Super Savings Saturday: Starting up P90X again

I finished my first round of P90X a few weeks ago and took two weeks almost entirely off from exercising or worrying too much about eating wonderfully. I didn’t subsist on hot dogs and candy bars by any stretch of the imagination, but I did eat more chocolate and even allowed myself to have a few cups of coffee (I went completely off of caffeine while on P90X, I know, can you believe it??).

And it was nice to take a break. But I am so ready to jump back on the P90X bandwagon come Monday morning. I seriously considered doing the P90X Plus program, but I think that I can push myself a little more and benefit a lot from another round of P90X, so that’s what I decided to go for.

We loaded up on good food today in preparation for getting back on the P90X diet. Since life has been full with some extra things recently, I didn’t used coupons the last two weeks. I planned a menu, make a list and looked at the store fliers while doing so, but I didn’t worry about getting the lowest rock-bottom deals. I just gave myself a breather week — and it felt nice!

However, when we came home with these groceries and paid $80 for them I was reminded why we use coupons, stockpile and shop the sales:

Because $80 with coupons, stockpiling and shopping the sales, could net quite a bit more groceries than that. But it’s nice to take a break every now and then!

However, just like I’m jumping back on the P90X bandwagon come Monday, I’m also getting back on the bargain-hunting bandwagon, too. Because I really don’t like paying full price if I can help it. :)

Stay tuned on Monday for our P90X Menu Plan for this upcoming week and the first installment of the Time Management 101 series.

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Rite Aid: Deals for the week of October 31-November 6, 2010

Here are the best Rite Aid deals this week, with thanks to Shannon for her help in compiling them. If you are new to shopping at Rite Aid or have questions about their coupon policy, click here.

Free Style Lite or Freedom Lite Blood Monitor – $19.99
Get $10 In Pack Rebate
Use $10/1 coupon from the 9/12 SmartSource insert
Plus use Free Freestyle Lite Glucose Monitor when you buy Test Strips RA Video Values printable
Free after rebate & coupon

St. Ives Skin Care – $3.99
Get $3 UPR
Use $0.75/1 coupon from the 9/19 SmartSource insert
Or use $1/1 coupon from the 9/19 SmartSource insert (expires 10/31)
As low as free after coupon & UPR

Coffeemate – $2.99
Get $1 UPR
Use $0.75/1 printable
$1.24 after coupon & UPR

Folgers Coffee – $2.99
Get $1 UPR
Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon from the 9/19 RedPlum insert
$1.49 each after coupon & UPR

Kotex or Maxi Pads – $3
Get $1 UPR when you buy 2
Use $2/2 coupon from the 10/10 SmartSource insert
Or use $1.50/2 coupon from the 10/10 SmartSource insert
As low as $1.50 each after coupon & UPR

Motions Hair Care – $3.33
Get $5 UPR when you buy 3
$1.66 each after UPR

Advil Congestion Relief – $4.99
Get $1 UPR
Use $1/1 October Video Values
Plus use $1/1 coupon from the November All You magazine
$1.99 after coupons & UPR

See the full list of deals at Rite Aid this week here.

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CVS: Deals for the week of October 31-November 6, 2010

Here are the best deals at CVS this week, with a big thanks to The Thrifty Mama for her help in compiling them:

ECB Deals

Buy 1 Bayer Digit or Contour Meter at $29.99, Get $10 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $20/1 coupon from the 10/31 RedPlum insert
Free after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Schick Intuition, Quattro or Hydro at $8.99, Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $4/1 coupon from the 10/3 SmartSource insert or printable
$0.99 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Nature Made Fish Oil or Vitamin D at $7.99, Get $4 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $2/1 coupon from the October All You magazine
Or use $1/1 printable here or here
As low as $1.99 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Oral-B Select Toothbrushes at $4.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 2)
Use $1/1 coupon from the 10/31 P&G insert
$1.99 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Olay Body Wash at $7, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/1 coupon from the 10/31 P&G insert
$3 after coupon and ECBs

Buy 1 Covergirl Outlast Lipcolor or Lipstain at $8, Get $3 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $1/1 coupon from the 9/26 P&G insert
$4 after coupon and ECB

Buy 1 Brita Filters (3 pk) at $14.99, Get $5 ECBs (Limit 1)
Use $2/1 printable
$7.99 after coupon and ECBs

Other Deals

Filippo Berio Olive Oil at $3.99
Use $1/1 printable here (IE) or here (FF)
$2.99 after coupon

New to shopping at CVS? Be sure to check out my CVS 101 post which gives you the full scoop on how to get the best bargains at CVS. See the full list of deals at CVS this week here.

