Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d’Angelo

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Since it is starting to get chilly out, is there any sales on dura logs? — Janice L., Egg Harbor Township

Dear Janice: Target has a box of six DuraFlame firelogs on sale for $16.99.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: In need of a small, white space heater, nothing fancy. Cheap enough, color won’t matter. — Al

Dear Al: Walmart has a two-heat setting Utility Heater in white on sale for $19.98.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Please help me find a supply avenue for Bab-O 26-ounce Fast Acting Easy Scrub Mild-Abrasive Cleanser with Lemon. This is the most awesome cleaner for my glasstop cook surface. I was buying this at the Dollar Tree stores (for $1 each), and I bought two cases. I am desperate now because I am on my last bottle. —Karen M.

Dear Karen: Go on to buy a case of Bab O Cleanser 14-ounce for $38.38 delivered with free shipping. I know it’s not a dollar but at least you can get it. Also try calling the distributor, Fitzpatrick Brothers Inc., at 312-503-4372 and see if they can help you. I emailed you the Amazon link. I am sure if our readers see this product, they will write.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Need a cheap microwave that has 10 percent power, not just high. — Dave D.

Dear Dave: Home Depot has a Magic Chef with 10 power levels on sale for $44.98.

Reader Tips

Jculby wrote in to let Joel A. know she found Dot’s Pretzels in the checkout line rack of Ace Hardware in Galloway Township.

Steals of the Week


• Dozen large eggs: free with digital coupon. Limit one.

• Case of refreshe spring water: 99 cents with the $1.51 digital coupon. Limit one.

• 23- to 26-ounce can of Chock Full O’Nuts coffee: $4.99 with $1 digital coupon. Limit one.

• Planter’s 33- to 34-ounce deluxe mixed nuts or cashews: $9.99 with the $5 digital coupon. Limit one.

• Stouffer’s or Lean Cuisine single serve entrees: half price.


• ShopRite domestic Swiss cheese at the deli: $4.99 per pound.

• Melitta coffee: $2.99.

• Ronzoni 1-pound boxed pasta: 88 cents.

• Maxwell House coffee: $2.49.

• 2-pound bag of Gourmet jumbo 21- to 25-count shrimp: $11.98.

• Nivea lotion: half price.


• Limited selection of Kellogg’s cereal, Post cereal and Pop Tarts are $1.97 at Rite Aid.

• Dunkin’ Donut 12-ounce coffee or 10-pack K-cups are $4.99 each at Walgreens. Canon Pixma wireless all-in-one printer is $39.99.

• Ninja Nutri Pro blender is $59.99 at Target. Ninja Professional blender is $89.99.

• 12-ounce bag of Starbucks coffee is $6.99 at CVS. Puffs facial tissues are 99 cents.

• Amana washer or electric dryer is $398 at Home Depot.

• Betty Crocker or Pillsbury cake mix, or Carnation evaporated milk are $1 each at Dollar General.

• Save $100 on 24V Disney Princess Carriage Ride On at Walmart. The new Rollback price is $298.

• All Lemax Christmas Village Collection is half price at Michaels.

• Avocados are 69 cents at Aldi.

• Ajax 52-ounce bottle of dish detergent is $1.75 at Family Dollar.

• Del Monte canned vegetables are 75 cents at Big Lots.

• Hunter 44-inch Ridgefield II ceiling fan with three light fixtures is on sale for $79.98 at Lowe’s.

• Logitch wireless bluetooth keyboard is on sale for $27.99 at Staples.

(Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. e-mail

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