It’s time for our Customer Spotlight Challenge!

Get ready to steal the show, because the spotlight’s on YOU! It’s your time to rock that stage and shine like a supernova! Introducing our pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping, SUPER EXCITING new bi-weekly Customer Spotlight Challenge!

We’re pulling back those curtains to reveal the true VIPs – which means YOU, the trailblazers, the dream-chasers, the everyday champions! :rocket::trophy:

Prepare to spill the beans, dish the deets, and let us in on your fantastic journeys and incredible triumphs! :rainbow::rocket:

Every two weeks, we’re dropping a dazzling “Question of the week” that dives deep into your captivating stories, your daring escapades, your crowning glories! :scroll::sparkles:

And guess what? Each entry scores you a shot at winning a jaw-dropping treasure trove: 200 FREE BIDS when you snap up a bid pack within the last 7 days.

So, grab those pens :lower_left_fountain_pen: or supercharge those keyboards :keyboard: β€“ the time has come to spin your yarn and snag those bids. Brace yourself, because the Customer Discovery Challenge is about to kick off, and we’re all ears! :tada::mag::confetti_ball:

And last but not least, it is time for the next question!

This week’s question is:

“What’s the funniest, quirkiest, or most unusual item you’ve ever bid on?” πŸ˜‚

We want to hear all about your thoughts on this, so reach out to our Support Team at [email protected] and tell us your answer!

Please note that by submitting any video, photo, or media content to DealDash for the Customer Spotlight Challenge, you hereby grant us permission to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, and display the submitted content, in whole or in part, in any form or media, for any purpose we deem appropriate, including but not limited to advertisements, promotional materials, and other related content. If for some reason you do not want specific content used for the above stated purposes, please indicate this in your submission.

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Wild Winter Weather and a Blizzard of Bargains

It hasn’t even been a month since we watched the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, and 2024 has already been a wild year for weather. Across the USA and Canada, new temperature records are being set daily as abnormally cold winter weather has arrived.

Two people walk down a snow-covered city street.
2024 has brought extreme winter weather that includes heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures.

Extreme winter weather affects each of us differently. Kids, for example, typically love winter weather, especially if it results in school cancellations and a few snow days. In many parts of the USA, the current chilly weather and heavy snows have significantly disrupted daily life, resulting in numerous school closures and travel delays. This may sound like fun, but in some places it is too cold to even be outside!

Adults usually have more mixed feelings about disruptive winter weather than children do. Sometimes, we want nothing more than to go through a normal day’s routine. When unexpected and uncontrollable events like winter weather get in the way of our routines, it can be stressful. On a typical day, a person might go to work, swing by the gym, and then go pick up some takeaway food from their favorite restaurant. But for many, that is not possible now. Instead, they are stuck at home trying to keep boredom at bay.

Are you battling tough winter weather right now? Do you find yourself digging through your closet for a proper winter jacket? Perhaps you are stuck inside with a houseful of other bored and grumpy family members? If so, don’t fret. DealDash can help! Blizzard Bargains is a new promotion starting soon on January 29th. With increased rewards, special auction twists, and last-chance auctions for low stock items like winter jackets, this sale is just the thing to help you pass those cold winter days.

You’ll want to be around for this blizzard

DealDash’s Blizzard Bargains promotion begins this Monday, January 29th, and lasts until the following Monday, February 5th. This week-long promotion offers everything you need to stay occupied and away from harsh winter weather.

Bids are on sale

For starters, bidpacks are on sale during Blizzard bargains. Be sure to check in each day during the promotion. On several days, we’ll offer bids for as low as 12 cents each!

Earn free bids quicker than ever

We aren’t just selling bids during Blizzard Bargains, we are giving them away, too. On select days of this promotion there’s an increased Time As Highest Bidder (TAHB) multiplier available for every DealDash bidder. To recap, TAHB is another way that DealDash gives you free bids for simply bidding. When you are the highest bidder in an auction, your TAHB meter fills up. When it is full, you can claim your reward of free bids. The higher the bidding level you complete, the bigger the reward of free bids! And keep your eye out for Milestone Levels where the rewards are huge!

