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    Do You Purchase Generic Brands?

    I buy generic brands when I can (when nobody in the family can tell the difference), but there are a few that I have to purchase the brand name.

    1 Peanut Butter - it has to be JIF

    2 Snack Bars - only Nutrigrain

    3 Cola - either Coke or Pepsi

    Do you find that there are certain products where the generic just doesn't cut it?

    #2
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    I'm not buying soda a t the moment, but there is no way I could drink the generic stuff. I tried one and that was more than enough. I used to be a diet coke fiend, but have slowly withdrawn myself from it. I'm drinking green tea these days instead.

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      #3
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      I purchase generic products whenever they're cheaper and whenever quality isn't an issue. There are some products that I (or my wife) won't compromise on cost to get the generic. For example, I can't really taste the difference between generic soda and name-brand.

      It's definitely a good idea to try out generic products when you can because the difference between them and the name brands might not be noticeable.

      mbhunter

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        #4
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        I don't have much trouble with anything, but I don't just purchase generic brands. I am often able to buy national brands for less money than the generic brands when using coupons that are doubled or tripled at my local grocery stores. I basically buy whatever is the cheapest and more often times than not, it ends up not being the generic brand.

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          #5
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          I will pretty much buy generic everything! We don't drink much soda but the generic doesn't borther me.

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            #6
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            I buy majority generic products but if a name brand is on sale I hit that. LOL

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              #7
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              I purchase alot of store brands. Noone really complains (of course they know that complaining doesn't do them any good ). Some things they even prefer the generic brand. WalMart carries a bag of Dorito-like chips and cheese doodles for $1 and my kids love them.
              I know there have been things over the years that got the thumbs-down, but I can't think of what they were.

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                #8
                Re: Do You Purchase Generic Brands?

                Sometimes we prefer the generic (foodlion frozen veggies), sometimes we have to have the name (Jiff). Generally I buy the cheapest thing we like, If at all possible (so long as I am not asking for your tax money to do it) I buy the best quality. But if we can't tell the difference we go for cheapest option. (which since we shop in bulk at BJs occasionally the cheapest is name brand)

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                  #9
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                  I have to have Tide, Cottonelle, and Mt Olive pickles. My husband prefers Hunts ketchup and Folger's. Other than that, we are a pretty generic household! (Unless, of course, brand names are cheaper.)

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                    #10
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                    I just remembered I only buy Scott brand toliet paper. I have found it saves alot more than generic because it has more sheets. It takes 7 of us 1.5-2 months to go threw a 4 pack which only costs me on average $2.99 and if you keep an eye out they put out coupons for $1 off 4pk or larger which makes it alot cheaper. I got really lucky last week's shopping my grocery store had Scott toliet paper on sale for 2 for $5 so with my $1 off coupon I got a 4 pk for only $1.50 and I got the new one called extra soft with 50% more sheets so that one will last us a while oH and this is with a toddler who likes to play with the toliet paper and waste.

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                      #11
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                      I forgot- have to have Tide for whites and soccer stuff, etc., but use whatever is on sale with a coupon for my general laundry.

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                        #12
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                        never buy generic mayo, thats stuff is ssoo gross I did once and it was terrible!

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                          #13
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                          Originally posted by lisasayzhi
                          Wow! How on earth do you manage that? There's only two of us in this apt. and it seems like we go through 2 four packs per month or month and a half. I wish we could cut down on tp consumption. How do you manage that little between 7 people??

                          I think it is cause I hide it and if we need more they have to ask me LOL. 4 of the 7 of us are guys and they rarely use it. but I did notice when I was using the generic brands I would get a 12 roll pk and it would be gone in 2 weeks even with the same hiding method. So what I am thinking is it has to be the actual toliet paper either it is more comfortable to use Scott or there are enough sheets to keep up with the demand.

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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by BillsGirl
                            never buy generic mayo, thats stuff is ssoo gross I did once and it was terrible!
                            Oh yeah wow I use more name brands than I thought LOL. I won't buy generic/store brand mayos anymore. We only buy Hellman's. right now I am trying to make my own so far it is still runny

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                              #15
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                              We use hellmans light, not the fat free stuff but the light, and it's actually really good!!

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