We have Our New Year’s Resolutions Ready, Do You?

December is quickly passing by, and it is just about time for 2021 to come to a close. That means that you are probably busy looking for a new quirky wall calendar for 2022. Or maybe you are doing some last minute holiday shopping, or getting an early start on your New Year’s Resolutions.

Do you follow the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions? Nowadays, the practice of making promises or commitments to begin a new year is the most popular in the United States, but the tradition itself comes from old practices from all over the world.

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Do you plan on making any New Year’s Resolutions this year?

The month of January is named after the ancient god Janus, which the Romans worshiped. It was common in Roman culture to honor Janus by making promises to him at the beginning of the year. In medieval times, knights would also renew their commitment to virtue and chivalry by taking peacock vows after Christmas. These vows did not involve colorful birds with huge feathers, but are just another way to describe resolutions.

DealDash resolves to bring you a lot more of the things you already love…

For some folks, choosing their New Year’s Resolutions is tough! Should they focus on dropping a few pounds? Saving some more money? Chasing their dreams? Perhaps quitting a bad habit is the best choice. According to a poll published by Statista.com, the most popular resolution of 2021 was to get fit and exercise more. Some other New Year’s Resolutions included in the poll results were to volunteer to help a local charity, and to spend less time on social media.

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A lot of folks are resolving to spend less time on social media for their New Year’s Resolution.

Here at DealDash, we think that all of these New Year Resolutions are great, and anyone who tries to set one as a goal and follow it has our respect. As far as DealDash goes, we already have our 2022 New Year’s Resolutions in place:

We resolve to bring you great deals on a wide range of products all while providing the most exciting shopping experience around.

How can we pull off such a bold goal? By making sure we continue to offer parts of DealDash that you already love!

Great support

If you’ve spent any time on DealDash, then you know that the amazing people behind the great deals are almost as important as our auctions are! At DealDash we have a Team of dedicated folks who go above and beyond for our customers. Our Customer Support Team is the best in town and here to help 24 hours a day. You don’t have to listen to us scream about how great we are, listen to the thousands of reviews that people have left for us! If you’ve read this blog before, you know that we love to talk about the wonderful things our customer say about us.

Exciting auctions

On DealDash, the rules are the same for everyone: there is a 10 second auction clock and each bid placed by any bidder has the potential to be the final bid…the winning bid! However, we have introduced different types of auctions over the years to keep things fresh and fun! On DealDash, you can find:

  • Leaderboard Auctions that award you free bids for collecting time as he leading bidder
  • No Re-entry Auctions that eliminate the possibility of bidders being inactive and leaving an auction for an extended period of time
  • No Exchange Auctions that eliminate the exchange to bids option. These auctions are only for bidders who really want to receive the item!

These are just a few of the exciting types of auctions that you can find and bid in on DealDash!

Promotions and rewards to thank our bidders

Each and every day we thank our bidders by offering daily promotions and rewards that let you earn free bids and deep discounts. And one of our New Year’s Resolutions is to keep this up in 2022! We resolve to have great discounts on bid packs that will let you buy bids at a great low price! We also resolve to create exciting daily challenges that you can complete for coupons, free bids, and more! And we resolve to offer more fun, deals and auctions to make 2022 the best year yet!

We hope you end 2021 on a high note, and see you in 2022!

If you are new to DealDash or the bidding fee online auction model and want to give it a try, use the promo code “dealdash2021” upon registration to get an extra 100 free bids with your first Bid Pack purchase.

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Cyber Monday Week Is Still Here!

Do you have the Black Friday blues? Are you afraid that the best shopping days of the year have passed you by? After all, the biggest shopping day of the year for brick and mortar stores, Black Friday, has come and gone. And Cyber Monday, the biggest day of the year for online shopping, is over this year, too. Cyber Monday takes place every year on the Monday that follows Thanksgiving. This year it was on November, 29th. It is the day when online retailers offer their biggest discounts of the year to try and entice holiday shoppers. It is a relatively new event, having been around for only 16 years or so. In fact, the original iteration of Cyber Monday looked a bit different.

