Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Please find me a new Presto Salad Shooter.

Mine has seen better days. Or find me a bigger one if they still even make it. I love this thing. - Lilly G., Stone Harbor

Dear Lilly: You can buy the original one at Bed Bath & Beyond for $39.99. Save an additional $8 with a 20-percent off coupon from a past Sunday Press. Or you can buy the new version at Walmart with five attachments for $45. I have had one years and I love mine too.

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Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Trying to replace my terra cotta garlic keeper that broke. I don't want to spend $20 for one. Help. - James F., Egg Harbor City

Dear James: has quite a selection starting at $6.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: I have looked in several shore towns and online for high-back beach chairs with wheels. I have a set of Rio brand in my condo in Florida, but cannot find them in New Jersey. - Patti C.

Dear Patti: Call Island Beach Gear in Ocean City at 800-643-0474. They're located right over the Ocean City bridge on the right side. They should have them. Online has a Rio brand with wheels, regularly $75, on sale for $45.90.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Looking for a deal on a swivel-style car seat for my grandson. The type you can put the child in front ways then turn the seat to face the back. Very hard to use a normal one with a two-door car. I can only find them for $400 and up. There are very few made like this. - Tom D.

Dear Tom: A Combi Zeus Convertible car seat at for $286.99 with free shipping is the least expensive one I could find. Try the Bargain Box of The Press.

Readers' tips

•Lynn S. wrote to let Rosalie D, of Brant Beach, know Argentiero's on Route 9 in Linwood can re-cane her chair. Call 609-653-4461. Karen wrote to say Cecilia of Home Enchantments on English Creek Avenue in Egg Harbor Township can repair the cane chair. Call 609-646-5949.

•Terri D., of Somers Point, wrote to let Kay, of Ventnor, know Acme in Somers Point sells dry ice. Arleen and Lynn S both wrote to say Jack & Jill on Fire Road in Absecon also sells dry ice. Arleen suggests calling first - 609-484-8000.


Steals of the week


•Lean Cuisine or Stouffer's entrees: Half price.

•Large eggs 18-count: $1.50.

•Bob Evans breakfast sausage: Buy one, get one free.


•Gatorade 32-ounce: 88 cents.

•One dozen rose bouquet: $12.98

•Italian Village homemade frozen pasta: Half price.


•Blueberries 6-ounce container: Two for $4 with the coupon from A14 of Sunday's Press.

•Haagen Dazs 14-ounce ice cream: $2.27.

•Ellio's 9-slice pizza: $1.99.

•ShopRite 1-pound butter quarters: $1.99.


•Whole boneless pork loin: $1.99 per pound.

•Hellman's 30-ounce mayonnaise: $2.99. Limit two.

•Soft Soap hand soap: 99 cents.


•Today at HomeDepot, 1.25 cubic feet Miracle Grow potting mix is $6.88.

•Rite Aid long-acting allergy relief is buy one, get one free.

•Nextbook Google Play 7 Android tablet is $69 at Walmart.

•All clay pots and saucers are half price at A.C. Moore.

•24-pack of bottled water is $2.44 at CVS. Limit three.

•Carter's and OahKosh spring playwear is 60 percent off for infants, toddlers and kids 4 to 7.

•Hp AMD E1 laptop is $289.99 at Best Buy.

•Nordic Track performance polos for men, regularly $34, are on sale for $12.99 at Sears.

•Women's sleepwear is half price at Kmart.

•Scrapbook and photo albums are half price at Michaels.

•Proscan 32-inch HDTV $198.88 at hhgregg.

•Singer Promise sewing machine is on sale for $69 at Target.

•Zebra Z-grip mechanical pencils 24-pack is on sale for $5 at Staples.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email


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