Pick Up a Few Gift Cards on DealDash

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Gift cards are a great alternative to cash. They are handy and make great gifts.

Gift cards are so useful! You can use them in a store, or you can use them online. Just about any store that you like, they have a gift card for that. You can get gift cards for yourself, your family, your friends, or they make excellent small gifts. Gift cards are the perfect thing to put in Easter baskets or give for Mother’s Day.

Do You Bid on Gift Cards?

If you’re not bidding on gift cards, you should probably start. They are a no-risk way to bid on DealDash if you choose a store that you are planning on going anyway, such as Target or Bed, Bath, and Beyond. If you don’t win the gift card when you are bidding, you can always BIN (Buy It Now) and get the gift card, free shipping, and all of their bids back to use on another auction. You also get to keep the “clock time” that you accumulated by bidding on the gift card.

What Kinds of Gift Cards are Available?

DealDash offers lot of really useful and fun gift cards for auction. There are gift cards for the kids such as Toys R Us, Dave and Busters, and Barnes and Noble. There are gift cards for Mom and Grandma such as Bath and Body Works or Walgreens. There are also gift cards for Dad and Grandpa such as Lowe’s, Ihop, and Bass Pro Shops. Also, there are gift cards that the whole family can enjoy such as Target, Wal*Mart, CVS, and Darden Restaurants. No matter what kind of place your friends and family like to visit, DealDash has a gift card that they would enjoy.

40 Bids + $50 Target Gift Card

Bidding, BINning, Winning

There’s always a possibility that when you bid on DealDash that you aren’t going to win. That’s no problem when you are bidding on gift cards, though. The gift cards that DealDash offers have zero markup from the face value. Unlike other gift cards that you buy from physical stores, there is no “activation fee” to use the gift cards from DealDash. Therefore, feel safe and secure in bidding up to the face value. You can always BIN the gift card if you don’t win it.

 

When you win or BIN a gift card from DealDash you also get free shipping. If you would like to see all of the gift cards that DealDash has up for auction just click this link here and it will take you to the Gift Card category.

After reading this article I hope that you have a better idea of what types of gift cards that DealDash has to offer. Please check back here for new blogs every week. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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

Staying on Budget with DealDash

 

No matter how big or small your salary it’s always a smart idea to make a budget. DealDash can help you stay within your budget. Here’s how…

DealDash can help you stay on your budget in a few different ways. There are some things that households need to buy weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly and DealDash has a lot of these items up for auction. Here are a few staple items that most households use on a regular basis.

Babies go through approximately 4-8 diapers a day depending on their age. Luckily DealDash has them up for auction occasionally. Every time you bid on diapers on DealDash you have a chance of getting a great discounted price. Even if you don’t win them you are still earning clock time towards free bids that you get to keep even if you end up BINning (Buy It Now) them and getting all of your bids back. DealDash has other baby supplies that you might need as well. You can find those items by clicking on this link here.

Pampers Swaddlers Newborn Diapers, 128 count

Does your family go through a lot of dishwashing detergent? My family sure does! We use both the dishwasher detergent as well as the regular liquid dishwashing soap for the pots and pans. We are a family of 5, so we make a lot of dirty dishes and go through the detergent very quickly. The great news is that DealDash has dishwashing detergent up for bid! They even have my favorite kind, Dawn, in both types – dishwasher detergent and regular detergent. We go through one of each every month or so, this is a great item to bid on and be willing to BIN. Remember, if you don’t win you can always BIN (Buy It Now and get all of your bids back.) If you’d like to bid on dish detergent, just go to this link here.

Dawn Ultra Antibacterial Hand Soap Dishwashing LiquidDawn Foam Refill Dishwashing Dish Detergent

 

In addition to physical products, DealDash has some awesome gift cards up for bid. Do you shop at Wal*Mart, Lowes, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, or get your gas at Shell? DealDash has gift cards for all of these places and more. When you win or BIN a gift card from DealDash you also get free shipping. If you would like to see all of the gift cards that DealDash has up for auction just click this link here and it will take you to the Gift Card category.

After reading this article I hope that you have a better idea of what types of things that DealDash has to offer that households need on a regular basis so you can stick to your budget. How about getting some of these essentials on DealDash? They have all types of items in many different categories there. Go find some awesome products. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Time to Feed the Baby With DealDash

When a baby has moved past the bottle and is ready for table foods it’s important to have the right tools for the job. DealDash has what you need.

