Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some store brands we like

We are usually pretty name brand loyal in our house, but we are also loyal to many store brands. I've mentioned in the past that buying store brands can save lots of money.  Here are some store brand products we have found we like without compromising quality.

Up & Up Dishwasher Soap (Target)
This compares with Cascade Dishwasher soap and runs about $2.69.  Now with coupons and doubling a coupon you can get Cascade cheaper.  But if you don't have a coupon or there isn't a sale, Up & Up retails cheaper and works the same for our dishwasher.

Up & Up Ibuprofen (Target)
This is on sale this week for $4 for 250 count (and is $4.94 not on sale).  Hands down cheaper than name brand and works the same.  And 250 will probably last us a really long time.

Great Value Potato Chips (Walmart)
These run $1.75 and taste as good as any other potato chip.  My price point for chips is normally $2.50 for a bag.  This saves quite a a bit.  We don't go through a bag too fast either.

Tortilla Chips (Dollar Store)
We like to eat salsa and other dips with tortilla chips.  Those can be really expensive even on sale.  At the Dollar Tree you can find decent tortilla chips at half or more the cost as they are only $1 each.

Other Store brand items we buy:

  • canned vegetables (any store)
  • canned tomatoes (any store)
  • canned olives (any store)
  • canned mushrooms (any store)
  • Saltines (any store)
  • Oyster crackers (any store -- I use these for breadcrumbs)
  • Up & Up tissue
  • Up & Up toliet paper
  • Up & Up napkins
  • Up & Up paper towels
  • Up & Up dental floss
  • Floor pads for Swiffer (found at the Dollar General)
  • Multivitamins (any store -- I usually pair with a BOGO deal)
  • Plastic baggies (store brand or Dollar Tree)
  • Aluminum foil (any store)
  • Spices (Walmart or any store)
  • Baking soda (any store)
  • Milk (grocery store brand -- always 25 cents or more cheaper)
  • Eggs (any store)
  • Sponges and scrubbers (Dollar Tree)
  • Flour (any store)
  • Sugar(any store)
  • Orange drink (any store)
**If you get on Target's mailing list they often send out coupons for the Up & Up brand making those items even cheaper**

1 comment:

Annie Harbert said...

Good Afternoon, I found your site and enjoy it!
If you have an Aldi's in your area and don't mind shopping there, my husband and I have found that their potatochips (Clancey's brand) are awesome! They run $1.29 a bag. Also, their tortilla chips (my fav) are super good as well. They run $0.99 a bag.
I refuse to pay $3 and $4 for a bag of chips! It's crazy how much that stuff costs at regular grocery chains!

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