Like many women, I wear a daily pantyliner. Since the key word there is daily, I have to keep them in stock, and I often glare at the package in the Target aisle, hating that I have to spend $5 on the things. Generally I buy the Always brand, more out of habit than anything, though partly because they work and once that happens my philosophy is "why change?" Especially with something as boring as a pantyliner.
But last Target run, when I had to restock, I noticed that the Target brand (colored purple, just like the Always box) was not only less money, but was more than double the quantity for that same item. Score, I think! And I buy them, thinking I am so smart.
Well, I use two to one of the Target brand vs. the Always brand, and sometimes more because they don’t stick to underwear for beans. So not only did I save no money, I have increased hassle. Lesson learned.
Though, now all I can think of is the year Jeff, Dan, Dee Dee & I went on the Christmas Tour of Homes in Washington and right next to the tree was a pantyliner, right there in the middle of the rug. I’m betting it was off-brand, too.