Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d’Angelo

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Where can I find a “cooling pillow”? My head sweats so much at night. I saw one for $129, which is too expensive for me. I do not want a Chillow, but would be happy with a device I once had that has two elastic straps that hold it on your pillow. I sent for it from a catalog, but can’t remember which one. — Elise

Dear Elise: has so many to choose from, starting in price at $17.49 up to $87.00 for a king-size Hydraluxe Cooling Gel pillow, which lists for $150. I emailed you the links.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Will you please help me find a 28-by-44-inch flag for my flagpole? The store I purchased it from before has closed. Thank you so much. — TF, Woodbine

Dear TF: Get a 28-by-44-inch America Flag at for $14.95 with free shipping if you have Prime. I emailed you the link.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: I hope you can help me. My ShopRite has stopped selling Coffee Time syrup. I have looked in other stores with no luck. I would prefer to purchase it in a store rather then online. — Ginger

Dear Ginger: You stumped me; I have never heard of Coffee Time syrup. The best price I found is $4.99 for 16 ounces at After doing some research, I also found other coffee syrups by different names. Eclipse, Autocrat and Monin are three of the brand names that also make a coffee syrup. All are in the link I sent you. Check on the bottom of the link. You might want to talk to the store manager at ShopRite and see if they can order it for you. Also, I am sure if our readers see it anywhere they will write in.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Please find me upholstered non-spinning barstools. I need three. — Paulette R.

Dear Paulette: This week Target has Project 62 and Threshold barstools on sale for $55 and $75. Save an additional 15 percent when you use your Cartwheel in store or promo code GEORGE at

Steals of the Week


Pepperidge Farm Milano or Sweet & Simple cookies: $1.88.

Classroom Exchange Valentines cards: 40 percent off.

8 O’Clock 12-pack Kcups: $4.99.

A bundle of firewood: $6.99.


A dozen long-stemmed roses in a vase or gift box with baby’s breath and greens: $34.99.

A mini rose bush: $4.99.

Hand-dipped chocolate strawberries: $9.99 per pound.

Organic avocados: 99 cents each.


Select General Mills cereal is $1.99 at CVS. Maxwell House 30.65-ounce coffee is $4.99.

All Bluetooth-enabled earbuds, speakers or headphones are 25 percent off at Walgreens.

The entire selection of poster frames, shadow boxes or display cases are half price at A.C. Moore. Use the coupons in their circular to save $5 off a $25 purchase or $10 off a $40 purchase through Saturday.

Boneless beef chuck roast is $2.99 per pound at Save-A-Lot.

A dozen roses are $17.99 at Target. Lindt or Russell Stover chocolate heart candy boxes are $9.99.

A 24-ounce package of tomatoes on the vine is $1.29 at Aldi.

Assorted garden planters and supplies are half off at Rite Aid.

Get Playtex 18 Hour bras regularly $24.99 on sale for $11.99 at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.

All Custom blinds, shades and draperies are 40 percent off at J.C. Penney. Get an additional 15 percent off with the coupon in their circular from Sunday’s Press.

The Kohl’s 30 percent off code is LOVE30 and is good through Monday.

Wednesday, get a Stancliff 24.5-inch whitewashed oak bath vanity with cultured marble top and a matching mirror for $129 at Home Depot.

Porterhouse or T-Bone steaks are $4.97 per pound at JR’s Fresh Market.

Get a posey/daisy oak or white finish jewelry armoire with the mirror under the lid, ring rolls, necklace hooks, divided compartments and plush felt lining regularly $119.99 on sale for $69.99 at Boscov’s.

Reader Tips

Jodie H-V wrote in to let Jack C. from Dennisville know the ShopRite of Millville carries Mimi’s Spice in aisle 14 on the left-hand side.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email

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