Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: I saw outdoor solar lights that looked like tile. Can you find me some? - Jessie M.

Dear Jessie: Wal-mart has mosaic solar lights for outdoors on sale for $2.50.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: We have a few 24-ounce Tervis tumblers. However, our straws have seen a better day. The only replacement straws we can find even on the Tervis website are accordion pleated. We want the thick plain plastic that would be long enough for the 24-ounce cups. - Nancy & Tom D., Absecon

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Dear Nancy & Tom: has a set of eight plastic replacement straws (no accordion pleats) for 24-ounce tumblers that fit the Tervis tumblers for $2.76.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Please help me find Yardley of London soap in a local store. - Audrey, Northfield

Dear Audrey: Walgreens sells Yardley bar soap for 79 cents each.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Please find me the cheapest DVD player. - Justin

Dear Justin: A compact DVD player is $9.98, after a mail-in rebate, at hhgregg.

Can you help?

• Rosalie D., of Brant Beach, is looking for a "caned" desk chair repair person.

• Dottie H. needs an umbrella repair person.

• Kay, of Ventnor, needs to know who sells dry ice since Genaurdi's closed.

Steals of the week


•1 pound of strawberries: Three for $5.

•Gatorade 32-ounce:

•88 cents.

•Utz pretzels 14 to 16 ounces: $1.77.


•Hellman's 30-ounce

•mayonnaise: $2.98.

•America's Choice dozen large eggs: 98 cents.

•LaYogurt 6-ounce: 38 cents.

•Barilla 12- to 16-ounce pasta: 98 cents.


•Prilosec 42-count: $22.99. Save an additional $1 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Porterhouse, T-Bone or NY Strip steak: $5.99 per pound.

•Yes Ultra 50-ounce laundry detergent: $1.39.

•Sony eight-count AA or AAA batteries: $1.49.


•Extra large 26- to 30-count shrimp: $6.99 per pound.

•Charmin Basic 12-pack double roll bath tissue: $5. Save an additional 40 cents with the 20-cent coupon from Sunday's Press.

•San Giorgio 12- to 16-ounce pasta: $1.


•Kmart has 40 percent off baby apparel.

•15 foot by 42-inch deep metal frame pool is $249 at Walmart.

•Buy a $50 gift card to Bonefish Grill and get a $10 bonus card. You can purchase at

•Grass skirts for your luau party are $1 at Dollar Tree.

•Boscov's has its entire stock of patio cushions half price.

•Target has a black storage futon on sale for $119. It has two drawers underneath.

•Twin pack of saw horses are half price for $12.49 at Sears.

•Men and women's sunglasses are $4 at Five Below.

•10 by 10-foot gazebo is $29.99 at Rite Aid.

•Honey Bunches of Oats is $1.99 at Walgreens.

•Boxes of Luv's diapers are $15 at Dollar General.

•Dawn 9-ounce is 99 cents at CVS.

•Dell laptop bundle with Internet Security by Webroot, a sleeve by Targus, an 8GB flash drive by PNY and a wireless mouse by Logitech is $329.99 at Best Buy.

•7-inch 4GB Android Jelly Bean tablet is $69.99 at hhgregg.

•Ashland signature accents are half price at Michaels.

•Decorative storage boxes are half price for $2 at A.C. Moore.

•Carter's kids and toddlers is half price at Kohls.

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