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QoW - Leah V

QuiBidder of the Week – Leah V.

Jan, 26th 2015 in Testimonials by Valerie German

Congratulations to the new QuiBidder of the Week, Leah!

Leah is a bright, smiling part of our community! Recent wins include a new set of flatware, Pig Of the Month, a large skillet and earphones for her husband! She’s also shared some really great reviews of her wins with us!

Keep reading to learn a little about her experiences bidding on QuiBids. Be sure to congratulate her in the comments below!



Chile Rellenos Casserole

Treat Yourself to a Tasty Easy Dinner This Week With a Chile Rellenos Casserole

Jan, 26th 2015 in Products, Recipes by Valerie German

Today’s recipe from our friends at Gardening With Children is full of flavor and very easy to prepare. Better yet, when the chiles are in season, this recipe also works with fresh peppers!

Chile Rellenos Casserole

This recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com.

Shopping List:

  • 2 cans whole green chile peppers, drained
  • 8 oz cheese of your choice (cheddar, colby-jack, etc)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 5oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • can opener
  • 9×13 casserole dish

Optional:

Top your casserole with diced green onions, black olives or even jalapenos! If adding, sprinkle them on top of the casserole for the last 10 minutes or so of cooking.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Lay half of the chiles evenly in bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the cheese, and cover with remaining chiles. In a bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, cumin and flour, and pour over the top of the chilies.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, pour enchilda sauce evenly over the top and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese. Continue baking another 15 minutes. Serve!

 
Chile Rellenos Casserole

Cooking Tools Help

Don’t have one of the cooking tools needed for this recipe? Not to worry, QuiBids has you covered!


Core Kitchen Contemporary Can Opener



Core Kitchen Contemporary Can Opener

The Core Kitchen Contemporary Can Opener has comfort grip handles for an easy hold and easy to open can opener. Buy it now for $9.99 and get 1 Free Bids!


Anolon Vesta Stoneware 9 x 13-Inch Rectangular Baker



Anolon Vesta Stoneware 9 x 13-Inch Rectangular Baker

The Anolon Vesta Stoneware 9-Inch x 13-Inch Rectangular Baker provides every creative cook an ideal platform for creative flavor-building and more. The durability and functionality of Vesta Stoneware begins with superior stoneware construction and continues with each piece’s sleek, shapely design and a solid color glaze inspired by fine foods and flavors. Elegantly-tapered walls with tulip-flared rims and curved handles offer plenty of room for potholder grip and provide the finishing touch for superb presentation. Buy it now for $49.99 and get 5 Free Bids!


 

Gardening With Children

Gardening With Children

Gardening With Children is a Facebook page about having fun with your children. It focuses on spending time outdoors with gardening, crafts and games, food filled with tasty vegetables, and building an appreciation of the world around us. Check them out!


 
 

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QuiBids Top QuiBidders Community Rewards - 2015

New Ways to Earn Top QuiBidders Community Rewards

Jan, 21st 2015 in Contests, Tips & Strategy by Blake Brown

Say goodbye to the Leaderboard!

We’ve had the Top QuiBidders leaderboard for over 2 years now, but like all good things, it must come to an end. Starting February 1st, 2015, we will no longer have the Leaderboard, which means you will no longer be able to earn and track TQ points. However, that doesn’t mean we’ll stop giving out rewards for your contributions to the Q community.

First, we absolutely do not want to put an end to the vibrant and helpful community that has been formed on our page these past few years. If anything, we want to make it grow and add even more value to your QuiBids experience in 2015. After listening to your feedback, we feel that the leaderboard is rewarding quantity as opposed to quality, which is why we are making the below changes starting 2-1. So with that in mind, keep reading to learn the new ways you can earn free bids and gameplays for your participation and contributions to the Q community.



Victoria D. - QoW January 19, 2015

QuiBidder of the Week – Victoria D.

Jan, 19th 2015 in Testimonials by Valerie German

Congratulations to the new QuiBidder of the Week, Victoria!

Victoria’s been having a busy January on QuiBids. She’s already begun next year’s Christmas gift shopping, has gotten a new knife set for herself, a Frozen fleece for her daughter, and whoopie pies for the whole family! Not every win was easy, but she was determined to stand her ground!

Keep reading to learn a little about her experiences bidding on QuiBids. Be sure to congratulate her in the comments below!



QuiBids and Gardening with Children Present - Dilled Lentil Salad

Fresh, Colorful and Fun – The Dilled Lentil Salad

Jan, 19th 2015 in Products, Recipes by Valerie German

Are you looking for something fresh, color and fun to add to your table? This Dilled Lentil Salad recipe, shared by our friends over at Gardening With Children fits the bill. It’s easy to make, and perfect for those of us who like to tweak a recipe to make it our own!

Dilled Lentil Salad

This recipe courtesy of epicurious.com.

