Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: My dad is getting up in years and has a problem getting around. Any chance you can find an adult motorized scooter chair for less than $1,000? - Doris L.

Dear Doris: Walgreens has a Drive Medical Bobcat three-wheel mobility scooter, regularly $899.99, on sale for $599.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Where can I purchase an in-the-bathtub/shower pole with little shelves without spending a fortune? - Bethany

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Dear Bethany: Kmart has a four-shelf stain-nickel tension-pole caddy on sale for $18.99 or if you are a Kmart Member it is $17.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Please find me a 29-inch LCD HDTV. Not a LED. - TF

Dear TF: Radio Shack sells a Toshiba LCD-LED HDTV for $329.99. I found cheaper ones, but they were all 29-inch LEDs. This is listed as LCD-LED? Hope it works for you.

Steals of the week


•Coke brand 12-pack cans: Five for $11.

•Corn: 10 for $1.98.

•Sweet Baby Ray barbecue sauce: $1.

•Nabisco snack crackers and Oreo's: $1.99.


•Heinz 38-ounce ketchup: $1.68.

•America's Choice Italian sausage: $1.98.

•Whole seedless watermelon: $3.98.


•Top Round London Broil: $1.79 per pound. Limit one.

•Fresh lobsters 1- to 1 1/4- pound size: $5.99 per pound.

•Sun Light 20-ounce dish detergent: 99 cents.

•Crest or Colgate toothpaste: 88 cents.

•Handi-Foil throw away pans are half price.


•Pepsi brand 12-pack cans: Four for $10.

•Extra large cooked shrimp: $7.99 per pound.

•Snapple 12-pack glass

•bottles: $6.99.


•Walmart has a 19-inch LED HDTV on sale for $98.

•Breyer's 48-ounce ice cream is buy one, get one free at Rite Aid.

•Hellmann's 30-ounce mayonnaise is $3 at Dollar General.

•Ben & Jerry's pints or

•14-ounce Haagen-Dazs are $3.50 at CVS.

•15-piece bath set - including shower curtain, hooks and rugs - is $14.99 at Kmart.

•Home Depot has a Chamberlain 1/2- hp garage door opener, with a wireless key entry system, on sale for $158. Hanging 10-inch flower baskets for your patio, regularly $10.98, are on sale for $6.88.

•-Tie-died sports bras are $5 at Five Below.

•5-quart porcelain enamel cast iron Dutch oven in six colors is on sale for $29.99 at Boscov's. Limit two.

•Samsung 40-inch LED 1080p SMART HDTV is $479.99 at Best Buy.

•DBX and O'Brein PFD's lifejackets are half price at Dick's Sporting Goods.

•51-inch Samsung HDTV is $498.88 at hhgregg.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email


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