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.

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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!

 

 

 

Throwing a Christmas Party? Get Help from DealDash

 

Are you throwing a Christmas party later on this month? There’s still time to get some assistance from DealDash!

 

Planning any sort of party can be hard work, especially Christmas parties, because I feel like there is more pressure put on to make the “perfect party” so much more so than a regular dinner party. My family gets invited to a few Christmas parties every year, and since weekend time is limited in December sometimes I find myself picking and choosing which party to attend. I can only assume that other families have this same issue, so if people choose to attend a Christmas party of mine instead of someone elses’ that year I feel obliged to show them a good time! Let’s take a quick peek at how DealDash can help make things a little easier when planning your Christmas party.

Have you decorated the outside of your house yet? This isn’t a requirement, of course, but decorating both the outside and the inside of your home in a tasteful and classic way can make your party seem much more festive to your Christmas party goers. There are both Target and Wal*Mart gift cards available on DealDash almost daily, and they are always shipped quickly and safely. If I was in need of more decorations I would bid on these gift cards and take advantage of some of the great sales that these places are running through Christmas and get some great decorations. You can find the gift cards at this link here.

 

Another part of having a great Christmas party is having great food, of course. If you have been paying attention to this blog in the past month or so you might have read my Thanksgiving blog. This blog can give you some pointers and ideas for making “real food” which can be found at this link here. However, in this blog I wanted to mention that it would be wonderful to bake some homemade Christmas cookies for your guests to eat at the party, or even make up small bags of them and send your guests home with cookies. Making cookie dough is infinitely easier of you have a great quality stand mixer like the KitchenAid. My daughter and I used mine this past weekend to make Christmas cookies, and even though I am 8 months pregnant and exhausted making the cookies this year with my KitchenAid was a breeze compared to last year when I had an inferior mixer. You can check out the different colors of KitchenAid stand mixers that DealDash has at this link here. I have the hot pink one! If you are in need of anything other kitchen supplies besides the mixer check out DealDash’s Kitchen & Appliances section.

 

 

I hope that these tips got you thinking about what an enjoyable and memorable Christmas party might entail. If you are looking for any more supplies for your party definitely check out DealDash – Don’t forget to get the mundane things such as extra paper towels, toilet paper, and tissues. Check the Home, Garden and Tools section at this link here, you wouldn’t want to run out while company is over! 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!

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

Black Friday Letdown? Not on DealDash!

How did you spend your Black Friday? Well, if you’re a hardcore shopper like myself you spent it fighting over cheap products!

Quite honestly, Black Friday shopping is usually a little bit of a letdown. I have a lot of fun looking through all of the sale papers and carefully crafting my strategy of which stores to go to, in what order, and what exactly I’m getting. It’s a lot of work, and in the end I wait in the cold New England weather, endure the pushes and shoves of my fellow shoppers, and spend a ton of money on stuff that I don’t really even need.

I probably should have saved my time, money, and effort and just shopped on DealDash! Just thinking back, what did I buy on Black Friday? Well, for starters, I got this lovely new Chromebook on which I am currently writing this blog. It was one of the “Doorbusters” at a large electronics store, so I had to get there early. They actually opened on Thanksgiving evening, so I ended up shoveling down the turkey and pie, cutting the family time short, and getting in line in the chilly Connecticut weather. How much did I really save? Was it worth missing out on the family time? Not really. I should have just gotten my Chromebook on DealDash. They have a good selection, and as always, if you don’t end up winning you can always BIN (Buy It Now) and get every single one of your bids back.

Toshiba Chromebook 2 13.3-inch LED Notebook

What else did I shop for on Black Friday? Well, as the proud owner of 2 (almost 3!) kids of course I got some great Christmas presents for them at some of the popular “big box” stores. Now let me tell you, those places are CRAZY on Black Friday. If you are interested in some of the more popular deals of the year there is snatching, grabbing, pushing, and those are just the more polite shoppers! I feel a little silly getting into that crowd when I could have just done my shopping on DealDash. They have the exact same toys, games, and sports equipment that I bought at the big box retailers, I could have stayed home and relaxed, and I might have even gotten an awesomely amazing deal.

