Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Please find me a good deal on the shaping under garments that hide your budges. I don't care about the name brands, just ones that work to hold in my gut! - Fatty Boomalateee

Dear Fatty: Rite Aid has Legg's Shapewear buy one, get one free.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Help me find lime green dishrags and dishtowels for my kitchen. - Mary D., Burlington Township

Dear Mary: Go to any department or bedding store and buy lime green hand towels and washrags. They last much longer, the towels have more drying power and hold up better. You can always get lucky at Marshalls, TJMaxx or Ross Stores, too.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Where can I buy a cheap one-cup coffee maker. I don't want the K Cups. - Allan

Dear Allan: Acme has a Kitchen Essential one-cup coffee maker in assorted colors for $12.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Can you find counter height bar stools that swivel? I want the kind that have a fabric seat, so I can change the fabric. Any bargains? - Patricia

Dear Patricia: Big Lots has brown metal swivel stools with microfiber seats that swivel on sale for $24.84. They are adjustable to counter or bar height.

Reader's tip

Stewart G. wrote to let Darryl, of Galloway Town-ship, know the company which makes Hartz ph 5 kitty litter filed bankruptcy in May.

Steals of the week


•Soft Soap hand soap: $1.

•Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup: 99 cents.

•Nestle 24-ounce chocolate chips: $4.99.

•Hatfield Simply Tender boneless whole center pork loin: $1.99 per pound.


•Porterhouse steak: $5.99 per pound.

•Angel Soft 24-pack or Sparkle eight-pack towels: $4.88.

•Barilla pasta: 88 cents.

•Chock Full O Nuts: $2.77.

•Entenmann's full line sale: Half price.


•Celentano frozen pasta: Half price.

•Wisk 50-ounce laundry detergent: $2.88.

•Halloween Barbie: $9.98.


•Bananas: 49 cents per pound.

•Ben & Jerry's pints: $2.59.

•Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies: Half price.


•All Sally Hansen depilartories, wax and hair removal treatments are 40 percent off at Rite Aid.

•Lighted grapevine pumpkin, regularly $19.99, is on sale for $8.88 at A.C. Moore.

•Peter Coppola, Agadir, Biosilk, CHI, Joico, Rusk, TIGI, Macadamia or DermOrganic products are buy one, get one free at CVS. Puffs are 99 cents.

•Melamine open stock dinnerware is $1.50 each in assorted colors at Big Lots.

•Christmas Tree Shops has LED Solar Lanterns for $6.99.

•Ninja Master Prep is $39.92 at Walmart.

•Kellogg's (select assortment) cereal is $1.67 at Walgreens.

•Frigidaire stainless-steel package at hhgregg for $2,799.99 after mail-in rebates. Get a 27 cubic foot French door refrigerator with water and ice on door, an over-the-stove microwave, a smooth top electric range and a dishwasher. Save an additional 5 percent with your hhgregg charge.

•Toshiba laptop computer is $279.90 at Staples.

•Panasonic 58-inch 1080p SMART HDTV is $999.99 at Best Buy.

•Avia athletic shoes for men and women are $19.99 at Boscov's.

•Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede lipstick is $6.99 at Target. Save an additional $2 with the coupon in Sunday's Press.

•All Carter's for newborn, infants and toddlers is half price at Sears.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email


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