This week there is a theme to the WFMW. Guess I oughta stick to the topic. ๐Ÿ˜›

So, Shannon, a loyal available store brand buyer like myself wants to know… which store brand items do we fork over the extra pennies for?

I had to think about it for a few minutes, but then I realized there are a few, though not many. For the most part, I really don’t care. Here goes (in the order that I think of them in):

#1 Borden 2% Milk Sandwich Cheese Slices – yeah, that’s a biggie. I have bought store brand cheese in the past. But it’s a toss up. Some are okay. Some are NOT. Also, the 2% makes them lower in fat and calories without tasting, um, less than pleasant. I like it. So I buy it. So there. ๐Ÿ™‚

#2 Real Pepsi. Okay that’s not for me. I’ll drink anything carbonated that even remotely looks like a soda, unless it is red, purple, orange or some other color besides clear or caramel. However, Big Daddy drinks Pepsi. So Pepsi Big Daddy gets.

#3 Yoplait Gogurt for the kids. My kids won’t eat yogurt with pieces in it and Gogurt is completely smooth. Yogurt is a good source of calcium so I like them to have some from time to time. Plus, I love the fact that they can open them themselves and don’t even dirty a spoon. It’s handy.

#4 Pace Picante, the chunky. No specific reason, really, except that it just tastes better than the others and I like all the chunks of veggies. However, at some point I’m going to try my hand at making my own salsa and then Pace will just be out of luck.

#5 Name brand shampoo & Conditioner. Right now it’s L’Oreal Vive Pro. But I have a tendency to change after a while to something new. ๐Ÿ™‚ I tried going with the cheaper brands for a while but when my hair went and got all curly, that option just went out the window. ๐Ÿ™

So that’s all I can think of right now. There are probably a few more, but I know that when I check out, at least 90% of what I buy is store brand. There are a few things that I don’t mind the store brand of, but buy the name brand of if I have a little extra room in the budget, like JIF peanut butter, Daisy sour cream, and Mrs. Bairds bread. But mostly, I’m a penny pincher. Yup – that’s me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Works For Me Wednesday is graciously hosted by Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer.


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Hey, yโ€™all! Iโ€™m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and Iโ€™m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, Iโ€™m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and sheโ€™s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!