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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!


Everything you need to know about Frugal Festival Food!

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!

New site to save money on groceries

saveTalk about new! Save With Savvy launched yesterday and can reduce your next grocery bill by approximately $31.13. I’m thrilled to partner with them at Frugal Festival Food! on June 25 in Canoga Park. I played around with the site and it’s pretty cool how it works! The site does three things to save you money:

  • compares prices at your neighborhood grocers
  • finds weekly specials
  • gives you easy access to coupons

Enter your zip code on the site and check off the stores you like to shop at. Then shop by category. Save With Savvy shows you the exact price for, say, different brands of whole wheat bread, allowing you to comparison shop at home! For any given item, you can see the total cost and per unit cost. It was pretty amazing to see how much prices varied. Fuji apples were $.59/lb at Trader Joe’s, and $1.99/lb at Vons.

When you finish, Save With Savvy will suggest where you can find items on your grocery list for less. The site adds up your total grocery bill and lets you print it out. Takes a lot of the guesswork out of couponing, huh?!

Save With Savvy will be stuffing your Frugal Festival Food! swag bags with pens and magnets. Get your tickets now!

Food swap at Frugal Festival Food!!!

By Bobbi Burger Brunoehler of BobbisBargains.

Bread, cookies, sauce and giant lemons from previous food swap

It has been decided! There IS going to be a food swap at Frugal Festival Food! on June 25th at Canoga Park High School.

I’m super excited and I hope you are too. Food swapping is such a great way to turn your large batch of homemade marmalade, marinade, or marshmallow into homemade bread, herbs, and brownies.

Each food swap is slightly different and the exact rules and ways we will swap will be sent out to each confirmed swapper prior to the swap. We are still working out the fine details, but wanted to get the word out right away. For right now, here is the basic idea:

  • There is a limited number of spaces available for the swap, so if you want to be included, you must send me an email requesting to be added to the food swap list. Email BobbisBargains at hotmail.com.
  • Reserve your space with a free ticket through EventBrite.
  • The food swap is free and will get you into Frugal Festival Food! for free. Hot deal!
  • We will swap from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm.
  • The swap will be held outside but in a totally shaded area.
  • There will be NO sampling of food.
  • All items to be traded are to be handmade or self grown.
  • Your traded item should be equivalent to a jar of jam. In other words, you won’t swap a small cookie for a jar of jam. You will swap a package of 6 or 8 cookies for a jar of jam (unless you have a HUGE cookie.) You get the idea.
  • All swap items will need to be packaged.

More information will be forthcoming on specifics on how we will swap. The main thing is to get your spot reserved and get your name on the list so I can start coordinating.

OK, let me know if you want to be part of this fun food swap. Email me now. BobbisBargains at hotmail.com

Libertine passing out free food at Festival!

libertineBacon-wrapped tater tots. Aside from genius comfort food, that’s just one of the free food samples going to be passed out at Frugal Festival Food! on June 25 by Libertine, a swanky lounge-club-restaurant in Hollywood. Yelpers give Libertine 4 stars out of 195 reviews!

Here’s what makes Libertine a hot deal for your next late night dance party. Libertine has a rare Top Shelf Open Bar deal. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., drink as much beer, shots, and cocktails for $25. It’s another $10 for Open Bar until 2 a.m. The Open Bar deal includes top shelf and premium brands.

I’ve never heard of a drink special like that!

If bacon-wrapped tater tots don’t get your stomach growling, here are your other free food options at the Festival. Free hot dog and chili samples from The Stand, fresh fruit samples from Albertsons, and free frozen yogurt samples from Yozen Frogurt. Come hungry!

Win a $300 Albertsons gift card at Festival!


Win a $300 Albertsons gift card at Frugal Festival Food!

I’m super psyched to announce that Albertsons is our Marquee Sponsor at Frugal Festival Food! That means Albertsons is:

  • Raffling off a $300 gift card (that’s a lot of groceries!)
  • Distributing special coupons and recipes at its Festival table
  • Throwing a Coupon Challenge contest with a prize of a gourmet gift basket valued at $300
  • Bringing its in-house expert Heidi Diller to talk about nutrition IQ
  • Serving fresh fruit and tasty bites to munch on at its Festival table

Yum! You may have already noticed Albertsons in the banner at the top of FrugalFestival.com or its logo on our Sponsor page. I can’t wait to see what goodies and coupons they will have at the Festival on June 25 in LA!

Frugal Festival Food!
Canoga Park High School
6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91303
June 25, 11am-2pm

Other raffle prizes include 10 Easy Lunch Box sets, a $175 Date Night Package that includes babysitting, 25 The Coupon Wallet Organizers, and a $250 Pyrex and Chicago Cutlery kitchen package! We have 80 cookbooks for door prizes!

Get your 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!