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Huge Purim costume sale 26-28 Feb 2015

Frenzy Fun and Toys in Herzliya and MUM have joined to have a crazy costume sale- 49.90 shekels on every costume in the store and 30% off all accessories!  For more information use the contact info at the bottom of the ad.

For more information on frugal costume shopping, go to my previous post here.  You can get the latest Toys ‘R Us coupon here as well:

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Toys ‘R Us and Accessorize deal- expires 28 Feb 2015

Shop at Toys ‘R Us and get 50 shekels to spend at Accessorize.  On the voucher it says that you have to spend 150 shekels or more in the children’s section but it doesn’t say which store (Toys ‘R Us or Accessorize).  You must present this voucher. One voucher per customer.

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Frugal costume shopping UPDATED COUPON 19 Feb 2015

That time when all children get to live out their fantasy for one day is just around the corner.  Whether they dream of being Elza, Spiderman, or a chayal, costume shopping in Israel is one of my most stressful experiences.  On the one hand, it is best to start early to get the best selection and less crowds.  On the other hand, my children are notorious for changing their mind a week beforehand leaving us stuck with either an extra unused costume or a really angry child.  The advertisements are out now, so if you are successful in pinning down your child to one costume, I would say purchase it now.

Costumes are not cheap.  If you are adept at sewing or more creative than I am, a homemade costume is the most frugal option.  I had one of those creative friends in chul who was also not Jewish so we were able to use her kids’ Halloween costumes on Purim.  The chances of that happening in Israel are slim to none, but you can try and organize a local swap in your neighborhood or look on Facebook for a Purim Costume Swap group such as this one in Modiin.

For those of us who must buy costumes, here are some of the options:

Online:

  1. Aliexpress has free shipping to Israel and almost a million costumes.  Shipping can take anywhere from a week to a month so check carefully before you buy.
  2. A search on eBay for costumes with free international shipping shows some great options but again, check shipping.  The costume has to be here by March 4.
  3. Costume Kingdom in the US will also ship worldwide.  Their International Standard Shipping starts at $12.95.
    The First Class shipping will arrive in 15-25 days and will not be traceable online, To qualify for Standard Air shipping, your shopping total must be $75 or less, and weigh no more than 4 pounds. International Express Shipping is $29.95 for the first pound, each additional pound is $4.  Express Mail will arrive in approx 5-8 business days with full online tracking. Please make sure you if you need your package fast to select Express Mail.
  4. For something a little closer to home, check out Tilboshet.  Quick Box is 9.90 shekels, registered mail is 15 shekels or you can pick up your order from their warehouse in Petach Tikva.  

In person:

  1. Toys R Us has coupons listed below that expire tomorrow 4 Feb 2015.  There will definitely be more  coming up, so get their app (Google/iTunes) or go to their Facebook page to get more.  
  2. Idan 2000 is known for their low prices on costumes but they also have outlets is some stores where you can buy last year’s costumes for 10-50 shekels.  Unfortunately they don’t advertise which stores have an outlet but you can call your local branch and ask.  They also open an “Ir Tachposot” in the hangar at Tzomet Kastina which will also have very low prices.  
  3. Shoshi Zohar is unique in that they also have costumes for the dati public.  You can see all of their costumes on their web site.  They also have a factory outlet in Holon for even lower prices.  
  4. Beit HaTza’atzuim has stores in Talpiot and Jerusalem but it is not clear from their web site if one can buy costumes there.  Shipping is 20 shekels for registered mail and 44 shekels for express mail.
  5. For a store that looks like it has truly huge selection, check out Purim boo in Tel Aviv.

Are there any good deals near you?  Pass them on!
Update: new Toys ‘R Us costume coupons:

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Latest Toys ‘R Us coupon- expires 25 Feb 2015:

 

Toys R’ Us Purim costume coupons- expire 21 Jan 2015

If your kids are absolutely sure they know what they want to be for Purim (mine change their minds every five minutes), take advantage of these coupons and beat the pre-Purim rush.

Toys R Us Chanukah coupons

Click on the coupons to access the catalog with printable coupons.  From that page you can also download the app to use the coupons directly on your smartphone or purchase on the Toys R Us web site.  If you register on the web site, you can get another coupon for 25% off your online purchase or 15% off your store purchase.  Don’t forget there is free shipping with a 149 shekel or more purchase.

Toys R Us deal for Visa CAL card holders- expires 22 Nov 2014

If you need to do some toy shopping (think Chanukah), take advantage of this deal- it expires 22 November 2014.

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New Toys ‘R Us coupon app

For those of us who forget to carry around the Toys ‘R Us coupons we printed out, there is a new app just for us.  ToysRUsIL is a new app for the iPhone or Android with lots of coupons, a search engine for the closest store, and the ability to shop Toys ‘R Us on the internet.  Don’t let your kids know about the app,though, or you won’t be able to use the excuse “I forgot my coupons” when they complain that you won’t stop at Toys ‘R Us on the way home…

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New Toys R Us coupons- expire 17 Sept 2014

Click on the picture to enlarge and print.

Toys R Us coupons- expire 6 Aug 2014

Toys R Us coupons- expire 23 July 2014

Coupons must be printed.  You can purchase one item per coupon.

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