Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Dance Finds on Aliexpress

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I may receive a small commission. Thank you!

Dance. Our teenage daughters love to dance, and take a LOT of dance classes.

It gets expensive, and while I can't help you cut corners on the class tuition, I figured I would share some links that have allowed us to pick up dancewear for a little less.

Sometimes you just can't cut corners - I don't buy off-brand pointe shoes, for example. But other times, there might be great ways to save. 

One of my daughters really likes these split-sole ballet shoes from DayDance! Click here to check them out! NOTE: they run pretty much true to size - but remember that dancers' feet usually swell a bit when they're warmed up, so be sure to measure when they are warmed up.

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! 

(It is priced slightly higher now, but what hasn't gone up lately?)

This pretty blue peasant dress has seen several competitions already, and it's holding up really well!

For the classic tutu look (pancake style/platter style), we really had a hard time finding a discount seller. But in the end we discovered All For Dance. This seller sells so many dance costumes - and we chose a pre-professional tutu that truly exceeded our expectations! It was actually prettier in real life than in the picture below.

We've got our eyes on a few other dance costumes from All For Dance, like this white romantic tutu.

And if you need a lyrical dress, there are some nice options here too. Like this purple one with sequins, or this white one (one of my girls wore this one to a performance).

We also try to get convertible tights for a lot less than the standard price in dancewear stores. So 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! Here are the tights that we bought:

We've tried others, but in the end we keep coming back to this seller, because these tights were much better than other discount tights we've found! 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 be in touch. We'd love to partner with someone, especially someone who wants to support religious dancers in Israel!

Hope you found this helpful. All commissions earned from this post will help us pay for the girls' dancewear, shoes, costumes, and classes. Thanks for helping us out!

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


Back to School Shopping!

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Back to school shopping in Israel with Amazon? Yes, you can! Here are some deals you might want to see - at the time of posting, all of the following products were well-priced and were eligible for free shipping to Israel with a $49 purchase:

Prismacolor "Class Pack" colored pencils (yes, they are better than the ones you'll find at "stock" stores here!)

Jansport backpacks (some ship free, not all do) - these have a lifetime guarantee!

Pencil top erasers - buy this pack for just a few dollars and split it with a friend or three, and you'll all have erasers for life!

Papermate Ball Point Pens (so much more affordable this way!)

Solar-powered Scientific Calculator

Break-resistant Pencils

Insulated lunch bags 

And there are so many more goodies waiting!

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)!

Monday, August 1, 2022

More Discounts - Summer Fun in Israel!

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It's that time of year - we all need to keep the kids entertained. But of course, we don't want to break the bank. I'm all for free fun when we can find it, but sometimes you really want to take your kids somewhere that's a "treat". That's cool, too. But I think it's still best to make use of discounts! So I'm here to help you find some great summer fun, at a discount:

Here are the deals I found today!

1. Discount tix to "Action Magic" Circus performances in various locations around in Israel in August, including Modiin, Rechovot, Yavne, Ashdod, and Ashkelon!

Click here to go to Groo and buy this deal! 


2. Discount admission to Yotvata Park Visitor's Center

Click here to go to Groo and buy this deal!


3. Join an "EZRaider" guided tour of Tel Aviv with this voucher! Save a few shekels more when you buy the 2-person voucher, so make plans with a friend!

Click here to go to Groo and buy this deal!


4. Discount admission to Chai-Kef in Rishon - voucher good all year.

Click here to go to Groo and buy this deal!


5. Discount tickets to "Snow Play" in Petach Tikvah - the 4-person ticket is the best deal. You'll need to register which time slot you want after you buy the voucher.

Click here to go to Groo and buy this deal!