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Sunday, March 31, 2019

America's Most Frugal Cities Are Saving Millions With Coupons

You don’t have to resort to extreme couponing to save a little money at the store. While using coupons may be one of the most popular ways to save, utilizing smart shopping secrets can be enough to cut down on your grocery bills. But it’s definitely no secret that America loves coupons. Thanks to data from Coupons.com, we know which American cities are saving big clipping coupons. Read on to discover the must frugal cities in America.

1. New York City, NY

Average savings: $177.87 per couponer
The City That Never Sleeps is apparently putting all that extra time to work clipping coupons. Residents of New York City clip coupons 1.3 times more than the national average and saved an impressive $66.5 million collectively in 2017. NYC took the top spot in total savings when compared to every other city on this list, but did not win top marks when it came to average savings per resident.


2. Kansas City, MO

Average savings: $188 per couponer
The data shows that some Midwesterners are serious about savings and such is the case in Kansas City. Shoppers clip coupons 1.2 times more than the average shopper and saved a cumulative $6.3 million in 2017. Kansas City is home to some of the least expensive grocery stores in America so shoppers are really making the most of their savings.


3. Washington, DC
Average savings: $201.82 per couponer
Even politicos can spare some time for savings and it’s no surprise with the high cost of living in Washington, DC. DC shoppers clip coupons a whopping 2.7 times more than the average shopper. Couponers in Washington, DC saved a total of $39.3 million in 2017.


4. Orlando, FL

Average savings: $202.29 per couponer
Residents of Orlando take savvy shopping seriously. Shoppers clip coupons 1.9 times more than the average shopper. In 2017, Orlando shoppers saved a total of $10.8 million. Considering the average cost of living in Orlando is higher than the national average, according to BestPlaces, it’s no surprise that residents are saving where they can.


5. Columbus, OH

Average savings: $204.19 per couponer
According to Coupons.com, shoppers in Columbus clip coupons 1.1 times more than the average shopper. In fact, they saved a collective $5.6 million in 2017. Considering Columbus is home to some of the most expensive grocery stores in the U.S., it’s no surprise shoppers are looking to save where they can.


6. Virginia Beach, VA

Average savings: $217.38 per couponer
Smart shoppers in Virginia Beach clip coupons 1.3 times more than the average shopper. In 2017 alone, they saved a total of $6 million. According to BestPlaces, the cost of living in Virginia Beach is higher than the national average so saving at the grocery store can really add up.


7. Indianapolis, IN s

Average savings: $218.58 per couponer
Indianapolis shoppers aren’t hitting the grocery store without a plan. They clip coupons 1.2 times more than the national average and shoppers saved a total of $5.5 million in 2017. The average cost of groceries in Indianapolis is actually less than the national average so shoppers are making the most of the lower than average pricing.


8. Tampa, FL

Average savings: $219.38 per couponer
Saving big is definitely hot in Tampa. Shoppers take advantage of clipping coupons 1.9 times more than the average shopper and saved a total $13.9 million in 2017. Both the overall cost of living and the average cost of groceries is higher in Tampa than the national average so taking advantage of coupons can definitely help ease that cost difference.


9. Boston, MA

Average savings: $223.45 per couponer
Boston shoppers mean business when it comes to saving at the grocery store. Coupons.com reported that they clip coupons 1.6 times more than the average shopper and saved a total of $18.7 million in 2017. Life in Boston doesn’t come cheap and the average cost of groceries is higher than the national average so saving with coupons is definitely a no brainer.


10. Charlotte, NC

Average savings: $213.62 per couponer
Although the average cost of living is higher in Charlotte compared to the national average, the average cost of groceries is actually lower and residents are adding savings on top of savings. Shoppers clip coupons 1.9 times more than the average shopper and saved a total of $9 million in 2017.


11. Raleigh, NC

Average savings: $224.79 per couponer
Raleigh residents are putting serious time into clipping coupons, according to data from Coupons.com. In fact, shoppers clip coupons 2 times more than the average shopper — the highest coupon clipping rate on this list. In 2017 alone, shoppers saved a total of $8.9 million.


12. Phoenix/Mesa, AZ

Average savings: $224.95 per couponer
Phoenix/Mesa area shoppers clip coupons 1.2 times more than the average shopper. And their savings are nothing to shake a stick at. On top of average savings over $200 per couponer, shoppers saved $13.5 million total in 2017.


13. Houston, TX

Average savings: $242.55 per couponer
Kicking off the top 3 most frugal cities in America is Houston where shoppers clip coupons 1.2 times more than the average shopper. In 2017 alone they saved a massive $18.2 million. Perhaps shoppers are turning to coupons to help offset grocery costs because the cost of living in Houston is higher than the national average.

14. Philadelphia, PA

Average savings: $256.10 per couponer
Coming in second is the residents of Philadelphia where the average cost of living and the average cost of groceries are both higher than the national averages. Shoppers clip coupons 1.9 times more than an average shopper and saved a jaw-dropping $30 million in 2017.


15. Nashville, TN

Average savings: $267.94 per couponer
Nashville takes the top spot as the most frugal city in America. Nashville shoppers clip coupons 1.7 times more than the average shopper and saved a total of $7.2 million in 2017. While residents of other cities have higher coupon clipping rates and higher savings totals, shoppers in Nashville saved the most per couponer than any other city on this list.

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