mistakes that people make while bidding. Don’t forget to check back often for new articles here are well as on our other blogs, DealDash Reviewed and DealDash Tips. We hope that your DealDash experience is a good one. Do you have any suggestions for future blogs? Just let us know down below.

Have you seen the new products that DealDash has added lately? There are certainly some awesome products up today! Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashTips.comDealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Heroes: United States Air Force

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Welcome to the newest DealDash series, DealDash Heroes! Today we are going to be talking a little bit about the United States Air Force.

The United States Air Force is one of the seven branches of American uniformed services that also includes the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and finally, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps. All of these branches of uniformed services are extremely important, but today we are going to focus on the Air Force. Here is a little bit more information about the Air Force, their history, and their importance to our country.

Air Force History

The Air Force originally started as a branch of the Army and became its own entity on September 18th of 1947. The Air Force is the most recent branch of our military to be formed. You probably aren’t surprised to know that the Air Force is in charge of protecting our air and space, did you know that they are also responsible for protecting our cyber space as well? As the most recent and technically savvy branch of the United States Military, the Air Force is in charge of keeping us safe from cyber criminals.

Presidental Airmen

We have two former presidents who were also in the Air Force. In 1937, Ronald Reagan enlisted as a reservist in the Air Force and was ordered to active duty in April 1942. He left active duty at the rank of captain on December 9, 1945. Ronald Reagan was part of a special unit that made films for the Air Force. By the time Ronald Reagan’s enlistment was over, his unit had produced over 400 training films for the Air Force.

Our other presidential airman was George W. Bush, who joined the Texas Air National Guard of the U.S. Air Force in 1968. George W. Bush trained as a fighter pilot, and in 1973 was transferred to the Air Force Reserve. George W. Bush was honorably discharged at the rank of first lieutenant in 1974.

The Air Force Tracks Santa

Starting in December of 1955, there were ads in the newspaper telling kids that they could call Santa to find out his current location. The ads included a phone number. The number that was listed in the ads actually called the U.S. Air Defense Command. The colonel on duty ordered his team to give all kids information on jolly old St. Nick’s “current location.” This tradition now handles calls from over 200 countries, and also offers online tracking as well.

 

How Can We Thank the Air Force Airmen?

The airmen (and women, but they are all called airmen) are brave individuals that protect our freedom. We should all be grateful to them and show our appreciation for their selfless acts of courage. How can we show our appreciation to our Air Force airmen?

There are a few ways that you can thank airmen in the air force. There is a wonderful website that you can visit called http://anyairman.com. This website will give you the address of a random airman so that you can send them a letter, card or care package. You can also choose to donate any amount of money, large or small, on the website that will be used to make care packages for airmen.

Another way that you could help an airman is to contact your local veteran’s hospital and ask if you could visit or volunteer. Some veterans that are in the hospital don’t get any visitors, and this would be a wonderful way to show your appreciation.

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash Blog article on the Air Force. Be sure to check back often for new articles here are well as on our other blogs, DealDash Reviewed and DealDash Tips. We hope that your DealDash experience is a happy one. Do feel free to let us know how we’re doing in the comments down below.

It’s time to WIN and BIN products on DealDash – perhaps you could win a gift card to donate to an airman on anyairmen.com. DealDash has some awesome gift cards to bid on. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this blog. Read even more at DealDashTips.comDealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

Badges are Now on DealDash to Explore

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Have you seen the fun new surprise on DealDash? There are now badges available!

If you haven’t been on DealDash in the past week or two, you probably haven’t seen the new change…Badges! Yes! There are now badges to win on DealDash while you are competing in DealDash auctions. Isn’t that fun? That’s one of the reasons that I love DealDash so much, they are always thinking of new and interesting things to entertain their customers. If you’re interested in learning more about the DealDash badges read on.

Where Are My Badges?

Your DealDash badges are easy to find. Simply go to your DealDash main page, and look at the top bar. You should see buttons that say Auctions, Help, How it Works, Badges, Winners, and My Dashboard. Just click on “Badges” and it will take you to a list of all of the available badges that you can earn from DealDash.

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What Badges Can I Earn?

There are currently twenty-five badges that you can earn. Here is a list of the badges you can earn, and how to earn them.

