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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!


Complete list of Raffle and Door Prizes


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 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)


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.


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!

Timeline of Festival Events


Door prizes are first-come first serve! Credit: R Berteig/Flickr

Here’s what’s happening at Frugal Festival Food! on June 25 in Canoga Park. Scroll down for a list of on-going activities.

11 a.m. – Festival opens! Door prizes are first come first serve!!! Food swap starts at 11 a.m. as well.

11:30 a.m. – Early Bird Raffle prize – a $100 Target gift card from Shortcuts.com! Admission includes one free raffle ticket so everyone is eligible to win.

11:40 a.m. – Food Preservation session with Registered Dietician Heidi Diller of Albertsons.

12 p.m. – Coupon Class with Tia of Tia Saving Cents.

12:30 p.m. – Coupon Challenge sponsored by Albertsons and Shortcuts! Who will find the best deals the fastest? Prize is a $300 gourmet gift basket!

12:45 p.m. – Albertsons fresh fruit samples – peaches, nectarines, and plums!

1:15 p.m. – Raffle starts. Prizes include a $300 Albertsons gift card.

2 p.m. – Festival ends. Go home and enjoy your prizes and SWAG bags!

On-going activities:

-Solar oven demo by Homestead Hardware

-Coupon Wallet sales by The Coupon Wallet

-Food demo by 99 Cents Only Chef

-Free food samples from The Stand, Libertine, and Yozen Frogurt

-Coupon and recipe exchange

-Frugal food quiz at BargainBabe.com table

-Face painting for kids (and adventurous adults) by Face Makers

-Chalk coloring area for kids

-DJ Cassette spinning tunes

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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!

Starbucks raffle prize at Festival


Win this prize at Frugal Festival Food! June 25, 2011

Starbucks donated two raffle prizes each worth about $30 to Frugal Festival Food! that will make any coffee lover swoon. Each raffle prize includes:

  • Insulated traveling mug
  • Starbucks VIA Tribute Blend sample card
  • Starbucks VIA Italian Roast 3-pack (2)
  • Starbucks VIA Italian Roast Decaf 3-pack (2)

To win, join us at the Festival on June 25 in Los Angeles. Tickets sold exclusively through Goldstar.

Other raffle and door prizes include 90 books, 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!

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Easy Lunch Boxes Raffle prize at Festival

lunchboxHere is another bunch of great raffle prizes you can win at Frugal Festival Food! on June 25 in Los Angeles. Your ticket to the Festival includes one free raffle ticket so you can automatically win! These prizes are from EasyLunchBoxes:

  • 10 people will each win a set of three multi-compartment plastic “lunchbox” containers worth $13.95
  • AND these 10 winners will take home two cooler bags that perfectly fit the multi-compartment lunchbox. The cooler bags retail for $15.95.

This raffle prize is worth $30!

Other raffle prizes include a $175 Date Night package, $100 gift cards to Target, 25 The Coupon Wallet Organizers, and $250 worth of goodies from Pyrex and Chicago Cutlery!

Get your ticket now!

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!