Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Every summer my grandchildren and I like to make "The Log" using Nabisco chocolate wafers. I have been unable to find them this summer. - SM, Stone Harbor

Dear SM: Walmart sells them, according to the store's website the Williams-town and Manahawkin stores have them in stock. Wegman's in Cherry Hill sells them for $4.99 per box.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Where can I purchase Kashi Good Friends cereal? The stores where I used to buy it do not sell it anymore. - Charlotte, Ventnor

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Dear Charlotte: Accord-ing to its website, ShopRite in Somers Point sells it.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Please help me find a protected cover for a large 70-inch sofa that I am buying. I have a large dog not trained to stay off the furniture. I want one that is washable but not expensive. No $100 ones please! - Bree, Absecon

Dear Bree: Christmas Tree Shops has quilted faux-suede water repellent washable sofa protectors on sale for $19.99 in tan or brown. Quilted and reversible ones to show a second accent color are $21.99 at Ollie's Bargain Outlet.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Help me find traverse drapery rods 120 inches long. I need six. I want a metallic finish. JC Penney used to sell them, but no more. - Joyce P.

Dear Joyce: Bed Bath & Beyond has one in a metallic finish that goes up to 144 inches for $59.99.

Readers' tips

Debbie, of Ocean City, writes to let Terry E. know she can buy pimento cheese spread at the Ocean City Acme. Lori Anne wrote the Acme in Vineland also sells it. Terry D., of Somers Point, found it at ShopRite near the Velveeta cheese. CT, of Millville, writes to say the Bridgeton Amish Market sells pimento cheese spread.

Can you help?

Brittney is looking for Cozy Morely CDs or cassettes.

Steals of the week


•Local peaches: 99 cents per pound.

•Pound of strawberries or

•6 ounces of blackberries: $2.

•Powerade 32-ounce sports drink: 69 cents.


•Pork spare ribs: $1.78 per pound.

•Ajax 50-ounce laundry detergent: $1.48. Limit four.

•Angel Soft 24-roll bath tissue: $4.88.


•Turkey Hill 48-ounce ice cream: $1.97.

•Maxwell House coffee: $2.69.

•Seedless watermelon: $3.99.


•Nabsico Rite or Snack Crackers: $1.99.

•Chock Full O Nuts: $2.50. Save an additional $1 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Hellmann's 30-ounce mayonnaise: $2.99.


•Melissa & Doug Activity pads, Fuzzy Posters or Royal Art Activity Kits are

•three for $10.

•Sharpie four-pack highlighters are 99 cents at Walgreens. ROC skincare is buy one, get half off second. Save an additional $3 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Athletech family footwear is $9.98 at Kmart.

•Gateway desktop accelerated AMD E1 processor is $259.99 at Best Buy.

•Gevalia 12-ounce coffee is buy one, get one free at CVS.

•Vizio 60-inch SMART LED HDTV is $898 at Walmart, plus get a $50 Walmart gift card with purchase.

•All Revlon cosmetics are 40 percent off at Rite Aid.

•All outdoor pillows and cushions are on sale at Pier 1 Imports. Save an additional $10 off a $40 purchase with the coupon in the store ad from Sunday's Press.

•Seven-pack of Zebra Z-Grip pens are $1 at Staples. Limit two.

•Heavyweight men's Champion fleece crew sweatshirts and pants are $9.99 at Boscov's.

•KitchenAid Classic stand mixer in silver color only, regularly $349.99, is on sale today and Thursday at Macy's for $209.99 after a $20 mail-in rebate.

•Outdoor stainless-steel fire pit is $69.99 at Christmas Tree Shops.

•Toshiba Intel Celeron processor laptop computer is $299.99 at hhgregg.

•Lampshades are $6.99 at Ollie's Bargain Outlet.

•Youth or preschool Saucony Grid Cohesion 6 athletic shoes, regularly $44.99, are on sale for $24.98 at Dick's Sporting Goods.

•Samsung 46-inch SMART LED HDTV 1080p is $699.99 at Target and get a $50 Target gift card with purchase.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email


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