Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d’Angelo

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Can you help me find almond butter? My son is allergic to peanut butter but can have almond butter. — Angela, Millville

Dear Angela: Simply Nature 12-ounce creamy almond butter is $4.99 at Aldi. I also have seen Wholesome Pantry almond butter at ShopRite for a few dollars more.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I am looking for a good sale on No7 day and night cream. — Patty R.

Dear Patty: This week at Walgreens, No7 skin care products and cosmetics are 20 percent off. Sometimes Ulta has it on sale, but it’s usually buy one, get one 25 percent off. But their coupons work for No7.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I am looking for the cheapest stainless steel dishwasher, normal size. — Preston L.

Dear Preston: A Frigidaire stainless steel dishwasher, regularly $369, is on sale at Lowe’s for $269. If you go to and buy a 10 percent off Lowe’s purchase coupon for about $2, you can save another $27.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I am looking for pretty wine decanters for my holiday table. Please don’t say Marshalls or T.J.Maxx. I do not want to spend $20 each, more like $5. — Sarah L., Hammonton

Dear Sarah: How does $3 sound? At Boscov’s this week, they have pictured in their ad pretty crystal-looking wine decanters, regularly $19.99, on sale for $2.99. Hope you didn’t want them for Christmas. I emailed you in time for New Year’s.

Steals of the week


• Tuttorosso 28-ounce can of tomatoes: 49 cents.

• Boneless skinless chicken breasts: $1.69 per pound.

• Ronzoni pasta: 49 cents.

• Seedless mini watermelons: $2.50 each.


• Folgers coffee: $1.99.

• Handi-Foil throw-away pans: half price.

• Chef Elect 2.5-quart stainless steel whistling kettle: $4.99.

• Luigi Vitelli pasta: 49 cents.


• RedPack 28-to-29-ounce cans of tomatoes are 88 cents at JR’s Fresh market. Limit 12. Store-cut Pecorino Romano cheese is $4.99 per pound.

• Puffs are 99 cents at CVS. Save an additional 25 cents with the coupon from Sunday’s Press.

• A set of three kettlebells, 15, 10 and 5 pounds, is $19.99 at Aldi.

• Gold’s Gym Trainer 430i treadmill is on sale at Walmart for $339.

• Taster’s Choice 7-ounce instant coffee is $6.99 at Walgreens.

• All C9 Champion fitness gear is 20 percent off at Target.

• Folgers 31.1-ounce Country Roast coffee is $4.99 at Save-A-Lot.

• Rubbermaid wire closet kits are 20 percent off at Lowe’s.

• Altoids are two for $3 at Rite Aid.

• Century 108-inch hand wraps are $5.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

• A KitchenAid 10-piece set of hard anodized cookware, regularly $299.99, is on sale for $99.99 at Boscov’s.

Can you help?

DeeDee, of Egg Harbor Township, is looking for a course or class on how to use a Cricut machine. Neither craft store in her area provides any.

Email questions to Franny the Shopaholic at

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