Where to Donate Canned Goods for Purim?

I wanted to remind everyone about the Matanot l'Evyonim Campaign that I kicked off last week. You have until Wednesday (Ta'anit Esther) to donate canned goods, toiletry items, etc. to any food pantry or charitable organization in your area. Then … [Read more...]

Purim Ideas | Mishloach Manot & Seudah Decorations

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Purim starts a week from tonight! Are you all set with your costumes, mishloach manot, seudah and matanot l'evyonim (don't forget about my challenge!) If you're still looking for some frugal-friendly ideas for mishloach manot, here are some posts … [Read more...]

Purim Costumes from $9.99 on Zulily

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I'm not sure that these will ship in time for Purim, but the flash-deal site for children Zulily has some seriously cute costumes on sale today, starting from $9.99. This kallah/princess costume is only $10. And these adorable infant … [Read more...]

Last Day to Enter $50 Purim Costume Giveaway

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Just a friendly reminder that today is your last day to enter to win a $50 gift card to AnytimeCostumes.com. To enter this awesome giveaway, head on over to the special giveaway app on the KOAB Facebook Wall, click the green Enter the Sweepstakes … [Read more...]

Purim Giveaway | Artisan Caramels (2 Winners)

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One of the coolest things about writing Kosher on a Budget is that I get to make friends with people from all over the world. Melinda from the blog Kitchen-Tested is one of those people. You may remember Mel from her awesome rainbow cake for … [Read more...]

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

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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...]