Bid in special types of DealDash auctions

During Blizzard Bargains, we’re offering all sorts of exciting auctions. Be sure to look for different badges on the auction page to show you what type of auction you are bidding.

We’ll have Runner-Up auctions, which return rewards to the second place finisher.

You can also practice some bidding strategy by participating in SpyBuddy Auctions. These auctions let you reveal what your competition was up to. Every 60 minutes you can reveal all booked bids for one minute. Any bid count of over 500 is displayed as 500+. The list of booked bids does not update after the reveal. Instead, you must wait at least 60 minutes to reveal again.

And last but not least, the No Jumper Limit will be lowered in select auctions. A lower No Jumper Limit can mean less competition, as the auction is restricted to new bidders sooner than it normally is.

Bid on items to help you through bad winter weather

All throughout the week during Blizzard Bargains, we will be running auctions for low-stock items. This means that it’s your last chance for some of these items as we are clearing out the remaining stock. And to help you through winter, some of these low-stock items are winter puffer jackets and fleece jackets. Keep checking back each day to see what new auctions are beginning.

No matter what type of weather you are experiencing at the moment, we hope that you are your loved ones have had a good start to 2024. Spring is not too far away, and until the birds start chirping and the temperatures begin rising, spend the remaining days of winter with DealDash. Happy bidding!

If you are new to DealDash or the bidding fee online auction model and want to give it a try, use the promo code β€œFREEBIDS” upon registration to get an extra 100 free bids with your first Bid Pack purchase.

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Thanksgiving is the Time to Give Thanks, Watch Sports, and Go Shopping!

We’re entering a special time of the year: the days are getting shorter, football is on T.V. around the clock, and folks are putting up Chistmas lights. What does all of this mean? It means that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are right around the corner!

A grandmother serves up Thanksgiving turkey to her happy family.
Thanksgiving is best known for large family dinners with lots of leftover turkey!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving yet? Do you have any Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping plans? Yes? No? Either way, keep reading to find out more about current Thanksgiving trends and also how DealDash and the DealDash App can be the most important part of Black Friday and Holiday Shopping for you.

Giving thanks and tons of turkey

Every year Americans come together on the fourth Thursday of November to celebrate Thanksgiving. This year it falls on November 23rd. And while Thanksgiving, or Turkey Day as it’s informally known as, is celebrated primarily by Americans, it is also celebrated in Canada, and parts of Europe and Australia, too. Generally, people celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering with their family, remembering their blessings and practicing gratitude, and eating a large meal together.

Thanksgiving traditions can vary from family to family, but there are some cornerstones that generally remain the same. If the nickname ”Turkey Day” doesn’t give it away, Thanksgiving is a holiday based around food, and the most important part of Thanksgiving dinner is Turkey! According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat over 45 million Turkeys on Thanksgiving! With so much turkey being consumed, it’s no surpise that people are constantly thinking up new ways to cook it.

One of the most traditional ways of preparing a thanksgiving turkey is to roast it with potatoes and stuffing. And while it’s hard to go wrong with this classic way of preparing your Thanksgiving bird, there have been some new Thanksgiving cooking trends emerging.

About 50 years ago, the invention of propane burners created the possibility of deep-frying entire turkeys. A deep-fried turkey is a delicious Thanksgiving treat, but it can be very risky. The hot oil will react with any moisture in the turkey, so it is important to make sure that the bird is first fully thawed before attemting to deep-fry it. This may seem like an un-needed safety warning, but Newsweek reports that millions of dollars of property damage, serious injury and even deaths occur each Thanksgiving as a result of exploding deep-fried turkeys. So remember, safety first!

One new trend involves ditching turkey for vegetarian or vegan-friendly options. Millions of Americans eat meat-free diets, but they still want to celebrate Thanksgiving with a special meal. So, they replace the classic Thanksgiving turkey with tofu, soy, or hearty vegetables, like squash, yams, or pumpkin. Replacing meat with vegetarian alternatives goes in the face of tradition, and originally, meatless Thanksgiving alternatives like Tofurkey (a tofu dish that is supposed to be the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal) was widely ridiculed. But nowadays, there are options galore.

