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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!

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 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!

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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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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.

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Frugal Festival supports LA Regional Food Bank


$1 from each ticket sold goes to LA Regional Food Bank

We are so pleased to support the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank at Frugal Festival Food! $1 from each ticket sold goes to the food bank. So you can feel good just for buying a ticket to the Festival.

Plus, we’re giving a $5 ticket discount to anyone who brings one or more canned goods to the Festival on June 25, 2011. That’s a 50% off discount! Without a canned good, tickets are $10. Our loaded VIP tickets are $15 and not eligible for the canned good discount.

Helping feed the hungry is an important part of saving money on food. When we make smart spending decisions, we are better able to support this cause.

Get your tickets now! Our VIP tickets will sell out.