Friday, November 11, 2011

Cheaper is Not Better

Cheaper is not better.
As a mom, I am always on the lookout for good deals (read: cheaper) especially in supermarkets. I take time to compare and compute. But too much of a good deal is not always good.
I’ve been using Cycles Mild Laundry Detergent even before McKenzie was born. I’ve used it to wash her tiny clothes, diapers, booties, mittens, bibs and beddings. Its hypoallergenic and baby friendly ingredients makes it suitable for my little McKenzie’s skin.
Our helper, Manang Josie, tells me how she loves using it for McKenzie’s clothes— “mabula kahit kaunti lang ilagay mo” and “mabango”.
Last week though, while grocery shopping at Shopwise Festival Mall, I came across this new product, Smart Steps Baby Laundry Detergent. It is cheaper than Cycles (almost 50% cheaper, I think) and it looked okay. After discussing it with Manang Josie, we both decided to give it a try.
The next day, Manang told me how disappointed she was with Smart Steps: “Yung Cycles, isang scoop lang, ang bula na, itong bago dalawa na nilagay ko, di pa din mabula, at di rin sya mabango.”
Cheaper but not better. I am definitely going back to Cycles— once we use up the pack of Smart Steps we bought.