Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Frugal Friday Explained
Well, since I only got 2 votes (slackers!) on the title, we're going with Frugal Friday, and since a few of you said "tell me what to do and I'm in", I'm telling you what to do =) Also, for simplicity sake, I'll do the hosting for the time being. Now, to go into more detail about all the fun and excitement you can expect.
Who can join?
Anyone! If you don't have a blog, hop around and read all the participating blog posts. And comment...we like comments. If you do have a blog then feel free to join in, no purchase necessary. What do you blog about? I'm glad you asked!
What do I post about?
Anything and everything that has to do with saving money! Here are a few ideas:
How to lower your heating bill
How to make the gas in your car last longer
You know you have them...we want them too!
Beans and rice, rice and beans
Bargain Hunting -
Do you know when Target marks down their clearance?
Find a great coupon, freebie or sale? Like free Polly Pockets. That was a great one.
Did you have $10 left in the grocery budget at the end of the week?
Find some great deals at the thrift store? Share them!
There aren't really rules, just a few things to help it all run smoother.
1. Link back: At the beginning or end of your post, link back to the hosting blog post. For example, if I'm hosting for that week you would do something like this:
"This post is part of Frugal Friday. To read more posts like this or to add your own, visit (enter the link for the current Frugal Friday post on the hosting blog)". Just make sure the link is the actual FF post for the week and not the homepage.
2. Mr. Linky: The hosting blog post will have a little widget at the end of the post (called Mr. Linky) where you can come and enter in your name and link to your blog post. This helps to keep all the participating blogs listed in one place. Again, make sure you're linking to your specific post and not your homepage.
Frugal Friday images are available here.
That's about it! I'm looking forward to what you all have to share! Oh, and feel free to "advertise" our little carnival on your own blog and link back here for all the details. The more the merrier!