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March 24th, 2011, 07:49 AM
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I know many of us mama's are also frugal, so here's a question.

What is one thing that you buy name brand in even if generic's are a lot cheaper?

Mine is garbage bags! Ilove the drawstring kind. It's really tough for me to have the cheaper ones that supposedly just sit in the can, they always end up falling in. We have lots of littles learning to sweep the floor and they just open the lid (some can't see over it, hehe) and dump it in. It goes everywhere but inside the bag So we buy the expensive ones.


Anyone else?
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March 24th, 2011, 11:59 AM
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Well 99% of the time we use cloth diapers, but when I need to use sposies for some reason, I always buy the natural chlorine free ones (either Seventh Generation or Earths Best). I now I could buy store brand for a LOT cheaper, but I already feel bad enough even using a sposie, that I can't stand the thought of having any more chemicals than absolutely necessary up against their skin!

Ok, and this is a silly one, but...Oreos! No matter how healthy I get, I will always love oreos (as a special treat of course ), and store brand just isn't the same! ...Come to think of it, I've never tried Newman's Own brand...I wonder how those taste, and if they're really any better for you...??
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March 24th, 2011, 09:48 PM
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Ok now I want an oreo!! LOL Probably toilet paper. I'm not picky about it, but my husband is. He only wants to use one particular brand.
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March 25th, 2011, 06:24 AM
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Newman's Own are good, but they're not Oreos! And how much healthier they are is debatable. Knowing how often you eat them, I'd say, "Go for the real thing!"

Frozen broccoli! I prefer Birdseye to generic, as it isn't all stems and crumbs! I get it at Sam's in a big bag. I have never been successful in growing it. It bolts too easily in the FL heat! Any other frozen vegetables are fine in the store brand.
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