According to a savings index compiled by, Cincinnati is the third most frugal of major American cities.  The study measured coupon use throughout the nation.

They found that Cincinnati residents saved an average of $536 in 2009 by using coupons.  We are certainly to be congratulated for putting money in our pockets each month...or at least being smart about how we spend our money!

Our region ranked behind Atlanta and Tampa.  Other cities ranked in Ohio were Cleveland at eighth and Columbus at twentieth.  Generally, the Midwest and South were found to be the most frugal areas of the country when looking at savings through coupons. 

Wouldn't it be interesting to have the study done by zip code to see what parts of Cincinnati save the most.  Wonder, would it be the East or West side...that old Vine Street divide?  Or would it be inner or outer ring suburbs?