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Showing posts with label Passsover/Pesach 2013 Deal Alert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Passsover/Pesach 2013 Deal Alert. Show all posts

3/08/2013

Savion Passover Couscous (roasted garlic flavor), $3.69/box


I'm so happy this delicious item came up on Amazon again!  Here's a funny story about this kosher la'Pesach "couscous."  I went to a friend's house for a Pesach YomTov lunch a few years ago, and she served Savion Couscous.  I had never had it before, and I didn't know my friend so well back then.  It tasted so good and so authentic, that for a minute I thought she had goofed and might have been serving actual chametz couscous on Pesach!  (Later on, I shared this with her and she pretty much laughed at me.)

If you've never had Savion Passover Couscous, I highly, highly recommend it.  It's a flexible dish (you can cook it with your roast or your chicken and leave it on it's own, cut an onion and some mushrooms into it, stuff chicken breasts with it, etc.), it's delicious, and it's an easy Pesach side dish.  It's made from 18-minute matzoh meal.  

I've seen it at local supermarkets for $4.99+.  Amazon has Savion Roasted Garlic Flavor Couscous made with 18-minute matzoh, 5.50 oz., pack of 6,  for $22.14 ($3.69 per box), one of the few KLP items that has held the same price as last year.   If you buy it, please email me and let me know how you prepared it and if it was a hit!

3/07/2013

Tablecloth covers, starting at $8.57



Last year, a few of you emailed me about finding good, heavy-duty, clear table covers to put over your Passover tablecloths.  Pesach is challenging in that we have two festive meals each day, usually with guests, but can't do laundry on Chol Hamoed.  Unless you own lots and lots of tablecloths, it's hard to start each meal with a clean, attractive table.  Oh, those awful grape juice stains and matzoh crumbs...

I hate using those disposable, flimsy, plastic tablecloths.  Besides being pricey and not very green, they always end up tearing or pulling, and frankly just don't look very nice.

If you're looking for a heavy-duty clear vinyl tablecloth cover, Amazon has got some great solutions available.
Please let me know if you need other sizes and I'll scout around.  And if you do decide to use a clear vinyl tablecloth protector, don't forget to have some fun with Pesach themed decorations-under-the-vinyl, like my friend Talia did back here.

Gefen pineapple for Pesach, $2.19 per can



Amazon has got an 8-pack of the large 20 oz. cans of kosher for Passover Gefen pineapple slices in its own juice for $17.52, or $2.19 per can, with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  That's actually right around what the regular canned pineapple costs during the year.

I use this pineapple to make my tangy "tzimmes chicken" (aka Hawaiian chicken) recipe.  Pineapple is also such an easy, healthy snack when you want something sweet but can't look another macaroon in the eye on Pesach.

3/06/2013

60" x 126" white tablecloth, $9.99 shipped





This 60" x 126" rectangular tablecloth for $9.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping is perfect for when you're having a crowd and just need a plain white, no-fuss, easy-to-wash, practical tablecloth. I bought three of these for Pesach (I always run low on clean tablecloths on YomTov) , and I'm thinking they'll be perfect for Sukkot as well.  And at this crazygood price, it makes sense to pick up a few.


Passover Made Easy, $10.87


I love this book! Amazon has got Passover Made Easy for just $10.87 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.(FYI, Eichlers has it for $14.39.)

Here's the description:
 Brisket Eggrolls? "Matzaroni" & Cheese? Non-gebrokts Banana French Toast? All Kosher for Passover? Unbelievable - but true! Leah Schapira, author of the bestselling cookbook, Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking, has teamed up with noted food editor Victoria Dwek to create Passover Made Easy, a cookbook that puts the "wow" in Passover meals with creative and original recipes that you'd never believe could be made with Passover ingredients. Passover Made Easy lives up to its name, offering readers fascinating culinary facts, useful preparation tips, 60 easy-to-make Passover friendly recipes; full-color photos for each dish; plating and serving suggestions and diagrams, and a wine pairings and wine guide. Leah and Victoria have included a chapter on delicious brunch recipes to be served during the week, as well as plenty of kid-friendly recipes to please even the fussiest eaters. The ingredients in these unique and creative recipes are easily available and all but four of the 60 recipes in the book are gluten-free (non-gebrokts).

