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Frugal victory with my daughter

January 19th, 2007 at 09:51 am

My daughter is a victim of Madison Avenue. As hard as we've tried to fight it, she keeps thinking there is something inherently wrong with store brand products. We still buy a bunch of them, but there are certain things she insists on brand name.

A few weeks ago, we were at the supermarket and she needed waffles, which she has for breakfast most mornings. I showed her the price difference between the Eggos and the store brand. She agreed to try the store brand. I told her if she didn't like them, she didn't have to get them again.

Guess what. She thought they were just fine. We only bought the small box (10) that first time to try them. When we went back the other day, we bought the bulk pack of 48 which made the unit price even cheaper. I didn't figure out exactly what that is saving, but since she eats 3 waffles a day, I know it will add up pretty quickly.

So the next time I want her to try something generic, I'll just remind her about the waffles.

6 Responses to “Frugal victory with my daughter”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Good for you!!

  2. frugalmomof1 Says:

    DH and I actually prefer the store brand waffles over Eggo. Smile

  3. living_in_oz Says:

    LOL! My kids don't even know what the name brands taste like since I've never purchased them! We(including my kids) are brand loyal to only a few products. There are a few brands my kids prefer over the store brand, and they are more than welcome to buy them with their own moneyWink For some reason they never prefer them SO much that they use their own money to purchase them!

  4. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    You've seen the 'Clever Packaging Lesson' posted in my blog under Kids and Saving Money, right?

  5. baselle Says:

    Heh heh. Waffles are one thing...you'll know you've won when you get her to use store brand shampoo. Big Grin

  6. disneysteve Says:

    baselle - I won't even attempt that one. I've tried several store brand shampoos myself and have yet to find one that is anywhere near as good as the brand name equivalents.

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