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Jerusalem Discounts

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Jerusalem Discounts

There are many booklets published that contain discounts for business in Jerusalem. Most are for restaurants. Jerusalem Menus and Jerusalem Coupons are the two that first come to mind. They are available at hotels--walk in and take if you are not staying at a hotel. They may also be available at tourist information. ( which seems to have a desk open, some where in the center of the construction that is taking place in their office. Debi and I met for lunch--AFTER I noticed we could have saved 10% had I first looked. BTW we ate at Velka--off the path and very nice. (AND I learned so much about her--she is a really good person!)

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1. Re: Jerusalem Discounts

Thanks, rdglady, I feel the same about you, and really enjoyed our lunch and chat :-)

In addition to the coupons in booklets, there are also quite a few websites where you can print coupons for restaurants. The 3 that come to mind are:

http://www.eluna.co.il (in English, only kosher), http://www.2eat.co.il (in Hebrew, all types), and http://www.rest.co.il (in Hebrew, all types, but with an English site too, http://www.restaurants.co.il. The Hebrew site seems to have many more coupons than the English one.)

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Is it usual and socially acceptable in Israel to eat out in a fine restaurant and then hand out some fancy coupons to the waiter? I always feel a little bit like a "shnorrer" (German word for "cadger", but it seems to be derived from the Yiddish - do you understand it?) when I do so. And then I feel obliged to add to the tip the amount which I have saved with the coupon...

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3. Re: Jerusalem Discounts

Thanks Debi for expanding the list.

re: use of coupons.These coupons are offered by the eating establishment. They are not general. If an establishment prints a 105 off coupon they expect people to use it. BTW when I do use them I tip on the full amount. I still come out ahead and the waitstaff should not be penalized because I got a discount.

In my corner of NYC there are any number of discount coupons available. People use them. I also post on the NYC forum and tourists are constantly clamouring for what discounts are available. We all like to save money. No one should be embarrassed to use something offered.

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oops, establishments don't offer a 105 discount ( whatever you thought that meant) They DO offer a 10% discount!!!

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5. Re: Jerusalem Discounts

Rdglady is absolutely right.

It is the restaurants themselves that are offering these reductions, and not the websites (which are just the conduit). It's an incentive for you to come to them rather than to their competitors.

You do not need to make up the savings by giving the extra 10% to the wait staff (although they will love you if you do!), but you should leave their tip based on the full bill (unless of course your were dissatisfied with the service).

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Glad you liked Velka.

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