Welcome to the Festival of Frugality #120. That makes this one of the longest running blog carnivals ever. A Penny Saved is lucky enough to be the host this time around, and I’ll try to be a good host. Without further adieu, here’s the frugal posts:
Tejvan writes about haggling: How To Haggle and Pay a Lower Price.
Steve writes: Tips on Saving Money.
Betsy writes about saving money on your child’s prom: The $300 Prom Challenge.
Sally writes: The Freeloader’s Toolbelt: 50 Tools to Help You Get Anything Free Online. No better way to save money than to get everything for free, right?
Margaret offers up some great money saving ideas: 5 Money Saving Alternatives to Stuff We Do All the Time.
Penelope writes: Homemade Coin Bank for Saving Wayward Coins. Save money on a piggy bank, and save cash at the same time.
Money Crashers has a great list: 31 Ways to Be Frugal And Save Money.
Kris offers some tips on takeout: Healthy Takeout on a Budget.
Jennifer reminds us why we are frugal: 32 Reasons to Be Frugal Besides Saving Money.
FMF gives us the Frugal Fundamentals.
Aryn writes about simplicity: Clean the Clutter Out of Your Life to Free Your Money.
David writes about mass transit, and busses in particular: $10 Bus Fares: Frugal or Frightening?.
Jenny B talks about saving cash on books: Buying Books
Joe D tells you how to avoid bankrupting yourself for breakfast: Starting Your Day Off Right.
Ryan writes about the 99 Cent store: Hunting for Discounts: A Trip to the 99 Cent Store.
Need to give a gift but don’t have much cash? Joanne wrote this just for you: Homemade Gift Basket Ideas For Any Occasion.
Seb presents: Five things you should buy used.
Ted writes about schoolbook bargains: Cheapest Textbooks Online.
Enoch Ko put up a great post: Minimize expenses (revisited).
Mrs Micah presents: The Amazing Powers of YourRxCard.com’s Prescription Card.
RC presents: 30 Ways To Stretch and Maximize Your Dollar.
Sarah teaches you how to save by paying more: Birkenstocks: A frugal love story.
The Happy Rock presents: Virgin Mobile Deal: $60 For One Year Of Prepaid Virgin Mobile Service.
Frugal babe writes about saving money on gardening with: Automatic Flowers.
Food and Groceries
Squawkfox writes: Top Five Frugalicious Lunches.
Stephanie presents: Meal Planning Without a Menu.
Paidtwice offers this tip: Frugal Tip: Vinegar, Baking Soda’s Best Friend.
Deamiter writes about gas: Gas Prices Too High? Slow Down!.
FIRE Finance offers a unique way to save on transportation costs: Car Pool, Ride Share, Hitch Hike your way to Fun & Dollars!.
Penny Nickel has another post about the benefits of traveling by bus: Travel by bus: save hundreds of dollars, the environment, and your sanity!.
Whew. When I was about 3/4 of the way through the submissions, I realized that there’s something called the “Instacarnival”, that basically makes the carnival super easy to put up. Naturally I didn’t notice it until I had done nearly all the work by hand! Yikes. Lesson learned, although a bit too late.