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If you are sad that Cyber Monday is over, check out DealDash this week!

One online flower shop tried marketing White Wednesday as a shopping event for Americans to enjoy before Thanksgiving, but it did not catch on. Perhaps folks were too worried about what stuffing recipe they were going to use, or if deep frying their turkey would be a tasty idea, or just a terrible one.

You might be asking why you are reading all about Cyber Monday if it has already passed this year. It’s a bit early to get excited for Cyber Monday 2022-edition, right? Well, good news. The DealDash Team realized that all the promotions, auctions and deals for Cyber Monday could not be packed into a single day, so we extended our celebrations to be an entire week! Right now on DealDash it is Cyber Monday Week, so pull up a chair and pull out your favorite bidding device and get on DealDash ASAP to see what all the fuss is about!

Follow the leader

One exciting part of DealDash’s Cyber Monday Week Sale is the Leaderboard Auctions. Leaderboard Auctions are a special twist on the normal DealDash auctions that you know and love.

These auctions work as normal, but with one special twist; a leaderboard has been added to the auction page! The leaderboard will display the name of the bidders who have collected the most TAHB (Time as Highest Bidder) in that auction.

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Leaderboard Auctions track the amount of TAHB time bidders earn in an auction and reward the top finishers!

When the auction ends, the three bidders who have collected the most TAHB in that auction will earn additional bid rewards!

More free bids during Cyber Monday Week

Cyber Monday Week on DealDash gives you the opportunity to earn more free bids than normal! Each day, the Time As Highest Bidder meter has a bonus multiplier attached to it. Some days it is 2X, other days it is 3X, and if you happen to visit DealDash on the right day during Cyber Monday Week, you will see even a 4X multiplier!

Just bid in the auctions as you normally do, and collect 2X, 3X or 4X on your TAHB meter!

Just visit DealDash.com or open up the DealDash App on your favorite device to get in on the Cyber Monday Week excitement. The best time to do your holiday shopping is now, so what are you waiting 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 “dealdash2021” upon registration to get an extra 100 free bids with your first Bid Pack purchase.

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Black Friday on DealDash: A Whole Week of Epic Promotions!

Did you know that Black Friday dates back to the late 1800’s when large department stores like Macy’s and Sears would organize Thanksgiving Day parades? These stores wanted to gather large crowds of people together to promote their sales and get them shopping! 

While we don’t have any plans for a DealDash parade this year, we have done our best to provide you with the most epic auctions and promotions this Black Friday on DealDash! Here is a sneak peek at what we have in store!

Mega blasts are here!

We feel that our Black Friday Promotion should not center around one day, but rather there should be a lot happening throughout the week! As such we will kick off the week with a blast of 100 auctions on Monday morning at 8:00 AM Pacific Time! A blast means that there are a lot of auctions starting at the same time – in this case 100!

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100 auctions are all scheduled to start at the same time on November, 29th, at 8:00 AM Pacific Time!

If you happen to miss Monday Kickoff, don’t fret. There are also other blasts throughout the week! On Tuesday 40 auctions will start at the same time at 4:00 PM Pacific Time, and another 40 at 8:00 AM Pacific Time on Wednesday. On Black Friday itself, we are planning on having 5 big blasts! At 8:00 AM Pacific Time, 100 auctions will go live, as well as four separate 50 auction blasts in the evening starting every hour between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM Pacific Time. Over the weekend, we will have auction blasts for specific categories of items at 8:00AM, 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM Pacific Time on both days!

Are there any discounts, other twists, or Flash Sales?

