Eat Healthy: Make Your Own Yogurt!

Yogurt MakerDid you know that yogurt contains  healthy bacteria called probiotics?

According to a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology, UCLA researchers found that 36 women who consumed probiotics had reduced activity in the brain including areas that monitor mood and sensitivity to pain, anxiety and stress.  Yogurt is a good addition to your diet too if you’re watching your weight and want to shed unwanted fat!

“Pretty dramatic effects can happen in animals when you change their gut flora,” says Tillisch. “If you take an animal with inflamed gut, and give them a probiotic, they don’t act anxious anymore.”

“At the most basic level, we show that by changing the bacteria in the gut, we change the way the brain responds to environmental cues.” – NPR

Another study “found that those who ate three yogurts a day while dieting lost 81% more belly fat than people who didn’t eat yogurt. All study participants were directed to eat 500 calories less per day. As part of the Flat Belly Plan, you should eat about 6 ounces of low-fat Greek yogurt before every meal. Why? It’s thought that calcium can help stop fat from entering your cells, improve your body’s ability to break down fat and help your body carry out fat through your bowel movements.” – DrOz.com

Did you know that you can make your own yogurt at home? There are recipes that will tell you how to make yogurt at home in a saucepan, and then there are easier, high-tech yogurt making gadgets like this Cusinart Electronic Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling. This yogurt maker recently sold for just $9.51 on DealDash.com!

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This Cuisinart Electronic Yogurt Maker has a buy it now price on DealDash for $160 and retails for $235! Get an even better deal by bidding to win one on an auction at DealDash.

Check out all of these upcoming Yogurt Making Machines on DealDash.com and start bidding!

More great FREE Yogurt Recipes.
Would you make your own yogurt at home if you had this yogurt machine?

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Pamper Yourself for Less: How to Have a Spa Day on a Shoestring!

You work hard. You go to work, prepare meals, maybe you even take care of a busy family. You need time for yourself! Make time for a spa day! Don’t want to spend tons of money to pamper yourself at a spa or local salon? There are a few great devices that can do wonders for your skin, cost a lot less than going to the spa and can be used again and again to achieve desired results and leave you feeling refreshed.

Skip the pricey spa treatments & pamper yourself at home.

Spa facial at a salon average cost: $50 – facial at home? And at-home facial, or even a spa facial (keep reading) can be had for a lot less with these items found on DealDash.com.
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This Conair Facial Sauna System features a facial tool with an exfoliating brush. It creates steam to unclog your pores and leave your skin feeling moist and refreshed.

Buy it now for $33, and get your bids back if you don’t win on DealDash.com.

Clarisonic Facial Brush (Mia). This highly rated and raved about facial cleansing brush from Clarisonic is perfect for every day use and small enough to take it with you to the gym or if you travel often. Clarisonic users have said to have cleaner, more vibrant skin, cleared up acne and uneven skin tone and more! Read more about the Clarisonic facial brush at Clarisonic.com. Buy it on Amazon.com with the savings you can get on Amazon.com Gift Cards on DealDash!clarisonic-mia-brush

The Clarisonic Mia retails for $99.

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Bid on a very similar skin care brush on DealDash, the Spa Sonic – Skin Care System Face and Body Polisher 7-Piece Professional Kit.  Retails for a buy it now price of $86 on DealDash.

This face and body polisher features Rapid Rotating technology for effective dermal penetration and includes face and body brushes, a facial buffer and a pumice stone to smooth and exfoliate.

Still want to treat yourself to a spa day? DealDash has SpaFinder gift card auctions  sure to give you a great deal on spa treatments, massages, mani-pedis, hair cuts and more if you win! Plus SpaFinder.com gift cards never expire.SPAFINDER

Good luck bidding & get pampered!

