Have you ever thought about challenging yourself to not spending anything for a week? Or to using up certain things in your pantry before shopping again? Just those two challenges can save quite a bit of money, if you take them seriously.
Think about it... and keep yourself on track by joining the threads on the Dollar Stretcher forums:
No Spend* December 13 - 19th
Clean out for Xmas Pantry Challenge! Dec 8th to 15th,2009