It’s the beginning of August which means that we are firmly in the dog days of summer. And before you grab a leash and look for your four-legged friends, the dog days of summer don’t refer to a massive festival honoring man’s best friend. And no, they’re not a campaign to promote responsible pet ownership such as animal adoption and volunteering in local animal shelters (which are great ideas by the way!). In fact, the dog days of summer don’t have much to do with dogs at all!
What are the dog days of summer?
The dog days of summer refer to a period of time that spans from July until mid-August. The term is named after Sirius, the Dog Star because this star rises in the night sky and becomes visible during the dog dys of summer. However, the real meaning of the dog days of summer is to refer to the long hot and sometimes boring days of summer that seem to drag on and on. This is the time of year where many Americans are battling with extreme heat.
And while summer is thought of to be a happy time filled with family and great holiday celebrations, the dog days of summer are generally thought of as something to survive, not enjoy.
If you still have your doubts about the dog days of summer being a challenge, don’t take our word for it. Just listen to this song by rock band Florence and the Machine, titled Dog Days Are Over. The catchy tune, which has been played over 185 million times on YouTube, celebrates the light at the end of the tunnel that appears once the dog days are over.
So now that you know all about the dog days, what should you do to pass this hot, long and sometimes boring stretch of time? Thankfully, DealDash can help!
Hit the Road with this summer sale
One popular strategy to pass the dog days of summer is to hit the road. America has over 160,000 miles of road in its National Highway System, and many folks love to take a roadtrip during the summer. Some of the most famous stretches of American road include the iconic Route 66 which stretches from California to Chicago, and the Great River Road, which connects Minnesota to Louisiana. Don’t fret if you don’t feel like driving. Because DealDash’s Hit the Road Sale is happening right now!
DealDash’s Hit the Road Sale gives you the chance to buy cheap bids, bid on items like cars, summer hats, and sports memorabilia, and enjoy exciting DealDash auctions with special twists, like our Leaderboard Auctions. Some auctions will also include a varying No Jumper Limit. This means that the cutoff to join an auction might be lower. Remember, a lower No Jumper limit often means less competition, so be on the lookout this week during the Hit the Road Sale.
It’s never too early for a back to school sale
The dog days of summer last until mid-August. After that (to the delight of parents and to the dispair of children everywhere) it’s time to prepare for school to start again. You can tell that summer is coming to an end when you see back to school sales popping up online and around town. Back to school sales generally focus on school supplies and clothing – two key needs for kids beginning a new academic year. Here at DealDash, we have a back to school sale that will be starting in a few weeks.
Our back to school sale will start on Monday, August 14th. You can expect great DealDash auctions for things ranging from new cars to pickleball sets. And like any DealDash sale, you can enjoy the chance to buy bidpacks on sale, and also benefit from special promotions that give back more to our bidders like increased Time as Highest Bidder multipliers and up to 90% off discounts on select auction wins. This is a back to school sale that both kids and parents will get excited about.
We hope that all of the excitement on DealDash will help you pass the dog days of summer, and happy bidding!
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