One of the ways that I save money is to not have time to shop :) Of course sometimes shopping is a necessity which I have no choice but to do. A few weeks ago my daughter needed so some summer clothes. It was still a little early but nothing from last year fits her so I dug up my 30% off coupon at Kohl's, went on a spend $50 get $10 days and hit the sale racks with her and my husband. That shopping trip cost us about $200 but we pretty much got her summer wardrobe and my husband a pair of jeans. - plus $40 to spend at a later date
Last Sunday my $40 was set to expire so I told me daughter she could get a new pair of shoes. Of course we couldn't go without my husband because he LOVES shopping for himself. (I know - weird, isn't it?) He wears black t-shirts for work and has trouble finding them with the right mix of cotton/polyester. Kohl's carries them but they tend to be a little expensive. With the two of them along I was a little worried that my $40 'freebie' might turn into a larger shopping trip.