There are a few brands that I won't do without. I'll make a separate stop at the grocery store to get "my" brands of dish soap and garbage bags, because they don't sell those particular brands where I buy most of our food. My family keeps two brands of ketchup in the fridge, because my husband and I both have strong opinions about which one tastes best.
I'm also fairly picky about my deodorant. I've had mixed success with different brands in the past, so I tend to stick to one or two particular brands. When Purex Insiders sent me a bottle of Dry Idea Advanced Dry 24 Hr Antiperspirant and Deodorant Roll-On to review, I wasn't all that confident that it would work for me. I don't think I've ever used roll-on before, at least not that I can remember.
I've been using Dry Idea Advanced Dry for several weeks now. While the roofers were here...when the flush mechanism on the new toilet broke because it was made of plastic and I got to spend two weeks flushing for myself and the youngest kids with a pipe cleaner that we'd fastened to the chain....through a binge of Spring cleaning that included the discovery of the horrifying linoleum. I've been stressed, I've been exerting myself, I've given this stuff every opportunity to fail, and it hasn't failed once.
I can't say that for my old brand.
Purex Insiders has provided me with three coupons for free bottles of Dry Idea Advanced Dry, so if you'd like to try it for yourself -- because less money spent on deodorant means more for fabric and yarn, right? -- leave a comment on this post before 11:59 7/23/12. I'll choose three winners.