Monthly Archives: November 2019

DealDash Kids: Fun Places to Go When it’s Cold Out

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Depending on where you are, winter might be in full force. It even snowed a bit here over the weekend! Kids still need to play, here are a few ideas from DealDash to help.

As it gets colder out, it can be difficult to find fun activities for your children. While playing in the snow can be fun, it can quickly become too much for your youngsters. We wanted to offer some alternative ideas that can make a snow day perfect. Read on for some great suggestions from DealDash.

Indoor Exercise

If you’re looking to burn some energy, find a local bowling alley or skating rink to go to. Using the bumpers at the bowling alley will make it fun for the whole family. It will also give your child a sense of accomplishment knowing that he/she was able to knock the pins down consistently. Roller skating, on the other hand, can be difficult, but it offers the opportunity for a full-body exercise and is sure to burn a ton of energy.

Crafts are Always a Hit 

If you’re looking for something a little calmer, consider taking a snow day to learn a new craft. Everyone knows that you can go to the local library to find books, but most people don’t realize that the library offers a ton of classes. You may also want to consider the local craft store. You may luck out and find that they’re offering classes on knitting, crocheting, etc.

Walk the Mall

Another low-impact exercise opportunity is going to the local mall. Ideally, you can window shop rather than buying toys, but the opportunity to walk inside is tough to beat. Most malls also have play areas where you can relax while your little one runs around.

Toys and Games From DealDash

You don’t always have to go somewhere, why not have fun in your own home? This can be easily accomplished with a little help from DealDash. Take a peek at the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games category. Here you will find fun things like race cars and Lego sets, toys you can ride on (try in the basement!), and board games. These things are perfect for days when it’s just too yucky to go outside.

Thanks for Reading

Finally, consider making someone else feel good while it’s cold outside. If your child is old enough, go to a local kennel or even a pet shop. See if you can volunteer to walk the animals or even pull them out to play with them. It’s a great stress reliever, and you’ll be able to offer some love to an animal that seems to be forgotten.

Thanks for reading, and remember to check DealDash for awesome indoor toys. Have a great day, and happy bidding, everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Black Friday 2019 Shopping Tips

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Black Friday is almost here! Have you made your shopping game plan yet? Here are some tips from DealDash to help.

We’ve made it to November and that means that Black Friday is coming quickly. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) can be a real thing when you see all of the Black Friday sales, so we’d like to offer some insight on how to plan for the year’s craziest day of shopping, from DealDash.

What’s Important to You? Check the Fliers

You’ll find that everyone is going to have sales on Black Friday- I’ve even seen ornament shops offer specials just to pull people in. You should start by mapping out what’s important. Find what you can use as gifts this year. Then look for the things that might be worth purchasing for yourself. Don’t forget about you!

Which Store Has Multiple Items You Want?

After you’ve found what you want to get, focus on the stores that carry the biggest variety. The truth is, you’re going to struggle to hit multiple locations unless they’re all on top of each other. Try to find multiple stores in the same shopping center or focus on a place like big box stores that will offer a large variety of deals.

Make a List, Make a Map

Finally, map out the entire day. It may come a surprise, but most of the people showing up at 3 AM aren’t going to last all day. Set your stores in order of priority- make sure that the best gift or the best deal is at the top of your list. Once you’ve got what you need, move on to the next store, no dilly-dallying around.

Stay at Home and Shop on DealDash in Your Jammies!

Of course, not everyone wants to get up at 3 AM and stand outside in the snow for a few deals. You can simply choose not to go and shop on DealDash instead. DealDash typically has a super sale on bids as well as some great promotions on that day. Take advantage of these, and have less competition bidding while others are out shopping. Stay cozy and warm at home bidding on DealDash. You can always check the price of bids and see what promotion is currently running by going to the home page. Just click here.

Thanks for Reading

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on Black Friday shopping tips. Here are a few last reminders:

  • Try to remember the holiday spirit. Employees are working at midnight instead of sleeping so we can enjoy the sales. A little kindness and good manners will brighten their night.
  • If you don’t find what you’re looking for on Black Friday, check DealDash. You will find similar items you can bid on or BIN (Buy It Now).

DealDash has deals on gifts for kids and adults. DealDash has auctions for toys, electronics, and home decor. Visit now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash’s Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren’t Pies

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Thanksgiving is coming, it’s pie time! However, not everyone likes pie. Here are a few suggestions from DealDash for the non-pie lovers out there.

When you think of Thanksgiving dessert, you think of a slice of pie with whip cream or a side of ice cream. It’s been the standard for decades. We’d like to offer the chance to mix things up a bit this year. Whether you’re a master in the kitchen or someone who likes to keep it simple, we’ve got the solution for you. Read on for some ideas from DealDash.

Skip the Pie, Keep the Pumpkin

Some people are really attached to their traditions, so we’ll start with a few options that are close to the original. A quick search will find great recipes for pumpkin pie brownies that will almost melt in your mouth. For what it’s worth, I’d eat a good pumpkin roll every day of the year if given the option. Adding the chocolate flavor to your traditional pumpkin can really set it apart. If you’re more of an apple person, you could try apple dumplings.