Most babies start eating some very simple table foods around the age of 6 months, and the goal is to have your baby mostly eating table foods rather than formula and baby foods by the time they hit their first birthday. You don’t want to rush your child, but when he or she is ready it’s time to break the bottle habit and learn to eat. The goal is a healthy baby who is happy to eat a variety of foods. Having the right items so your baby is comfortable can be a huge help. DealDash is here to help.

You’re going to need either a high chair or a booster seat. Typically a high chair is for a younger baby and a booster seat is for an older child, but they both have seatbelts and as long as your child can sit by themselves either one is fine depending on what space you have available to devote to your baby’s seating arrangement. DealDash has both high chairs and booster seats available for auction fairly often. Just click on this link here and it will take you to see a few options.

Fischer-Price Healthy Care Deluxe Booster Seat

 

If your baby is ready for some grown up food you should definitely start with some soft cooked veggies, fruits, and pastas. For example, sweet potatoes, peas, and broccoli are all veggies that you can cook until they are soft and then mash them up for your baby. If you’re looking for mashable fruits, try bananas, avocados, and peaches. Sometimes it’s difficult to mash these foods up with a spoon, so I suggest getting a Mash and Serve Bowl.

You can mash up just about any food that’s soft with the Mash and Serve Bowl, such as potatoes, beans, steamed veggies, fruits, eggs. You mash the food and serve your child right from the bowl, which has handy hand holds on the side so they can hold it themselves.

If you’re worried about cleaning the Mash and Serve Bowl – don’t. The Mash and Serve Bowl can be cleaned easily by putting it in the top rack of the dishwasher. If you’re interested in the Mash and Serve Bowl check it out here on DealDash.
Annabel Karmel FreshFoods Mash and Serve Bowl

 

After reading this article I hope that you have a better idea of what you might want to get your baby when they are regularly eating table foods. If you are in need of anything for your baby, including kitchen items check out DealDash. Try the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games section to see what awesome baby products they have coming up. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Curious About Baby Monitors? Ask DealDash!

 

How do you know what type of baby monitor to buy? Well, it depends what you need it for, of course! There are many different types of baby monitor depending on your needs and budget. Let’s talk baby monitors!

In this article we will go over some of the different types and styles of baby monitors and how you use them.  Included in this article is the basic baby monitor, the video baby monitor, and the baby monitor that also tracks movement. All of these baby monitors can be very useful, and serve specific purposes.

The first type of baby monitor that I would like to talk about is the simple, basic, classic baby monitor. This particular baby monitor has two primary functions: for you to hear the baby, and for you to be able to talk to the baby through the monitor. Most of the baby monitors like this also have a few extra functions such as playing music or having a night light built into the monitor. The awesome thing about this type of baby monitor is that it has an extremely long battery life. The biggest drawback of this monitor, of course, is that you can’t see what your baby is up to. I am personally too paranoid for this particular monitor to work for me. People who want to keep an “ear” on on older toddlers or preschoolers while they are in their rooms playing might find this to be a good monitor for them.

Vtech Safe & Sound Baby Monitoring System

The next type of baby monitor that we will discuss is more in my comfort zone – the video baby monitor. This baby monitor is probably the most popular type of baby monitor that is on the market right now. People love to be able to see their babies on the full color screens, and most of the parent hand held units are approximately the size of a cell phone, so it’s easy to take with you around the house or even out to the mailbox. All of the baby monitors of this type that I have come across have extra features such as being able to play multiple songs with a touch of the button on the parental unit, night vision cameras, and temperature gages. When my 4 year old daughter was a baby this is the type of baby monitor that I got for her. It’s still got tons of life left in it, and I am now using it with my 3 month old son.

Summer Infant In View Digital Video Monitor

The final type of baby monitor that I would like to discuss today is the video monitor with movement sensor. This is the type of monitor that I feel is the absolute best and safest – it combines all of the features of the other two types of baby monitors, but has an attachment that monitors movement as well. If there is no movement in a set amount of time then the monitor will alert you that there might be a problem and you can check it out right away. I personally have an extremely high end one that sends alerts to my cell phone, and I can see graphs of my baby’s breathing patterns as well. This type of baby monitor has given me more peace of mind than anything else.

