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3/24/2020

Cozy Coupe Anniversary Edition for $37.12 on Amazon



Amazon has got the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Anniversary Edition for $49.00 - $11.88 online coupon = $37.12 with free Prime shipping.

4.7 out of 5 stars over 4,812 customer reviews and an Amazon's Choice item.  (Please note the delayed delivery date.)

  • For generations - 30 years - children have been taking adventure and imagination on the road with one of the original ride on toys-the COZY COUPE
  • New features include removable floor and handle on back for parent controlled push rides
  • Designed with a high seat back and storage in the rear
  • Includes special features like an "ignition switch" and an open-and-close gas cap
  • Cozy rolls on rugged, durable tires, front wheels spin 360 degrees; Made in USA
HT: Chava R. from Denver


Prime Premium Video Channels accessible for FREE via Amazon free trials (both adult and children's programming)



With the Corona-virus lockdowns and quarantines now in full force nationally, lots of people are looking for ways to both pass the time and entertain their kids.  While you can get tons of terrific free content on Prime Video, there is still a great deal of programming available through premium channels only. 


Prime members can sign up for free trials on Amazon to add numerous premium adult and children's channels to their Prime Video access.  Given that most of these Corona-virus lockdowns will be short-term (b'ezrat Hashem), a 7- to 30-day free trial of premium programming is looking like a pretty good deal right now.  Even paying for a month's worth of programming is a pretty frugal deal for now.  You can sign up for free trials of Amazon Prime Video Channels here.  

I personally recommend CBS All Access to watch Picard (for sci-fi/Star Trek junkies), Showtime for the Little Women movie, Cinemax for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and PBS Masterpiece for Poldark


3/23/2020

12 Money- and Sanity-Saving Hacks for Passover Shopping and Prep (updated for 2020)



It's that time of year again and oh, do I feel your pain. But, with a little dose of common-sense-smarts and cleverness, you don't have to spend the equivalent of a mortgage payment on your Passover shopping. Here are twelve tried-and-true hacks for saving money on Passover shopping and preparation.

Bigelow kosher-for-Passover tea, less than $3.00 per box on Amazon




Forget about the traditional Wissotszky Passover tea (or other heimishe brands) that costs upwards of $4.00 per box!  If you've been reading Daily Cheapskate for a while, you might remember that Bigelow makes quite a few varieties of KLP (Kosher La'Pesach or Kosher for Passover) teas, under the Kof-K-P hechsher

There are tons of interesting varieties available and these teas are delicious; I drink their Plantation Mint and Constant Comment flavors year round.  But you don't want to order them from the Bigelow site as they are quite a bit more expensive there. 

However, Amazon has got over a dozen flavors of KFP (kosher for Passover) Bigelow tea in packages of six that are extremely well-priced.  All the Bigelow teas save one listed here are less than $3 per box and there are two flavors that are less than $2 per box. That's even less expensive than many brand name herbal teas are during the year! Lock these in and buy now, as the price often shoots up before Passover.

Make sure you doublecheck for the Kof-K-P on the box itself when the tea arrives, which ensures that it is KFP (kosher for Passover).

If you are ordering this tea for Passover via Subscribe & Save, make sure you adjust the date on Amazon so that it arrives on or before 4/7/20.  Since these come in packs of 6, you can order a few of these with a friend and split them up, so that you each have a flavor variety (or just keep them from year to year or package them up and use them as hostess gifts). 

3/19/2020

PASSOVER DEAL: 6 Colgate soft toothbrushes for $4.15 on Amazon



Amazon has got this 6-count pack of Colgate Extra Clean Full Head Soft Toothbrushes for $4.15 or 69 cents per toothbrush.  WOW! Because of this super-low pricing, there is a quantity limit of 6 per account.

You can also purchase these as a Subscribe and Save item and pay anywhere from $3.94 (66 cents per toothbrush) to $3.53 (59 cents per toothbrush).


Amazon suspends Prime Pantry deliveries



Amazon is temporarily suspending its Prime Pantry deliveries in order to meet the incredible demand for grocery and household items, kicked off by the Corona-virus outbreak.

Details are here

PASSOVER DEAL: Set of 50 "Looks Like Real" tableware for $9.99 on Amazon


 

Amazon has got this set of 50 "Looks Like Real" tableware (includes 25 dinner plates, 25 dessert plates) for $9.99 with free Prime shipping.  At an average price of 20 cents per plate, this is a steal, and an awesome deal for Passover. Choose from 5 designs; most are quantity limited.  Please note the delayed delivery, but it looks like these items are still due to arrive before Passover. 



3/18/2020

Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! 100-piece set for $14.45 on Amazon


Amazon has dropped the price on the Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! 100-piece set to $14.45 with free Prime shipping.  It got 4.7 out of 5 stars over 1,367 customer reviews.
  • Different every time you build, this versatile, interconnecting gear set fosters imagination and provides opportunities to experiment with simple mechanics and science
  • Supports STEM by introducing children to sorting, grouping, counting, designing, constructing, and putting physics into play with spinning gear movement. Learning gets more intricate as children’s abilities advance
  • Boost fine motor skills while promoting reasoning and problem solving as children create moving experiments with spinning, colorful action
  • 100-piece set includes 46 Colorful gears (blue, green, orange, red, purple), 26 square pillars, 21 six-way axles, 6 interlocking bases, 1 crank handle, and activity guide
  • Great for ages 3+


3/12/2020

Froggie items for your Seder, each under $10 on Amazon






"Frogs here, frogs there, frogs were jumping everywhere!"  What is a Pesach Seder for kids (and some adults!) without at least a few froggie elements?





As I'm sure you already know, cookie cutters go well beyond cutting cookie dough, and can be used to cut melon, fruit, vegetables, etc.  For years, I've been using my Pesach froggie cookie cutter to cut out frog shapes in green peppers, which then go in my Seder-night salad.  Cutting frog shapes in healthy foods like veggies or even cold cuts is also a great way to get your kids to eat something good for them and turn it into something fun.  When I used to make kosher la Pesach "noodles" from scratch, I would cut out frog shapes and then float them in my chicken soup and my friends' kids would LOVE it. 


Hat tip to Daily Cheapskate reader Chaia B. for telling me about this supercute froggie sink drain on Amazon for $3.99 with free Prime shipping.  Imagine your kids' faces when they go to wash their hands for Urchatz or Rachatz and see this little guy waiting for them in the sink!


Amazon has got these two CybbrTrayd Frog Molds, great for making chocolate frogs, frog jello or froggie ice cubes, which are a real hit with the kiddies (and most adults) at the Passover Seder.  There are two different ones, the larger frog one for $9.02 with free Prime shipping and the smaller frog one for $6.68 with free Prime shipping


Want to make chocolate froggie lollipops?  I checked with the OU and any paper lollipop sticks are fine for Pesach, like  this 100-count bag of Wilton 6" lollipop sticks for $3.99 with free Prime shipping.



No Seder table is complete without at least 12 dozen plastic frogs jumping around, am I right?  Amazon has this bag of 144 plastic jumping frogs for $9.97  with free Prime shipping.




Matzoh deals on Amazon




Amazon has got a nice price on this 5-lb. box of Manischewitz Matzoh (kosher for Passover), only $14.99 with free Prime shipping ($3.00 per 1-pound box).


They've also got this 5-lb. box of Yehuda Matzohs (kosher for Passover) for $18.88 with free Prime shipping ($3.78 per box).