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Raleigh makes top 10 list of Most Frugal Cities!

Posted January 19, 2011

Raleigh has made it into the top 10 list of Most Frugal Cities according to the 2010 Savings Index released by today.  Atlanta took the top spot with regular users of printing more than $1000 in savings from the site last year. Charlotte came in at number 6. Raleigh was also ranked number 14 in accessing coupons via mobile phones.

For the press release including the full rankings, click the link in the box above.

Way to save Raleigh!

This might be a good time to list your favorite sites for printing coupons. Let's compile a nice long list and I'll add it to the boxes on the front page of the blog. Here are some of my favorites. What other sites do you use to print coupons?

Stoneyfield Farms Organic Coupons



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  • Nancy Jan 21, 2011

    KLW, the scratch paper I used for working out the deals before I write up my envelopes for stores (and it holds the coupons) - nothing is wasted 'round here either!

    Free or near free paper still has the same value :)

  • KLW Jan 20, 2011

    In regards to keeping down coupon printing costs, I also make the most of my paper. If I just have a single coupon to print on one page, I hang onto that page for a couple of days till I find another to print...then flip the paper around and put it back into the printer so it prints on the other end. We also save the scratch paper from when you print something from a website and that last page just has miscellaneous info that you don't need...just flip it over and print coupons on it!

  • kpeele Jan 20, 2011

    RCC ground control- this is kpeele. I read you loud and clear.

    (Well, as clear as my new mommy brain can attempt to be clear at this moment...but you understand about that!!)

    Babies are napping and all systems are a go for mommy's shower. Repeat- mommy is taking a shower in 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1--blastoff!

  • edith wharton Jan 20, 2011

    There is, which is a free aggregate site with a wonderful tool that shows deals in your area and let's you create a shopping list from it. They have lots of other nifty tools, too. Definitely worth checking out.

  • Nancy Jan 20, 2011

    "Ground control to kpeele. Come in kpeele."


  • Oxymoron02 Jan 20, 2011

    Just got the new Mambo Sprouts ad, complete with coupon links. :)

    macharsam, I am a home maker. While I do pay for my own ink, I think the last 4-6 reams of paper I've "bought" were free after rewards. ;)

    Ground control to kpeele. Come in kpeele.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 20, 2011

    Nasa control room - that's funny K! Your little guy is absolutely adorable and I was so glad you could come last night.

    marcharsam - ditto what Nancy said. Thanks Nancy. :-)

    Thanks for the websites RCC and Erin!

  • kpeele Jan 19, 2011

    My husband even helps with couponing by printing coupons for me. His home office has so many computers that it looks like a NASA control room (just kidding...mostly). But definitely "yay" for multiple computers!

    Faye, thanks for the meal planning class on Tuesday night! It was really nice to meet you and get to talk with you. And thank you again for letting my littlest smart shopper join the class.

  • Nancy Jan 19, 2011

    Faye, you've hit my list, I have nothing to add :(

    Glad to see this area is upping the use of coupons. An increase in coupon use sends a message to manufacturers that they can get our attention to their product through coupon use :) At least I hope it does LOL

  • Nancy Jan 19, 2011

    macharsam, I don't work outside my home, I use a laser printer, black and white, very cost effective to print coupons that I use considering the savings.

    When I can buy a refill cartridge for $33 that gives thousands of pages of print - if it were for all coupons only, do you realize how many coupons that amounts to? And even if only redeemed at face value, I'm obviously more than compensating for paper/ink.

    By the way, I have never paid more than $1.99 for a ream (500 sheets) of paper as I buy all those on sale also through the office supply store deals :)

    Waaaaay ahead of costs. I actually costs a lot more to buy a Sunday paper to get inserts generally than it does to print them in the manner/cost I do.

    In fact, I expect to see more and more of the manufacturers go the way of internet printing vs insert to distribute their coupons, as it is now, the majority of coupons found in the Sunday inserts can also be printed online through SmartSource, RedPlum etc.