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Complete list of Raffle and Door Prizes


A $300 Albertsons gift card is our top raffle prize!

We have more than 100 raffle and door prizes valued at $3,000 waiting for you at Frugal Festival Food! THIS Saturday, June 25, in Canoga Park. Here is how to be a lucky winner.


Door prizes are first come, first serve! Be there when the Festival starts at 11 a.m. and pick one door prize from the list below. Getting a door prize in no way prevents you from winning the Early Bird Raffle or 1:15 Raffle. Door prizes include:

  • The Coupon Wallet Tote Bags (5)
  • The Coupon Wallet Basic Organizers (15)
  • “$5 Dinners” (8)
  • “Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half,” signed by authors Steve and Annette Economides (20)
  • “Vegan on the Cheap” (8)
  • “Gluten-free on a Shoestring” (8)
  • “Poor Girl Gourmet” (20)
  • “Wildly Affordable Organic” (8)
  • “Money-Saving Recipes” (8)


A $100 Target gift card courtesy of will be raffled off at 11:30 a.m. Make sure the free raffle ticket that comes in your swag bag is in the raffle drawing box by the time we draw this prize! You may purchase additional raffle tickets for $1 each or $5 for 8 at the Festival.


The 1:15 Raffle starts at 1:15 p.m. Make sure all your raffle tickets are in our raffle drawing box by 1:15 p.m. Here are the prizes you can win.

  • $300 Albertsons gift card
  • $250 Pyrex/Chicago Cutlery gift basket
  • $175 Night on the Town Restaurant, Wine, and Babysitting Package
  • $100 gift cards to,, and (3 winners) from
  • $50 Am Ex cards from (5 winners)
  • Easy Lunch Box kits (10 winners)
  • AllRecipes gift basket
  • The Coupon Wallet Basic Organizer (10 winners)
  • Starbucks gift prize (2 winners)

Everyone is eligible to win a raffle prize as long as they put their free raffle ticket that comes with admission in the raffle collection box. You may purchase additional raffle tickets for $1 each or $5 for 8 at the Festival. Winning tickets will be drawn at random.

Get your tickets now!


How the raffle works this year

Reader Catherine wrote in with a question about how this year’s raffle works.

I liked that we got 10 raffle tickets last year and could put them in whatever box we wanted. Do we only get one raffle ticket this year?
Thanks, Catherine

Yes, this year everyone gets one raffle ticket with paid admission. We put them all into the raffle box, then we draw winners one by one starting at 2 p.m. You must be present to win. There are some great raffle prizes waiting for you!

Remember, drop off is from 10 a.m. to noon, then you have an hour to grab lunch or browse the four walking-distance thrift shops before the swap begins at 1 p.m.

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Raffle prizes and sponsors at this year’s festival

restaurantWe have some exciting new sponsors and veterans from last year’s Frugal Festival getting involved this year. Many are contributing to the raffle, which is free to everyone who comes to the swap. Make sure to get your raffle ticket when you check in!

NEW! Mani-Kir Royale will be offering special mani/pedi rates exclusively for swappers and has donated a gift certificate for a free manicure to our raffle. The hour break between drop off and the start of the swap is the perfect amount of time to get your nails done.

NEW! has donated hundreds of $25 gift cards. We are stuffing one in each reusable bag given to every swapper who buys a ticket. If you upgrade to a VIP bag, you’ll get two!

NEW! Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel has donated 25 copies of this hilarious money-grubbing book – one for each VIP bag!

WalletPop, a fun, newsy personal finance blog, has generously donated to the raffle a waterproof Ipod boombox, below, which sells on Amazon for $70.

Holiday Inn Santa Monica is raffling off a two-night hotel stay that includes free parking. Plus, the Holiday Inn is donating 25 free drink vouchers for our 25 VIP bags., a brand new site that helps you save money on everything from autos to utilities, is donating one free movie pass to each of our 25 VIP bags. Score!

One of my favorite sites for online coupons,, is raffling off a $200 hot pink iPod. Oh baby!starbucks

Free Fun LA, a site that lists fun and frugal events in Los Angeles, is donated 25 copies of its guidebook to our VIP bags. Ohhhhh. Aahhhhhhh.

Starbucks is donating samples of its newish VIA instant coffee for when you need a quick hit of their famous brew.

Updated prize list – 52 prizes total!!!

FrugalFestivalbanner Holy moley, there are 52 items to win in the free Frugal Fe$tival raffle! Please join us Sunday July 26, 2009 at 1 p.m. in Woodley Park, Van Nuys, to get your 10 free tickets. I repeat, there is no cost to enter the raffle! Details below.

Raffle prizes to date:

How the raffle works:

1. There is NO cost to enter the raffle.

2. Each adult (18 and older) who attends will receive 10 free raffle tickets.

3. Each ticket has a duplicate. HOLD ON to the duplicate to claim prizes. (If it sounds like I’m yelling it’s because I am.)

4. You can enter whichever raffles you choose. You can put all 10 tickets in one raffle or spread them out.

5. The raffle drawing begins at 3 p.m. Make sure to use all your tickets by 3 p.m. or else!

6. When we draw the winning tickets you will need your duplicates to claim your prize.

7. Must be present to win.

100 $1 v. 1 $100

100 bill usAt Sunday’s Frugal Fe$tival is raffling off $100. Call me crazy, but what is more frugal than free money? And I know how frugal you are.
I wasn’t sure whether to give it away as 100 $1’s or a single $100 bill so I put the vote to readers on, my other site. Here’s what you decided (as of Thursday morning):

Out of 133 votes, 45 people (34 %) said a $100 bill is way more impressive, 38 people (29%) said they don’t care as long as they win, and 34 people (26%) said they prefer the singles because it makes a bigger wad. Oh, and 16 people (12%) were pouting in the corner because they can’t attend the Fe$tival.

A single $100 bill wins! Now I’m off to the bank!

How much are raffle tickets? Free! Read how the raffle works here.

More prizes you can win at Frugal Fe$tival

FabulouslyFrugalFeasts JoryWe’re adding new prizes daily to the free Frugal Fe$tival raffle – and they are really going to knock your socks off! Remember, every adult who attends the Fe$tival gets 10 free raffle tickets to enter whichever raffles they choose.

The latest prizes include:

  • 2 DVDs of Fabulously Frugal Feats by Christiane Jory, author of the 99 Cents Only Stores Cookbook, which we are also raffling off. This DVD has not even been released!!! And it’s rumored that Christiane will show up herself!
  • A gift basket worth $100 from Lucky You Resale, a thrift boutique in North Hollywood that is tops. The basket includes two necklaces, a mannequin necklace holder and a $50 gift certificate to the sale. Wow!
  • A grocery goodie bag from the 99 Cents Only Stores with treats from the food aisle. Yummy.


How the raffle works and prize list

Laptop to be raffled off

$100 cash to be raffled off