Buy the Store Brands and Save Money
Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2012 at 7:00 am
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with your family, to be thankful for the good things in your life, and to watch football on television. It is also a time when your grocery bill gets incredibly expensive! You can save some money if you buy the store brands instead of the name brands. Add a little something to them, and your family probably won’t know the difference!
Grocery stores used to have an aisle that was filled with generics. The labels were black and white, or black and yellow, and they were very easy to spot. Today, the generics aren’t as easy to find. If you don’t happen to know the names of the store brands, you will pass right by them.
Take the time to do a price comparison between the store brands and the name brands before you toss them into your cart. The store brands are usually less expensive, but there might be a sale on some of the name brands. Here is a quick list of store brands to start looking for.
Safeway and Vons
Lucerne – dairy products
Pantry Essentials – vegetables, breads, hamburger buns, cereal, hot dogs, and more
Fresh Decor – candles, decorative holiday plates, place mats, linen tablecloths
The Snack Artist – potato chips, tortilla chips, cheese puffs, pretzels
Refreshe – soda, flavored water, water
Open Nature – dairy products, breads, ice cream, sausage, frozen dinners, cheese
Eating Right – over 200 products in just about every section of the store
Signature Cafe – fried chicken, deli sandwiches, soups
Primo Taglio – meat and cheese
Mom to Mom – baby products
Safeway Select – over 3,000 products just about every section of the store
O Organics – affordable organic food
Bright Green – environmentally friendly cleaning products
Rancher’s Reserve – line of premium 100% beef
Meijer store brands are easy to spot because they have the name Meijer in them: Meijer, Meijer Gold, Meijer Organics, Meijer Naturals, Meijer Ecowise, and Meijer Elements.
Essential Everyday – products from every section of the store
Wild Harvest – organic products
Stockman & Dakota – USDA choice Premium Angus beef
Baby Basics – baby products
Culinary Circle – products from every section of the store.
Kroger and Ralph’s
Fresh Selections – vegetables and salad
Big K – products from every selection of the store
Comforts – baby products
Private Selections – appetizers, deli meat and cheese, pizza, pasta, ice cream
Target has two store brands, Archer Farms, and Market Pantry. Both include products from all sections of the grocery store.