Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: My son told me to buy a laptop that has at least Intel i3. I don't want to spend $600 for one. Can you find me a good price? - Dolores R., Buena

Dear Do-lores: Best Buy has a Toshiba Bundled laptop with an Intel Core i3 Processor, Internet Security Software, sleeve case, 8GB flash drive and Targus Wireless mouse on sale for $379.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Do you know where I can purchase Adolph's Meat Loaf mix? All I can find is McCormick's. I have checked ShopRite, Walmart and Acme in Lower Township.- Doris

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Dear Doris: Walmart sells it on its website with free delivery to your Walmart store. You must buy a six-pack that is $13.60.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Where can I buy Bain de Soleil orange gel suntan lotion? I can only find it online. - Mikie

Dear Mikie: Walgreens has it advertised and it is buy one, get one half price until Saturday.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: I just spent $3 for one of those little smelly trees you hang in your car. Can't you find them for a dollar somewhere? - Jillian M.

Dear Jillian: Yes. Dollar General has Little Trees air fresheners for $1.

Can you help?

•Sally W., of Linwood, is a senior looking for small bags of mulch she can load in her trunk with her bad shoulder.

•Isabel C. is looking for someone to restore the leather color in worn spots to her leather sofa.

Steals of the week


•Jumbo shrimp 16 to 20 count: $6.99 per pound.

•1 pound of strawberries: $1.99.

•Vidalia onions: $1.49 per pound.


•Smithfield smoked shank ham: 98 cents per pound.

•McCormick Grill Mates or Marinades: 88 cents.

•Domino's 4-pound sugar: $1.99.

•Sundown vitamins: Buy one, get one free.


•Venus & Olay Razor: $7.74. Save $3 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Dynamo or Fab detergent: Three for $4.98. Must buy three.

•Klondike novelties: Five for $5. Must buy five.

•Whole boneless pork loin: $1.99 per pound.

•Whole lobsters: $6.99 per pound.


•Nature Made vitamins: Buy one, get one free.

•Sweet white corn: 50 cents per ear.

•Arnold Whole Grain bread: Half price.


•Amana washer and dryer pair are on sale for $649.99 at hhgregg with store credit card.

•Ice Cream Magic or Perfect Fries are $9.99 at Kmart.

•Sony Smart WiFi built-in Blu-ray Disc Player is $119.99 at Best Buy.

•Today, Home Depot has

•15 percent off special order exterior, interior, patio and garage doors and windows.

•Kellogg's cereal and bars are $2.50 at Walgreens.

•Haagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry is $3.50 at CVS with card. Save an additional 20 percent with the pass in the store circular from Sunday's Press.

•Save-a-Lot has Crystal2O

•24-pack of bottled water on sale for $2.29.

•Walmart has a three-pack of Haagen-Dazs ice cream bars for $3.48.

•Honey Bunches of Oats or Great Grains by Post are $2.50 at Rite Aid.

•Swimwear for her is half price at Sears.

•Memory Foam Contour or Comfort Touch bed pillows are $5.99 at Boscov's. Limit two.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email

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