Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Pesach Fun!

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I love being able to bring you the best of Groupon's deals - this post is all about Entertainment and Attractions, specifically over Pesach!

Planning your Pesach activities? Check out these deals for discount admission to various attractions all around the country -- they should all be valid for Pesach fun (though terms and conditions can change at any time)! Vouchers vary from slight discounts to 50% off or more:

The Monkey Shelter


Ice Skating in Eilat 

Park Eretz Hatzvi

Graffiti Workshops in Florentin, Tel Aviv

Pesach "Happening" at the Kiryat Ono Pool - 25 shekels for an adult, 40 shekels for a kid, for all day pool and fun!

Discount games at Laser Tag Planet, Haifa!

MadaTech in Haifa

Derech Ha'Etz Park

Beit Oren "Fun Day" (Horseback Riding, "Tomcar" ride) (there is an additional fee at the gate for Pesach and other special days)

Extreme Park at Montfort Lake (Maalot)

Jimbolee in Hadera

Reptile Center, Katzrin

Flyboard Experience on the Kinneret

Kinneret Water Sports

Speedboating on the Kinneret

Maimonides Puzzle Room (book with code Kosherfrugal for 10% off)

Havat Gan Eden, Be'er Yaakov

Funky Monkey (playplace) in Ashdod

JumpPark in Netanya

JumpPark in Rishon

Shachmatipus -- Climbing Wall in Kiryat Malachi

Strawberry Picking in Ramot Hashavim

Strawberry Picking in Hod Hasharon

Technoda - if you want Pesach tickets, make sure you buy the one that is valid during Pesach, not the one for the week before!

Bowling in Eilat

Ein Gedi Botanical Gardens

Agam Nitzanim (Ashdod)

Urban Climbing in Rechovot (does not include rental fee for climbing shoes)

Igudan Water Treatment Facility, Rishon (includes the "green circus" show) for 10 shekels

If you're planning a vacation, check out these tips before you get started!

Be sure to check eLuna for discount restaurant vouchers or click here for Groupon restaurant deals!

If you're looking for free activities for Pesach, be sure to follow my blog on Facebook to get all the updates. You can check out what's already been published in these posts:


Monday, March 12, 2018

Warning: Raspberry Jelly

The public should be aware that recent tests showed a significant presence insects in the following product:

תמונהBrand: Shkediya
Product: Red Raspberry Jelly, 70% fruit
Barcode: 729001447219
Production date: 22.11.2107

What can I say? I don't want to eat bugs any more than the next person! So watch out if you have this product.

The product is not currently being recalled, but if you find bugs in yours, I highly recommend you call the company at the phone number listed on the label.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Free Activities for Pesach 5778 (2018)! (Part 2) (Festival Even BaGalil)

The Annual Sculpture Festival (Even BaGalil) is another event you can go to this Pesach for FREE!

In Maalot-Tarshicha, on April 1-3, 2018, during the festival, you'll be able to catch tons of free family activities - street theater, concerts, craft activities, art exhibits, a petting zoo, and plenty of other activities.

In addition to the free offerings, some activities will be available for a fee.

Find this festival at Montfort Lake!


Watch this blog for more updates about free and discounted activities on Pesach!

Check out Part 1 of this series HERE

Food Recall! (Smoked Salmon)

There's been another smoked salmon recall you should know about!

Here are the details of the recall:

Brand: Delidag
Product: Smoked Salmon, refrigerated
Barcode: 7290008340618
Size: 100g packages
Production Date: 13.2.2018
Expiration Date: 14.3.2018

This product is being recalled because tests show that samples were contaminated with listeria.

Consumers who have purchased this product are instructed NOT to eat it. To arrange for a refund, please call Delidag customer service at 1-800-504-050

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Free Activities for Pesach 5778 (2018)! (Part 1) (Mapa U'Matzah)

   Everyone has been waiting for this! I am so happy to be able to start bringing you this year's list of FREE THINGS TO DO ON PESACH!

For Pesach 2018 / 5778 there are a few different initiatives to bring free culture and entertainment to the public. This is really great news! We all know how much the regular expenses of the holiday can stress us out, without even beginning to think about entertainment! I highly recommend you take advantage of the free offerings!

Here's the first set:

Mapa U'Matza Program -- These free sites are sponsored by the Council for the Conservation of Heritage Sites

On Chol Hamoed, April 2 and 3, 2018 (18-19 Nissan), twelve heritage sites will be open to the public, for free, and will offer various activities and presentations. More details below!

I have done my best to translate the information that appears online in Hebrew, and find websites in English for the museums whenever possible. I put significant energy and time into doing this, and I ask that when sharing the information I have written here, please do so by linking back to this page. Thank you in advance.

