Dear Franny the Shop-aholic: Where can I get a cheap 3-foot by 10-foot pool? I need it for a party for Memorial Day. I need it only to last for the party. - Al

Dear Al: Walmart has one 30-inches deep by 10-foot with a filter for $48.88.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Would you be able to find a quilted cotton bedspread? I need two qu-eens in a neutral color. - Margaret L.

Dear Margaret: Today at Kohl's they have Home Classic solid cotton quilts, originally $99.99 to $139.99, on sale for $39.99. If you have a Kohl's charge and order them online use the code SAVE30 when you check out you should get an additional 30 percent off. You get free shipping at Kohl's when you spend $75.

Dear Franny the Shop-aholic: I have a gold belt buckle which I have used regularly for more than 40 years. I can no longer find a replacement 1-inch wide belt for it. Can you help? - Richard R.

Dear Richard: has quite a few to choose from in rich leathers starting at $50. You can also call them at 800-971-4920.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Help! I bought a bottle of Smith & Wollensky Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette, which my family loves, and now I can't remember where I bought it. - Clare, Ocean City

Dear Clare: Shop Rite sells it for $3.99.

Can you help?

Janice is trying to find a funky lime, orange or yellow dish drainer set.

Steals of the week


•Hellman's 30-ounce mayonnaise: $2.79. Limit two.

•3-pound pack of strawberries: $3.99.

•Sweet Baby Ray 18-ounce barbecue sauce: $1. Buy two and save an additional $1 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Entenmann's pastries or cakes: Buy one, get one free.

•Haagen-Dazs 14-ounce ice cream: $3.


•Coke 12-pack cans: Four for $9.98. Limit one.

•Breyers 48-ounce ice cream: $1.98. Limit two.

•Full line of Lean Cuisine: $1.98.


•Chock Full O Nuts coffee: $2.69. Save an additional $1 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

•Geranium six-pack: Two for $12 with coupon on page A7 of Sunday's Press

•ShopRite Italian sausage family pack: $1.99 per pound.

•Seedless watermelon: $3.99.

•Fresh white, yellow or bi-color corn: 17 cents per ear.

•Ben & Jerry's ice cream pint: $2.50.

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


•Woodson & James angus beef rib eye steak family pack: $5.99 per pound.

•Edy's 48-ounce ice cream: $1.99.

•20-ounce cintronella bucket candles: $4.99.


•All outdoor LED candles are 20 percent off at Pier 1 Imports.

•Full-size washer and dryer is $549.99 with your hhgregg charge at hhgregg.

•24-inch Slim LED 1080p HDTV is $149.99 at Best Buy.

•All men's and women's swimwear is half price at Kmart.

•Westcott 8-inch scissors, regularly $7.49, are $2 at Staples.

•Artist's Loft Gallery wrapped canvas and artist easels are half price at Michaels.

•Instep Presto two-kid bike trailer or a men's or women's 26-inch Magna Great Divide Mountain bike is $88 at Target.

•Three-piece American flag set is half price at A.C. Moore for $10.

•Delta Glenwood 3-in-1 crib is on sale for $119.99 at Sears.

•Buy two Rick Clunn Crankbait fishing rods and save 70 percent, making them two for $50.

•22-ounce Yankee candles are half price at Boscov's for $13.99. Limited scents.

•Razor A kick scooters in blue or pink are half price at Toys R Us.

•All graduation-patterned tableware is half price at Party City.

•If you buy a hitch at Pep Boys they will install it for free.

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•Delallo sun-dried tomato bruschetta 10-ounce spread is $2.50 at Big Lots.

•Fresh pineapples are 99 cents at Aldi. Adventuridge Rechargeable LED Camping Lantern is $9.99.

•Miss America by Catalina swim separates are $15.96 at Walmart. Dock Demon spin cast combo rod is $9.96.

•Twin air mattress is $16.99 at the Christmas Tree Shops.

•Coleman gas grill is $99.99 at CVS.

•Altoids or Ice Breakers are $1.50 at Walgreens.

•All Rite-Aid first-aid products are buy one, get one free.

•All Rite-Aid first-aid products are buy one, get one free.

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