Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Please let me know when you can find a good deal on a stainless-steel, not a stainless-steel-look electric range. I have slowly replaced my kitchen appliances and just need a stove now. - Jackie T., Hammonton

Dear Jackie: Best Buy has a stainless-steel electric range on sale for $399.99.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Please tell me where I can locate a clothes tree, preferably in brass. It is for a teenager. - Sue G., Egg Harbor Township

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Dear Sue: The Asian-themed furniture store, Emporium, located on the lower level of the Hamilton Mall sells them. Also, Pier 1 Imports has a few to choose from.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I would like to make cannolis, but I cannot find the cinnamon oil the recipe calls for. Any ideas when I can find some? Toni S., Galloway Township

Dear Toni: The Spice Shop on Ninth Street between Washington Avenue and Christian Street in south Philadelphia carries it. It also may be ordered for $3.84 online at

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Is it possible to buy old-fashioned galoshes that fit over your shoes? - A., Seaville, Upper Township

Dear A: JC Penney has a large selection of colors and prints on sale for $32.99.

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Jstella is looking for information about paper-currency silver-proof plates that were distributed by the Washington Mint Co.

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Editor's note: Not all newspaper coupon inserts and advertising supplements are distributed throughout a newspaper's distribution area. Advertisers may target specific zones for inserts or circulars based on store locations, marketing plans and other considerations. Specials offered by chains may not apply to all stores.


Betty Crocker fruit snacks: $1. Buy two, use the 50-cent coupon doubled from Sunday's Press.

Puff's facial tissues: $1.

Snapple six-pack, 12-ounce bottles: $2.50.

Porterhouse-steak or jumbo-snow-crab clusters: $4.99 a pound.


Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets: $1.67.

Reynolds Wrappers: 77 cents.

Martinson 10.3-ounce coffee: $1.77.

Panasonic 4-pack AA or AAA batteries: 77 cents.


Scotch Brite scrub sponges: $1.74. Buy two, use the $1 coupon from Sunday's Press.

Barilla Piccolini pasta: 99 cents. Buy two, use the $1 coupon from Sunday's Press.

Chock Full O'Nuts 11- to 13-ounce can: $1.99.

Cabbage: 17 cents per pound.


Perdue family pack thighs, drumsticks or Oven-Stuffer Roaster: 77 cents per pound.

Kellogg's cereal (limited assortment): $1.59 per box. Buy two, use the $1 coupon from a past Sunday Press.

Melitta 10.5- to 11.5-ounce coffee: $2.50.

Andy Boy broccoli rabe: $1.99 per pound.


Dick's Sporting Goods has Havoc baseball gloves half price for $39.98.

CVS has Altoids buy one, get one free. Almay cosmetics are buy one, get one free, plus save an additional dollar with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

Target has lamp bases and lampshades on sale for $7 each.

Sports Authority has a Synergy baseball bat half price for $199.99. Save an additional $25 off with the coupon the store circular from Sunday's Press.

Rite Aid has Cover Girl cosmetics buy one, get one free.

Best Buy has a Dynex 15-inch LCD HDTV on sale for $139.99.

Staples has 100-count HP DVD's regularly $54.98 on sale for $20.

Home Depot has a Thermocast Beaumont cast acrylic double-bowl sink on sale for $99.99.

Boscov's has a two-pack of 8- and 10-inch nonstick frying pans on sale for $6.99.

The Gap has 30 percent off its jeans if you trade in an old pair.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. E-mail

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