Is Milwaukee the Most Frugal City in America?

February 26 by
Filed under: Coupons 

milwaukee art museumMilwaukeeans are known for their frugality and love of a good deal, but are we the most frugal city in America?

Not by a longshot, according to a recent Coupons.com survey.

Coupons.com has named Atlanta as the “Most Frugal U.S. City” for the fourth straight year in a row.  Surprisingly, our beloved Milwaukee ranks as the 20th Most Frugal U.S. City.  However, the Midwest dominates the list with more than twice the number of cities of any other region.

The way Coupons.com determines the rankings is by looking at each greater metro area’s total issued coupon savings on Coupons.com relative to its population size.  So, this ranking really doesn’t determine which city is the most frugal – it really is just a measure of which city uses Coupons.com the most.  For example, if you do most of your grocery shopping at Aldi, you are probably a frugal person but you aren’t using Coupons.com since Aldi doesn’t accept coupons.

The top 10 cities on the list are:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Orlando
  3. Tampa
  4. Nashville
  5. Charlotte
  6. Kansas City
  7. Boston
  8. Cleveland
  9. Sacramento
  10. St. Louis

To read more about the study and see the top 25 frugal cities in America, check out the full details of the report.

If you’re interested in becoming more frugal visit Coupons.com for free printable coupons.

Comments

4 Comments on Is Milwaukee the Most Frugal City in America?

  1. jenny on Tue, 26th Feb 2013 3:10 PM

    actually, this survey seems rather flawed, as many of us will change our zip code before printing coupons to get ones that arent offered in our geographical area.

  2. Milwaukee Consumer on Tue, 26th Feb 2013 3:33 PM

    That is a good point Jenny. I wonder how many average users of Coupons.com change their zip code to get access to different coupons.

  3. LAURIE on Tue, 26th Feb 2013 4:30 PM

    COULD BE THAT STORES IN OUR AREA PUT TOO MANY RESTRICTIONS ON USING COUPONS. WHEN YOU WATCH THOSE COUPON SHOWS ON TV-YOU COULD NEVER GET THAT KIND OF SAVINGS IN MILWAUKEE. NOT SAYING I DONT USE COUPONS BUT WISH THE SAVINGS WERE GREATER.

  4. Milwaukee Consumer on Tue, 26th Feb 2013 4:35 PM

    That could be true Laurie. The stores that have restrictions on printables usually just prohibit coupons for free items. The vast majority of coupons on coupons.com are not for free items.

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