My personal favorites?  The homemade mayonnaise recipe and the plating secrets (I love clever presentation).  Get this wonderful book on Amazon for just $10.87 before Amazon does one of its infamous price swaps.

3/05/2013

90-piece Farberware flatware set (service for 12 plus completer set) for $58 with free shipping

Amazon has got this 90-piece Farberware flatware set, service for 12 plus 6 piece hostess set for $58.00 with free shipping.  That comes to $4.83 per place setting.  What a great deal on a quality, name-brand set for Pesach!
  • Service for 12 includes: 24 teaspoons and salad forks, 12 each: dinner fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon (2) serving spoons, and 1 each: serving fork, slotted spoon, butter knife and sugar shell.
  • 18/0 Stainless steel
  • Elegant Pattern
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • 25 Year Limited

3/04/2013

Kid's Passover cookbook for $7.31


Amazon has got Matzah Meals:  A Passover Cookbook for Kids for $7.31 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  It had only one review, but it was a five star one.

Ceres kosher for Passover juices from $2.35 each

 
Amazon has a 12-pack of Ceres kosher for Passover apricot juice for $28.14 with free shipping. That comes to $2.35 per 33.8 fl. oz. container.

There are a ton of 12-packs of other flavors available (ALL are kosher for Passover, Star-K-P) for $35.07 on Subscribe and Save, or $2.92 each:
We occasionally get this exotic juice during the year, and it's delicious, with no sugar added.

And, as a plus, ordering any of the Subscribe & Save selections will certainly help if you are aiming to get the extra 10% Subscribe and Save discount that I talked about here.  Please note that if you fulfill the requirement for five Subscribe and Save deliveries in one month, the price on this juice will drop to $31.38 for a 12-pack or $2.62 each.

Just a word about Amazon Subscribe & Save: selecting Subscribe & Save is a fantastic way to save money.  It's pretty much risk-free, even if you are doing it just to get the additional discount. You can UNsubscribe to Subscribe & Save very easily, by going to your account as soon as your order has shipped. Even if (worse case scenario) you completely forget to unsubscribe, Amazon will not send out an additional order without shooting you a warning email first, giving you ample time to unsubscribe and cancel any additional orders in time. It's pretty much an all-win proposition. Shipping on Subscribe & Save items is always free, even without a Prime membership.

3/03/2013

Science Diet coupons (for chametz-free pet food)


The Star-K has come out with their 2013 list of chametz-free pet foods acceptable for Passover, and once again, select varieties of Hill's Science Diet/Prescription Diet have made the list.

Download your Science Diet/Prescription Diet coupons here.

Tilted fruit bowl for $7.99 with free shipping


Our everyday tableware is pretty but very conventional and traditional.  For my Pesach stuff, I like to experiment a little bit and get things that are more stylish and off the beaten path  I like it this bowl because it's just a little different and non-conventional.

Download "The Ten Plagues" app for free and get a $1 Amazon MP3 credit


Got an Android-based smartphone or tablet?  Download "The Ten Plagues Lite" app and get a free $1 Amazon MP3 credit.

Now, please be aware, I have an iPhone, so I cannot pre-screen this for you, so please, pretty please, go through the app yourself before handing it over to your kids to play with.  If it's inappropriate for your kids in any way, please let me know asap.  I'm posting it because 1) it could be a totally fun, educational app for your kids 2) it's free 3) you get a $1 MP3 credit just for downloading it.  If it's not "kosher," you can always delete it, no harm done.

If you find it appropriate and like it, there's also Moses Lite, which offers you the choice of a Hebrew or English narrative.  It's also free and you can also get a $1 Amazon MP3 credit for downloading it.


