Monday, October 27, 2008

TMR Frugal Living Tip #42

Today's thrifty tip is buy more generics. This could be food, medicines, and even beauty items like skin care. I even prefer some generic items to the name brand. The funny thing is they are packaged and processed at the same plants, but just a different label. The same foods but just cheaper. This could save you as much as 30-40% as the name brands. I don't have double store coupons and mostly local stores.

Generic medicines are just as good as name brand. They have to go through the same testing and regulations. This will definitely save you a lot of money, especially on prescriptions. I always ask for the generic form if available. My co-pays are much cheaper as well. I can usually pay $4 for certain prescriptions.

5 comments:

lori said...

I try to shop generic whenever possible...the quality is the same in my opinion.

BUT, I have to disagree that generic medicines are the same as name brands. I don't know why, but many of the generic formulas I've tried don't work as well as the name brands do.

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Marrid66 said...

Yep I agree. I try to buy generics whenever I can.

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Felicia said...

I'm with you on this!

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razz said...

It is so hard for me to buy generic sometimes but I am slowly learning and it really does save!

Jodi said...

I do buy generic for the most part, if at all possible. I am sorry to say hubby does have to have his Miracle Whip, lol! Other then that is it all pretty much generic if I can get it that way, even my prescriptions are, if at all possible.