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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!

Timeline of Festival Events

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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

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