Participating FREE sites:

Chaim Shturman House, Kibbutz Ein Harud, 10 am - 2pm

Founders' Settlement in Rosh Pinah, 9 am - 4 pm

Kinneret Courtyard, Moshava Kinneret, 10 am - 4 pm

Maimonides Heritage Center, Tiberias, 9 am - 2 pm

Beit She'an Museum, Beit She'an, 9:30 am - 2 pm (warning: link opens a word document! It's legit. Just very odd. Sorry) (for the Hebrew website, click here)

Jezreel Valley Museum, Kibbutz Yifat, 4pm - 7pm

Herzl Museum, Jerusalem, 9 am - 5 pm

Begin Center, Jerusalem, 9 am - 7 pm (Wed. at 11:00 - in English!)

Yad L'Banim Ramle Museum, Ramle, 9 am - 4 pm

Ben Gurion House, Tel Aviv, 9 am - 4 pm

Bialik Center, Tel Aviv, 9 am - 2 pm

Hadassah House, Hebron, 9 am - 5 pm

I'll be posting more information about free and discount entertainment on Pesach in the coming days, so be sure to follow me on facebook or sign up to get email updates (link on the right hand side of this page) from this website.  

Check out Part 2 of this series HERE

Thursday, March 8, 2018

iHerb extra savings!

This post contains my iHerb referral link. You'll save money using it (even existing customers), and I may be compensated by iHerb. It won't cost you extra - but it WILL save you money!

 I've promised to share iHerb deals whenever I hear about them, so none of you will miss out on the extra savings! So here's the current deal:

Save an extra 10% off all Women's Health products, with promo code WDAY2018 (promo code should automatically be added to your cart when you click this link)!

This coupon code is good thru March 12th at 10:00 A.M. Pacific Standard Time (PST)

You can also get the additional discount off your order when you use my referral code (QEJ101) or by clicking any of the following links:

And if you use Shipping Savers, you can get really affordable shipping, even if you choose DHL Express shipping (I highly recommend this shipping method)! You can sort for Shipping Savers on iHerb by clicking the Shipping Saver checkbox on the lefthand side of the page. Check out my Shipping Saver suggestions, too!

Not sure if shopping at iHerb makes sense?
I shop there pretty often, as you may already know. I find it makes life easier for me - not only do they make it easy to find some "hard to find" products my family needs (like fragrance free shower products), but I save a significant amount of money on things like vitamins and probiotics. So many products are definitely less expensive at iHerb than at my local stores, and shipping is VERY affordable as I mentioned above.

Here are some of the things I like to buy at iHerb:

Palm Oil (this eco-friendly version is not available in Israel at all, and is perfect for making frosting or fudge)

Magnesium Tablets (these and many other supplements are quite pricey in Israel and iHerb is a great way to save!)

Stash Teas (I buy these when they are on sale, as the sale price comes out to less than the lowest price I can find herbal teas for locally, and these are just SO MUCH HIGHER quality than teas I can find for an affordable price!)

Vitamin D (so many people are deficient, it turns out! And my doctor prescribed a rather high dose, and what's sold here is very low dose and more expensive)

Probiotics are far less expensive from iHerb than any I've found in Israel, and they don't weigh much! Many of these are "shipping savers" - so they'll lower your shipping costs for the whole order if you add them in!

EO shower gel (we like this kid friendly all-in-one shower product that doesn't irritate our skin!)

Ricola throat drops (these work out to be only slightly less expensive than the local price, so I use them as a "filler" product, never as my "reason for buying")

Witch Hazel (it's really not easy to find witch hazel products locally, and if you love witch hazel, you'll be thrilled with iherb's price. This one is a toner with alcohol in it - some people like the alcohol in it, but if you don't, they also have plenty of no-alcohol witch hazel products)

Coffee Filters (unbleached) - I can find the #4 size locally, but I use the #2 size, and can't always find unbleached, and it's so easy to order it, rather than running around town!

Brown Rice Pasta (only when they're on sale, great for people who don't eat wheat! The local equivalent is more expensive unless there's an amazing sale)

Grapefruit Seed Extract (similar product, 1/4 of the size, cost more than twice as much at my health food store, and many people are convinced this keeps colds away,!)

Essential Oils (I use them in homemade cleaners) - for a fraction of the price here in Israel! Yes, they are real and natural (and very importantly, not an MLM)!

Soy-free Teriyaki Sauce (for my soy allergic child)

Calendula Cream (so soothing and wonderful for eczema!)

Aquaphor Ointment - impossible to buy locally! (lately this has been out of stock at iherb, but you can ask to be notified when it's available). When it's not available, you might find CeraVe to be a good alternative.

I also regularly check the Specials Page to see if products I use are on sale and work out to a better deal thru iHerb during a sale, and I also occasionally will order a hard-to-find spice.

If you haven't ordered from iHerb, now is the perfect time to check it out!
And please let me know what your favorite deals are!

Don't get surprised by import taxes! If you are ordering items from overseas, be sure to familiarize yourself with the most recent personal import regulations!