Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Escape Room Deals!

Have you tried out any Escape Rooms? 

They're so popular right now, but it can turn into a really pricey hobby, and no matter how much fun they are, you might find yourself thinking twice (and they ARE fun!).

So, I've gathered some discount deals for you - this way you can go to them without paying full price!

Check out these deals:

(some links in this post are affiliate links. I may get a small commission if you make a purchase using these links. Thanks in advance for your support!)

Get 10% off at the Maimonides Puzzle Room in Tiberias. Use code "Kosherfrugal" when you make your reservation! Reservations required. Call 053-530-3018 to reserve your time slot.





The "Davinci Secret" - Escape Room in Rishon. Save 110nis for a group of 4 using this Groupon deal! Deal is valid for 60 days from date of purchase. Valid only during certain hours. You MUST reserve a time slot after you purchase the Groupon, and be sure to tell them you purchased a Groupon. Call 03-9175037 for more information.

The Exorcist Escape Room
in Bat Yam.
 Discount tickets available - 3 people for 189 nis or 4 people for 229nis. Groupon is valid for 3 months after purchase, and only for specific days/time slots. You must reserve your time slot after you purchase the Groupon. Call
052-5485548 for more information.



"No Exit" Escape Room in Netanya. Discount tickets available - 3 people for 179 nis or 4 people for 237nis.
Valid till the end of March. Reservations required. Call 053-7247736 with any questions


Step By Step Escape Room in Ramat Gan. Discount tickets available: 4 people for 219nis or 5 people for 239nis. Valid for 2 months from the date of purchase, for certain days/times. You must reserve your time slot after you purchase the Groupon. Call 053-3065608 to reserve, or with your questions.


"Walter's Lab" Escape Room in Rishon.
Discount tickets available: 3 people for 189nis, 4 people for 249nis or 5 people for 299nis. Valid for 60 days from the date of purchase, for certain days/times. You must reserve your time slot after you purchase the Groupon via the company's website. Call 03-9213324 with your questions.



"Try to Escape" Roomin Haifa. Discount tickets available: 2 people for 150nis, 3 people for 190nis or 4 people for 240nis. Valid for 2 months from the date of purchase, for certain days/times. You must reserve your time slot after you purchase the Groupon via the company's website. Call 054-2394124 with your questions.



 "Circus of Terror" Escape Room in Kiryat Bialik
Discount tickets available: 1 person for 69nis, 2 people for 129nis. Valid for 90 days from the date of purchase, for certain days/times. You must reserve your time slot after you purchase the Groupon via the company's website




This week's deals!



Kosherfrugal.com 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!

By the way, the last few deals I've ordered have arrived really quickly! I'm in the Golan and some of my purchases arrived within 3 days!

Consumer items and more:


Here's a deal for a portable power bank - charge your cellphone on the go!

"Blu" brand smartphone for just 449 nis (with free shipping), for those who need an inexpensive phone!


Print your pictures - get a printed photo album for just 49nis (instead of 156nis!)


Jewelry gifts just got a lot more affordable with this deal - pay 50 shekels for a 100 nis voucher for jewelry at Petel Jewelry and Watches!


Need compression socks for circulation issues and leg swelling? Now you can get them in Israel for just about 40 shekels!


Food Related: 


Try out the new "La Place" restaurant in Netanya for 50% off with this deal!


If you're in the Haifa area, check out this deal for a buffet breakfast at the Bay View Hotel

Workshops and Things to do:


Learn all about pottery in a 3 hr workshop for just 99nis! 

Pamper yourself at Chamat Gader at a BIG discount!

Escape Room Deal - "Try to Escape" in Haifa - save at least 100nis with the Groupon (save more with more participants)!

Try out "Urban Climbing" in Rehovot - fun for the whole family - at a great discount!



Get 10% off at the Maimonides Puzzle Room in Tiberias. Use code "Kosherfrugal" when you make your reservation!


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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Printable Coupons - About to Expire!