 

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Delicious Breakfast Quesadillas Made Easy by Bella

Love quesadillas? Great for a work break room, camping, and at home any time of day! Check out this easy to use, fast cooking quesadilla maker from Bella sold on DealDash.com:

The Bella Red 8-inch  Quesadilla Maker features non stick plates, built-in drip reservoir, power light on/off and ready light, and includes El Paso Chile recipes. You can buy it now on DealDash for $31!

Description: “Master the art of melty, mouthwatering quesadillas with an easy-to-use press that catches drips and features nonstick plates to reduce burning and eliminate messy cleanup. 1-year limited warranty. Model 13506.

  • Includes Bella recipes
  • Nonstick cooking plate for easy cleaning
  • Stands upright for compact storage
  • Built-in drip reservoir
  • Power and ready light”

Did you know that true quesadillas are actually made with masa corn flour? Masa is prepared from white corn that is dried and cured with limewater then ground into a fine cornmeal, the recipe  was passed down from the Mayans, Aztecs and others in prehistoric America. 

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Looking for a quick and easy new breakfast item? Try this Delicious Breakfast Quesadillas Recipe.

Love quesadillas? You haven’t had a quesadilla until you’ve had a breakfast quesadilla!

Here’s my new favorite breakfast recipe: Egg & Cheese Quesadillas. Ingredients:

  • 2 Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • 2 Eggs
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese (or your favorite type)
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • dollop of sour cream, or one avocado
  • Olive Oil 0r Coconut Oil

Step 1. Grease a non-stick frying pan. Heat. Beat the eggs, then pour into the heated pan.

Step 2. Wait until the egg is fully cooked, flip if necessary.

Step 3. Using this awesome quesadilla maker by Bella and sold on DealDash, place tortilla on bottom half of quesadilla maker – then put egg on top. Distribute the shredded cheddar evenly on top. Place 2nd whole wheat tortilla on top. Close the quesadilla maker and wait for it to cook.

Step 4: Take quesadilla out. Enjoy with homemade pico de gallo, avocado, hot sauce or sour cream.

 

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Bring Spring in With These Deals on Nearly Natural Plants!

Tired of this cold, long winter? Don’t fret, here’s how you can bring Spring in right now!

Brighten up your home with flowers, but not just any flowers,  these silk flowers and plants from Nearly Natural are as realistic looking as silk plants come! Theyr’e far better than buying fresh flowers that only last a few days,  or a week if you’re lucky.

Nearly Natural is an artificial flower company specializing in offering a variety of flowers, bouquets and plants. Some bouquets are offered in glass vases that actually look like there’s water in them!

Did you know that many hospitals and nursing homes only allow silk flowers?

These Nearly Natural bouquets would look great in anyone’s home or office. 

These Nearly Natural water-look bouquets retail for around $50, but can be had for way less if you bid and win on one on DealDash.com.

DealDash.com currently has auctions lined up for the following Nearly Natural items:

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  • Nearly Natural Peony w/Glass Vase Silk Flowers retail for $47.99 -Find out when you can bid on this bouquet here.


Nearly Naturals offers artificial hanging plants too!

  • DealDash has the following hanging Bougainvillea Silk Hanging Plant coming up soon to auction. 100% synthetic and comes shipped in a wicker basket.

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 Nearly Natural 6 Ft Paradise Palm

Want a really tropical looking palm in your northern home?

  • Check out this 6′ and 4′ Sago Palm Silk Tree and bring the tropics indoors this winter!
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To bid on any of these upcoming Nearly Natural plants click here!

 

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Great Deals on Ride-On Cars for Kids!

Did you always want a “ride-on” battery-powered car to ride on when you were a kid? Now you can buy one for your kids, but for way less than what they cost retail.

For example, this Fisher-Price Kawasaki 12-Volt Battery Powered Ride-On is valued at a buy it now price of $397 on DealDash but it sold for $4.56. Bid in an upcoming auction on DealDash and if you win you can save!


Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 11.19.33 AMFuture Ferrari driver? Let your kids dream big with this awesome red Ferrari ride-on toy.

Ferrari F430 6-Volt Battery-Powered Ride-On, Cherry Red – valued at $197.

