Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Is there such a thing as an outdoor mo-tion detector light that is solar or battery powered. We would love to get a few, but don't want to hire an electrician to install them. - Debra

Dear Debra: Ace Hard-ware has a Solar LED Motion Sensor Light half price for $24.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Where can I get a good deal on just cotton king-size sheets with a 500-thread count or better. No blends. Colors are not important. - Brian L.

Dear Brian: On sale Friday and Saturday at Macy's is a 600-thread count Egyptian cotton king-size sheet set for $94.99. However, if 420-thread count will do and you go to Macy's between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday or Saturday you get a king-size Egyptian cotton set with four pillowcases on a Doorbuster sale for $49.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Please help me find a stainless-steel dishwasher with hidden controls. One of the nicer ones, not the cheapest. Just the price LOL. - Maddy

Dear Maddy: Today is the last day at Home Depot you can get a Whirlpool Gold stainless-steel tall-tub dishwasher for $448 after all discounts.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Can you help me find an expensive inflatable bed for guests? - RG

Dear RG: Now that's a switch! Bed Bath & Beyond has an Aerobed Luxury Collection Raised Head-board inflatable mattress for $299.99 in queen size. Twin size is $199.99. Also, Dick's Sporting Goods has a few to choose from. At Dick's use the $20 coupon off a $100 purchase from the store circular in Sunday's Press.

Steals of the week


•n Nabisco Snack crackers: $2.

•n Gatorade 32-ounce: 88 cents.

•n Lay's Chips: Buy one, get one free.


•n Local peaches: 98 cents per pound.

•n Era 50-ounce laundry detergent or Final Touch 64-ounce fabric softener: $1.88.

•n Nathan's Beef Franks: Buy one, get one free.

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•n Black Bear American Cheese: $2.99 per pound with coupon from A14 of Sunday's Press.

•n Banquet Pot Pies & Meals: 88 cents.

•n Cantaloupes: 99 cents. Limit two.

•n Luigi Vitelli pasta: Four for $3.


•n Ball Jars 12 pack are two for $14 at Ace Hardware.

•n Circulon three-piece frying pan set, regularly $99.99, is on sale at Macy's Friday and Saturday only for $29.99.

•n Admiral washer or dryer is $299 each at Home Depot today.

•n Maxfli Revolution golf balls or glove is on sale for $9.98 at Dick's Sporting Goods.

•n Get an oil change at Sears for $19.99 with the coupon in the store circular from Sunday's Press.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email