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Store brands are a great way to get those products you’re gonna buy anyway without paying the brand-name prices.

When it comes to Target and Walmart’s generic brands, not all products are created equal. Here’s what to get and where:

 

1. Cotton Swabs – WINNER: Walmart

  • Equate Q-Tips (750 ct.) – $3.17
  • Up & Up Q-Tips (750 ct.) – $3.79 ($3.60 with REDcard)

 

2. Ibuprofen – WINNER: Target

  • Equate Ibuprofen (200 tablets) – $4.00
  • Up & Up Ibuprofen (200 tablets) – $3.99 ($3.79 with REDcard)

 

3. Diapers – WINNER: Walmart

  • Parent’s Choice 42 ct. – $4.42 ($0.11/diaper)
  • Cloud Island 32 ct. – $7.99 ($0.25/diaper) ($7.59 with REDcard or $0.24/diaper)

 

4. Baby Wipes – WINNER: Walmart

  • Parent’s Choice 800 ct. – $13.47
  • Cloud Island 800 ct. – $16.99 ($16.14 with REDcard)

 

 

5. Cocoa Butter Lotion – WINNER: Target

  • Equate Cocoa Butter Conditioning Body Lotion 24.5 oz. – $3.42 ($0.14/oz.)
  • Up & Up Moisturizing Lotion 20.3 oz. – $2.79 ($0.14/oz.) ($2.65 with REDcard – $0.13/oz.)

 

6. Epsom Salt – WINNER: Target

  • Equate Epsom Salt 8 lb. bag – $5.00
  • Up & Up Epsom Salt 8 lb. bag – $4.99 ($4.74 with REDcard)

 

7. Hand Soap – WINNER: Walmart (unless you have REDcard)

  • Equate Hand Soap with Aloe Vera 7.5 oz. – $0.75
  • Up & Up Hand Soap 7.5 oz. – $0.79 ($0.75 with REDcard)

 

8. Paper Towels – WINNER: Target

  • Great Value Sustainable Paper Towels $2.46 (320 ct.) $0.008 per sheet
  • Smartly Paper Towels $1.19 (200 ct.) $0.006 per sheet ($1.13 with REDcard)

 

 

9. Plastic Forks – WINNER: Tie

  • Great Value Plastic Forks (100 ct.) – $3.13 ($0.03 apiece)
  • Smartly Plastic Forks (48 ct.) – $1.59 ($0.03 apiece) ($1.51 with REDcard)

 

10. Trash bags – WINNER: Walmart

  • Great Value Tall Kitchen Trash Bags 13 gallon 60 ct. – $5.12 ($0.09 per bag)
  • Smartly Kitchen Trash Bags 13 gallons 10 ct. – $1.19 ($0.12 per bag) ($0.11 with REDcard)

 

11. Paper Plates – WINNER: Target

  • Great Value Everyday Dinner Paper Plates 140 ct. – $9.87 ($0.08/plate)
  • Coated Smartly Paper Plates 120 ct. – $5.59 ($0.05/plate)

 

12. Organic Apple Juice – WINNER: Walmart

  • Great Value Organic Apple Juice 64 oz. – $2.38
  • Simply Balanced Organic Apple Juice 64 oz. – $3.49 ($3.32 with REDcard)

 

 

13. Organic Chili Powder – WINNER: Target

  • Great Value Organic Chili Powder 2 oz. – $4.92 ($2.46/oz.)
  • Simply Balanced Organic Chili Powder 3.1 oz. – $4.99 ($1.61/oz.) or $4.74 with REDcard ($1.53/oz.)

 

14. Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter – WINNER: Target

  • Great Value Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz. – $3.92 ($0.25/oz.)
  • Simply Balanced Crunchy Peanut Butter 16 oz. – $3.99 (0.25/oz.) ($3.79 with REDcard)

 

15. Organic Black Chia Seeds – WINNER: Target

  • Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds 12 oz. – $12 ($1/oz.)
  • Simply Balanced Organic Black Chia Seeds 6 oz. – $3.99 ($0.67/oz.)

 

16. Cereal – WINNER: Walmart

  • Great Value Organic Honey Nut Oats Toasted Cereal 12.25 oz. – $2.98
  • Simply Balanced Organic Honey Nut Hoops Breakfast Cereal 12.25 oz. – $3.39 ($3.22 with RedCard)

 

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Battle of the Store Brands: Target vs. Walmart