Little sports car enthusiasts and speed demons can now get behind the wheel of one of the world’s hottest luxury sport cars! This cherry red 6V Ferrari ride-on is based on the sleek F430 vehicle design. Step on the foot pedal accelerator and zoom forward or reverse. Spin around to the rear and check out the see thru chrome engine window. This little sports car is decked out with realistic Ferrari logos and details to add to the realistic and sporty design. Wouldn’t you like a Ferrari parked in your driveway?
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Looking for a lower-tech ride-on for younger kids? This Kiddieland Disney Mickey Mouse Police Drive Along Ride-on recently sold for just $0.18 – meaning only 18 bids were placed by everyone bidding on this auction. it’s value is $33 so if you don’t win it when you bid on it you can just buy it now and get your bids back. Plus, shipping is free! Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 11.19.20 AM Mickey Mouse fan? Your child will love this Mickey Mouse 6V Battery-Powered Ride-on by Kid Trax valued at $74. The last auction for this item sold for $3.05! You just can’t beat that!

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Now this Kid Trax Ram 12-Volt Battery Powered ride-on toy is awesome, your child can have a truck just like dad’s! The buy it now price is $581 for this Kid Trax Ram 3500 Dually replica. It features a stronger gear box for better performance. Running lights, opening doors, gian tires and a truck bed that lifts and dumps cargo. Really cool and easy to charge the 12-V battery! Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 11.30.25 AM

Would you buy a ride-on toy car for your child? :) Now you know where you can go to save money on one: Ride-on Car Deals for Kids.

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Snowed in? Get Crafty with These Deals on DealDash

If you’re really getting bored of being stuck in the house with nothing to do because it’s too cold to go outside, and you may even be snowed in, what do you do? Crafting! DealDash has great deals on tools to get really creative on your weekends in this winter.

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Scrapbooking on your list of things to do with those shoe boxes filled with photos? Check out this ScanNCut machine, it makes scrapbooking and cutting fun shapes easy!

The Brother ScanNCut Home and Hobby Cutting Machine requires no cartridges or PC! Developed with the advanced, cutting-edge technology that Brother is known for, the Brother ScanNCut is truly an incredible innovation in electronic cutting machines. Only ScanNCut allows you to scan virtually anything — from your handmade drawings, cherished family photos, holiday or home decor designs and more — and then create custom-cut shapes or outlines to fit your unique project. The high-quality built-in 300DPI scanner, combined with precise cutting technology, large LCD display screen with on-screen advanced editing capabilities and more than 600 built-in designs all give you the tools you need to raise your creative possibilities to a new level. It features an 11.7-inch wide scanning and cutting area to accommodate large projects. It includes a full set of accessories and is easy to use right out of the box.

Retail – buy it now price is $491.

Bid on an upcoming auction.

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Stay in and sew something easy and useful: warm flannel pajamas!

Here’s a great site with free instructions to make a pair of pajama pants!

If you don’t have a sewing machine bid on one at DealDash and save money if you win.

The Brother 60-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine CS-6000i features an LCD screen with four +/- buttons for stitch selection and settings. With 60 different stitch functions, you can stitch garments in any style of sewing. Some of the functions on this Brother computerized sewing machine include button holes, zigzags, decorative stitches, heirloom and utility stitches. The speed control slider helps you control the speed at which the machine sews. This electronic sewing machine can be operated either with a foot pedal or the one-touch button. The automatic needle threading feature consists of a spring type hook and lever operation, which helps you insert the thread to the eye of the needle with ease. This electronic sewing machine uses needles in size ranging from 9-16. This sewing machine can sew 850 stitches per minute. Adjust the speed with which you stitch using the electronic speed adjustment feature. You can easily carry this lightweight sewing machine.

This sewing machine retails for $177, buy it now or bid on an upcoming sewing machine auction on DealDash. The last one sold for just $0.92!

What’s your favorite thing to do when it’s cold outside?

