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Are You Brand Loyal?

Are You Brand Loyal?

With the economy in such bad shape, is anyone really brand loyal anymore? Name brand products cost more (on average), but are they better/more effective than generic?

I decided to really think about what my family and I brand loyal to. There are a few things, though increasingly we are opting for generic.

My family and I are loyal to:

Diet Coke: Love, love, love it. There are never coupons on it, but it’s worth it. I always wait for it to go on sale though. Regular price is over $4, which is crazy. Also like their rewards program.

Ragu: We’ve tried other tomato sauces and our family loves this one.

Stouffer’s Frozen Meals: I’ve tried Healthy Choice, Smart Ones, Lean Cuisine and many others and Stouffer’s is still at the top of the list. I like their rewards program too.

Purina Cat Food: My cat Coco will literally vomit up any other brand. And I have tried others, like Iams, but he’s not having it.

Scott Toilet Paper: We’ve tried other brands and aren’t liking them.

Ballpark Hot Dogs and Sugardale Hot Dogs:These I think are tied in my family. Sugardale is almost always cheaper though, but there usually aren’t coupons.

Green Giant Veggies: We stock up on frozen veggies, great flavor.

Crystal Light: We love their peach tea and lemonade flavors.

Amazon.com: Not really a brand, but I love them! Almost always, their prices are cheaper than other stores. Before I buy, I always check there first.

Kraft and Nestle Products: I’ve always had good experiences with their products. Plus both companies send out lots of coupons and freebies.

Organic Apples from Costco: Presliced, prepackaged, my son gobbles them down.

I’m sure there are more but that’s all I can think of for now ...

We’re not loyal to:

Any Brand of Paper Towels: If it can absorb liquid, it works.

Garbage Bags: We usually prefer the Target brand, though Giant Eagle is good. Costco are the best though.

Name-brand Drugs: Over the counter drugs from Costco like allergy pills, heartburn medicine, etc. I will never go back to Claritin again. I can get a huge bottle, 300 allergy pills at Costco, for about $10. They last for months.

Bread: My family will eat almost any type of bread, store brand, etc.

Cheese: I’ve tried them all probably. To me, Kraft, Sargento, Heluva Good and the others are about the same in taste and quality. Lately I’ve been opting to get a big block of cheddar cheese at Costco for only $4, much cheaper than the smaller blocks at the grocery store.

Cereal: We love Kellogg’s, General Mills, generic, you name it. There are so many cereal coupons out there, it’s easy to just go with the better deal.

Baking Goods Products: Generic flour, sugar, salt, spices, etc. etc. all taste the same

Eggs: Store brand works for us, though with the recent egg recall, makes me start rethinking that ...

Bottled Water: Costco sells a twenty-four pack for $4. Good water, good price.

Meat: Typically we get meat at Giant Eagle, though we like Costco’s rotisserie chickens. Good value at $4 each.

Are you brand loyal?

 

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