Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d’Angelo

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I used to buy J.B.'s Firehouse Meatballs at B.F. Mazzeo in Northfield, however, they stopped carrying them. Can you find them for me? J.B. is a retired Atlantic City firefighter, if that helps. — Anthony T.

Dear Anthony: You can buy them at a new place called Chico & Sons on Tilton Road in Northfield. Check to see their menu or call 609-380-7788. Three J.B's meatballs are $4.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I have been using Joy Non-Ultra lemon scented dish detergent in a 14-ounce container. I use this dish detergent because it does not bother my hands. All of a sudden it has disappeared from ShopRite and Dollar General. It normally sold for $1, but I found it on Amazon for $6. I would appreciate some help. — Frances T., Mays Landing

Dear Frances: sells a pack of three 12.60-ounce bottles for $11.04. I emailed you the link. That was the best price I could find. I am sure if any of our readers see it, they will write in.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: I am trying to find old-fashioned roller skates to use outside. Do you know who would sell them? — Lisa M., Margate

Dear Lisa: If you want the old key-style clip on your shoe type, go to If you want the shoe/boot style, Walmart has a few to choose from, starting at $35.49.

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Trying to find an old school boom box with a CD player, radio and cassette. I would like a name brand. — Lloyd M., Pleasantville

Dear Lloyd: sells a Jensen CD-545 portable stereo CD player with cassette recorder and AM/FM radio for $43.59.

Steals of the week


• Stouffer's Satisfying Servings or Classic entrees: half price.

• Hatfield whole center-cut boneless pork loin: $1.99 per pound.

• Melitta 80- to 100-count #2 or #4 coffee filters: $2.50.

• Mentos or Trident 14- to 15-count gum: $1.

• O Organics 8.5-ounce 100 percent maple syrup: $6.99.


• Ronzoni pasta: Three boxes for $2 with a ShopRite digital coupon. Limit one deal.

• Whole beef tenderloin for filet mignon: $6.99 per pound.

• L'Oreal Hair Elvive shampoo or conditioner: $3.99 each. Buy three, use the $4 coupon from Sunday's Press plus an additional $4 at checkout.

• Shea Moisture products: 33 percent off.

• Sundown and ShopRite vitamins: half price.


• App store and iTunes $25 and higher gift cards are 10 percent off at Dollar General.

• Summer toys, pool inflatables and goggles are half price at Rite Aid.

• Get a Kobalt 15-amp, 10-inch table saw with folding stand, regularly $299, on sale for $179 at Lowe's.

• Today at Macy's, get a 600-count cotton sheet set in king or queen for $49.99.

• Folgers Classic Roast or Cafe Bustelo coffee is $3 at CVS.

• Lego Super Heroes, Duplo, Friends and City items are 20 percent off at Target.

• Peaches, plums and nectarines are 89 cents per pound and corn is three ears for $1 at Save-A-Lot.

• Men's microsuede slippers with memory foam, regularly $36 to $40, are on sale at Boscov's for $7.99.

• Rancher's Legend porterhouse or T-Bone steaks are $5.99 per pound at JR's Fresh Market. Colavita 34-ounce extra virgin olive oil is half price, for $7.74.

• Get a family pack of boneless, skinless chicken thighs at Aldi for $1.69 per pound. A case of PurAqua purified bottled water is $1.89.

• All Coastal Decor by Nicole Collection items are 70 percent off at A.C. Moore.

• Maxwell House 8-ounce instant coffee is $3.99 at Walgreens.

• Get an 8-by-10-inch or 8.5-by-11-inch photo book for half price at CVS.

• A 14-foot trampoline with safety net, regularly $299.98, is on sale for $199.98 at Dick's Sporting Goods.

• A Shimano Socorro spinning reel, regularly $129.99, is half price, for $64.97, at Bass Pro Shops.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email

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