Frugal DC ranked No. 1 for digital coupon downloads

WASHINGTON — has just dubbed D.C. “America’s Coupon Capital.”

The D.C. region won the top spot on’s rankings of America’s Most Frugal Cities of 2016, based on how many digital coupons per capita are downloaded. used data from parent company Quotient Technology Inc., counting coupon downloads through, its app and its thousands of partners. Quotient’s coupon partners includes hundreds of national retailers, restaurants and consumer goods companies.

“Shoppers in D.C. selected more than 23 million digital coupons in 2016, totaling more than $31 million in savings and overtaking Orlando as No. 1 for the first time in the seven-year history of the index,” said in a statement.

Virginia Beach also ranked in the top 10.

All told, Quotient delivered more than 2.4 billion digital coupons in 2016.

Here are’s Top 10 Most Frugal Cities of 2016:

  1. D.C.
  2. Orlando
  3. Charlotte
  4. Raleigh
  5. Dallas
  6. Tampa
  7. Nashville
  8. Cleveland
  9. Virginia Beach
  10. Atlanta

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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