Name brands or no name brands?

Australia
August 10, 2009 6:43am CST
When you do your grocery shopping, do you prefer to buy name brands or no name brands? Most of the time, I prefer to buy no name brands not only because they are cheaper but because they are the same hoever there are some things I will only buy name brands with & that's rice bubbles & cornflakes among a few other things. What is your preference?
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6 responses
10 Aug 09
It depends on the item for me, there are certain things that i will buy named brand only, but the rest of the time i will buy cheaper brands, especially for stocking up on freezer food and stuff to go into the cupboards. Dry pasta for example, a stores own brand one will cost me 19p, or a branded one will cost me 80p, so i but the stores own brand as it all tastes them same once its cooked in with something.
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• Australia
11 Aug 09
I totally agree with you on that one :)
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@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
10 Aug 09
It really depends on the products, some are okay to buy no name brands as you say like household cleaners and the like. But for food I usually go for popular ones because there is quality in taste. But for condiments or seasoning its okay to buy the cheaper ones its just the same.
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• Australia
11 Aug 09
I agree mostly however, I find with some foods, they taste the same link pasta & sauce mixes, cordial, some sodas, etc. I just don't see why I should pay a high price for something with a brand name when I can save money by buying the exact same thing that tastes or works the same :)
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
12 Aug 09
It depends on what I get and whether or not it is on sale. When it comes to milk I will go for name brand over no name brand as I prefer to buy the organic stuff. It may cost more, but it's worth it for the health of my family. When it comes to cereal I have bought the no name brand before, but only because the store I'd gone to wanted too much for the name brand cereal. What's funny though is that this store is supposed to be known for it's low prices. Go figure! LOL Wal-Mart on the other hand usually has such good prices on all their cereal that I go for name brand whenever I shop there. Happy mylotting!
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• Australia
21 Aug 09
I can see your point there but with me, if I can get the exact same thing as a no name, I'd rather save my money :)
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
10 Aug 09
I prefer to always buy the bigger bags of stuff that cost less. So I guess that would be the no name brands, when I compare nutrients and what not, there is very very little difference. I have no idea what Rice Bubbles are, and I don't really like Cornflakes, I much prefer my fruit-ios. Cheers.
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• Australia
12 Aug 09
I totally agree - most things are just the same...if I could, I would send you some rice bubbles through a pm here :P
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• Canada
21 Aug 09
We have a generic store bran here that is literally called No Name Brand, no kidding. Yellow boxes, yellow bags, yellow packaging. They make everything from ice cream to kitty litter. We have so many yellow packages in our house it's amazing. Theire stuff is cheap, and it's all really good. Their Vainlla Ice Cream is the B E S T ! ! ! We also buy generic brands from other stores too, when we are there. We don't always need a big name brand, for a good product.
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• Australia
21 Aug 09
That's funny that there is an actual brand called no name!! You look in my pantry & it's the same as yours - except it's called home brand where I get my groceries from - white lables with red writing. I totally agree with you on getting generics & it SAVES us heaps of money in the long run
@MichaelJay (1100)
10 Aug 09
The no name or supermarket own name are usually cheaper as you say but frankly I can see little difference between the quality and content than the 'famous' names. You are just paying for the big brands' higher overheads and marketing hype. After all, somebody has to and it will be passed on to the gullible consumer.
• Australia
12 Aug 09
I totally agree with you on that one however, there a a couple of things here in Australia that you need to buy the name brands coz the no name brands of certain things just don't taste the same for example - vegemite - it has to be kraft or nothing for me.
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