Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Trying to get a small two-wheel bike with training wheels on in a pink girlie look for my niece. - Charles

Dear Charles: Walmart has a 12-inch Disney Princess bicycle with training wheels in pink or purple for $58.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Please tell me where I can buy a queen-size fitted bed sheet. I do not want the sheet set only the bottom sheet. - AJM, Northfield

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Dear AJM: Macy's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Boscov's, J.C. Penneys and Sears all sell separates on sheets without buying a whole set.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: Can you find me a queen-size blow-up mattress with a pump that is decent to sleep on? - Linda

Dear Linda: Ace Hardware has a queen-size air bed that inflates in four minutes that includes the pump, regularly $64.99, on sale for $34.99. From the picture it looks like it is a double-layer bed.

Dear Franny the Shopa-holic: I am tired of cutting my fingers trying to slice an onion or a tomato. Where can I find a small slicer that cuts onions and tomatoes into nice slices? - Ben, Atlantic City

Dear Ben: Bed Bath & Beyond has a few to choose from ranging in price from $19.99 up to $79.99. Harriet Carter has one for $6.98. Visit or call 800-377-7878.

Steals of the week


•Boneless chicken breast family pack: $1.99 per pound.

•Stouffer's Signature Classics: Half price.

•Three pounds of navel oranges: $1.99.

•Mann's 12-ounce broccoli slaws: $1.50.


•Buy two Lay's or Doritos, get two free.

•Shrimp 16 to 20 count: $7.99 per pound.

•Scarlotta seedless grapes: $1.88 per pound.


•16-ounce Penn Maid sour cream: $1.50.

•General Mills cereals (limited assortment): Buy one, get one free.

•Folgers coffee: $2.99.


•ShopRite Italian sausage family pack: $1.88 per pound.

•Keller's, Hotel or Breakstone 1-pound butter quarters: $1.88.

•Ronzoni 1-pound curly lasagna, 8-ounce manicotti or 12-ounce jumbo shells: 99 cents.

•Campbells can gravy: Four for $2. Must buy 4.


•America's Choice family pack chicken thighs, drumsticks or split breasts: 99 cents per pound.

•Chock Full O'Nuts coffee: $2.99.

•Turkey Hill 48-ounce ice cream: $1.99.


•Ollie's Bargain Outlet has luxury vinyl plank flooring for 75 cents per square foot. An electric snow thrower, regularly $129.99, is on sale for $69.99.

•Ace Hardware has LED holiday nightlights for $1 and free 2013 calendars.

•Get a 20-pack of heavy duty Kodak AA or AAA batteries for $3 at Big Lots.

•Christmas Tree Shops has a Sunbeam 12-speed stand mixer 350-Watt on sale for $69.99.

•Studio 35 1875-watt hair dryer is $14.99 at Walgreens.

•Toy cars and dolls are buy one, get one free at CVS.

•Holiday decor is buy one, get one free at Rite Aid.

•Easy Bake Ultimate Oven is $39.96 at Walmart.

•Set of two brushed-steel table lamps, regularly $139.99, are $59.99 at Boscov's.

•Get 40 percent off all family outwear and cold-weather accessories at Kmart.

•All sweaters for her are half price at Sears. All regular priced women's and kids shoes and boots are buy one, get one free.

•Sterlite Ultra 18-gallon tote storage boxes are $6.99 at Target.

•A 25-inch pre-lit tinsel Christmas tree in pink, blue or green is $5 at Five Below.

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