Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I have been looking and looking for dining room chair cushions, preferably with the little dots on one side so they won't slip. The size I am looking for would be 16- by 16- by 3-inches. Nothing that ties. - Doris, Villas

Dear Doris: Bed Bath & Beyond sells ones 15.5 inches by 3.5 inches thick that are non slip for $14.99 with no ties.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Trying to find plain white tie canvas sneakers, nothing fancy, the cheaper the better. - Denise

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Dear Denise: Target has women's Mossimo Supply Co. white tie canvas sneakers on sale for $12.

Steals of week

Acme

•Hatfield hot or sweet Italian sausage: Buy one, get one free.

•Maier's Italian bread. Buy one, get one free.

Pathmark

•America's Choice canned vegetables: 44 cents.

•America's Choice 8-ounce shredded or chunk cheese: $1.68.

ShopRite

•Rack of pork spare ribs: $1.99 per pound.

•26-ounce jar Colonna pasta sauce: 97 cents

•Biazzo mozzarella: $1.99 per pound.

•Cantaloupe: Three for $5.

Superfresh

•Weight Watchers Smart Ones: $2.

•Edy's 48-ounce ice cream: $2.50.

Tips

•Get a dozen large eggs and/or Butterball 6-ounce turkey bacon for $1.29 at Walgreens.

•Easy Home Bodyfat scale is $14.99 at Aldi.

•10-pound bag of Idaho potatoes are $2.99 at Save A Lot.

•12- by 8-foot retractable awning is $199.99 at Christmas Tree Shops.

•Gold's Gym 350 Elliptical is $277 at Walmart.

•LawnMaster electric mulching mower is $159.99 at Ollie's Bargain Outlet.

•Black & Decker toaster oven, regularly $59.99, is on sale for $27.99 at Macys.

•19-inch LED HDTV is $88 at hhgregg.

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