Free food alert! Munch on Libertine’s bacon-wrapped tater tots, chili and dogs from The Stand, CA-grown fruit from Albertsons, and frozen yogurt from Yozen Frogurt.
We have more than 100 Raffle and Door prizes worth $3,000 waiting for you!
The FREE FOOD SWAP starts at 11 a.m.
Tickets are $5 with a canned good and include a high-quality Envirosax swag bag that is worth $9 before it’s stuffed with goodies!
Kids are welcome! We have face painting and chalk coloring ready for ya!
There is limited free parking at the Festival (or park across the street at the mall).
We’ve got a lot planned for you, including an Early Bird Raffle, a coupon class, and more. You won’t be late with this timeline of events.
Test your coupon know-how in our Coupon Challenge to win a $300 gourmet gift basket from Albertsons and Shortcuts!
If you missed the online recipe contest, you’ll have a chance to submit an original recipe at the Bargain Babe table at the Festival!
The Festival supports the LA Regional Food Bank.
Get your tickets now!
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If you rely on fast food to feed your family because it is cheap and convenient, have we got a cookbook for you. Author Erin Chase shows you how to cook delicious and inexpensive food all for under $5 in “The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook.” To win one of two signed copies we are giving away, see below.
Chase, who blogs at $5 dollar dinners , has shared her savvy cooking tips on national TV shows including The View and The Rachel Ray Show. She began blogging after taking on the challenge of reducing her family’s grocery spending. She writes:
It became my “job” to create and execute a plan in which I spent less of my husband’s hard-earned money. I considered the amount saved each week at the store to be like my earning. That summer, I implemented a number of strategies to help me save more money at the grocery store. I found great pleasure and felt fulfilled spending less at the store, putting coupons to use, and having a plan for dinner each week.
In the cookbook, Chase teaches you about strategic grocery shopping, couponing, and meal planning. She includes 200 recipes of nutritious meals with cost breakdowns and frugal facts. The recipes are for a family of four, but you can double them depending on how many mouths there are to feed. Feeding your family well-balanced meals for less is a possibility!
If you’d like to win a copy of “The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook” leave a comment letting us know what your go-to weeknight meal is. Winners will be revealed tomorrow, June 22. You can also win one of 8 copies we are giving away as door prizes at Frugal Festival Food! on June 25 in LA or purchase the book on Amazon for $9.86.
Below you’ll find the names of the two lucky winners of “Money-Saving Recipes.”
If you missed my review, this tiny cookbook is packed with 127-paged of recipes for breads, desserts, main entrees, soups and salads, and sandwiches. “Money-Saving Recipes” is a compilation of the authors’ favorite frugal recipes. Each recipe comes with an introduction that includes thrifty tips. Most of the recipes are one-pot meals, which reduces clean up.
I asked you to share who does the dishes in your home and this is what the winners responded.
Lynda Del shared her families rule.
Our rule is if one does the cooking, the other does the dishes. I tend to be the one who cooks more often
Nina K said she does the dishes, but doesn’t really like it.
im the dishwasher at my house. im patiently waiting for the day that my kids are tall enough to reach in the sink!
Winners, I hope this tiny cookbook cuts down on your clean up time and your grocery bill. Send me an email with a shipping address so I can send you your copy of “Money-Saving Recipes.”
If you didn’t win, you can buy it on Amazon for $7.95 or win one of 8 copies that will be given away as door prizes at the Festival in LA on June 25. Thanks to all of you who participated in our lighting book review giveaways.
Want to test your coupon know-how? Take the Coupon Challenge, a fun contest to see who can find the best deals using an Albertsons circular and Shortcuts coupons at Frugal Festival Food! on June 25 in Canoga Park.
The first person who finds all the deals wins a gourmet food basket worth $300! The basket includes a $100 Albertsons gift card – wowee! On top of the prize, the winner will receive a $100 donation in their name made to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, a gift made possible by Albertsons and Shortcuts.
