Saturday, December 31, 2022

FREE things!

Sometimes we all need to chill, and it's great to have some options for free entertainment!

Obviously, everyone knows about the myriad of free parks and places to explore around the country (don't worry, they're easy to find!), but sometimes I want to stay at home and chill and watch a movie.

But movies are not usually available for free! There are a lot of "free" steaming sites that are not actually free - they might only show a trailer, or they might give your computer a virus! 

So many of us pay for access to online content - it's the best way to get full access and avoid delays and viruses...

But did you know that sometimes there really are legit ways to watch for free?

Check these out:

Watch 4,000+ free movies online at Open Culture 

Access 1,000+ free audio books at Open Culture

Access free educational resources at Open Culture

There are also courses and other opportunities at Open Culture - definitely something to check out.

Check out this website for access to free movies available on a vairety of paid websites - they often have a promo with a free movie. This site shows you what's available for free access right now.

You might also want to check out this guide to the best safe and legal streaming sites: Click HERE



I'm sure you've got your own favorites for free movies and shows - drop a comment below and let me know which one you like!

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Some of my favorite recent purchases

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You probably know I'm a pretty price-conscious shopper. I really try hard to make my shekels go as far as possible, so I'm a pretty picky shopper. I try to pair great deals with coupon codes (don't forget about the mastercard savings you can get on the 10th of the month) and save as much money on my purchases as possible. I'm posting some of my favorite recent Amazon purchases:

5-pack of 64GB flash drives for a great price! (right now over 30% off the regular price)

Box of 90 Gallon-size freezer bags (I can't find these for anywhere near this price near me!)

Pimple patches. The reviews are in - these seem to work miracles. And the price is awesome!

Second Skin patches. These are THE BEST thing for blisters. And right now, they have a great price!

Allergy medicine. I stocked up on this Kirkland brand version so that I could save a little money (it works out a little cheaper than what Kupat Cholim charges me for this number of this kind of pills)

Bamboo toothbrushes. Eco-friendly AND super affordable!


Get all the deals in my groups: Israel Deals Made Easy and Live in Israel. Shop Online, and my new public group, Kosher Frugal)!

Things to know about ordering from Israel: Shipping takes time, but 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!


Saturday, December 17, 2022

Discount Admission, Tickets, Pizza, and more!

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This post is all about Winter Entertainment! So if you're planning any outings, this post should be your FIRST stop, for some great discounts! Enjoy!



Want to get a great deal at Pizza Hut? Buy this voucher for a personal pizza with one topping for just 26.90! CLICK HERE to buy the voucher!

Outdoor Activities:

Strawberry picking Pre-purchase. Buy your voucher now for Tut Lavi and use it when they open for the season in January. Entrance for 2 and 1 500g basket of strawberries to take home is 39 NIS with this deal. You can buy additional strawberries for a reasonable fee (15 NIS for 500g) while you're there. CLICK HERE to buy the voucher

Chai-Kef in Rishon for just 33 NIS. CLICK HERE to buy this voucher

Chanukah at Mini Israel. For the best deal, choose the one that includes the Ninja Park and the show! There's also a family ticket (for 4 people). CLICK HERE to buy this voucher

Play at iClimb in Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv, for 49 NIS per person. CLICK HERE to buy this voucher

Akko Extreme Park for 89 NIS. CLICK HERE to buy this voucher

Jerusalem Botanical Gardens for 35 NIS. CLICK HERE to buy this voucher.

SHOWS:

Circus Tickets - Catch the Neon Show Circus during Chanukah, at various locations around the country. Check dates and times carefully before you buy! CLICK HERE to buy this voucher

Bravo Circus "Adventures in the Mysterious Forest" over Chanukah, at various locations around the country. Check dates and times carefully before you buy! CLICK HERE to buy this voucher

Watch the show "It's raining Sufganiyot" this Chanukah, at various locations around the country. Check dates and times carefully before you buy! CLICK HERE to buy this voucher. You'll get the best deal if you buy 3 or more tickets.

Find more discounts for shows HERE 

Indoor Activities:

Bowling at Arbel Bowling Lanes (various locations), starting at 34 NIS per game. CLICK HERE to buy this voucher

Bowling at Babylon Park in Jerusalem, 2 games for 40 NIS. CLICK HERE to buy this voucher

Gravity Park in Jerusalem, starting at 33 NIS (different prices for different ages). CLICK HERE to buy this voucher.


Biblical Museum of Natural History (Bet Shemesh), starting at 35 NIS. CLICK HERE to buy this voucher.

MyNinja Park in Modiin, for 45 NIS. CLICK HERE to buy this voucher.

Looking for something specific? Let me know what you're planning and I'll try to find you some deals!

Just ask in the comments or drop me a note in my Facebook Group!

iHerb Weekend Sale: 22% off Vitamins with coupon code (details inside)

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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 QEJ101first and then promo code 22VITA 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!)!

(code 22VITA is valid until December 19, 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!

מוגבל למימוש אחד ללקוח/ה
הזינו קודים
QEJ101
22VITA
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!






Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Great News! Israel's New "Do Not Call" List

BIG NEWS!!

Israelis can now put their cellphone numbers and landline phone numbers onto the new "Do Not Call" List. When you do this, you will be protected from receiving unsolicited sales calls.

AND, if you still receive an unsolicited sales call, you'll be able to fill out an online complaint form so the company will be fined.

This is really big news - we've been waiting YEARS for this!
I highly recommend you sign up and avoid having to worry that you'll get talked into paying for something you don't want.

I also recommend to those of you out there who have an older (senior) family member to look out for - sign up their number! The form offers the option to sign up on behalf of another person - use it!

Note: this will not stop all calls. Some calls, like those from companies you have a contract with, are allowed, and if you reach out to a company for information, they are allowed to call you and follow up.

This is about those truly unsolicited calls.



Here's how to sign up:

The sooner you sign up, the sooner the protections go into place. The law goes into effect on Jan 1, 2023, but only applies once your number has been in the database for 2 weeks.

If you receive an unsolicited sales call, you can report this violation by filling out the form here: https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/DncComplaint@Cpfta.gov.il

Hope you found this helpful!

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