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Frugal food shopping for the Anglo Israeli

Archive for the month “January, 2013”

Adama organic dried fruits coupon- expires 28 Feb 2013

Click here to get a 15% off coupon for Adama organic dried fruits.


Pesach shopping

I know, I know- nobody wants to hear those words.

It is really important to spread out the shopping, though, so you still have money in your budget to enjoy chol hamoed.  One of the definite advantages of living in Israel is that so many products are KLP all year round or start becoming KLP now.  So take advantage of the sales each week and purchase newly stocked items- you will be pleasantly surprised to see how easy your Pesach shopping will be this year.

I made a quick trip to Shufersal these past two weeks and bought the following KLP items that were on sale:

  • Shufersal brand strawberry confiture
  • Shufersal brand canned corn (kitniyot)
  • Sanfrost frozen vegetables (some kitniyot, not all KLP)
  • Kibbutz Yavneh and Shufersal brand canned pickles
  • Yad Mordechai honey
  • Tnuva butter
  • Shufersal brand packaged deli meats for tiyulim (wrapped and in the freezer)
  • Dorot frozen garlic and spice mix

In the meantime, plan your next month’s meals based on what is in your pantry.  Spread out your chametz meals to use up what you have.  However,  if you have 8 bags of orzo and you won’t be having 100 people for Purim seudah, donate those bags now and make room for KLP items.

If you are one of those super-organized people, you can start doing Pesach Missions starting with this post.


Freezee for 1 shekel! Expires 31 Jan 2013

Make sure to print out the whole coupon.  After clicking on it you’ll get the whole picture.  Then print the screen or use the snip tool to print the whole coupon with the text on the bottom.


Tnuva diet Yoplait yogurts coupon- expires 30 Apr 2013

Shufersal Tnuva Emek cheese coupons- expires 1 Dec 2013

Avent pacifiers coupon- expires 30 June 2013

Shufersal coupon- instant soup- expires 28 Jan 2013

Flexitol coupon- expires 28 Feb 2013

This is not the coupon-go to their web site and print it there.

What is open on Election Day

In accordance with Section 10 of the Basic Law: The Knesset and Section 71A of the Knesset Elections Law (Consolidated Version) of 1969, the Central Elections Committee hereby designates that the following public servies will operate as usual on Elections Day:

  1. Employees of the Central Elections Committee – anyone who works for the committee or provides a service to the committee, and for Elections Day only, any employee of the political parties running for office or anyone providing for them a service.
  2. Transporation services, parking lots and gas stations
  3. Restaurants, cafes, kiosks, hotels and inns.
  4. Industrial or agricultural factories which have round-the-clock production.
  5. Communications services.
  6. Water and electricity utilities.
  7. Fuel supply and delivery.
  8. Theaters, cinemas, and other places of entertainment.
  9. The press, radio, and television.
  10. Bread, fruit, vegetables, and dairy transport, on Elections Day until 11:00 AM.
  11. Grocery stores between 6:00 AM and 12:00 PM (up to 6 hours).
  12. Baking of bread and production of dairy products.
  13. Hospitals and medical services which function on Shabbat or holidays on special schedules will operate at the same times on Elections Day.
  14. Security forces and all types of rescue services.
  15. Burial services.
  16. All other services that operate on Shabbat or holidays on special schedules will operate at the same times on Elections Day.

Employees of all of the aforementioned services will be given the opportunity to vote.

For more information, go to the Knesset web site.

Free transportation on Election Day

According to the law, voters who on Elections Day are located at a distance of 20km or more from their designated polling stations are elligible for free transportation to their polling stations. A travel voucher will be given directly to the voter who presents either his/her identity card and its appendix with a current address, or his/her driver’s license together with the voter’s notification card that is delivered by mail.
Without the id card or diver’s license, the travel voucher will not be issued to the voter.
Travel will take place through the public transporation system – the intercity bus lines and Israel Railways. The voucher for the return trip will be valid also for the day after elections.
Travel vouchers will be available at the following locations and times:

  1. A voter using public transporation or Israel Railways can receive his/her round-trip voucher at all post offices around the country starting January 6, 2013 until January 21 2013.
  2. The voter travelling on Israel Railways will convert his/her voucher to a regular ticket at the cashiers of the train stations on Elections Day only. This ticket will allow return travel also on the day after elections.
  3. On Elections Day, vouchers will be distributed by a Central Elections Committee representative who will sit in the central bus and train stations.
  4. In special cases, vouchers will be distributed in the offices of the regional elections committees.

Those eligible for transport between Eilat and Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, or Be’er Sheva, will receive special Egged tickets at the Egged cashiers. These tickets will allow travel the day before elections and return the day after elections. Travellers to or from Eilat must preregister with Egged – either by phone 03-6948888 or *2800 or on Egged’s website: To travel from any bus station located between the Arava intersection and Eilat, one needs to get the voucher from a post office branch or a mobile post office, starting January 6, 2013 until January 21 2013.
The following are the information centers which can answer questions regarding transport on Elections Day: “Egged” National Information Center: 03-6948888 or *2800 / Kavim 03-6066055 Elit 02-5807777 Israel Railways 03-6117000 or *5770 Superbus Ltd 1-700-700-181 G.B. Tours 04-6570745 Connex *6686 Galim 08-6688700 Golan Public Transportation 08-6964025 or *3254 Metropolin *5900 Nativ Express 04-6570350 Afikim 03-5252555 Nazareth Tourism 04-6570577 Egged Transport – 08-6260555

For more information about the elections, go to the Knesset web site.

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