Well I've had less time to read blogs lately so I've been feeling a bit out of the loop and hosting this week's Festival of Frugality was like old home week and I learned of some new (to me) blogs to boot. I also learned several things from all the posts, such as: you can purchase coupons on ebay (I *told* you I've been out of the loop!), who sticks the sliver of soap on a new bar (check out Seattle Simplicity's post and the comments reveal all!) and which beer kit sounds like a good deal (oatmeal stout? I say BRING IT!). Without further blabbage I bring you all thirty-three post of the twenty-second Festival of Frugality:
~Dawn at Frugal for Life brings us The Frugal Word: Superfluous A great word to learn and throw about to let people know you are living a frugal life.
Amanda at Young and Broke considers To Cab or Not to Cab when weighing personal safety vs. saving money
Seattle Simplicity was Born Frugal
Richard K Miller presents Winning on the margins posted at Firevalt Blog - Personal finance and entrepreneurship.
Meredith at Like Merchant Ships ponders A Frugal Dilemma. Do you think Meredith's husband was being stingy or sticking to principles?
Cooking, Eating and Groceries
The Family CEO just Spent $5.26 to save $25 and discovered coupons on eBay.
Joanne at A Day in Our Lives explains How we save money at the grocery store
jim at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity exlpains Brewing Your Own Good Beer on the Cheap and that immediately went on my "to do" list!
Penny Nickel at Money and Values has a cheap and easy alternative for homemade pizza crust in Cheap and easy pizza at home
Grill Maestro points out that just like buying a car you should be buying a "used" propane tank to save money
supermom_in_ny of Getting Out of Debt reminds us to take advantage of freebies in Saving Money on Monthly Expenses: Freebies!
Around the house
Amy Allen Clark at The MotherLoad brings around an oldie but goodie in Play It Again, Momma!
Inchoate Random Abstractions presents several frugal and Environmentally Friendly Cleaning and Gardening Tips
mbhunter at Mighty Bargain Hunter explains his De-junking plans
Jeffrey Strain of Personal Finance Advice reminds us all to Check Ceiling Fans to prepare for the summer heat and makes a pitch for ditching the AC
Josh Cohen at Multiple Mentality ponders bar vs. liquid in The Soap Bubble
In the Wallet
Wenchypoo at Frugal Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Warehouse warns us all of The Aisle of Deception - coming soon to a store near you!
Nick at Punny Money guides us to Earn Even More Cash Back With Citi Cards at Over 100 Merchants. iTunes Music Store? I had no idea!
LAmoneyguy from It's Just Money asks Do You Buy the Entertainment Book?
Personal Finance Blogger teaches you to Maximize your cash back earnings using resources like FatWallet at My Personal Finance Blog.
frugal of My 1st Million at 33 shares his Wife's Shopping Tips
Tynan at Better Than Your Boyfriend explains how to get The Best Cell Phone Plan Ever from Sprint
Financial Reflections writes how thrift stores and some self-reliance saved about $200 in How Goodwill Saved My Computer
Carhacker presents ever popular gas saving tips in: Save gas Use your foot
Looking Good & Special Occasions
Ricemutt at Experiments in Finance with a Polyglot Twist presents Salon training nights: look stylin' while saving money
Rebecca Mielke at The Space Between My Peers shares some Frugal Mom Wardrobe Basics
Tricia of Blogging Away Debt gives Twelve Frugal Wedding Tips from My Wedding and even I wanted to have a wedding. Ok, not really. But almost.
Lisa McGarry at Family Of Five presents Money Saving Tips: Make The Most Of Those Retail Sales! as one way to save on gifts...and more
muse at me-ander reminds us that some of the best things in life are free as she writes about swapping spa nights for basketball games in Relaxing and sleeping well
Paul's Tips presents How to get a job paying more than $100,000 a year
Big Cajun Man of Canadian Financial Rants rants about his government's budget in Budget Spring 2006: What's in it for me?
F. D. Bryant III presents Introducing the FairTax Plan posted at A Geek's World
I also want to give a shout out and a whitegirl wave to those who used the comment form to say howdy!
Next Week: The festival is being hosted by my Boston homegirl Jane Dough at Boston Gal's Open Wallet