Saving with Store Brands

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This post is brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are my own.

An easy way to save on your grocery and household bill is to buy store brands. I was brought up using store brands and that is the way I run my household today. I look for store brands as much as I can so that I can stay on budget. In my personal experience, store brands are the same quality as national brands with a smaller price tag.

I recently took a trip to my local Dollar General to check out their line of store brand items and let me tell you I was pleasantly surprised. They had tons of whole food staples to choose from such as flour, sugar, vinegar, eggs, rice, beans, spices, tea, etc. for a fraction of the price. I was really impressed because being a dollar store I expected them to only carry things like chips and cookies in their brand, but they had so much more!

I ended up purchasing their tea bags and cinnamon almonds to see how they compared to the national brands. My family goes through a gallon of tea per week and we brew our own to save money so I was excited to try the Clover Valley Tea Bags by Dollar General. I was impressed by the value because it was $2 for 100 tea bags which was $1.50 less than the name brand option. I came home and brewed up my tea as usual and I couldn’t tell a difference from any other name brand that I have tried.

I was also surprised to find that Dollar General carried Cinnamon Almonds. I like to buy these as a treat for myself from time to time so I thought I would try the Clover Valley brand and they were great! Nuts are really expensive and I’m glad I tried these because now I have an easy way to save on one of my indulgences. They were $2.75 for a 5 oz bag.

Here is a list of the Dollar General store brands that you can look for next time you shop:

Clover Valley (Food)

Rexall (Health)

EverPet and Forever Pals (Pet)

Sweet Smiles (Candy)

DG Body (Personal Care)

DG Health (Health and Wellness)

DG Home (Cleaning and Household Supplies)

DG Baby (Diapers and Baby Supplies)

Overall, I was impressed by the Dollar General store brand and would definitely see myself purchasing more items in the future.

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Do you buy store brands? If so, have you ever tried Dollar General Brands? I’d love to know your experience!

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4 Comments

  1. I buy DG all the time...it's close to my house and I don't have to step foot in the dreaded Wal-Mart! :) Being a single mom of two boys (one is a teenager) I have to make my $$ work even harder so you will find a lot of DG and Clover Valley labels in our house. So far most of the food has tasted exactly like the name brand- I regularly purchase crackers, cereal, bread, and breakfast pastry (pop tarts). The L.A. Colors makeup works wonderfully and you can't tell that it's only $1 or $2 per item! I've also gotten a lot of compliments on the $1 nail polish by the registers:) The apricot face scrub works just as well as St. Ives. My 7 year old absolutely loves the toy selection and prefers to buy presents for his buddies there over Wal-Mart because "they are cooler and have a better selection!".
  2. I am a single mother of a growing 9yo and 4yo twins.I don't get help from their fathers and have had to make do with little.I go to our dollar general often to stock up on household items.Our town recently built a larger one and they have started selling small put together furniture items.They are way cheaper then Wal-mart and I can go in with $20 and walk out with a months worth of supplies if Im careful. I just found your site and I love the advice. Thank you.

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