You bet there is! For all auctions starting between Monday and Wednesday you have to pay only 50% of the final auction price when you win an auction! On Thanksgiving and Black Friday, we’ll boost your Time As Highest Bidder (TAHB) by 5X on Thanksgiving and 4X on Black Friday! Besides the TAHB increases, both days contain 90%-off Flash Sales! Over the weekend, we let our customers enjoy runner-up auctions! In those auctions, the first runner-up will receive a personal 50% off Buy It Now offer when the auction ends. Also remember to check the daily challenges, there are some super rewards waiting for you if you complete those!

Surprise hours

The daily promotions are also spiced up with Surprise hours throughout the week with extra perks for active bidders! Be on the lookout for Surprise hours – you’ll find information on our daily newsletter or push notifications to your mobile device when the Surprise hour is about to start. If you do not receive our Daily Newsletter email, contact DealDash Support to get yourself added to the list! The surprise hours entail for example bid pack offers and TAHB multipliers! Oops, I might have let the cat out of the bag there! Maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned those quite yet…

Enough about all that, where are the video game consoles?!?

We got you covered here, too! Over the past few months our Procurement Team has worked like crazy to gather enough Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles to satisfy the demand we expect to see! This Black Friday you will see more than a dozen of these consoles go up for auction on DealDash. Even Jack Bauer might face a challenge to keep track of all of those!

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A new video game console is the perfect gift for children of all ages!

But wait! There is still more!

One question we get all the time is, when is the next car auction coming up? Kaboom! The answer is next week of course! We will be auctioning the 2022 BMW X3 sDrive30i – Jet Black on 4:oo PM Pacific Time on Black Friday. As a heads up, we will also be auctioning SWFT MAXX e-Moped on Cyber Monday at 4:00PM Pacific Time. Besides the vehicles, we try to introduce one new special item each day – ranging from 4K QLED TVs to R2-D2!

Less bidders, less competition

Don’t feel like bidding against too many others? Good thing we have multiple No New Bidders flash sales planned as well!

  • Monday: No new bidders after $1 Flash Sale between 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: No new bidders after $2 Flash Sale between 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Thursday: No new bidders after $1 Flash Sale between 8:00 AM-10:00 AM as well as 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Saturday: Whole day has No new bidders after $3 twist in place, instead of the normal $5

The blasts are great opportunities to catch a deal – especially as some of those blast auctions are mystery auctions. The mystery auctions are marked with a question mark, and the item is revealed only 5 minutes before the auction starts! Best of all, no Bid Buddies can be booked before that meaning that there is likely to be less competition in these auctions!

What if I want to shop for my family, but I don’t win an auction?

No need to worry! You can always purchase the item at the Buy it Now price within 7 days of the auction ending. What about all of the bids you placed in the auction, you may ask? You get them all back! Every time you use the “Buy it Now” option, every bid you placed in that auction is returned to your bid balance, so you can try again in new auctions without buying more bids!

If you are new to DealDash or the bidding fee online auction model and want to give it a try, use the promo code “dealdash2021” upon registration to get an extra 100 free bids with your first Bid Pack purchase.

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From the Bottom of Our Hearts….Thank You for Your Service.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 marked a monumental moment in history; the end of World War I. This was the hour when Armistice between the Allied Forces and Germany took effect which ended all major hostilities of World War I. November 11th was known as Armistice Day until 1954, when it was renamed Veterans Day. As we approach Veterans Day this year, we want to take a moment to appreciate the selfless sacrifice that the members of the United States Armed Forces make. Thank you for your service.

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If you know anyone who has served, thank them for their service this Veterans Day.

This year, millions of folks will be celebrating Veterans Day. There are over 1.4 million members of the United States Armed Forces currently, and Veterans Day honors all members of the Armed Forces, past and present. This raises the total number of Veterans in the united states to almost 20 million, according to research conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A day full of tradition

Veterans Day pays respect to those who have served. On Veterans Day, you can choose how you wish to say thank you for your service. Some folks give flowers or baked goods to their neighbors or family members who have served. Other Americans choose to donate to charities that support Veterans, like the Fisher House Foundation – a group that builds comfort housing where Veterans can stay for free.

