Category Archives: Prizes you can win at the Festival

Win The Coupon Wallet Organizer in Festival Raffle

Organizing coupons is not my strong point and I’m guessing plenty of others dread this regular task. The Coupon Wallet Organizer makes this job easier, which is why I’m thrilled to announce we are giving away 25 The Coupon Wallet Basic Organizers at Frugal Festival Food!

To win one, buy a ticket to Frugal Festival Food! Your admission ticket gets you a reusable grocery bag filled with SWAG,  including one raffle ticket.

More details on what comes with The Coupon Wallet Organizer, pictured above in one of the dozens of patterns available:

  • Stainless Steel Scissors stored in a handy pocket
  • 18 Laminated Pre-Printed Dividers You Can Customize
  • Custom Labels Available on our Extra’s Page
  • Attaches Securely to Shopping Cart
  • Made from Durable Cotton/Poly Reinforced Fabric
  • 8″ wide by 4″ high expands to hold up to 600 coupons!

You’ll also be able to purchase The Coupon Wallet Organizer in person at the Festival. Basic models are $12.95 and the Deluxe organizer is $19.95.

Get your tickets now!


Win a Pyrex + Chicago Cutlery raffle prize worth $250!


Win this prize at Frugal Festival Food!

You are going to looooove this raffle prize being given away at Frugal Festival Food! on Saturday, June 25, 2011!!! Pyrex and Chicago Cutlery have teamed up to donate a raffle prize package worth more than $250. Hot dang!

For a chance to win this prize, get your ticket to Frugal Festival Food! Admission includes one free raffle ticket!

The picture above shows everything one lucky person will win at Frugal Festival Food! including:

  • 18-piece Chicago Cutlery Fusion Knife Set worth $179.99
  • Pyrex Easy Grab 8-inch Square with red plastic cover worth $10.49
  • Pyrex Easy Grab 3-qt Oblong with red plastic cover worth $12.49
  • Pyrex Easy Grab 2-qt Casserole with glass lid worth $11.99
  • Pyrex Read From Inside 2-cup Measuring Cup (I totally want one of these!) worth $5.49
  • Pyrex No Leak Lids 4-cup Round with plastic lid worth $7.49
  • Pyrex No Leak Lids 7-cup Round with plastic lid worth $9.49
  • Pyrex Measuring Cups worth $7.99
  • Pyrex Measuring Spoon worth $5.99

Don’t forget to buy your ticket!

Tip: Get $5 off your ticket by bringing a canned good to donate to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank the day of the Festival.

Waterproof iPod boombox raffle prize


One of the many raffle prizes swappers will take home.

The waterproof iPod boombox for the raffle just arrived in the mail and this thing rocks! It floats in water, has a crystal clear casing so you can see everything, and is compatible with most iPods. It’s fairly light and no bigger than a lunch box, so it’s super portable. The gadget can play for 30 hours and has a shatterproof rubber lining if – when – you drop it.

Everyone gets a free raffle ticket with paid admission. Buy your ticket ahead of time to avoid the line. All raffle prizes are going to be raffled off at 2 p.m.

See you at the swap tomorrow, Saturday June 19!

Raffle prizes: iPod and 2-night hotel stay


Raffle prizes: iPod and hotel stay

Raffle goodies are arriving everyday for the Frugal Festival Summer Swap this Saturday, June 19 at the NoHo Performing Arts Center in North Hollywood. A hot pink 8 GB iPod Nano, donated by our sponsor, came in the mail. So did a 2-night hotel stay at the Santa Monica Holiday Inn, which includes parking and tax. Talk about a staycation!

Everyone receives one free raffle ticket with paid admission. Other raffle prizes include:

  • Waterproof iPod boombox
  • Free manicure at Mani Kir-Royale down the street from the swap
  • Set of four Easy Lunchboxes with two nylon travel cases
  • Two copies of the 99 Cents Only Cookbook

Get your ticket to the swap. Need directions or parking tips? Curious how the swap works?

Win a Free Manicure at Frugal Fe$t!

You read that right: if you come swap with us next Saturday, June 19, at the Frugal Fe$t, you’ll be automatically entered to win a gift certificate for a FREE manicure. How cool is that?

Deborah at Mani-Kir Royale in the NoHo Arts District will be offering special mani/pedi rates exclusively for swappers and has donated a gift certificate for a free manicure to our raffle! Mani-Kir Royale is located at 11008 Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood, just around the corner from the NoHo Performing Arts Center. Plenty of time to polish up those fingers and toes before trying on some new-to-you summer shoes at the swap — just one more reason to come swap ’til you drop with us next Saturday, June 19th. 🙂

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, grab them now: these puppies are selling out FAST! Go to and then click on the link for Saturday June 19th (under the bright green bar) to buy your tickets. VIP tickets are $15 and include some super-awesome swag; regular tickets are $10 without stuff to swap, $5 with stuff to swap. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., broken up like this:

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Drop off your swap donations
(clothes, CDs, DVDs, books, accessories, housewares) and grab a Swap Map at registration. We’ve partnered with local businesses in the NoHo Arts District to offer you some sweet deals and discounts, like the one at Mani-Kir Royale, to take advantage of while we…

12 to 1 p.m.
Swap closed to the public while we sort
& beautify the swap space, making it easier to shop the swap and find those new-to-you treasures.

1 to 3 p.m.
Swap ’til you drop!
VIP ticket holders move to the front of the line, and when we open the doors, it’s a mad dash to find your those dreamy swap scores. DJ Andie Cassette will be spinning records and providing an indie rock backdrop of beats while you sift through the swap for the best stuff. At 2 p.m., we’ll start the raffle (exclusively for ticket-holders) and will open up the swap FREE to the public.

Can’t wait to swap with you next Saturday!

Oh, and if you know any business owners in the NoHo Arts District who you think also need a place on our sweet Swap Map, please send them our way, or leave us a note in the comments and we’ll reach out!

See you soon,

~ Melissa & Amy
(aka The Swapaholics)

Frugal Fe$t T-shirts are here!

photo(7)Just picked up the Frugal Fe$tival T-shirts and WOW! They are SO awesome.

Get yours free by coming to the Fe$tival right when it starts at 1 p.m. this Sunday. The first 50 people get FREE Frugal Fe$tival T-shirts. A few others will be raffled off.

Need directions?

Curious about the 52 prizes we are giving away, including a Toshiba laptop and $100 in cash?

See you in two days!

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.