Everyone Likes Cake

For those who are a bit more adventurous, you may want to look at Nutella Butter Cake recipes. This cake looks more like a brownie when you cut it up. And it may be one of the richest desserts you’ll ever taste. You could opt for something that will impress the crowd. Churros are much easier to make than people realize. Because you’re making something “different” you’ll impress a lot of people.

Cookies for Everyone

If you’re looking to keep it simple this year, you can opt for the classics. Cookies are always a safe option. Whether you prefer a classic chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin, you can’t go wrong. Just be sure that you know if anyone has allergies. I’m also a big fan of cheesecake. It’s something that you could make on your own, but it’s easy to find a good variety pack in the store. It’s always nice when you can buy one thing and get multiple flavors.

DealDash is the Place for Kitchen Supplies

No matter which of these desserts you chose to make you will want to get your kitchen supplies from DealDash. DealDash is the best place to get all of the items, big and small, for your kitchen. If you would like to check out the pie servers and other kitchen items on DealDash, just click here. You will find cutlery, cutting boards, stand mixers, and more in the Kitchen and Dining category.

Thanks for Reading

Dessert is many people’s favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on hosting Thanksgiving. I hope that it was helpful to help you think of a few twists on dessert this year.

DealDash has everything you need for the kitchen. DealDash has auctions for mixers, pie servers, and more. Visit now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

DealDash This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash’s Super Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Everyone

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Stockings are one of my favorite parts of Christmas. Read on for some stocking stuffer ideas from DealDash.

Many families have a tradition of hanging stockings up for Christmas and a stocking wouldn’t be complete without having a few small gifts and candy inside. Below are some stocking stuffer ideas for everyone, from DealDash.

Cute Ideas for Kids

We’ve found that offering small toys are always a hit. Try using something out of the ordinary – putty, a yoyo, a Rubik’s Cube. Try to add some things that kids don’t seem to get a hold of much these days.

Our family also offers up favorite candies. This is something that’s simple to plan out but still allows the chance to make it a unique gift. When each child gets their favorite candy bar, it reminds them that you’re paying attention to the details. It can also be fun to add some candies that they don’t see very often. Try shopping at your local Asian grocery store or the “World” section at your supermarket.

Teenagers

Girls:

  • Makeup and/or Nail polish
  • Skincare
  • Face mask
  • Bath bombs
  • Body lotion

Our family has made it a point to remind the girls about the importance of self-care and encourage treating themselves to an at-home spa day. However, not all girls are into the “girly” stuff. You could substitute a new sketchbook, some Sharpies, a Funko figurine, or a special Christmas ornament with one of their hobbies depicted.

Boys:

  • Cards (Pokemon, Magic, card game)
  • Books or Magazines
  • Small gift card for a new app or a few MP3s

Either:

Our family has also developed traditions. Rather than offering the world’s coolest gadget, we focus on building a tradition. This might be a coin from a special place or something from the year they were born. These things are more about the thought than the gift itself.

Adults

  • Power Block (mobile phone charger)
  • Gloves
  • Gift Cards
  • Higher-end pens
  • Swiss Army Knife

Something everyone can use

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Socks
  • Phone accessories – case and/or car holder
  • Netflix/Hulu subscriptions
  • A good gag gift to make them laugh

Thanks for Reading

Our family makes it a point to stuff stockings with gifts that people want, but that we (the gifters) would feel isn’t a very good gift. We can all use a new pair of socks, but who wants socks to be their main Christmas gift? Adding in the option of a gag gift is always fun as well. We love to make each other laugh when opening gifts.  Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on stocking stuffers. I hope that it was helpful to you.

DealDash has stocking stuffers. DealDash has auctions for accessories, toys, and more. Visit now to see how much you can save. Have a great time and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

Ideas to Try on DealDash to Save Your Bids

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As everyone knows, bids are currency on DealDash. Here are some ideas to preserve your precious bids.

Sit and Lie in Wait on DealDash

There’s no reason that you have to jump into an auction immediately on DealDash. If you are scoping out an auction and see that there are 50+ people competing for the same item then there is no reason to start bidding right away. However, if the auction sinks down to less than 5 or 6 people then you should hop in right away to make sure that this one doesn’t slip away.

Do know, however, that there is a No Jumper rule. This means that you must place at least one bid before the auction reaches $5. Once in a while, there is a special promotion where you can not place a bid after $3. Also, some of the higher value auctions such as cars have a much higher threshold such as $1,000. For the most part, though, the limit is $5.

BIN Can Save Your Bids

If you’ve placed a lot of bids in an auction, yet there are still lots of people still bidding and no end in sight, you should consider doing a BIN (Buy It Now) on the item. Simply press the button that says “Buy It Now” that is located in the bidding box on each auction. After paying the price that is listed on the auction, all of your bids you spent on this item will be returned to your account. The BIN feature is a real lifesaver if you have placed way too many bids on an item. This is a great reason to try to bid on things that you would consider buying in the store anyway.

Thanks for Reading the Blog

Thanks so much for reading this article on conserving bids on DealDash. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Want to read about a particular item or certain category? Just comment down below on what you would like to read.

Use these DealDash tips and conserve your bids. Visit DealDash now and see auctions for electronics, home, and even cars and vacations. Have a great day and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.