Frazzled? It’s That Time of Year Again!

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. It is the time when parents breathe a huge sigh of relief as they send their children off to school after keeping them entertained for the past few weeks. It is the time when excited children run off to school happily in their spanking new shoes and trendy briefcases. It is the calm before the storm of homework, tests and endless periods will come and banish the excitement of the new school year.

It is also the time when the lines at the uniform stores extend halfway down the block, and the gaggle of strollers blocking the street make traffic on the Thruway look like child’s play. 

Yet that is nothing compared to the shoe store line on the next block.Little children are ‘holding a place’ since the morning, while their mother is running into the hosiery store, the dry goods store, school supplies store, and grocery store.

The frazzled mother leaves her half-full shopping cart in middle of the cereals aisle because she gets a frantic call from her child, “Mommy, only 3 families ahead of us! Come quick or we’ll lose our ‘Next!'”

She runs breathlessly into the shop and sits down gracelessly, as she watches the hapless salesperson trying to fit her 4 kids into both shabbos and weekday shoes. Her antsy kids are difficult to please and she wishes she can just go to sleep and wake up to see her children fully clothed and happy, a few weeks down the line.

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When she finally does get home, shlepping all her bags and tired kids, she remembers the grocery cart, abandoned a few hours ago in the midst of the supermarket. Waves of exhaustion hit her and she sighs. She just CANT. She can’t do it all.

But her kids won’t have breakfast or snack for their first day of school.

She still has to make supper, and bathe the kids, and try to make a semblance of order in her house.

Then her daughter asks her “Why don’t you shop on EZKosher?”

That inspiration saves the night. She hurriedly adds all items on her shopping list to the cart, presses submit order, and a few hours later, her order shows up at the door.

At that time, the kids are tucked in, freshly bathed, and mom is relaxing for a few minutes on the couch to rest her aching feet.

If only all problems would be this EZ to solve!

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Camp is over, School did not start yet. How to keep your kids entertained without breaking the bank.

Summer is not officially over, however the streets are filling up as more and more people are waving wistful good-byes to their summer homes and heading back to reality. The splashing sounds of kids frolicking in the pool is fading in the distance, to be replaced with the more mundane: “I’m bored! What can I do?”

We are currently in the twilight zone between camp and school. The uniform and shoe stores are packed with people doing last minute shopping and the school supply stores are full with happy kids choosing their new knapsacks.

However, after all the shopping, there is still no structure for the kids and they’re begging for interesting activities to keep them entertained. When the day just seems to stretch on forever and you feel you are wit’s end, here are some fun activities for your children to enjoy.

The summer’s best memories are yet to be made!

 

Bubble Wrap Fun: There is nothing like stomping on bubble wrap to let out pent up energy. The large bubbles make an especially satisfying sound! You can do other creative things with bubble wrap too. Make these cool mosaics by making a slit in the back and stuffing the bubble with tissue paper. Or you can make this nifty hopskotch mat that will keep your kid hopping. Buy a roll here or at any office supply store.

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A New Twist on Pool Fun: Enjoy watching your kids playing with their old toys with a new enthusiasm! Set up a baby pool in your living room and your kids will have a blast playing with their toys in their cool new  playground. Best of all, the mess stays within the pool walls!noodleballpit

Have Your Veggies and Eat it Too!: Let your kids have fun creating all different type of designs with vegetables, and you will be surprised to see your kids happily munching on their masterpieces when they finish. Make sure to take a picture of it first!

Don’t worry about getting the ingredients. Ezkosher.com has got you covered! With a few clicks you will experience the convenience of getting your items to your door.
These are just some ideas to get you started. Send us your kids’ creative ideas, we would love to see them!
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Car Wash: Car covered with summer grime? What can be better than keeping your kids gainfully employed while having a blast? Give them a hose, some shmattes, buckets and brushes and soon your car will be as shiny as the smile on your children’s faces! When they’re finished, they can do the bikes and outdoor chairs too.

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Scrapbook of Memories: Did your kids go to sleepaway camp this summer? Did they go on a trip with the family? A perfect way to capture the memories is to create a keepsake album, with the highlights of their summer creatively displayed. Set them up with colored paper, scissors, glue, buttons and other embellishments you can find around the house. When they finish, your kids will be proud to display their hard work.

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Used any of the ideas above? We would love to hear from you what worked! Have a happy summer!

