Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d’Angelo

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: I am looking for a really great pet hair vacuum cleaner. — Denise K., Egg Harbor Township

Dear Denise: Get a Windtunnel 3 Pro Pet Vacuum, regularly $169, on sale for $78 at Home Depot. We are pet free, so I have no idea how well this works. Maybe we will hear from our readers with recommendations.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: My husband loves hazelnuts. They are usually available at this time of year, but we can only find them in a can of mixed nuts, which he doesn’t want. Any ideas on where they can be found? — Sheela C.

Dear Sheela: You can find them at for $5.99 per pound with free shipping if you spend $59. You can have them sent on automatic delivery every so often, too. also sells them online only for $11.49 plus $7.75 shipping.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Any good buys on big Smart TV’s? Maybe 55 inches or even bigger? — Andy P.

Dear Andy: Wednesday online at or Friday at the store they have advertised a Vizio 60-inch 4K Smart TV for $498 or a Samsung 55-inch 4K Smart TV for $398.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: In need of folding chairs, any deals? — Howard

Dear Howard: A black metal folding chair is $8 at Target.

Steals of the Week


• Jennie-O or Signature Farms frozen 10- to 22-pound turkey: 39 cents per pound. Limit one.

• Planters Deluxe mixed nuts or fancy cashews 33 to 34 ounces: $9.99, after a $5-digital coupon. Limit one.

• Bagel Bites 40-count package: $7.99.

• 1-pound jar of Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts: $2.

• 2-pound bag of extra jumbo 16- to 20-count shrimp: $13.98.


• Broccoli rabe: 99 cents per pound.

• Boneless center cut pork chops: $1.99 per pound.

• Tree Ripe 52-ounce orange juice: 99 cents Friday and Saturday only.

• Purchase $100 in any gift cards and get a $20 coupon off your next ShopRite order. Friday and Saturday only.

• Colavita pasta: 88 cents.

• Chock Full O’Nuts 23- to 26-ounce can of coffee $5.99.


• Lenovo ideapad 330 with Intel i5 is on sale for $349 on Friday at Walmart or buy online at today.

• All Christmas decor, trees, floral and crafts are half price at Hobby Lobby.

• 12-ounce bag of cranberries is 99 cents at Aldi. Happy Farms 8-ounce cream cheese is 99 cents.

• All fine art supplies are buy one, get one free today only at Michaels.

• Squishmallows Plush 16-inch pillows are half price for $9.99 at Walgreens.

• Get a Blue Hat Toy Company Christmas Train 34-piece set for $19.99 today only at CVS. After today it goes back to the regular price of $49.99.

• Christmas roll wrapping paper is $1 at Family Dollar. Spend $25 and save $5 with the coupon in the store circular.

• Get an Ultimate Ears Wonderboom bluetooth speaker half price at Target for $49.99.

• All Christmas lights, trees, ornaments, tree skirts and tree toppers are half price Thursday only at Dollar General.

• 12-ounce can of Original Gourmet Butter Cookies is $1.77 at Rite Aid Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. Save $2.22.

• 100-count pack of K-cups is $17.99 Thanksgiving Day only at Big Lots.

• Thanksgiving Day at 2 pm and Friday get a Cooks 5-in-1 power blender, regularly $40, on sale for $7.99 after a $14 mail-in rebate at J.C. Penneys.

• Today at Boscov’s, women’s Patrizia boots, regularly $59.99, are on sale for $19.99.

• All holiday floral and decor is 60 percent off today at A.C. Moore.

• Get a 250-pack of copy paper for $1.50 Thursday through Saturday at Staples.

• Get a Martha Stewart 6-quart enameled cast iron pot for $49.99 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday or 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Macy’s.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Load comments