Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d’Angelo

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: I am looking for a Scrubbing Bubbles battery-operated shower cleaner. I have the cleaner but the company stopped making the unit. — Jean B.

Dear Jean: They have a quite a few for sale on The least expensive one is $54.99 plus $10.95 shipping. However there are a few you can bid on, but they might end up being more expensive.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: In a magazine I saw a wooden anchor that had lights in it. It looks just like the letters you see all the time that are so popular to hang on the wall. I hope you can find it for me. — Jennifer M., Northfield

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Dear Jennifer: You got lucky, I saw one in navy blue at Target. This week they are on sale for $18.74.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: I would love to find hooded zip sweatshirts that are light, not those expensive thick heavy ones. My last two are on their last legs. Nothing more than $20. — Pete Z., Egg Harbor Township

Dear Pete: Fruit of the Loom zipped hooded sweatshirts are two for $15 or $7.99 each at Walgreens.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Could you find a giant glass, the type to make a “dirt cake” in? It has layers of cookies and cream. I miss China Outlet; they used to sell them for $5. — Pauline

Dear Pauline: Yes, I miss China Outlet too! This week at A.C. Moore all their glass bowls and giant martini and wine type glasses are 40 percent off, but they still will not be $5! I used to make dirt cake and put it in a beach bucket with the cookie crumbs and gummy worms on top. Dollar stores sell the buckets, but I’m not sure if you can find one now. The bucket is great if you are taking the cake somewhere; you don’t have to worry about getting it back.



Hatfield whole boneless center cut pork loin: $1.99 per pound.

Eye round roast: $2.99 per pound.

Utz’s pretzels, cheese snacks, kettle chips and potato chips: half price.


Eight O’Clock 10- to 12-ounce coffee: $2.99.

Sylvania 6-pack of flood lights: $9.99.

Revlon 1-inch flat iron, 1875-watt hair dryer, or curling iron: $9.99. (FYI: It’s worth buying the hair dryer as a backup just in case yours breaks in the middle of drying your hair.)


Puffs facial tissues are 99 cents at CVS.

Folgers 8-ounce instant coffee is $3.99 at Walgreens.

All area rugs are 20 percent off at Target.

Dole Premium salad blends are $1.50 at Save A Lot.

Crofton metal nonstick bakeware is $3.49 each at Aldi.

L’Oréal cosmetics are 40 percent off at Rite Aid.

Halloween costumes are half price at Kohls. Use the code “PUMPKIN30” online to save an additional 30 percent.

All Halloween decor is half price at Michaels.

All LEGO books and DVD’s are 25 percent off at Toys “R” Us.

Men’s Cross & Windsor jeans are $9.99 at Boscov’s.

Get a Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition at Best Buy for $59.99.

A 14-inch HP laptop is on sale at hhgregg for $179.99.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email


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