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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!


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!

Free Hot Dogs and Chili from The Stand at Festival!


Free dogs and chili from The Stand (but no beer)!

Dog and chili lovers rejoice! The Stand is coming to Frugal Festival Food! in LA on June 25 and bringing FREE samples of its tasty hot dogs and chili. Yesssss!

This local LA chain is famous for their super frugal Monday $1 dog nights. Now that is a deal you can’t beat! Make sure to get a free Stand Card to get the $1 dogs and 5% off all purchases. The Stand now offers a la carte ordering, so you can get any entree, sides, or fries on its own.

The Stand has locations in Encino, Woodland Hills, Century City, and Westwood Village. I used to eat at The Stand all the time way back when I was a reporter at the LA Daily News. You can’t beat local, tasty, and cheap!

Who’s excited for all the free food at Frugal Festival? Yozen Frogurt will be passing out free samples and Albertsons has lots of fresh fruit to share. Plus there will be free water, lemonade, and otter pops!

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Yozen Frogurt coming to Festival!


Get free samples of Yozen Frogurt at Frugal Festival Food!

The first time I tasted Yozen Frogurt, I was in heaven. Fresh, delicious, and sweet! I soon began goading friends to sneak away from work for a quick treat with me. Now I’m thrilled to announce Yozen Frogurt is going to be sharing samples of its amazing frozen yogurt at Frugal Festival Food!!!

Yozen Frogurt has locations in West Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village. Using its loyalty punch card, you can get free frozen yogurt. My favorite flavor is pomegranate.

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

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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!!!!

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Are kids welcome at Frugal Festival Food!?

Free face painting by the Facemakers at the Festival!

Yes! We invite you to bring your kids to Frugal Festival Food! on June 25 – although this is not a “kids event” per se. We have a few activities planned for youngsters, including:

  • free face painting by the talented FaceMakers, who you might remember from the first annual Festival
  • kids can unleash their talents on a huge coloring wall
  • fresh fruit samples will be available for all guests, no matter your age

Kids 6 and under are free and do not need a ticket. (They will not receive a swag bag, however).

Kids 7 and up must have a ticket and will receive a swag bag. Tickets are $5-$15 with a canned good donation for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

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Win a Pyrex + Chicago Cutlery raffle prize worth $250!


Win this prize at Frugal Festival Food!

You are going to looooove this raffle prize being given away at Frugal Festival Food! on Saturday, June 25, 2011!!! Pyrex and Chicago Cutlery have teamed up to donate a raffle prize package worth more than $250. Hot dang!

For a chance to win this prize, get your ticket to Frugal Festival Food! Admission includes one free raffle ticket!

The picture above shows everything one lucky person will win at Frugal Festival Food! including:

  • 18-piece Chicago Cutlery Fusion Knife Set worth $179.99
  • Pyrex Easy Grab 8-inch Square with red plastic cover worth $10.49
  • Pyrex Easy Grab 3-qt Oblong with red plastic cover worth $12.49
  • Pyrex Easy Grab 2-qt Casserole with glass lid worth $11.99
  • Pyrex Read From Inside 2-cup Measuring Cup (I totally want one of these!) worth $5.49
  • Pyrex No Leak Lids 4-cup Round with plastic lid worth $7.49
  • Pyrex No Leak Lids 7-cup Round with plastic lid worth $9.49
  • Pyrex Measuring Cups worth $7.99
  • Pyrex Measuring Spoon worth $5.99

Don’t forget to buy your ticket!

Tip: Get $5 off your ticket by bringing a canned good to donate to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank the day of the Festival.