I am a cheap guy. Being cheap is fun because sometimes you get exactly what everyone else does for less money. It's great.
One place to find great deals for pumpkin carving is the dollar store. I bought candles, a WD-40 rip-off (it was called RD-4), a crappy pumpkin carving set to make fun of, charcoal lighter fluid, masking tape, and some other stuff. I even bought myself 6 packs of gun. Everything was... you guessed it, a dollar.
I love the dollar store.