Store Brand Savings
Mar 02, 2018
Occasionally a Store brand item makes it onto my grocery list over a name brand. Price is usually the driving factor in stocking up on store generics. This week our ad is LOADED with store brand specials. You’ll find that when a store brand item goes on sale you can save an additional 10-25% on each item. There are many store brand names at County Market spread throughout the store. Look for these this week:
- Wild Harvest
- Essential Everyday
- Home Life
- Dutch Farms
- Culinary Circle
- Baby Basics
- Shopper’s Value
- Stoneridge Creamery
Coupon shoppers often stick to only name brand products. There are some that I prefer over the store brand equivalent. A good example is Betty Crocker’s Suddenly Salad mix. I just prefer the taste! However, several products, like pickles, cheese slices, or mac n cheese are items I do not mind swapping for a lower price.
When Suddenly Salad goes on sale 4 for $5 (aka $1.25 per box) I know that is a decent price. A hot price is $1 each. If I combine my digital coupons found on My County Market phone app for $.50 on 2, I’m at $1 with a digital. That’s generally when I add several boxes to my shopping cart and stock up the savings. As long as I stick to the name brand, buy on sale, and use a coupon, I’m lower in price than the everyday price on the shelf of the store clone.
Let’s look at another example where I don’t mind buying the generic or store brand over the name brand. Pickles! I do like Mt Olive brands, and they almost always have a hangtag coupon for $1 on 2. If a jar of pickles is on sale for $1.89, and I have the hangtag, I can get a jar for $1.39 If the store brand flavor equivalent is on sale for $.99, guess what? I’m buying the store brand. Pickles are a good example when to ditch the coupon and stock up on store brands to save money.
Store brands make up a considerable portion of my cabinets. It’s common to add 2-3 of a discounted store brand to my shopping each week. If you consistently pick up these items when they are on sale, you will see an additional 10-25% savings off the regular everyday low price. It all adds up! Look for these brands as listed above as you shop this week and enjoy the extra deals.