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Commissary Store brands are the way to go!

Have you taken advantage of all the great deals the commissary has to offer?

Your local commissary now offers store brands that can help you save even more money. Products are available for those go to items such as dairy and frozen snacks, baby products, pet food, and natural and organic fruit and canned goods and of course those pantry items just to name a few.

If you are anything like me, getting the most bang for your buck is top priority. With fuel and food costs on the rise and not to mention two teens at home for the summer break saving money is really important to my family right now. I coupon whenever I can but I still find myself looking for new ways to save even more.

Buying store brands a lot of times comes out cheaper and in some cases is equal in quality. You can’t go wrong when buying staple foods such as salt, sugar and flour. Most of these everyday items only contain one ingredient so there really is no difference in the formula from one brand to another.

Next time you go grocery shopping be on the lookout for the following brands:
• Freedom’s Choice: Variety of products such as beverages, pantry items, dairy, snacks, and frozen foods
• Homebase: Nonfood items such as paper goods, food storage, trash bags, disposable tableware and cleaning supplies
• Tippy Toes: Baby Products such as formula, baby food, diapering and bath and skin care
• Crav’n Flavor: Frozen appetizers and snacks & refrigerated dough and biscuits
• Full Circle: GMO-Free and USDA organic certified items such as canned, jar and dried foods, frozen fruit and vegetables, ice cream, cheese, butter, granola, cookies, crackers and snack bars
• Top Care: Health and beauty items
• Pure Harmony: Pet food for cats and dogs
• Flock’s Finest: Wild bird food

I tested out a few items during my last shopping trip and I definitely saw a difference in prices. Favorites like pizza rolls go fast in our house. Here is a quick comparison:

The leading brand sold for $4.45 while the commissary’s Crav’n Flavor Brand only cost $2.36. There was a 4oz difference in the bag sizes but the overall savings was great and even better my kids didn’t notice a difference in the taste.

While picking up more dog food I couldn’t help but notice the cost difference in Pure Harmony’s Brand versus the Blue Buffalo Brand. They offered a variety of flavors which ranged from $5-7; while the leading competitors bag, same size cost $10 more.

Lastly, I decided to make a spur of the moment purchase and conduct a taste test on cookie dough. Once again my kids preferred the taste of the commissary’s Crav’n Flavor Brand.

A lot of people are stressed about the rising costs of food right now but the commissary always has your back. Commissary Store brands are absolutely the way to go when you want quality products and the savings you deserve!

Lasonja Williams

Lasonja Williams is an Air Force Veteran with 21 years of experience in Logistics. She enjoys sharing information and finding new ways to help others. She is also a mom of two teenagers. She loves blogging, baking and spending time with her family.