Last month, my DW came to me with an idea, a 'no spend' week. Basically, we would go for one paycheck and only spend money we needed to spend - only bills, rent, food, transport - and not spend money we don't.
I didn't think that a week was quite enough time to make a difference in either our bank account or our spending habits, so I figured we should expand it to the month of February. Short month, should be easy.
To offset some concerns, we're each allowed $50 for the month to spend however we want, Valentine's Day is exempt and we get one family dinner out a week.
This is now Day 3, first payday and so far so good. I used the $50 to cover some Colt 1911 custom stocks that have been sitting in a buddy's etsy store since, well, too long ago. Meanwhile my wife has the next week's worth of lunches and dinners bought for $150 at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.
I planned ahead and bought us another 525 pack of Winchester .22lr which means that we should be able to shoot all month at the range for $0. Cheap entertainment at its finest!