The Library

This is the Deals & To-Dos Library!  It is where you can reference back to old posts I have made on this blog.  Note that some of the information you read in these posts may no longer be applicable when you read them, so keep that in mind.  If you'd like to bookmark this page for future reference click "Ctrl" (or "cmd" for Mac users) and the "D" key at the same time.

Clip Notes:  Learn About Couponing and Store Policies
  • Click here to read Topic 1:  Why Should You Coupon?
  • Click here to read Topic 2:  Why Are Coupons Distributed?
  • Click here to read Topic 3:  How To Read A Coupon
  • Click here to read Topic 4:  Coupon Basics
  • Click here to read Topic 5:  Coupon Beginner Tips
  • Click here to read Topic 6:  Where to Find Coupons
  • Click here to read Topic 7:  How to Organize Your Coupons

Other Useful info on Couponing
  • The Coupon Process:  Click here to read about the coupon process from start to finish.
  • Getting Started:  Click here to read up on how I coupon and my advice for getting started
  • Inexpensive Purse Organizer:  Click here to read up on my method of organizing my coupon envelopes!
  • Coupon Jargon & Other Money Saving Terms:  Click here for couponing terms and abbreviations
  • Best Time to Buy Certain Items:  Click here to view the Best Times to Buy, Month by Month Calendar.
  • List of Whole Expired Coupon Inserts:  Click here to see the inserts you can recycle or donate because all of the coupons are expired in the set.
  • Alphabetical List of WNY Price Points:  Click here to see the "Good" and the even better "Stock up" price points of various items based on my shopping experience here in WNY.
  • 2015 Savings Tracker:  Click here for an Excel Spreadsheet to track your annual savings! Note this is from last year but you can still use it if interested in tracking your savings.  I never created this for other years.
  • Coupon Database:  Click here to search for the currently available coupons from newspaper inserts as well as printables online.
  • Driscoll's Berry Panel:  Click here to see how to save money on your fresh berry purchases!
  • How to Print Coupons on your Mobile Device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch) and Create a Shortcut:  Click here to see how to create a shortcut and print coupons from your mobile device.

Tops Markets:  Couponing
  • Coupon Policy:  Click here to view the current Tops Markets Coupon Policy
  • Click-to-Card ecoupons:  Click here to read what they are and how to tell the difference between store vs. manufacturer
  • "Redeemable at Walmart" printable coupons:  Can these be used at Tops?  Read their response here.
  • Dollar Doubler Coupons:  Click here to learn how to properly redeem them.
  • Dollar Doubler Coupons:  Click here if you have issues at the store redeeming them when your minimum spend falls below the $20 mark.
  • Stacking Coupons:  Click here to read up on how to properly use store and manufacturer coupons together at Tops (including Click-to-Card)

Rebate/Cash Back Programs:
  • Box Tops 4 Education:  Click here to learn how to easily earn money for local schools!
  • Savingstar:  Click here to read what it is and how to sign up
  • Ibotta:  Click here to read what it is and how to sign up
  • Checkout 51:  Click here to read what it is and how to sign up


  • Best Ever Homemade Play Dough - Click here for the recipe
  • Shrinky Dink Fun:  Click here for shrinky dink sets & ideas
  • Model Magic Fun:  Click here to see what we have crafted from Crayola Modeling Magic Compound
  • Shaving Cream Fun:  Click here for fun shaving cream ideas.
  • 100 Days of School:  Click here to see the shirt I made for my daughter's 100 days of school celebration.
  • Father's Day Gift Ideas:  Click here for a cute Father's Day gift for dads or grandpas.
  • Flour Fun:  Click here for ideas on what to do with flour (besides baking!)
  • Pom Bottle Ideas:  Click here for ideas on what to do with empty Pom Bottles.
  • Dying Easter Eggs:  Click here to see how to dye your Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid!
  • Bucket Ideas:  Click here to read all about our Summer Bucket!
  • Turkey Gloves:  Click here to see how we used those plastic gloves from the gas station and turned them into fun turkey puppets!
  • Goblins & Fairies:  Click here to see how we crafted goblins & fairies from Daisy Meadows' Rainbow Magic Series!
  • 25 Adorable Bug Craft Ideas:  Click here to get ideas of different bug crafts, perfect for Spring/Summer!


Parenting Tips:
  • Organizing Lunches & Snacks:  Click here to read some tips for organizing school lunches & snacks.
  • Helping Your Child with Grief:  Click here to read some tips on helping your child deal with grief.
  • 7 Tips For Dealing with an Angry Child:  Click here to read some tips on how to not get frustrated and instead how to handle when your child is angry.
  • Tips To Avoid Summer Boredom - Click here to see some tips on how to bust summer boredom.

My Reviews:
Note:  Prices, products or business may have changed since posting.

Other Articles:
  • Top Things To (always) Buy at the Dollar Tree - Click here to read my top picks of things you should always start out shopping for at the Dollar Tree.
  • 7 Tips For Finding the Happiness In Life - Click here to read this article.
  • Tips For Shopping At Big Lots - Click here to read the ins and outs of shopping at this store.
  • 5 Ways To Save Money At Target - Click here to read these tips.
  • 5 Easy Ways To Get Organized Now - Click here to read these tips.
  • Ways I Organize My Cupboards - Click here to read how I reorganized my cupboards.
  • Clean Your Bedroom Faster - Click here to read 5 tips on how to get this boring chore done quicker!
  • Baby Gift Ideas for $12 or less - Click here to see my favorite baby gift ideas for under $12 (note prices can change at any time so keep that in mind)
  • Minecraft Gift Ideas - Click here to see gift ideas any Minecrafter is sure to love!
  • Pictures of My Stockpile - Click here to see all that I have stocked up on!
  • Walgreens Balance Rewards - Click here to see how to get the most from this loyalty program.
  • How You May Be Overspending at Dollar Stores - Click here to read some items to avoid when shopping at dollar stores.
  • What You Need To Know About Adult Coloring Books - Click here to read this article.

  • Sesame Place:  Click here to read my tips for traveling to and vacationing at Sesame Place.
  • Tips For Traveling To Disney - Click here for some great tips on vacationing at the "most magical place on earth".
  • Things To Do in Hershey, PA - Click here for some great tips on things to do in the "Sweetest Place on Earth".
  • Best Rides For Young Children at Hershey Park - Click here to see my picks for the best rides for younger children at one of our favorite amusement parks!
  • How To Save Time and Money at Hershey Park - Click here for some tips on how to save at Hershey Park
  • Road Trip Ideas From Buffalo, NY - Click here to see what are perfect road trip destinations from our hometown!

WNY Things To-Do:



  1. would you happen to have a list of your price points? If so, maybe add it to the library??

    1. I'm actually working on a price points list and once completed I will definitely add it to the library! :-)

  2. Elaine DePonceau4/29/14, 9:41 PM

    I was actually looking for a price point list just now. Glad to hear your working on one. I know with you doing it, it will be a real price point for our area!! Thanks for all you do!!

    1. Yes, I'm still working on it Elaine. Meat prices have really jumped, along with other groceries so I've got some adjusting to do. :-/ Soon though! :-)


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