Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Discount Eye Exams and Glasses - 23/3/2017




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

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 23, 2017 you have another chance to get subsidized eye exams and glasses, this time in Chatzor Haglilit. 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 050-326-7501 to request a waiver.


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The event will take place at Mercaz Ohel Moshe (this is a Matnas) on Rehov HaHistadrut in Chatzor. This event is sponsored by "Pitchon Lev" and "Ezra Ba'Re'iyah".

Eye exams are available from 10am - 8pm.
If you have glasses already (even old ones - they will help narrow down what you need even if you need an updated prescription) or a prescription for new glasses, please bring them with you to save time.

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, March 21, 2017

Better World Books Sale!


Save on Used Books

Right now you can save big on used books from Better World Books!

The Better World Books Book Madness Sale is going on now (3/21/17) until 3/28/17!

Here's the Deal: Get 30% off 4 or more used books that ship from Better World Books. For international customers, the discount is 15% off any order of 4 or more used books that ship from Better World Books (international discount is lower due to higher shipping costs)!

Hurry and grab the books on your list - Shop the Better World Books Book Madness Sale and save on all used books that ship from BWB, all with Free Shipping Worldwide!

This week's best deals!




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Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo have teamed up to bring you Groupon deals (and sometimes others) that you may have missed! Check them out below:

(Some links in this post are affiliate links; I may get paid a commission when you make a purchase using these links. Thanks in advance for your support!)


If you're wondering how fast or slow online shopping really is, 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! Every deal is different, though.

Deals for Things you may need and things you may want -

Get new glasses from Opticana for 199nis (eye exam, frames, lenses - certain restrictions apply)

Do your children need a new beds? Here's one with trundle bed and storage underneath for your kid's room - at a no-haggle price.
 
Save BIG on your first trip with GETT (Taxi) - pay 10 nis for a voucher valued at 80nis (First time customers only). Restrictions may apply. There's also a deal for existing customers, so check it out!

Shop at Delta online and save an extra 85nis with this voucher valued at 100nis (pay 15nis upfront for it). Valid on purchases totalling 300nis and up. Good thru April 20. Restrictions may apply. (But you can shop from home instead of heading to the mall - super big plus if you were planning to shop anyway!)

Looking for a personalized, family Haggadah? Check out this deal, starting at just 19.90 - this makes for a great family project and keepsake!

Get your car cleaned inside and out, just in time for Pesach, for a great price (in Jerusalem)!

Get a spiralizer for just 39nis! Get creative with your veggies!

Deals for Workshops and Things to do -

Exercise classes at CityGym in Jerusalem at a BIG discount

Swim and more at The Taylor Sports Center in Kiryat HaYovel with discount admission!

Ceramics or Hot Glass Workshops at Studio Aviv in Nachlaot, starting at 99nis. This looks like such fun!

Fun Day Out on Har Carmel! (additional fee may apply on holidays)

Discount Segway Tours in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv - good during Pesach too.

Find Restaurant and Food Deals HERE
I hope you find these deals useful! Let me know what kinds of deals you want more of - leave a comment below!

Restaurant Deals!

This post is a joint project between Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo.

We've teamed up to bring you our favorite deals for restaurants. Perfect for that mini vacation you've got coming up, birthday splurge, or any occasion.

Check out these deals, and SAVE big when you eat out.
(Links in this post are affiliate links; I may get paid a commission when you make a purchase using these links. Thanks in advance for your support!)

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Jerusalem Area:

Cafe Charutzim in Talpiyot for  breakfast deals

Friday Breakfast Buffet at Tereza in Cinema City, Jerusalem

Takeout for Shabbat from Ta'eem BaKerem for half price

Treat yourself to a Steakhouse Dinner for 2 for 149nis at Avazi Jerusalem

Shakshuk in Machane Yehuda for 29nis per person 

Mehadrin Shabbat Takeout food from Cazablan in Givat Zeev, for half price
 

Other areas:

Japan! Japan! in Rishon - Sushi and Noodle dishes - Buy one Get one FREE

Djaja in Bat Yam - simple, inexpensive food - starting at 47nis for a party of 2!

Save over 50% at Johnny Crispy in Ashdod. Just 29 nis per person!

Casa del Papa in Herzliya - deals start at 24 shekels for a family sized pizza

ReyMeat in Moshav Kadima (Sharon area) for half price

Wok & Wok in Kiryat Hasharon 69 nis for 2 people

Namaste on the Tayelet in Ashdod for half off

Pizza Bogroshov in Tel Aviv - kosher pizza in TA at a discount!

Kosher Ruben in Herzliya - starting at 27nis

Shabbat Takeout in Petach Tikvah - for half price

Waffle Bar in Mevasseret - Discount Deals

Half off at Bullmus in Tnuvot (off Kvish Shesh, not far from Netanya)

Enjoy! 

בתאבון

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Minestrone Soup (vegan/pareve, GF option)

Soup is a great meal when I'm stuck without a plan, so here's tonight's soup:


This soup is perfect for when I've stocked up on lots of veggies, especially from the sug bet rack, and it's time to use them up. I call it my 2 shekel soup - because I usually use the 2 shekel/kilo vegetables to make it! (But honestly, it's more than 2 shekels, because I buy tomato paste for 4-5 per can, and the ptitim cost me a few shekels, especially if I use non-wheat ones, but it's still an extremely inexpensive dish to make!)


