I have worked in the grocery industry for over 15 years, so I'm going to share little secrets of how to shop and save big in your favorite local grocery store.
By Ronda F from Mulvane, KS
Thanks for these tips and sharing.
I find most times that brand name items on sale and with a coupon are cheaper than store brand. You hit the nail on the head though with endcap products and eye level items.
Sometimes generic brands are brand name products just with the different label but not all.....when trying a generic brand you haven't tried before, buy only one to be sure you actually like it otherwise it will likely sit on your pantry shelf if you bought a few of something you don't like.
Excellent and concise list. Thanks for your openness!
How do you tell if a generic / store brand is made by a brand name? Often times as I'm standing in the aisle I wonder how I can tell by the distributor's name who made it. I would appreciate any feedback anyone can provide me.
I had read most of these tips a long time ago on another website, but it's nice to have a refresher.
I was shampooing my hair last night with the very last drops of the Suave shampoo in the bottle, and I got to thinking about the shampoo isle of our local Big "W" store. We live in a poor county, but that isle is loaded with top-brand shampoos and conditioners of every description and all of the big brand names. There are shampoos that supposedly thicken, straighten, curl, and fluff. There are hairsprays and gels that straighten, curl, hold, really hold, super duper incredibly hold,.....etc...all the way to "concrete"!
My thought was, "How do these people in this county afford to buy enough of this junk to keep it all on the shelves all the time?" Obviously they are buying it or the big "W" wouldn't stock it.
We have to search for the Suave products, because they are always on a low shelf, and they move them around constantly, as if they are trying to hide them from us!
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