Get the scoop on store brand savings!

19 Jan

There are some great deals available right now and everyone at can’t wait to head out and fill our carts! This week, we are focusing on store brand (or generic) products, which can be a great way to save money. Read on to learn about great store brand deals this week, how to price match generics and the types of products that can lead to BIG savings! Happy shopping!

Highlighted Deals of the Week: Yogurt & Orange Juice

Brand name yogurt cups normally retail for double this advertised price and a half-gallon of name brand o.j. is on sale this week for $3. The savings from purchasing generics can add up quickly. But how do you, for example, price match a Smith’s brand product in a Wal-Mart store?

How to Price Match Generic Items:

Actually, it’s pretty simple. Most retailers who price match will honor the price of another store’s brand on an equal item of their own. So, for example, Wal-Mart will honor the $0.40 price of the Kroger yogurt on their individual cups of Great Value yogurt. Remember that all stores are different, so check the price matching policy on the store’s website to learn more.

Top Generic Products:

Here are six types of products that can score you big savings while still providing high quality:

  • Baby Formula: The 1980 Infant Formula Act standardized the nutritional content of all baby formula sold in the US. Brands will have different textures and tastes but nutritionally all formula is basically identical.
  • Cereal: You pay 25 – 50% more for name brand cereal, mainly for packaging and marketing. Most generic and name brand cereals are produced at the same locations, by the same manufacturers.
  • Cleaning Products: Occasionally, you will find a name brand product with no generic equivalent, but otherwise almost all cleaning products contain the same basic ingredients.
  • Over the Counter Medications: FDA regulations ensure the quality of both name brand and generic medications. Purchasing generic cough medicine or antacid can lead to significant savings.
  • Pantry Staples: Go generic – flour is flour, sugar is sugar, salt is salt. The biggest savings in this category can be seen with spices. Name brand spices often cost up to four times more than the generic option.
  • Personal Care: The majority of store brand cosmetics and skin care lines are near perfect clones of their name brand counterparts. The next time you need face wash, contact solution or make up remover, go generic.

This Week’s Best Deals:

Arm & Hammer Deodorant – $1.00/ea
Avocado – $0.20/ea
Banana – $0.25/lb
Colgate Toothbrush or Paste – $1.00/ea
Farmer John Spiral Sliced Ham – $0.99/lb
Foster Farms Chicken Breast Halves – $0.99/lb
Grapefruit – $0.25/ea
Hot Pockets (12 pack) – $7.99
Kiwi – $0.14/ea
Lay’s Potato or Kettle Chips – $1.98/ea
Michelina Zap ‘Em Meals – $0.78/ea
Mushrooms (8 oz carton) – $0.99/ea
Nature Valley Granola Bars (6 ct) – $1.88/ea
Oranges – $0.14/ea
Paper Towels (6 pk) – $3.49
Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers – $1.00/ea
Pepsi/Crush (2 liter) – $0.98/ea
Philadelphia Cream Cheese – $1.28/ea
Pork Sirloin Chops or Roast – $1.37/lb
Radish Bunch – $0.17/ea
Roma Tomatoes – $0.33/lb
Spinach Bunch – $0.33/ea
Weight Watchers Smart Ones – $1.79/ea

For details on these deals and more, visit today!

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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


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