Welcome to the 48th edition! This week’s submissions were particularly strong, so be sure to check out all the entries below. I made some “Editor’s picks” on posts that I particularly enjoyed and also took the liberty of adding in a few illustrations inspired by some of the posts. (I would have liked to have done more, but I’m headed out-of-town and will be gone for most of today.)
The Common Room presents Bookswapping and Frugal Gifts. A fine review of bookswapping sites on the internet. Didn’t know about these! (Editor’s pick)
Blogging Away Debt presents Ways I Save Money – Browse Around the Internet for the Best Price. How one woman got that must-have toy through some online research.
Not Made Of Money presents Not Made Of Money : 5 Christmas Gift Baskets You Can Put Together For An Inexpensive (but thoughtful) Gift. Nice ideas to encourage creativity and fun using a dollar store. (Editor’s pick)
Debt Free presents Don’t Make This Shopping Mistake at the Grocery Store – It’ll Cost You. An exposé on grocery store pricing schemes.
Simple Dollar presents Saving Money on Road Trips. Oh, the myriad ways you can save on a road trip with just a little planning. (Editor’s pick)
Makingourway presents money saver when travelling!! a cheaper way to rent cars. Don’t just look at renting from airport locations!
Tired but Happy presents Budget categories redux. Ever wondered what someone else’s budget categories look like? Here’s your chance!
ThoughtfulConsideration.com – Get Your Think On presents Adult Allowances. A description of one couple’s method toward getting spending under control. (Editor’s pick)
TheAlexBlog.com presents Beyond the Latte Factor… Look at the Income side! A friendly reminder that the income side of the money equation is also important to consider.
That’s it, folks! Note that if you submitted something to the Festival that wasn’t included, it wasn’t related to frugality, wasn’t recently written, or didn’t have enough original content. Thank you to everyone who participated, and remember to check Festival of Frugality’s homepage for future and past editions! Next week’s Festival will be hosted by a real expert, Dawn at Frugal For Life.