Confession time. I'm a "make your own," "do it yourself" kind of nut. I prefer hand knitted socks, home made bread and home grown mint tea. I may be just a little bit of a snob when it comes to things like that, too, because I think the quality is so much better.
As a rule, home made, hand made, hand crafted, whatever you call it, is more frugal, too. I know it costs more initially to knit your own socks, but they last a lot longer. Some things are like that - you can't define frugal only by the evident price.
Can frugal people be snobs? I think so. I know so. But then, maybe we'd better define "snob."
Let's use this one, from Dictionary.com: "a person who believes himself or herself an expert or connoisseur in a given field and is condescending toward or disdainful of those who hold other opinions or have different tastes regarding this field: a musical snob."
I like the first part, anyway.
But when we begin to think that our way is the only way, we're wrong. Home made bread isn't easy for everyone to make and it may not even be cost effective for everyone.
That's one example, but if you think just a little, you can come up with examples of why your pet frugal ideas just don't fly for others. Maybe you can see, too, why some ideas don't seem to work for you.
So, can frugal people be snobs? Yep. Doesn't mean we should be, though.