  1. New Best Friend. Earn by Booking two BidBuddies.
  2. Story Time. Earn by writing something about yourself in your Bidder Bio.
  3. Worth a Thousand Words. Earn by setting a custom avatar for your profile.
  4. Buy it Now. Earn by purchasing an item with Buy It Now.
  5. The Trader. Earn by exchanging an auction win to bids.
  6. On The Go. Earn by logging in with the DealDash app on Android or iOS.
  7. In My Humble Opinion. Earn by writing a review for an item you’ve gotten from DealDash.
  8. The Explorer. Earn by winning an auction from six different categories.
  9. Big Ticket Bidder. Earn by winning 5 auctions for items with a retail price over $500 each.
  10. Bidding Power. Earn by winning 5 auctions from the Bid Packs category.
  11. The Techie. Earn by winning 5 auctions from the Electronics & Computers category.
  12. Beauty and the Bids. Earn by winning 5 auctions from the Fashion, Health & Beauty category.
  13. Game On. Earn by winning 5 auctions from the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors & Games category.
  14. Home Sweet Home. Earn by winning 5 auctions from the Home, Garden & Tools category.
  15. The Chef. Earn by winning 5 auctions from the Kitchen & Dining category.
  16. There Can Only Be One. Earn by winning 5 One-Per-User auctions.
  17. The Champion. Earn by winning a total of 5 auctions.
  18. Another Day, Another Auction. Earn by getting the daily returning bidder reward every day for 1 weeks.
  19. Runner Up. Earn by finishing second place in an auction.
  20. Endurance Race. Earn by winning an auction that runs for more than 10 hours.
  21. In It to Win It. Earn by placing 100 or more bids in an auction.
  22. Going the Distance. Earn by placing a total of 1,000,000 bids in all auctions on DealDash.
  23. Me and My Buddies. Earn by booking a BidBuddy in 5 different auctions at the same time.
  24. DealDash Loyal. Earn by purchasing 20,000 bids in a calendar month.
  25. Automaton. Win an auction without placing any single bids.

    I have only earned a few of these badges so far. However, my favorite one that I’ve earned is the “Going the Distance” badge. When you earn this badge it will tell you how many bids that you’ve placed on DealDash in total. It was fun to see how many bids that I have placed since I have been on DealDash.

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash Blog article today on DealDash badges that you can earn. Don’t forget to check back often for new articles here are well as on our other blogs, DealDash Reviewed and DealDash Tips. We hope that your DealDash experience is a good one. Please let us know how we’re doing in the comments down below.

It’s time to earn badges and win auctions. DealDash has some awesome products up today! Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashTips.comDealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Does Date Night

Ok so maybe you’re not actually taking your date to go bidding on DealDash (though stranger things could happen), but DealDash can certainly help you prepare and pull off the perfect date night. Get ready for a date night to remember courtesy of DealDash.

 

Get Cookin’ in the Kitchen With DealDash

Although your date may not see you slaving away in the kitchen, you get things started right by cooking with some beautifully functional cookware and handy small kitchen appliances won on your favorite auction site—DealDash!

 

Set an Elegant Table With DealDash

There’s nothing better than a thoughtfully prepared home-cooked meal. And while DealDash can’t do the cooking for you, they certainly can “set the table,” so to speak, with elegant china, flatware and glasses you can find in the auctions at DealDash.

 

Set the Romantic Atmosphere With DealDash

Don’t forget the romantic ambiance of music that could play out on the portable speaker you won on DealDash. It’s never been so easy to play those mood-setting dinnertime tunes.

 

Can’t Cook? DealDash Still Has a Solution

 So if you’re the type of person who can cook a meal about as well as I keep a plant alive, you will certainly have some challenges in the kitchen. But have no fear! DealDash is here! Check out the wide selection of gift cards for home food services and restaurants that can solve your culinary woes!

With all DealDash has to offer, there’s no excuse not to plan the perfect date night—whether it’s dining in or out. Good luck and get bidding!

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.

Luxury Items on DealDash

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Do you have champagne tastes on a grape juice budget? Try out your skills on DealDash for luxury items.

Loving fancy and expensive items is a bit of a weakness of mine, but as a mom of three, I don’t have a lot of extra money in the budget for frivolous items. Sure, there is plenty of money for household needs, but for beautiful jewelry and art? Not so much. Luckily, DealDash has a large selection of jewelry, home decor, and art for those of us who like the finer things in life. Read on for more information.