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Start Your Seeds Now for a Summer Garden Yield in These Greenhouses!

flower gardenI sit here looking out my window, temps are in the negatives, but at least it’s sunny!

I can’t even imagine starting seeds for a garden here, but if you live in a colder climate you can still start your seeds indoors.

If you are in sunny California, or a southern state, it’s already time to start planting seeds for a garden.

What’s the best way to start seeds outside right now if it’s around 60+ degrees where you’re at?

In a greenhouse!

If you’re looking to save money on a brand new greenhouse look no further than these upcoming auctions on DealDash.com:

1. Palram Plant Inn

Raised Garden greenhouse is the perfect place for growing in small spaces. The Plant Inn is 46″ x 46″ and the raised beds are 28″ off the ground and make gardening accessible to everyone. The peak is 58 1/2″ high and has two lids for easy access and temperature control. The lids can lock open for either full access to do your planting and harvesting or partially for ventilation. The unbreakable polycarbonate panels also help protect your plants from pests and cold. Includes two 6 1/2″ deep planting areas, internal water drainage and plant hangers for trellising. The Plant Inn has a built in storage space under the trays for all of your gardening tools and accessories.

Retail: $363

Upcoming auction.

plant in2. FlowerHouse Conservatory

The Conservatory design is compact and lightweight for easy transport, setup, and take down — no assembly is required. The Conservatory door is located in the center for maximum space usage inside. Screened vent openings allow for optimum air circulation. Straps are attached to the side of the door and above the vents to hold them open while you work in your garden or ventilate your Conservatory. With the vents open, air circulates throughout the Conservatory to prepare plants for planting in outdoor conditions. With the vents closed, your plants remain protected from insects, birds, and other pests, as well as wind, frost, and snow. Now you can garden year-round. Start growing beautiful flowers and make your yard the envy of the neighborhood!

Retail: $374

Upcoming auction.

 

flower-house3. Gardman 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse

Want a greenhouse that’s easy to set up and small?

  • Small greenhouse with 4 shelves for deck, patio, or balcony
  • Ideal for seed propagation and plant growing and display
  • Sturdy shelves for pots and seed trays; plastic cover with full length roll up zipper
  • Dimensions when built: 62 by 27 by 19 inches (h x l x w); each tier is 12-1/2 inches high

Retail $52

Upcoming auction.

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4. Poly-Tex Mythos Series 6 x 8 foot Greenhouse, Green

Now this  is a serious greenhouse for all your seed starting and flower growing needs!

The Nature Green hobby greenhouse is sure to get you up and growing in no time! Save money by starting your plants early from seed and extend your season by protecting plants from fall frosts. The clear, twin-wall polycarbonate panels on the Nature greenhouse have twice the heat retention of single layer panels so it’s great for overwintering those pampered patio pots. Conserve water by using the downspout to collect rainwater! So many ways you can go green and a great way to get maximum use out of your green thumb. Get growing today and let the Nature help you bring your green dreams to life.

Attractive Green Frame: Natural green powder-coated aluminum frame fits the theme of any landscaping;
Strong, bolt-together aluminum frame: Corrosion resistant aluminum frame features strong bolt together connections that go together quickly and easily; Twin-wall polycarbonate panels: Clear, 4mm UV stabilized twin-wall polycarbonate panels provide excellent heat retention and diffused, even light that your plants will love.

Retail: $783

Upcoming auction.

polytexWhat are you going to plant?

 

Porthole Garden photo by Martin Stone

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Deals on Superfoods from Four Sigma Foods

As  seen in Vogue, The Telegraph, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Bazaar, Fox News and more, Four Sigma Foods™ offers innovative superfoods derived from herbs and mushrooms. Did you know that mushrooms share about 40% of our DNA? Four Sigma Foods harnesses the power of mushrooms and offers it in convenient, fast food pouches to be added with water.

Great news, DealDash is now offering Four Sigma Foods products so you could get a great deal if you want to try these superfoods!