Pesach cranberry sauce


I'm sort of dragging myself, kicking and screaming, into posting this deal. I've had four people ask me about kosher for Passover cranberry sauce.  As a frugal blogger, I must tell you that the best way to get KLP cranberry sauce is to make it yourself.  Buy the berries now (I've seen them on sale for $1/bag), freeze them, and then for Pesach, just boil them, add sugar, let it cool, and voila.

But, if you absolutely must have canned cranberry sauce, I hear you.  There's a lot of cooking going on for Pesach, and I totally get wanting shortcuts.  Here are my KLP cranberry sauce finds, and yes, these are still cheaper than what I've seen on the supermarket shelves.  You are definitely going to want to split up the 24-count deals with friends.

Huge 8.5 quart slow cooker, $31.99 with free shipping


Amazon has got this 8.5 quart (!!!!!) Maxi-Matic stainless steel slow cooker for $31.99 with free shipping.  I wasn't familiar with this brand, so I read the reviews, which were somewhat mixed, some raves, some pans.  71 out of 112 customers gave it 4 or 5 stars, which convinced me enough, so I decided to post it.

If you need a larger slow-cooker and you'd like to stick with a more familiar brand, there's also this Crock Pot 7-quart for $36.88 with free shipping.

Here's a slow-cooker tip I figured out last year when I replaced my Pesach one.  If you are using it primarily for chulent, soups and stews, any shape will do.  If you are also going to use it for the occasional roast, get an oval one, so that you can fit larger or oddly-shaped roasts in it.

2/28/2013

Kosher for Passover Sucralis ("Splenda"); get it while you still can



UPDATE:  the deadline for this is looming, so order it while you still can!


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Do you miss having non-sugar sweeteners on Pesach?  The KLP "pink stuff" is readily available, but it tastes awful, is unhealthy and has a horrific aftertaste.  Yuck.

We usually just make do with using sugar for a week.  But this year, we don't have to.

This year, a company called California Delight is doing a special run of Kosher for Passover sucralose called Sucralis.  Sucralose is the same thing that Splenda is made from.  So, just to be clear, Sucralis is NOT Splenda (which is cut with chametz and is NOT kosher for Passover).  It's a generic version of it that has a Star-K and CRC Kosher La'Pesach certification.

It can be purchased over the phone by calling 323-725-1045 during business hours.  I've negotiated a special price for DailyCheapskate readers:
  • $5.50 per box of 100 packets
  • $6.50 per 200 ml bottle
  • $6.50 per bottle of 150 tablets
When you call them, before you do anything, you must give them the promo code DAILYCHEAPSKATE (or tell them you found them on this blog) to get this price.  Shipping on these items is free, but there is a three item minimum per order.  They will take your credit card information over the phone and ship it right out to you.

We bought three boxes of the packets last year, and somehow, with all of our guests, we ran out of it before YomTov was up!  I'm picking up a few extra boxes this year to include with KLP tea that I'm going to package-up as a hostess gift.

These prices are actually not much more expensive than regular Splenda. This special Daily Cheapskate deal is only available through 3/10/13.

Libbey Impressions colored glass sets $12-$20


Amazon has two really pretty Libbey colored glass sets.  The first one (pictured above) comes with four colored glasses and a pitcher, for $19.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.   The glasses are 16.7 oz. and the pitcher is 79.3 oz. 

If you want to supplement the set, you can buy four more Libbey Impression colored glasses for $12.34 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  These glasses are slightly smaller than the ones in the set above, but I kinda like that they are a slightly different size.  (I hate matchy-matchy sets.)
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Made in Mexico.


2/27/2013

Circulon Infinite 2-Piece Skillet Set for $45 with free shipping


Amazon has got this Circulon Infinite Hard Anodized Nonstick 10" and 12" Skillets Twin Pack for $44.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.
  • Stainless steel base - patent pending. Suitable for all stovetops including induction and glass top.
  • Hard anodized aluminum is twice as hard as stainless steel for exceptional durability and provides quick and even heating.
  • TOTAL hard-anodized high-low wave technology and the most advanced nonstick formula outlasts all nonsticks - guaranteed!
  • Uniquely dishwasher safe with a superior nonstick exterior for easy cleaning.
  • Cast stainless steel handles are comfortable to hold and oven safe to 500°F. 
(Sears has this pair for $67.41.  Wayfair has it for $59.99.)