Home Decor the DealDash Way

Do you love works of fine art, statues, and fountains? Are you a little short on cash, though, and don’t have extra money to make your house look like a fine hotel? No problem! All of these items are up for bid on DealDash and can be yours if you’re the final bidder in the auction. There are expensive items like these up for auction every single day, and some of them are won for literally pennies on the dollar. Of course, some of them end up going for much more, but the majority end up with a final auction fee of less than $20.

Electronics A-Plenty

 If you have an old TV, a clunky old desktop, or a flip phone cell, then it’s time you visited the DealDash Electronics and Computers category. This category has everything you could ever wish for to furnish your home with the electronics of your dreams. If you’re a regular bidder on the Electronics and Computers category, then your friends and family will be amazed with all of the wonderful electronics that they see in your home the next time they come visit.

What if I Don’t Win?

We call can’t be the big winner every time. There is always one big winner in each auction and other people who don’t win. DealDash realizes that people don’t want their bidding to be in vein, though, and offers a solution to all of the people who bid but didn’t win. It’s called Buy It Now. Bidders affectionately refer to it as BIN.

Have you ever “BINned” an item? It’s easy, and when you BIN an item for the listed price you will get every single one of your bids back, the item you wanted, and free shipping on each item. Since DealDash cares about it’s bidders, you will also get to keep the “clock time” that you accrued while placing bids, which leads to free bids when you “free bid meter” has filled up.

 

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Thanks so much for reading this DealDash Blog article today on luxury items. Don’t forget to check back often for new articles here are well as on our other blogs, DealDash Reviewed and DealDash Tips. We hope that your DealDash experience is a good one. Do you have any suggestions for future blogs? Just let us know down below.

It’s time to WIN and BIN luxury items on DealDash.  DealDash has added some awesome products today to bid on. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashTips.comDealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

Different Terms: Buying Bids and Buying It Now

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What’s the difference between buying bids and Buying It Now? Read on to find out more from DealDash…

DealDash has many different terms, abbreviations, and acronyms. If you’re a newbie, you might be wondering what the difference between “Buying It Now” and buying bids. The answer is easy, but let’s look a little deeper into the explaination.

Buying It Now (BIN)

DealDash has your back covered no matter if you win or lose – that’s why they created BIN – Which means “Buy It Now.” People often say they are going to “BIN” an auction, which just means that they are going to pay the full retail price for the item and receive their bids back from DealDash.

Buy It Now (BIN) is how many people that use DealDash are able to participate so often. All auctions are availible for you to BIN, as long as you placed at least a bid before there was a winner. It’s a smart idea to always BIN the auction if you don’t win.

What Do I Get When I BIN?

If you’re wondering how much it costs to BIN an auction, it’s different for each one, depending on the retail price of the item. The BIN price is located at the top of the auction’s individual page. When you BIN an auction for the retail price you’ll get each and every bid back from DealDash that you placed, in addition to free shipping on the item. After you have paid for your BIN auction you will receive all of your bids back that you have placed to use right then or to use later on.

An Example of a Successful BIN

Let’s look at an example of a successful BIN on DealDash. If you are bidding on a necklace that has a BIN price of $85 and you have already placed 575 bids, assuming you paid around .15 per bid, it would make sense for you to BIN this auction and get all of your bids back, because .15 x 575 = $86.25. So if you BIN this necklace for $85, you will receive free shipping as well as all of your bids back to try again on a different auction. DealDash has given you a wonderful gift with BIN, because if you are willing to BIN an auction you will never lose – you will get all of your bids back when you BIN it for the retail price.

Buying Bids

Now that you know what a BIN is, let’s talk about buying bids. Because, after all, bids are the currency that you use to participate on DealDash. Bid packs come in many different amounts of bids. You can get a pack of 60, 300, 600, 1200, or 2400. Bids cost between .13-.60 per bid. The most common price for bids is around $.15-.17, so if you see them for less than that, you should definitely buy some right away. The price of bids changes daily, there will always be a sale around the corner. Stock up on bids for a rainy day.

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I hope that this article was helpful for all of you new bidders out there. DealDash has everything that you need with one-stop shopping. Go check out the site  and bid on some great items. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Read even more at DealDashTips.comDealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.