Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Being stuck in the past and not wanting to change, can you find me a three- or five-CD changer for my stereo system without spending a couple hundred? - Larry

Dear Larry: Best Buy has an Insigna 5-Disc CD changer on sale for $79.99. It also plays MP3s.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Where can I purchase a cheap panini maker? - Joel

Dear Joel: Macy's a Bella Panini maker, regularly $49.99, on sale for $19.99.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Where can I find an old suntan orange gelee by Bain De Soleil? I can find their other products but never the tube of gelee, except online. - Rodney K., Egg Harbor Township

Dear Rodney: Walgreens has the Bain De Soleil orange gelee advertised buy one, get one half price.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Can you advise where I can purchase a pancake syrup dispenser similar to those used in the restaurants? The Dollar Store variety are poorly made. I am more interested in the restaurant quality. - Fayedan

Dear Fayedan: Walmart has a few to choose from ranging in price for $5.97 to $11.97.

Reader's tip

Eloise T. writes to let Nancy F. know you can purchase diabetic socks at Walmart.

Steals of the week


•Herr's potato chips: Buy one, get one free.

•Cottonelle 12 double rolls: $5.99.

•Jumbo shrimp 21 to 25 count: $6.99 per pound.


•Whole seedless watermelon: $3.98.

•Tilapia fillet: $3.98 per pound.

•Lay's potato chips: Half price.


•Kleenex facial tissues: Five for $5.

•Kodak 4-count AA or AAA batteries: 59 cents.

•Middle neck clams: $10.99 for a 3-dozen bag.

•Mussels: $4.99 for 2 pounds.


•T-Fal Steam Iron, regularly $49.99, is on sale for $19.99 at Macy's.

•Kids Activity kits are $1 at A.C. Moore.

•Folger's 33.9-ounce coffee is $7.49 at CVS.

•Samsung 32-inch LED HDTV is $259.99 at hhgregg.

•HP Deskjet all-in-one printer, scanner and copier is $39.99 at Target.

•Duck Poster Putty is $1 at Staples.

•SMART Panasonic 1080p LED HDTV 50-inch is $799.99 at Best Buy.

•Totes auto-open umbrellas are $5.99 at Boscov's.

•Rose Art 12-count colored pencils are 50 cents at Kmart.

•Backpacks and totes are buy one, get one free at Rite Aid.

•Youth Russell Integrated football pants are half price at Dick's Sporting Goods.

•Metallic Kenmore Elite 5.1-cubic foot Accela-Wash washer and the 9.0 cubic foot steam dryer are on sale for $1,099.99 each with free pedestals in metallic.

•Funky Fingers Solar nail polish is $3 at Five Below.

•Natureplex hydrocortisone cream is 88 cents at Walmart.

•Quilted Northern Ultra bathroom tissue 9-pack big rolls are $3.49 at Walgreens.

•Palmolive 30-ounce dish detergent is $2 at Big Lots.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email