Monday, November 28, 2022

Cyber Monday Deals

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Even in Israel, everyone's been abuzz with sales. And who can resist buying some things you need, and paying less?

So besides all my posts on Facebook (go check out my groups: Israel Deals Made Easy and Live in Israel. Shop Online, and my new public group, Kosher Frugal), I figured I would share some of my favorite Cyber Monday deals that are available on Amazon with free shipping to Israel. So here goes:

Kindle International Edition for over 30% off the regular price!

Tons of party games, like Exploding Kittens and Incohearant (30% off)

Craft Kits - Bracelet making kits, an Origami kit (60% off!)

There are lots more to be found but I'm being called away! Sorry!


And lately, my orders have, for the most part, arrived well ahead of schedule - they seem to be building in a lot of extra delivery time to cover worst-case scenarios, but most packages arrive much faster.

Amazon's prices change frequently but they're really great about letting you know if an item in your cart has changed price - so if you found one and deliberated about it, you'll know if something changed when you decide to complete your purchase.

Sometimes free shipping offers disappear, so please check carefully before you order. Just remember - you can avoid VAT and other import fees by staying below the $75 tax threshold for any single order! If you do go over, as you will if you're buying a computer, you will see exactly what you'll pay in taxes at checkout. I only do this if I'm actually buying a product that costs more than $75. And I don't add any other small things to these orders, because once you're over, you're over and you'll pay fees on the entire order.

For smaller purchases, I place separate orders that each total under $75.

If you're in the USA and buying a gift for someone in Israel, please follow those guidelines, too - or be prepared to prepay all taxes and fees. You'll see them before you checkout, so don't worry about surprises. You will need to enter the recipient's ID number at checkout too, so the package can clear customs.

Hope you found this helpful! If yes, be sure to find me on Facebook and join my shopping groups (here and here)!



Thursday, November 24, 2022

25% off everything at iHerb!

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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: 25% off SITEWIDE! CLICK HERE to load the discount into your cart.

If it doesn't load automatically, enter code QEJ101 first and then promo code BFCM25 to get the discount (one time per customer - so try to get your order in all at once)! And remember, code QEJ101 will always get you at least 5% off most items on the site!

(code 22DOUBLE11 is valid until November 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM PT)


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:

Teas

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

Aquaphor

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!

יש לכם הזדמנות עכשיו לקבל הנחה על כל האתר של אייהרב! התחילו את הקנייה עם הקישור למטה, שמקודד להעלות לסל שלכם 2 קודים שיתנו לכם ההנחה המקסימלית!

קבלו 25% הנחה על קנייה באייהרב עכשיו
מוגבל למימוש אחד ללקוח/ה
הזינו קודים
QEJ101
BFCM25
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)!

תהינו!






Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Dance Supplies we buy from Amazon!

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I may receive a small commission. Thank you!

Dance. It's an expensive hobby once you get into the competition scene. Our girls have reached that stage where we're spending way more money on their dancing than we ever imagined we would.

Some things we buy online. For example, special bandages and blister treatments! 

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

The other item we routinely buy is Nexcare Blister Prevention Tape. This stuff is amazing. And so much cheaper on Amazon. And SO worth buying!

Check them out! Happy Savings!

Get Paid for Surveys in Israel!

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Back in the old days before we came back to Israel, I often answered online surveys, and I'd be paid pocket change ($3-$5 per survey) via PayPal. It was an easy way to pad my budget - and I really missed that after making aliyah! I had thought that was all just part of my old life - and obviously, I am no longer eligible to answer US based surveys. But then I discovered that it doesn't mean I can't still get some extra cash here, as there are survey sites here as well!


Click to go to Panel4All!
Click to go to Panel4All!

 First, signed up for Panel4All a while back, and so can you. This site works differently than what I had gotten used to before I made aliyah - they don't pay in cash. Instead, participants earn points that can be cashed out for gift cards. Depending on your demographics, you'll be invited to answer different surveys. I usually get several emails a week about surveys and when I have 5 minutes, I answer them. Sometimes the surveys close out before I get around to answering though, so don't be surprised if that happens from time to time.

I've added a few more survey sites to my repertoire, and I figured some of you out there may want to use them to earn some side-money, too! I've checked out a number of different ones, and this list includes sites that are specifically for Israel, as well as international ones. Check them out, too!


iPanel  -- 
you'll have to answer a long survey to complete your registration, but then you'll be able to start earning credits toward a gift card!

Midgam Panel -- this site pays out via Paypal or gift cards, you'll be able to choose what's better for you when the time comes. Paypal seems to charge fees for this, so I prefer the gift card option.

