Monday, March 1, 2010

Target: up & up Products

I’m always looking for ways to save money and when I started to come across Target's up & up products last year, I thought why not give them a try and see just how much I could save. One of the up & up products that I was surprised and delighted to find was prenatal vitamins. I was still spending $30 a month on my prescription prenatal vitamins after having JD and after comparing them to the up & up brand, the only difference I found was in the price.

up & up Prenatal Vitamin Combo Pack

This weekend I decided to try up & up’s Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener. After testing both products on our towels , I was pretty impressed, our towels were fluffy and smelled great and for almost half the price of washing them with the name brand products I was using a week ago!

up & up Fabric Softener

up & up Laundry Detergent

So, if you’re looking for a way to save money on that monthly or in my case weekly trip to Target, try their up & up products, you may be surprised! If you have your own up & up favorites or non-favorites, please feel free to leave a comment telling us all about them!


J. At Your Service said...

I haven't tried the detergents yet. But I have bought the Prenatal dietary supplements, the bottle, not the combo pack. And the toilet paper, that's my fave! I had to switch, because my house runs through toilet paper, like you wouldn't believe!! What is the detergent, compared to?

Adriana said...

Their prenatal vitamins are definitely a bargain; I think I’ll try the toilet paper soon too! I was using Gain before I tried up & up and it seems to about the same, just a few bucks cheaper, I wouldn’t say it’s up there with Tide, but then again I think I stopped using Tide when I started having to do 3 times more laundry! Lol

J. At Your Service said...

Hmmm...maybe I'll try it. I don't know what I'm thinking, cause I'm still using Tide and I got 5x the laundry. What the heck is wrong with me!?!? LOL.....Thanks for the tip!

Izzy said...

I so love the up&up products... then again Target is my favorite everything store.. I use from trash bags, zip lock bags, detergent, body wash and face wash.. much more to post.. they quality is just as close to the brand products... I love to save money.. and thats the way to go.. I definately need to look into the prenate vitamins... Thanks Adri, your bloggs are so helpful for the busy mommy on the GO!

Veronica said...

I've been using the fabric softener for a while, since before the name change. I have not tried the detergent, but will definately check it out. Another product I used to use when my kids were little, believe it or not was their diapers. I switched to them when my older kids were in their "potty training" stage and was suprised on how well they held up. I also used their baby lotion and baby wipes. This was years ago, so not sure if the quality has changed.

Adriana said...

@Jeannette, I so loved Tide when I was single, but now I’m on a “monthly budget,” LOL! They actually have Baby Detergent too, but I haven’t tried it yet, because buying Dreft alone will make a family go broke!

Adriana said...

@Isela, Thanks Chica! Oh ya, you just reminded me I also buy their fem wash and apricot scrub too and I have no complaints! We are Targetholic's, LOL!

Adriana said...

@Vero, I really like their softener, doesn’t it smells great! I’m thinking of trying the wipes, but the diapers I might wait till “potty training” too, because I’ve tried a few different brands and Pampers seems to work best for us right now. When they re-launched the brand, they also claimed to have upped the quality, so far I’ve been pleased!

J. At Your Service said...

I did go to Target this morning and sniffed all the detergents :)..hehe and so I'm giving this a try. I hope it works on my hubby's work clothes (that's the real challenge!). I did see the baby detergent. I'm hesitant, since I've been a faithful Dreft user since 1999. If you try it let me know how it goes.

Adriana said...

LOL, I did the same thing before I bought it! Well, I wish you luck with the work clothes! Ya, I think I'll be sitting in the aisle comparing baby detergent ingredients before I give up Dreft too, it's so much harder to go generic when it comes to our monkeys.

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