I buy charmin tp, tide laundry soap, and dial bar soap. We like these so I make shopping simple and pick up when needed. Hopefully on sale with coupon.LOL I can't think of anything else that we won't switch out if the price is right.
I second Dove soap, it's pricey but I've used it for years, based on a Dermatologist's recommendation. I just stock up when it's on sale, and hopefully add a cpn on top of it. Most everything else, I really can't think of a particular shopping preference. For example, while I love Gain detergent, I do not like the price. Purex, Arm and Hammer and whatever else is on sale seems to be cleaning my clothes just fine. : )
I use a lot of brand name products, but I can't think of anything that I would always pay full price for. :-| There is always a brand name on sale and it is the same price or lower than no name, usually!
these are my big three too!! Every 6 months of so DH will buy a different dish soap bc it's on sale (i'm about to start a bottle of palmolive oxy) only to be reminded again - that half the price for a bottle that lasts 1/3 as long is not a bargain.
We recently discovered "Duke's" mayonaisse. But will only get it if it's cheaper than Hellmans.
I'll add that I won't buy generic Chocolate Chips, but have no specific brand loyalty. Hershey, Nestle, Ghiradelli - doesn't matter - whichever's on sale (or at Sam's)
I'm not the easiest on shoes, and Clark's are well worth the money to me. They fit me well, and feel natural on my feet, which is not an easy thing with my weird feet, lol. I obviously buy other shoes besides Clark's, such as dressy shoes, and sneakers, but if Clark makes a style, I'm looking for, I will buy it for sure. I almost always buy them at The Shoe Department on clearance. I've been known to wait and see if they will go lower too.
I don't know if it's a "real" outlet or what; it's at the big outlet mall in Smithfield. I try to get what I can off their clearance rack and when they have the buy 1 get 1 half price.
They have a shoe that IMO is the most comfortable shoe in the world, LOL. It is the In-Motion Camp. Thye're more comfort than fashion, but that's OK, because I feel like I'm walking on air. I got a black pair they had that suppsedly has a flaw, so they had them for $25. Thye are so wonderful that I did not even blink and paid $69.95 for a brown pair. That is the second most expensive pair of shoes I have ever bought, but I don't even care. The were running the B1G1Half, so I did get a pair of Privo slip on shoes perfect for the spring that were on clearance for $15 (reg $50 I think, marked down to $29.99, so half off that).
favorites. In fact, I just got two pair I ordered from Q last week and as usual they fit perfectly. Almost all of my shoes are Clarks except one pair New Balance sneakers. Can't complain about the price on Q and I don't have to leave the house.
However I did notbuy them from QVC. There are some stores down near my mother's house that sell QVC reutrns and closeout stuff; a family runs them. I'm guessing they get the stuff form the Rocky Mount, NC distribution center. Anyway, all the shoes are only $15.
One pair I got is item #A212296 on the QVC website, Clarks Bendable Lightweight sandal in Metallic. The name is so right! Theya re light as a feather and so comfortable on my heels. I have plantar fasciitis, so most shoes kill my heels. The strappy part is not their best quality, but they are soooo comfortable I don't even care. Plus, the metallic looks like different colors depending on what you're wearing and the light, so they go with just about everything.
Penny in FL (Login Bugpugmom) The Frugalista Files
I love Clarks shoes too
March 1 2012, 1:20 PM
And K-Swiss tennis shoes.
As for food, the only one I can think of is Miracle whip. Oh, and Aunt Jemima pancake mix! None of the others taste good to me. I don't make pancakes from scratch, and I rarely eat them at all, but when I do, I want Aunt Jemima.
There's all kinds of name brand stuff here. Northern bath tissue, dial, nexxus, herbal essense, aussie, miracle whip, kellogs, malt o meal, lipton, folgers, country crock, hiland, land of lakes, oscar myer, frenchs, hunts, del monte, jif, barrila, nabisco, jiffy, duncan hines, old el paso, pillsbury, rice a roni, hungry jack, etc, etc. My gosh, I must be the poster child on what not to do on this board! My grocery bill is right at $350 a month, feeding dh and I, 2 meals a day weekdays and 6 meals on weekends, and feeding 2 grown kids part time. We hardly ever eat out, dh does sometimes at lunch, but that is paid for by the company. We are stocked enough that we could eat for a month or more and not buy more than milk.
Sandy in NJ (Login SandyinMI) The Frugalista Files
no, not necessarily
March 2 2012, 6:57 AM
My cupboards are filled with name brand and store brands mixed together. The name brands are often on sale for less than the store brands or with a coupon. Or are you saying that you won't buy Mueller's pasta if it's on sale because you only like Barilla?
I don't HAVE to have those brands, I just get what I think is the best deal at the time. Dh does like northern and miracle whip. But that's all he's mentioned so far. One thing I don't do, that I probably should, is watch the sales and buy at more than one place. Because our town is not that big and so it's not like it would take a ton of gas to do so.
Oh we're chock full of brand names - bc they're usually cheaper
March 5 2012, 5:42 AM
on sale and with coupons!
But my brand loyalty to Hellman's means they could be giving Miracle Whip away for free and I'd still pay the $3.29 for the Hellman's. (i might pick up a Miracle whip for the food bank!)
This weekend's deals/coupons brought 16 boxes of Kelloggs/General Mills Cereal, two 12-packs of Kellog's pop-tarts, and three large (6 servings ea) bags of Green Giant frozen veggies with cheese sauce into the house for $23.
here are Dove soap (due to kids reaction to other brands) on sale and hopefully with a coupon! This stays stocked up so no need to run out and buy it not on sale. My only other one right now is Cottonelle Clean care, I have been Very lucky in finding it on sale with coupon, I switched from a LOYAL Northern user.. Clean care we use much less of! When I was drinking coffee, Folgers was the only brand Id buy. Not an issue now.
Laundry detergent must be dye free, etc. but brand is not an issue, except for Era. Kids react to that one, not sure why. I guess mostly I buy Arm & Hammer because I usually find it w/ coupon on sale.
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I would get kicked off the board if I named them all. LOL I am a very brand loyal person. But, I shop sales and use coupons and keep a stockpile. I know I could spend less money on groceries but we all love to eat and I refuse to buy something that is a quarter cheaper that we don't like. I think in the long run, it saves money because I buy what we love and we eat it.
Some of my favorite brands:
Northern toilet paper
Martha white flour and cornmeal
Kraft singles--2% American cheese slices
soft drinks--my kids won't drink generic and I don't drink them
Picsweet frozen veggies
I do however buy generic, store brand or whatever brand is on sale of certain things:
shredded cheddar and mozarella
Honestly, I buy a lot of frozen vegetables and fresh produce. So, I don't buy many canned items. When I do, I normally buy name brand of them because we like them better.
I also buy Clinique makeup because it is the only one that doesn't break out my face. I do use 'whatever' brand of eye shadow, lipstick and mascara. I buy salon shampoo for me because my scalp is temperamental too but everyone else gets Suave or something similar. We have to buy Dove soap because DH and DS break out with anything else. And, I have to buy "free: downey and laundry detergent because we all break out with anything else.