Free Sample of Curamin


This budget saving sample sounds great with the hours of gardening I have been doing. I am definitely getting some aches and pains. But it is so worth it for all of this wonderful organic food I am getting for my family! Curmin is supposed to help with all those aches and pains. Get a free sample of Curamin here. Enjoy your budget saving freebie!

Free Yo Plus

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Yo Plus is offering to send you a coupon for a free product. All you have to do is send in a receipt and UPC with an Activa purchased after August 1st, and they will send you a coupon for a free Yo Plus product . Click here for details. My mom actually gave me the heads up on this freebie. Thanks, Mom – You are the best (and not just for finding the freebie.)!

Reader E-mails

thank youI just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your kind e-mails! They really keep me going when I am so busy with life right now. I am so glad that my site has been helpful.

Some of the ones that really touch my heart are those of you who are able to take care of your family even when your spouse has lost their job. I have had so many women e-mail me about how they are able to survive using coupons and freebies even with the loss of part or all of their income. You all amaze me! I am so proud of all of your hard work and sacrifices that you make to take care of your families! I know that God will continue to bless you when you are working so hard in spite of your circumstances! You are the reason that I started this site. I had seen so many people who had lost their jobs or had their hours cut back. This was my way where I felt like I could help people out. I really appreciate those of you who have written me. It gives me the energy to get up so early every morning before anyone else is up and keep on posting.

I also am so impressed with how much money all of you are able to save, especially all of your newbies. I love hearing all of your success stories!

If you do know of someone who has lost their job or has had hours cut back at work or just want to live more frugally, please do refer them to my site. I will be happy to answer their questions and help in any way that I can.

Also, I have had a few people cancel who had signed up for the class that I am teaching this Friday from 3-4 in Winston Salem, NC. If you or someone you know would like to come in their place, e-mail me at

Thanks so much for reading! You all are amazing people!

Harris Teeter Triples

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I had mentioned that there was a great budget saving deal going on where you could buy 15 products and get $5 back instantly. I had never listed all the products. One of my readers, Heather, e-mailed me and was able to get 4 bags of groceries for $1.99 using this deal. Way to go Heather! I love hearing about how much money you guys are saving!!   Here is a list of the participating products:

General Mills Cereal (Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Golden Grahams, Reese’s Puffs, Trix, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, Berry Burst Cheerio), Nature Valley Bars (assorted), Pillsbury (Grands biscuits, Crescent Rolls, Cinamon Rolls, Trad. Dinner Breads, Taster Scrambles and Streudels, Ready to Bake cookies, Savoring Bites, Golden Layers Biscuits) Chex Mix, Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers (w. sauce), Totino’s roll and snacks (assorted), Old El Paso Dinner Kits, Betty Crocker (Suddenly Salad), Spec. Potatoes, Supreme Brownie Mix, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Roll ups, Fruit shapes, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Stickerz, Cookie Mix, Warm Delights), Macaroni Grill Rest Favorities, Progresso Trad. Soup, Wanchai Ferry Dinner and meal Kits.

I hope that you are able to snag some great budget saving deals. To see a list of my triple match ups for Harris Teeter, click here.

Free Minute Rice Giveaway

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Congratulations to Katie, Ingrid, Shelly, Karen and Deanna. You were the first 5 to comment on this giveaway. The winners have been notified and have 48 hours to contact me. I have several more giveaways lined up for you guys! I will be posting about them in the next couple of days hopefully. I really appreciate you guys reading my blog!

Minute Rice contacted me and offered to give 5 Budget Saving Mom Readers coupons for FREE  rice. How quickly could I say yes! We eat rice all the time! They sent me a couple of coupons for free Minute Rice products as well.

Rice is such a great budget saver and can be used in so many ways. Here are my 3 favorite ways: Rice with some sort of meat over it, black beans and rice and thai chicken and rice. We eat rice most days of the week. I was really excited that they sent me a coupon for their Ready to Serve Minute Rice as well. That has made for some really quick black bean and rice lunches for us!

I thought I would share my favorite thai recipe. We absolutely love this and eat it at least a couple times a week because you can make it differently every time.

Cook 2 cups of rice. I use brown or jasmine. You can substitute 1 can of coconut coconut milk for an equal amount of water and make coconut rice. (Yummy but not the most economical.)

Make this sauce and set aside:
5-6 cloves of garlic minced
1 T soy sauce
1 T fish sauce
2 T oyster sauce
2 T water
1 t honey

Heat 1 T oil in wok until medium high heat.
Saute 2 thumb size pieces of shredded ginger for 2 minutes.
Add the sauce above.
Add chicken (skip if you just want to add veggies and stir fry for 3-5 minutes)
Add 2-4 cups of chopped veggies (I have used green beans, peas, bell peppers, squash, zuchinni, sugar snaps, (whatever is fresh). I have even used shredded cabbage, but you want to add it towards the end so it is not too soggy.) Stir fry until done
Turn off heat and add 1 cup of chopped basil
Add thai chili sauce to taste

This is our family’s favorite meal! I use whatever veggies are fresh out of the garden and our chicken we raise. I get all the sauces at the Asian food mart. This meal only costs us at most $2 to make and it is so yummy! My kids will eat all their veggies without complaints as well. Hope you enjoy!

I figured since Minute Rice is quick and easy, I would make this giveaway quick and easy as well. All you have to do to win is be one of the first 5 readers to leave a comment about your favorite rice dish. I will then e-mail the winners, and they will need to send me their mailing addresses in the next 48 hours or a new winner (the next comment) will be chosen. Please make sure that when you leave your comment, you include a way for me to get in touch with you if your e-mail address is not on your profile page.