PHOTOS FROM THE 2011 FRUGAL FESTIVAL FOOD!
Wow, look at that line!
Albertsons gives fruit to those waiting for the Festival to start.
Alby entertains the line of guests.
Swag bags by Envirosax were a hit with Frugal Festival Food! attendees.
Nancy at The Coupon Wallet had a special discount for Festival guests!
The 99 Cent Chef takes a break from whipping up tasty recipes to pose with Bargain Babe
The line was long to sign up for Shortcuts.com!
Festival goers want to know how to make their homes self-sustaining with Homestead Hardware.
The Stand ladies served up hot dogs and chili.
DJ Cassette spun wicked music at the Festival. You may remember her from last year's Frugal Festival.
Did you stop by Bargain Babe's table to take the Frugal Quiz? We had T-shirts and bumper stickers.
Festival goers crowd the Albertsons tent for peaches, nectarines, and plums.
Albertsons also gave away sunflowers.
Are you a healthy eater?
The coupon class with Tia Saving Cents is about to start!
Albertsons food specialist Heidi Diller monitors the Coupon Challenge contenders.
How many matches can you find?
Looking for coupon matches
The Shortcuts-Albertsons Coupon Challenge winner is all smiles!
Heidi Diller and Dave Miller from Albertsons during their food presentation
Yozen Frogurt had delicious frozen yogurt samples in so many flavors. Yum!
While the Festival roared, Bobbi led a free food swap on the side.
Swappables ready to go!
Happy with their swap food and Festival swag.
Bargain Babe, The Frugal Diva, and Save with Savvy at Frugal Festival Food!
These ladies' hats came in handy as it was HOT!
Mini Burgers and Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots by Libertine.
She worked her art skills on a lot of little faces.
So artsy and colorful.
These little butterflies had a good old time at Frugal Festival Food!
Face painting by the Face Makers.
Look at all those raffle prizes. Sweet!
Winner of the $300 Albertsons gift card!
Photos by Jim Scott, Bobbi Burger Brunoehler, and Kim Tracy Prince from Agoura Hills Mom
PHOTOS FROM THE 2010 FRUGAL FESTIVAL SUMMER SWAP:
Hosts Julia of BargainBabe.com with Amy and Melissa of TheSwapaholics.com.
Awesome swap sign by Meital.
Our VIP swag bags sold out in days.
Swappers lined up waiting for the swap to begin.
A table of women's tops.
Setting up dresses before the swap begins.
Our houseware section.
The swap begins!
Even more swapping.
So much swapping!
Jewelry and accessories went like THAT.
DVDs, records, CDs, and more media at the swap.
Raffle winner of the WalletPop.com waterproof iPod boombox!
We also raffled off a Savings.com iPod and a 2-night hotel stay at the Holiday Inn Santa Monica.
Bargain Babe with veteran swapper Bobbi.
DJ Cassette kept it lively during the swap.
The swap was at the NoHo Performing Arts Center, 11020 Magnolia Blvd in North Hollywood.
PICTURES FROM PAST SWAPAHOLICS EVENTS:
PHOTOS FROM THE 2009 FRUGAL FESTIVAL:
How could you not have fun at Frugal Fe$t when these two greet you?
Checking in for free raffle tickets and T-shirts
Our homemade banner made by Meital. Wow!
Volunteer Bobbi running a free swap - one of the most popular events at Frugal Fe$t!
The 99 Cent Only Stores gave away delicious fruit samples.
Bargain Hubby and a young festival goer enjoy free Otter Pops
Bargain Babe getting her picture taken by the LA Times.
Planet Green collected used cell phones and printer cartridges to benefit the LA Food Bank.
Volunteer Michele running the Frugal Tip Contest.
Free face painting was a big hit.
Raffle prizes from Pyrex, Chicago Cutlery, Starbucks, The Coupon Wallet, Albertsons, and LOZO.com
More raffle prizes, from EasyLunchBoxes, AllRecipes, Restaurant.com, and Shortcuts.com.
Look what I found at the swap!
Raffle Winner of a copy of Retail Anarchy by Sam Pocker
Winner of a Starbucks gift bag worth $20!
Raffle winner of a 99 Cents Only Stores Cookbook by Christiane Jory
Bargain Babe with the Savings.com crew and lucky winner Laura, who took home a brand spankin new Toshiba laptop donated by Savings.com.
Bargain Mom made 300 chocolate chip cookies for the Fe$t, which gotten eaten like THAT. "Everyone who had one came back," she said. Go Mom!
My super duper partner in crime, Meital. This girl ROCKS! She did more work for the Frugal Fe$t than me. Meital, you are no longer an aspiring event planner. You ARE an event planner!
The final raffle was a single $100 bill. COLD. HARD. CASH. Many people told me they *knew* they were going to win it. Winner Aaron shows off his $100 smile with Bargain Babe.
This is how winning $100 feels.
Until next year, keep it frugal folks.
Photo credits: Meital, Meirav, Bargain Hubby.
For even more photos of Frugal Fest, check out the ones taken by Michael Baker at the LA Daily News.