DealDash currently features three products from Four Sigma Foods, a pack of 5 boxes of ten herb sachets, “Mind,” “Sport” and a box of Instant Shiitake tea. The sachets that can be easily opened and poured into a glass or water bottle.

“Our mission is to democratize mushrooms. We see immunological issues ‘along with hormonal and digestive problems’ as the key thing to solve in order to help people live healthier.”

Four Sigma Foods is an American company founded by a few bright Finnish guys. They firmly believe that nature has the solution to optimal health. Most of the natural foods on the market today are ineffective or inconvenient, they’ve offered a solution to this problem: Fast superfoods in convenient sachets that just need to be added to water. Why mushrooms? They claim that fungi and bacteria are key elements of a healthy diet.

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 “Top 3 Benefits of Mind Hebs
  1. Improves memory and learning function
  2. Creates calm, relaxed concentration
  3. Restores balance and reduces stress

Combining Eleuthero, Gotu kola, Goji berries and Ahwagandha, this delicately bittersweet, earthy tasting adaptogen herbal blend is chock full of benefits, as well as balancing and calming properties. Use this all-killer, no-filler blend to provide a boost when you need to perform a mental task at full capacity and calm anxiety when faced with stressful situations. Unlike stimulants, adaptogens don’t overstimulate, they rejuvenate, so load up and realize your cognitive potential!”

See more at: http://www.dealdash.com/battle.aphp?auction_id=2902281#sthash.YjA04B3h.dpuf

Get deals on Four Sigma Foods by bidding on DealDash.

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“Top 3 Benefits of Sport Herbs

  1. Increases stamina and recovery response
  2. Prevents exhaustion
  3. Balances nervous system

Who knew the right combination of just 4 adaptogen herbs could bring about such physical prowess? The Russians did. Now we do too, and soon so will you. Schisandra, Goji berries, Rhodiola and Eluethero are brought together in the form of a complex yet tasty powder to increase strength, boost energy, as well as prevent oxidation damage and fatigue during and after workouts. Ditch the synthetics and get the real deal in our Sports Herbs blend. Your Qi and your rockin’ body will thank you.”

See more at: http://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2885769#sthash.NJbqS5xP.dpuf

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Four Sigma Foods™ – Instant Shiitake – 20 Herbal Mushroom Tea Bags

Did you know that for thousands of years in Asia shiitake has been used to heal the skin, support the liver, enliven the blood and boost Qi (life force). It’s a great, natural way to detox. This tea also includes . Schisandra berry, the #1 beauty herb in Asia, and dandelion to detoxify and support the skin.   Natural vitamin C from rose hip multiplies the bioavailability of all the active components.

“Each Instant Shiitake sachet contains 1500 mg of strong shiitake extract. Note that we don’t only powder the mushrooms, but process them properly to ensure the effectiveness. The mushrooms have been extracted in both hot water and alcohol for all the beneficial compounds to become bioavailable.”

The final extraction is standardised to contain 30% polysaccharide content. We then combine the spray dried extract powder with natural and pure herbs, schisandra (900 mg), dandelion and rose hip.Shiitake mushroom, the active ingredient in Instant Shiitake, is a true beauty food.”

Sounds good, right?

Top 3 Benefits of Shiitake

  1. Nurtures skin and beauty
  2. Supports the liver
  3. Detoxifies blood

- See more at: http://www.dealdash.com/battle.php?auction_id=2885764#sthash.YsWmDw5V.dpuf

The Shiitake tea is valued at $35 for a box of 20 tea bags and the Mind and Sport boxes are worth $100.  ! Be sure to bid on the Shiitake tea and superfoods pouches from Four Sigma Foods on DealDash to save! The last box sold for just $0.01 – 1 bid! The box of Mind herbs sold for $0.87, and the Sport box sold for just $0.29.

 

 

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Deals for a Newborn Baby, Perfect Baby Shower Gifts!

Are you expecting a new baby or know someone who is? Save money on a lot of great baby items to help make an expecting mom’s life easier!

