Dear Franny The Shopaholic: We use a lot of Duraflame logs over the winter. Can you find some cheap prices. We don't care what brand they are. - Lil and Ed

Dear Lil and Ed: CVS has a six pack of Duraflame fire logs on sale for $14.99.

Dear Franny The Shopa-holic: I am looking for a mixer with a pasta attachment. It doesn't have to be a Kitchen Aid. - Pinkyyo11

Dear Pinkyyo11: The best I found was a Cuisinart mixer for $299 with a pasta attachment for $79.95 at It includes free shipping and a free blender attachment. Save an additional $10 with coupon code TURKEY10.

Dear Franny The Shopa-holic: Just moved into a small apartment and I am looking for a good deal on a table and four chairs that would be the high style and not too big. - Dominic

Dear Dominic: The Christmas Tree Shops has a Windsor Gathering Set with four chair stools for $229.99.

Dear Franny The Shopa-holic: My son wants a video game chair that has speakers. He says they are about $200. Where can I buy one and can you find one cheaper? - Deanna

Dear Deanna: Target has a Vision Pedestal Gaming Chair with built-in speakers on sale for $99.

Steals of the week


• Coke (assorted flavors)

12-pack 12-ounce cans: Five for $13 with the coupon in the store circular.

• 5-pound box of clementines: $3.99.

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


• Martinelli's sparkling cider: $2.

• Arnold 24-ounce whole-wheat bread or Thomas' Bagels: Buy one, get one free.

• Whole Thanksgiving meal with a Butterball turkey: $39.99.


• Pantene shampoo or conditioner: $1.99. Friday and Saturday only.

• Whole boneless pork loin: $1.24 per pound. Friday and Saturday only.

• iPod Nano 8G: $99.99.


• Hellman's 30-ounce mayonnaise: $2.99.

• Eight O'Clock 33- to 36-ounce coffee: $7.99.

• Boneless chicken breast family packs: $1.79 per pound.


• A 37-inch LCD HDTV is $279.99 at hhgregg.

• Staples has a 23-inch Acer computer monitor on sale for $99.99, a Samsung Bluetooth headset for $4.99 and 100-pack of Staples CD-R discs for $4.99 6 a.m. to noon Friday.

• Men's leather Deer Stags Walk Master shoes are $19.99 at Boscov's. Totes auto-open umbrellas are $5.99. Both deals are limit two.

• Home Depot has stainless steel GE appliances including a French-door refrigerator with water and ice, stove, microwave-over-stove and dishwasher on sale for $2,342 with free delivery.

• A lighted reindeer three-piece set is half price for $39.99 at A.C. Moore today.

• Pure drinking bottled water

24-pack is $2.49 at Walgreen's with the coupon in the store flyer. Brut products are half price, plus save an additional $1 with the coupon in Sunday's Press.

• Aldi has 5-inch Christmas cactus for $3.99.

• Christmas aprons are $4.99 for adults and $2.99 for kids at The Christmas Tree Shops.

• A Sylvania netbook is $59.99 at CVS.

• A Rapid Pump 1.5-ton aluminum racing jack is $59.99 at Harbor Freight.

• Infusium 23 shampoo and conditioner is $4.99 at RiteAid. Save an additional $1 with the coupon from Sunday's Press.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email