Which branded items would you happily swap for cheaper (just as good) alternatives?

(8 Posts)
Sunnyshores Fri 22-Feb-13 20:37:03

Trying to save some pennies.....

Are there any branded items that you love, but have found a cheaper alternative that is honestly just as good?

My finds:
Disarono ammaretto - Lidl Armilar ammaretto
Andrex shea butter toilet roll - Morrisons shea butter
John Lewis plain cotton sheets - La Redoute
John Lewis lighting - BHS (not in all cases)

Anyone?

amazonianwoman Fri 22-Feb-13 20:52:59

Pretty much everything in Aldi, I save at least £40/week I reckon compared to a comparable shop in Tesco.

Just found beautiful glass 'flower bottle' in Next today, £4.

Similar Dartington one in J Lewis - about £36.

ethelb Fri 22-Feb-13 23:46:37

Once i year i go into the company see if there is anything gorgeous i have to have and go and find it for a third the price in John Lewis.

Though I realise that is not exactly frugal.

PigletJohn Sat 23-Feb-13 01:31:58

Aldi mayo, better than Hellmans.

nannyl Sat 23-Feb-13 14:20:57

morrisons version of magnums are better (IMO) than magnums

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 23-Feb-13 14:23:05

Waitrose Essentials baked beans are way nicer than Heinz.

Sunnyshores Sun 24-Feb-13 11:34:14

EthelB - not heard of the company - is there a website?

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