Well, it's clearly a lot easier to avoid the temptation to spend money if I'm not browsing online or wandering about the shops. I have been getting better at avoiding unnecessary trips and have been planning my time better so that time spent running errands goes more strictly to plan.
Aside from things for myself, I've had a couple of birthday presents to track down lately. I love shopping for other people. There's something so rewarding about seeing someone open and enjoy something you've spent time searching out for them. When I'm buying for others, I tend to have a basic idea of what I want and then search for something which fits the bill. This month, I've been using this handy little tool on the Fashion Beans website to check whether there are any current voucher or discount codes which can be used on the sites I'm going to order from. Again, this isn't something I used to do very often, but I'm pretty pleased to have just ordered my mum's birthday present using this discount code from M+S.
I'd love to hear about any other money-saving tips you might like to share. I think that once the shopping ban is over, it's going to be much more difficult for me to part with my cash.