Media Buzz

“Around the Valleys,” San Fernando Valley Business Journal (subscription), July 4, 2011

“Frugal Festival = Fun,” Save With Savvy, July 2, 2011

“Fresh Giveaway From Albertsons and Frugal Festival Food,” Agoura Hills Mom, June 27, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food Follow Up,” The Frugal Diva, June 25, 2011

“Ready for the weekend? 6 Fun Happenings to Hit up,” PopSugar, June 25, 2011

“Today’s Roundup,” LA Daily News, June 25, 2011

“Saving Money,” Nonstop News LA NBC 4, June 24, 2011

“Weekly Calender,” LA Daily News, June 24, 2011

“Frugal Gets Fun: Bargain Babe Julia Scott On Savings & Saturday’s Food Focused Festival,” LAist, June 24, 2011

“The Scoop on Frugal Festival,” Money 101 with Bob McCormick KFWB CBS, June 23, 2011

“Weekend Planner: Festivals for Food and Animals,” Chatsworth Patch, June 23, 2011

“Free Fun at Frugal Food Fest in L.A.,” Free Fun LA, June 23, 2011

“THIS WEEKEND: Food, Furniture, Art, Culture, Animals, Music, Sales and More,” MyDailyFind, June 23, 2011

“Morning Coffee: Don’t forget Frugal Festival Food! on Saturday,” Chief Family Officer, June 23, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food” CBS Local Events, June 22, 2011

“There’s nothing better than free food, except served with secrets to save money,” Yelp LA East, June 22, 2011

“‘Frugal’ is one of our favorite words. ‘Festival and Food are great, too.” NBC LA The Scene, June 21, 2011

“Summer is here, so chill out with Quarter Crush Day,” LA Daily News Bargain Hunter, June 21, 2011

“Calender Pics,” Jewish Journal, June 21, 2011

“Festival to save money on food comes to Canoga Park,” Jen’s List, June 21, 2011

“Frugal Event in Canoga Park 6/25,” Agoura Hills Mom, June 21, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food Giveaway Winners,” SaveatHomeMommy, June 21, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food Coming to LA (Win Tickets),” Common Sense with Money, June 21, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food! Free Food, Extreme Couponing, and Lots of Goods Up For Grabs,” LA Weekly Squid Ink blog, June 20, 2011

“Frugal Festival is coming June 25,” BakeSpace, June 20, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food,” KCRW Ticket Giveaway, June 20, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food,” LA Weekly, June 19, 2011

“Events Frugal Festival Food!,” KCET, June 19 2011

“Frugal Festival Food: Last Few Days for Online Celebration,” Frugal Shopping with Julie, June 19, 2011

“Giveaway Grab – Frugal Festival Food Tickets Giveaway,” Save At Home Mommy, June 17, 2011

“My first giveaway!” Within My Means, June 17, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food,” This Week in the Valley, June 16, 2011

“4 Food Events You Should Know About,” Los Angeles Times Daily Dish, June 15, 2011

“Get your grill on,” Los Angeles Daily News, June 15, 2011

“Frugal Fest Food: New Location,”, June 15, 2011

“BargainBabe: Frugal Festival Food! Event June 25 in Canoga Park,” Bargain Briana, June 15, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food,” KCRW Calender of Events, June 2011

“Featured Daily Activity – Festival to Save $$$ on Food,” EyeSpyLA, June 2011

“Frugal Festival,” The Frugal Diva, June 14, 2011.

“11 Days To Frugal Festival Food!,” SoCalCouponGal, June 14, 2011

“ONLINE Frugal Festival + Recipe Contest,” Broken Controllers, June 13, 2011

“Winners – 2011 Frugal Festival Food! Tickets,” Chief Family Officer, June 11, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food! – Giveaway for Los Angeles Friends,” Mommy Blogs Net, June 11, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food!,” $5 Dinner Mom, June 10, 2011

“Los Angeles 411 – Get Frugal at the Frugal Festival Food! in Canoga Park, CA,” Active Rain, June 10, 2011

“Best Money Tips,” WiseBread, June 9, 2011

“Festival to save $ on food,” Encino Patch, June 9, 2011

“Festival to save $ on food,” Malibu Patch, June 9, 2011

“Festival to save $ on food,” Moorpark Patch, June 9, 2011

“Festival to save $ on food,” Calabasas Patch, June 9, 2011

“Festival to save $ on food,” Studio City Patch, June 9, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food: This Year it’s Online – Get Your Chance to Win Prizes,” Frugal Shopping with Julie, June 8, 2011

