October 25, 2014

Amazon Toys 30% off Coupon

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To show appreciation to Amazon Mom members, Amazon is offering 30% savings on select toys with code TOYS2014.  The discount ends October 13 at 11:59 p.m. PST.  I buy everything from Amazon from paper towels to books to toys so a 30% off coupon along with free delivery and all the other Amazon Mom benefits is pretty awesome.  Take a look at Amazon’s great selection of toys here and save!  You can join Amazon Mom here to start saving in money and time!

There are some great Melissa & Doug puzzles and toys already on sale and then with this code you get another 30% off.  If you grab them now, you’ll have them in time to keep your kids busy this coming Yom Kippor!

Wishing you all a g’mar tov – a good and healthy year and an easy fast this coming Yom Kippor Shabbat.

 

City-Mini Baby Jogger Stroller Lowest Price on Amazon

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Today on Amazon you can save $80 on the black City-Mini jogging stroller which is marked down 32% to $169.99.  Use the code: SUMMERGEAR at checkout and it drops down to $147.38!   WOW! This is an incredibly low price for a top of the line stroller.

In my experience, and based on the feedback from most of my friends – the City-Mini is the best stroller for walking, jogging, shopping and all of your needs.  The sale price is for the City-Mini Single Stroller.  If you or someone you know is in need or will be in need of a new stroller – grab this deal from Amazon now.  Since Amazon prices change unexpectedly, you need to grab this now, before the price goes back up.

Click here to grab your Baby Jogger City Mini Single, Black/Gray on sale now!

 

Save up to 70% on UGG Boots with 6pm

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While we’re busy with our Passover Cleaning frenzy, the people over at 6pm.com are having a Spring Cleaning Event you don’t want to miss!  You can save up to 70% on their UGG Shoe Sale right now!  It is not easy to find discounts on UGG brand shoes so grab them now at these incredibly low prices.  Stock up for next year’s winter.  The kids Ugg boots shown here are only $85 regularly sold for $170.

Click on over to 6pm.comand grab these UGG boots now and check out all of 6pm’s spring madness sales.

Shipping from 6pm.com is FREE with no minimum order required.

6pm’s UGG shoe sale runs through the 3/13/13, but shop early for the best selection.

Beautiful Hair Accessories: 10% off Coupon Code & $50 Giveaway

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My Headcoverings.com has a great selection of ladies headcoverings and hair accessories for both children and adults.  If you have little girls, you might have noticed that the huge flowers on headbands and clips are all the rage now, and they are very, very cute.  I was looking for some to accessorize my girls’ Passover Yontif outfits and found that My Headcovering has a lot of choices at unbelievably low prices, probably the lowest you’ll find anywhere on the web or in stores.  Here are some of my favorites.

This beautiful rose pony holder/clip is only $2.99 

 

 

 

 

This chiffon 3 rose headband is only $2.49

 

 

 

 

This 3 rose headband is only $2.99

 

 

 

 

 

And for us ladies, this sequenced women’s beret is only $13.99 !

 

 

 

 

10% off Coupon Code

Wait, it gets even better (I know I sound like an infomercial) but you can use the “Koshershop” coupon code from now until Pesach to get an additional 10% off of your order.  Can’t beat these prices!

Win A $50 Box of Hair Accessories

Wait, it gets even better.  As a Passover gift to you, My Headcoverings is giving away a $50 surprise gift basket filled with different hair accessories to 1 lucky winner!  Here’s how you can win: Share a picture or the name of Your Favorite item from MyHeadcoverings.com on my Facebook page here and you’ll be entered into the raffle to win a mystery box of hair accessories and head coverings valued at over $50.00! Contest ends Sunday, March 17, 2013. 

