This week’s challenge:
You may only put generic items into your cart. These can be store brands only or no-name products. At the end of the week we’re gonna see how much you saved from the products you normally purchase!
I have to admit: this week’s challenge was not much of a challenge for me. I buy generics 90% of the time. I am a huge price-comparer when I shop. I often don’t use coupons because I realize that I can get a better deal by buying the same thing as a full-priced generic. There are only a handful of items that I will almost always buy the brand-name version of, including Doritos, Best Foods/Hellmans mayonnaise, and Kleenex.
I have another confession: I did so well planning my shopping last week that I don’t have to shop at all this week. Is that a miracle, or what?! Talk about saving money on our grocery bill!
Not everyone lives in the land of double coupons like me, so sometimes it’s not always cheaper to go with the brand name. When a $0.25 coupon is really only worth $0.25, sometimes it just doesn’t really make enough of a difference in your savings plan.
Of course, some shy away from generics, but do you realize most store brands are made by the brand names we love? And some are exactly the same or close enough that you won’t notice a different.
Read more about Clair’s, who has to struggle to save in the land of no doubles, thoughts on generic products from prescription drugs to food! Plus, enter the exciting giveaway from Hane’s.
What about you? Do you prefer brand-name products, or are you a fan of generics? Do you only get generics when you have to or are there some products that you will only buy the name brand version?
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