“Peach Brownies – No Oil,” Poor Foodies, June 8, 2011

“Festival to save money on food comes to Canoga Park,” Jen’s List, June 7, 2011

“San Fernando and Conejo valley businesses will take part in the Frugal Festival Food on June 25 at Canoga Park High School,” San Fernando Valley Business Journal, June 6, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food 2011: Fun, facts and, oh yeah, food,” Surviving and Thriving, June 6, 2011

“Festival to save $ on food,” Patch Sherman Oaks, June 6, 2011

“Food event to save money,” Sustainable Works, June 2011

“Frugal Festival Food and coupon basics,” KFWB (CBS), Money 101 with Bob McCormick, June 6 2011

“LA Weekly The Gold Standard,” LA Weekly, June 2, 2011

“Giveaway – Tickets to Frugal Festival Food! 2011,” Chief Family Officer, June 2, 2011

“Festival to save $ on food comes to Canoga Park,” LA City Mommy, June 1, 2011

“Upcoming events,” LA and OC Foodventures, May 31, 2011

“Frugal Festival: Frugal, Fun & a Giveaway,” Tia Saving Cents, May 28, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food!,”, May 28, 2011

“Third annual Frugal Festival Food!,” The Culinary Scoop, May 27, 2011

“Events – Festival to save $ on food comes to Canoga Park,” LA City Mommy, May 26, 2011

“Community Calender,” Jewish Journal, May 25, 2011

“Frugal Festival Food!,” Yelp Events, May 2011

“Weekly Events Summary,” Goldstar, May 17, 2011

“Simi Valley Frugal Living,”, May 5, 2011

“Celebrate Food Savings at Frugal Festival Food,” EIN News Presswire, April 28, 2011

“Celebrate Food Savings at Frugal Festival Food,” Open Source Magazine, April 28, 2011

“Celebrate Food Savings at Frugal Festival Food!” Yahoo Finance, April 28, 2011

Twitter mentions by @latimesfood @FKCETfood @LAist @Allrecipes @KCRWmusic @FreeFunLA @MylosangelesCA @LAFoodBank @wisebread @TheLAScene @Tiasavingcents  @TasterTotsLA @5dollardinners @FrugalJulie @bakespace @bargainbriana @ExtremeCoupon @Recessionista @FrugalAngeleno @theSFVscoop @january_love88 @MrsHDB @internetspecial @Krissicas @MoneyCrashers @Shortcuts @savewithsavvy @IndustryCityNYC @dacapocooking @AnaNBCLA @Joey2theworld @CommnSenseMoney @poorgirlgourmet  @Kids4Capitalism @sue_DesigEditor @shopeatsleep @StephInfante @tinylibrarian @Eunique1 @FaithfulProv @RaisingOlives @finedining247 @FoodStampFoodie @LivingFrugal @TammyRichJones @ferhamirdawi @shoestring @EPtimebank @BigSexyBaker @Thabal628 @Joey2theworld @JulieWoodside @spazm @troycorley @Miller4Life @RedSkyPR @NessaLovee__ @thoRoH213outLAw @internetspecial @Songbirdeeee @FrugalDivaAlert @BigSexyBaker @Sophie_Fabre @SavinzGrocery  @bargainbabe @kimtracyprince @etrets @thsideoftypical @hbobier @coffeymocha @easylunchboxes @dlfreedman @livingfrugal @frugaldivaalert  @jessflynn @ladufurrena @spendlesstv @agourahillsmom @The99CentChef @LAupDates @bohemianone @sdbargainmama @SLaNellScott @AllBoysMommy @kimtracyprince @socalrocks @niche @familyft @jillfromidaho @FrugalityGuru

Facebook mentions by Budget Savvy Diva, The Thrifty Mom, Bargain Briana, Faithful Provisions, Penny Pinchin’ Mamma, Bargains LA, Frugal Living, Stacy P. Rubin, Agoura Hills Mom, San Fernando Valley Food Swap, Common Sense With Money, The Frugal Diva,  Bobbi Burger Brunoehler,

