My family is a one income household, and we have felt the full thrashing of the weak economy. Cutting back is important and saving money on grocery items helps make our dollars stretch to be able to place more food on the table. If I don’t have a coupon to bring a name brand item below the cost of a generic product, I will try and grab the money saving product instead.
Recently I was sent some Walmart Great Value products to sample and asked to give my opinion. The items I tested and tasted were…
Great Value Twist & Shout Sandwich Cookies. Compared to the Nabisco’s Oreos.
The Great Value Chocolate Twist & Shout Sandwich Cookies cost $2.00 in comparison to the Nabisco Oreos which were on sale for $2.78. Giving you a savings of $0.78.
The Great Value Cheese Crackers. Compared to the Sunshine Cheez-It.
The Great Value Cheese Crackers cost $2.38 in comparison to the Cheez-It crackers which were regularly $2.98. Buying the Great Value crackers would save you $0.60.
The Great Value Cinnamon Crunch cereal. Compared to the GM’s Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
The Great Value Cinnamon Crunch can be purchased at $2.24. The GM cereal costs $3.24. Your saving $1.00 by buying the Great Value product.
The Great Value Pecan Shortbread Cookies. Compared to Keebler’s Pecan Sandies.
The Great Value Pecan Shortbread Cookies were $2.38 in comparison to the Sandies which cost $2.98. Buying the Great Value cookies saves you $0.60.
The Great Value Honey Nut Spins. Compared to the GM’s Honey Nut Cheerios.
The Great Value Honey Nut Spins can be purchased for $2.36. The Honey Nut Cheerios cost $3.24. You save $0.88.
The total savings of choosing the five Great Value products over the name brand items is $3.86. The money I saved can help place more food in my cart. The Wamart Great Value line consists of more than 5,200 products. Imagine if you could do this with most of the items on your grocery list! How much would you save?
The only problem I have with the Great Value products is the packaging SCREAMS generic. I understand there is a need to keep production costs down in order to bring the products to the shelves at a low cost, but the packaging needs a face-lift. Walmart already changed the look of the items not to long ago, but I think there is a need for a new design and a more sustainable packaging idea. What do you think about the packaging?
The actual taste of the Great Value products are delicious and taste as good or better than the name brand items.
Have you tried the Great Value products? What is your opinion about them?
(prices may vary depending on location)