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Are You A Frugal Bon Vivant?

June 30, 2009

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Are you a frugal bon vivant?

I’m super excited about a new project I’ve been working on called the Frugal Bon Vivant: Enjoying the good life — on a budget. (You may have already noticed the Deals RSS over on my side bar.) Anyway, I’ve always been good at finding deals, so I’ve combined that with my approach to frugal living. I’ve posted a few travel & shopping deals in the past on this blog, but I thought it would be less confusing to just launch a seperate project.

What you ask – is a frugal bon vivant?
Frugal fru·gal \?frü-g?l\ adjective :  economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful (synonyms: thrifty)

Bon Vivant bon vi·vant \?bän-v?-?vänt\ noun :  a person who lives luxuriously and enjoys good food and drink. (synonyms: epicurean, foodie, libertine, connoisseur)

The best things in life might not always be free, but they can usually be gotten at a bargain. The Frugal Bon Vivant serves up deals, promo codes, how-tos, and tips on enjoying the good life on a budget. Frugal living since 1981.

There’s my “elevator pitch” so head on over to the and check it out! I’ve scoured the web for deals, so you don’t have to. I’ll be doing a giveaway next week, but shhhh! you didn’t hear it from me. ;)

A few hot deals:

  • FREE 12oz Drink at The Coffee Bean – July 1
  • FREE Quart of Paint from Glidden (seriously, go pick your color!)
  • Fly to Canada – Buy One Get One Free
  • Find all the deals and promo codes here.
  • Neil
    July 22, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Love the post! I have a good grasp on the bon vivant, but I am now working on the frugal part. Example, I have discovered 3 or 4 wines under $15 that I enjoy as much or more than the $45+ bottles I used to enjoy regularly. That saves me about $100/week and life is still great!

  • Presso
    July 2, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Hey! – Just looking around and found this blog. Makes a Thursday search enjoyable with my coffee :-)

  • Jaun Millalonco
    July 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Excellent YouTube post ! thanks for sharing. I’ll be adding your blog to my reader.