Thursday, February 16, 2017

More Discount Eyeglasses - this time in the Golan

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Residents of Far Northern Israel - it's back! Here's your chance to get a really affordable eye exam and glasses if you missed it in Karmiel a few weeks ago!

This Friday, February 17, 2017 you have another chance to get subsidized eye exams and glasses, this time in the Golan. You'll be able to get a pair of glasses - frames + lenses for just 100 shekels! There is an option to have this fee waived in case of need. Please send a text to 052-4701380 to request a waiver.
The event will take place at Mercaz Tze'irim in Katzrin
(Library building, rear entrance). It's sponsored by "Pitchon Lev" and "Ezra Ba'Re'iyah".

Eye exams are available from 10am - 3pm

Hope this helps some of you out there! There's been a lot of discussion about the cost of glasses lately.
I'm sure there will be similar programs in other towns - please let me know if you know of any!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This week's deals! and Janglo have teamed up to bring you Groupon deals (and others) that you may have missed because of language issues. Check them out below!

(Some links in this post are affiliate links; I may get paid a commission when you purchase thru these links. Thanks in advance for your support!)
Here are some of the online deals I found this week - I hope they save you money!

Food Related: 

Get a French Cheese Platter (Mehadrin Kashrut) for half price (pick up in Givat Shaul, Jerusalem)

Pay 50nis for 100nis worth of takeout food from Kazablan on Fridays in Givat Ze'ev (only one per person per day, and not valid on Pesach)

Eat out at "Shakshuk" in Machane Yehuda (Jerusalem) for just less than half price! 

Gush Etzion Winery tours for 18NIS/couple or 35NIS for four!

Consumer items and more:

A Laptop Backpack is so useful - get one for under 60 nis right now!

Make Purim Memories album, starting at 10nis with FREE shipping!

Broken coat zipper? Check out the Fix-A-Zipper kit!

Looking for an inexpensive smartphone? - this one is 399 nis, with free shipping. And no worrying about extra import taxes!

Upgrade your pillows! (With CheetahBox Shipping)

Save on replacements heads for your Braun or Oral-B electric toothbrush, with free shipping

Tight on space? Check out these space saving garbage receptacles!

I hope you find these deals useful! Let me know what kinds of deals you want more of - leave a comment below!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Large-Scale Boil Water Advisory!

Thursday Update: the Boil Water Advisory has ended.

The Ministry of Health issued a Boil Water Advisory for the following towns today, due to irregularities found in water samples:

Kfar Tavor
Kfar Kama
Moshav Sarona (Eizor Taasiyah) (this notation was unclear and is my best guess as to what was meant)
Beit Sefer Kaduri
Moetza Eizorit Lower Galilee Building
Moshav Shadmot Devorah
Terra Santa Monastery
Kibbutz Beit Keshet
Moshav Kfar Kish
Kibbutz Gazit
Yavniel - Western neighborhood

Water must be boiled before use for any food preparation, drinking, dishwashing, toothbrushing, medication preparation and similar. Boil your water for at least 5 minutes and allow it to cool. Home water purifiers will not remove the problem.

This Boil Water Advisory is in effect until the Ministry of Health notifies otherwise.

Please share with your friends and family who may be affected and may not have heard!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Recent Recalls - Undeclared Allergens in a Number of Products

Here are few recent recalls/allergen alerts you may have missed:

"Maklot Vanil" is recalling the following cakes because of undeclared dairy ingredients:

"Nekudat Shokolad" - Pareve
"Jupiter" - Pareve
"Praline" - Pareve

All of these cakes made by this company are being recalled - with ALL expiration dates up to and including 30/04/17

Consumers with milk allergies should NOT eat these cakes!

Please direct your questions to the manufacturer, at 04-642-0222

Mars from Holland and Mars from England warn that the HEBREW labels on a number of products do not have correct Allergen Warnings. The ingredients list should prevail - if you are allergic to an item listed in the ingredients, DO NOT EAT THE PRODUCT, even if  your allergen is not listed in the allergen warning!

Labels are being corrected.

The mistake is evident on the following products: 
for illustrative purposes only

Snickers Mini
Snickers Bites
Snickers Bar
Snickers Multi-Pack
Snickers Bon-Bons


Mars Mini
Mars Multi-Pack
Mars Bar
Mars Bon-Bons


Twix Bites
Twix Multi-Pack
Twix Bar
Twix Mini

Bounty Bar

Bounty Mini

If you have any questions concerning this announcement, please call customer service at 03-524-0607

Please share this announcement with anyone you know who has a food allergy and may be at risk!