Monday, July 26, 2010

Buying Generic?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you buy generic products? Sometimes our family is extremely brand loyal, sometimes we'll buy whatever is on sale and/or with a (double) coupon, and occasionally we'll find that the generic or store brand is as good or better than the highly advertised and more expensive brand name.

Since my mom passed away last month, I find myself thinking about her in odd (well, not so odd if you knew her) situations... my mom always found a way to save money, and yesterday I stumbled across an article that was just the type of thing she would have clipped for me: 10 Products to Always Buy Generic. At the top of the list I found over-the-counter medications. While my doctors often recommend the generic prescription medication, I honestly hadn't given much thought to replacing Benadryl or Aleve with the store brand, but I guess the basic ingredients are the same and are produced by the brand name OTC drug companies anyway. Same goes for store brand formula. In the U.S., as stipulated by the Infant Formula Act, all infant formulas, whether brand name or generic, are subject to the same regulations which govern manufacturing and ingredients. So the store brand infant formulas sold at major retailers provide the same level of nutrition at a value price and must meet the same exacting FDA nutritional requirements, quality and safety standards as all the major brands.

I don't agree with #2 (cereal) on the list, though... when Roxy gets a hankering for Frosted Flakes, I need my Tony the Tiger telling me they're grrrrrreat and no generic store brand will do.

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