September 28, 2015

Quality of A Baby Formula Is Not Measured by the Popularity of Its Name (with $30 GC giveaway)




I remember those days when my daughter was a baby and how being a new mother, I was thrown into the arena of confusion on the many baby formulas that seem to magically appear in my doorstep. I was saturated with all sorts of popular brands claiming to be the best and enticing me with free samples. Although I chose to breastfed my child, I will admit, I found myself turning to baby formula when "I have no more to give" and my baby needed more - I'm sure you catch my drift - and had to come up with something substantial to meet her demand. With this little challenge in my hand, I went to town and shopped for baby formulas. But here's a caveat, you wouldn't have seen me in the popular baby formula aisle. Why? Why not.

Popular Brand Name Don't Mean Higher Quality
As a smart consumer, I'm an avid reader of  a product's ingredients along with other pertinent information like "manufactured by and for". If you do this, you will see a pattern that will make you wiser in choosing the product that's worth every penny in your pocket. Let me spell the secret out for you: most of these products have the same nutritional value but sold for a much higher price compared to store brand versions. In the end, you are paying for the name of the brand not the worth of the product itself.

So, why opt for an expensive popular brand name when you can have a store brand version with the same nutritional value but at a much lower price?

"Perrigo Nutritionals, also known as Store Brand Formula (SBF), are as nutritionally complete as the national brands, but cost significantly less. They are sold under individual retailer brands, such as Walmart’s Parent’s Choice and Target’s Up & Up Store brand product. Moms can purchase store brand products for their baby without compromising nutrition or spending a bundle! 
The FDA strictly regulates infant formula and how SBFs are nutritionally comparable to national brands like Enfamil and Similac. So essentially, the brand of formula you use is not unique, but of course your baby is unique. 
To shine the spotlight on the most important part of the formula equation: your baby, Perrigo Nutritionals is launching a “Unique Baby” Photo Sweepstakes in which the winner will receive $5,000 AND a year supply of Store Brand Formula."



SBF Unique Baby Sweepstakes
To shine the spotlight on the most important part of the formula equation: your baby, Store Brand Formula is launching a “Unique Baby” Photo Sweepstakes in which the winner will receive $5,000 AND a year supply of Store Brand Formula. Hurry and submit your entries here: http://bit.ly/1Fd2i6y - Best of luck!


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As a way to thank our rockin' readers, Perrigo Nutritionals is giving away a $30 Visa Gift Card to one (1) lucky winner.

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Disclaimer:  This post and the giveaway is sponsored by Perrigo Nutritionals. Opinions are solely mine unless otherwise quoted or stated. 

58 comments:

  1. I buy some store brand products, depending on what the product is, not really price.

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  2. I am a consumer of store brand products because I find them to be so much cheaper and just as good as name brand products!

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  3. Yes I always buy store brand products. My fave was SAMS formula.

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  4. Yes I buy grocery store brand products because they are usually a better deal.

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  5. I do buy Grocery store brand products because they are cheaper.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  6. Yes, I use store brands whenever possible because they help me save a lot.

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  7. Yes, I use store brands because they are more affordable

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  8. I do buy store brands for something, but somethings I prefer a name brand. I love to try the different store brand products, alot of them taste really good.

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  9. We do use store brand products. A lot of times they taste just as good and are less expensive.

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  10. I do buy store brand products, sometimes because they are less expensive and sometimes because I just like the store brand better!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  11. I use store brands quite often. I love to save money and they often taste the same or better. thank you

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  12. I do buy store brand products on lots of items. I find that many are the same as brand name and it's a great money saver for my family and I.

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  13. Yes I buy grocery store brand products because they are usually cheaper and often times taste just like name brand items.

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  14. Yes, I do buy some store brand products because they are more affordable and they taste good.

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  15. I am of certain things. Only when they taste good.

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  16. I don't mind some store brand products..

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  17. I am a consumer of Grocery store brand products because they are as good plus affordable.

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  18. I am a consumer of grocery brand items, definitely. Of course I do have some things and products that I do like certain brand names. Overall most are awesome and for a portion of the price!

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  19. I use Store brands. Most are just as good if not better than the name brands

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  20. I buy grocery store brand products to save money

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  21. Yes, I buy grocery brand items and like most of them.

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  22. I buy store brand groceries all the time!
    Entered the Rafflecopter as “Wild Orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  23. They are reasonably priced and usually work just as well.

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  24. Yes, some of the store brand products are better than name brand!

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  25. I buy some store brand products, I have found that some are made by the same company that makes the name brand ones.

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  26. I do buy store brand products at times, but not always. While I have no issue with the quality of store brands, there are certain product categories where I am fairly picky and have a favorite name brand.

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  27. I do buy some grocery store items. I find that they are often as good as brand names and cheaper.

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  28. I do buy a lot of store brand items. Many times I feel they are very similar or equal to name brands.
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  29. Some of them depending on the product. if it's a item that's comparable between the two ( maybe like with mayonnaise) then sure but other times (like with batteries) I think you still get the best quality buying the brand name ones

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  30. Yes I do buy grocery store brand name.
    I like the great savings.
    thank you

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  31. I buy them all the time to save money in our grocery budget

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  32. I do buy some store brand items because they are a better deal.

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  33. I buy some items store brand but some things I only use name brand

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  34. most taste as good at name brand

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  35. There are some products that I will buy store brand and other ones I will only buy name brand.

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  36. I buy whichever brand is on sale

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  37. I do use brand store products because they are usually cheaper.

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  38. I try the store brands and if I like them I buy them again because there cheeper.

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  39. Yes, I buy some store brand products. I check the ingredients and if they are the same as name brand, I will purchase whatever is cheapest.

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  40. I do use certain items that I know are good quality and price

    aggiegrad02@gmail.com

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  41. I'm a fan of some brand products. My boys prefer Kroger brand fruit snacks above all overs.

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  42. I am if it's cheaper and taste the same.

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  43. I always buy store brand products to save money....many of them are made by the name brand companies anyways!

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  44. Yes I do buy some store brands, usually paper products or other non food products as I feel they are just as good as the name brands and save my money to buy organic food products.

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  45. I buy store brands often. Kroger and Costco have great products.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  46. i do buy grocery store brand products when they are a better price and of equal value.

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  47. sometimes depending on price - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  48. Yes I buy grocery store brand products because they are usually less expensive

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  49. Yes, we love to buy store brand products to save money!

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  50. I usually buy store brand frozen fruit and veggies...they are cheaper and taste just as good as the brand names

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  52. I am! They tend to be less expensive, but sometimes still made by the big brand names!

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  53. Yes, I am a consumer of grocery store brand products. I think some of them are either better than, or taste/work similar to name brands.

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  54. I am because they are usually priced a lot less than name brand products

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  55. I purchase some store brand items when they are less expensive and the quality is comparable.

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  56. Heck YES I buy grocery store brands! I don't on some specific items, but I've been pleased with the quality at Baker's (Kroger), Hy-Vee, and Aldi.

    Thanks for a great giveway.

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  57. I buy them if there isn't a good deal on a name brand.

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  58. I use grocery store brands all the time. They are just as good as name brands and really helps me to stretch my food budget.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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