Matanot L’Evyonim Campaign | You Give Cans, I Give Cash

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Chodesh Tov. Are we all feeling happy?! (Here's a link to my favorite Purim song, just to get us in the mood!) If you have been reading KOAB since last Purim, you may remember my Matanot l’Evyonim Challenge. It was so successful last year that I … [Read more...]

Assorted Purim Costume Deals from Amazon

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I was just on Amazon looking for some Star Wars accessories. Unfortunately for me, I came up short - but I did find this nice little assortment of super inexpensive Purim costumes. This Strawberry Shortcake Costume is only $10 for the toddler … [Read more...]

Purim Giveaway | $50 Purim Costume Gift Card


YAY! Purim is coming!!! And I am so excited to share some simcha with you - my amazing, fabulous readers. I've got a whole bunch of fun and games up my sleeve, but let's kick things off with an awesome GIVEAWAY! I am giving away one $50 gift … [Read more...]

Old Navy | Valentine’s Day Sale + Adorable Robot Costume

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Speaking of Purim costumes... How cute is this robot costume from Old Navy? It's on sale for $12.97, originally $24.94. But use the coupon code ONLOVE to save an additional 14% - making your costume $11.16. If you're not in the market for a … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Purim Costumes

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Many of you have asked about deals on costumes for Purim. I promise you, I'm on the lookout! But in the meantime, I thought it might be fun to talk about making your own Purim costumes. When my oldest was three, he was obsessed with snails … [Read more...]

Zulily | Princess Dresses & Accessories from $8

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The deal a day site Zulily has a number of higher end Disney princess costumes for your little girls. The accessories range from $8-11, and the dresses are in the $20 - $40 range. Believe it or not, though, these prices are 50% off retail. For … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Frugal & Creative Mishloach Manot


Looking to save on your mishloach manot for Purim this year? Here are three tips that will help you save money - and time. #1 Don't try to keep up with the Schwartzes. I did that, too. For a long time. Then the combined forces of motherhood (i.e. … [Read more...]

Purim Sameach + A Frugal, Fun and (Slightly) Fattening Mishloach Manot!

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Purim Sameach!! Happy Purim!! My kids and I just got back from delivering our mishloach manot, but I remembered to snap a picture of one to share with you all. Think of it as a virtual shalach manot! You see? It's an ice cream sundae-to-go! … [Read more...]

Jdeal Will Double Your Donation to Meir Panim thru Purim


Through the support of an anonymous matching donor, jdeal will double your donation made to Meir Panim through March 20. Donate $5.50 and jdeal will make it $11. There is no limit on the number of vouchers you can purchase. According to the latest … [Read more...]

Thank you.

When I launched the Purim Mitzvah Challenge three weeks ago, I really didn't know what to expect. I didn't know how honored and humbled I would feel to have a personal connection with so many of you - strangers and friends alike - as you performed … [Read more...]