Barbie DreamhouseLifetime 44-Inch Court Height-Adjustable Basketball Hoop

I hope this article has encouraged you to rethink your Black Friday strategy next year. DealDash has it all, everything you need to make your family happy. 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:

 

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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!

 

 

 

Let’s Talk Trash

No, I don’t mean about DealDash’s competition – DealDash is great without having to drag down other’s image! I mean let’s talk trash, literally.

 

This is probably a subject that you don’t think about very often, but what kind of garbage cans do you have in your house? Most people have a big trash can in the kitchen, smaller ones in the bedrooms and bathrooms, and maybe one in the basement/laundry room area. When you think about it, that’s a lot of trash receptacles!

As the owner of a couple of small children who I am trying to teach how to be neat and clean I am very adamant that they throw away all of their trash, all of the time. In my kitchen we used to have an old “step on” garbage can that’s lid was supposed to lift when you put your foot on the pedal. However, it was on the older side as well as being made out of cheap plastic, so the lid only opened about halfway most of the time. Which, of course, would result in the kids using one of their little hands to pull open the dirty grimy lid the rest of the way, YUCK!

Nine Stars 13.2-Gallon Stainless Steel Oval Sensored Trash Can

It was really just luck that I saw the automatic motion sensor garbage cans on DealDash. I never knew that such a product existed before I stumbled upon it on DealDash. When I saw it, I knew that I had to have it! The 13.2 gallon size is just perfect for my kitchen and laundry area. It truly works as well as advertised – just wave your hand or the trash that you want to throw away above the sensor and the lid will open. It takes AA batteries, or you can get a separate AC adapter cord so you don’t have to put batteries in.

Since I have been enjoying my 13.2 gallon garbage can in the kitchen I have been looking into getting a bunch of the 8 gallon versions for the bedrooms and bathrooms. They are just so cute! And of course I love the fact that my children and I don’t have to touch any old stinky garbage can lids anymore. Check out the different selections at this link. 

iTouchless 8-Gal. Touchless Trash Can

If you’re not in the market to replace your garbage cans right now,  DealDash still has all of your cleaning supplies covered, – they carry everything from the biggest items like vacuums and steam cleaners all the way down to the most humble of the cleaning supplies – paper towels, dish soap, and spray cleaners. Have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow everyone!

 

 

DealDash Brings Families Together

How do you like to spend time with your family? I like to DealDash with mine!

One of my favorite ways to spend time with family is to browse on DealDash. The kids love to look at all of the toys, games, and sports equipment while my fiance and I like to look around to see what household items will be coming up for bid soon. It brings us closer together to be able to pick and choose our new items together from DealDash together.

I have very fond memories of being a kid and pouring over the toy and game catalogs with my parents. DealDash is exactly like a modern version of a catalog, with anything and everything that your family might need or want. I wonder if my kids will look back one day and say “Wow, I used to have so much fun looking at DealDash with my Mom!”

Another way that DealDash helps me connect with my family is to search for gifts for them that I know that they will just love. For example, my sister lives a few states away and I only get to see her a few times per year. However, I think about her every day when I log into DealDash and see things that I know that she would like, such as kitchen items or animal items. She has cats, dogs, horses, and chickens, so just about anytime any sort of animal auction pops up I have to text her and ask her if she needs whatever item that was. See, I wouldn’t normally bother to text her in the middle of the day on a random Tuesday, but when an auction comes up that she might like I have to text her about it, and that keeps us connected. So thank you to DealDash for keeping my sister and me close, even though we live far away from each other.

 

I hope this article has encouraged you to reach out and connect with your family through DealDash. Another great place to connect with your family of all ages is in the kitchen.  If you’re interested in getting some items to help you with cooking at home head on over to the Kitchen & Dining section on DealDash. DealDash has food processors, stand mixers, cookware, and plenty of other items that you can use to make awesome meals together with your family  Good luck and happy bidding everyone!