Minestrone Soup (vegan, pareve, GF option)

1-2 T. olive oil
1 onion, diced
1-2 sweet peppers (whatever color), diced
2-3 kishuim, diced
4 carrots, sliced
5-6 cloves garlic, chopped
any other vegetables you want - I added eggplant, celery and mushrooms as well, feel free to add whatever works for you!
1 can tomato paste
water
seasonings - salt, pepper, basil, oregano, etc

Optional: 1/2 package of "ptitim" (called "Israeli Couscous" in America) - Today I used the whole spelt ones I picked up on sale last week, but I often just leave them out.
Here's my quick and easy soup method:

Place oil in pot. Add all the chopped/diced vegetables (including the garlic). Turn flame on to medium-high and start cooking the vegetables, stirring frequently (I use a trusty bamboo spoon). When they are softened, add tomato paste, water, and seasonings, and stir well. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, then lower the flame to simmer for about 20 min.

Add the ptitim if using, and continue to simmer for about 10 more minutes.

Soup's done and you're all set for a great meal!

I make this soup about once a week, using up lots of vegetables this way (and then my family EATS those vegetables!), and it's always a hit.



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Food Recall - Paprika

Biton Spices announced that they are recalling the following products because of elevated levels of Aflatoxin in the product:

(Aflatoxin is dangerous to your health)
not the exact product, for illustrative purposes only


Sweet Paprika (Sweet Paprika in Oil)

200g, 300g, and 1 kg packages

with expiration date 31/12/2018



Consumers who have purchased these products are instructed NOT to use them.

Please call the companyat 04-649-9013 for further instructions.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Food Recall - Couscous

The Ministry of Health and M'tamei P'er announced a recall of the following products, due to bacterial contamination of the product. Consumption of the product can cause food poisoning:


Couscous Shel Eema

Sultana-Tunisian Couscous

Sultana-Moroccan Couscous

All of the affected products come in 800g packages, and have expiration dates of 28/01/18 and 28/02/18

The recalled products are being removed from store shelves.

Consumers who have purchased these products should NOT eat them. Please call customer service at 08-623-2370 to arrange for a refund/replacement.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Discount Eye Exams and Glasses - TODAY!



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Sorry for the late notice, I have had personal things to take care of and this slipped past me.
 
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 a few weeks ago.

Today, Thursday March 9, 2017 you have another chance to get subsidized eye exams and glasses, again 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 11am - 6pm

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!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Food Recall - Smoked Salmon (Again)

Smoked Salmon seems to be a really problematic product here in Israel.
Over the years, I've reported numerous recalls from various companies that produce smoked salmon.

Today's recall is for the following product:

"2 Fishermen" brand ("Shnei HaDayagim") Cold-Smoked Sliced Salmon Fillets, vacuum packed smoked salmon.

The packages are marked with product code p-1702-0103, and have an expiration date of 10.03.17

The fish product mentioned above may contain listeria.

Consumers are asked NOT to eat this product, and to return it to the place where purchased.

Questions about this recall can be directed to the "2 Fishermen" company at 052-694-4561

Please help spread the word!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

This week's deals! (March 7)






Kosherfrugal.com and Janglo have teamed up to bring you Groupon deals (and others) that you may have missed! Check them out below:

(Some links in this post are affiliate links; I may get paid a commission when you make a purchase using these links. Thanks in advance for your support!)


If you're wondering how fast or slow online shopping really is, 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!

Deals for: Consumer items -

Save 200 shekels when you buy a new smartphone at Ivory! (the deal gets you a voucher valued at 250nis, for 50nis. Voucher is only redeemable March 8-15, 2017)
Here's a deal for new chairs, for 99nis. (I know we need new chairs for our dining room!)

Fix your mop problem if sponja is not your thing! Here's a deal for a "Spin Mop"!

Lots of people ask me about space saving storage bags, and this week there's a Groupon for them - Get 10 storage bags (the vacuum kind) for 79nis! 

Make your closet more functional FAST, with these modular storage units. Starting at 65nis.

"london" brand smartphone for just 399 nis (with free shipping), for those who need an inexpensive phone!


Food Related Deals -

In the Haifa area and looking for takeout food? This deal is good for 60 days after the date of purchase and will get you 100nis worth of take-out food from "Patayo" in Tirat HaCarmel for just 50nis! 

Save on the breakfast buffet at the Crowne Plaza in Haifa!

Here's a deal for takeout food in Netanya - get a 100nis voucher for just 50nis! 

Want to try out Ethiopian food? Here's a discount voucher for an Ethiopian restaurant in Rehovot.

Deals for Workshops and Things to do -

Get discount tickets to The Monkey Park - Pay 34 nis instead of 48! (valid thru May 30, 2017, including holidays)

Here's a deal for discount tickets to the "Escape Zone" Escape Rooms in Rishon and Rehovot!

Pamper yourself at Chamat Gader at a BIG discount!

Find more Escape Room Deals here!


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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Food Recall - Tara Milk

Tara Dairies announced that a small number of cartons of 3% milk, mehadrin kashrut, 1 liter cartons, with expiration date 24.3 do not contain regular milk. They were filled in error with chocolate milk. (Or was this an Adar prank? I wonder...)

The chocolate milk is safe to drink, but may not be what you expected will come out of the carton!

Consumers who purchased the mis-filled milk can contact customer service at 1-800-777-333 to arrange for a replacement.