Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Budget Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-08-2012, 11:52 PM   #16
Chim Chiminy
Only problem is stale marshmallows sting..........especially when hit repeatedly in the behind.........
 
Chim Chiminy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Home is where the ARMY sends you!
Posts: 1,802

We do most of our shopping at Costco and so far have loved every Kirkland product we have tried.
Even their soda.

For other things we shop at HEB,but have not been happy with their store brand.
__________________
Liz
Proud DVC Owner at BCV and SSR!!!!

July 2010 BCV/AKV/VB trip
October 2010 DCL/BCV trip
Chim Chiminy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:13 AM   #17
daraddg
DIS Veteran
 
daraddg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Haddon Heights NJ
Posts: 617

Don't know if you have Wegmans where you are but they have the best store brands out of everything I have tryed.The cereal copies taste just like the originals, the ice cream isnt just pumped full of air.Excellent store and prices are great but also nice because they have such a wide array that you can also get expensive gourmet items there too.
__________________
previous stays:10/82 (1st trip),6/88(class trip),11/92(just the girls),10/98(honeymoon),6/2009(1st trip with the kids),10/2009 (GKTW),8/2010
daraddg is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-09-2012, 05:45 AM   #18
brobrosmom
DIS Veteran
 
brobrosmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 540

My favorite is Great Value at Wal-Mart. I also like Sam's store brands.
When I do my grocery shopping I would say that my buggy is 90% Great Value and 10% name brand.
__________________
DH 41 , ME 36 , DSD 16 , DS 9 , DS 7

brobrosmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 07:46 AM   #19
AmericangirlinFrance
DIS Veteran
 
AmericangirlinFrance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: the sunny south!
Posts: 761

When I lived in the land of Kroger, I really liked their store brand stuff, especially the "Private Selection."

Now I'm in the land of Publix and I'm not so impressed. Mostly because it's overpriced - Publix brand is ONLY cheaper if the name brand is not on sale, and name brands always go on sale (with coupons). And I don't think the quality is so great. (Their bagged salad is gross!)

If I want to save money, I buy store brand stuff at Aldi.
__________________
Me
DH

Florida residents!
AmericangirlinFrance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 09:32 AM   #20
jdcthree
DIS Veteran
 
jdcthree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,271

The only store brands I sometimes buy are Private Selection and Kirklands. That said, I did see a special that said many store brands are the exact same product as the name brand. They just switch the labels. I have no idea which products or brands though. They didn't reveal that info.
__________________
Art of Animation/Animal Kingdom Lodge 2012
Bay Lake Tower 2010
Beach Club 2007
Polynesian 2006
Wilderness Lodge 2005/06
jdcthree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 11:03 AM   #21
marcemc
I wouldn't be able to handle such fluffliness either
 
marcemc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Not Disneyland
Posts: 1,866

Target's up & up & Market Pantry

Costco's Kirland
__________________
DH me DS (8) DS (6) emma Mr. Ed
marcemc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 11:14 AM   #22
Tinkermommy
Not too exciting but we all can't have a tipped uterus!
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Johns Creek, GA
Posts: 1,836

Kirkland and Publix (especially their Greenwise organic line)

Seems there are a lot of use that buy house brands!
__________________
Me , DH DD12 DS7

Tinkermommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 11:56 AM   #23
cah5525
Mouseketeer
 
cah5525's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fort Ann, NY
Posts: 223

[QUOTE="MomToOne"]
just that making something on the same line does NOT mean it is the same as the name brand.

Yes, that's exactly what it means. I worked in a factory on a machine producing a product for three different companies, with three different price points, and packaging. I never stopped the machine just loaded the case packer with different packaging.
__________________
cah5525 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:12 PM   #24
powellrj
I am wide awake and on the dis boards
My db and I usually fight over the turkey bones
It was so bad, it was funny
Note to self, never make anyone suffer with thirst
 
powellrj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 16,102

I have always had good luck with Kroger and Meijers. I love Kroger frozen vegetables and at 10 for $10 you can't beat the price!
__________________



powellrj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:14 PM   #25
Pigeon
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7,162

I'm not picky and am pretty god with just about any store brands of everything. I normally shop at Price Chopper or Hannaford. The only thing I buy name brands of is mayo.
Pigeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 12:23 PM   #26
charming23
DIS Veteran
 
charming23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 6,248

I buy a lot of store brand items. I personally like the Great Value, Up&Up, Market Pantry, and Market District (Giant Eagle) brands.
__________________
Me (Elizabeth) DM (Sue) Cleo Caly
Forget Edward Cullen, Adam Lambert Dazzles me.
charming23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 01:26 PM   #27
MomToOne
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,377

Quote:
Originally Posted by cah5525 View Post
Yes, that's exactly what it means. I worked in a factory on a machine producing a product for three different companies, with three different price points, and packaging. I never stopped the machine just loaded the case packer with different packaging.
You worked on a line making butter, obviously there's not a whole lot of variation in "recipe" or ingredients for that. But when you talk about something like Baby Formula (which was the post I was responding to) there can be a lot of variation in recipe/ingredients.
MomToOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #28
Zhoen
Princess in Shining Armor
 
Zhoen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 598

When my girls were little, we gave used the Toys R Us/Babies R Us store brand (especially for baby) diapers and Lipil formula... I compared the labels and the ingredients were almost identical except EFB formula was higher on the recommended nutrients in many cases.
Zhoen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #29
dsneygirl
My little pirate is here
The mixed drinks always tasted yummy to me
 
dsneygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: VWL and Ontario
Posts: 5,304

Quote:
Originally Posted by marcemc View Post
Target's up & up & Market Pantry

Costco's Kirland


Almost everything in our medicine cabinet is now Up & Up. (Sunscreen, ibuprofen, face cream, children's tylenol etc)
__________________
FW 1980, 1984, 1988, DxL 1992, Canada Pavillon CM July 1997-July 1998, (Met DH at the BeaverTails shack) Off site Feb 1999 Engaged at Cindy's Sept 2000, DL GC Feb 2001, POFQ Sept 2001, Poly June 2002, Off site March 2003, FW Hallowe'en 2003, GF Xmas 2003, DisneyLand Oct 2004, FW May 2005 Joined DVC June 2005 SSR Oct 2005, OKW Dec 2005, DLH Mar 2006,DS's 1st Trip BCV & CBR Oct 2006, VWL & POR Dec 2006, BCV & POR May 2007, BWV & ASM Aug 2007, SSR Oct 2007 VWL Dec 2007, AKL/VWL Sept 2008, March 2009 Pop/BCV, Disney Wonder and AKV/BCV May 2009, AKL/VWL Sept 2009, OKW Dec 2009,Mar 2010 Disney Wonder and BLT, May 2010 AKL, Aug 2010 VWL/BCV,Dec 2010 AKL, Feb 2011 Disney Dream/VWL, May 2011 BLT, Sept 2011 VGC, Oct 2011 SSR, Aulani June 2012, BCV/VWL Sept 2012, AKV/BLT Sept 2013, Dec 2013 VWL/DisneyDream, Nov 2014 VGC
(me)(DH)(DS 7) (DS 2)



dsneygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 06:44 PM   #30
helloirishkitty
DIS Veteran
 
helloirishkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: WNY
Posts: 1,352

Wegmans and Up&Up. I LOVE Wegmans and Target
__________________
Disney 02.12.11 *WP/LSS/UK* New RunDisney Addict! DVC Owner at BLT
helloirishkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.