Monday, May 22, 2023

iHerb Savings! הנחה האייהרב

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עברית למטה

iHerb is one of my favorite ways to find products that I can't get in Israel. Or products that may be available in Israel, but at inflated prices.

Right now, there's this sale: 

iherb shavuot discount code
Get 20% off over 345 NIS (about $93) with code SHAVUOT23!

If you do this carefully, the discount will bring your $93 order down to under $75 and the result is NO TAX on your order! Just be sure to enter these two codes at checkout if they don't automatically load into your cart (clicking the above link should load them automatically!): QEJ101 and then SHAVUOT23 (apply them one at a time - you'll get the best discount!)

If you don't have that big an order, you can get 10% off anything if your order total is $60 or more, if the coupon doesn't load automatically, just e
nter code QEJ101 first and then promo code GOLD60 to get the discount (please be sure to apply both coupon codes even if it tells you that you can only use one! You'll get the best discount your eligible for and I'll get credit for referring you. Win win! THANKS!)!

Need some ideas for your iHerb order?

Here are just a few things I recommend - several of these are eligible for the extra discount! I'd love to hear what your favorites are:


Lip balm 

Specialty sea salt grinders 

Witch Hazel Toner

Concentrated Laundry Detergent 

Unscented Compostable Dryer Sheets

Witch Hazel Cleansing Pads 

Stridex acne control pads 

Cocoa Butter Lotion 

Dental Floss 

Pain Relief Cream (the athletes in my house like this one a lot)

Makeup Remover


Maple Syrup Granules 

Made Good Granola Bars 

Cheddar Cheese Powder

Your order of $60 and up will usually qualify for FREE Global Air Locker shipping!

Don't forget these important, basic principles of shopping online from Israel:

  • Keep your order under $75 to avoid paying VAT!!
  • Spread out your orders. If you want to buy more than $75 worth of items from one website, and you have the option of splitting your order - DO IT. BUT don't order more than $75 worth on any given day to the same shipping name/address/ID. If you do, customs may combine your orders and charge you. Give it about 3 days between orders. Best to ship to a different name using a different ID for customs, so you can order it all on the same day.
  • Always look for the free shipping option - usually, it's to a pickup spot.

I was so excited when my order came to $74.64 after the discount was applied, and with free delivery! Talk about maximizing savings while avoiding import taxes! I hope you're just as successful!

Enjoy and happy savings!

קבלו 20% הנחה על רוב המוצרים באתר של אייהרב עכשיו!ההנחה תקפה על הזמנות לישראל בלבד עם שווי של 345 ש"ח לפני ההנחה
אם הקודים לא עולים אוטומטי לסל הזינו את הקודים
ותקבלו ההנחה המרבית!
רק וודאו שהסל הסופי יוצא ללא מיסים - צריך להיזהר מאוד שאחרי הקודים הסל יורד למתחת לסף המע"מ

הזינו קודים
אחד לאחר השני בסל לפני סיום הרכישה

(ולרוב גם תקבלו משלוח חינם עם גלובל אייר לוקר עם מוסיפים מוצרים כדי שסכום הרכישה
יגיע ל$40)!


Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Coupon Code for TODAY only!

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It's the tenth of the month, and that means that if you shop online using an Israeli mastercard, you can potentially save a lot of money today.
Here are some of my favorite deals, be sure to enter code MASTERCARDAY at checkout to get your savings!

Aliexpress - with the code you'll get $5 off your $35 purchase

Wallashops - with the code you'll get 100 NIS off your 990 NIS purchase

Groowith the code you'll get 30 NIS off your 99 NIS purchase

iHerb - with the code you'll get 10% off your $60 purchase

There are other deals out there, too! Happy Savings!

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Restaurant Discounts!!

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I'm so excited to bring you a whole list of discount Restaurant Vouchers (KOSHER) today! We all like to treat our loved ones (or ourselves) sometimes, so why not make sure to get the best deal for your shekels?! Check out these discount vouchers - there are all kinds of restaurants, in various locations throughout Israel!

As far as I know, all the restaurants listed here are KOSHER. If I know they're mehadrin, I've tried to make a note of that.

Get your sushi fix in Jerusalem - here's a voucher for Thailandi BaMoshava (Mehadrin) - your platter will be 24% off!

