I will start by letting everyone know that I am an avid Walmart shopper. I had done other stores in the past but when a Super Walmart was built nearby and I found that I could get a screwdriver,shower curtain, children’s socks, a television, potting soil and groceries all in one store it became my main store for shopping.
It is a running joke in my family that if a product is available in the “Great Value Brand” I will buy it before the brand name product. I have actually been in the store and had my daughter say sarcastically “didn’t they have that in the Great Value brand mom?”. If you are not familiar with Great Value it is Walmart’s store brand for products. So I have to admit there is almost 100% truth to what they say. Unless I have a coupon that makes a brand name product cost the same or less than the generic equivalent I will buy generic. The bad part is that I make my family the guinea pigs to determine what I continue to buy generic or what items I need to stay brand loyal to. I do find that usually most generic products are equal to the quality of brand name products however you will find some that are not. So yes it is a game of trial and error. Thankfully I am not lacking for opinions in my home when something generic (or even brand name) just isn’t working out. If you haven’t used a generic brand give it a try to see if your family notices, you never know!!!! What experiences do you have with generic products versus brand name products?