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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Get Your Easter Shopping Done Early on DealDash

Easter is about a month away, and if you have any small children in your life you probably want to make it a special holiday for them. Let DealDash help.

If you’re looking for the maximum fun with the minimum amount of effort involved, you should probably check out the “Classic Easter Bunny Gift Basket” that DealDash has to offer at this link right here. Of course, there is a basket and a stuffed bunny included in this basket, and a large selection of different candies: Peeps, gourmet jelly beans, exclusive KingofPOP Confetti Popcorn, Blow Pops, Jawbreakers, Smarties, Laffy Taffy, exclusive KingofPOP Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Popcorn, and colorful plastic Easter eggs in which they can hide their candy. It comes shrink wrapped with a bow – no muss, no fuss, no work involved, just the fun of winning on DealDash!

Classic Easter Bunny Gift Basket

If you’re more of a creative do-it-yourself-er type, let’s see what sort of great things that DealDash has to offer so you can make up your own gift baskets for a child or a young at heart adult. I personally love making up my own gift baskets for my children, but I know that not everyone has time for that. If you do have time to make up your own baskets, read on to get a few ideas.

To start off with, of course you need some type of basket. I think that it makes great sense to use this adorable Monster High bike basket, because not only can it hold the Easter goodies, after Easter is done, then the child can get some use out of the basket instead of just throwing it away. Here is a link to that particular basket here.

Bell Sports Monster High Basket and Bell

After you have secured yourself a basket, you have to think to yourself “Huumm, what does this person really like?” For a smaller kid that might mean a Barbie doll or maybe a small Lego set, but for an older child it might mean a gift card to somewhere like Gamestop or Target.

Barbie Saddle N Ride HorseLEGO Scooby-Doo Haunted Lighthouse, 75903$50 GameStop Gift Card

After you have got the basket and something fun inside, all that’s left to add is the candy! DealDash has a surprisingly good selection of candy – they have giant boxes of Snickers bars, assorted party candy, and even retro candy gift packs! Just choose what you like, and get into the bidding!

Snickers Candy Bar 1.86 oz (Pack of 48)Assorted Candy and Toys Pinata FillerCandy Crate 1950's Retro Candy Gift Box, 2.5 lbs

There are so many options to choose from when making up your own gift basket for Easter, go check out the auctions at DealDash and see what sort of awesome things that you can find! Good luck and happy bidding everyone.

 

 

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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Thinking About Internet Safety for Your Kids

 

Do you have a child above the age of 5 or so? If you do, then I am going to assume that they either beg to use your laptop and iPad or maybe even have one of their own.

If that is the case, then you are probably worried about your kids accidentally coming across something that is way too “adult” for them online, or even more seriously, possibly running into an internet predator. In this blog we are going to go over some simple ways that you can help protect your kids online, because let’s face it, you can’t watch them every single second – especially if you have more than one child.

 

 

First off, one of the easiest things that you can do for your kids to keep them safe is to turn on Google’s SafeSearch. SafeSearch is a Google search feature that surprisingly, many parents don’t know about. Google created the filter for parents to exclude adult websites and content from Google Search results. This feature helps to remove potentially harmful material appearing when searching the web. Google does state however, that no filter is 100% accurate, and they provide an online form to submit any websites that may get past their filter. This simple tool can prevent kids from trying to do an image search for “Lego” and end up getting the many results for “Legs”, some of which can be on the racy side. Here’s how to turn on the Google SafeSearch, it only takes a second!

1. Visit the Google Search Settings page at http://www.google.com/preferences.
2. In the “SafeSearch filters” section, check the “Filter explicit results” box.
3. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Unfortunately, sometimes kids run into trouble online that have nothing to do with accidentally running across adult-themed websites. Next up are some tips to help keep your kids from running into any “bad apples” online that spoil the internet fun for everyone.

 

  • Keep computers in a central place. It makes it easier to keep an eye on kid’s online activities. In addition to being able to make sure that your kids aren’t going onto any adult websites, it can help foster bonding as well, because if your computer is in a centrally located position such as the kitchen it’s easy to check in on your kids and see what they are up to, and possibly join them in their fun.

 

  • Monitor your children’s online activities. If you have young children, we recommend browsing the internet with them. For older children you could talk about what kinds of websites they can visit and what isn’t appropriate for them to view. You can also check the browser history to find out where your kids have been. If you are worried that your kids might not obey your wishes and go onto adult websites on purpose you can always install a computer monitoring program such as “Net Nanny”.

 

  • Teach Internet safety. Children need to know how to use the Internet safely and responsibly when they’re on their own. If you start when they are very young, and enforce safety rules every single time they use the computer it will become just a part of their daily life and not a “punishment”.

 

  • Protect your passwords. Teach children never to give out their passwords and to make a habit of unclicking “remember me” settings on public computers. Also, even though it might make life a little more difficult, try and use different passwords for different websites instead of re-using passwords.

 

  • Beware of online communication to strangers. Teach your children not to arrange face to face meetings with people they meet online, and not to share personal information with anyone online. Also, take the following as a good rule of thumb: if you wouldn’t say it to someone in person, don’t text it, email it, message it, or post it as a comment on someone’s webpage. Please also tell pre-teens and teens that even if someone says that they are another kid just like them, it doesn’t make it true.

I hope this article has given you some ideas about how to keep your kids safe when they are online. And remember – the part about not revealing personal information online applies to everyone, not just kids!

If you are in the market to get your child (or yourself) a new computer or iPad, check out DealDash. They have all types of items in many different categories there, check out the Electronics & Computer section. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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