Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d’Angelo

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: I am looking for a good top-load washer that will hold a comforter for a reasonable price, delivered and will remove my old one. — Chris G., Northfield

Dear Chris: If you are looking for a good one, buy the Maytag XL Bravo. I bought this one with the dryer about seven years ago. Still going strong, and it holds a very thick, expensive king-size comforter.

The closest I could find to mine is now called Maytag 5.3 cu.ft. High Efficiency Top Load Washer in slate or white, regularly $999.99 on sale for $697.50 at Home Depot. If you go on Ebay.com, you can buy Lowe’s 10% off coupons, which most of the time Home Depot will honor. Home Depot will install your new washer for $29.99, remove and take away your old washer for $25. If you open a Home Depot credit card, you will receive an additional $100 off your purchase. You can also donate your old washer to a charity organization and save $25 if it still works. I am sure some of our readers will write in to which charities will come pick it up.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: My favorite snack is popcorn. My favorite brand is Slim and Trim by Kurly Korn. I was always able to get it at the ShopRite in Galloway Township but they no longer carry it, and I haven’t seen it anywhere else. Help! — Jeanne Picardi

Dear Jeanne: According to Kurly Korn’s website, the ShopRite in Absecon carries it. You can contact Kurly Korn by email directly at kerryconsultingcorp@gmail.com. I emailed you both links.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Do you or anyone know of where to send old greeting cards? I have three years of beautiful Christmas, birthday, Easter, Valentines, Get Well, Thanksgiving, etc., cards. Seems a shame to throw them away. Love your column — you provide a wonderful learning experience for us. — Valerie Chance, Millville

Dear Valerie: Wow, thank you! You can donate your cards to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, which cares for abused, abandoned and neglected children. I emailed you the link. Mail them to: St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Recycled Card Program, 100 St. Jude’s St., Boulder City, NV 89005

Dear Franny the Shopaholic: Any deals on a rice maker? — Lee

Dear Lee: Get an Ambiano 6-cup Rice Cooker & Steamer at Aldi’s for $12.99.

Steals of the week

Acme

• Mama Lucia 10-ounce meatballs: 99 cents with your Acme Digital coupon. Limit one.

• Banquet pot pies, Celeste Pizza for One, El Monterey breakfast burritos, Ronzoni pasta and a few other products: $1.

• Extra jumbo 16- to 20-count shrimp: $15.98 for a two-pound bag.

• Kinder Bueno bars: $1.

• Entenmann’s full line: half price.

• Boneless chicken breast family pack: $1.99 per pound.

ShopRite

It’s the last week of the Can Can sale.

• Folgers ground coffee: $1.99 per pound.

• Kellogg’s cereal (limited assortment): $1.49 per box if you buy four boxes.

• Lay’s family-size potato chips or Wise potato chips: half price.

• Nivea 6.8- to 16.9-ounce lotion: 99 cents with ShopRite digital coupon. Limit one.

• Scotties facial tissues: 88 cents.

• ShopRite brand canned vegetables: 50 cents per can. Limit 24 per variety.

Tips

• A pint of blueberries is $1.39 at Aldi. A family pack of chicken tenderloins is $1.99 per pound.

• A HP 11.6-inch STREAM laptop with Windows 10 is $179.99 at Target.

• Hair accessories including Conair Bobby Pins and Select Scunci are 99 cents each at Walgreens.

• Honey Bunches of Oats, Pop Tarts, Raisin Bran cereal, Rice Krispie Treats or Welsh’s Fruit Snacks are $1.99 at Walgreens.

• Get a five-quart Quaker State oil change at Walmart for $19.88.

• Wednesday is the last day to buy a Kohler Highline Curve toilet regularly $199.99 on sale for $169.99 at Lowe’s.

• Folgers 8-ounce instant coffee is $5.95 at Dollar General.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email FrannyShopaholic@aol.com.

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