Bargain Babe, Julia Scott, held her first ever Frugal Festival in Encino's Woodley Park - and I volunteered. Julia's a former LA Daily News writer, known for her Bargain Hunter columns (and my Facebook Friend). When she announced her Frugal Festival on Facebook, I thought, "Hey, this sounds like a great idea. Why not get off my butt and help?" So I did... it was great. And what a good turn out!
Plus, I was given a fun task. Julia put me in charge of the Frugal Tip Box, where I encouraged people to write down and submit their best money-saving tips. Not only did I meet some really friendly people, but I got to hear some great ideas, and some interesting ones - like the "tip" from guy who wanted to be anonymous who told me he buys his girlfriend JC Penny's lingerie, cuts off the labels and wraps it all up inside Victoria Secret packaging. Yikes!