Disclosure: Giant Foods provided me with a $20 Gift Card and product samples to facilitate this review. All opinions, as always, are my own.
One thing I learned when I decided to become a stay-at-home Mom is that sticking to a budget is key to keeping the finances in check. Through trial and error I learned many valuable ways to save money, especially when it comes to grocery shopping. Since life can get super hectic and extreme couponing was not always possible, I found that trying and sometimes switching over to store brand products, especially for cleaning, baking, condiments and snack items was another great way to shave down the grocery bill. Often I was surprised at how well many store brand products compare to the brand name ones I was used to buying!
GIANT Foods is so confident of their Own Brand items, that they are challenging you to give their brand a try! During the weeks of March 16th and March 23rd, when you purchase select national brand products, you will receive GIANT Own Brands equivalent products for FREE! What a great opportunity to try these items for yourself!
Did you know that all of GIANT’s own brand products have been quality tested and if they do not pass the customer feedback test, they do not make it to GIANT’s shelves? How awesome is that? I love that they are willing to get consumers directly involved in these types of decisions to assure that the products truly live up to what the customers expect and want.
Here is a listing of the items you will be able to try out during the promotion. I have added some price comparisons on the products so that you can compare the savings off regular prices:
Week of March 16 – 22, 2014
- Buy Ballpark Beef Franks (15 oz) (Reg price $3.99), get Own Brands Beef Franks (16 oz), (Reg price $2.99) FREE
- Buy Coke (2 liter)(Reg price $1.79), get Own Brands Cola (2 liter) (Reg price $0.89) FREE
- Buy Charmin Bath Tissue (6 pack)(Reg price $5.39) , Get Own Brands Bath Tissue (6 pack) (Reg price $4.99) FREE
- Buy Claritin Allergy (Reg price $10.69), Get Own Brands Allergy (Reg price $5.99) FREE
Week of March 23 – 29, 2014
- Buy Bounty Paper Towels (single roll) (Reg price $2.59), get Own Brands Paper Towels (single roll)(Reg price $1.50) FREE
- Buy Quaker Chewy Bars (8 pack)(Reg price $3.49), get Own Brands Chewy Bras (10 pack) (Reg price $2.69) FREE
- Buy Campbells Chunky Soup (1 can)(Reg price $2.69) , get Own Brands Chunky Soup (Reg price $1.79) FREE
- Buy Ben & Jerry’s Pints (1 pint) (Reg price $4.39), get Own Brands Ice Cream Pints (1 pint) (Reg price $2.99) FREE
Thanks to GIANT, I was given the opportunity to sample and compare several of the name brand and Own Brand products for myself. I will say – I was really impressed with the toilet tissue and paper towels and will certainly be purchasing these again in the future. The texture and quality was very similar to the brand name products. My husband and kids gobbled up the chewy granola bars, which make a great snack for school or on the go. We were already big fans of the own brand ice cream and have already been buying that for quite some time. It is sweet, creamy and offered in a variety of flavors that we love. Overall, I was really impressed with the overall taste and quality of the food and the overall performance of the paper products. Although not every item was exactly the same as the brand name, I am confident that I would be happy to switch several of these items to shave more off of my grocery bill and stretch my dollar when coupons and or sales are not an option on the brand name items. I am looking forward to trying more of GIANT’s own brand products each time I shop!
Are you ready to take the GIANT challenge yourself? Thanks to the generosity of GIANT Foods, one very lucky Delco Deal Diva reader is going to win a $25 gift card to GIANT so that you can try some of the Own Brand Products yourself! Simply enter via the easy Rafflecopter form below. Winner will be selected on March 22, 2014. Good Luck!