Cutting Edge: 9 Tweeters for the Cost-Conscious

I like to consider myself a connoisseur of “free.” Not just of free, but of the bargain, the discount, all things low cost and – let’s not forget the ultimate in free-ocity – the giveaway. Maybe it’s my lingering attitude toward money (or spending it) that I developed in college that has made me a hound dog when it comes to sniffing out The Bargain. So in celebrating steals and deals, I rounded up some of my favorite Twitter accounts, which regularly tweet about great offers and promotions. Check ‘em out!

@TheLooksForLess – For the fashionista on a budget. Not only will you find out about great styles, you’ll also find out about some of the best sales. What you’ll find: Check out our latest Steal the Real, Steal the Dolce Vita chain booties for only $41 from @amiclubwear LOVE #fashion

@LivingFreeNYC — If you live in the New York City or tri-state area, then you know there’s usually a wealth of free events going on at any given moment. The trick is finding them all. LivingFreeNYC makes that a little easier. What you can expect: Free Wine Art 2nite @UnivSettlement,

@Slickdeals — This pick was sent in by our senior personal finance editor, John Simons (@jwsimons). Slickdeals tweets about everything from electronics offers to restaurant discounts and beauty supplies — Score!  What you’ll find: Refurbished iPods: iPod Nano 8GB (5th Gen) $99, iPod Touch 8GB (current Gen) $149,

@TheMotleyFool — Aside from the timely updates about investment opportunities, the best thing about this tweeter is the superb engagement. Ask a question and these Foolish Tweeters are likely to answer (or at least try). What you’ll find: @RenitaB We legally can’t give individual stock advice, but here’s our latest coverage of $PALM’s fortunes,

@INGDirect — Keep track of better ways to save and interest rate changes. I find some of the posts a bit entertaining. What you’ll find: The road to financial hell is paved with alluring options: payday loans, reverse mortgages, 401(k) raids and more,

@JetBlue – Along with the killer customer service JetBlue followers can receive on Twitter, you can also find out about cost-cutting promotions. Also check out @JetBlueCheeps. What you’ll find: Where would you jet tomorrow? Today only: $10 on all remaining seats 5/11 & 5/12, taxes, fees, rest. apply

@TastiDLite — If you’re an ice cream lover, you can get a number of discounts and promo codes from Tasti D-Lite. What you’ll find: Submit your entry for the Mother’s Day photo contest by 8:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, May 11 for a chance to win $200,

@CouponMom — If you like, you can get your updates regularly on Twitter. What you’ll find: New blog post: Free Kraft Samples and $10 rebate,

@CouponDad — And because you can never cut too many costs, let the savings pile up with Coupon Dad. What you’ll find: An Emerald Nuts coupon for $1.00 off any 10 oz. can of Cashews,

What are some of your favorite cost-conscious accounts to follow on Twitter? For more, follow me on Twitter @RenitaB and @BlackEnterprise.