This new Levana Stella digital baby video monitor makes old fashioned baby monitors a thing of the past. Can’t be in the same room as your baby? Watch him or her on this 4.3″screen. It offers 36 hours of battery life. Not only it this a baby monitor, it includes two-way radio technology so you can hear your baby and sing baby to sleep.

“Invisible LED night vision Invisible infrared LEDs provide a clear image of your child in the dark up to 12ft away. Your newborn will sleep more soundly without the distracting red LED lights found on traditional baby video monitors Smart LED Indicator Ring Sound indicator ring changes color with the sound of your baby’s voice alerting you if she if crying out when you have the volume turned down and features adjustable sensitivity. 3 soothing lullabies Does your newborn love the sound of lullabies before bed and cry out for more when the music stops? Stella has three lullabies that can be remotely activated and changed by your parent unit. Expandable up to 4 cameras Stella’s expandable system grows with your family; add up to three additional cameras to conveniently view up to four areas of your home on one monitor. ”

This is a one-per-user item meaning each user can only win this item once. The Levana Stella Digital Video Monitor retails for $234, but bid on it on DealDash and save!

 

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Help baby wean his/her way to real food with this great Vital Baby Weaning container kit. Valued at $34. Bid on this weaning kit offered for both baby boys and girls on DealDash.Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 8.13.54 PMSave money on wipes with this jumbo pack of 800 baby wipes by Parent’s Choice. If you bid and don’t win just use buy-it-now for $22 and get your placed bids back into your account.  Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 8.11.26 PM This handy and portable Baby Trend Nursery Center Playard has a buy it now price of $160 but recently sold with just 40 bids!

The Baby Trend Nursery Center Playard offers a safe place for your baby to play or to sleep. With music for stimulation and gentle vibration for sleep, your newborn will enjoy his or her time spent in the baby playard.

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Next time you need to buy a baby shower  gift look no further than these and more, DealDash.com baby auctions!

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Great Deals Under $1 on DealDash

Check out these awesome deals that were won recently by DealDash bidders for under $1!

  • Rachael Ray serveware set valued at $77 ended for $0.35.
  • Brother 20-Stitch Sewing Machine valued at $69 sold for $0.12
  • Cat Chow Purina Naturals cat food valued at $21 went for $0.56
  • Hamilton Beach 4-Slice Cool Touch Toasted sold for $0.49 – valued at $49
  • 24 pack of Duracell batteries sold for $0.84, valued at $24
  • Ultrasonic Drop Shape Humidifier sold for $0.19 and it’s valued at $57

dealdash-endedAs you can see DealDash sells a variety of items, items for your home, items for your pets, men, women, children! Great gifts are even better when you save money on them!

Save money by using these bidding tips on DealDash

1. Bid with Bid Buddy!

When you’re bidding with the bid button and waiting until the last 2-1 second of the auction timer you could lose. Bid buddy bids for you and gets your bid in every time before it hits 0. It’s easier to trust the bid buddy than to miss the bid button when you’re watching an item.

2. Bid before it’s too late.

Ok, so this one may seem obvious. Ever notice an auction that you really want to bid on but when you try to bid it says it’s closed to new bidders? This is because DealDash has a feature called “No Jumper” on every single auction. Once an auction price hits $5.00 (sometimes less depending on the promotion. Like right now DealDash’s no jumper auctions are set to $3.00, so once 300 bids are received the auction is restricted to bidders who have bid in the last 300 bids.

3. Buy it Now!

Buy it Now – so you want the item you are bidding on but you don’t win (this often happens) you won’t win every item you bid on, really – unless you really have deep pockets and get lucky it’s really hard to predict winning. So – after you bid and spend money bidding and you don’t win, how can you recoup your bidding costs? You can use “buy it now” when you buy an item you pay the stated price on the auction bidding area and you will get all of the bids you placed back into your bidding account so you can try to win next time.

How do you bid to win on DealDash?

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