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Walgreens: Deals for the week of October 31-November 6, 2010

Here are the best deals at Walgreens this week, with thanks to Mercedes for her help with compiling these:

COUPON DEALS

Ricola – $0.99
Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon from the 10/17 SmartSource insert
Plus use $0.50/1 Walgreens coupon from the November booklet
Free after coupons

Trident Gum – $0.69 after in-ad coupon
Buy 3 and use $1/3 coupon from the 9/12 SmartSource insert
$0.36 each after coupons

Clorox Wipes – $1.99
Use $1/1 printable
Or use $0.75/1 printable here (IE) or here (FF)
As low as $0.99 after coupon

Select General Mills Cereals – $1.99
Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon from the 10/31 SmartSource insert
Or buy 3 and use $1/3 coupon from the 10/3 General Mills insert
Use $0.65/1 printable
As low as $1.35 each after coupon

Rice Krispies Treats – $1.99
Buy 2 and use $1/2 printable
$1.49 each after coupon

Cream of Wheat or Quaket Oatmeal Instant – $2.50
Use $1/1 printable or coupon from the 9/12 RedPlum insert
$1.50 after coupon

Blue Diamond Almonds – $2
Buy 2 and use $0.75/2 coupon from the 10/10 SmartSource insert
$1.63 each after coupon

Motts Apple Juice – $1.66

Gorton’s Bowl – $2.50
Use $0.50/1 printable here (IE) or here (FF)
$2 after coupon

Cheer, Tide Detergent (32 loads) – $5.99
Use $2/1 coupon from the 10/10 P&G insert
Or use $1/1 coupon from the 10/31 P&G insert
As low as $3.99 after coupon

REGISTER REWARD DEALS

Buy $30 in select P&G Products, Get $10 Register Rewards

*Deal Idea*
Buy 4 Secret Deodorants – $3.99 each
Plus buy 4 packs of Olay Soap – $3.75 after 25% off

Use 4 $5/1 coupon from the 10/31 P&G insert
Pay $10.93 out of pocket, Get $10 Register Rewards
$0.11 each after coupon

Buy 1 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Conditioner at $3.49, Get $1.50 Register Rewards
Use $1/1 coupon from the 9/26 P&G insert
$0.99 each after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 2 Cold or Sinus Relief (Afrin or Coricidin Products) at $5, Get $2 Register Rewards
Use 2 $3/1 printable
Or use 2 $2/1 printable
As low as $1 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy 2 Nyquil or Dayquil Products at $5, Get $5 Register Rewards
Use 2 $1.50/1 coupon from the 10/31 P&G insert
$1 each after coupon and Register Rewards

Buy 4 World’s Finest Mint Meltaways or Queen Anne Cordial Cherries at $2.50, Get $5 Register Rewards
$1.25 each after Register Rewards

Buy 2 Kotex Feminine Care at $3.50, Get $2 Register Rewards
Use $1.50/2 coupon from the 10/10 SmartSource insert or printable
Or use $2/2 coupon from the 10/10 SmartSource insert
$1.50 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy 2 Pantene, Aussie or Herbal Essences Hair Care at $1, Get $2 Register Rewards
Use $1/2 coupon from the 10/31 P&G insert
Or use 2 $1/1 coupon from the P&G What Matters Most mailer
O use 2 $1/1 coupon from the 9/12 SmartSource insert
As low as $1.50 each after coupons and Register Rewards

Buy $10 in select P&G products, Get $2 Register Rewards

*Deal Idea*
Buy 3 Bounce Bars – $3.99 each
Use 3 $1.50/1 coupon from the 10/10 P&G insert
Pay $7.47 out of pocket, Get $2 Register Rewards
$1.82 each after coupons and Register Rewards

New to shopping at Walgreens? Be sure to head over and check out Walgreens 101 where I explain in detail how to maximize the mileage of your money at Walgreens. See the full list of deals at Walgreens this week over at Common Sense with Money.

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48-Hour Giveaway: $25 credit to Cicale T Jewelry or Adorable Little Me (5 winners)

Looking for original, one of a kind, handmade jewelry? Cicale T. Designs offers just that — at affordable prices. Each piece of jewelry is unique and can transform your an ordinary outfit into something special.

Mia Turquoise Beads

Vintage Seafoam Drop Earrings

Their sister shop is Adorable Little Me and it features durable, made-to-last handmade hair adornments and children’s jewelry. These aren’t just for children, though, they might also make great gifts for anyone wishing to add a little flair and color to their day!

Key Lime Pie Vintage Style Filigree Hair Pins and Earring Set

Cicale T. Designs and Adorable Little Me are offering a 15% discount for both Etsy shops to any of my readers right now. Just contact them and let them know you’re a reader of MoneySavingMom.com and let them know what piece(s) you’d like to order. They’ll reduce the price by 15% for you!

Enter to win a $25 gift certificate to either Cicale T. Designs or Adorable Little Me! Just click on the green button below and type in your name and email address. Five winners will be chosen. This giveaway ends Monday, November 1, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.

Enter the Giveaway

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