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Rami Levy is the cheapest for Pesach shopping throughout Israel

Yediot Achronot published an article this Friday comparing prices for various Pesach items in different supermarkets in various cities.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the full article- just a few photographs from Rami Levy’s Facebook page– but here are the results (from the cheapest to the most expensive):

Greater Gush Dan (48 products):

  1. Rami Levy, Mitcham Ayalon- 476.30 shekels
  2. Osher Ad, Mitcham Ayalon- 599.20 shekels
  3. YOU, Yigal Alon 73, Yad Eliyahu- 611.15 shekels
  4. Victory, Derech Shlomo 44, Tel Aviv- 622 shekels
  5. Shufersal Deal, Azrielli Tel Aviv- 640.01 shekels

Modiin (56 products):

  1. Rami Levy, Yishpru- 665.20 shekels
  2. Yaynot Bitan, Yishpru- 821.30 shekels
  3. Shufersal Deal, Yishpru- 879.01 shekels
  4. YOU, Malibu Center- 912.50 shekels

Haifa (57 products):

  1. Rami Levy, Chalutzei HaTaasia 73, Kiryat Haim- 709.70 shekels
  2. Yochannof, HaHaroshet 10, Hutzot HaMifratz- 850.30 shekels
  3. YOU, Priman 8, Mitcham Kastra- 892.10 shekels
  4. Osher Ad, HaNes Mular, Kiryat Bialik- 896.20 shekels
  5. Shufersal Deal, Kenyon HaYesod 20, Kiryat Ata- 914.21 shekels

Jerusalem (36 products):

  1. Rami Levy, Beit HaDfus 13- 423.10 shekels
  2. Osher Ad, Kenyon Hadar- 504.60 shekels
  3. Shufersal Deal, Kanfei Nesharim 24- 539.95 shekels
  4. Zol u’B’gadol, Romema- 578.30 shekels


Sales on Chanukah essentials

Happy Chanukah!!

If you need to replenish your supplies, here are some of the current sales on Chanukah essentials:

Chetzi Chinam

Clik bags- 3 for 10 shekels (limit 2 purchases) (for playing dreidel)

BB pretzels/dakim dakim- 5 shekels

Tomatoes, red/white potatoes, carrots, fennel, beets- 2.90 shekels/kg

Red/yellow/green/Naharia peppers, green spicy peppers, eggplant, sweet potato, kohlrabi- 3.90 shekels/kg

Expires 19 Dec 2014.

Rami Levy

Osem self-rising flour- 5.90 shekels

Shufersal Deal

Sufganiot- 6 for 10 shekels

Mini sufganiot- 8 for 10 shekels

Donuts- 3 for 10 shekels

Fancy sufganiot- 3.90 shekels each.

Expires 28 Dec 2014.

Shufersal Sheli

White potatoes, white cabbage, onion, beets, kohlrabi, carrots and fennel- 2.90 shekels/kg

Expires 19 Dec 2014.


Canola oil (1 litre)- 3 for 19.90 shekels (expires 19 Dec 2014)

BB pretzels/dakim dakim- 2 for 14.80 shekels (expires 26 Dec 2014)

Yaynot Bitan

Sufganiot- 1 shekel each.  Maximum 10 sufganiot per purchase.

Expires 27 Dec 2014.  To find a store near you, click here.


Small sufganiot- 1 shekel each.

A package of latkes/levivot- 10 shekels.

Carmit chocolate coins- 3 for 14 shekels

Carmit Chanukah gift package- 2 for 14 shekels

Mega canola oil (1 litre)- 3 for 18 shekels

Osem self-rising flour- 5 shekels (limit 1)

Onion, white potatoes,and white cabbage- 1.90 shekels/kg (limit 6 kg)

Expires 22 Dec 2014.

(If a store isn’t listed, I didn’t see any Chanukah-specific sales)

The Milky Wars- is Berlin the new Tel Aviv?

If you haven’t been immersed in holiday preparations, you heard about the anonymous Israeli living in Berlin who posted to Ynet’s Facebook page about how cheap food prices are in Berlin compared to Israel.  Some of the examples he brought up are fresh squeezed orange juice (1.5 euro), Emmental cheese (2.79 euro), rolls (0.13 euro), 500 grams of shnitzel (2.79 euro), milk (1.5 euro), organic eggs (1.39 euro), bolognese sauce (0.79 euro), sliced bread (1.39 euro), and a copy of the beloved Israeli dessert, Milky, for only 0.19 euro- 0.87 agorot.



For this reason, he says, he will be staying in Berlin.  Israel, has become the home for only the very rich.  To stay in Israel is to deprive yourself and your family of food, education and a place to live.  To continue to live in Israel is economic abuse for your entire life.  See you in Berlin!