 

New Shoes For Yael: A ‘Lite Girl’ Book Review & Giveaway

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Review

(scroll to the bottom of this page to skip the review and go straight to the Giveaway)

Like most of us, I’m gearing up for Chanuka here at The Kosher Shopaholic and have some great reviews and giveaways for you, my loyal readers.  If you remember from last Chanuka (has it really been a year already?), I reviewed and ran a really fun giveaway for the first Lite Girl Book, Yael’s Loving World.  A book that my 4 year old daughter adores.  The creative author, Malky Weinstock recently sent me the second installment of the Lite Girl Book series called, “New Shoes For Yael”.  Can I just tell you that as soon as the book arrived my little daughter sat down with it and had me put in the audio CD and sat there reading it over and over for hours.  Yes, the book comes with an audio CD that reads the story to you.  It even teaches the children how to turn the page when they hear the beep sound.  It is a beautifully illustrated and sweet book.   Jewish girls from religious homes can really identify well with Yael and when you see how much little girls adore the Yael character books, you realize how much we need Jewish oriented characters for our children.  Children are naturally drawn to ‘characters’ and I know that I am always really happy when I come across ones like Yael who help me instill a good philosophy/hashkafa and Jewish life lessons.

In an interview with Malky Weinstock, creator of the Lite Girl books, she explained that she founded the series of books with the goal of empowering girls with the beautiful Jewish values of Ahavas Hashem (love of G-d) and Ahavas Yisroel (love of the Jewish people)–the bedrock of Judaism –through the first ever inspirational Jewish girl  play character, Yael.   She says, that “Children absorb so much through play and we need these values to be imbued from early on so each girl can grow up with the presence of Hashem and know what He wants from us–to love and connect with Him and with every Jew.  This way, our girls will grow up empowered to be inner driven, proud and committed Jews, caring about family, friends and community, and thus make the world a better place.”  Isn’t that beautiful?  What Jewish mom wouldn’t want a nice book to help us achieve this lofty goal?

The first book, Yael’s Loving World, is an introductory book about Yael and the connection she has to all the people in her world, and to Hashem who provided them to her.  The second book, “New Shoes For Yael”, gently instills an awareness that Hashem makes us all exactly as we need to be.  The 3rd book, still in production, “Yael Becomes A Giver’ encourages a child to become others focused, rather than being self centered.  The 4th book, “Yael Worries No More”, will be a beautiful story about how Yael realizes that Hashem micromanages her life and she can leave her worries to Him.

So, are you ready to win your free copy of ‘New Shoes For Yael’ in time for Chanukah?  If so, enter the contest below.

Giveaway

1 – Answer the following question on my Facebook page thread or in the comments section below: What is  your favorite Chanukah family activity?

2- For additional entries, make sure to ‘like’ Kosher Shopaholic on Facebook and/or subscribe to my newsletter.  Once you’ve done these, make sure to comment that you have just ‘liked or subscribed in order to enter the Lite Girl Book Giveaway’ so that you get your extra count.  If you are already a subscriber and a facebook fan, comment ‘like or subscribe to enter the Lite Girl Book Giveaway’ in either place as well.

Contest open to those with US mailing address only.  A winner will be selected next Weds, December 5, 2012 just in time for Chanukah.

Answer the following question on my Facebook page or in the comments section below:

What values would you like to see expressed in children’s books today?

To Purchase

You can buy one or both of the Yael books online here for only *$11.99 each REGULARLY $16.99.   To get this discounted price, enter coupon code CGIFT for each item you purchaseHurry, because this exciting offer ends soon.  Valid from November 29, 2012 through Tuesday December 4th only.  *Please note special does not include shipping fee.

 

 

Chanukah House Decorating Kit: Review & Giveaway

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Review

(Scroll to bottom to skip the review and enter the giveaway or find out how to purchase)

Our favorite Kosher food manufacturer, Manischewitz has come out with two fun new products for this Chanukah season: The Chanukah House Decorating Kit and the Vanilla Cookie Decorating Kit.  The Do-It-Yourself Chanukah House Decorating Kit is a kit that allows you to build a cookie house decorated for Chanukah.  I have kids who love to both bake and build so this package is so exciting for them, my eight year old son even wants to build an extra cookie house as a Chanukah gift for his Rebbi!  The house kit comes with everything that you might need: huge cookie piece parts, icing, sprinkles, mini beads, fondant, six-point star, menorah & mezuzah sugar decorations, sanding sugar and, of course, instructions.  It even includes an edible set-up board.   Its a very exciting product, and also happens to be nut free.

If you’re not up for the building the big Chanukah house, there’s the more simple Chanukah Vanilla Cookie Decorating Kit which includes four giant cookies, 4 icing colors, mini beads and sprinkles, pictured here.  No baking required, only fun crafting with the kids who will love to squeeze the icing and decorate with beads and sprinkles.  I’m really looking forward to doing these crafting projects with my kids!