These coupons expire this week!

If you were thinking of trying out these products, do it while you can save!

Share them with your friends who may be interested!



iHerb Promo Code Inside!




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Thinking about making an iHerb order? Here's your chance to get $5.00 (USD) off your next iHerb order!

 
Starting now, and until Wednesday, get $5.00 off your order of $60.00 or more by using the coupon code FEBEND or click on this link to get $5.00 (USD) off your next iHerb order!


Also, the extra $15 fee has been waived for trackable DHL shipping, making it more affordable to place a heavier, larger order. To avoid any tax issues though, be sure your order totals no more than $75! (For more info about Israeli taxes on internet purchases, please click here.)

This code will expire on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

iHerb offers over 35,000 brand name natural products and reduced shipping rates. All orders are shipped from their GMP certified, air-conditioned warehouses in California and Kentucky.

Take advantage of this promo and do your shopping now!

If you're wondering why I have an iHerb obsession, be sure to check out my other posts about it!

(links in the post are Rewards programs links, and I may receive credit at iHerb when you shop. Thanks for your support!)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Food Recall - Tnuva Yogurt

Tnuva is recalling the following products because they may contain bits of plastic:

3 liter jugs of Tnuva labeled yogurt:
3% fat
4% fat
6.5% fat

Barcodes: 7290004132286, 7290000045771, and 7290014759237

with expiration dates between 25.2.2017 and 2.4.2017


Consumers who have purchased any of these products are warned NOT to eat them. Please call Tnuva customer service at 1-800-666-244 to arrange for a refund/replacement.
 


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This week's deals!




Kosherfrugal.com 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!


Consumer items and more:


Tight on space, lots of laundry? Check out this space saving laundry drying rack! (I have something similar and it is great!) 

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

Trying to find more space? Check out these space saving garbage receptacles!


Need help with neck pain? Try out this 19nis neck warmer that will ease your pain from a stiff neck!


Need pressure socks for circulation issues and leg swelling? Now you can get them in Israel for just about 40 shekels!


Need makeup brushes? Here's a set of 20 (!!!) for about 60 nis!

Need a Car Wash? Check out this 29 nis car wash deal in Jerusalem!


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)


Get an Israeli breakfast for 2 at Teresa in Cinema City (Jerusalem) for 59 nis! 

Workshops and Things to do:

Have fun making something beautiful! Check out this "Art Glass Studio" workshop deal for more than 50% off!

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

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!





Kosherfrugal.com 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:

Dvoriyah
Shivli
Um-al-Na'am
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!


This week's deals!

Kosherfrugal.com 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!


For your house:

Get a really easy-to-use coffee percolator for so little!

Healthify your kitchen with these glass casserole dishes - complete with glass covers. I have a set of these for Pesach and always think that I should have them for year-round too!


For when you're out:

Manicure/Pedicure starting at 29 nis - in Jerusalem on Derech Hebron

"The Night Watch" interactive game (requires a private car) in Jerusalem for more than half off. Groupon is valid until April 21, 2017 (it is valid during Pesach).

Try out the new Pink Park app to make parking in Tel Aviv and Gush Dan easier. Get half off 2 hrs of parking when you activate the app. One Groupon per phone number ONLY! 


Learn about refinishing your old furniture - attend a workshop for less than half price! (In Petach Tikva)

Live the Bible Workshop in the Old City of Yerushalayim (2 tickets for 48 nis, 3 for 69 nis, 4 for 89 nis)
 
Discount tickets to the Herzl Museum - an educational day out

Discount tickets to the Lantern Lit Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem with Reshit Yerushalayim

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

Get 10% off at the Maimonides Puzzle Room in Tiberias. Use code "Kosherfrugal" when you make your reservation!


Going out to eat? Check out these half-price vouchers for great restaurants!
 
If you'll be at Namal Tel Aviv, take advantage of this special deal: Meal for 2 for NIS 139 at Greg

Get a free Chocolate pizza for dessert at Bardak in Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem

Hope these deals save you money! Let me know what kinds of deals you want more of - leave a comment below!

