Cincinnati named one of nation's most frugal cities

(FOX19) - Cincinnati is one of the nation's most frugal cities, according to the 2011 Savings Index from

The Queen City ranked fourth behind Atlanta, Tampa and St. Louis. Raleigh rounded out the top five.

Ohio was also named the most frugal state, with Cleveland coming in sixth and Columbus at #20 in the index.

"Across the country, more Americans than ever before are turning to digital coupons to help them save their hard-earned cash," said Jeanette Pavini, household savings expert. "The South and Midwest dominate the list of most frugal U.S. cities, out-saving other regions including the West and Northeast."

Cincinnati also ranked fifth in 'Most On-the-Go Frugal Cities,' according to the Savings Index based on usage of's Grocery iQ and the mobile apps. Cincinnati followed Atlanta, St. Louis, Tampa and Oklahoma City in the top five cities using mobile apps to access, browse, print and save coupons to store loyalty cards, according to the Index.

The Savings Index ranks cities with a population of 300,000 or more based on each city's total issued coupon savings, including coupons printed and saved to store loyalty cards, on and the network in 2011 relative to its population size.

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