Tulsa, Okla. (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 - Two entrepreneurial moms who help families stretch their budget are joining forces to help even more families save money during these tough economic times. Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., has formed a partnership with Money Saving Queen to provide another source of savings for families in all areas of living, from purchasing necessities to enjoying an evening out.
“Sarah Roe and I are both moms who have a passion for helping families across the country save money,” said Shannon Wilburn, President and CEO of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. “With this partnership, we know can reach even more families. I’m confident that joining forces with Money Saving Queen will add value to the life of families across the country.”
When moms sign on to jbfsale.com they will now find the [Money Saving Queen’sDeals of the Day, which includes coupons, freebies, and money-saving tips on everything from restaurants to retail stores. The partnership combines two organizations established by women who overcame difficult financial situations by living frugally. Their understanding of the financial struggles facing families today is what motivates them to do everything possible to help families save money.
Wilburn, who lost her father early in life because of an extended and expensive illness, learned quickly that survival often meant cutting expenditures and making a dollar go much, much further. In 1997, as a mother of two, she continued those practices by hosting a consignment sale with her friends in her living room and Just Between Friends was born.
Just Between Friendsis now the largest and most trusted consignment sales event in the nation. There are 124 franchises in 24 states where families can “turn their clutter into cash” by selling new and gently used children’s and maternity items.
Money Saving Queen, Sarah Roe, also became an expert in frugal living out of necessity. When her oldest son was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies, Roe and her husband Eric were facing astronomical food bills each month, along with mounting medical bills. Growing up in a frugal family, Roe turned to couponing and changed her family’s future. She turned her expertise into a business.
Today Money Saving Queen reaches more than 100,000 moms every month and saves her followers up to 80 percent off monthly bills each month. She offers tips in more than 10 markets across the country and is working to take her message nationwide through various media groups.
"Money Saving Queenis honored to partner with Just Between Friends as we both have the same goal in mind – which is to save moms money! The national exposure and popularity of Just Between Friends coupled with Money Saving Queen's smart shopping strategies gives shoppers many ways to save," said Money Saving Queen, Sarah Roe.
For the latest deals on food, clothing, necessities, events and fun, visit http://www.jbfsale.com and click on Deals of the Day.
Just Between Friends was created in 1997 in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale with 17 friends as consignors and grossed $2000 in sales. The event caught on and quickly grew each season and in 2003 hey formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. Wilburn is now sole owner and CEO of the franchise system which currently has 124 franchises in 24 states. Just Between Friends (JBF) has made Inc. Magazine's list of the 5000 fastest growing companies for the past four years and was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchises. In 2012, Just Between Friends was one of only 75 companies nationwide to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Award. Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc. also received a “Franchisee Satisfaction Award” and was listed in the Top 50 Franchises by “Franchise Business Review”. In 2010, Wilburn had the honor of being named the Small Business Administration’s Regional “Women in Business Champion”. JBF has been featured on numerous national television shows including CBS Early Show, ABC News, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, Headline News, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured in news stories in many top-tier markets including Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Philadelphia as well as in The Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Wall Street Journal and on popular websites http://www.yahoo.com, http://www.inc.com, http://www.sheknows.com and Disney website http://www.family.com.
Diane White Public Relations
Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc.