CBS Chicago Channel 2’s Roseanne Tellez has tips that could help viewers save a bundle this holiday on batteries. Some may swear by name brand batteries like Duracell. But Consumer Reports just did a study and Costco’s Kirkland private brand batteries did just as well for a fraction of the price.
In a test of 15 popular AA batteries—name brand and store brand—Costco’s Kirkland performed just as well as Coppertops. While Duracells sell for 79 cents per battery, the Kirklands earned the magazine’s “Best Buy” at just 27 cents each. That’s a savings of 52 cents per battery for Costco members.
The magazine also rated CVS and Walgreens private brands “very good.