Laura’s Cheap Trick #11

Buy the Generic Battery.

When it comes to the standard alkaline battery there is no difference in longevity between name brand and generic batteries.  These test have been run both scientifically and unscientifically.  (Sounds like a great kids science fair project idea)  Check them out at:   MoneyWatch.comXfinity Finance Report, batterytruth.infoConsumer Reports (must be member).

According to the Money Watch report, there is of course one exception to this advise.  The Energizer Advanced Lithium battery lasts the longest by quite a bit but the price difference still may make you pause.  About $1.42 each for the Energizer Lithium vs. $.42 for the Raovac Alkaline.

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About laurascheaptricks

Laura is a mom entrepreneur who owns a successful television production company in the greater Washington DC area. As the daughter of a couple of WW2/victory garden parents she is a free - associative thinker and often explores new and more efficient ways to accomplish tasks and save money. "I come by naturally."
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