“Thanks for such great festival. It was our first one and we had such a great time, more than any thing I learned  so many thing about coupons. Every one was so helpful and answer so many of my questions.” – Lannie

“Just wanted to say thank you for yesterday’s Frugal Fair. It was really a lot of fun and I’m happy I was able to make it as my vacation plans were postponed at the last minute. Thank you again. Keep up the great work.” – Neal

“If you need help next year please let me know. The Festival was just awesome!” – Tia

“Had a great time – enjoyed the yummy samples – won a raffle prize – talked to some great people – even while waiting in line met some fun people. Thanks Julia!” – Marie

“Thank you too Julia, for all your hard work! Keep me in mind if you need help for next year. I’d love to be involved!” Karen,

“My wife and I attended/enjoyed this event. We learned things about preserving/preparing tasty cheap/healthy food.” -jleq on Goldstar

“What a great event. My sister’s and I truly enjoyed ourselves.” – Voodie on Goldstar

“What a great event … more than what I expected. Lots to sample, interesting panels and talks. Would definitely go again next year. Thanks GoldStar!” – B.P. on Goldstar

“I loved this year’s Frugal Festival: the setting was beautiful, alot of trees and green grass, the weather was perfect and there was delicious all-free food: fruit , yogurt and hamburger lunches plus sunflowers! The raffle was a main event, lots of $100+ prizes (none of which I won) but still, it was a good day.” – junie on Goldstar

“I loved the handouts! The food vendors provided generous and delicious food samples and the VIP swag bag was well worth the $20 ticket.” – Goldstar member

“The food was good, the coupon game was fun, the speakers were fab and the discount coupons and the gift bags were great. And the raffle prizes were very generous. Overall the festival was good, be prepared with sunscreen because it was hot and sunny. The festival was partially inside, but mostly outside. Check-in line was long.” – Goldstar member

“Overall, I enjoyed the event, the speakers, the food samples, the vendors. Wished some of the books that were given to the first 125 were available for sale.” – Choskeandk on Goldstar

“I had a great time. The goodie bags had great giveaways, including being able to select the book that you were interested in reading. There were good raffle prizes (which I didn’t win) and delicous food to sample. I also got a lot of useful info on saving money from both the speakers and other attendees. I’m looking forward to next year.” – Goldstar member

“Frugal Festival Food was a great event with useful information on everything from frugal diet options to food saving information and more. The food samples were fabulous and the savings opportunity was great!” – Goldstar member

“I liked it a lot! I liked albertson’s, yogurt, and the swag bags!” – Goldstar member

“It was a great a event! Lots of freebies and educational goodies!” – Goldstar member

“The spirit of the event and the event itself was great. Kudos to Julia & Albertsons for putting it all together!” Goldstar member

“Everyone was so nice and informative. It was not overcrowded which is what I had thought it would be. Lots of giveaways and food. Learned alot and met very interesting people that all have the same ideas of saving money any way they can in this economy. Cant wait to do it again.” – Leona on Goldstar

“You won’t want lunch after the generous samples. Delicious!” – Goldstar member tip

“VIP bag is a great value.” – Goldstar member tip


“Well-behaved riot at Frugal Festival Summer Swap,” Racked LA, June 21, 2010

“Exclusive coupons for Frugal Festival Summer Swap,”Having Cents, June 21, 2010

“Clothing swap today,” NBC 4, June 19, 2010

“Frugal Festival Summer Swap,” Jewish Journal, June 19, 2010

“Exclusive coupons for Frugal Festival Summer Swap,” WalletPop, June 19, 2010

“Clean out your closets,” NBC 4, June 18, 2010

“Frugal Festival Summer Swap,” LA Weekly, June 18, 2010

“Going: Frugal Festival Summer Swap,” Los Angeles Daily News, June 18, 2010

“2010 Frugal Festival Summer Swap,”, June 18, 2010

“What to do in LA this weekend,” Shop it to Me, June 18, 2010

“Swapping is the new shopping,” Fabulous & Frugal, June 18, 2010

“Crazy mass swapping party in NoHO,” Racked LA, June 17, 2010

“Bargain Babe’s Frugal Fest is Saturday in NoHo,” Los Angeles Daily News (Feel the Nuys), June 17, 2010