Angelcare AC1100 Baby Video, Movement and Sound Monitor

No matter which type of baby monitor that you choose you will definitely save money by bidding on one on DealDash. If you don’t happen to win, you can always buy the monitor at retail price and have all of your bids returned to you with the BIN (Buy It Now) program. They will even throw in free shipping!

After reading this article I hope that you have a better idea of what type of baby monitor that would be best for your child and family. All of these baby monitor have their own specific uses, and I myself own two different types, and use them in different situations. Good luck in finding your ideal baby monitor! How about starting your baby monitor search on DealDash? They have all types of baby monitors as well as just about anything else that a baby might need. Check out the Toys, Kids, & Baby section and see how you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Let DealDash Help With Baby Supplies

 

As someone who just had a baby, I am very grateful that DealDash has baby items and supplies. Let’s take a look at the different things available for auction.

There are many things that you are going to need to make a new baby feel comfortable, safe, and secure. One of the obvious things that a baby needs to feel comfortable is nice soft dry diapers. Luckily DealDash has them up for auction occasionally. Along with diapers, they also have diaper changing tables, diaper accessory holders, and more. You can find those items by clicking on this link here.

Pampers Swaddlers Newborn Diapers, 128 countMunchkin Diaper Change OrganizerDelta Children's Changing Table White

If you are going to be driving your new baby anywhere, or riding in anyone elses’ car you absolutely need an infant car seat. There are some car seats made for just infants, and there are “convertible” car seats that can go from infant to baby to big kid. It just depends what you prefer. Be sure that you are buying a NEW car seat, used car seats are just not safe, especially if they have ever been in any kind of car crash. Also, car seats have expiration dates on them that you really need to pay attention and heed the warning sticker. Since you are going to have to buy a new car seat anyway (seriously, don’t use a used one, especially one that you don’t know it’s history of accidents) you might as well try to win one on DealDash. Remember, if you don’t win you can always BIN (Buy It Now and get all of your bids back.) You can find the car seats on DealDash at this link here.

Graco Childrens Products SnugRide Click Connect 35 Baby Car SeatGraco Nautilus 3-in-1 Multi-Use Car Seat

 

Another great thing that DealDash offers parents is multiple types of play yard. Play yards are really very handy, they are great as a portable crib for travel, they can be used as a playpen when the parents are busy and the baby needs to be somewhere safe,  and even if you don’t have small kids they are very handy to keep around in case you get any overnight guests with small kids or babies. We actually have two play yards at our house, one upstairs and one downstairs, because I think that they are just indispensable when you have a baby. You can find play yards at this link here.

Cosco Funsport Play Yard, Star SpangledGraco Pack 'n Play Playard, Ashford

Baby Trend Nursery Center Playard

Of course, no baby’s room is complete without some toys! Don’t worry, DealDash has you covered on those, too. They have a great selection of toys for kids of all ages, baby all the way up though teenager…Or even adult if you happen to like video games! If you’re looking for baby toys, they are located at this link, here.

Infantino Merry Monkey Floor Gym Explore and StoreBaby Einstein Discovery Essentials 9pc Bundle

 

 

After reading this article I hope that you have a better idea of what types of things that DealDash has to offer for babies. How about getting some of these essentials on DealDash? They have all types of items in many different categories there, check out the Toys, Kids, & Baby section to find some awesome products. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Baby Talk: How to Encourage a Reluctant Older Sibling

 

Having a new baby is always so exciting, especially for the parents and grandparents. However, some kids are not quite as eager to meet their new tiny sibling.

I am currently pregnant with baby number 3, and I certainly remember how my oldest first reacted to the fact that we were going to have a new baby in the house – Let’s just say it didn’t go well. Since I have already lived through that experience, I am hoping that this one will be more smooth. Some new baby anger is inevitable, though the degree depends on the ages of the two (or three!) children, whether or not their personalities are similar, and quite a few other factors that may or may not apply in your own personal case.

Children over age three or four usually welcome a new baby into the home, and sometimes these children, at least on the surface, don’t seem to be jealous. For instance, my daughter just turned four, and she is very excited to meet the new baby, and she even said that she would change diapers! Being verbal helps them deal with the changes. However, it’s not unusual for kids younger than three to be upset for a while.