If I must critique the Chanukah House, I’ll simply state the obvious, it resembles the Gingerbread House, a custom that does not have Jewish roots.  It is possible Manischewitz did this intentionally, providing a Jewish theme to what’s become a familiar winter symbol; or possibly not.  So, I kind of wish that they came up with a craft that was something other than a ‘house’ but I’m not complaining or going to read too deeply into it, I’m happy for the easy and fun Chanukah decorating craft to entertain my family with.

Giveaway

One lucky reader will win two products: 1 Chanukah House Decorating Kit and 1 Vanilla Cookie Decorating Kit.  You can have 4 entries a day!  Here’s how to enter.

1 – Answer the following question on my Facebook page thread or in the comments section below: What is  your favorite Chanukah family activity?

2- For additional entries, make sure to ‘like’ Kosher Shopaholic on Facebook and/or subscribe to my newsletter.  Once you’ve done these, make sure to comment that you have just ‘liked’or subscribed to enter the Chanukah House Giveaway’ so that you get your extra count.  If you are already a subscriber and a facebook fan, comment ‘like or subscribe to enter Chanukah House Giveaway’ in either place as well.

Contest open to those with US mailing address only.  Winners will be drawn on Thursday, December 6, 2012 in time for Chanukah.

Purchase

To purchase the Decorating Kits, you can conveniently order them online through Amazon here for $25.99, or you can grab the JDeal on them for $24 that is running all week, or find them in your local grocery store where they retail for $32.

Reduce Hot/Cold Food Containers For School Lunches

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A very good friend of mine keeps raving about these amazing PBA-free containers that keep food incredibly hot for your children’s lunches.  They are the Reduce line of products and the Reduce 10-Ounce Stainless Steel Vacuum Food Jar can be found here on Amazon for only $9.99.  I bought 2 already and can’t wait till they arrive.  What a nice way to serve a healthy hot lunch to your children in school.  I’m making mine dairy because I’m pretty sure the main food that’s going in there will be piping hot macaroni & cheese (with real melted cheese not the powdered type).

Here are more great features of these Reduce products:

  • Keeps food/soup warm for up to 6 hours
  • Holds 10-ounce
  • Made from BPA-free material
  • Made of recyclable materials

What is your child’s favorite lunch?  Won’t these Reduce hot or cold food containers be a treat for them as well!

Free Rosh Hashana Coloring Pages

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Here are some cute coloring pages with Rosh Hashana theme that you can download and print from our friends at CookKosher.com 

For those with little ones at your feet all day long, these coloring pages may keep them busy enough for you to get your chicken or roast into the oven!

Wishing you a Chag Sameach!

Video: Watch a Baby Chick Hatch

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I managed to capture the birth of a baby chick on video – watch it below!

We had the pleasure of visiting Cherry Crest Adventure Farms on a recent family vacatation to Lancaster, PA.  Of all the rides, activities and things to do on vacation, by far, each of my childrens’ favorite activity was to hold and cuddle with the tiny newborn baby chicks on the farm.  The chicks that we were able to hold and pet are only 1-3 days old and next to them are eggs, warming in incubators, ready to hatch.

While we visited the farm we were able to watch 2 baby chicks hatch out of their eggs, one of which I managed to capture on video and am sharing with you below.  It can take a baby chick about 3 days to get completely out of his shell.  The process I witnessed and captured on video was his last 10 minutes where he cracks open the shell and slowly shakes it off of him.  It is a really adorable and beautiful experience.  I hope you’ll enjoy it too!

Here are some pictures of the baby chicks being held.  If you’ve never been to Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, I highly recommend it (and this is not a paid endorsement! )

 

Oh, and did I mention that they have hot Kosher Pizza!!!!

Free Haircuts For Kids All August At JCPenny Salons

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Here’s a great freebie that you probably don’t want to pass up!  JCPenney Salons will be offering FREE haircuts for kids in Grades K -6 the entire month of August. The free haricuts will be at participating salons nationwide by appointment ONLY so be sure to call right away and make your appointments before they fill up.

You can find a list of participating JCPenny Salons by location here.