Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: My "vintage" carpet sweeper, which was my mothers, finally fell apart. Do they still sell something like that? - Regina

Dear Re-gina: Shark makes a cordless power sweeper which looks like those old carpet sweepers. It is on sale for $24.99 at Christmas Tree Shops.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Please find sectional sofa slipcovers for me. I can only find slipcovers for a sofa or a love seat, help! - Sue M.

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Dear Sue: If you are crazy about your sofa you can always have them professionally made, but more than likely a new sofa would be cheaper. Ikea sells sectional sofa slipcovers in a dozen colors. They run about $100 per section. However, the closest Ikea is in South Philadelphia on Delaware Avenue/Colum-bus Boulevard. I cannot find any other sectional sofa slipcovers.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Please find me Maxwell House Coffee Bags. Since they have k-kups now, they are so hard to find. - Sue

Dear Sue: Walmart sells them online. A box of 19 bags of instant coffee is $4.88. Free shipping with a $50 order.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Where can I purchase a carpet cleaner, cheap? Tired of renting one. - Dennis

Dear Dennis: Aldi has an Easy Home Carpet Cleaner with two water tanks weighing less than 12 pounds on sale for $59.99.

Steals of the week

Acme

•Celery: $1.

•Lancaster brand chicken thighs, drumsticks or whole chickens: $1 per pound for three pounds or more.

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

•Fresh Express cole slaw: $1.

Pathmark

•Shady Brook Farms

•85-percent lean ground turkey: $1.98 per pound.

•America's Choice large 18-count eggs: $1.98.

•Arm & Hammer 100-count dryer sheets: $1.98.

ShopRite

•Sundown Vitamins:

•55 percent off.

•Panasonic eight-pack AA or AAA batteries: $1.74.

•Blue Bunny 56-ounce ice cream: $2.50.

•Entenmann's full line sale: Half price.

Superfresh

•Family packs of Jennie-O 93-percent lean or lean ground beef 93-percent lean: $2.99 per pound.

•Strawberries: $2 per pound.

•Skippy 15- to 16.3-ounce peanut butter: $2.

Tips

•10-pound bag of chicken leg quarters is $4.90 at Save a Lot.

•Glass garden tables, originally $49.99, are on sale for $19.99 at A.C. Moore.

•Toberlone candy is $1.50 at Rite Aid.

•Get a 5-pound bag of red potatoes for $1.49 at Aldi.

•Gold Emblem nuts are buy one, get one free at CVS. Haagen Dazs

•14-ounce ice cream is $3.50.

•Gunk Engine Brite is two for $6 at Pep Boys. Must buy two.

•Get a Yonanas Healthy Desert Maker at Walmart for $49.96.

•Trendy UVA/UVB protective sunglasses are $4 at Five Below.

•Get 50 digital 4- by 6-inch prints at Walgreens for $6.99.

•Captain Morgan 1.75-liter Original Spiced Rum is $25.09 at Roger Wilco. Fireball 1.75-liter cinnamon whiskey is $27.80.

•Waverly printed tablecloths are $12.99 at Christmas Tree Shops.

•Hurricane Spin Mop is $39.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond. Get a 20-percent off coupon in your email if you sign up at Bed Bath & Beyond online.

•Android 7-inch Jelly Bean tablet 4GB is $49.99 at hhgregg.

•Party size peanuts 32- to 35-ounce assorted cans are $5 at Big Lots.

•Samsung Smart 46-inch LED HDTV 1080p is $649.99 at Target plus an additional $50 Target gift card. To get $5 off a $25 purchase of apparel and/or accessories text APPAREL to TARGET or cut out the coupon in the store circular from Sunday's Press.

•Vtech set of three cordless phones with digital answering system, regularly $69.99, is $39.99 at Staples with the $20 coupon in the store circular from Sunday's Press.

•King or queen 1,000-count cotton sheet sets are $39.99 at Boscov's. Limit two.

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