Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: I have dark green kitchen counters and I need to replace my dish towels. I cannot find any in this color in the stores. Help. - Joy B., EHT

Dear Joy: At Christmas Tree Shops in Mays Landing last week I saw dark green kitchen towels on the back wall for $2.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Can you find a portable tabletop humidifier for a bedroom in white or light color? I can only find ugly black ones. - Chelsea

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Dear Chelsea: Target has a Honeywell cool moisture hu-midifier in white on sale for $29.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: My wife wants a full-length mirror that has a jewelry box inside? Never easy with her! - Husband

Dear Husband: Sears has a Cheval full-length mirror jewelry box on sale for $149.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Please find plain, old-fashion kitchen curtains for me in white with some ruffles. - Susan J.

Dear Susan: Boscov's has 30 percent off all its tier curtains. They have pictured a white one with ruffles.

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•Renee B., of the Atlantic City area, is looking for a stereo technician who is honest and trustworthy, to re-hook up her stereo system.

•Dottie H. is looking for a place to have two 2-foot by 8-inch candles re-dipped. They are faded.

Steals of the week


•Simply Potatoes 32-ounces: Two for $3.79.

•Porterhouse steak family pack: $5.99 per pound.

•7Up, A&W, Sunkist or Canada Dry six-pack cans: $1.


•14.5 ounce can Swanson broth: 59 cents. Save 80 cents on five with the 40-cent coupon from last Sunday's Press.

•Progresso 32-ounce chicken broth: Two for $3. Must buy two.

•Kalamata pure 101-ounce olive oil: $9.99.

•Medaglia D'Oro Caffee Espresso 10-ounce decaf: $4.29.

•Mrs. Smith's 27-ounce pies: $1.99.

•Dilusso Soppresata deli sliced: $6.99 per pound.


•Pillsbury cake or brownie mix: 99 cents.

•Purex 50-ounce laundry detergent: $1.99. Limit three.

•Hatfield 1-pound bacon: $2.99.


•Walmart has sherpa-lined hoodie coats for men $19.96, women $16.96 and kids $14.94.

•Dozen large eggs are $1.29 at Walgreen's. Folger's 33.9-ounce coffee is $7.99.

•All Christmas toys and holiday decor is half price at Rite Aid.

•24-pack of bottled water is $2.66 at CVS. Palmolive

•10-ounce dish detergent is

•99 cents.

•All pre-made or designer-made wreaths and arrangements are 40 percent off at A.C. Moore.

•Get 25 percent off all 30-inch acoustic and electric guitars at Toys R Us.

•Sears has a billiard table with table tennis top on sale for $379.99.

•Boscov's has the Soup A Chef electric soup maker half price for $49.99.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email


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