Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d'Angelo

Franny the Shopaholic, by Franny d’Angelo

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Hope you can help? I used to buy pre-cut parchment papers for cookie sheets. ShopRite used to carry them, however they now only sell the rolls. — Mary Ann Grasso, Clarksboro

Dear Mary Ann: Michaels sells a pack of 24 for $7.49. Don't forget to use their 40% coupon from their circular in Sunday's Press.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Enjoy your work, thank you. I am retired and the family shopping has joined my to do list. We had six Rite Aids with 10n miles of my home in Northfield, and I shopped there often. I still get their weekly circular. My question is where is there still a Rite Aid that has not been converted to a Walgreens in the area? — LewagnesB

Dear LewagnesB: According to Rite Aid's website the closest Rite Aid to you is on the Black Horse Pike in Pleasantville. It will only be a Rite Aid though until Dec. 13 when it will become a Walgreens. By the way, I was on Broad Street across the street from The Academy of Music in Philadelphia and there is a Rite Aid there.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Is there anywhere you can buy the individual filters only for the Hamilton Beach Flexbrew coffee maker? — gmromano12

Dear gmromano12: You can buy parts for your Flexbrew coffee maker at Since you didn't give me the model number and there are a few Flexbrew makers, try using either the basket papers they sell everywhere or the little round flat papers that are used for a percolator coffee pot.

Dear Franny The Shopaholic: Without ordering online, without free shipping where can I buy Kiehl's lip balm? — Chantel

Dear Chantel: This week at Ulta you can get Kiehl's Since 1851 Nourishing Dream Team regularly $21 on sale for $18. The set includes the lip balm. Hopefully they sell it separately. Try using the $5 off your $15 purchase coupon (always lots of exclusions) on the back of their circular from Sunday's Press.

Reader tips

• Tim Donovan wrote in to let Kate Curry know Jason Yard makes cornhole boards. Call him at 609-204-3830 or email him at Also, Renee McGarry of Estell Manor wrote in to say The Woodpecker of Vineland makes custom-made cornhole boards. She says you can find him on Facebook by searching Woodpecker.

• Nancy of Atlantic City wants Nona to check for her grandkids Christmas pajamas.

Steals of the week


• Chock Full O'Nuts coffee: $1.99.

• Herr's potato chips: Buy one, get one free.

• A 3-pound bag of honeycrisp apples: $5.

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

• Buy $125 in gift cards and get a $20 coupon off your next shopping order.


• Simply Orange Juice 32-ounce: 99 cents.*

• The Farmer's Hen dozen organic large eggs: 99 cents.*

• A family pack of 80% lean ground beef: $1.99 per pound.

• All Revlon and Almay cosmetics: 30% off.

• Arrid XX or Arm & Hammer UltraMax anti-perspirants: 99 cents.

• Keurig Classic Series KSQ Brewer: $49.99.*

*With a ShopRite digital coupon.


• If you buy your fragrances at use the code DM2061766096 and get 33% off. FYI: I always buy from this website, and if I am buying for myself or my husband I purchase the tester bottles, which come without the box and the fancy lid. So much cheaper than the department stores.

• Kids hat and glove sets are $6 at Family Dollar.

• Men's Skechers casual athletic shoes regularly $59.99 to $64.99 on sale for $39.99 at Boscov's. A two box of Boscov's Asher chocolates regularly $35 is on sale for $24.99.

• Wondershop tabletop artificial Christmas trees are $5 at Target.

• Get 15% off UPS shipping services at Staples.

• Get a Holiday Laser Light projector for $9.99 at At Home Recreation in Manahawkin.

• A 100-count net light set is $5 at Dollar General tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.

• A case of purified water is $2.65 at Big Lots.

• The big can of Folgers or McCafe coffee is $5.99 at Walgreens.

• Save $10 off your purchase of $50 at Christmas Tree Shops with the coupon on the back of their circular from Sunday's Press.

• Chicken tenderloins are $1.99 per pound at Aldi. A pineapple is $1.39.

• L.A. Colors makeup gift sets are $1.99 at CVS.

• All Christmas and DIY ornaments are half price at Michaels.

• An LG 60-inch 4K UHD Smart TV with HDR is $398 at Walmart.

Franny The Shopaholic answers questions of general interest. Email

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