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You CAN buy tickets at the door!

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Win this $300 Albertsons gift card in our free raffle!

It will be possible to buy tickets to Frugal Festival Food! tomorrow at the event, though you’ll have to wait in line. We strongly suggest getting tickets in advance through Goldstar.

Come hungry! There will be lots of free food from Libertine (bacon-wrapped tater tots), The Stand (chili and dogs), Albertsons (CA-grown fruit), and Yozen Frogurt (frozen yogurt).

We have more than 100 Raffle and Door prizes worth $3,000 waiting for you! Come at 11 a.m. when the Festival starts as the door prizes are first come first serve!

The FREE FOOD SWAP starts at 11 a.m.

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).

SEE YOU THERE!

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Frugal Fest in the News!

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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!

Complete list of Raffle and Door Prizes

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A $300 Albertsons gift card is our top raffle prize!

We have more than 100 raffle and door prizes valued at $3,000 waiting for you at Frugal Festival Food! THIS Saturday, June 25, in Canoga Park. Here is how to be a lucky winner.

DOOR PRIZES

Door prizes are first come, first serve! Be there when the Festival starts at 11 a.m. and pick one door prize from the list below. Getting a door prize in no way prevents you from winning the Early Bird Raffle or 1:15 Raffle. Door prizes include:

  • The Coupon Wallet Tote Bags (5)
  • The Coupon Wallet Basic Organizers (15)
  • “$5 Dinners” (8)
  • “Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half,” signed by authors Steve and Annette Economides (20)
  • “Vegan on the Cheap” (8)
  • “Gluten-free on a Shoestring” (8)
  • “Poor Girl Gourmet” (20)
  • “Wildly Affordable Organic” (8)
  • “Money-Saving Recipes” (8)

EARLY BIRD RAFFLE

A $100 Target gift card courtesy of Shortcuts.com will be raffled off at 11:30 a.m. Make sure the free raffle ticket that comes in your swag bag is in the raffle drawing box by the time we draw this prize! You may purchase additional raffle tickets for $1 each or $5 for 8 at the Festival.

1:15 RAFFLE

The 1:15 Raffle starts at 1:15 p.m. Make sure all your raffle tickets are in our raffle drawing box by 1:15 p.m. Here are the prizes you can win.

  • $300 Albertsons gift card
  • $250 Pyrex/Chicago Cutlery gift basket
  • $175 Restaurant.com Night on the Town Restaurant, Wine, and Babysitting Package
  • $100 gift cards to Drugstore.com, Restaurant.com, and ChefsCatalog.com (3 winners) from Shortcuts.com
  • $50 Am Ex cards from LOZO.com (5 winners)
  • Easy Lunch Box kits (10 winners)
  • AllRecipes gift basket
  • The Coupon Wallet Basic Organizer (10 winners)
  • Starbucks gift prize (2 winners)

Everyone is eligible to win a raffle prize as long as they put their free raffle ticket that comes with admission in the raffle collection box. You may purchase additional raffle tickets for $1 each or $5 for 8 at the Festival. Winning tickets will be drawn at random.

Get your tickets now!

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!

Reader Winners: Gluten-free on a Shoestring

glutenBelow you’ll find the names of the two lucky winners of  Nicole Hunn’s Gluten-free on a Shoestring.”

In my review, I told you Hunn changed the way her family ate because her son was diagnosed with celiac disease. She began experimenting with gluten-free cooking and came up with 125 mouthwatering recipes that are less expensive to make than buying packaged gluten-free food.

I asked you to share why you’d like to win this book and this is what the winners shared.

Sandy was recently diagnose with a gluten intolerance.

I am struggling to find yummy meals to prepare for myself and my family. A lot of the gluten-free prepared meals are super expensive and out of my price range. I would love to win this book in order to learn a bit more about gluten-free meal options and ward of the negative symptoms that come with eating gluten riddled foods.

Vicki has been living without bread.

I recently discovered my intolerance to gluten. I also discovered how expensive gluten-free items are. Yikes! It has been difficult, to say the least. In finding ways to incorporate breads into my life again. Lately, I just live without it. I would love a good cookbook that can teach me how to cook gluten-free, and save money as well.

Winners, I hope this cookbook helps you continue to you enjoy the foods you like and saves you money on groceries. Send me an email with a shipping address so I can send you your copy of Gluten-free on a Shoestring.”

If you didn’t win, “Gluten-free on a Shoestring” you can buy it on Amazon for $11.05 or win one of 8 copies that will be given away as door prizes at the Festival in LA on June 25. Don’t forget to check out today’s giveaway of “Wildly Affordable Organic” for another change to win!

Don’t forget – Recipe contest submission!

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A well-loved recipe. Credit: deb roby/Flickr

Don’t forget to submit a recipe in our ONLINE Frugal Festival Food! contest to win gift cards from Restaurant.com, Basic Coupon organizers from The Coupon Wallet, and AllRecipes.com memberships. Plus, by submitting your original recipe you’ll get a FREE copy of the Frugal Festival Food eCookbook!

Include with your recipe submission your name and state, a brief sentence or two as to how the recipe came about, and an estimate of how much the recipe costs to make. The recipe can’t be taken directly from a book or online unless it is significantly altered (don’t want to infringe on any copyrights).

The contest ends Friday June 17! Submit your recipe by leaving a comment or emailing us. Good luck!

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!