As you could imagine, the storm this 25 year old man’s post has created is without comparison.  From Knesset members to op-ed writers, the feeling has been virtually unanimous- “Yes, food is expensive here.  But is that a reason to leave Israel?  And davka to Berlin?”  “Let him stay in Berlin- if he doesn’t remember the Jewish people’s history with Germany, he will soon be forced to remember.”  “Israel is a new country.  It takes time to create change.  Change can only come from within the country- not from without.”  “As soon as the rabbanut recognizes more foreign kosher supervisory authorities, we will flood the market with lower-priced food items.”

In response, Rami Levy lowered the price of regular Milky and Moo for 1 shekel each for a short time and Victory lowered their price of regular Milky for 90 agorot until 16 October 2014.

Despite the overwhelmingly negative response, the heads of the organization “Berlin Protest” say that they have received over 9000 applications from Israelis who want to move to Berlin.   One of them was interviewed by Arutz 2 and said that he plans to petition the German government for 25,000 work permits and has turned to German economists to figure out how to lower food prices in Israel.  “If Germany can supply cheap food,” he says, “why can’t Israel?”  He was interviewed by Der Spiegel this week, bringing the issue to the broader German public.  The interview can be found in English online. His most poignant comment: “For me, Tel Aviv and Berlin are twin cities.”

For me, that last sentence says it all.  Something has gone quite wrong in Israel when our youth can find no difference between Berlin and Tel Aviv; that they have lost the central reason why we are living- struggling- here in Israel and not in Berlin, Marseilles, Miami, or Melbourne.  The fact that we are Jews and that this is a Jewish State seems to have been removed from our children’s curriculum.  Yes of course we need to have fair prices.  And it most definitely does not mean that Israel is perfect.  But to see Jewish youth fleeing Israel for economic opportunities alone, similar to our grandfathers who fled Russia to America, is sad because it means that we as a country have failed to instill in them the most important value that we have- the necessity and reason for Israel’s existence.

Sources: Ynet, Ynet, Srugim, Srugim

Purim deals at Victory

Victory sale


Victory’s sales

Which supermarkets are open Motzei Shabbat?

This is the last shopping week before Rosh Hashanah, and if you can’t stand the thought of braving the crowds tonight or tomorrow, you have several supermarkets to choose from Saturday night.

Stores that will be open include: Rami Levy, Mega Bool, Shufersal, Yesh, Victory, and most Kimat Chinam stores (check their website for individual store hours).

Who will be closed?  Shefa Shuk and Mister Zol.

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.


Victory supermarket- who knew they had such great deals?

As I said in my Rosh Hashanah Price Wars post, every food-related business will be soliciting now to get a slice of the Rosh Hashanah pie.

Today I found an ad for Victory supermarkets and found some really great deals for club members.  Some of them include:

Efrat tirosh grape juice, 1 liter- 9.99

Number 3 eggs, 18 pack- 9.99

Filet Medumeh (Number 6) glatt frozen beef- 29.99/kg

Neto 1/4 sheep, glatt, frozen- 29.99/kg (with a 299 shekel purchase)

Frozen tilapia filet- 29.99/kg

Frozen chicken quarters-9.99/kg

Gefilte fish jar, 6 pieces- 9.99

Sale ends 24/9/2011.  Quantities are limited.  Minimum purchase 50 shekels.  Club membership costs 19.99/year.  Check out the rest of the sale items here.

Victory supermarkets are in the following cities: Gan Yavne, Sderot, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi, Rosh HaAyin, Lod, Kfar Saba, Ganei Tikva, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ramle, Tel Aviv and Oranit. 

If you live in these areas, this sale is definitely worth the effort.

Diaper sale extravanganza!

It all started with Mega, who began to import Huggies from Turkey and sell them for 36 shekels per package.   From there, the price wars began. (source)

Now every store has their own deal, and it would behoove you not to take advantage of these incredible prices.

Here is a summary of diaper prices throughout the country:


Huggies costs 38.80 shekels.  You can purchase up to two packages at this price.

Titulim costs 100 shekels for 3 packages.

Pampers costs 100 shekels for 2 packages.

Mega Bul

Huggies (imported) costs 36 shekels if you are a member of YOU.

Huggies and Pampers cost 100 shekels for 2 packages at Mega Bul and Mega BaIr for all customers.


Pampers costs 39.99 shekels with a purchase of a least 5 items.

Huggies costs 49.90 shekels.

A coupon was sent in the mail to club members to purchase a package of Huggies for 39.99 shekels and Titulim for 29.99 shekels.

Rami Levy

Huggies costs 35.90 for club members.

Pampers costs 38.90 for club members and 44.90 for the rest of the public.


Huggies costs 100 shekels for 3 packages; 54 shekels for 1 package.

Pampers costs 110 shekels for 2 packages for club members; 42 shekels a package for rest of the public.

Kimat Chinam

Pampers and Huggies cost 90 shekels for 2 packages for the general public.

Pampers costs 39 shekels for club members.

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