Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Where can I purchase a square piece of foam to make a chair cushion? A store in Berlin Mart used to sell it, but is no longer there. - Patricia

Dear Patricia: Joann Fabric and Craft Stores have Foam by the Yard or packaged on sale for half price through Saturday.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Can you please help me? I've been looking for a folded room divider. Not a real expensive one, but one that will serve a purpose. I have looked everywhere, even online. Can't find them! - Jo Ann S.

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Dear Jo Ann: Walmart has quite a few starting from about $50 and up.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Can you find an outdoor, vinyl, waterproof (not water resistant) umbrella about 7- to 8-feet wide in diameter when opened? I use it over my barbecue year round in all weather. I would prefer it to cost about $100. - Laura, Absecon

Dear Laura: sells Frankford Umbrellas in heavy gauge vinyl. A 6.5-foot opened umbrella is $99 and a 7.5-foot is $122. Both with choices of colors and free shipping. If you sign up at (which is free) you get 10 percent off your order.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Can you find Old Cape Cod barbecue sauce? - Ben

Dear Ben: Christmas Tree Shops sells Olde Cape Cod BBQ & Grilling sauce for $1.50.

Steals of the week


•Fresh sweet orange, red or yellow peppers: $1 per pound.

•Carmex tube, jar or stick: $1.

•Boneless sirloin steak: $3.99 per pound.

•Entenmann's products: Buy one, get one free.


•America's Choice 18-count large eggs: $1.98.

•Jennie-O 85-percent lean ground turkey: $1.98 per pound.

•Corn, yellow or white: Four ears for $1.

•Crystal Farms chunk or shredded cheese: $2 per half pound.


•Perdue drumsticks or thighs jumbo packs: 99 cents per pound.

•Klondike four - to eight-count any variety ice cream bars: $1.99.

•Wishbone 8-ounce salad dressing: 88 cents.

Super Fresh

•Doritios or Ruffles: half price.

•Fresh Express salad blends or kits: $1.99

•Hershey's Theater Big Box candy: $1.

•America's Choice 1-pound pasta: 89 cents.


•Puff's facial tissues are 99 cents at CVS.

•Razor A Kick Scooters are half price at Toys R Us for $19.99. Limit two.

•Bikemate three-bike trunk rack is $39.99 at Aldi.

•All sunglasses are buy one, get one free at Rite Aid.

•Scott's Snap Spreader, regularly $49.98, is on sale for $29.98 today at Home Depot.

•Trident 18-piece gum is 59 cents at Walgreens.

•Intex PureSpa portable inflatable hot tub that seats four is $399 at Target.

•Resin Adirondack chairs are $16.99 each in four colors at Christmas Tree Shops.

•Macy's Friends & Family 25-percent off discount today through Monday. Any Macy associate usually will have a coupon for you. The promo code online is FRIEND.

•Today at hhgregg get a golf umbrella for $2.88. Limit one.

•All women's dresses are half price at Sears.

•All Floral Inspirations spring and summer pottery is 60-percent off at Joann Fabric and Craft Stores.

•Panasonic 39-inch LED 1080p HDTV is $349.99 at Best Buy.

•Schwinn Riverside 26-inch men's or women's cruiser seven-speed bikes are $149.99 at Kmart.

•Men's and women's Fila Athletic Footwear, regularly $59.99 to $64.99, are $19.99 at Boscov's. Limit two pairs.

•Ashland Summer Living Picnic and Home Collection are both half price at Michaels.

•Get five reams of copy paper at Staples for $4.99 after a $22 mail-in rebate.

•17-ounce can of cashews halves and pieces is $5 at Big Lots.

•Yoga pants and mats are $5 at FiveBelow.

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