Jerusalemites will definitely want to check out Shepaduni's voucher for 2 (priced at 199 NIS!) (mehadrin)

Here's a deal for a discount voucher to Poke Bowl in Petach Tikvah or Herzliya! For 65 NIS per person! 

Here's a deal for a meal for 2 at Paradiso at Sarona in Tel Aviv, for 159 NIS instead of 265 NIS!

Going out to eat in Cesearia? Here's a discount voucher for lunch for 2 at Aresto!

Dinner for 2 in Tel Aviv's Schunat Hatikvah at Avazi, for just 139 NIS!

Looking for a Friday hotel breakfast buffet? Here's a discount voucher at the Ramada in Ramat Gan! 89 NIS for 1 / 169 NIS for 2

Here's a voucher for discount admission to the Leonardo Jerusalem's breakfast buffet! Starts at 79 NIS

Get your Caffit voucher (at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens) for 159 NIS or 189 NIS for 2!

Breakfast for two in Gush Etzion at BaYekev - the winery restaurant - 99 NIS for two!

Here's a deal for discount Sushi platters in Ramat Gan!

Love Italian food? Check out Castello at Namal Tel Aviv (mehadrin) - vouchers are available for 30% off!

Eating out in Netanya? Here's a deal for 2 at Casa Julia (mehadrin), for 159 or 189 NIS!

Coffee and Sandwich deal at LecheMoshe in Tekoa (Mehadrin)

Pizza deals (personal/family) at LecheMoshe in Tekoa, starting at 19.90

El Rancho (Tiberias) has a great deal for dinner for 2 for 199 NIS! (mehadrin)

Breakfast for 2 in Ashkelon: get your voucher for Gatos for 109 NIS!

Grab this deal for the Breakfast Buffet at the Leonardo-Negev (Be'er Sheva) Hotel! 69 NIS for 1 person, 119 NIS for 2!

My apologies for any discrepancies between the prices listed above and the price on the site. Sometimes prices change without warning.

Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and join my Kosher Frugal group where everyone can share their best savings tips!

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Discount Code - valid Tuesdays in May

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If you're shopping on Amazon with your Israeli credit card, you NEED to know about this Visa discount code!

Simply use code VISA10 when you checkout using your Israeli Visa credit card. You'll get $10 off if you spend $49 (or more) - valid ONLY on Tuesday this May (May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23). 

So go ahead and save on your next order!

Some things we buy online (in case you haven't yet discovered why it might make sense to shop online):

You might be as frustrated as I am with the prices at "tzanua clothing stores" here in Israel, plus sometimes I find the styles, while cute, are not what I'm looking for. But did you know that there are great deals with free shipping to Israel on popular tzanua dresses, shirts, and skirts? And some of these even have coupons you can activate for extra savings!! 

My dancer daughters can't live without these Second Skin bandages! They are amazing protection for sensitive spots in her pointe shoes. 

Another item we routinely buy is Nexcare Blister Prevention Tape. This stuff is great for when you haven't quite broken in your new shoes enough. 

We also buy difficult-to-find items, like Pimple Patches - your teens will love this product! - and soap refills for sensitive skin.

And we've found the most effective and least expensive way to control any pest problems you have in your house is to use this Ant Gel and this Roach Gel. Seriously, a few dots every few months should do the trick.

Also - books. We love to buy books

Check them out! Happy Savings!

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Free Help Filing Israeli Taxes/Tax Refund Requests for Tax Year 2022!

Every year, many of us have to file a yearly tax report with the Israel Tax Authority.

Many, many people pay an accountant to handle this report, but did you know that in some cases you can also get FREE help?

Here's the deal:

The Israel Tax Authority runs Free Clinics for filing yearly tax reports: this year, assistance is available for Atzmaim (freelancers/self employed people) with income up to 60,000 NIS using Form 137, people who need to file a tax report using Form 1301, and employed individuals requested a refund using Form 135.

Find this help HERE:

Regional Tax Offices will operate these services between May 7, 2023 and June 29, 2023, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 1pm - 6:00pm. Some offices may be closed on certain days of the week. I recommend calling before you go to verify they are open!

In Eilat, the service will be available only on Mondays and Wednesdays.
In Um Al Fahem, the service is only available on Sundays. 
In Ashdod and Rishon Letzion the clinic is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-6pm.

NOTE: These clinics are ONLY for getting help filing your yearly tax report or a request for a refund for employed people (only forms 1301, 137, and 135).

