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There’s no shame in pinching a few pennies, even if you're able to live rather lavishly. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous may make it seem like money "ain't no thing," but some celebrities still prefer to spend frugally.
These celebs actually clip coupons, order from the value menu, and hit the sale rack just like the rest of us to save their hard-earned greenbacks. We bet you'll be surprised by the lengths that some of these stars will go to stack up their cash!
Back in 2017, Adele told Cosmopolitan that she loves three things: the Spice Girls, her wiener dog Louie Armstrong, and saving money. And believe it or not, Adele finds a way to combine two of these passions on the regular.
Despite the fact that she's won 15 Grammy Awards, the thirty-year-old usually asks her dinner companions if she can take home their leftovers.
"I give it to my dog," she explained. "He's come to expect it!"
With the success of her 2018 album Sweetner, Ariana Grande has plenty of cold hard cash to spend on whatever her heart desires. But when she sat down with British Vogue earlier this year, she made it clear that she likes to "live within her means."
"When I go to McDonald's, I'll order like three things off of the dollar menu and get a small coke," the Dangerous Woman singer said. "I like nice things, but I also hate wasting money."
Pete Davidson became a household name on the 40th season of Saturday Night Live with his offbeat brand of confessional humor. But back in 2001, things were very different for Davidson. After the comic's father, a New York City firefighter, was tragically killed during the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pete and his mom Amy became "very frugal."
"There wasn't a lot of money then," Davidson told The Breakfast Club. "I was like 7 or 8, and we ate a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I'm still like that now. I only have bread, ham, cheese, and mayo in my fridge, seriously."
And next we've got Jason Momoa — that's Game of Throne's Khal Drogo FYI — and his offbeat tip for saving some serious cash...
Jason Momoa may have got his start as a hunky lifeguard on Baywatch, but the world fell in love with his aggressive portrayal of Khal Drogo in the first two seasons of Game of Thrones. Married to Cosby Show alum Lisa Bonet, the father of two knows a thing or two about saving for a rainy day.
"I want to leave something behind for my children," said Momoa. "If something happens to me, I want to know that they'll be taken care of. That's one of the reasons Lisa and I live the way we do. We don't even have a television."
Just because she's the funniest woman on television doesn't mean Kristin Wiig isn't serious about saving money. The Bridesmaids star recently told the New York Times that she occasionally went without food during her hardscrabble, pre-SNL days.
"I know what it's like to be broke," she said. "Even now, I will reuse my paper-towels. You just rinse them out and then hang them over the oven handle and let them dry."
Kourtney Kardashian is part of a family that thrives off of fame and fortune, but she insists that saving money is a fun game she enjoys playing.
“This is not just about saving money. This is all a game. It’s like winning in Las Vegas. It's so thrilling,” she explained. "My mom thinks Kim and I are crazy, but we'll get the $5 footlong at Subway every day. They don't charge for water, either."
Lady Gaga is notorious for her outrageous outfits, spectacular shows, and classically-trained vocals. But she'll be the first to take advantage of a good deal. The Joanne singer claims that being from New York City has instilled in her a desire to save.
“People look at me like I’m crazy when I pull out expired coupons at the grocery store or try bargaining at retail places," said said. "I'm from freaking New York. I'm like, 'where is the sale rack?'"
Up next, Jimmy Fallon reveals the shocking thing he does with 100% of his Tonight Show salary...
Jimmy Fallon has publicly confirmed many times that he’s always been an avid saver. He only spends the money he earns from his business ventures, saving all of his Tonight Show salary.
“Growing up, I worked at a Foot Locker and at a Wendy's. I’d spend the money from one job and save the money from the other. That’s still the way I am now,” Fallon said.
Mark Zuckerberg may have created the world’s largest social media platform, but you can still find him in a hoodie and sandals, grubbing down on some fast food. Zuckerberg has even pledged to donate 99% of his wealth to charity, which has him living on a mere $500 million.
"Priscilla keeps our plastic grocery bags and reuses them as trashcan liners in our bathroom," Zuckerberg said of his wife. "It's little things that make a difference. We can have a positive impact on the environment and our pocketbooks by making conscious choices."
Despite having a net worth of over $200 million, Leonardo DiCaprio lives a pretty normal life when it comes to his budget. He drives one car — a Toyota Prius — and he travels by commercial plane instead of using a private jet.
Talk about keeping it simple! Leo attributes his spendthrift ways to his passion for environmental causes. "We've all got to do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint," he said.
And next, we've got Carrie Underwood and the surprising way she saves...
Carrie Underwood may be one of the biggest names in country music, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t about saving. Underwood admits to doing her own shopping and she never forgets her coupons.
“Doing the weekly shopping, I stock up on stir-fry kits, Amy’s meatless burgers, and armloads of onions and garlic. I put onions and garlic in everything,” Carrie told People magazine in 2017.
"I grew up in the piney woods of East Texas, and let me tell you, I shop at Walmart just like everybody else," the two-time Grammy Award-winner said. "We had plenty to eat when I was young, but we weren't rich, either. I can't stand to blow money."
During her 2016 Keeper of the Flame tour, Lambert saved some cash and lost 18 pounds by only eating fresh foods prepared on her tour bus.
"People thought I was crazy cooking my chicken breasts and veggies on my little stove," she said. "But my booty was out of control!"
