Also it's kind of the opposite. Besides being more careful with our spending, we are also aware that we can get a gallon of skim milk for $3.79 at a Royal Farms convenience store or pay $3.53 at Walmart and if that's all we need--it costs more to drive to Walmart. So the smaller companies will get a bit more foot traffic with higher gas prices. It's all part of the plan I suppose.
No I go less though because there are only certain items that are much cheaper. For example, the kids like Campbell's chicken noodle soup. It's 75 cents a can at Walmart. It's a $1+ at the local grocer. So when I go I stock up. As far as toilet paper, the Dollar General has the same prices for the large size toilet paper. I go to Dollar General during the week when I am going to get toilet paper because it is also in the strip mall that is closer to my home instead of going 7 miles to Walmart. I get a $1 candy bar during the week and Dollar General will give you a $5 off coupon on the receipt for the next Saturday it you spend at least $25. Then I go to purchase 6 weeks of toilet paper for $30 which is the same price as Walmart and I get $5 off on Saturday.