Bring ALL your relevant paperwork with you so you can get the most accurate assistance.

Good luck!

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Monday, April 24, 2023

Best Shopping Find of the Month?

You all know that I'm a price sensitive shopper.

 And I'm definitely not opposed to stocking up if I find a great price on something we'll use.

You might feel the same, right?

So I thought I'd share what may be the best find of my month so far:

Yes, you read that right!

8 bottles of Carmel Selected Moscato wine (full-size bottles!) for just under 100 NIS! That includes the deposit (pikadon). Usually, we see this priced much higher - about 4/100 NIS.

This sale seems to have been available for a limited time on Rami Levy Online. I  guess I lucked out and was on their website when it went live, noticed it, and added them to my grocery order. It's since gone back up to about 25/bottle, but I wonder if they'll drop the price again soon!

And I checked the receipt when my order arrived, and I was, indeed, charged only 12.40 per bottle. So now we're good for our kiddush wine for a while! Maybe I should have ordered 12? I don't know - I didn't want to press my luck, so I went for 8.

I find that I can keep my grocery bill lower by placing an online order about once a month, and buying most of my fresh fruits and vegetables and other perishables at other stores I can easily get to. So it's very likely that had I not found this wine sale, I may have opted out of placing an online order this week and just waited until another time when I found a compelling sale.

Have you found any great deals?

What's your take on online shopping?

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Updated Recipe: Vegetarian Chopped Liver

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I'm posting an updated NUT-FREE version of this recipe, because I no longer make it the way it appeared on this blog back in 2014, due to a nut allergy.

I've been making variations of this recipe for years, and it's been a big hit with family and guests.

It IS vegetarian, so I'm sure it does not taste like REAL chopped liver, but I haven't eaten chopped liver in over 3 decades, so what do I know? It's our favorite vegetarian version, though.

I hope you'll try it out and let me know what you think!

Vegetarian Chopped Liver

1 cup water
1/2 bag frozen green beans (about 400g)
1/2 bag frozen peas (also about 400g)
olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 cup toasted sunflower seeds
salt and pepper to taste

Place green beans, peas, and water in a pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 min.

(watch to be sure you don't boil out the water, add water if needed)

Set aside to cool.

Heat olive oil in a medium size frying pan (I usually use my cast iron pan) and saute onions and garlic with oregano flakes, until caramelized and very fragrant.

Combine peas, green beans, some of the cooking water, onion/garlic mixture, sunflower seeds, salt, and pepper in the bowl of your food processor. Pulse to puree. Add more cooking water or regular water if needed.

(If you don't have a food processor, you might want to consider getting a light duty one for the times you want to make recipes like this! Here's one to take a look at that ships from within Israel.)

Transfer to a container and refrigerate before serving. Serve with cherry tomatoes, pickles, olives, and crackers!

Monday, April 10, 2023

Pesach Brownies - Repost with updates

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What is Pesach without brownies?

I first posted this recipe for Pesach 2020. We thought it was awesome then, but this year, I modified it and made it even more amazing!

I hope you like it as much as my family and extended family does!

Pesach Brownies 
(gluten free, non-gebrokts, pareve)

4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp pesach vanilla (optional)
1 3/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup potato starch
1 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 bag of chocolate chips

Optional: chocolate frosting (I used the entire (small) jar of pareve chocolate spread)

Mix together eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar. In a second bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Make a well in the dry ingredients, and add the wet mix. Mix well with a wooden spoon. If you want to use one bowl, you can, but you'll probably find this needs to be mixed with an electric mixer, rather than a wooden spoon.

Pour into a large pan (I used a lasagna size pan or even bigger. It worked perfectly in the largest baking pan from the new set I bought for this Pesach!), sprinkle chocolate chips all over the top of the batter, and bake at 180 C for about 25 min (160 C if using the convection setting). I've also baked these in my "Shabbat mode" oven on 140 C (the highest I can leave it on Shabbat mode. I know, that's very strange, but that is what it is) for about 35 or 40 minutes, and it was perfect. But not everyone leaves the baking for the chag, so if you're baking on a weekday, go ahead and bake it according to these directions.

Allow to cool before frosting. Cut. Serve.

YUM. Chocolate craving solved. And with the roller coaster ride we've been on here in Israel, I'm guessing I'm not the only one craving a chocolate fix.