“Clothing Swap June 19 in North Hollywood,” Kids Consignment 4 You,” June 17, 2010

“Mega clothing Frugal Festival descends on North Hollywood Saturday,” Los Angeles Times, June 16, 2010

“Swap styles Frugal Fest,” Yelp LA EAST newsletter, June 16, 2010

“Drum roll please. This year’s Frugal Festival is a clothing swap,” Laurette Healey newsletter, June 16, 2010

“Frugal Festival,” The Frugal Diva, June 16, 2010

“Swapping is the new shopping,” Fabulous & Frugal, June 16, 2010

“Frugal Festival Summer Swap!,” Team Redeem, June 16, 2010

“Frugal Festival, Exclusive Coupons,” Bibi Russel, June 16, 2010

“Events calender,” KCRW, June 15, 2010

Frugal Festival Summer Swap at NoHo Arts Center,” Goldstar, June 15, 2010

“Green weekender: Fashion swap,” Green Girl LA, June 15, 2010

“Announcements,” Sustainable Works, June 15, 2010

“Swap till you drop at the Frugal Festival Summer Swap,” My Daily Find, June 15, 2010

“Frugal Festival Swap,” Bobbis Bargains, June 15, 2010

“Frugal Festival Summer Swap,” GoToGreenLA, June 15, 2010

“Bargain Babe’s Frugal Festival Summer Swap is June 19 in North Hollywood,” Free Fun LA, June 15, 2010

“Saving in LA,”, June 15, 2010

“Swapping is the new shopping,” EcoStilleto newsletter, June 15, 2010

“Bargains & Deals,”, June 15, 2010

“Frugal Festival Summer Swap,” Trading Markets, June 15, 2010

“Clothing Swap June 19 in North Hollywood,” Search by Inseam, June 14, 2010

“FRUGAL FESTIVAL SUMMER SWAP,” City Mommy, June 14, 2010

“The Frugal Festival – Los Angeles,”, June 13, 2010

“Clothing Swap June 19th in North Hollywood,” Jen’s List, June 13, 2010

“Swap till you drop,” Los Angeles Daily News, June 13, 2010

“Frugal Festival Summer Swap,”, June 9, 2010

“Save Your Weekend: June 2011,” Shoestring Magazine, June 8, 2010

“Where are our best dressed girls at?” Punky Style, June 3, 2010

“Frugal Festival,” House Party Swap n Shop, May 26, 2010

Twitter mentions by @latimesfeatures @lizweston @latimesoffers @latimesimage @walletpopper @latourist @freefunla @savings @spendlesstv @spazm @pretailers @diegoonadime @lizcoopersmith @fabandfrugal @shoestring @GuiltlessPurse @air1nikki @kidseatfor @stealfinder @j5i @lovetoeditfilm @duane_omaha @dmightythor @celebritybuzzon @waynestuartson @troycorley @selvan_tengy @thelozo @ur_webinfonews @jenloveskev @cheapsters @losangelesCArss @musikcommunity @Twollywoodnews @WorldWideManiac @sophrosa @Hollywood_Tours @WhittieBittie @mkrdunn @HappyHourTour @ToDoInLA @YelpLA @JenerationJR @joetteandrews @estarLA @flytosky @redtricyclela @scarlene @markluccio11 @theswapaholics @fantabandfrugal @cheapodotcom @2samanthastone @freerewardusa @ArmaniFashion @ATestoniShop @lisahopkens @joshtaylor61 @taliabethralph @rebateddiscounts @diversity1a @linzlovesyou @losangeloslocal @OurLA @damadesign @thecoveted @styleclinic @krissicas @MrsHDB @donna_1212 @balakumaragajra @DigitalBonusBot @Bettyannfox @jenishsachin @colson52 @dickey52 @KC616 @2010Bookworm @mymochamoney @Money_Rocks @couponsrule @erincouponing @clickmycoupon @coupon_bargain @hales1059 @WorldPlusSavings @2SamanthaStone @wandawip @mostfreebies @MadMudding @CostRefuge @myinternetdeals @rebateddiscounts @couponrebate @sound_deals @kravingcoupons @amarietree @HPSwwap @HalfEmptyWallet @jenloveskev @webarticles1 @goodne_ws @FEMPIRES @psimadethis @recessionista @owenreesh @thedivaonadaime @BecksCafe @jaggedlines @didyouknow411 @kenshadford @zason


