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  • Deepali Mohite
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    Grocery budget

    I am not addicted to any brand and can use any brand for a trial. I also wait for sale time where you get branded stuff at a lower rate. I frequently visit departmental stores where you buy things at a wholesale rate and get huge discounts on products. This way you save money and get some benefits too.

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  • Aleta
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    I buy mostly generic, although there are a few items because of taste that I won't trade off for. I had tried my grocer's softened cream cheese with chives and onions and found it to not taste as good as the more national brand did. You have to try the products.

    There are some generic products that don't make a difference especially if you are cooking with them, such as tomatoes, etc.

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  • Denvergirlie
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    I do a few items generic, but not many. Butter and cream cheese are the only two things I can think of off hand.

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  • pennywise
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    I cannot think of a brand I have to buy because it is better. We do not drink soda (God did not make it, He made water - that is what our body needs, only what God gave us). We do have coffee and tea. Milk too.

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  • fultron
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    I have no problems with most generics, but there are a few brands I'm loyal too...

    Coca Cola
    Heinz Ketchup
    Hellman's Mayo

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  • Fern
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    I always buy generic when avaiilable.

    Having spent a career in marketing, i can tell you that the slick ads and nice packaging has nothingn to do with quality. Quality will vary, of course, but that's something you should judge by taste, not be appearances of the package.

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  • Max'sMommy
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    We buy generic whenever it is cheaper- except for two things-
    mac and cheese HAS to be Kraft
    Cola HAS to be Coke!

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  • Bluezy
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    Store brands get you by, but only when the quality is equal to or better than the name brands.

    Toilet paper is expensive enough. Yikes! Buy Scott for a little more and it will last you twice as long. Coke, Pepsi speak for themselves, but if it for mixers, you could get by with the store brands fizzys.

    Laundry soap is another item. Spend a little more for a name brand and it will go farther. Thre are many brand names out there not as expensive as Tide that clean well and leave clothes looking fabulous.

    Finally, store brand or discounted cosmetics reek havoc with your skin. It's not worth the low price. Stick with the better brands, especially with foundations, powders and mascaras.

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  • karie
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    I do with alot of things, but certain things I have to have my name brand. Like, I like regular Coca Cola I dont like the store brand colas as much. ~K

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  • BillsGirl
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    the fat free stuff is terrible I will admit but the ligth isn't so bad, I like it, and my hubby does too, hubby is also a very picky eater it took me a long time just to get him to try it and he doesn't mind it!

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  • momma4
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    Originally posted by BillsGirl
    We use hellmans light, not the fat free stuff but the light, and it's actually really good!!

    my dh complains every time he sees lite, fat free, 0 carb, etc... he says what's the point. Maybe in his little head there is no point. UGH he is a high metabo person and he burns everything he eats the second he tastes it He don't get I have to watch what I eat and the kids (ok maybe only 1 of them the other 3 are high metabo too) We are going to have a fight this week on he is going to have to deal with my homemade mayo, salad dressings, and treats LOL.

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  • BillsGirl
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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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  • momma4
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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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  • momma4
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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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  • BillsGirl
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    never buy generic mayo, thats stuff is ssoo gross I did once and it was terrible!

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