SekerNet -- this site pays via check or bank transfer when you reach the minimun payout threshold of 55nis.


PanelView - this site has some ability to function in English - mine defaulted to English once I answered the survey and told them my first language is English!

MoBrog - this site is in English, but I'm not sure if all the surveys will be in English. Definitely worth checking out!

I'm also a member of "MySeker", and they do email referrals. Please drop me a note at ester@kosherfrugal.com and I'll send you a link to join!

I hope you found this list helpful - I know some people use survey sites as their "side hustle" successfully, and I hope you can too!

Feel free to share this list with others who may want to make some side income answering short surveys!







Monday, November 14, 2022

Cashback sites for Israeli shoppers

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If you like to shop online (and really, who doesn't?), here are some cashback sites you should know about:

Rakuten (may require a US-based Paypal account) - you will be eligible for a $30 bonus when you use my referral link (click here)

Cashdo - another cashback site, this one is Israel-based. You can use it to get cashback at Superpharm online and Steimatzky, and other Israeli websites, including Lastprice, Delta, and Hamashbir and many more. Definitely worth checking out!


Cashback.co.il -  Another Israel-based site. If you sign up now using this link, you'll get a 10 shekel bonus in your account! This site has a lot of Israeli websites available, and some international ones too.

Hope this helps you keep more money in your pocket!

Thursday, November 10, 2022

New iHerb Discount Code!

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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: 22% off SITEWIDE! CLICK HERE to load the discount into your cart.

If it doesn't load automatically, enter code QEJ101 first and then promo code 22DOUBLE11 to get the discount (one time per customer - so try to get your order in all at once)! Code QEJ101 will always get you at least 5% off most items on the site!

(code 22DOUBLE11 is valid until November 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM PT)




If you're in the United States, you have access to a different sale! Just click here for 22% off SITEWIDE with codes QEJ101 and VETERANS.

(Code VETERANS is good for one use per customer, in the USA, and until November 14, 2022 at 10AM PT)

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

Aquaphor

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!

יש לכם הזדמנות עכשיו לקבל הנחה על כל האתר של אייהרב! התחילו את הקנייה עם הקישור למטה, שמקודד להעלות לסל שלכם 2 קודים שיתנו לכם ההנחה המקסימלית!

קבלו 22% הנחה על קנייה באייהרב עכשיו
מוגבל למימוש אחד ללקוח/ה
הזינו קודים
QEJ101
22DOUBLE11
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)!

תהינו!






Thursday, October 27, 2022

Another way to get FREE things!

I'm going to assume that if you're reading this, you really appreciate FREE stuff! Sometimes, the only free things you can get are pretty useless junk, but sometimes there's something really worthwhile out there!

Here's a way to get points towards a VERY WIDE variety of free things - if you're a member of Clalit Mushlam.

So if you are, indeed, a member of Clalit Mushlam, here's what you need to know:
You're paying them a monthly premium for the privilege of membership, and you can get discounts on things and perks, like the ability to see a mushlam doctor for much less than the cost of going private. So here's a perk you might not have heard of:

Clalit Active. It's an app that encourages a healthy lifestyle, and you accumulate points. You can redeem those points for rewards - things like gift cards and sports equipment!

Now, everyone knows I'm not big exercise buff, but even I go walking and eat things and drink water, so it's pretty easy to get points! I've already picked out the reward I'm working towards.

Want in on it? Just click this link from your phone to get it! And be sure to add in referral code JPAJKYK for a sign up bonus - there's a section called מישוש קוד מתנה where you can put the code in for a 200 point bonus!

Have fun! Feel free to share this post with anyone you know who might want to join!




Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Dance themed craft supplies!

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I may receive a small commission. Thank you!


Dance. Our teenage daughters love to dance, and they also love to create pretty crafts.

So today, I've put together a list of dance-themed craft supplies - so you can get in on the fun, too!

Decorative Foil Sheets - one of the options is a ballet/music theme.

Cartoon style ballerina stickers 

Miniature ballet shoes (resin) 

Rolls of ballet themed ribbon (more here)

Ballet-themed cutting die 

Retro Ballerina stickers

Swan Lake stickers

Pink tulle for crafting 

Pink satin ribbon

Tiara Buttons (flat back - can be hot glued onto things, too!) 

Ballet-themed balloons 

Ballerina Wall stickers

Cupcake toppers (or find another way to use them)

Pink glitter paper

Tutu Charms


The possibilities are endless! There are literally thousands of items out there to help you create your dance or ballet-themed crafts!

Hope you found this helpful!

If you've found a seller that has impressed you, please let me know which, so we can check it out too!

Thanks