Stockpiling Saturday – Brands

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Today for Stockpiling Saturday I want to talk about Brands. Do you have a brand you can not get out of your house?

I did! It was Jif! It was the same at Melissa’s house! Now my favorite peanut butter is FREE! I still like Jif but I like FREE much better! I have found no huge difference between the peanut butters other than price! Some seem a little creamier and some maybe a little more dry but the difference is not huge. My favorites are Planters and Skippy!

The other brand I could not get out of my house was Charmin! I still buy Charmin when I have a coupon but I also try other brands. I try to buy Free or close to free toilet paper but there are still some things it is hard to break free (no pun intended) from! My oldest son does not like other brands. He calls them CHEAPO paper. Melissa and I laugh at him all the time!

Brand Loyalty and Store brands often hurt your couponing. The reason is because if you look closely you can get a brand name for free or close to free. This is when you stockpile. Store brands usually do not have coupons so they are the same price no matter what. I would rather buy a package that is a little smaller for Free then buy a store brand to get more. This is another “think outside the box” idea!

I love to hear your comments! What are you loyal to and can you break free?

Stockpiling 101 Series:

What is a stockpile?

How do you build a stockpile?

How to use the freezer to stockpile

Monthly Menu Planning

Collecting your coupons

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Comments

  1. Scott toilet paper. When it goes on special i stock up for the year for myself and my fam. One roll is equal to 4 or more rolls of any other brand, and as we live in the country my septic tank is much happier without the thick fluffy stuff. I’ve actually bought some of the other stuff when it’s free and gave it away after one roll. It’s like texas toilet paper. It don’t take poop off of anyone :) (my husbands quote not mine) Walgreens has a very close toilet paper so if i have RR or jingle cash about to expire i will buy a bunch of theirs.

  2. We have no brand loyalty per se but my husband can not use certain types of products because of sensitive skin. I am limited on certain products I buy whether they are free or not. (I do donate this items if we can not use them.)

  3. Great topic. Couponers do figure out early on in their journey that they cannot be too brand loyal, if they want to take advantage of the best deals. What I have personally found is that, I sometimes run across items that I have bought for little or nothing that I cannot use, or do not like to use. In those situations, I give the rest away to a shelter or food bank, make a note not to buy that particular brand, and then I know to stock up on alternatives of that item. So, for those who might only like Tide detergent, for example (that is not me; I like several detergents!), when it goes on sale and there are great coupons, you would want to get A LOT of that!

  4. I have tried very very hard to find Free to cheap toilet paper but fail and I’m not brand loyal at all. I am a coupon. Freak and still only can get my price to 17 cents per roll and that’s when I stockpile. Anyone have any tips? We have 4 young kids and sure go thru a lot of paper.

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