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You CAN buy tickets at the door!


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).



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!

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!

Get your tickets now!

VIP tickets sold out!!!


VIP tix sold out! Credit: fester_Franz/Flickr

Our 50 VIP tickets to Frugal Festival Food! have sold out in record time. Regular tickets are still available for $5-$10. The cheaper tickets are if you bring one or more canned goods for the LA Regional Food Bank.

Regular tickets come with a sweet reusable bag stuffed with goodies.

Get your tickets now!

How to get $5 off your Frugal Festival ticket!


Tickets to Frugal Festival Food! are sold exclusively through Goldstar.

Tickets to this year’s Frugal Festival are $5-$15. Here’s how it works:

$15 tickets – We have only 50 VIP tickets. VIPs get:

  • NEW! The Coupon Wallet Organizer worth $12.95!
  • Front of line privileges
  • Reusable grocery bag
  • $100 gift card to Restaurant.com
  • 2 Starbucks VIA packets
  • A copy of Free L.A.: The Ultimate Free Fun Guide to the City of Angels
  • An “I BRAKE FOR BARGAINS” bumper sticker
  • An extra raffle ticket (2 total)
  • Plus coupons, recipes, and more!

$10 tickets – A regular ticket is $10 and includes:

  • Reusable grocery bag
  • $25 gift card to Restaurant.com
  • One raffle ticket
  • Special recipes from AllRecipes.com
  • Plus coupons, recipes, and more!

$5 tickets – Get a regular ticket with all the perks mentioned above for $5:

  • When you pledge to bring one or more canned good to the Festival to donate to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
  • This is a no-brainer!

We can only honor the $5 ticket price if you bring a canned good to the Festival!!!!

Get your ticket now through Goldstar. Once on the Goldstar page for Frugal Festival Food!, click on “Saturday, June 25, 2011 11 a.m.” to get started.

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.

Win a Free Manicure at Frugal Fe$t!

You read that right: if you come swap with us next Saturday, June 19, at the Frugal Fe$t, you’ll be automatically entered to win a gift certificate for a FREE manicure. How cool is that?

Deborah at Mani-Kir Royale in the NoHo Arts District will be offering special mani/pedi rates exclusively for swappers and has donated a gift certificate for a free manicure to our raffle! Mani-Kir Royale is located at 11008 Magnolia Boulevard in North Hollywood, just around the corner from the NoHo Performing Arts Center. Plenty of time to polish up those fingers and toes before trying on some new-to-you summer shoes at the swap — just one more reason to come swap ’til you drop with us next Saturday, June 19th. 🙂

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, grab them now: these puppies are selling out FAST! Go to Goldstar.com and then click on the link for Saturday June 19th (under the bright green bar) to buy your tickets. VIP tickets are $15 and include some super-awesome swag; regular tickets are $10 without stuff to swap, $5 with stuff to swap. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., broken up like this:

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Drop off your swap donations
(clothes, CDs, DVDs, books, accessories, housewares) and grab a Swap Map at registration. We’ve partnered with local businesses in the NoHo Arts District to offer you some sweet deals and discounts, like the one at Mani-Kir Royale, to take advantage of while we…

12 to 1 p.m.
Swap closed to the public while we sort
& beautify the swap space, making it easier to shop the swap and find those new-to-you treasures.

1 to 3 p.m.
Swap ’til you drop!
VIP ticket holders move to the front of the line, and when we open the doors, it’s a mad dash to find your those dreamy swap scores. DJ Andie Cassette will be spinning records and providing an indie rock backdrop of beats while you sift through the swap for the best stuff. At 2 p.m., we’ll start the raffle (exclusively for ticket-holders) and will open up the swap FREE to the public.

Can’t wait to swap with you next Saturday!

Oh, and if you know any business owners in the NoHo Arts District who you think also need a place on our sweet Swap Map, please send them our way, or leave us a note in the comments and we’ll reach out!

See you soon,

~ Melissa & Amy
(aka The Swapaholics)