One of the best ways that I have found to “soften” the blow of having a new baby intruding into the household is to give both of my older kids more responsibilities and freedom. One of my daughter’s favorite things is jewelry, and I decided that it was about time she had a grown-up jewelry box. I was actually lucky enough to win a beautiful jewelry armoire  on DealDash. They have them up for auction every so often, and I was very happy to win the one in the white finish to match her bedroom furniture. If you’re interested in furniture of any type check out the Home, Garden, & Tools section on DealDash.

Acme Didi Jewelry Armoire, White FinishLinon Grace 4-Drawer Jewelry Armoire

 

My son will be 8 when my new baby is born, and I have already started giving him extra chores as an opportunity to prove how “grown up” he is, and he loves being able to earn extra ipad time in exchange for loading laundry or bringing in the garbage bins for me. If you’re looking for an ipad, try DealDash. They seem to have them up for auction almost daily.

Apple iPad mini 4 64GB Wi-Fi, Space Gray

Besides these small suggestions, the biggest one that I have is to try and spend the most time with your older kids as possible, before and after the baby arrives. Before the newbie is born tell your kids about when they were a baby. Even if they have heard the stories a million times before they still enjoy them. Look through old baby pictures, and if you have any of their old favorite outfits or toys bring them out and exclaim about how tiny and cute they were when they were babies…And how they are still cute, but so grown up now! When the baby is napping or with another family member try and take that time to spend some 1-on-1 time with your other children. Kids thrive on attention, so try to give them as much positive attention as you can on your limited time schedule.

 

After reading this article I hope that you have a better idea of how to deal with sibling rivalry with a new baby. If you’re looking for any baby or kid supplies check out the Toys, Kids, & Baby section to find some awesome products. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Baby Talk: What Should Parents Have Waiting for the New Baby?

 

Having a baby is such a joyous occasion, sometimes new parents (or parents of older kids) forget what they should have waiting for the new baby when they come home from the hospital.

There are many things that you are going to need to make a new baby feel comfortable when they get home from the hospital. I’ve compiled a list of some of the things that I have found essential when I’ve brought my babies home. You might not need or want all of these items, but I found each and every one useful.

 

 

 

The very first thing you are going to need is non-negotiable. If you live in America and you are going to be driving your new baby home you absolutely need an infant car seat. There are some car seats made for just infants, and there are “convertible” car seats that can go from infant to baby to big kid. It just depends what you prefer. Be sure that you are buying a NEW car seat, used car seats are just not safe, especially if they have ever been in any kind of car crash. Also, car seats have expiration dates on them that you really need to pay attention and heed the warning sticker. When you are picking out your car seat make sure that you also pay attention to the weight limits on the seat. Make sure that you get a seat that will keep a baby as small as 6 pounds safe, you never know what the weight of your baby will be!

 

I’m sure that if you are expecting a baby you are probably well stocked with baby clothes, baby blankets, diapers, wipes, and bottles, and a crib, but have you picked up a bassinet or play yard that has a bassinet attachment yet? These items are extremely handy when the baby is 0-3 months, especially if the new Mommy plans on breast feeding. My daughter slept next to me in the bassinet for the first 3 months of her life, and it made it so much easier to tend to her needs during the night rather than have to go into her room down the hall. It might sound lazy to you, but she was a very bad sleeper, waking up 9+ times every night. As with the weight of your baby, you never know if you will have a good or bad sleeper, and it’s better to be prepared. If you choose the play yard with bassinet attachment then when the baby has outgrown sleeping in the attachment then you can take it off and you have a great playpen to stick the baby in while you are showering or cooking.

 

 

Another item that I found very useful was a baby swing. My kids only liked it up until about 6 months or so, but it was really very handy for calming them down when they were upset, or entertaining them for a bit so I could eat or get housework done. There are a few different styles, but they all have the same basic functions of swinging as well as playing music. Some are battery powered and others use a wall cord. If possible I would go with the wall cord option, my old swing took 4 D batteries at a time, and they really didn’t last very long when powering the swing, especially as my kids gained weight.

 

 

After reading this article I hope that you have a better idea of what types of things that new parents should have waiting at home for their newborn. How about getting some of these essentials on DealDash? They have all types of items in many different categories there, check out the Toys, Kids, & Baby section to find some awesome products. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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