Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d’Angelo

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Any deals on reclining chair slipcovers? Mine is a mess with stains and wear. Anything would look better. — Danny G.

Dear Danny: This week at Boscov’s, get a recliner chair slipcover at half price, for $19.99. Sofa covers are same price.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Years ago I had labels to put on my jarred peach jams. They said something like made in the kitchen of Theresa Lane. I was told by my daughter you would find them. — Theresa

Dear Theresa: Go to They have quite a few labels to choose from. One in particular I emailed you states “From the Kitchen of,” and then you can have your name printed on them. You get 96 labels for $8.99. There are others as low at $1.25, but you have to write your name on them. Use code CCFN62 for $2.99 shipping.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Please find the old-fashioned braided type plant hangers. — Carole M., Pleasantville

Dear Carole: Opalhouse Macrame plant hangers are $12.99 at Target.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Can you get a fabric headboard bed all in one for me? I only have a queen-size mattress, and do not want to buy a box spring. Any light color will do. Please no online ones, in case of returns! — Christina J.

Dear Christina: Big Lots has a queen-size white clipped corner bed for $349.99 that looks like exactly what you want. The color stated is warm gray, and it’s a linen herringbone fabric. I emailed you the link.

Steals of the week


• Fisherman’s Net 5-ounce fresh Atlantic salmon portions: $3.88.

• Tastykake family cakes: $2.

• Starbucks 12-ounce coffee: $5.99.

• Arm & Hammer 150-ounce laundry detergent: $4.99 Limit one.

• Blu Lump 1-pound can crab meat: $11.99.


• Family pack of 80 percent lean ground beef: $1.99 per pound.

• McCain frozen premium potatoes: $1.67.

• Capatrili 68-ounce can of extra virgin olive oil: $9.99.

• Nature’s Truth vitamins: half price.

• Daewoo 5000 BTU air conditioner: $109.99.


• Puffs facial tissues are 99 cents at CVS or Walgreens.

• Fiber One or Nature Valley 5- to 6-pack snacks are $1.99 at Walgreens.

• All Sonoma Goods for Life indoor/outdoor pillows, chair pads and cushions are half price at Kohl’s. Use the code TULIPS30 to save an additional 30 percent off.

• Shop online this week at Rite Aid and get an additional 20 percent off and free shipping with the code SAVE20.

• Men’s Levi jeans are $9.99 at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.

• A 20-inch box fan, 9-inch high velocity fan or a 12-inch desk fan is on sale for $16.99 at Big Lots.

• Frames are half price this week at A.C. Moore.

• Edison String Lights, regularly $19.99, are $12 this week at Michaels.

• A 15.4-pound bag of Kingsford Original charcoal is $10 at Dollar General.

• A Char-Broil five-burner classic gas grill, regularly $299.99, is on sale at Target for $239.

Men’s Cougar Performance T-shirts and shorts, regularly $15, are on sale for $4.99 at Boscov’s. Men’s, ladies and boys Nike or Adidas Activewear is 25 percent off.

Reader tips

C.T. wrote in to let Andrea know if she goes to Boscov’s on Saturday, April 28, she will get an additional 20 percent off her comforter set.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email

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