With the Rate of Electricity going up and up, I have found some useful ways to cut back on are consumption.
My first suggestion CF bulbs not everyone likes them but they do save a lot on lights you keep on all day. Comparing a 40,60,75 and 100 watt bulb to a CF Equivalent 9,14,20, 26 Watts. See how much you would save every hour you burned that bulb!
Another big thing is shutting of things in you house your not using, not just by the power switch but using power strips where you can stop any idle electricity use altogether.
Check out this link for how much i saved in the last seven Months along with some other useful sites.