Are you a brand snob?

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Just because you like a specific brand doesn’t make you a brand snob. However, have you tried other makers to see if your brand is really the best? Colin over at Hip2Save challenged us to a taste test of our favorite brands. I picked three items that we buy on a regular basis to see how they stand up against store brands. How does your brand stand up? You might be surprised!

We did this video a couple weeks ago. Since then I was able to get Honey Nut Cherrios for as low as $0.69 for a 17 oz. box. This is a great deal. So if you have an in-ad coupon, club card, and manufacturer coupons you can get the name brand for a lot less. This week, you can still get HNC for as low as $1.38. This price is still lower than the store brand.

One thing you should note. In San Francisco, our prices are a lot higher than most stores not surrounded by a bunch of water. So when I tell you the prices, this is what I paid at my Safeway store. Also, we were not paid to endorse any of these products. This is our own personal opinion.

5 comments

  1. Jennifer Fisher 4pm, October 13

    Hi Cam! Love your video…liked the fast forward of the taste test! Great job. Jenn Bower-Fisher

  2. Julia @ The Frugal Find 6pm, October 13

    I’m a total snob :) Brand snob that is, but thankfully I can get those items close to free with coupons. LOVED your video, not so sure your hubby was loving it…

    Hi Mr. Frugal Day!

  3. Cam 9pm, October 13

    I know, I still buy named brands because you can get some really great deals. You can’t beat $0.40 for a box of Cheerios! But, the Safeway mayo was so much better! ;)

  4. Yvonne 9pm, October 13

    hehe this is an awesome video! I might have to think twice the next time I buy mayo!

  5. Diana Warren 3pm, October 14

    Loved the video Cam…was totally surprised by the Best Foods taste test…I’ve been a Best Foods fan since I was a kid. I will definitely give the store brand a chance next time I nee mayo.

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