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Products I will not go cheap, or generic on. Brands I won’t Compromise on

8 Apr

We all love to save money. But even I, who have been dubbed a “cheapskate” by many for my refusal to buy anything full price, will  not buy some things unless they are of a certain brand.  Also this is not expensive to do since I have come to the realization that when using coupons its cheaper to buy the brand name anyway.   So I don’t look much at generic brands as much as I use to when I didn’t know any better.

Dish washing soaps – Dawn or Palmolive for me! The others are not as concentrated.

Laundry Detergent – Tide all the way. Many of the generic I tried are less concentrated. Even the once that claimed there were “2x” or “3x” in concentration.

Body soaps – Dove, Caress, and Olay. The others are not as moisturizing, more like hand washing soap.

Wipes – I don’t have a baby but I use it for my face and will not buy generic brands for that. Only Huggies or Pampers

Barbeque sauces – The generic ones are always too sweet to me. yuck! I like Kraft and KC Masterpiece.

Frozen Pizza- Either Digiorno, or Freschetta

Garbage bags: Nothing compares to Glad  and Hefty. I have tried generic and they ripped before I walked out the door and had a big mess to clean up.

Deodorant – I tried the generic versions and lets just say I didn’t lift up my arm past  12:00 PM. Lol!!! I love Secret, Lady’s Speed Stick and Degree.

Mascara- Those cheap dollar store no name brands just don’t work. For drugstore Maybelline is almost always great.

Paper towels –  Bounty and Brawny for me. the others are too thin

Electronics: I will not spend money on laptops, tv, printers or other electronics unless its a name I have heard of before and KNOW it has a good reputation, no matter how cheap it is.

Toilet paper – I’m not even  going to tell you the stories. Yuck!  But I stick to Charmin.

Mayonnaise Kraft or Miracle Whip.  The other brands just don’t look –or taste right.

Black tea – Only Lipton or Tetly. Drink the generic, and you might be asking where the tea flavor went.

Free 1 Year Subscription to Metropolitan Home

26 Sep

I have used these people before for subscriptions. No gimmicks here. I got NO bills.  And they do actually show up starting in about 2 months.

Pier 1 Imports Dinnerware Prize Package Giveaway

9 Sep

Ten lucky winners will receive four place settings of the Carynthum Dinnerware Set from Pier 1 Imports.

Entry period: Thursday September 03 2009 – Tuesday November 03 2009

Lou Lou Land’s Blog Giveaway xxx

8 Sep

She has reached more than 105 followers, so it is celebration time!  She is giving away some of her  favourite things -definitely included will be a Sleek Curious palette, goodies from ME ME ME, Barry M, Collection 2000,2True, ELF,one surprise MAC item and much, much more.

click here to enter Ends september 9

Win Aromatherapy Fizzing Bath Tablets

8 Sep

The giveaway runs from 10:00 AM PST today (Monday) until 10:00 PM PST, September 13th (Sunday).