Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Today's Deals!

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Here are some great deals I found for you today!

Send a gift to someone - there are options with delivery for everyone!

Chocolate gift box for the Oreo & Milka fans in your life! Price includes delivery to most places in Israel!

Mehadrin Cheese platter, free delivery to the Jerusalem and Merkaz/Sharon areas (check the list before ordering!)

Cheese & Wine gift box, with delivery to almost the whole country (there are a few exceptions, check the list)

Surprise your favorite kids with this set of Lego bricks - expand their collection and give them hours of entertainment this summer!

Need to get somewhere for a fun day out or weekend away, and in need of a large car/van? Check out this deal from Budget!

Looking for a different kind of deal? Let me know what! I'd love to help! You can find me on FB!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

iHerb Summer Discount!

This post contains my iHerb referral link. You'll save money using it (even existing customers), and I may be compensated by iHerb. It won't cost you extra - but it WILL save you money!

I love to share iHerb deals and I'm excited to let you know that right now you can get 15% OFF most items with code SUMMER15, when you place an order of $70 or more. YES! I'm stocking up on a bunch of things! (This code is valid thru June 30 at 10am PST)

יש עכשיו מבצע באיי-הרב וגם אפשר משלוח חינם! 15% הנחה תעלה 
לסל הקניות שלך - התחילו עם הקישור הזה

לאלו שאינם מכירים את נושא הכשרות בארה"ב, כדאי לבדוק כאן לרשימה של כשרויות "מומלצות" - מקווה שזה יעזור

Just click here to shop the sale now! And, if your order doesn't qualify for this sale, code QEJ101 will still give you 5% - 10% off almost anything else on the site! (You can use that code EVERYDAY to create your own sale!)

Boxit delivery to a pickup location is my current default delivery choice. Just note that this delivery option is only for orders that weigh a maximum of 5 kg (11 lbs). There are a few products that cannot be shipped this way, so if you discover at checkout that this delivery option isn't available, try removing one item at a time from your cart (I recommend moving it to "your lists" and then moving it back if it's not the one causing the problem).

You can often score FREE Boxit delivery - for this, your order must be at least $60 USD.

Whether I get home delivery or store pickup delivery, my iHerb orders have been coming really quickly, despite my location in the boondocks, closer to Damascus than Tel Aviv!

New to buying from iHerb? Here's a great guide to "recommended" Kosher symbols. It's not 100% complete but it's a great start!

Don't get surprised by import taxes! If you're ordering items from overseas, be sure to familiarize yourself with the most recent personal import regulations! HINT: Keep your order under $75 (not including shipping).

I've been consistently impressed with their service during the pandemic. I've been filling in some of the things I was not able to get in my regular grocery or pharmacy delivery orders, or simply things that turned out to be less expensive from iHerb. I order things like fragrance free laundry detergent, french roast coffee, and eco-friendly dishwasher detergent, allergen free chocolate chips (note: these only ship November thru May!), 
 elderberry and zinc - just to name a few! 

Let me know what your favorite deals are!

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Prime Day Deals of Interest to Israelis

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Amazon has this huge "Prime Day" sale going on for Prime members. You can easily open a trial membership for FREE! Just CLICK HERE to get your free trial!

Items you may want to take a look at:

Chromebooks. These are not so easily found in Israel, but I honestly can't live without my cute little Chromebook at this point! It's so easily portable and makes it possible for me to get work done anywhere!

Blue Light Glasses - this 2 pack deal and this 3-pack deal are both a GREAT price!

Consider small appliances (220V) like this Air Fryer (3 liter capacity) or this electric multi-cooker or this Instapot!

Garmin Kids' Fitness Watch is available for a great price, too!

There are actually so many deals on Amazon US and Amazon UK right now, so just be sure to check them out! Shipping ranges, so shop carefully.

Happy to help if I can! Leave me a note and I'll see what I can do!

Monday, June 14, 2021

Deals for dancers!

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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.

Sometimes you just can't cut corners - I don't buy off-brand pointe shoes, for example. But other times, cutting corners is a great way to save. We used to spend upwards of 100 NIS (plus travel costs to get to the closest dance store) every time one of them needed new class shoes (ballet flats), but we don't do that anymore!

Instead, we experimented a bit and ordered a few off-brand shoes from online stores, and we've found one online seller that we really like for this kind of shoe. And SO much less expensive. (Note: this shoe is not usually used by younger, beginner dancers. Always ask your dance teacher for guidance about which kind of shoe is needed!)

Here's the listing:

It's pretty much true to size - but remember that dancers' feet usually swell a bit when they're warmed up, so we ordered 38s when in street shoes we usually get 37s for these girls. And the 38s are perfect for their warmed up feet. (37 and 38 etc are European sizes, in case you're reading this from another part of the world!) Click here to check them out for yourself!

Next - costumes cost a pretty penny. In most cases, though, for local shows and competitions, a discount costume is good enough - and it's not like we have much choice: We're just not able to invest hundreds of dollars on professional level costumes. However, discount costume makers REALLY vary. We've had some great successes, and some that left something to be desired.

Our favorite place to buy softer, romantic look tutus and lyrical dresses is Thank Frank's Aliexpress store. For the price, the quality is AMAZING.

We bought this one from them when we first discovered Thank Frank, and no one believed that it cost less than $50 USD!

This pretty blue peasant dress has seen several competitions already, and it's holding up really well! Click here to go check it out yourself.

For the classic tutu look (pancake style/platter style), we really had a hard time finding a discount seller. In the end, we ordered from Aler Dance Store. I will be the first to admit this is NOT a professional quality tutu. However, it will certainly do for a low-stakes competition or local performance. There were a few minor flaws in the stitching, but we can fix those, and the tulle got a little bent out of shape during shipping, but we can fix that too. Also, be aware that they send the tutu all crumpled up, with a piece of nylon hooping that you will need to insert yourself - but that's actually quite simple to do, so it's totally worth it. And shipping was not free, but we ordered it 11 days ago and we have the tutu in our hands already! Overall, this was a perfectly acceptable experience for a discount costume.

Click here to go check it out. They also sell other styles and colors, and I'll be ordering from them again!

We also try to get convertible tights for less than the standard price. Here's one of the ones we've bought. They don't last quite as long as brand name dancewear, so the jury's still out on this one. But if you just really can't fathom spending 40 NIS on a pair of tights, be aware that you CAN get THREE pairs for the same amount!

Click here to go to this listing!

Anyhow, if anyone out there reading this wants to sponsor our dancers' leotards, pointe shoes, costumes, etc please let me know! (Currently, they wear Bloch brand pointe shoes and are happy to continue. My wallet doesn't love spending 300 NIS or so on each pair, though.)

Happy Savings!