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tips on buying generic groceries
Many people skip
over generic brands when grocery shopping. But some of the
the best deals you can find are on the generic brands of food.
True, the boxes aren't as pretty and colorful as the brand-name
counterparts, but often times what is inside is pretty comparable.
That said, people
definitely have their favorites when it comes to brands. You
might decide it is worth it to you to buy Heinz ketchup instead
of the generic. But if your family loves raisin bran, will
they really notice if it is the Kellogg's raisin bran or if
it's a generic? The same goes especially for kids and sugary
cereals. Because you hopefully are only giving it to your
kids as a special treat, when they do get it they won't notice
Here is a handy
list of groceries you should
always buy in generic.
Sometimes you might
not even notice that your store is selling generic brands.
This is because they are often on the lower shelf, because
higher priced items are usually placed at eye level.
If you are using
coupons, or it is an item that it tends to be a loss leader
such as pop, do doublecheck that the generic is still cheaper
than the brand name version with a coupon. Sometimes the brand
name will be cheaper if there is a hot coupon on it.
Still not convinced
about the generics and how your family might react to them?
There is nothing that prevents you from taking your old Froot
Loops box, and putting the new generic fruity loops type cereal
in the brand-name box. and if you want to go all out, you
can even put generic ketchup into the regular ketchup bottle
and put the inexpensive bread into the brand name bread bag.
Especially with kids, it is all about perception, and if they
see Froot Loops on the box then will often be tricked that
it's really Froot Loops inside the box too.
When easy thing
to do before you go grocery shopping, is a look at your grocery
list and put a star next to anything he be willing to try
generic, whether it is the spaghetti sauce and noodles on
your list or the chicken noodle soup. That way when you grocery
shop, you can remember to look on the bottom shelf for the
generic before you throw the brand name version into your