Sure, picturesque palm trees and a bevy of cool bands are hallmarks of Coachella, but one word comes to mind when thinking about the festival: expensive. From the coveted wristbands to the overnight digs, the event will undoubtedly cost each reveler a pretty penny.
But, before you lament those squandered paychecks, some good news: Free People is offering you the chance to win $1,000 worth of merchandise. (That's a lot of cool fringe and tie-dye!) To enter the contest, simply attend one of the company's myriad store events across the city now through April 10. From Santa Monica's braid bar to Manhattan Beach's henna art, the awesome series of soirées — aptly dubbed Festivella — will get you in the spirit for the big weekend(s).
Word to the wise: Fill up that gas tank, because the more fetes you attend, the better your chances of winning. Click here to check out the full lineup — then hit the road!
Photo: Via Free People