With A Side Of Thriftiness

The Life of a HouseWife… with a side of Thriftiness!

Name Brand Couponing VS. Off Brand Lower Prices

on March 6, 2012

Saving money at the grocers can be done in several ways.  There is no wrong way to save money as every penny saved is a penny earned!  And, as I say, my pennies are better in my pocket than any retailer!  Your savings feat on your grocery bill can be accomplished in a number of ways.  To name a few…

  1. Only make purchases on products that are ON SALE.
  2. Form a loyalty to Off Brand/Store Brand products (which tend to be priced at a lower cost).
  3. Coupon, coupon, coupon… with the Name Brands (b/c Off Brands do not have coupons).

When I shop, I carry my shopping list (spread sheet style) and a binder full of coupons in arm.  I have every intention on utilitizing my coupons and sticking to my list.  But… let’s face it, even with coupons, sometimes name brand products are still more expensive than the lesser known or even the local brands.  I tend to buy name brand with coupons and if I don’t have a coupon, I do buy off brand items. When speaking to other saving seekers, it seems as though shoppers fall into one of two categories:  The Couponers or The Non-Couponers.   The Non-Couponers tend to shop at stores like Aldi’s that offer off brand products at a lower cost.  The Couponers seem to shop at every store that accepts coupons (especially those that double coupons) rather than the Aldi’s-like stores because they do not accept coupons.

Whether you’re a Couponer who loves coupon savings or a Non-Couponer who is loyal to buying off brand products, I think I found a way for us all to come together!  Finally, an off brand who offers coupons!   Does your local grocers carry the “Our Family” brand?  If they do, you may want to visit their website for printable coupons before heading to the grocery store, click HERE to be redirected.  Maybe you are a bit skeptical of the off brand quality.  It is true that sometime the price affects the quality.  But, I’ve tried this brand in the past and have had no issues!

Next time you’re at the grocery store, see if your grocers carry the Our Family brand.  If they do, print your coupons!  Luckily, I have a few stores that carry this brand.  And guess what?!?  Several of these stores double coupons too!!  Let the savings be MAXIMIZED!!!

Leave a comment below about your Our Family shopping adventure, money saving feats!  I’m excited to hear how much you saved 🙂

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