For example, Bon Appetite online published a list of over 50 vegan Thanksgiving dishes that they guarantee to be popular. From salads to special chutneys to cassaroles, these dishes are worth a try for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike!

A time for sports and shopping, too!

It’s clear that family and food are at the center of Thanksgiving. But there are some other important pillars of Thanksgiving Week, too! The first is football. Chances are, you have watched quite a few games already this year! Football season begins around the end of August, and peaks in late November and early December, with major championships, like the major NCAA bowl games and the super bowl being played in the early part of the new year. Many high schools and universities have their season-ending games or homecoming games around Thanksgiving. This makes it a common activity for many Americans to go and watch a game in person over Thanksgiving weekend.

America’s professional football league, the NFL, has historically played games on Thanksgiving. Eating too much, and settling into a comfortable couch or easy chair to watch the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions playhas become an important part of Thanksgiving for football fans everywhere.

Have you been watching much football on T.V. this season? If so, then you’ve probably seen a DealDash commercial or two. And while it is true that DealDash offers exciting auctions and a great shopping experience every day of the year, this week is an especially great time to check out DealDash.com or open the DealDash App because Black Friday Week is in full swing!

A whole week of Black Friday Deals on DealDash

Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday for food lovers and football fanatics, but bargain hunters and saavy shoppers love this time of year, too. Why? Because Black Friday always is the day aftter Thanksgiving. Black Friday is the day when stores hold their biggest sales of the year. DealDash has always pulled out all the stops for Black Friday, and this year is no exception. Black Friday Week on DealDash starts on Monday, November 20th and will last through Sunday, November 26th. Be sure to check out what’s on offer!

We don’t want to spoil the surprise completely, but we will give you a few hints about Black Friday Week. Do you like it when bidpacks are on sale? Good, this week they will be sold at one of the lowest prices all year. How about exciting auction twists, like Triple-booked auctions or Runner-up auctions? Well, you will be happy to hear that we have special types of auctions planned all week.

We even have an auction for a brand new, luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime four-wheeled treat scheduled to begin during Black Friday Week. Curious to see what we mean? Log into DealDash and look under the Motors Category for more information. We hope that you enjoy DealDash’s Black Friday Week and that you manage to get some early Christmas shopping done.

Above all, we wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving filled with good food, great company, and lots to be grateful for.

If you are new to DealDash or the bidding fee online auction model and want to give it a try, use the promo code β€œFREEBIDS” upon registration to get an extra 100 free bids with your first Bid Pack purchase.

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Here Comes Halloween!

All across America trees are shedding their leaves, temperatures are falling, and football is on T.V. almost every day of the week. What does all this mean? That it’s almost time to for Halloween! Are you ready? If you aren’t prepared, or if you are lacking some Halloween spirit, then you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn about the history of Halloween and to find out what candy and which costumes are the most popular. And what DealDash blog would be complete without a sneak peek at some exciting upcoming promotions? So without further adieu, let’s get into the Halloween sprit!

From humble beginnings to big business

Halloween has been a prominent holiday for quite a while, but do you know about the origins of this spooky celebration? Halloween began centuries ago as Samhain, a Celtic tradition where bonfires and costumes helped ward off pesky ghosts. Things shifted when Pope Gregory III in the 8th-century spotlighted November 1 as All Saints’ Day. This later became All Hallows’ Eve, now known as Halloween. This exciting holiday found a new home in the US thanks to Irish immigrants who brought their customs with them when they came to the United States.

In the 1930’s, young children began a new Halloween tradition; trick-or-treating. This tradition stems from the ancient practice of “souling,” where poor individuals would go door-to-door offering prayers for the dead in exchange for food. The “trick” part implies a playful threat of mischief if no treats are given. Today, trick-or-treating is an essential part of Halloween. The normal age for trick-or-treaters is between 5 and 14 years old, and it has been estimated that close to 50 million American children go trick-or-treating each year.

What to wear and what to eat?

Trick-or-treating is much more than just walking around and talking to your neighbors. Kids need to dress up and homeowners need to be ready to give out some candy…unless they want to risk getting tricked! Do you feel clueless about costume ideas? Are you out of touch with recent developments in the candy industry? Well, fear not. We have you covered.

