Sometimes saving a few dollars just isn't worth it.
Last month I went to grab my usual JetDry tabs because they were on sale for a great price, but lo & behold they were fresh out. So my choice was either expensive full price PowerBall or Quantum tabs, or some new tabs that were on sale dirt cheap. I figured, hey, they can't be that bad, and went with the new dirt cheap "Uniforce" brand tabs for $2.49 sale price.
Ever since we bought them, our dishes have NOT been clean. The silverware doesn't shine, the plates don't get clean, and the cups are 'filmy'. Most of them end up back in the dishwasher for a 2nd time around. What a waste of time, money, energy & water! I've even tried doubling up the tabs to see if that helps. It doesn't.
So, today when I ran out to do a few things, I grabbed some full price Finish Powerball tabs & bottle of the JetDry dishwashing agent to do a high heat run through before we switch back over to our regular powerball tabs.
For now on, i'll be sticking with my regular more expensive brand of dishwashing tabs and will just watch for sales & stock up when I can.
Have you ever tried to "save a few bucks" and ended up regretting it?