Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I was in a rush yesterday to grab some last minute nasal spray for one of my kids as they went off on their vacation with Grandma. I was closer to Safeway, which I hardly ever shop at, so I decided to stop in there to get it. I always buy the generic version because early on I learned that when you compare ingredients, generic has the same darn thing. The only thing missing is the brand name. I finally found it and looked at the price, expecting to pay the $1.78 that I find it at Win-co, and HOLY MOLY that same exact generic nasal spray at Safeway was $4.99. I had never compared generic prices before. I was always under the assumption that generic was cheapest wherever I went but let me just tell ya, shop around for your generics just like you would for your brand names. As I started to compare their other generic prices with the prices I find in my other stores I was floored. So remember that generics are not a blanket statement for "cheap".