Video + Review on BJ’s Brand Detergent Pacs Compared to Tide Pods from BJ’s Wholesale Club


Hi, BJ’s Members who love to save! It’s time for another review! This time I am sharing with you the experience I had with Berkley Jensen Laundry Detergent Pacs.( AKA- BJ’s Brand)

I just so happened to score the Tide Pods a few months ago when we had that awesome $20 P&G BJs credit. I have been using the BJ’s brand detergent pacs for a couple months now so I can give you an honest review.

 

I decided to cut an old t-shirt in half and draw a smiley face with a marker on the shirt. Just to give us an idea of how each one cleans. I did throw the shirt in with a regular load of laundry as well.

Check out the video here or scroll down to read my review. ( FYI- you’ll probably learn more with the comparison chart below- I filmed this last day of winter break after we found out our cat got hit by a car)

 

 

First, you will have to get a load of laundry. Yes, Bently the mini pig it’s time to move.

BJ's Brand Detergent Comparison Tide Pods

 

I took two shirts and colored a smiley face just to see if they would both be clean after using BJs brand and Tide pods.

 

The First Victim.

 

BJ's Brand Detergent Comparison Tide Pods

The second victim.

BJ's Brand Detergent Comparison Tide Pods

This is what the BJ’s brand pacs look like. With a very light smell.

 

 

BJ's Brand Detergent Comparison Tide Pods

This is what the Tide Pods Look like.  With a typical fresh scent that is much stronger than the BJs brand.

 

BJ's Brand Detergent Comparison Tide Pods

 

Then you just drop the pods right into your washing machine. These are good for medium sized loads. Even a load that was a bit larger I still used just one pod and it worked fine.

You must put your tabs in FIRST. This is a must with any detergent we use. Our last house we had a front loading washer and I would still put these in first.

I used warm water and the tab dissolved completely. I also did loads with cold water and had no issues with the tabs not dissolving for both brands.

 

BJ's Brand Detergent Comparison Tide Pods

Then just use your normal washing machine settings. Now if you use a fabric softener you may notice more of a fragrance when you use the BJs brand. I use vinegar and it keeps our clothes very soft. I tried fabric softener but just didn’t care for it and prefer to use good old vinegar.

We score that big jug from BJ’s for $3.99! 

 

BJ's Brand Detergent Comparison Tide Pods

Both shirts came out just as clean. The entire load was just as clean with the BJs brand pacs as with the Tide Pods.

BJ's Brand Detergent comparision

 

In Comparision:

BJ’s Brand Detergent Pacs:

  • Smell after washing: None
  • Look of clothes after washing: Excellent. Stains came out whites are white.
  • Price: $9.99- 90 ct. or $0.11 a load
  • Coupons Available: None currently but they do run clipless coupons every other month it seems
  • Feeling of Clothes after wash: My clothes are much softer when I use vinegar then with fabric softener or dryer sheets so I would say yes.
  • My Rating from 1-10, 10 being amazing: 8. Because the price is Amazing it works great but the smell isn’t there. I could try adding in essential oil next time.

Tide Detergent Pods:

  • Smell after washing: Nice Fresh Clean Scent
  • Look of clothes after washing: Excellent. Stains came out whites are white.
  • Price: $23.99- 120 ct. or $0.20 a load ( 3 bags in package so you can use three manufacturer coupons)
  • Coupons Available: $2.00 printable coupon here ( you can use three of these)
  • Feeling of Clothes after wash: My clothes are much softer when I use vinegar then with fabric softener or dryer sheets so I would say yes.
  • My Rating from 1-10, 10 being amazing: 7.  The price is steep unless you can stack coupons but it’s still more expensive. The smell is nice but I would prefer Tide Liquid Detergent over the tabs.

 

What do you think? Will you give the BJ’s brand a try? Have you tried detergent pacs in general? Let’s chat about it! Leave a comment below.

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