EZ KOSHER GOES VIRAL

Midnight, July 26.

It’s July 26th 2016, in the midst of one of the hottest summers in recent history. Its midnight, and the summer streets of Brooklyn are quiet. But in an office in the heart of Boro Park, four men sit together having an intense discussion. To an uninformed passerby, this doesn’t seem unusual at all, but in the EZKosher office, something special is brewing. Something that is about to take the kosher world by storm, in a way that has not been done in a very long time. As their voices blend with the consistent hum of the air conditioner, and the supply of sushi is dwindling, they sense that something spectacular is about to happen.

You see, EZKosher was planning an experiment. A major advertising campaign was being planned, offering high value coupons and promotions to gain new customers and promote EZKosher. We decided to run a small test to gauge the response. Without spending a lot of money on advertising, we posted on our normal online pages and ads our offer of $50 off to each customer.

$50 off your next order

In response, we witnessed first-hand the effect of something going viral online. The few pictures and texts we wrote to announce this promotion were re-shared and re-posted tens of thousands of times. On websites, on forums, Whatsapp groups, emails, and by word of mouth. Within minutes of the first posting, visits to our site spiked twenty-fold. And during the course of the campaign, we witnessed activity twenty times the normal level, in both site visits and orders.

The Challenges

Spreading beyond our plans and even dreams presented challenges far beyond anything we imagined. These hurdles were also managed by our teams better than we could have imagined. Add to that some unexpected difficulties which happened to hit at the same time, such as a logistics manager being out due to having a baby (Mazel Tov!), and a fire at our internet provider causing the phones to go down. Our entire team rose to the challenge by figuring out solutions and chipping in what they could, and all in all we managed to get 95% of the orders out correctly.

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Notwithstanding these hiccups, we believe this campaign was a great success, moving EZKosher from a niche position into the mainstream, being talked about on social media groups, in offices, shuls, schools, and camps. We hope to leverage this exposure to bring more exciting things to you, our customer, and being better prepared and knowing what is needed.

Our Vision

EZKosher is doing something new and unique in the Kosher market. Our founders vision was to modernize the entire kosher grocery marker, bringing it online, and offering modern logistics and delivery management, all without competing with existing grocery stores. To this end, we built a marketplace where any local store can get listed, integrating with their own existing POS and inventory systems, and offering professional product photography and listings, so they can fulfill orders made online.

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This means that this spike had to be handled not just by our technology and customer service, but also by the stores we partner with. We expanded our normal delivery slot limits, which are based on the capabilities communicated by individual stores, to the maximum possible. Even that was not enough and many customers had to choose delivery slots later in the week or couldn’t find delivery slots at their favorite stores.

Lessons Learned

We have learnt much from this experience, both on the marketing side and on the fulfillment side, and are actively implementing processes and fixes to deal with future growth. We apologize to those customers who have experienced difficulties in making their order or in reaching customer service. If you are one of them, we will make it up to you, although it might take a bit more time. Many have expressed their understanding and good wishes, and we are grateful for that. Our success is the success of everyone: stores and customers alike. Bear with us, we are moving to the future. Be part of the ride.

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Free Delivery to all locations

For the month of August 2016, we are offering free delivery on all orders, to all locations.

No coupon code is needed for this promotion.

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Take $50 off your next order ! + Free Delivery on all orders!

EZ Kosher is going all out with a major new promotion: Take $50 off your next order over $100. For new and existing customers. Plus totally free delivery on all orders.

Use promo code: happy50 at checkout.

Limit 1 per customer.

Free Delivery on all orders.

Time limited, so hurry up!

 

$50 off your next order

How to use the $50 off promo code:

  1. Go to EZkosher.com
  2. Choose your store
  3. Sign in or create account
  4. Shop
  5. At checkout, enter promo code : HAPPY5050 off promo code
  6. Enjoy your $50 of free groceries on us 🙂 Be happy.

 

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EZKosher Staten Island Delivery Only $1.95 Sun, Mon, Tue.

Good news for EZKosher Staten Island customers. We have reduced the price for delivery to Staten Island from $4.95 to $1.95! For delivery slots on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday of every week. When you place your order to Staten Island to be delivered in the first three days of every week you will save 60% of the delivery fees. So hurry up, order from ezkosher today .

