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Thanks for a great Festival!


99 Cent Chef and Bargain Babe

Finally caught my breath after the super busy Frugal Festival Food! We have tons of photos from the event and a video. Festival goers gobbled up delicious fresh fruit from Albertsons, relished the Coupon Challenge contest sponsored by Shortcuts.com and Albertsons, and went home with sooo many raffle and door prizes.

Listening to feedback, next year we will make significant changes:

  • Have three separate check in lines for VIPs, Goldstar, and day of ticket sales
  • Begin checking in guests as soon as they arrive
  • Limit door prizes to Goldstar members only
  • Display a map of the Festival grounds at the entrance
  • Have more vendors and classes!

See you next year!


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!

How to get $5 off your Frugal Festival ticket!


Tickets to Frugal Festival Food! are sold exclusively through Goldstar.

Tickets to this year’s Frugal Festival are $5-$15. Here’s how it works:

$15 tickets – We have only 50 VIP tickets. VIPs get:

  • NEW! The Coupon Wallet Organizer worth $12.95!
  • Front of line privileges
  • Reusable grocery bag
  • $100 gift card to Restaurant.com
  • 2 Starbucks VIA packets
  • A copy of Free L.A.: The Ultimate Free Fun Guide to the City of Angels
  • An “I BRAKE FOR BARGAINS” bumper sticker
  • An extra raffle ticket (2 total)
  • Plus coupons, recipes, and more!

$10 tickets – A regular ticket is $10 and includes:

  • Reusable grocery bag
  • $25 gift card to Restaurant.com
  • One raffle ticket
  • Special recipes from AllRecipes.com
  • Plus coupons, recipes, and more!

$5 tickets – Get a regular ticket with all the perks mentioned above for $5:

  • When you pledge to bring one or more canned good to the Festival to donate to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
  • This is a no-brainer!

We can only honor the $5 ticket price if you bring a canned good to the Festival!!!!

Get your ticket now through Goldstar. Once on the Goldstar page for Frugal Festival Food!, click on “Saturday, June 25, 2011 11 a.m.” to get started.

VIP tickets sold out!!!



Just got word that the 25 VIP tickets to the Frugal Festival Summer Swap are sold out! There are still $5 and $10 tickets available, however. If you bring swappables admission is $5, if you don’t admission is $10. Buy your ticket online to avoid lines.

Each admission includes a snappy reusable bag stuffed with:

  • NEW! Ulta beauty samples
  • Starbucks VIA coffee sample
  • Exclusive coupons for the Entertainment Book
  • $5 Shoebuy gift card
  • $25 Restaurant.com gift card
  • Free raffle ticket; prizes include an 8GB iPod, a waterproof iPod boombox, a 2-night stay at Holiday Inn Santa Monica, and more!

The swap is being held at the NoHo Performing Arts Center, 11020 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. Drop off swapables from 10-noon. Swap starts at 1 p.m. SHARP.