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!


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