Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Where can I get a cheap little deep fryer? - Al P.

Dear Al: Big Lots has a Cuisinart 1000-watt deep fryer on sale for $30.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I am looking for a slow-cooker that has an insert to keep food off the bottom of the pot. Do they sell inserts for this purpose? - Rich B.

Dear Rich: Walmart has a GE slow cooker with removable insert on sale for $34. Reynolds sells boxes of liners for crock pots you can buy in the grocery store.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Please find where I can purchase shower curtains that have a valance in the middle and a curtain on each end. - Kisantora

Dear Kisantora: Bed Bath & Beyond have a few to choose from. Use the 20 percent off coupon from Sunday's Press.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I'm looking to purchase a coffee-bean grinder without spending a fortune. I only need the grinder, not a combination coffee pot. - Lois M.

Dear Lois: Target has a Black & Decker stainless-steel Burr coffee grinder on sale for $19.

Steals of the week


•Blackberries 6 ounces: $1.50.

•Stouffer's Red Box: Half price.

•Nabisco snack crackers: $2.


•Signature Cafe 25-count chicken wings: $7.99.

•Fresh string beans: 99 cents per pound.

•Skippy Peanut Butter: $1.49 with the coupon in the store circular. Limit four.


•Whole seedless watermelon: $3.98.

•Martinson 10.3-ounce coffee: $1.99.

•Hot or Lean Pockets: $2.


•DeCecco imported pasta: Three for $3. Must buy three. Today only.

•Sunlight 19-ounce dish detergent: 79 cents. Today only.

•Angel Soft 12-pack bath tissue: $2.24.

•Ajax 2X Ultra laundry detergent: $1.69.

•One-pound of fresh strawberries: $1.49. Limit two.


•Hellman's 30-ounce mayonnaise: $2.49.

•Hebrew National 11- to 12-ounce franks: $1.99.

•New York Strip or Rib-eye steak: $4.99 per pound.



•Dick's has Slazenger Raw Distance golf balls three dozen for $25.

•Radio Shack has Sony Around The Ear Sports Headphones on sale for $17.99.

•Home Depot has a GE glass top stove with self-cleaning oven on sale for $449 after a 10 percent discount on all appliances more than $398. Today only.

•A.C. Moore has its entire stock of canvas half price.

•Kmart has a 32-inch Sylvania LCD HDTV on sale for $329.99.

•Rite Aid has Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail color buy one, get one free.

•Big Lots has 15-square foot laminate click flooring on sale for $17.

•CVS has all Maybelline Eye 40 percent off.

•Bed Bath & Beyond has a set of four nonstick kabob grill baskets for $7.99 with the 20 percent-off coupon from the store circular in Sunday's Press.

•Boscov's has women's Capelli printed flip-flops for $1.99. Limit two pairs.

•hhgregg's has a Frigidaire 26-cubic foot stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator on sale for $848 with free delivery and haul away.

•Best Buy has a Dynex 24-inch 1080p LCD HDTV on sale for $199.99.

•Target has a Kodak 10mp digital camera with 10X optical zoom on sale for $129.99.

•Ollie's Outlet has Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic and Panama Jack suntan lotion and sprays on sale for $2.99. A 5200BTU Haier air conditioner is $79.99.

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