No, I'm not the EARLIEST mention of Christmas... I mean holiday... a word I presaged being used to describe the period of time between Halloween and New Year's Eve, as all our holidays become overwhelmed by Christmas and Halloween. The earliest mention came when an ad for a store featured a dog looking at what are clearly Christmas presents but called them only holiday presents.
But this isn't about how smart I am that I knew eventually all holidays would become one big Holiday. This is about how smart I am that I found a way to making Holiday shopping cheaper and more fun and more risk-free and more fun and cheaper.
Here is how: two words: DealDash.
Well, okay, that's one word but only because they smushed them together. IfIwritelikethisit'sstillallwords, amIright? Anyway, DealDash is this new site where you can buy stuff on auctions for really cheap and it's supereasy and practically risk-free. In fact, I think it is risk-free, but maybe you have a lower risk tolerance.
Here's how it works: Register (free!) and buy bids. The bids are always going on sale so they're practically nothing. Then bid on stuff you want: they're selling everything from gift cards in high denominations to a 42" TV to a pack of variety gourmet coffees.
If you WIN your auction, you win it and you probably got it for cheap: a 42" TV just sold for $29.17.
If you LOSE your auction, you can still get your bids back: DealDash gives 'em back to any first-timer who loses, and for others, if you lose you can still go buy the item through their site and get your bids back that way.
Oh, and there's a 100% no questions asked money back guarantee on your first purchase. 100%! That's EVERY PERCENT THAT EXISTS!
So you can't go wrong, listening to me, and I am saying: Go try Deal Dash,