Pay only $3 for grocery items?

Pay only $3 for grocery items?

October 22, 2018 0 By Smartshopperdaphne

PAY ONLY $3 FOR GROCERY ITEMS?
Is Brandless really a deal? We did the research. Find out the results below!

Pay $3 for everything on this site! 

What do you look for when shopping…brand names, low prices, convenience?  I found a site that may change how you shop! It’s called Brandless.com and their claim is better food at affordable prices. Everything on the site is $3! How? One reason is that everything on the site is an all-private label, meaning it’s brandless! The company adds that they cut out the middleman and ship directly to you so that you can save a little cash. The site has more than 300 products, everything from household items, groceries, to beauty products. So how good are their deals? I searched store after store to see if you’re really saving.

First on my list, Organic Fair Trade Medium Roast Ground Coffee. You’ll pay $3 for six ounces on Brandless.com. At Target, I found a 12-ounce bag of the Seattle’s Best Coffee. Similar coffee, with a brand name. The cost is $5.69. Do the math and in this case, your better deal is to buy the bag at Target.

Next on my list, organic instant oatmeal. You’ll get eight 1.51 ounce packs for $3 at Brandless. Walmart charges $2.24 for eight 1.41 ounce packs. Sure, there’s a little more oatmeal in the Brandless packs, but not enough to make it a better deal. Walmart is cheaper in this case.

I also shopped for glass cleaner. Brandless has a 30 fl oz bottle for $3. That’s $.10 per ounce. At Safeway, their Signature Home Glass Cleaner will cost you $2.99 for 32 fl oz; that’s about nine cents per ounce, making it the cheaper choice.

Overall, Brandless is competitive with other retailers, but not the screaming deal you may assume because $3 sounds like an amazing deal. You also have to consider shipping, which is $5 for all orders. Items typically arrive in 3 – 5 business days. There’s an option to sign up for a membership, which will cost you $36 per year, but it does get your free shipping.

I will say that I am impressed with their variety of organic products. I found items that I haven’t been able to find elsewhere, so for special items, I’ll definitely consider them. But as for it being your best deal, I can’t vouch for that. Give them a try and let me know what you think!