Monday, February 8, 2016

BrainPop (Israel) Discount!


Are you a Clalit (Health Fund/Kupat Cholim) member?

If you are - and you want to get your kids a BrainPop membership, you can get a great discount!

BrainPop is an educational website used around the world to help children learn many subjects, including Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts, Art, Music, and more. Israel's BrainPop site is in Hebrew, and offers an optional ESL site for Hebrew speakers to work on their English.

Normally, BrainPop membership costs 220 shekels/yr for either BrainPopIL or BrainPop ESL, and a combined membership (both sites) costs 299 shekels. But if you are a Clalit member, you can sign up using this link to get a 50% discount for whichever membership package you choose!

I'll be posting more deals and discounts for you as soon as I find them!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Price Controlled Foods - Updated Prices

The Ministry of Finance announced today that they will be lowering the prices of price controlled dairy products and eggs. The new prices are listed below. As soon as they announce what day these prices will go into effect (sometime this week), I will post an update here!

They are also trying to find a way to add basic fruits and vegetables to the "basket" of price controlled foods. I will update you if this happens!


Full list of Price Controlled Groceries

The prices listed below are the MAXIMUM prices for the specified items - in theory, a store can discount it further, if they want to.
If a store is selling price controlled items for a higher price, they are in violation of the law. You can (and should) report these violations!

Here are the items that are supervised, and the maximum price to consumers:

(The prices shown below are for the entire country, excluding Eilat. Eilat is exempt from VAT, so prices there will be lower.)

Lechem Achid (I believe this is about 65% whole grain) - 750g loaf, 5.07 (was 5.11)
White bread, 750g loaf, 5.07 (was 5.11)Challah or yeast cake, 500g, 5.11 (was 5.15)  (don't ask me what kind of yeast cake this is referring to, I have no idea!)Lechem Achid, sliced and packaged, 750g, 7.02 (was 7.08) White bread, sliced and packaged, 500g, 6.24 (was 6.29)
Regular Kitchen Salt, Fine Kitchen Salt, Fine Table Salt, and Coarse Table salt, 1 kg, 2.07, (was 2.09) 

UPDATES will be made to these products: 
3% milk, 1 liter, bag, 5.00  (was 5.11)

1% milk, 1 liter, bag, 4.65 (was 4.76)
3% milk, 1 liter, carton, 5.75 (was 5.90) 
1% milk, 1 liter, carton, 5.40 (was 5.55)
Eshel, 4.5% fat, 200ml, 1.55 (was 1.59)  
Gil, 3% fat, 200ml,  1.40 (was 1.44) 
Sour Cream, 15% fat, 200ml, 2.20 (was 2.28)
Sweet Cream, 38% fat, 250ml, 5.95 (was 6.20)  
Butter, regular, 100g, 3.80 (was 3.92) 
Emek Cheese (at the cheese counter), per kg, 41.30 (was 42.93)  
Gilboa Cheese (at the cheese counter), per kg, 39.25 (was 40.80) 
Gvinah Levana (white cheese), 5% fat, 250g, 4.60 (was 4.80)   
XL eggs, regular, 1 dozen, 12.50 (was 13.10)
L eggs, regular, 1 dozen, 11.45 (was 12.00)
M eggs, regular, 1 dozen, 10.55 (was 11.10)

Do you ever see stores overcharging? Have you ever made a report to the supervisory board?

Food Recall

Mama Mary Food Factory (kosher, Rabbanut Kiryat Yam) has announced a recall of the following items, due to the presence of salmonella during a routine quality test:

Meat-filled Dumplings (called כיסונים in Hebrew), 800g package with code MEC 27.12.15
with expiration date 27.02.2016


Kiev-style Meat Filled Dumplings, 1kg package, with code MEC 29.12.15, and expiration date 29.02.16

Consumers are asked to return these products to the store where purchased.

If you have any questions about this recall, you can reach "Mama Mary" at 04-875-4803

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FREE ADMISSION to the Bloomfield Science Museum (NOW)!

I hope you are spontaneous!

Today, from 4pm - 10 pm you can get into the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem FOR FREE!

They will have a digital planetarium show, a show about life on other planets, telescopes (dress warmly) will be set up for viewing the night skies, a family mobile-building project, and more!

English speakers, take note: There will be a lecture in English, given by Korean female astronaut Dr. Yi So-yeon, for an audience of age 12+

There are lots of other lectures and workshops, you can see the full list here.

Have fun!