Friday, April 15, 2011
Author: Book Lover | Posted at: Friday, April 15, 2011 | Filed Under: Saving Money
Oatmeal - I'm amazed that Quaker Oats has been in business as long as they have. Sure, I can understand buying the brand name flavored stuff, or the cereal and cereal bars they make, but plain rolled oats? Who buys Quaker Oats unless it's on sale AND they have a coupon?
Bleach - Clorox is another brand that I'm surprised has managed to make a name for itself. Bleach is bleach people. Save your money!
Prescriptions & OTC Medications - I've never noticed a difference between brand name and generic. Have you?
Gas - The only time I was tempted to go to a gas station that wasn't the cheapest was after the BP oil spill. I always buy the cheapest option at the cheapest gas station.
Produce - Again, how did Dole make a name for itself? Fruits and vegetables are what they are. The only time I may pay more for one type of produce over another is for organic fruits and veggies that are found to be super high in chemicals when they aren't grown organically (i.e. - berries). The same goes for salt, rice and anything else that just is what it is.
Trashbags - I've seen lots of commercials where the cheap garbage bags fail, but I've never experienced it. Until I do, I'll stick with the cheap stuff.
Tshirts - Some types of clothing, I believe, are worth paying more for, for functional reasons. Tshirts are not one of those for me. Plus, why should I pay more for some brand that I'm going around advertising for? If you want me to walk around with your brand name plastered all over my shirt, you should be paying me, not the other way around.
What do you always buy generic?