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Next to Newsletter- Monday July 13, 2009

Next to Newsletter
The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Monday- July 13, 2009
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique

Morning, everybody!

Hot enough for ya'?

We're still putting out wonderful summer fashions. Of special note are our ladies' XL and plus racks and girl's half sizes. There are cute size small tops and some gorgeous business/church dresses, too. Actually, there's lots of everything.
Thanks so much to all of you for telling your friends and family about N2N- we're getting in new shoppers every day and almost all of them were sent by one of you!

What's On Sale?

Let's do the Wild Card Sale again. Pick a card to find out where your 30% off discount is. It could be pants and shorts, shoes and bags, infant wear, dresses and sets, even storewide...who knows? And we believe in do-overs. If you don't like your first card, feel free to draw again!

There's CA$H in your closet!

Each week, we'll be doing cash buying for one area in the shop that really needs inventory. This week, it's SCRUBS.

Here's how it works... bring your scrubs that are in perfect condition. We'll buy them for cash. You can bring in other clothing and accessories as well- we'll buy them for credit as usual. Please pack your scrub pieces separately and let us know that you have cash items when you come in. Buying hours are the same: Monday thru Thursday 10AM to 4PM and other times by prior arrangement.

We'll be buying scrubs for cash all week- through Thursday, July 16th. Check next week's newsletter to see what the next buy-for-cash department will be.

Not the Coke Lady, but CLOSE!

Many of you are familiar with the Coke Lady (so named because of her employer) who brings us wonderful plus sizes from time to time. Today, I did a plus size appointment that rivals the Coke Lady's in both quality and volume. The sizes are 2X, 3X and 4X. The shoes are 9 and 9.5. There are dresses, tops, capris and slacks. Come check it out soon- it won't last long!

New columns

My husband, Arthur, and I each write twice-a-month columns for The Gainesville Times. His deal with computing and technology issues. Mine deal with whatever strikes my fancy.

His latest was published on July 4th. Click here to read Arthur's piece on data phishing .

My June 26th column is about some folks selling a bundle of three sticks as dog toys- and making a tidy profit from it, too . Click here to read.

Win a Home in the Country!

How would you like to own a 4200 sq. ft. log home on five secluded acres outside of Toccoa? How about if it only cost $105.00? Impossible? Not really...

My cousin, Angela Dyer, and her family are the home's owners. Right now isn't the optimum time to have $1M house on the market. After trying to sell for a couple years, they're now trying a different approach. They're RAFFLING the house off. The tickets are $100.00 each plus a $5.00 service fee. 7500 tickets will be sold.

The odds of winning a Megamillions jackpot are 1 in 175,711,536. The odds of winning Angela's house is 1 in 7500. I like those odds.

The raffle is being handled by Seed Sowers, a charity that works with people with special needs. To see all the details, pictures and specs on the house and the raffle, click
here. In the words of the New York Lottery: Hey, you can't win if you don't play.

Now Playing:

If you know me, you know how I feel about community theatre. It's a magical, economical way to introduce your children to culture that doesn't come out of a cable. This week there's so much to see:

There's "The Music Man" at the Historic Holly Theater in Dahlonega. Click
here for more info.

There's "Annie Warbucks" at the GHS Performing Arts Center, a Pam Ware Summer Community Theatre production (need I say more?) Click
here to read the Times article and for more info.

Not to mention: "Headwaters: Birth, Death and Places In-Between," at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. Click
here for more info.

Coming soon: "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood," a production of Fifth Row Center at the Presentation Point Outdoor Amphitheater at Lake Lanier Islands. Click here for details.

Road Trip!

Planning a road trip? Be sure to check out

You'll find offbeat attractions like Babyland in Cleveland, the tree that owns itself in Athens, the tick museum (I'm not making this up!) in Statesboro and lots more.

It's organized by state so you can plan your whole trip with lots of fun, off-beat stops. The next time we visit Molly in Mississippi, I want to stop at the grave of Miss Baker the space monkey in Huntsville and
see the spooky face in the courthouse window in Carrollton, AL.

