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Frugal Fest in the News!


Tune in 7pm Friday to see me on NBC!

Frugal Festival Food! is all over the news!

The Bargain Hunter column in the LA Daily News wrote us up, as did NBC LA’s The Scene. LA Weekly had something to say and so did yesterday’s Yelp email!

Listen to CBS KFWB later this morning, at about 10:30 a.m., to hear me on Money 101 with Bob McCormick.

Tune in Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. to see me talking about the Festival on NBC 4!


Final ONLINE giveaway – from The Coupon Wallet!


Sea Coral: One of my favorite Deluxe Organizer patterns from The Coupon Wallet.

Couponing may be getting a bad rap thanks to TLC’s Extreme Couponing, but there’s no reason why you can’t coupon sensibly – and stylishly!

The Coupon Wallet makes coupon organizers in dozens of patterns and prints. From fuschia paisely to a giraffe pattern, florals, stripes, and polka dots. A little known-fact about The Coupon Wallet is that they still manufacturer in LA.

Today, we are giving away a Basic Organizer (retails for $12.95), a Deluxe Organizer (retails for $19.95), and a Tote Bag (retails for $5.95) from The Coupon Wallet.

To win, comment on this post about how you currently organize your coupons. Winners will be announced Thursday, June 23, 2011.

If you’re coming to Frugal Festival Food! in LA on Saturday, June 25, we’ll have five tote bags and 10 basic organizers from The Coupon Wallet as first-come first-serve door prizes starting at 11 a.m. Plus, 10 The Coupon Wallet basic organizers will be given away in the 1:15 p.m. raffle!

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Win 5 $50 Am Ex gift cards from LOZO!


Save hundreds on groceries with LOZO's free tools!

LOZO, a site that matches your grocery list with coupons, is celebrating the upcoming launch of their new service with 5 $50 gift cards from American Express. These will be raffled off at Frugal Festival Food! (See all the raffle and door prizes.)

LOZO’s coupons could save you as much as $1,000 per year on groceries, but who has time to find them?

LOZO tracks hundreds of free grocery coupons, then emails you when they find ones that match your list. It’s basically Extreme Couponing without the extreme hours of collecting and organizing coupons. Type in your grocery list once and LOZO will send you grocery coupons for as long as you want to keep saving. It’s a super easy way to save money on groceries!

To be part of the new site, sign up at LOZO now.

To win one of the five $50 Am Ex cards, get your Festival tickets now!

Coupon sharing and exchanging at Festival!


Exchange coupons at Frugal Festival Food! June 25 in LA

Start saving your coupons! The ones you won’t use, anyway. We’re going to have a coupon exchange at Frugal Festival Food! on June 25, 2011 in LA.

The idea is bring some coupons to share with others, and take some home that you will use. You can bring coupons from the Sunday newspaper, from an Internet site, from a special mailer, from anywhere!

There will also be a special class on how to use coupons lead by Tia Yates of Tia Saving Cents.

Get your Festival tickets now!

Coupon expert Tia Yates leading class at Festival!


Expert couponer Tia of Tia Saving Cents!

I am so thrilled to announce Tia of Tia Saving Cents will be leading the coupon class at Frugal Festival Food! The class is free to anyone who comes to the Festival on June 25 in LA. Tia’s coupon class will be about 20 minutes long and spaces are limited.

Tia has been matching sales with coupons for years for a slew of stores, including CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Vallarta, Vons, and Albertsons. She has four hungry sons so you know she’s looking to save money on groceries!

If you have a particular question about couponing that you would like Tia to answer at the Festival, please comment on this post and I’ll make sure she gets them.

There will also be a nutrition IQ class, a solar oven demonstration, a coupon challenge contest, a recipe exchange, a coupon exchange, food tastings, face painting, and a huge raffle at Frugal Festival Food!

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Frugal Fest is NOT a clothing swap!

Frugal Fest is NOT a clothing swap - it's about food! Credit: ugod/Flickr

Enough people have asked me if last year’s clothing swap was happening again at this year’s Frugal Festival that I wanted to clear the air.


Instead, it’s about saving money on food by:

  • coupon clipping
  • using solar ovens
  • deploying grocery store tricks and strategies
  • exchanging recipes and coupons
  • making savvy nutrition decisions
  • and lots more!

Join us on June 25 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Canoga Park High School, 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd. near Westfield Topanga Mall for all of the above, plus:

  • free face painting
  • free lemonade and otter pops
  • fresh fruit tastings from Albertsons
  • a coupon challenge contest

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Awesome giveaways from Shortcuts.com – make your money back at Festival!

Shortcuts is giving away $5 grocery gift cards to anyone who signs up for its site at Frugal Fest!

OMG! Just got off the phone with Ferha at Shortcuts, a Festival sponsor, and I’m sooo0 excited about what they are doing at Frugal Festival Food! on June 25. Check it out:

  • Raffling off five $100 gift cards to Target, Drugstore.com, Cooking.com, Chefscatalog.com, and Restaurant.com!
  • Giving away Shortcuts travel mugs, re-usable water bottles, and pens.
  • Sharing Top 10 Ways to Save tip sheet for groceries and everyday purchases.
  • Handing out $5 grocery gift cards to every person who signs up for Shortcuts, a grocery coupon site that also offers cash back rebates when you shop online. This means sign up for Shortcuts and you MAKE YOUR MONEY BACK! Tickets are $5 with a canned good for the LA Regional Food Bank, so with the $5 grocery gift card from Shortcuts you essentially get in for FREE!!!!

Get your tickets now!