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03/12/2013 10:59 am ET Updated May 12, 2013

Favorite Frugalebrities of 2012

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Over one month into 2013, it's no surprise that everyone is still trying to keep that New Year's resolution to save a buck or two. And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. From models to musicians, pop stars to politicians, here is the Coupons.com favorite penny pinching Frugalebrities of 2012.

Kristen Bell: Nothing gets this House of Lies star quite as excited as saving a bunch on shopping, and Bell openly admits to stealing her favorite Bed Bath & Beyond coupons right out of her neighbor's mailbox.

Lady Gaga: In a recent tweet, Gaga explained her love for a good deal, "Why do people look at me like I'm crazy when I use coupons at grocery (stores) or try bargaining at retail, I'M FROM NEW YORK WHERE IS THE SALE RACK?"

Jay Leno: Frugal may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of this car collector, but Leno opts to live mainly off his comedian income, not his earnings from The Tonight Show. Leno credits his frugality in part to his parents, who grew up during the Depression.

Ashley Greene: In an interview with Marie Claire, Greene explains, "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."

Carrie Underwood: She may have won American Idol season four, but Carrie Underwood still keeps a level head when it comes to shopping. In a recent interview with Rachael Ray, Carrie noted she often forgets to take her coupons to the grocery story (psst... Carrie, check out the Grocery iQ mobile app!).

Mariska Hargitay: Hargitay candidly stated, "I constantly worry about money. I make a lot now but I don't feel that way because I was poor and had no money for a lot longer than I've had...I'm saving money to live on, for the future."

Carmelo Anthony: NBA star Anthony knows a thing or two when it comes to couponing. In an interview with a Denver news station, Anthony said, "I go to the supermarket, make sure I get the... coupons out; save a dollar or two."

Tyra Banks: Despite being worth millions, this mogul-in-training is proud to show off her thrifty side. Banks has said, "I am frugal. I've always been this way. 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."

Mitt and Ann Romney: According to Ann, "When we leave the house, he turns off the hot water heater." Mitt also often neglects to turn it back on, admitting that "cold showers -- they're not so bad."

Eva Longoria: This Desperate Housewives alum is anything but desperate for cash, but that doesn't stop her from living modestly. Growing up, her father took her and her siblings out into the wilderness to experience living off the land. It taught her not to take her fortunes for granted, a lesson she still lives by and teaches others today.

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