 

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How to use the EZKosher Staten Island Delivery Promotion

  1. Enter your Staten Island zipcode on the ezkosher.com front page
  2. Choose a store. Gourmet Glatt and Paperific both deliver to Staten Island.
  3. Shop for your groceries.
  4. On the shipping details part of the checkout page, choose any slot on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday.Capture
  5. Your Delivery fee will show as $1.95 (instead of $4.95)ezkosher staten island delivery discount

 

  • No promo code needed for this promotion.

 

Stores Delivering to Staten Island on EZ Kosher

In Staten Island, you have the choice of ordering from Gourmet Glatt (Boro Park) Or Paperific (Boro Park). When you make your order from any of these stores you will be eligible for this discount.

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EZ Kosher Coupon Codes

Are you looking to save on your online grocery delivery? You can do that now, with these promo codes. Check back on this page for new coupons and deals being posted. This page will list all ezkosher coupon codes for you to save with.

 

You can always check our social media feeds for up-to-date information on ezkosher promo codes and specials.

 

 

How to use ezkosher coupon code

How do you make use of your special code? It’s simple, at checkout, enter your code in the box and press the arrow button. Your discount will be applied to your order and you will see it on the total.

 

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Enter Promo Code in the field.

 

  • New Customer EZKosher Promo Code

Enter : NEW20 for $20 off your first order.

 

 

 

Kosher Camp Care Packages – EZ Kosher

How to send a kosher camp care package with EZ Kosher online:

Do you want to send a kosher camp care package to your child in camp but don’t have a way to send it? Does your child miss you and wait for something to remind him of home? Do you want to send them their favorite foods and noshes from your favorite stores? EZKosher has you in mind.

We have specially opened slots for you to deliver kosher care packages to your children’s camps, using our EZ to use website.

 

Here’s how to do it

1. Select your child’s camp from the bungalow colony drop-down list

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select your child’s camp from the bungalow drop-down list

2. Choose store and delivery date

 

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Choose store that delivers to your child’s camp

 

3. Add Nosh and other goodies to cart

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Add nosh and other goodies to cart for the camp package

 

4. Remember to put your child’s name on the delivery address at checkout

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Put your child’s name in the delivery address

 

5. Success! You have made your child happy!

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Your child is happy in camp with your care package!

 

You have now made your order to your child’s camp on ezkosher. We also deliver to the city and to tthe country every day. Check us out! And if you have any questions or comments contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

 

Packaged with Care: Show your love to your child from afar

It’s the pollen. Definitely the pollen. Or maybe it’s the (non-existent) wind that’s making your eyes water as you wave good-bye to your teenager, even as the car rounds the bend and you know he can’t see you anymore.

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You trudge back into the house and the sudden silence is disconcerting. You’ve anticipated the quiet for the past few months, counting down the minutes until he would finally JUST GO. Now that he’s gone, however, you want him back already. And it’s only 5 minutes since he left!

You walk through the house that just 15 minutes ago was a flurry of last minute packing and frazzled nerves as sundry items were hurriedly packed into shopping bags and shoved into teens hands. You straighten out the vanity a bit, and wipe off a shmear of toothpaste on the mirror when you notice it.

Oh boy! _________ was left on the counter! (fill in the blank…). You had only gone to 4 different stores to find the exact brand that he NEEDS to have!

You’re frustrated. You’re upset.

But at that moment, you feel a connection. “I will get it to him. I will be there for him and give him what he needs.”

Because as much as it’s best for a child to grow his own wings and fly his own path, his parents still need to be connected to him, and he to his parents.

The question is just how much independence to grant the child and there is ‘no size fits all’. Even within one family, one child may thrive more by feeling in charge, yet his sibling may need to hold onto mama’s apron strings just a bit longer.

Fortunately, for your child or children in camp, you can show them that you still care, in a loving and non-intimidating way.

It’s called a care package for a reason!

Packed in with the child’s favorite nosh is your loving devotion and feelings of connection.

Your child will feel the love in every bite that he gets to enjoy and share with his friends.

Ideas of What to Send

First, remember those items that were left home by mistake. Be it toothpaste, shampoo or suntan lotion, it’s a taste from home.

Does your child like any specific sweets? Help him remember your love when he gets that nosh he’s crazy about.

Shabbos is coming!

