Originally Posted by magnoliagal
Have you specifically said "I do not want this cheap shampoo. I want XX brand." A clear, specific request. What happens then? Does she still buy the cheapest?
I think this is the biggest question, actually. I know that myself personally, if I know that my husband has a particular preference, I get that. Shampoo for example, I always get the brand name that he likes. But unless I'm aware of some strong preference, then I tend to steer toward the frugal end unless I have some reason not to....whether I'm shopping for him or for me. So in our house, that specificity makes ALL the difference in the world.