Singer Sia Furler may be busy belting out killer vocals and racking up Grammy nominations, but she still finds time to haggle. The Cheap Thrills singer isn’t afraid to splurge on clothes and makeup, but if she can get something for less, she will.
"I'll straight-up ask for a better deal," she said. "When it comes to clothes, even at retail places, I'll ask for a discount. One of the benefits of wearing my wigs is that I still get to do stuff like that. No one is going to say, 'You're Sia, you've got plenty of money.'"
But Sia's not the only one looking to spend wisely, even supermodels are getting in on the action...
When supermodel Gigi Hadid isn’t busy making appearances in music videos for Taylor Swift and Zayn, she's streamlining her budget. The accomplished model confessed in a recent interview that she does her own shopping and likes to buy in bulk. She also credits her frugal habits to her mother's influence.
“When I was young, my mom would give me my allowance, and I’d peel off a little each week and have some to spare,” she shared. "Now I save half of every dollar I earn. No exceptions."
Kim Kardashian is known for her extremely designer lifestyle, but did you know she got her start organizing celebrity closets when she was just a teenager? She claims that her father helped teach her the value of owning her own business.
“Oh God, yes. I'm cheap about so many things now. I look over everything. If a bill goes up for no reason, I call and ask about it, ” Kim stated. "Kanye isn't like that though, and it drives me crazy."
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence may be worth over $40 million, but that doesn’t mean she likes to constantly purchase expensive items and upgrades. Lawrence has been driving the same Volkswagen and living in the same Los Angeles apartment since before she hit it big.
“I was raised to value money, to have respect for money, even if you have a lot of it,” she said. "I don't care what people think."
And next, we've got an Oscar-winning actress explaining why her ex-husband should be clipping his own coupons...
Hilary Swank received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007, but she still pinches her pennies. Swank isn't ashamed to use coupons when doing her grocery shopping and enjoys the satisfaction of a good deal.
“It’s how I grew up and it’s in my bones,” Swank claimed. "My ex-husband used to joke that I was cheap. Now that I've stopped paying his alimony, I bet he wishes he would have clipped some coupons, too."
This X-Men beauty may have the funds to buy without question, but surprisingly, she likes to save her hefty salary. Since 2010, Halle Berry says she hasn't spent any of her money earned making movies.
"It all goes into my savings account," she said. "I don't touch it."
The 52-year-old told Vanity Fair in 2017 that her "real estate investments provide for day-to-day living expenses. "
This next actress refers to herself as the "unofficial spokesperson for Bed, Bath, & Beyond" she's there so often...
Kristen Bell may have made her mark in hit films such as Couples Retreat and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but she is practically an unofficial spokesperson for Bed, Bath & Beyond flyer coupons.
"The deals in there are insane. Dax and I once redid our entire bedroom and they ended up owing us twelve bucks," the actress joked.
Back when Elisabeth Hasselbeck was a fiery co-host on The View, she frequently raved about the use of coupons to save a few dollars. She credits her former NFL quarterback husband — Tim Hasselbeck — with instilling this value in her.
“I married a coupon guy. In the long term, he is so on top of things. He’s very aware of what things cost and what it means to our situation, and I thank him for that,” she stated in 2014.
We definitely know what this next actress "did last summer" — yeah, like find some killer deals...
Sarah Michelle Gellar captured our attention in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and she sure knows how to keep track of her cash. This actress is often seen at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods with her weekly coupons.
“I clip coupons all the time. There's no reason to pay more for something that someone else is paying less for,” she stated.
Up next, Renee Zellweger reveals what she only buys in January to save a buck or two...
Renee Zellweger may have played Bridget Jones on screen, but her love for saving money is certainly no act. This actress definitely supports the use of coupons, and she credits her frugal nature to her childhood experiences.
“I was raised in a household where we didn't have a lot of money,” the actress admitted. "If something is going on sale, I'll wait and buy it then. I get all my sweaters in January when they're discounted."
Next, find out which actress saves money for, um... her dogs?
Twilight actress Kristen Stewart makes it a priority to put money aside for a rainy day. She likes having an emergency fund in case she decides to take a break from the spotlight.
“I don’t have to take an acting job for two or three years if I don’t want to. I’ll still be able to make my house and car payments, and buy food for my dogs,” she revealed.
Next, we've got an NBA superstar who's got a wallet full of cash and coupons...
Despite rising to NBA stardom, Carmello Anthony admits that he has no shame in his coupon game. He enjoys clipping coupons to save a few dollars each shopping trip.
“I go to the supermarket, make sure I get the newspaper and tear the coupons out, try and save a dollar or two,” the athlete said.
And if you had this many kids and an ex-husband to support, you'd be saving your pennies just like this next celeb mom...
Kate Gosselin is always on the lookout for a bargain, and as the mother of eight kids, she has to stretch her money as far as it can go. She can often be found bargain shopping with her children, and she's quick to offer tips and helpful hints about saving money.
"The most important thing is planning," she said. "You make a budget, get your coupons and discounts planned out, and then buy in bulk. Also, it's best to have a set amount come out of your paycheck before you even get the money. You won't miss it and it adds up quickly."
And last but not least, we've got another NBA star who is terrified of the IRS...