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What are some things you WONT buy in generic or store brands?

I wont skimp on toilet paper (I usually get name brand that's on sale & /or have a coupon for!) Laundry soap (Tide only) certain toiletries, trash bags and aluminum foil. What about you? What are some must have name-brand things you get?


Asked by mrsmom110 at 10:50 AM on Mar. 29, 2011 in Shopping

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  • After trying generic on many products I found the savings weren't worth it. Mac&Cheese - kids wouldn't eat, Q-tips - neither hubs or I used so I eventually threw them out, trashbags - so thin and flimsy could only hold a few items, and for me/us the list goes on and on. If thats all we could afford we would be thankful for them, but right now we buy brands.

    Answer by meooma at 11:45 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • pads, trash bags and hygiene supplies. they never work quite how the brands do.

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 10:52 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • definitely not a generic for Mac N gotta get Velveeta or Kraft. I've had the Aldi brand or generic...blah!

    Answer by DaNanny28 at 10:54 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Won't buy generic mac and cheese, chocolate (powdered, syrup, or candy). I will pretty much buy generic anything else. I use coupons and wait for deals a lot of the time so I get the name brand for cheaper than the generics.

    Answer by Renee3K at 10:57 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • diapers, because the walmart brand suck & baby soap, i will only buy aveeno b/c my kids have eczema...that's all i can think of for now

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:53 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Hygiene items, Peanut butter. Honestly there isn't much I won't buy off brands of.

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 10:54 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Off the top of my head...
    Mayo - we got Walmart brand mayo once, and it tasted like butter... not mayo. So now it's always Miracle Whip.
    Cheese slices - again, we got the Walmart brand ones once, and they were impossible to tear open and they fell apart. Now it's always Kraft Singles.
    Mac and Cheese - we had a bad experience with (you guessed it) Walmart brand. Now it's always Kraft Dinner.
    Aaaaand ketchup - that's my roommate's choice... I'm not much for ketchup. Ha ha

    Answer by AdensMama0308 at 10:58 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Tea, frozen asparagus, milk, ice cream, bread, laundry detergent, dish detergent, pads and trash bags. I'm sure there are other things that I can't think of right now.

    Answer by makelineerror at 11:04 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Hunt's ketchup. Hershey's chocolate syrup. Always pads. Tampax tampons. Aussie shampoo. Land O Lakes milk. Silk almond milk. Miracle Whip. Skippy or Jif peanut butter. That's about the extent of it, without scouring my cupboards & cabinets!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Styling products, TP, Laundry Detergent, Mayo (Duke's ONLY household), tooth brushes/paste, nail color, deodorant, coffee, Whole Grain Flours (refuse to use pillsbury, god medal, etc.)... TAMPONS! I've always been an OB woman.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:13 AM on Mar. 29, 2011