Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Please help me find a furniture-type TV stand for a 42-inch flat screen with no open shelves or glass, yet has the back part for connecting it all together with cable box, DVD, etc. for less than $200. - Darien L.

Dear Darien: Target has a Threshold shuttered-door TV stand that holds up to a 50-inch TV on sale for $149. Nothing is open to the eye, just attractive shutter doors.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Where can I get an inexpensive chaise for my bedroom in a neutral fabric? - Kenny

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Dear Kenny: Christmas Tree Shops has one for $149.99 in beige or gray fabric. Sign up with your email and receive a $10 off coupon for a $50 or more purchase.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Can you please find me a 29-inch Insignia LCD HDTV with or without a DVD in a store, not online? - TF

Dear TF: Insignia is a brand of Best Buy. They sell a 28-inch one with a DVD for $229.99.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: I hope you can help me. I want to buy a Lucky Brand handbag, locally if possible. I do not want to buy it online. - Fran J., Northfield

Dear Fran: Macy's has a large selection from which to choose.

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Dory, of the Villas section of Lower Township, writes to tell Britteny to write to: 1996 Cozy Morley, P.O. Box 352, Collingswood, N.J. 08108. No phone number, only address.

Can you help?

Darryl, of Galloway Township, is looking for a local place that sells Hartz ph 5 kitty litter.

Steals of the week


•Lay's potato chips: Buy one, get one free.Lean Cuisine of Stouffer's single serve entrees: Half price.

•Donut House or Eight O'Clock 12-pack K cups: $4.99.


•Dannon's Oikos yogurt: 78 cents if you buy a dozen, 88 cents if not.

•Osem Couscous: $1.49 for 8.8-ounce box.

•Kraft's Philadelphia Brand 8-ounce cream cheese: $1.48.


•Seedless grapes: 99 cents per pound.

•ShopRite deli ham or cheese: $2.99 per pound.

•Kodak AAA or AA 20-count batteries: $1.49.


•Ruffles or Doritios: Half price.

•America's Choice 4-pound sugar: $1.99.

•Wisk 50-ounce laundry detergent: $2.99.


•Organix, Marc Anthony or Got2B haircare is buy one, get one free at Rite Aid.Standing scarecrow 32-inches high is $7.77 at A.C. Moore.

•Buy one Purex laundry detergent and get two free at CVS. Limit six.

•Aldi has a Tortilla Keeper, Griddle or Fajita Sizzler set for $6.99.

•3-pound bag of Scotts grass seed is $7.99 at Ollie's Bargain Outlet.

•All Wilton baking pans are 40 percent off at A.C. Moore.

•All backpacks are half price at Staples.

•Jambox by Jawbone portable Bluetooth speaker for wireless music, regularly $179.99, on sale at Target for $119.99.

•Cruz futon, regularly $159.99, is $99.99 at Kmart.

•Ninja Master Prep Professional food processor is $59.99 at Boscov's. FYI, I love this, it turns ice into snow in seconds.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email


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