Buzz about Frugal Festival 2009

“Frugal is becoming festive,” Seattle Times, August 2, 2009

“Penny pincher gives golden tips,” LA Weekly, July 27, 2009

“Penny pinches find cheap thrills at Frugal Festival,” LA Times, July 27, 2009

“Bargain hunters united,” LA Daily News, July 27, 2009

“Get out: Gold Cup Brunch, Frugal Fe$tival, Foodie Viewing Dinner, Black Narcissus,” LAist, July 26, 2009

“Frugal Festival – Van Nuys,” LAblip, July 26, 2009

“Frugal Fe$tival ** San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles,” Slickdeals, July 26, 2009

“Frugal Fe$tival comes to Van Nuys,” California Consumer, LA Times, July 25, 2009

“Frugal Festival and really free swap,” Craigslist, July 25, 2009

“Events – Frugal Fe$tival,”, July 25, 2009

“Frugal Fe$tival this Sunday in Los Angeles,” Make it yourself, July 25, 2009

“Frugal Fe$tival celebrates the art of Penny Pinching,” Racked LA, July 24, 2009

“Frugal Festival – it’s THIS Sunday from 1-4 p.m.,” Come on Feel The Nuys, LA Daily News, July 24, 2009

“Win Wise Bread books at the LA Frugal Festival,” Wise Bread, July 24, 2009

“Weekend fun 7/24-7/26,” LADecostified,” July 24, 2009

“Frugal Fe$tival – Sunday July 26,” Sustainable Works e-newsletter, July 24, 2009

“OFFER: Van Nuys FRUGAL FESTIVAL 7/26,” Freecycle Santa Monica email list, July 24, 2009

“This week in LA,” EyeSpyLA email, July 24, 2009

“Celebrate a frugal life with the Bargain Babe,”, July 24, 2009

* Editor’s pick, “More activities, music and cultural events,”, July 23, 2009

“Stretching your summer fun dollars,” Jewish Journal, July 23, 2009

“Frugal Fe$tival,” Cheapsters, July 23, 2009

“Green event,” LAReUseIt Newsletter (aka FreecycleNorthridge), July 22, 2009

“Events, Activities and Entertainment in the San Fernando Valley,” EyeSpyLA, July 22, 2009

“First Frugal Fe$tival in LA! It’s Free!” Free Fun LA, July 22, 2009

“Events,” Charmed Weddings, July 22, 2009

“Top money savings tips for parents,” Being Savvy San Fernando, July 21, 2009

99 Cent Only Stores ad, LA Times A22, July 21, 2009

“Valley Business Calender,” San Fernando Valley Business Journal, July 20, 2009

“The Guide,” LA Times, July 2009

“Los Angeles Events,” Metromix, July 2009

“ at the Frugal Fe$tival,” blog, July 2009

Event listing, Weekend Entertainment Section, LA Daily News, July 17, 2009

“Frugal Fe$tival,” Come on Feel the Nuys, LA Daily News, July 15, 2009

“Win free copies of Wise Bread book at Frugal Fe$tival,” Wise Bread, July 12, 2009

Local events calendar,, July 2009

“Win free copies of Wise Bread book at Frugal Fe$tival,” WiseBread, July 12, 2009

“For SoCal Scavengers,” Scavenging blog, July 2009

Featured in Jen’s List, July 4, July 24, 2009

Mentions on Twitter by @latimesshopping @lizweston @freecyclesm @freefunguides @divaswhodine @savings @nealfrankle @houseofprince @sdbargainmama @aprilbaby64  @99centsstores @thomscott @cheapsters @freefunla @cheapchick @alexellenberger @unhipla @latourist @rebeccaquinn @spendlesstv @unhipla @markbriggs @wisebread @fauxlahipster @la_decostified @cheapsters @monroeonabudget @unhipla @spendlesstv @brokesocialite @savingsmbones @gonefilming @Poughkeepsie_PP @mommyblogexpert @freeshizzle @ridgeley @thedrumr @losangelescp @sspitzkcrw @vikkiporter @stacykinney

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  3. I missted it! When is the next one?

  4. I wish I could go today! I heard about it on the news yesterday so its too last minute.. Do you know when ish the next one will be? :]

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