Frugal festival 040811
3.4 / 5 Rated by 35 members
Review from B.P.
Red Velvet 671 events 155 reviews

What a great event ... more than what I expected. Lots to sample, interesting panels and talks. Would definitely go again next year. Thanks GoldStar!

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Brad R
Red Velvet 107 events 71 reviews

We expected some good info on local restaurants, with tastings. Only one restaurant and one yoghurt chain were there... This event is only for hardcore coupon-ers. Even for that, it was very sparse and poorly planned. Albertson's was the major...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Dan St. Ledger
Red Velvet 250 events 53 reviews

Ultimately, I had a good time at this event. Held in large activity room and outdoors in a commons areas of a valley high school, the event was a mish-mosh of activities. The event had lots of free, tasty samples to nosh on and the cost cutting...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Trusttime
Red Velvet 112 events 4 reviews

I purchased 3 tickets to this event (2 VIP/ 1 with can donation). The event was fine until the end when we were informed additional bags were available for giveaway. My daughter who was initially in the crowd to get a bag, was told to go to the...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from jleq
149 events 47 reviews

My wife and I attended/enjoyed this event. We learned things about preserving/preparing tasty cheap/healthy food.

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Gina Marie
18 events 16 reviews

This event was ok. My only major complaint was the level of disorganization when it opened. I paid for 2 VIP tickets which offered "front of line privileges" but upon arriving 30 minutes early, someone at the ticket table said there was only one...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Lisa Brewster
39 events 11 reviews

The advertising sounded like there would be more vendors. The venue was too spread out and unfortunately it was hot outside.

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from MrsBlissful
17 events 9 reviews

If it weren't for the delicious peaches from Albertson's, and the Restaurant.com gift cards in our "swag bags," this festival would've been a bust - that was the only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1. They had a few good raffle prizes so we...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from 'Leona Kuzmicki
20 events 6 reviews

Everyone was so nice and informative. It was not overcrowded which is what I had thought it would be. Lots of giveaways and food. Learned alot and met very interesting people that all have the same ideas of saving money any way they can in this...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Mmmmdeedee
10 events 6 reviews

The event was a bit smaller than I thought it would be which I guess in a way is good, smaller crowds, etc., but not too many businesses participated.

There were about 4 food stands and a few other stands that were giving out things like...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from FFS1969
7 events 4 reviews

LAME. We drove all the way from Montrose for this and spent literally 10 minutes total there. MAYBE ten booths, more like five and the biggest waste of time I have EVER paid to attend. We waited longer in line even with prepaid tickets than we...continued

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Review from Teresa Kropp
8 events 3 reviews

This event was fun, though there weren't too many vendors there. Great samples, and the raffle prizes were awesome!

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Review from voodie
5 events 3 reviews

What a great event. My sister's and I truly enjoyed ourselves.

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Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 2 reviews

The spirit of the event and the event itself was great. Kudos to Julia & Albertsons for putting it all together!

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Tia Yates
2 events 1 review

Frugal Festival Food was a great event with useful information on everything from frugal diet options to food saving information and more. The food samples were fabulous and the savings opportunity was great!

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Shelbeymc
17 events 1 review

I concur with the other reviewers who liked, but did not love, this event.

I loved the handouts! The food vendors provided generous and delicious food samples and the VIP swag bag was well worth the $20 ticket. If I had just sampled the...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

I had a great time. The goodie bags had great giveaways, including being able to select the book that you were interested in reading. There were good raffle prizes (which I didn't win) and delicous food to sample. I also got a lot of useful info...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

I liked it a lot! I liked albertson's, yogurt, and the swag bags!

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from junie
5 events 1 review

I loved this year's Frugal Festival: the setting was beautiful, alot of trees and green grass, the weather was perfect and there was delicious all-free food: fruit , yogurt and hamburger lunches plus sunflowers!
The raffle was a main event, lots...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

I think that the Frugal Festival had great potential, but I feel like it could have been done a lot better. There were only a few booths and the signage made it really hard to find where I was going. I did like the kid entertainment options and...continued

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
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