What's your favorite roadside attraction? Let us know...and bonus points are added for sending pictures!

10 Things Theme Parks Won't Tell You

Are you headed to a theme park this summer? Don't hit the road before you read these 10 eye-opening items from

They'll help you save money and stay safe. Click here.

This week's best deals

If you find yourself near a Staples, stop in for their HUGE $1 sale going on through Saturday. Also, you’ll find a coupon on their Sunday ad insert to save $5 on any purchase of $20 or more. Looks like it's time to do back-to-school shopping a little early this year! Click
here to find a store near you.

Here are some of the sweet deals:

-Bic Velocity Ball Pens (5 pack)Use this $1/1 printable coupon to get the pens for FREE.

-Bic Wite-Out (2 pack)Use this $.50/1 printable coupon to get this for $.50.

-Mini-Stapler-Scotch Magic Tape (850” roll)-Sharpie Accent Highlighters (6 pack)

-Staples Photo Plus Gloss Paper (after $8.99 Easy Rebate)

-Staples Wedge Erasers (3 pack)-Westcott Kids Scissors (2 pack)

There are also a couple of great one cent deals that are valid through Wednesday only. You can get an 8 pack of #2 yellow pencils and even a ream of Staples copy paper (after $3.68 Easy Rebate) for only one penny each.

You’ll also find loads of great buy-one-get-one-free deals on Crayola markers, notebooks, paper clips, highlighters, pens and more.

FREE Photo Book at CVS!

Make a 10 page photo book at CVS for $7.99 and get $7.99 back in Extra Bucks. That's like getting it for FREE!

CVS also has a lot of back-to school products (notebooks, rulers, glue, scissors, etc.) that are free after Extra Bucks. Click
here to see their circular. With a little planning, school supply shopping can be frugal fun!


With all the gardens coming in and fresh produce stands abounding, here's a wonderful recipe for gazpacho, a cold tomato soup that perfect for hot summer evenings. It's from one of my favorite blogs, Mennonite Girls Can Cook. Click
here to go to it.

And if you're looking for fresh, fresh, fresh produce, check out our friend Amy's stand in Murrayville next to the hardware store...

Bumper Sticker of the Week

Weekly this 'n' that

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit.

If you'd like to be added to the N2N Hot Flash list and receive freebie and bargain alerts during the week, just email me at

All of Arthur's Computer Care columns are now accessible through his Computer House Calls blog. There are also key words to click to research specific questions or problems and lots of extra information and new product reviews. You can add comments or questions and add the blog to your list to follow. Click here to check it out.

Late addition: This Hot Flash was added late in the day on July 13:

Here's the first Hot Flash of the week...thanks to N2N field reporter Carla for sending in these great deals:

On Tuesday, July 14th, stop by any Long John Silver's and get a FREE Baja Fish Taco. No coupons to clip... just swing by and ask for your complimentary taco.

Next time you eat out at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, be sure to take along this printable coupon to save $10 when you spend $20 on a meal. Offer expires 7/21.

Added 1 hour later: bad. Both Carla and I forgot that the Smokey Bones here in Gainesville has closed. Click to find other locations. Sorry:(

Computer Problems?

Don't hesitate to call Arthur if your computer has a virus or isn't running as fast as it should. He will come to you or you can drop off your PC at Next to New. His rates put the Geeks to shame and your satisfaction is guaranteed. One-on-one instruction available or get some friends togetherfor an even better rate. He can fix software problems through remote accessif necessary, so no matter where you are, give him a call -
your computer will thank you. (770) 540-5100

That's it for now. Remember-email goes both ways...

If you run across any exceptional bargains or impressive new products, let us know. We'll put the word out! Have a remarkable week!

Teressa and the Next2New Crew

Next to New Resale Boutique
1705 Cleveland Hwy.
Gainesville, GA 30501
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