Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Any deals on slipcovers, nothing fancy? - Ted M.

Dear Ted: Target has sofa- size slipcovers on sale for $69.99.

Dear Franny the Shopahol-ic: Please find a touch-screen computer for me. - Anna P.

Dear Anna: Best Buy has a 13.3 touch-screen Toshiba Blue Label Click computer on sale for $499.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: For my Brownies troop, I am in need of about two pounds of green clay. Can you respond before St. Patty's Day? - Troop Leader

Dear Troop Leader: This week at A.C. Moore you can buy Sculpey III 2-ounce clay for $1. So about $16 for two pounds.

Reader's tip

Joan S. writes to let Helena know she purchased a Microwave Egg Cooker for $6.99 at Miles Kimball that works perfectly for Egg McMuffins in 30 to 45 seconds.

Steals of the week


•Porterhouse steak family packs: $5.99 per pound.

•Canada Dry, 7UP, Sunkist or A&W 12-pack of soda: Four for $11.

•Dial liquid hand soap: $1.


•Progresso Classics soups: 88 cents.

•Dannon or Stoneyfield yogurt (assorted varieties): 44 cents.

•America's Choice

•24-ounce ketchup: 98 cents.


•ShopRite Kitchen Rotis-serie chicken 35 ounce in traditional or flavored: $3.97.

•Mueller's pasta: 59 cents.

•Thomas' English Muffins six pack: 99 cents.


•Boneless chicken breast family pack: $1.99 per pound.

•Lamb loin chops family pack: $6.99 per pound.

•America's Choice Kettle chips: Three for $5.


•Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, regularly $19.99, are $7.88 at A.C. Moore.

•Hp laptop computer is $275 at Walmart.

•Capt'n Crunch is $1 at CVS.

•Beach Barbie dolls are $5 at Toys R Us. Limit two.

•Today at Home Depot get a Magic Chef .7-cubic foot microwave for $48.

•Vizio Smart LED HDTV is $279.99 at Target.

•Maxwell House 30.6-ounce coffee is $6.50 at Dollar General.

•Sony Smart Blu-ray player is $59.99 at hhgregg.

•Pep Boys Conventional oil change with free tire rotation is $19.21 with the coupon in the store circular from Sunday's Press.

•Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player is $29.99 at Best Buy.

•Apple TV is $84 at Staples.

•Westinghouse 39-inch LED 1080p HDTV is $249.99 at Kmart.

•King or queen 500-count Egyptian cotton sheet sets with four pillowcases are $39.99 at Boscov's.

•DieHard work boots are half price at Sears.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email