The Coupon Challenge starts promptly at 12:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria so don’t be late!
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If you’re searching for tasty, money-saving recipes, you’re in luck. Gooseberry Patch sent us their “Money-Saving Recipes“ cookbook. To win one of two copies we are giving away, see below.
Authors Vickie and JoAnn started Gooseberry Patch after many conversations over their backyard fence. Back in 1984, they were neighbors raising small children. They discovered their shared interest in cooking and began work on cookbooks. “Money-Saving Recipes” is a compilation of their favorite frugal recipes. They write:
If you are looking for some delicious, budget-friendly recipes for family meals, you’ve come to the right place!
The 127-page cookbook is tiny, but packed with delicious recipes for breads, desserts, main entrees, soups and salads, and sandwiches. The small size of the book is convenient as it’s not flimsy and you can cart it around the kitchen easily.
Each recipe comes with an introduction that includes thrifty tips. One of my favorite things is that most of the recipes are one-pot meals. I love cooking, but not doing dishes. This makes clean up a breeze. How does Pizza Mac and Cheese sound for a hectic weeknight when you have to pull dinner together fast? Or Tomato-Beef Stew for a homey weekend?
If you’d like to win a copy of “Money-Saving Recipes” leave a comment letting us know who does the dishes in your home. Winners will be revealed tomorrow, June 21. You can also win one of 8 copies we are giving away as door prizes at Frugal Festival Food! on June 25 in LA or purchase the book on Amazon for $7.95.
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Below you’ll find the names of the two lucky winners of Linda Watson‘s “Wildly Affordable Organic.”
In my review, I described how Watson set out to prove she and her husband could eat healthy on a tight budget. In the 235-page book, she shows you can do it too. Watons shares tips and tricks she’s learned, seasonal menus, shopping lists, and recipes to ease into a greener lifestyle. If you’d like to learn how to shop for organic food while on a budget, this book is for you.
I asked you to share what steps you’ve taken to save the planet while staying on a budget and this is what the winners are doing.
katswan is gardening.
I make my own compost and grow rogue veggies….I just dump my fruit and veggie trimmings into a hole I’ve dug in the backyard, the worms come racing to it and before you know it I have a beautiful spot to plant a seedling! Although, I usually have wild plants sprouting up from this source….spaghetti squash, butternut squash, onions, potatoes, avocado trees, leeks, beets, carrots, tomatoes, peach tree and chestnut trees just to name a few!
Sue W. is trying to buy more organic foods.
I always compare the prices between organic and non-organic grown fruits and veggies at the store. I’m really surprised when the organic is only a few cents more. It makes me feel really good about my purchase!
Winners, I hope this book helps you enjoy organic foods and their benefits while not breaking the bank. Send me an email with a shipping address so I can send you your copy of “Wildly Affordable Organic.”
If you didn’t win, buy it on Amazon for $11.20 or win one of 8 copies that will be given away as door prizes at the Festival in LA on June 25. Don’t forget to check out today’s giveaway of “Money-saving recipes” for another chance to win!
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We’ve already received some mouthwatering recipes, but if you haven’t gotten around to do it, today is the last day to turn in your frugal recipes in our ONLINE Frugal Festival Food! contest. By submitting your yummy recipe you’ll get a FREE copy of the Frugal Festival eCookbook. You’ll also have a chance to get your recipe published! How cool is that?
You could also win gift cards from Restaurant.com, Basic Coupon organizers from The Coupon Wallet, and AllRecipes.com memberships. If you don’t know how to cook, there are other ways to participate.
Remember to include your name and state, a sentence or two as to how the recipe came about, and an estimate of how much the recipe costs to make with your submission. We are looking for original recipes, if they are adapted from a book or online please state so.
Contest ends today! Hurry, there’s still time to submit your recipe by leaving a comment or emailing us. If you are heading to Frugal Festival Food! on June 25 in LA, you can also drop off your recipe. Good luck!