Shopping List:

  • 1 cup dried lentils (preferably small French lentils)
  • 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 lb tomatoes, diced (2 cups)
  • 4 large scallions, thinly sliced (3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • knives
  • large stockpot

Directions:

  1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan with lentils, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until lentils are just tender, 15 to 25 minutes. Drain in a large sieve, then transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Toss hot lentils with tomatoes, scallions, dill, basil, vinegar, oil, pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste.

Notes

As is often the case, I couldn’t leave the recipe alone the second time around. I made the following changes, cherry tomatoes cut in half instead of diced tomato. I found it made the salad less wet and kept longer. I also used red onion in place of scallions and added petite diced carrots because my daughter loves carrots. Perhaps my biggest changes though were in the seasonings. We love garlic and dill in our house so I added more garlic and only used dill, no basil. Next time I think I might make the herb and liquid mixture up first and then marinate the onions and tomatoes prior to combining them all with the lentils.

This was a hit and we’ll be making this again soon. Maybe even later today!

Cooking Tools Help

Don’t have one of the cooking tools needed for this recipe? Not to worry, QuiBids has you covered!


Ginsu Chikara 12-Piece Knife Block Set



Ginsu Chikara 12-Piece Knife Block Set

Ginsu’s blades are made from fully forged Japanese stainless steel that is known for its stain and rust resistance, strength and its ability to hold and incredible sharp edge. Buy it now for $139.99 and get 14 Free Bids!


Berghoff Earthchef 8-Quart Stainless Steel Covered Stock Pot



Berghoff Earthchef 8 qt Stainless Steel Covered Stock Pot


 

Gardening With Children

Gardening With Children

Gardening With Children is a Facebook page about having fun with your children. It focuses on spending time outdoors with gardening, crafts and games, food filled with tasty vegetables, and building an appreciation of the world around us. Check them out!


 
 

View Live Auctions on QuiBids

Follow QuiBids’s board Mmmm on Pinterest.

Products shown are currently for US customers, but may vary per market and subject to availability.




Thomas Kinkade - Blessings of Autumn

Popular canvas artwork from Thomas Kinkade now available on QuiBids!

Jan, 15th 2015 in Products by Blake Brown

Thomas Kinkade (1958 – 2012) was an American Painter who is notable for his artwork with glowing highlights and saturated pastel colors. We’ve noticed that canvas art from Kinkade have been gaining popularity on QuiBids, so our merch team decided to expand the product selection to include even more canvas art from Thomas Kinkade! We’ve listed a few of the most popular pieces below. Use the Pinterest buttons to pin your faves. Also, you can click on each image to go to the product page. Once there, you can find upcoming auctions to add to your Watchlist, or you can simply choose to “buy now” from the QuiBids store and you’ll get free bids with your purchase! Keep reading to see some of the artwork available right now on QuiBids. 



Improve your bidding knowledge

QuiBidders share bidding tips after being challenged by fellow bidder, David.

Jan, 14th 2015 in Tips & Strategy by Valerie German

Earlier this week, QuiBidder David G challenged the QuiBids Facebook community to “find a way to bring something NEW to the table which adds to our bidding knowledge.” It’s only been two days, but we’ve been so pleased to see the results so far. Thanks David G., and thank you QuiBidders. You are amazing!



QuiBidder of the Week – Darinka F.

QuiBidder of the Week – Darinka F.

Jan, 12th 2015 in Testimonials by Valerie German

Congratulations to the new QuiBidder of the Week, Darinka!

Darinka’s QuiBidder of the Week entry this week was a fun idea for those of you with children. She won a gift card for each of her children and let them pick out something to buy for themselves during these cold, cold days! You can’t beat those smiling faces! Darinka is also active in the communitee. She likes to make sure her fellow QuiBidders remember to enter the daily Twitter contests and also the Daily Sweepstake.

Keep reading to learn a little about her experiences bidding on QuiBids. Be sure to congratulate her in the comments below!



December 2014 Top QuiBidders Winners

The December 2014 Top QuiBidders Winners are…

Jan, 8th 2015 in Contests, Testimonials by Valerie German

Congratulations to the December 2014 Top QuiBidders Winners!

December was a grand month on QuiBids. With the 12 Days of QuiBids promotion and all the creativity from our users on the page, it was truly an exciting month! Before we look back on the month we’d like to take a moment to recognize the Free Bids and Gameplay winners from December. Below are a list of the winners. Each of these bidders won rewards for their contributions to the QuiBids community on Facebook. 



QuiBidder of the Week – Shanon G

QuiBidder of the Week – Shanon G.

Jan, 5th 2015 in Testimonials by Valerie German

Congratulations to the new QuiBidder of the Week, Shanon!

This week’s QuiBidder of the Week is a name we all know! Recently, Shanon has been working on winning quilts for her family. We’ve gotten to see two lovely ones so far. And who can forget the adorable picture of her children from December wrapped snug in their blankets, also won on QuiBids.

Keep reading to learn a little about her experiences bidding on QuiBids. Be sure to congratulate her in the comments below!