40 Best Subreddits for Deal Hunters & Frugal Living

What is Reddit, you ask, and how can it help you add some extra cash to your wallet? Read on.

Reddit is a plain yet powerful website. It’s a simple compilation of discussion threads on just about anything – from breaking news to pictures of cuddly animals. Upvotes and downvotes from Reddit users influence the content’s reach, meaning only the most upvoted content makes it to “the front page of the internet,” as Reddit calls itself.

Reddit contains well over one million threads or “subreddits,” and as I’m sure you figured out by now, there are quite a few subreddits focused on saving money. Here’s our list of the top 40 subreddits to subscribe to for the ultimate frugal living.

1. r/Frugal

This is probably one of the most popular money-saving subreddits out there. You’ll find a wide variety of topics such as avoiding pesky fees, spending less on groceries, cheap date nights and more. This thread isn’t just about money – it also shares frugality tips on time and convenience.

2. r/DIY

If you really want to save money, it’s time to drop the handyman and become a DIYer. This thread helps you do just that, explaining the processes of fixing cars, houses and more.

3. r/BuyItForLife

Before making any big purchases, consult with the folks on this thread. While the recommendations aren’t always cheap, products mentioned on this feed are of the highest quality, made to last and save you money in the long run.

4. r/freebies

If you love free stuff, this is your thread. Here you’ll find the best freebies on the internet, from shirts, to food, to events.

5. r/FREE

More free stuff… but this time from people. Old books, furniture, clothes and more. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right?

6. r/FreeEBOOKS

Read great literature for free! Every eBook posted includes a colorful label with its genre so you know just what you’re getting into.

7. r/giveaways

Feeling lucky? You’ve found the right thread! Here you’ll find tons of giveaways and contests. Enter to win trips, computers, household supplies, gift cards and more.

8. r/couponing

Couponing is hard, but this thread can help. Veteran couponers can help you get started, and keep you going with tips, coupon swaps and links to grocery store coupon matchups.

9. r/personalfinance

This thread features everything you need to know about budgeting, debt management, maintaining good credit, investing in stocks, retirement planning and filing taxes. Some topics can get a little complicated for the Average Joe, but there are plenty of users asking everyday financial questions.

10. r/investing

This thread is great if you’re looking to dig into the stock market. Believe it or not, you can make money with stocks, and this thread can help.

11. r/FinancialPlanning

You can never get enough financial advice… here you’ll find more tips on budgeting and investing, with an added focus on frugality.

12. r/SavingMoney

Some people might think the whole cash back thing is a fraud, but this thread proves otherwise. Find numerous cash back deals to put money back in your wallet!

13. r/StudentLoans

Loans can be confusing and intimidating, especially to a fresh college graduate drowning in debt. This thread can answer some of those many questions you might have, giving you the tools to tackle your debt.

14. r/debtfree

Whether it be students loans or credit card debt, you are not alone. This thread offers a community of people in debt trying to help each other get out of debt.

15. r/leanfire

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean retirement is out of the question. This thread gives hopes of retirement before 60 to those who make $40,000 or less. Get budgeting, tax and investment tips from minimalistic, anti-consumerist minds.

16. r/simpleliving

Less is more! This thread is meant to inspire a simpler life, including limiting the material objects in your life which you tend to spend excess money on.

17. r/thrifty

This thread helps you reduce, reuse and recycle… all things to help you save money.

18. r/FrugalFemaleFashion

Looking good doesn’t have to be expensive. This thread offers sales on clothing, promo codes and tips on how to shop frugally.

19. r/frugalmalefashion

This thread is the same concept as its female counterpart, but for men! You’ll also find “Buy, Sell, Trade” discussions to swap or sell unwanted clothing and purchase brand names for cheap.

20. r/MealPrepSunday

Meal prepping can save you both time and money, but many struggle with where to start. See others’ meal preps, and get recipes and advice to get your prepping going!

21. r/EatCheapAndHealthy

Another thing many struggle with is eating healthy… especially when you’re on a budget. But it is possible, and the users in this thread can help.

22. r/7dollardinners

Talk about cheap eats! This thread is completely dedicated to recipes of fulfilling meals that cost $7 or less to make. Most are in an easy-to-follow video format.

23. r/slowcooking

This thread isn’t so much dedicated to saving money, however slow cooking can save you lots of time. Have your meal ready to go when you walk in the door after work!

24. r/studentfood

Find cheap, easy-to-make recipes for broke college students on the go. The many food hacks on this thread make it useful for even the graduates.

25. r/CookingWithCondiments

We all know at least one person who has a drawer full of leftover condiments from their favorite fast food restaurants. This thread showcases ways to add those freebie flavors to your meals.

26. r/beermoney

Whether you need a little extra cash to pay the bills or buy the beer, find out how to get some on this thread. We don’t suggest attempting to make a living off of this thread, but you can expect to earn some useful side cash.

27. r/ZeroWaste

This thread includes “how tos” on reusable paper towels, refillable deodorant and more to help you save the environment while saving money.

28. r/travel_deals

This thread can help you save big on your next vacation with deals and promotions on flights, hotels and anything else travel-related.

29. r/Shoestring

“Travel on a shoestring budget” is the motto here. Along with travel deals, this thread focuses on overall cheap destinations and ways of getting there.

30. r/TinyHouses

Thinking about switching to tiny house living to cut costs? This thread can answer all of your questions on the transition and give you ideas for your new space. Discover tiny house communities, see tiny house floor plans, estimate your tiny house costs and more.

31. r/vandwellers

Even tinier than living in a tiny house is living in your van. Become a vandweller and forget about housing costs while traveling the world. Find out how on this thread.

32. r/deals

On this thread you’ll find the hottest deals on the internet. Electronics, clothes, food, household supplies, personal hygiene products and more… whatever you’re looking for, you’ll likely find a deal.

33. r/coupons

Looking for a specific type of coupon? From grocery stores to restaurants to clothing shops, there’s a coupon for everything in this thread.

34. r/amazonspecials

Many of us order from Amazon probably a little more than we should… but before placing your order, search this thread. You’ll find the best specials on Amazon here, including coupon codes!

35. r/freelanceWriters

Freelance writing is a great way to make some extra cash on your own time. Within this thread you’ll find open freelance writing jobs in addition to tips from fellow freelancers to succeed in the industry.

36. r/freelance

Another thread focused on freelance writing, but this one offers more advice than jobs. Freelancers seek help with concerns such as the right price to charge a client or how to balance freelancing with a day job. This is great thread to help you get started in the freelancing world.

37. r/WorkOnline

Freelance writing isn’t the only way to make money online. Users in this thread discuss a wide variety of ways to make money through the internet such as online jobs, profitable websites and more.

38. r/signupsforpay

Get paid to sign up and create free accounts on different websites. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. People on this thread get paid a commission for sign ups, so they’re willing to pay you a small amount to do so. The amount paid isn’t huge, but it surely adds up.

39. r/giftcardexchange

Browse this thread for gift cards to all the places you shop, priced with as much as 20% off! Plus, you can sell your own unwanted gift cards without all the fees online gift card resellers take from you.

40. r/DumpsterDiving

Don’t knock it until you try it… Scroll through this thread and you’ll be shocked to discover what people can find in dumpsters. If you get inspired to try it yourself, you might just find new, unopened items at no cost to you, or something you can repurpose and sell for some extra cash.