Dear Franny the Shopaholic:Where can I purchase something to laminate some old pictures and papers I have that are up to 8.5 inches. -Helen T.

Dear Helen:Staples has a hot/cold laminator that laminates up to 9.5 inches wide, regularly $99.99, on sale for $39.99.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic:I can't find El Paso chili mix. I can find their taco and fajita mixes. Any ideas? -Judy S., Tuckerton

Dear Judy:The only place I could find it is at certain Walmarts. I emailed you the link. Amazon is out of it, also. However, the El Paso website still has it listed as one of its products. Try the Spice Classic Chili Powder at ShopRite for $1.19 in the spice aisle. Or if you are at a Dollar Tree store they also sell chili powder.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Where can I purchase a food sealer? Any sales? - Lisa R.

Dear Lisa:Target has a FoodSaver vacuum sealer on sale for $84.99 or a Ziploc vacuum sealer for $69.99. Both sealers come with a $10 Target gift card.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic:Please help me find a good deal on a carseat. Please no hundred dollar ones! -Jerry

Dear Jerry:Kmart has a Cosco APT convertible of High Back booster seat on sale for $39. A Pronto booster car seat is on sale for $29.

Steals of the week


•Cantaloupe: 99 cents.

•Wonderful pistachios: $5.99 per pound. Save an additional $1 with the coupon from a past Sunday Press.

•Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce: $1.25.

•Philadelphia 8-ounce cream cheese: $1.50.


•General Mills cereal (limited assortment): Four for $7.99. Save an additional $1 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Ellio's 9-slice pizza, Celentano frozen pasta and Furlani Garlic Toast: Half price.

•Entenmann's full line: $2.99.


•Chock Full O'Nuts coffee: $2.39. Save an additional $1 with the coupon from a past Sunday Press.

•Barilla pasta: 88 cents. Buy a pasta and a Barilla pasta sauce and save an additional $1 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Nature's Bounty vitamins: Half price. Save an additional $1 with the coupon from Sunday's Press

•Ajax 50-ounce laundry detergent: $1.59.


•Eight O'Clock 33- to 36-ounce coffee: Buy one, get one free. Save an additional $1 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Entenmann's assorted varieties: $2.50.

•Nestle morsels 10- to 12-ounce bag: $2.50.


•Kleenex facial tissues are 99 cents at CVS.

•Revitalens is $8.49 at Rite Aid. Save an additional $4 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Folger's 33.9-ounce coffee is $7.99 at Walgreens.

•Marketplace 6-foot party sub is $28 at Walmart. 2 1/2 dozen large eggs are $3.98.

•All BabyGanics items are buy one, get one free at Toys R Us.

•Asus Intel Pentium laptop computer is $299.99 at Best Buy.

•Craftsman 3-ton floor jack with stands and a 36-inch creeper, regularly $159.99, is on sale at Sears for $99.99.

•All floral stems are 40 percent off at Michael's.

•Scotch Moving & Storage three-pack of tape, regularly $16.49, is on sale for $10 at Staples.

•Entire stock of women's fall coats, regularly $30 to $170, are on clearance for $24 at JCPenney.

•3.0 cu.ft. washer and 6.6 cu.ft. dryer is on sale at hhgregg for $599.98 for the pair.

•50-inch RCA LCD 1080p HDTV is $548 at Kmart.

•Target has an iPad with Retina 16GB for $499.99 and you get a free $30 Target gift card.

•DeLonghi four-slice toaster oven broiler is $29.99 at Boscov's. Men's Adolfo genuine leather belts are $6.99. Limit two.

•Clearance candles at A.C. Moore, regularly up to $14.99, are $2.

•Baby monitor is on sale for $15 at Kmart.

•All winter apparel and accessories are half price at Christmas Tree Shops.

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