Nifty to Be Thrifty! Stars Who Can Be Small Spenders

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Saving money is popular among celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Kourtney Kardashian. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is a fan of sustainable fashion, while the Cravings author loves indulging in treats from budget-friendly grocery stores like Trader Joe’s.

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The Lip Sync Battle host has been open about her money saving hacks — including a trick she used while dating now-husband, John Legend. “On one of our earliest dates, I took him to Daniel (four dollar signs on Yelp, ahhh!),” she wrote in Glamour. “I drank a $40 margarita, ate salmon rillettes (fancy salmon spread), and prayed my card wouldn’t be declined.”

She continued by explaining how she learned to save money on meals. “I couldn’t afford to take him out to more dinners like that, so I started cooking more and more at home for us. I started with my own version of that salmon spread, then roasted whole branzino, osso buco, chipotle BBQ chicken.”

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And she’s not the only star who’s been candid about saving money. Ashley Greene admitted to Marie Claire in 2012 that she still flies economy — even after Twilight’s success.

“It is just not worth it to buy a first-class ticket because of the cost,” she said at the time, adding that she learned how to stick to a budget from her parents. “I’m lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save. And that’s important because I want to know that I don’t have to take an acting job for two or three years if I don’t want to and that I’ll still be able to make my house and car payments and buy food for my dogs.”

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Keep scrolling to see how big-name stars save money!

Eva Mendes

Secondhand shopping is better for the environment and your wallet. The actress, designer and vintage-lover has gushed about her thrifting experiences at Salvation Army and Goodwill. “Nothing gets me like a $4 dress,” she shared.

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Brooklyn Decker

Another dollar-saving style hack comes from the model and Finery cofounder. “Ideally, you’d wake up, open Finery, click on your favorite black blazer, see styled looks, grab those items and head on your way,” she told Us. “We want to save you time and energy!” 

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Erika Jayne

Even Beverly Hills residents love a steal! “I like a bargain and I go to the drugstore all the time,” RHOBH star told Us. “There’s a Neutrogena shower gel I use that’s not very expensive.”

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Sutton Foster

The Younger star told Us, “You have to download the CVS app! It has all the coupons on there. I save them all.” 

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Gigi Hadid

There’s no shame in borrowing instead of buying, especially when you’re planning to wear something only once! According to In Touch, the stylish model rents some of her red-carpet duds using

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Kourtney Kardashian

The reality star also uses to find outfits, according to In Touch. 

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Audra McDonald

The TV and Broadway star told Time Out New York that is “very helpful” when it comes to scoring outfits for formal events. 

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Chrissy Teigen

Craving Trader Joe’s? The grocery chain is known for hawking low-budget namesake snacks and other pantry essentials, like its Cookie Butter (which the cookbook author has tweeted that she’s a fan of).

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Mindy Kaling

The Office actress and comedy writer Mindy Kaling is also Team Joe. Eagle-eyed fans have spotted her eating Crispy Crunchy Okra from the store.

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Shay Mitchell

Pretty little saver! The mama-to-be posted to Instagram about her love of TJ’s dark chocolate-toasted pistachio toffee.

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Bella Hadid

The runway model digs the chain’s unsweetened almond milk and shared a fridge shelfie with the milk to Instagram.  

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Reading is fundamental — and if you follow the lead of this library-lovin’ lady, it can also be free! The Sex and the City star loves her local New York Public Library branch, and according to Time Out New York, she’s even worked as an activist to help keep the funding for books coming. 

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