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Back to school specials for parents

Today is the second day of school for most children, which means the parents can start to get back to their regular schedule- traffic, office politics, and maybe even a quiet moment with a cuppa and the newspaper.

Since next week (!!!) starts the month full of holidays, I thought we could browse the sales in today’s newspaper together. So grab your cuppa (coffee or tea- depending on when you are reading this)- I will wait until you are ready.

Shufersal Deal

  • Vegetables- 10 kg for 20 shekels
  • Chocolates for 10 shekels
  • Multiples of canned vegetables for 10 shekels
  • With purchases over 100 shekels there are discounts on meat and fish

Chetzi Chinam

  • Yad Mordechai olive oil 2 liters for 60 shekels
  • Yad Mordechai honey- 350 grams for 13 shekels
  • Sanfrost frozen vegetables- buy two get one free
  • White flour- 4 for 10 shekels
  • Very cheap prices on meat- says tari/fresh but I am wary (see aliyah tip #2-  beef)
  • Open motzei shabbat 31 Aug
  • Arbella pasta- 4 for 10 shekels

Mega Bool

  • Carmel Tirosh grape juice- 1 liter for 16 shekels
  • 6 pack of Coca Cola- 30 shekels
  • Taster’s Choice coffee- 200 grams for 30 shekels
  • Chicken hind quarters for 15 shekels per kg with a purchase of 250 shekels or more, 3 kg maximum
  • Onions and tomatoes- 2 shekels/kg with a purchase over 100 shekels (3kg max)- 200 shekels allows up to 6kg.
  • Beets, pumpkin, white and red potatoes- 3 shekels/kg with a purchase over 100 shekels (3kg max)- 200 shekels allows up to 6kg.

Co-op Shop

  • Tirosh wine- 1 liter for 10 shekels
  • Osem spaghetti- 3 for 10 shekels
  • Emek Hefer honey- 250 grams for 10 shekels (check to make sure it has a Tav Teken)

Yesh (coupons only)

  • Tzabar chummus- 850 grams for 8 shekels
  • Carmel Tirosh grape juice- 1 liter for 12 shekels (great deal!)
  • Shmurat Teva toilet paper- 48 rolls for 28 shekels
  • Ariel laundry detergent- 6 kg for 50 shekels
  • Titulim premium for 29 shekels
  • Most stores open motzei shabbat

Office Depot

  • Spend 100 shekels on office supplies and you can get an orthopedic backpack for 19.90 shekels (not 2013 models).  Cannot use backpacks and kalmarim to get to 100 shekels.  (This is a good time to look for a nondescript one that they wouldn’t find out of fashion so quickly)

What else is in the paper?

  • Yisrael HaYom’s daily survey how much certain items cost in different countries.  Today- tomatoes.  Israel- 4.99 shekels/kg, England 11.29 shekels/kg and the US for 8 shekels/kg.  They do warn us that prices are about to change soon.
  • Economics Minister Naftali Bennet says opening the doors to imported products will increase competition and drive down prices.   If there is no competition, we need to make it.  Manufacturers in Israel have traditionally been supported by The Israeli Standards Institute whose legislation allows them to monopolize the market.  The Trachtenberg Report forced them to adopt international standards which will allow the market to be flooded with more imported products and hopefully drive prices down. (Sources: Arutz 7 and Globes)
  • Whipping cream (38% fat) and gevina levana 5% fat will now be be subsidized along with other agricultural products (for a complete list click here– I will translate in my next post)

Gossip in the supermarket;

  • Our butcher tells us that all the meat prices will be going up next week.  If you haven’t stocked your freezer yet, do so now!

Rosh Hashanah Price Wars- Full Steam Ahead

In today’s newspaper there are 5 supermarket sale ads.  I will provide the link to see the advertisement and a list of some of the best deals that I see in the ad.


Yesh has the best price on gefilte fish jars so far-600 grams for 8.99.  You can also get 1/4 frozen lamb (Atara) for 49.99/kg, frozen salmon for 29.99/kg, and 3 Spring bottles for 8.99.  You also get a free fish head with a 50 shekel or more purchase.


As I mentioned in a previous post, this little store has some great sales.  You can 1/4 frozen lamb (Neto, glatt) for 29.99/kg with a 299 shekel purchase, 1 liter of Efrat tirosh grape juice for 9.99, and 18 eggs for 9.99.  You have to be a club member for these sales, which costs 19.99 per year.

Kimat Chinam

If you are a club member, you can get Jacob’s coffee for 24.99 (and use their credit card), a 6 pack of 1.5 liter Coca Cola for 19.99 (and use their credit card), and Hellman’s, Heinz, or Telma mayonnaise for 8.99.  1/4 frozen lamb sliced costs 49.99/kg and pomegranates cost 4.89/kg.


Shufersal still has the 20% off brand names and 30% Cherokee clothing sales for club members. Until tomorrow, you can get frozen Norwegian salmon fillet for 44.99/kg and whole cleaned carp for 12/kg.


YOU members can get fresh chicken in all sorts of different cuts (mix and match) for 5.99/kg until Monday, when you spend 400 shekels in the store.  Maximum 5 kg per purchase.  In their 10 shekel sale, you can get 670 grams gefilte fish, Maadanot potato burecas, and Sanfrost frozen green beans.  You should check out their “Basket of Subsidies Sale” which is offering up to 20% off basic food items.  I purchased the unsliced loaf of bread for 4.67,  a bag of 3% Tnuva milk for 4.79, and a 750ml bottle of Mega brand Tirosh grape juice for 10 shekels.  Most of the products are the Mega brand, but the prices are very good and I never noticed any quality issues with their brand.  You can check out the rest of the subsidized items here.

Rami Levy

Rami Levy is being awfully quiet this season.  I am sure they have great sales, they are just not advertising them.  An article in Yediot Ahronot on the 12th listed  many items which are cheaper in Rami Levy than Shufersal (see picture below).  Rami Levy is also advertising a television news show which also talks about how much cheaper the prices are in Rami Levy, but I can’t open it to watch.  You can try here.  I guess if Rami Levy is getting all this free advertising by journalists, they really don’t need to spend money on newspaper ads.


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