Children feel home-sickness the most when they are far away from their nearest and dearest on Shabbos. Shabbos is family time, where seudos are spent together and children interact with their parents more than throughout the whole week. Although they love camp and all the fun activities, they still sing different zemiros than you do at home and it’s just not the same! The camp cook makes the BEST suppers throughout the week, but her chicken soup is just not mama’s.

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Send your child a taste from home.

Pack up some chips, dips and homemade challah. Send a shabbos treat that will bring a smile to his face. Do you always have Schweppes Ginger Ale on your Shabbos table? Surprise him with his favorite brand. He just can’t get it in camp if you don’t send it.

How to send your love in a package

EZKosher.com makes it easy for you to customize your package and send everything your child may need. It is really convenient. You can browse or search through an attractive website, see exactly what you’re buying and the prices you will be paying. We ship directly to your camp for a very small fee. You can order deli items to make sure your child has a nutritious supper, or toiletry items your child forgot to take along.

The options are endless because we have you and your child in mind.

And packed together with each item so thoughtfully chosen, is the feelings of care and love, shipped first class directly from home.

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Chill with a refreshing Summer Smoothie

Summer is just… heaven.

There’s nothing like waking up to the jolly rays of sun shining on you through the slats of the windows. People actually smile as they saunter through the streets, and their cheery colorful clothing is wonderfully refreshing over the dreary winter blacks and grays.

Time is slowing down as the days get longer, and the sweet sounds of children frolicking on the street is music to your ears.

And the summer fruits available are just a feast for your eyes and palate.

Close your eyes and think about a juicy plump strawberry. Picture the perfectness, the tantalizing redness just begging to be eaten. Wait! Don’t bite in yet!

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Summer is smoothie time, where you swing lazily on your hammock, sipping delicately from your straw and letting your palate experience an explosion of flavor. Take advantage of the best of the season. Get your juicer out and let those creative juices flow!

Tip: Keep your freezer well stocked with fruits and veggies. You’ll never know when that craving will come…Check out the season’s greatest on EZKosher.com. The selection is unbeatable!

Be sure to read about our contest at the bottom of this post. You may just be the winner!

Healthy Options

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Just Peachy

1/2 cup frozen peaches

1 cup plain yogurt or Greek yogurt

1/2 cup crushed ice

1/2 cup milk

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

1/2 tsp sugar (optional)

Blend in Blender

 

shutterstock_178447175Get your Greens

1/2 cup frozen kiwi

1/2 cup frozen green apple

1/2 cup kale, spinach or celery

3/4 cup yogurt or milk

Blend in Blender

Boost it up! Add any of the following superfoods:
*Chia Seeds *Almond Butter *Flax Seeds *Acai Powder *Cinnamon

 

 

Decadent Options

Gone with the guilt! Dessert in a cup doesn’t have any calories!

It does? Prove it!

Strawberry-Shortcake-Smoothie-Pick-Fresh-Foods-5Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

2 cups yogurt

2 cups milk

2 cups strawberries (frozen)

6 crushed vanilla cookies or wafers

4 tsp. sugar (or splenda)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend in blender

 

smoresS’More Smoothie

A creative way to enjoy an oldy but goody!

1 cup Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp cocoa powder

3 graham cracker squares

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp chocolate chips

Ice cubes

20 mini marshmallows

Blend everything except the chocolate chips, marshmallows and ice cubes. When smooth, add the chocolate chips and ice cubes and blend until desired consistency. Top with marshmallows.

 

Zany Options

Feeling wacky? The following recipe is for you. But don’t say I didn’t warn you 😉

pb-jPeanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

2 cups milk

2 Tbsp Jelly

2 Tbsp Peanut Butter

1 banana, frozen

2 Tbsp Honey

2 Tsp wheat germ

Blend in blender

 

Mix and Match

Unleash that creative spirit within you. Mix from a list of fruits and veggies and let us know how it goes!

  1. Yogurt
  2. Milk
  3. Ice
  4. Orange Juice
  5. Strawberries
  6. Bananas
  7. Peaches
  8. Lychees
  9. Pears
  10. Blueberries
  11. Nectarines
  12. Apricots
  13. Mandarins
  14. Grapes
  15. Kale
  16. Spinach
  17. Wheat Germ
  18. Beets
  19. Carrots
  20. Lemon
  21. Pineapple
  22. Cherries
  23. Apples

Reply in the comments below with an original smoothie recipe you absolutely love!

You may win the ingredients free at EZKosher.com!