11 Celebs Who Are Surprisingly Frugal (PHOTOS)

After her amazing all-white wedding last November in New Orleans, Solange Knowles was seen returning more than $1,000 worth of flower vases and gifts from her nuptials. And while $1,000 might seem like pocket change for the rich and famous, Beyonce's sister is not alone in her desire to try to save a buck. Read on for 10 more celebrities who enjoy pinching their pennies where they can.

Which celeb's thriftiness surprised you the most?

 

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  • Jennifer Lawrence

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    As one of the brightest young stars in Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence could easily keep up with Kardashian lifestyle and roll around LA in customized luxury cars, but over-the-top indulgences are just not the Oscar-winner's style.

    Reportedly, Jennifer drives a modest $39,000 Chevy Volt and prefers to park it herself rather than valet. Up until recently, the 24-year-old actress lived at home with her parents too.

    "I was raised to have value for money, to have respect for money, even though you have a lot of it ... That's why mini-bars are difficult, because it's like, yes, I can afford a $6 Snickers bar, but there's just something wrong with that!" she said in a 2013 magazine interview.

  • Bethenny Frankel

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    Back in 2010, Bethenny Frankel sang the praises of Costco on her blog.

    "I live for bulk stores in general, but Costco is, as I said, my religion," she wrote.

    The self-described "cheap" TV personality also confesses to swiping sugar packets from restaurants and water bottles from car services in order to save a buck.

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

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    Long before California banned plastic bags and made retailers charge for paper ones, Sarah Michelle Gellar was taking her reusable bags to Whole Foods to get a discount. However, that's just only one of the many ways the actress and wife of Freddie Prinze Jr. prides herself on being thrifty:

    "I go to Bloomingdale's on double rewards day. And I always print my dry cleaning coupons before I go. My dry cleaner laughs. He's like, 'You don't have to keep printing them out!'"

  • Rachael Ray

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    Celebrity chef Rachael Ray may have spent the last decade building a multi-million-dollar empire that includes a TV show, cookbooks, and magazines, but despite her financial success, Rachael claims her lifestyle hasn't changed too much since her days of giving cooking demos at malls.

    "I wear literally the same pants I've had for 10, 12 years," she said in an interview. "I still shop at TJ Maxx and Marshalls and Target, and I do my own grocery shopping. I wander around in Adidas sweats and wear bluejeans most of the time."

  • Dave Grohl

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    Dave Grohl may be a rockstar, but he certainly doesn't live like one! The ex-Nirvana drummer admitted that despite having a lot in the bank, he's careful with his cash:

    "I've got tons of money, but I'm afraid to spend it. Knowing I don't even have a high school diploma to fall back on, I'm going to be really careful with what I've got," he's admitted.

  • Kristen Bell

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    You can add Kristen Bell to the list of proud celebrity coupon-clippers! The Veronica Mars actress and mom of two has said that she shops "almost exclusively" with coupons:

    "The best coupon you can get, possibly in the world, is the Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon. And you know it's the best one!" she said during an appearance on Conan. "Because it's like 20 percent off, and if you buy a duvet or an air conditioner, you could be saving upwards of $80!"

    She apparently loves the store so much that she might have even swiped her neighbors' coupons on occasion:

    "I'm not saying I did do it, but I may or not have stolen them out of my neighbors' mailboxes sometimes ... I wouldn't have done it in the dark of night, but if I'm walking my dogs past and I see it sticking out, I may or may not have grabbed it more than once."

  • Leonardo DiCaprio

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    With all the time he spends cavorting with supermodels, it's hard to imagine that Leonardo DiCaprio has a thrifty bone in his body -- so we were surprised to learn the 40-year-old movie star is, in fact, a saver and not a spender.

    "I don't pay lavish expenses. I don't fly private jets. I still only have one car. I don't spend money on a lot -- other than homes," he's said. "I want to accumulate enough money so that one day I can do something really great for other people, for the environment, or for children. That's my ultimate goal -- 20 or 30 years from now I won't be doing things for selfish reasons but to really give back."

  • Tyra Banks

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    Tyra Banks' new daytime talk show is called The FAB Life, but for her, being fabulous doesn't always mean spending what you've got. It seems that growing up poor taught the model and TV host the importance of being smart with her money.

    "I have a poverty demon,” she's said. "I'll ask my accountant if I can afford something, and he'll say, 'What are you talking about?'"

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

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    When it comes to money, Sarah Jessica Parker admits that she has a weird relationship with it and can be "super–frugal."

    Unlike her character on Sex and the City, who shamelessly spent money on designer shoes only to find herself in financial turmoil at one point, Sarah Jessica credits her low-income childhood with keeping her "grounded and down-to-earth" in her lifestyle choices.

    "My friends know me so well, and they know how terrified I am of being broke, and they think it is hilarious and humorous," she said in 2010.

  • Teri Hatcher

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    Despite raking in the dough as the star of Desperate Housewives, Teri Hatcher hasn't taken her financial success for granted

    "I drive my cars for 10 years until they have 100,000 miles on them," she admits. "To me, feeling comfortable means having way more than I need in the bank."

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