12 most frugal celebrities

We aren't the only ones to use coupons. Some of Hollywood's A-listers regularly look for discount deals and practice money-saving habits.

Coupons.com compiled a list of penny-pinching celebrities, and we've added a few of our own.

From stars who clip coupons to those who bargain buy, here are the celebrities who know how to stretch a dollar.

1. Kristen Bell uses coupons while she grocery shops.

AP Photo/Carlo AllegriThe "House of Lies" star admitted on "Conan" that she's very frugal.

“I use a lot of coupons," Bell told late-night host Conan O'Brien. "The best coupon you can get, possibly in the world, is the Bed Bath & Beyond coupon.”





2. Jay Leno doesn't spend any of the money he earns from "The Tonight Show."


Rene Macura/AP Images for Pacific Gas and ElectricThe late-night host revealed in a Parade column that he only spends money from comedy routines.

"When I was a kid, I had two jobs," wrote Leno. "I worked at a Ford dealership and at a McDonald’s. I’d spend the money from one job and save the money from the other. That’s still the way I am now. I live on the money I make as a comedian, and I put all the TV money in the bank. I’ve never spent a dime of TV money—ever."

3. Singer Carrie Underwood clips coupons for weekly shopping.

REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniWhile taking Everyday with Rachael Ray through a day in her life, Underwood shared that despite forgetting coupons sometimes, she does make a habit to cut them out.

"Doing the weekly shopping, I stock up on stir-fry kits, Amy's meatless burgers, and armloads of onions and garlic. I put onions and garlic in everything. Ack—as usual, I forgot my coupons. (Yes, I do clip them!)," shared Underwood.


4. "Mad Men" star Vincent Kartheiser lives in a one-bedroom Hollywood apartment and takes public transportation.

REUTERS/Adrees Latif The "Mad Men" actor told The New York Times in 2010 he prefers to travel mass transit as opposed to a car.

“It’s wonderful,” said Kartheiser. “Instead of driving and being stressed out about traffic, you can work your scene, you can do your exercises or whatever on the bus."





5. Sarah Michelle Gellar shops the sales at the grocery store.


AP Photo/Chris PizzelloThe actress told Self magazine she and husband Freddie Prinze Jr. see no need to buy items full price.

"We shop at Whole Foods, but we ask which fish is on sale," said Gellar. "On sale doesn't mean it's bad! It probably just means it's overcaught. And I clip coupons all the time. Why should you pay more for something that someone else is paying less for?"



6. Despite being one of the richest supermodels in the world, Tyra Banks relishes in saving.


AP Photos/Chris Pizzello“I am frugal. I’ve always been this way," Banks told The New York Times. "When I was young, my mom would give me my allowance, and I’d peel off a little each week and have some to spare.”







7. Actress Jennie Garth purchases new clothing to complement her daughters' existing wardrobes.


John Shearer/Invision/APGarth told Access Hollywood when it's time for a new school year, she'll try to save money by finding ways to reinvent her kids' old attire.

"We usually buy new things that can be mixed and matched with their existing wardrobe," said Garth. "Back-to-school is a great time to clean out their closets, and anything outgrown we donate or [sell]."



8. "Law & Order" actress Mariska Hargitay is always saving up money because of her poor upbringing.


Diane Bondareff/Invision for NYWIFT/AP ImagesOne of television's highest-paid TV stars told MORE she always has money on the brain.

“I make a lot now, but I don’t feel that way, because I was poor and had no money for a lot longer than I’ve had it," said Hargitay. "As an actor, if this show ends next year, then what? As an aging woman, then what? I’m saving money to live on, for the future. There are not that many roles for women, and I’ve been blessed with one of the great ones.”


9. Sarah Jessica Parker's son James wears hand-me-downs.

REUTERS/Andrew KellyThe "Sex and the City" star told told Parade Magazine she refuses to spoil her son remembering she grew up with a family of eight on welfare.

"[My son] only wears hand-me-downs because I've got all these older nephews," said Parker. "I think it's incumbent on my husband and me to really stress and to show James Wilkie by example what it means to owe your community something and that he is not entitled to the benefits of our hard work."


10. "Twilight" actress Ashley Greene takes pointers on cash-crunching from her dad.


Jason Merritt/Getty Images for AudiThe actress told Marie Claire that just because she was in the successful "Twilight" franchise it doesn't mean the fame has gone to her head.

"I'm lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save," said Greene. "And that's important because I want to know that I don't have to take an acting job for two or three years if I don't want to and that I'll still be able to make my house and car payments and buy food for my dogs.”


11. Megastar Lady Gaga has also told her fans she uses coupons while shopping for groceries.

REUTERS/Carlo AllegriMother Monster tweeted to her followers in December about her bargain buys: "Why do people look at me like I'm crazy when I use coupons at grocery (stores) or try bargaining at retail, IM FROM NEW YORK WHERE IS THE SALE RACK."






12. Zooey Deschanel's finances revealed the actress doesn't splurge on clothes and extras.


Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty ImagesOne of the most money-conscious stars is Zooey Deschanel.

After the "New Girl" actress and ex-husband Ben Gibbard split last year, her finances were revealed in court documents obtained by TMZ.

Per month, the actress, who was worth nearly $3 million last January, will spend $2,000 on clothes, $800 in utilities, and $300 for phone and email. She even donates $1,500 a month to charity.

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