Let’s start with what to wear. According to a recent survey, the most popular choice for American children is to dress up as either a superhero, or a princess. Either of these ideas can be interpreted in a variety of different ways, and can be done either extravagently or on a budget. This year, with the popularity of the movie Barbie, you can expect children of all ages to be dressed up as the iconic doll.

In terms of candy, projected Halloween spending is on the rise and appears to hit record levels this year. People are buying more candy now than ever! Did you have a favorite kind of Halloween candy? Interestingly, your answer might depend on when and where you grew up. A recent survey showed that each state had different sales results for Halloween candy. Each state recorded different sales results for different types of candy, however clear national favorites were identified. The most popular kinds of halloween candy across the nation were M&Ms, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Hot Tamales.

Not all types of Halloween candy are popular. And while some folks may enjoy the sweets listed below, Necco Wafers, Candy Corn and Circus Peanuts topped the list for ‘worst Halloween candies’.

Not all treats have to be candy…

It’s true that kids covet some candy more than others, but there is one fear that can stop any trick-or-treater still in their tracks: the idea of going to a house and receiving something other than candy alltogether!

The classic example of this is if someone has a dentist as a neighbor. The go to their house, press the doorbell, and are greated with a smiling face. But instead of receiving some chocolate, or caramel, or even candy corn, they are handed a green apple. And while the dentist might have their heart in the right place, there are not many kids who would be thrilled at the prospect of receiving a piece of fruit. But believe it or not, more and more people are handing out non-candy items each Halloween. So if you are health-conscious, or simply would like to offer a unique treat this Halloween, here is a list of 32 options, including stickers, small toys, or magnets.

Celebrate Halloween with us on DealDash!

This Halloween you don’t have to go door-to-door to get some great treats. Thanks to DealDash, you can have an action-packed Halloween, all from the comfort of your own couch! And if you find yourself getting impatient waiting for the Hallween to begin, why not start the fun early by checking out DealDash’s Spooky Savings promotions, beginning on October 23rd!?

Spooky Savings week is coming soon!

Let’s start with our Spooky Savings. The scary savings start on October 23rd until Halloween day, October 31st. We’ve packed this promotion with extra rewards just for bidding DealDash auctions. During Spooky Savings Week, the Time as Highest Bidder multiplier will be as high as 3X, which means you can progress through the bidder levels and claim free bids quicker than ever.

You can also find special types of auctions to bid in, including SpyBuddy Auctions. These auctions let you reveal what your competition was up to. Every 60 minutes you can reveal all booked bids for one minute. Any bid count of over 500 is displayed as 500+. The list of booked bids does not update after the reveal. Instead, you must wait at least 60 minutes to reveal again.

You will also have the chance to participate in Triple-Booked Auctions. You can only participate in three auctions marked with the Triple-Booked icon simultaneously. However, participating in the Triple-Booked Auctions does not affect the number of regular auctions you can participate in.

get ready for some major halloween fun

Our Spooky Savings promotion ends on Halloween Day, which happens to be a very special day on DealDash! On Halloween, bids will be on sale for just 11 cents each! That is a scary-good deal for everyone. Bidders can also enjoy a 2x Time as Highest Bidder multiplier. On Halloween, October 31st, you will also have the chance to bid in Early Bird Auctions. These are a special type of auction where you can only book bids 10 seconds before the auction starts. So be an Early Bird and see who’s there to get the worm!

No matter what your costume is this year, or what kind of candy is your favorite, we wish you and your family a very safe and happy Halloween! Enjoy our special Spooky Week and Hallowen promotions, and happy bidding!

If you are new to DealDash or the bidding fee online auction model and want to give it a try, use the promo code β€œFREEBIDS” upon registration to get an extra 100 free bids with your first Bid Pack purchase.

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DealDash Can Help You Survive the Dog Days of Summer

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.

A dog rests in a pool to cool off during the dog days of summer.

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!

A sale banner on DealDash advertises the Hit the Road Sale.

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!

If you are new to DealDash or the bidding fee online auction model and want to give it a try, use the promo code β€œdealdash2023” upon registration to get an extra 100 free bids with your first Bid Pack purchase.

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