Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Looking for one of those big exercise balls that have a pump, cheap. - Alyson

Dear Aly-son: A Crane exercise ball with a foot pump and fitness guide is $7.99 at Aldi.

Dear Fran-ny the Shopa-holic: I call overseas to Hong Kong frequently. Any deals on those calling cards? - Kim, Atlantic City

Dear Kim: Rite Aid has $10 international prepaid calling cards buy one, get one free. Hope that is what you are looking for.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: I just bought a new chair that came with arm pads. How can I keep them from sliding off without using pins. I think velcro would harm the fabric. - Sue F., Galloway Township

Dear Sue: Any home im-provement store sells rubber shelf lining. Buy a roll of the type that looks like a rubber weave and cut it to fit under the pads. That should do the trick.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Do you know of any major manufacturer who sells a 6-inch diameter frying pan? Non stick, of course! Hope you can help. - Dave F.

Dear Dave: has quite a few to choose from ranging in price from $10 and up. I emailed you the link.

Steals of the week


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

•30.6-ounce Maxwell House coffee: $6.99.

•Arnold whole grain bread: Buy one, get one free.


•Entenmann's full line: $2.49.

• 128-ounce Wesson oil: $6.99.

•Doritio's or Ruffles: Half price.


•Tuttorosso tomatoes: 12 for $6.88. Must buy 12.

•Chock Full o'Nuts coffee: $1.99.

•Andrea ravioli: Half price.

•Weight Watchers novelties: $2.49.

•Oscar Mayer bacon: $2.99.


•America's Choice Spring Mix: $3.99.

•Hot Pockets: $2.

•93 percent lean ground beef (any size): Buy one, get one free.


•Cantaloupe is $1.29 and a

•6-ounce pack of blackberries is 99 cents at Aldi.

•Gatorade is buy one, get one free at RiteAid. Neutrogena products are 40 percent off, plus save an additional $1 off with coupons from Sunday's Press.

•Men's Rogaine foam is $26.93 at Walmart, plus save an additional $10 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Hamilton Beach 10-cup rice cooker is $19.99 at Sears.

•Twin pack of Green Coffee Bean extract with 30-tablets each is $14.88 at Walmart.

•Kleenex facial tissues are 99 cents at CVS.

•Pashmina scarves are $5 at A.C. Moore.

•Nova Steel Wheelchair, regularly $199.99, is on sale for $129.99 at Walgreens.

• Ipad WiFi 16 GB with Retina display is $499.99 at Target, plus get a $30 Target gift card. Save an additional 5 percent with your Target charge.

•Staples Remarx dry erase four-pack, regularly $5.29, is on sale for $1 at Staples.

•Sony 50-inch Smart LED HDTV is $1,098 at hhgregg. Save an additional 5 percent with your hhgregg charge.

•Kitchenworks 15-inch pizza stone with rack and pizza cutter, regularly $19.99, is $7.99 at Boscov's.

•All small appliances are 20 percent off at Best Buy.

•Gatorade or G2 eight-pack is $5 at Kmart. A 39-inc Seiki LED HDTV is $279.99.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email