Festival of Frugality #120

by Penny Saved on April 7, 2008

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:

William Blake presents: Time to Examine The Way You Spend at Becoming Debt Free.

Pants in a Can presents: Find IT on eBay at Pants in a Can. That ranks up there as one of the coolest blog names ever, by the way.

Tejvan writes about haggling: How To Haggle and Pay a Lower Price.

Bryce writes: Avoiding Impulse Buys at Save and Conquer.

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.

Kevin writes: My Toothpaste Paid Me 17 Cents at No Debt Plan.

Paidtwice offers this tip: Frugal Tip: Vinegar, Baking Soda’s Best Friend.

NtJS writes: A Dirty, Frugal Job – Cloth Diapering at not the jet set.

Transportation Tips:

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.

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Penelope @ Our Fourpence Worth April 7, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Great job on this carnival and thank you for including our post!

FIRE Finance April 7, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Thanks for hosting 🙂

Llama Money April 7, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Looks like a great mix – I’ll have to write up some frugal tips so I can get in on the fun next week.

Stephanie April 8, 2008 at 3:23 am

Looks good! Thanks for hosting.

brainy April 8, 2008 at 4:34 am

Thanks so much for including my post!

Mrs. Micah April 8, 2008 at 7:29 am

Lots of great submissions, thanks for hosting! 🙂

Penny Saved April 8, 2008 at 9:08 am

A couple late entries were just added today. Well, not so much late as overlooked 🙂 That’s what I get for waiting until the last minute to write up the carnival post! Sorry Frugal Babe and Happy Rock.

Margaret April 8, 2008 at 9:44 am

Thanks, and great job!

Enoch Ko April 8, 2008 at 9:37 pm

Thank you for hosting and including my post! 🙂

Lisa April 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Thank you for hosting!


RC@ThinkYourWayToWealth April 9, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Thanks for including my post. Great job with the carnival.


s April 11, 2008 at 10:58 am

Thank you for hosting and including me in your frugal festival! I’ve linked back via Carnivals!

Bryce April 12, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Thanks very much for including my post in the festival. I have been away for the past week and am catching up on the great frugal posts in the Festival.

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