179th Festival of Frugality – Memorial Day Edition


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Yesterday was Memorial day here in the United States. It is a day of remembrance for all those dedicated Armed Services members who have died protecting the rights of the citizens of this great country. I hold members of our armed forces in the highest regard and I truly appreciate everything they are willing to risk for me and my country. So as you scroll through this weeks festival remember those fallen heroes who have made it possible for us to enjoy the life we lead today and never forget the sacrifices they have made.

Editors Choice

Dawn presents A Free Day Touring Coors Brewery. Here is a topic near and dear to my heart, BEER! I would love to get a tour like this, of course the promise of 36 free oz of a cold and refreshing brew wouldn’t be that bad either.

The Happy Rock presents Frugal Fixes Around the House – Duct Tape, Foam and a Rubberband. I wish my wife would find a Duct Tape fridge fix to be acceptable. I would totally do this, and then have to buy a fridge two days later, I loved this article though.

Wojciech Kulicki presents 13 Lucky Ways to Save on Groceries. Groceries are easily one of the most expensive items in our house, I am a sucker for these lists of way to save on them.

Heather Levin presents 5 Cheap Vacation Ideas. I just got back from vacation and with these five ideas maybe I can afford to go on another one, or at least take a staycation.

Everything Else


Roshawn Watson presents Good Old Middle Class or Wealthy, You Decide posted at Watson Inc.

MLR presents 4 Ways to Go Green & Increase Profit as a Business Owner posted at My Life ROI, Getting the Best Return On Life.

FMF presents 16 Great Money Saving Tips posted at Free Money Finance.

Myscha Theriault presents Two Affordable Alternatives to Small Plastic Trash Bags | Wise Bread posted at Wise Bread.

Alex presents Printable Fathers Day Cards posted at Home Life Weekly.

Chris McClelland presents Recent College Graduates, Prepare to Starve posted at Lucrative Investing.

ChristianPF presents Visa gift cards: A good idea? posted at Christian Personal Finance.

Jeff Rose presents Five Money Smart Decisions To Start Your Career posted at Jeff Rose.

Wren Caulfield presents DIY Project: Bike Panniers posted at True Adventures in Money Hacking.

Matthew Paulson presents A Resource for Getting Debt Free posted at American Consumer News.

Savings Toolbox presents Should You Switch to a Credit Union to Save? posted at Savings Toolbox.


vh presents A little frugality goes a long way posted at Funny about Money.

FIRE Finance presents Smart Refrigeration Lowers Electricity Bill posted at FIRE Finance.

Viviana presents The Lean Times » Blog Archive » How far would you go? AKA Extreme Frugalism posted at The Lean Times.

Investing School presents Morningstar Review – Free vs Premium Membership posted at Investing School.

Leave Debt Behind presents Starting a Budget for Your Family posted at Leave Debt Behind.

MoneyNing presents Let Businesses Deal with Sales Tax – Government Improvement Series posted at Personal Finance Blog by Money Ning.

J. Money presents T-Mobile & BillShrink love you! Now, who wants a free phone? posted at Budgets are Sexy.

Barry presents Saving Money At The Amusement Park posted at Associate Money.


Lazy Man presents » Save Money by Turning Off Your Television? posted at Lazy Man and Money.

Paula Wethington presents Keeping up with hobbies when you?re on a budget posted at Monroe on a Budget.

Patrick @ Military Money presents Lowe’s and Home Depot Military Discounts posted at Military Finance Network.

Jen presents The Thrifty Home: Reclaimed Living Room posted at The Thrifty Home.

FFB presents Save On Your Car Insurance With Proper Emergency Savings posted at Free From Broke.

The Smarter Wallet presents 12 Ways To Save On Drugs: Cut Your Medication Costs posted at The Smarter Wallet.

TH in SoC presents Brownfield Remediation For Urban Homesteaders posted at The Well Run Dry.

Erin aka Conscious Shopper presents The Poor Man’s Dilemma: How to Save Money When Living Paycheck to Paycheck posted at The Conscious Shopper.

Matt B presents What to Know Before Buying Refurbished Electronics posted at Financial Methods.


Miss M presents Dying Isn’t Cheap posted at M is for Money.

SpendingIt presents The Three Biggest Opportunities to Save Money posted at Spending It.

kathryn presents Saving Your Mortgage from Foreclosure posted at Out of Debt – Christian Finances and Debt Help.

Elizabeth G (Modern Gal) presents Will Frugal Habits Last? posted at Modern Gal.

Baker presents How Much Crap Do We Really Need?: A List Of Our Possessions posted at Man Vs. Debt.

nickel presents How to Plan a Wedding Without Breaking Your Budget posted at fivecentnickel.com.

Flea presents What Exactly Is A Cheapskate posted at Be A Survivor.

Stephanie presents You may have crossed the line posted at Stop the Ride!.

FruGal presents Five top tips for redecorating on a dime posted at FruGal.


Canadian Finance presents How To Negotiate A Deal | The Canadian Finance Blog posted at The Canadian Finance Blog.

Matt Jabs presents Lower Electricity Costs by Reducing Standby Power – DFA Tip of the Week – 5/18/2009 posted at Debt Free Adventure!.

Charlene Haugsven presents My Frugal Adventures….: Save at the Grocery Store without Coupons posted at My Frugal Adventures…..

Dana presents Frugal composting posted at A Very Nearly Tea.

KCLau presents Easy Pawn Shops – Do you need to Pawn? posted at KCLau’s Money Tips.

Thursday presents Keep Your Home Insurance Costs Down: 7 Tips posted at Wealth Junkies.

Peter presents Should Your Grandparents Refinance Their Home? posted at Bible Money Matters.

Patrick @ Cash Money Life presents Baby Coupons, Free Samples, and Discounts posted at Cash Money Life.

Chris Lang presents 7 things you can do to help the agent sell your house, part 1 posted at Home I Own.

Don’t forget to get your submissions in for next weeks carnival, and keep checking FestivalofFrugality.com to see who is going to be the next lucky host.


1 Flea May 26, 2009 at 9:14 am

Thanks for including my submission and good job on the Festival!

Flea’s last blog post..How To Suvive That Nigerian Guy Who Insists You Take His Money

2 Patrick May 26, 2009 at 9:39 am

Thanks for hosting! 🙂

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3 Jen May 26, 2009 at 10:21 am

Thanks for including me! I linked back here so all of my friends can find these great money saving ideas.

Jen’s last blog post..Suburban Dollar

4 J. Money May 26, 2009 at 10:58 am

Nicely done 🙂 And go Marines!

J. Money’s last blog post..The Price of Faith: Muslim & Jewish Financial Challenges

5 Dawn/FFL May 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Thanks SD for considering my post as an editor’s choice.

I have my link up and I Tip’d you as well – job well done!

Dawn/FFL’s last blog post..5 Easy Home Cooling Tips

6 FFB May 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Great festival! Thanks for hosting.

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7 Canadian Finance May 28, 2009 at 11:44 am

Thanks for hosting!

Canadian Finance’s last blog post..Debtors Anonymous

8 finance articles July 6, 2009 at 10:15 am

I appreciate the tips. Thanks!

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