http://www.usmessageboard.com/health-and-lifestyle/107913-grocery-store.html I know I've changed my grocery and miscellaneous shopping patterns over the past few years, getting more drastic as the economy continues to worsen. I am eating out probably 1/5 of what I used to. I make dinners with left overs in mind. Much more less expensive cuts of meat and using less in general, (better for diet, but that is besides the point.) Primo coffee went overboard two years ago, unless very good sale or holidays. Slow cooker has been getting a work out with stews, soups, and chilies. I do not buy junk, been making our own tortilla chips and salsas. We use store brands in place of name brands, if acceptable, (meaning I give them a try, if really not good-that's wasting money too.) Anyone else turning down thermostat, cooking more and with $$ in mind, cutting back on restaurants?