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Substance Award from & have been awarded the Substance Award for well connected, well promoted sites! Current award ratio is 128:10.

Substance Books: Online Book Publicity Network; providing Book Marketing Ideas and Opportunities to over 250 authors and publishers since 2001. Pure Gold Award


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If that doesn't grab you, maybe you're more interested in tightwad weddings. There are over 170 free files at this site that will help you live a full and happy life without having to spend all your money to do so. Take a look at the back issues of the Frugal Fun Tipsheet, then you'll want to sign up for it.

This is one of the first sites I found 'way back when...I was new to the Internet. I was so pleasantly surprised to find the quality of information, mostly for free.

That's a great way to keep a little more of your own gold.

Pat Veretto, Frugal Living Guide

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"This a great site if you run a business and need advice on how to be more profitable for less investment. However, it's not just for businesses - there are also hundreds of tips on how to save money on all the best things in life - everything from how to avoid credit card fraud to how to have a $300 wedding.

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"...for surpassing our criteria of excellence for concept, design, layout, rich content and easy navigation." Congratulations once again for producing a World Class Website. Your site has been added to our Honor Roll and can be viewed at Award Winners.

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Congratulations! Your web site is being featured in my new book from Shaw Books. is a wonderful Internet research and marketing guide for all writers and speakers.

In writing this book I reviewed thousands of web sites with the hope of creating an indispensable guide for writers and speakers. Your site was selected because it has potential longevity, shows a new and different way of being online, and is packed with helpful information for writers or speakers.

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Critical Mass Award

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Market Tek Award for Design and Content

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Congratulations, and thank you for providing such a fine online experience.

Brad Hill, Author, Music Site Tip of the Day

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Elite Site Award

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     Out of 70 or so newsletters I subscribe to, yours is one of about a dozen that I actually read regularly.
     I truly enjoy the instructional articles about Marketing and the 'tips & tricks' you've discovered and relate to us in your life experience articles.
     Its your unique slant on marketing that makes the newsletter interesting. I receive enough newsletters that that are headlined 'Top ten marketing mistakes' or 'Top ten copywriting secrets' etc. These get to be so repetitive that they are filed into my marketing folder for future reference, never to be read again."
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"Shel, I looked your site FrugalFun. Wow.... You have an AMAZING website. Congratulations on such a fine piece of work and contribution to your field. Holy cow! I'm looking forward to spending more time with it. Thanks."
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"This site is indeed "frugal fun" -- *PACKED* with information *without* glitzy graphics! Visit and be amazed by this masterful frugal marketing genius! Horowitz -- and his site -- "walk the talk"... quite impressive!"
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"I really do love receiving your free e-mail newsletter. I have come to expect that you always delivery honest, good advice in this newsletter. Your tips are very sound."
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"I really do love receiving your free e-mail newsletter. I have come to expect that you always delivery honest, good advice in this newsletter. Your tips are very sound."
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"I have just spent nearly and hour on your web site. I have laughed and been encouraged beyond words! Two and a half years ago I suddenly became a single mom after 10 years of marriage. All those years we never had a decent place to live, let alone a vacation, although we both worked full time at decent paying jobs.(I am a nurse) Over the past two years I have spent much of my time trying to cope with life and pick up the pieces. But this year life is settling down and I began to plan a vacation, only to discover that the cost of the trip was way out of my budget, despite all the 'good deals' that were offered. As I read about Homestays I was encouraged. (We like to camp, but you never know who's around in a strange place.) I had discovered the benefit of our local state parks already, and have two camping trips planned but they are short trips with a purpose, not just 'gun in the sun'. The many frugal entertainment ideas have really blessed me and motivated me to get busy! I have some children that are about to embark on the best summer of their lives! Thank you for you research, so many of us had no idea where to start! I hope to be able to get your book soon. Keep writing, we'll keep reading! Thanks again, from Mid-Missouri! Sincerely, Kimberly Myers"

Other Awards

Shel wrote copy for the Amherst-Area (MA) Chamber of Commerce Visitors' Guide, which won the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau marketing award for 2005.

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