If you love saving money, finding new and healthy recipes, and researching the latest products, you’re in the right place. Created in 2010 by Sara Lundberg, Budget Savvy Diva has grown to become one of the best money-saving blogs on the web. She even has an awesome ebook called “Guide To Slashing Your Grocery Bill by 50% Or More” featured on Amazon.com!


Sara, who loves all things food and Disney (she worked at Disneyland in college) graduated from the University of Southern California with a major in History. She now lives with her husband, Eric (whom she knew was her soul mate when he was willing to go shopping with her and hold her coupon binder!), and her amazing cat, Watson, in Portland, Oregon. Her love for saving money came at an early age, when she received a real cash register as a child. It was only natural for her to create her hit blog, BudgetSavvyDiva.com.  She was motivated to help others learn how to save money and live a more frugal lifestyle (and have fun doing so)!

Along with finding the best freebies and deals, Sara creates a new recipe almost daily on her site! She absolutely loves preparing her simple, yet delicious, Caprese Salad, using the Basil from her garden.  But when she’s not blogging the latest money-saving deal or yummy recipe, you may be able to find her at Target or even an antique store (check out one of her awesome antique store hauls here).


Her cat, Watson, is also quite a celebrity around here. Sara rescued him when he was just three months old and very ill. He made a full recovery and is probably the happiest cat on the block, having been featured as the KATU channel’s Weather Cat, and in both Purina and Petsmart campaigns.


Budget Savvy Diva is PR-friendly and loves doing giveaways and reviews – so if you’ve got something good, be sure to contact Sara at PR@budgetsavvydiva.com to be featured!

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(Sara at the Aetna healthy food fight contest)

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Vanessa Patterson January 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

I love finding a deal and saving money! I don’t always have time to do my research. So your website is a great tool to me. Thank you soooo much! :)


fred February 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I just signed up as a email subscriber and I’m reading your blog and enjoying all the money saving tips and coupon deals available. Looks Awesome!! Thanks.


Kate February 24, 2011 at 3:00 am

Hi, Y ou have beautiful eyes! I tried to open your opinions and could not on my iPad. Any suggestions. Ty


Sandra Katz June 15, 2014 at 3:56 am

Kate, I immediately noticed those beautiful eyes also.


Pammy March 4, 2011 at 11:25 am

I loved reading this! You have such a great site!!! Have a happy weekend!!! XOXO


Nazima Mehdi June 19, 2011 at 3:30 am

Hi Budget Diva,
Im thankful I stumbled upon your website, because like most, I dont have enough time to scour the internet for money savings deals. I have ALWAYS lived with the philosophy that a penny saved is a penny earned. I never cared that my parents were doctors and rich, I always had my coupons and ONLY bought sale items. Im glad I did, because its helping me now as I live my life. I wanted to thank you deeply for your website, your time and your dedication to help people like me. I appreciate it so very much and wish you a very blessed life.


Beth Anne August 27, 2011 at 5:25 am

I’m in a similar boat. I graduated college 2 years ago and had one job but my moms job was relocated to Florida so I’m job searching again but haven’t found much I’m tempted to say forget it and try and blog fulltime…but I’m not sure I have what it takes…but I’m trying!


Michele December 16, 2011 at 11:26 am

Love your site, but would really love a widget on the side with a running list of all your posts. As much as I check the site, I always miss one. Would be a lot easier if there were a way to see them all by lineitem


JLLopez1006 December 26, 2011 at 12:43 am

Congrats! I just nominated your blog for The Versatile Blogger Award. :)

Here is the link announcing it: http://livesimplylivethriftylivesavvy.com/2011/12/24/i-got-my-christmas-gift-the-versatile-blogger-award/ .

Thanks for being inspiring, and make sure to pass the award along to your favorite blogs!


cindy wilkinson February 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I think it’s wonderful that you can do something for a living that you love. your website is great!!


mrs b April 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Love your website–and look forward to seeing pictures of Watson in his new home (glad to hear he did well on his road trip!)


Leanne May 29, 2012 at 5:08 am

I just want to say that your blog is my new favorite!! :) You have a ton of recipes that look amazing-ly yummy…so much so that I think my super picky eaters (two boys–3 and 5 years old) will actually eat what I make for dinner!! THANK YOU!!


Budget Savvy Diva May 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm

You are very welcome!


Jessica December 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I found you on FB and immediately liked your page. I cannot wait foot your book. Keep it up!


Amanda January 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Hi! I actually found you on Pinterest. I LOVE your tips and recipes. On your book tour, I would love it if you would pass through Boise, Idaho. :)


Budget Savvy Diva January 26, 2013 at 12:43 am

Not this time sadly :(


Sherry May 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I’ve gotten so many great tips from your FB page and wanted to say thanks! I just read this About section and discovered that you are in the Portland area also. I’m a bit outside of Portland but have lived and worked in and around PDX for close to 15 years. Just wanted to say HI and thanks for all that you share here :)


Matthew Denos November 3, 2013 at 6:02 am

Hello Budget Savvy,

it must have been a great experience to work at Disneyland. You met Eric there, too! I enjoyed visiting your site. Many deals, coupons, and wonderful recipes!



Felicia J May 15, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Love that you use Tillamook products! :)


amazed July 26, 2014 at 3:31 am

wow your eyes….


bonnie November 8, 2014 at 7:52 pm

where do I sign up for e-mails of your blog?


Ibbie August 29, 2015 at 7:33 pm

so glad you are here!!


julie ellis March 3, 2016 at 2:53 pm

Please remove me from your list.


Khrystal Kay Davis March 5, 2016 at 3:26 am


Love your tweets and blog. I have a son with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Rare disease parents like us are always looking for ways to cut the fat in our budget. Thank you for the help.



Miranda March 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Please help I’m trying to email you a quick personal question and I can’t! please email me I won’t take up much of your time


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