The opposite of 'what is worth spending on'
November 22, 2012 7:41 PM Subscribe
What store-brand products are a good value?
posted by Fig to shopping (45 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
Mr Fig and I are starting to go on a massive saving kick for the next 2-3 years. To help, I am expanding the number of household products I buy that are generic. This has been met with mixed success. For example: toilet paper - generic is generally lower-quality, but suitable. Same with at least some cereals. Wal-Mart-brand K Cups are terrible, they keep clogging up the Keurig. (I know other forms of coffee are cheaper, but I like the Keurig, for now. It's on my list of future budget cuts).
What have you found to be good items to buy generically, and which have been terrible?
If it matters - we are not currently Costco members, but we do have a Sam's Club membership.