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Nashville Named Fourth Most Frugal City In The Nation

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By Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A popular on-line coupon web site has named Nashville the fourth most frugal city in the United States.

Coupons.com based its ranking on the number of coupons downloaded from the site in a particular city.

Bethany Davis is a mother of three and an avid coupon user. She said having a plan before she goes to the store saves her family hundreds of dollars a month.

Davis starts with a file that helps her keep track of paper coupons.

"I just categorize them by the date they came out in the newspaper," Davis said.

She does her couponing in conjunction with several on-line web sites.

"They kind of do the work for you. They look at the ad, they pull the coupons, they give you the links to all the printable coupons available so you don't miss anything," according to Davis.

With deals available on-line, in the newspaper and at the store, the savings start to add up quickly. Davis started tracking how much money she was saving per month last year.

"And for the month of January that year I saved $758," Davis said.

She understands why places like Nashville have really caught on the concept of coupons, especially after the downturn in the economy several years ago.

"I think we just had to kind of find a way to make the dollar stretch and we're doing a really good job of it," said Davis.

She spends about four hours a week preparing her coupons for the next shopping trip. Davis feels whatever time you can devote will be worth it in the long run.

"The point should be to save as much money as you can, as you can comfortably make time for. And everybody should do that, there's no reason to spend more for an item then you have to," Davis said.

She does admit to buying items for very little money, or getting them for free, even her family does not used them.

"If it's a good enough deal, even if it's something I don't use, I'll go ahead and buy it and maybe donate it to my church's pantry, or someone who needs it, that might use it," Davis said.

While Coupons.com named Nashville the fourth most frugal city for on-line use, it was named the second most frugal when compared to other cities using the sites' mobile app.

email: ccannon@newschannel5.com

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