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Squirrel nutcracker for $11.11


Check out this uber-cute squirrel nutcracker for just $11.11 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping on Amazon. This would make a pretty unique Passover hostess gift.

Coupons to help with your Pesach shopping


Cuisinart 77-7 Chef's Classic Stainless 7-Piece Cookware Set for $72.24 with free shipping



Before I say another word, let me just disclose that I am a huge fan of stainless steel pots.  I have had my Calphalon tri-ply stainless set for years now and the pots gleam.  I have them out hanging on a pot rack;  I could have never done that with my old non-stick or anodized steel pots.  Stainless steel pots with a layer of aluminum inside (like my set and this set) also cook foods more evenly, and you can use them safely in the oven. They also clean up beautifully in the dishwasher. While I prefer a less expensive, non-namebrand set for Pesach, some of you have written me and insisted that you want a higher-end set, like Cuisinart.

That said, this 7-piece set (which is essentially four pots) from Cuisinart is priced at  $72.24 with free shipping on Amazon. That comes to about $18 per pot.  This set got 4.3 out of 5 stars over 113 customer reviews. If you want this set, hurry, because Amazon prices change on a dime.
  • Set includes 1-1/2-, 3-quart saucepan; 8-quart stockpot; 10-inch skillet--all with lids
  • Cookware and lids constructed of mirror-polished 18/10 stainless steel
  • Aluminum encapsulated in base ensures quick, even heating
  • Stay-cool stainless-steel handles; dripless rims on lids
  • Oven-safe up to 550 degrees F; limited lifetime warranty
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Passover tea box, $17, plus the KLP tea and "Splenda" to fill it up.



Last year before Pesach, I was struck with major Passover Tea Box Envy, but given how expensive pre-filled Passover tea boxes were, I thought they were out of our reach. We like to offer tea and coffee to our guests after a meal, and I had been keeping our many different flavor KLP teabags in a basket.  Efficient but not so elegant.  Then I hit on the idea of buying an empty wooden tea box and filling it myself.

The one I bought last year (pictured above) was $16.13 at the time, but like everything else, the price has gone up and it's now $19.99.  I ended up gifting that tea box to a friend who admired it.



This morning I found this tea box for $16.99 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  I like it even better than last year's tea box for two reasons:  first, because I like the French writing on the side...it's a little different ("Tisane" is French for "tea infusion"), and second, because it comes in four colors, black, red, orange and cream.  Again, just a little bit different.

If you buy one, make sure you fill it up with KLP Bigelow Tea (my personal favorite; delicious and cheap).  The list of Kosher for Passover (Kof-K) Bigelow teas are here.
You can split these 6-packs with friends or stockpile them or use them during the year.  Voila, instant KLP tea box, for much, much less than what you pay for a pre-stocked one, and lots of extra tea to refill it.

And respecting the fact that everyone is watching their weight these days, don't forget to pick up some of the KLP "Splenda" that is now available.

Since all of the Bigelow tea is part of Amazon's Subscribe & Save, the shipping is always free.  As a plus, order these teas will certainly help if you are aiming to get the extra 10% Subscribe and Save discount that I talked about here.  Please note that if you fulfill the requirement for five Subscribe and Save deliveries in one month, these prices will drop even further.

Just a word about Amazon Subscribe & Save: selecting Subscribe & Save is a fantastic way to save money.  It's pretty much risk-free, even if you are doing it just to get the additional discount. You can UNsubscribe to Subscribe & Save very easily, by going to your account as soon as your order has shipped. Even if (worse case scenario) you completely forget to unsubscribe, Amazon will not send out an additional order without shooting you a warning email first, giving you ample time to unsubscribe and cancel any additional orders in time. It's pretty much an all-win proposition. Shipping on Subscribe & Save items is always free, even without a Prime membership.