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Parades are a popular way to celebrate Veterans Day.

No matter how you choose to say thank you for your service, some Veterans Day traditions cannot be skipped. For one, the American Flag should always be flown at half mast on Veterans Day. There is also a two minute period of silence that begins at 11 AM. Some schools choose to close on Veterans Day, while others remain open. And if you intend to go to the grocery store or use public transit, be sure to check the schedule first; many businesses and public services operate on holiday schedules and reduced hours on Veterans day.

DealDash’s Veterans Day promotion

You can find some exciting promotions on DealDash this Veterans Day. We are increasing the Time As Highest Bidder Meter multiplier to 4X! That means you earn free bids four times faster than normal! We also are scheduling twice the amount of auctions than we normally do. This means that you will have more selection than ever! And if there are any Veterans reading this that are already DealDash bidders, please feel free to contact our Customer Support Team on Veterans day. Let them know you served or are serving, and we will credit your account with 100 free bids. It is our small way to say Happy Veterans Day 2021, and thank you for your service.

If you are new to DealDash or the bidding fee online auction model and want to give it a try, use the promo code “dealdash2021” upon registration to get an extra 100 free bids with your first Bid Pack purchase.

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A Loyalty Program for DealDash Royalty

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The DealDash Royalty Program Awaits!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The time for merriment and mirth is upon us! For we at DealDash invite you to embark on a new era of savings and rewards!

We couldn’t be happier to launch our very own customer loyalty program: The DealDash Royalty Program! A brand new way for us to reward YOU, our dear DealDash users, no matter how long you’ve been with us, or how many auctions you’ve won!

After extensive planning, our new loyalty program is finally up and running. Just listen to how excited James (Head of DealDash Customer Support) is! “We’ve been at work in the idea lab thinking about loyalty programs for a very long time, and I am beyond excited to be able to implement this program to thank our DealDash community!”

Our Loyalty Program is a Royalty Program

The new DealDash Royalty Program is more than just a cute play on words. It’s a system designed to thank DealDash users for participating in auctions and reward them with great perks. And that’s on top of the great daily promotions and opportunities to save that we already offer! Because there’s nothing more important to us than the happiness and success of our customers. 

As James puts it, “​We are always looking for fun and exciting ways to go above and beyond for our customers. We want to show our community how much we care about their experience, not just in our words but more importantly in our actions. To us, our customers are more than just loyal, they are royal!” 

We take customer relationships very seriously. And we have a long history of excellent customer experience initiatives. For instance, every employee at DealDash, from Data Engineers to the CEO, takes time to speak to at least one customer each week. That’s how we became one of the most trusted online auction sites anywhere on the internet.

Our Royalty Program is for Everyone

Every DealDash user is automatically eligible for the Royalty Program. And because we wanted to offer this opportunity to all of our customers, there is no registration needed to participate. As soon as you meet the required purchase criteria, we’ll start sending you the perks!

Titles and Perks of the Royalty Program

We have divided our Royalty Program into 3 tiers, each with their own title: 

  • HERO (1st Tier)
  • NOBLE (2nd Tier)
  • MONARCH (3rd Tier)

These Titles are earned based on the number of bids that are purchased within a month. As you earn new Titles, your perks and rewards will increase. These perks will include access to exclusive auctions, personalized offers, daily rewards, and more. Users will keep their Title until the end of the following month, when new Titles are awarded based on the activity during that month.

DealDash Royalty Program Tiers

Why we Launched the Royalty Program

The Royalty Program is the newest way for us to show our appreciation to our customers. Before launching the program, we ran a small-scale pilot test in the summer of 2021 to get a sense for how things should work. The pilot was a success, as over 80% of users who participated urged us to continue the program at full scale. We have always said that our customers are at the forefront of everything we do. And while the DealDash Royalty Program only just recently launched, we know that this is the best way to help our customers feel like the Royalty we already know them to be.