Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Do you know of where I can purchase ground poppy seeds? - Tom L.

Dear Tom: You can buy them in any grocery store and run them through a food processor. If you want the real deal, try or call 847-328-3711 and purchase ground poppy seeds in glass jars or plastic bags from 1/2 cup for $2.74 and up.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Please find a cheap, white, decent-brand refrigerator for an apartment. Not too big maybe 15- to 21-cubic feet. - Ralph

Dear Ralph: Sears has a Kenmore 18-cubic-foot refrigerator regularly $589.99 on sale for $429.99 plus an additional 5 percent off if you use your Sears charge.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: So sorry we got hooked on these K-cups. They are so expensive. But now I need to find a cheap holder to keep them in. I can only find $20 to $30 holders. Any deals? - Patrice

Dear Patrice: Boscov's has a Lipper Double Drawer K-cup coffee drawer that holds 24, regularly $24.99 on sale for $9.99.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Please find me the cheapest bath towels you can. I don't care what color. - Allison M., Galloway

Dear Allison: KMart has cotton bath towels by Essential Home in eight colors for $2.99. You might check clearance racks at Ross, TJ Maxx or Marshalls for good deals on heavier towels if you don't care about the colors.

Steals of the Week


•Red or green grapes:

•99 cents per pound.

•Large snow crab clusters: $5.98 per pound.

•Post Honey Bunches of Oats cereal: $1.88 per box.


•Hellman's 30-ounce mayonnaise: $2.98. Limit two.

•Large southern peaches:

•88 cents per pound.

•Chock Full O'Nuts or Martinson coffee: $2.48.


•A Coby 32-inch HDTV is $188.88 at ShopRite with the coupon from Sundays Press on page A11.

•Celeste Pizza for One: 88-cents.

•Dove or Degree deodorant: 99 cents. Buy two and save $1 with the coupon from a past Sunday Press.


•A Panasonic 50-inch SMART HDTV plasma 1080p is $699.99 at Best Buy.

•Fashion scrubs are $6.99 at Ollie's Bargain Outlet.

•Sports Authority's entire stock of Tommy Armour and RAM golf balls are 75 percent off original price.

•L'Oreal Voluminous mascara is $5.99 at Target. Save an additional $1 with the coupon from a past Sunday Press.

•An oil change is $19.99 at Sears with the coupon in their circular from Sunday's Press.

•CVS has Kleenex on sale for 99 cents. Limit six.

•Cutter Citro Guard 20-hour candles are 99 cents at Boscov's.

•Kmart has 60 percent off Joe Boxer swimwear. Kids and Baby Joe Boxer swim is half price.

•Dan River complete bed in bag is $29.99 at Big Lots in all sizes.

•An Amana washer and dryer is $631.50 for the pair at hhgregg. Save an additional

•5 percent with your hhgregg charge card.

•All garden decor is half price at Rite Aid.

•Ace Hardware has a Black & Decker auto-feed electric trimmer or an 18-inch electric hedge trimmer on sale for $29.99.

•The Christmas Tree Store has a seven-piece pub set with four bar stools, table, market umbrella and base on sale for $199.99.

(Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. e-mail