Frugal Festival Food!: Free Food, "Extreme Couponing" and Lots of Goods up for Grabs
If you've been obsessed with TLC's new show Extreme Couponing (raises hand), or if you just happen to get a rush from finding deals on the cheap, the Frugal Festival Food! is exactly where you want to be this Saturday, June 25.
Photo via Extreme Couponing. This shopper just saved a whole lot of money. You can too.
No, we didn't say that backwards. There are other Frugal Festivals -- the Summer Swap, for example -- but this particular gathering is set up to teach consumers how to save money on grocery shopping, dining out, and home cooking. Here's what's on the agenda:
- A food swap, in which participants essentially add a little and take a little from a huge pool of packaged homemade dishes.
- A food preservation demonstration led by Albertsons food specialist Heidi Diller.
- Lessons on how to use a solar oven.
- A "Coupon Challenge" in which guests compete to find the best bargains. (There's little information on this one, but we're by far the most excited about it.)
Admission is $10 and available through Goldstar only. You get a $5 discount when you bring a canned good donation for the LA food bank, and $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the food bank as well. You also get a free raffle ticket upon entry with prize packages available from Pyrex and Starbucks, with the grand prize being a $300 gift certificate to Albertsons. There are even free swag bags for the first 500 entrants. Considering this is an event about cutting costs, it's a pretty swanky party.
Frugal Festival Food!: Saturday, June 25th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Canoga Park High School.