Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I saw little kids on the beach with these cute hooded towels that went over their heads. Where could I find them? My Mom told me to write to you. - Maria S., Mays Landing

Dear Maria: You can purchase these hooded beach towels for $4.99 at Christmas Tree Shops in Mays Landing.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Where can I find recordings by Cozy Morley who used to appear in Wildwood? - Brittany W.

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Dear Brittany: You can purchase quite a few Cozy Morley 45's at

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I am looking for a straw rug made up of 12-inch squares to replace one damaged by Hurricane Sandy. - Barbara R.

Dear Barbara: You can purchase straw rugs from $19.99 and up in all sizes at Wooden 12-inch squares are in a bundle at Christmas Tree Shops for $39.99.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Can't seem to find Glass Plus Wipes anywhere, and they're really great. No streaking at all and no wiping dry afterwards. Hoping you can help. - Leah S., Palermo

Dear Leah: You can purchase Glass Plus Wipes for $7.99 at Ask the grocery manager at your market to order them to your store. They usually will do that. Almost $8 is way too much to spend on wipes.

Readers' tips

Allen T. wrote to let MB know there is a organic farm in Cape May County called Beach Plum Farm on Stevens Street in Cape May.

Angela J. wrote to let Dottie know Arc Reprographics on New Road in Absecon does shredding.

Steals of the week


•Hatfield Italian sausage: $1.99 per pound when you buy three or more pounds.

•Lean Cuisine or Stouffer's single serve entrees:

•Half price.

•Jumbo 21 to 25 count shrimp: $7.99 per pound.


•Hellmann's 30-ounce mayonnaise: $2.98.

•McCormick Grillmates: $1.98.

•Dozen long-stem roses with filler: $9.98.


•Chock Full O Nuts: $1.88.

•Blue Bunny 56-ounce ice cream: $1.88.

•Tuttorosso pasta sauce: 99 cents.

•Pantene shampoo or conditioner: $2.99. Buy one,

•get one free with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Blueberry or corn muffins six pack: $1.49 with the coupon on A7 from Sunday's Press.


•Local grown peaches: $1.49 per pound.

•Coca Cola brands 20-pack cans: $4.99.

•Gatorade 32-ounce: 89 cents.


•Beach towels are $2.99 at Christmas Tree Shops.

•Rite Aid has Hawaiian Tropic suncare buy one,

•get one free.

•Get a $50 Target gift card with the purchase of an iPad with Retina display 16GB for $499.99 at Target.

•Vizio 55-inch LED 1080p SMART HDTV is $799.99

•at Best Buy.

•Medium gift bags are three for $1 at A.C. Moore.

•Amana washer and dryer are $599.99 for the pair

•at hhgregg.

•Kitchenworks five-piece scissor set is $3.99 at Boscov's.

•Case of Crystal Lake spring water is $2.88 at Rite Aid.

•Staples has a hp Chromebook 14-inch laptop for $299.99. One hundred index cards are 1 cent.

•Get Softsoap or Irish Spring body wash for 99 cents at CVS. Stop first and print out the $2-off coupon at the CVS coupon/price checker machine.

•Storm Responder 5500-watt portable generator is $799.99 at Sears.

Franny the Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email

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