Monday, February 6, 2017

2016 Maanak Avodah

Maybe you've heard about this already, and maybe this is new information for you. There is a reverse-tax benefit in Israel for low-income families. It's called the "Maanak Avodah" or "Working Grant".

(There is more detailed information below.)

Please don't miss out on this if you qualify - apply as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment later. It won't take much of your time to apply, and you can do it now, BEFORE YOU FORGET! The deadline to apply is November 30, 2017.
 
Updated information for the 2016 grant:

Who can apply for this grant?


You can apply for this grant if: 


1. You were employed or self employed
 

2. You were 23 years of age or older, with minor children, or 55 years of age or above, without minor children
 

3. You did not own more than 50% of a property or rights to a property in the 2016 tax year, other than your primary residence
 

4. If you have one or two children, or are age 55+ without children, and your average monthly income falls between 2,050 and 6,090 you may be eligible for this grant. If you are a single parent of 1-2 children (with custody of your minor children), average monthly income must fall between 1,260 and 9,330 NIS
 

5. If you have 3 or more children, and your average monthly income falls between 2,070 NIS and 6,766 NIS, you may be eligible for this grant. If you are a single parent of 3 or more children (with custody), you may qualify if your income is between 1,260 and 11,400 NIS per month.
How do you apply? 


Online, if you have applied at least once in the last TWO years.

If you have not applied in the last 2 years, all you have to do is go to the post office and answer a few questions. BE SURE to bring your teudat zehut (ID card) and either your checkbook or an "ishur" from your bank that you have an account with them. Please keep any paperwork you receive at the post office and/or in the mail. 


If you have questions after you've applied, or to check the status of your application, you can call *4954 or 1-222-4954 or 02-565-6400 to speak with the Tax Authority. 


How much can you expect to receive? 


The amount you receive will vary depending on your circumstances, and if you qualify, will vary from 20 shekels/month to 720 shekels/month (240 shekels yearly to 8,640 shekels yearly). (These amounts are based upon older information)


Your spouse's income may affect your eligibility, as may various other factors.


I hope this helps some of you out there! It's worth it to check if you are eligible. (If you're not eligible, that's not a bad thing, really. I know some of you complained to me last year that you were not eligible, but that means you are earning more money than the people this program is supposed to help.) 


AND, GET THIS: right now the system says you can apply for either 2015 or 2016 grants online. So for those of you who missed the 2015 deadline, you may still be able to apply! If you have never applied for this grant before, you can call Mas Hachnasa and request an extension - call *4954 and ask to apply for the ma'anak avodah late -- "liftoach pniyah l'maanak avodah b'ichur". You may be able to get them to let you apply late.

Please share this information with your friends and family who may benefit from it!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shabbat Menu Planning

This week, we're mostly doing Freezer Take-Out, as it's a pantry challenge week for us. It's good for me to make sure to use up the random things that have found their way into the freezer!

We'll be having:

Spelt Challot
Split Pea Soup (made fresh)
Turkey Wings
Spicy Chicken Breast
Black Bean Cholent (made fresh) with Kishke (for lunch)
Rice and Kugels that are in the freezer
Lettuce salad with honey-cinnamon oranges (picked up a 2 shekel head of lettuce!)


Here are some of our favorite kugel recipes:

Potato Kugel

Sweet Potato Kugel

Roasted Vegetable Kugel


What are you making for Shabbat? 


Recall/Allergen Warning - "Lugano" Cookies

Due to a packaging error, Glilit brand is recalling the following cookies:

Lugano cookies, filled with chocolate cream, 150g packages, with production date 16/12/16 and expiration date 16/12/17

Some packages may contain cookies filled with halvah instead of chocolate!

Customers with a sesame allergy are warned NOT to eat these cookies.

Please direct all inquiries, including those concerning returning the purchased product to customer service at 08-994-5276