Monday, October 05, 2009

On the "Up and Up"

Let me just start by saying that this is in no way a paid advertisement, just something that I have come across and absolutely love, so I thought I would share. If however Target wanted to throw some product my way, I wouldn't turn it down.

I'm pretty much a marketers dream. I love cool, packaging and right before we left to go the beach in August, I was shopping at Target and noticed all of the "Up and Up" products littered throughout their store. I picked up a couple of things, but didn't put much thought into it, the packaging was cool and it was inexpensive.

Recently I got a mailer from Target, full of coupons for the new brand. I went out on a limb and bought a few things I wouldn't normally buy generic. For one, diapers. The box I purchased was $13.99 for 82 diapers. The comparative for Pampers was $18.99 for I want to say 68 in quantity. I absolutely love these, they don't leak and they seem stretchy enough to be comfortable for the twinlets. I had a coupon for $1.50 off, so for $12.49 I felt like I got a deal... Even without the coupon I would have been happy.

Secondly I bought the "Up and Up" laundry soap. 64 loads for $7.99 plus the coupon I had for $1.00 or $1.50 made it more than $3.oo cheaper than the Tide that I normally buy that washes less loads for $10.99. I will say that the clothes don't seem to be quite as soft but I don't think I would have really noticed if I weren't actively looking for something to be wrong with soap. I bought the Free and Clear and we haven't had any trouble with allergies or skin reactions.

This week I have added the garbage bags to my inventory and another size ziploc. All and all, the Up and Up, is on the Up and Up... I love it and love saving the money, you can imagine how a few dollars difference on something like diapers can quickly add up when you factor in twice the poop and pee we have around here.

If you have been wondering, consider this a testimonial and try a few things when you get a chance. If there is something you are already using that you like, drop me a line, I'd love to hear about it!


Brittany said...

Funny how a little packaging makes all the difference. I've been buying the generic Target brand stuff for years, but now suddenly I feel hip about it!

countryfriedmama said...

Thanks for the tip on the diapers. That is not something I would normally buy generic either, but if a trusted source tells me they're good, I'll take the bargain.

Target should definitely give you a kick-back.

Little Heart Boutique said...

I really like to use the Up & Up wipes. You get more for less money. Thanks for the info on the diapers. I have thought about trying the diapers but, was not sure about them. :)

Christy said...

we have been using the Target Diapers for a few months now and LOVE them. I wont lie, i bought them at first because they were cute. haha. I hate the cartoony look of pampers and huggies. We have been using the cushy tushy wipes and the UP UP brand formula as well. Saving money is fabulous