Sunday, August 23, 2009

Next to Newsletter- Monday August 24, 2009

Next to Newsletter

The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Monday- August 24, 2009
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique

Good Morning!

Maybe it's just my imagination, but there seems to be a touch a touch of fall in the early morning air and that's enough to get us going at Next to New! We're busy, busy, busy putting out great fall's the time to pick up awesome coats, jackets, long sleeve tops and sweaters for very little moola.

Especially notable are the ladies' size XL racks and big girl's sizes 12-20. We also have an impressive maternity section and oh, gosh, if you're expecting a fall or winter baby...well, just wait till you see the infant's section!

What's on sale this week?

Let's do the Wild Card Sale. 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 SHOES .

Here's how it works... bring your shoes that are in great 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 shoes 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 shoes for cash all week- through Thursday, August 27th. Check next week's newsletter to see what the next buy-for-cash department will be.

FREE Store Credit!

Next to New opened it's door in 1986. After 23 years (20 of those in our current location) we're still greeting new customers every day. The present economy is encouraging even more people to find alternatives to full-price shopping. We'd like to help the process along a little and here's what you can do to be part of it:

We're offering a $5.00 store credit to you any time you bring us a new shopper. It's easy. Just bring in your friends who've never tried N2N shopping. When they check out at the register, we'll give YOU a $5.00 credit on the spot. It gets even easier- you don't have to come with them. Just have your friends tell us you sent them and we'll hold a credit for you at the register until you stop by to pick it up. Each week we'll publish a list in the Next to Newsletter of everyone who has a credit waiting for them. Note: these promotional credits are only good for 2 weeks so hurry in to pick them up.
THEN- at the end of the month (starting September 30th) we'll hold a drawing of names of everyone who brought us new shoppers. That winner gets a $50.00 store credit. Also, if you brought us the MOST new shoppers, you'll get a $50.00 store credit.

Let's work to get the word out: friends don't let friends shop retail!

Yard Sale!

After 15 years in the same house and 6 years in the same warehouse, it's time to clean out. You're invited to the Glazer family's yard sale, Saturday, August 29th from 8 am to 2 pm.

It'll be at our warehouse, located in the basement of Hall Book Exchange, 1854 Thompson Bridge Rd (just pull around back). HBE owner Myra and some of her family will be selling things, too, so stop by for great bargains on a myriad of items- televisions, furniture, surplus fixtures, knick knacks, paddy whacks, you name it!

In case you were wondering, Arthur and Rachel will be operating the yard sale...I'll be hard at work at N2N, as usual.

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 August 15th. Click here to read Arthur's piece on the hidden costs of free programs.

My August 7th column is about planning for the inevitable. Click here to read it.

Book Nook

Need textbooks? If you're a new college freshman or the parent of one, get ready for sticker shock. A semester's worth of textbooks can run as much as $900... if you pay retail. Instead, try some of these alternatives:

First, start out shopping locally. Check with Hall Book Exchange. They just might have the books you need and you can trade in the books you no longer need for credit.

Try I found a lot of Molly's textbooks there. You can trade out books for credits or buy credits. Either way, it's a great deal.

Go to It's a site owned by eBay. They have a special textbook section where you can save up to 90% of the original cost.

Check out They have the most used textbooks anywhere, the largest selection of digital textbooks and free shipping on orders over $25.00. Whether you are buying textbooks or selling textbooks, they back every order with their Total Satisfaction Guarantee.

Let me know if you come across any other alternatives to full price textbooks and I'll pass on the news.

Frugal Fun

Here's a great one-stop-shopping site for all things frugal/coupon/discount. Go to It's user friendly and comprehensive...what more could you ask for?

I ran into Kristy Arrmstrong at CVS last week when she was buying $90.00 worth of merchandise for about $25.00. She pointed me toward this great site: There's a small fee (I paid $4.00 to try it out for 3 months) but it's well worth the cost...lots of great bargains and an easy-to-use interface. Thanks, Kristy!

Sign Wanted

Our electric "OPEN" sign here at N2N is suffering a long, lingering death. It now reads O--N. I guess I could just go out an buy another one but that goes against everything I preach week after week. So...I figure someone out there has an open sign they're not using. Want to trade for store credit? If you do, just give me a call at 770-539-1911.

Be Bold, Be Bald

Wear a bald cap on September 17 and get friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you in order to raise the critical funds necessary to fight cancer. You don’t have to train or take valuable time off work or school. You just wear the bald cap to help build awareness and raise funds for cancer charities.

Simply sign up and they’ll send you your fundraiser kit complete with bald cap. You’ll also get the tools needed to spread the word, including your very own personal web page where people can submit their cancer donations to you online. 100% of all net proceeds will go to 501 (c) (3) cancer-related organizations. Click here to sign up now.

There's Still Time to Win a House 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.

Quesadilla Pizza

4 8 inch flour tortillas
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup pizza sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
8 tablespoons refried beans, warmed
2 tablespoons chopped green chiles
2 tablespoons scallions or green onions, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons ripe black olives, sliced
1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Sprinkle one tortilla with cheddar cheese. Place another tortilla on top and brush lightly with oil. Repeat with remaining 2 tortillas. Bake both in preheated oven for 4 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine pizza sauce and cumin and spread sauce on top of each tortilla. Evenly spoon 2 tbsp. refried beans on each tortilla and sprinkle each with chilies, green onion, olives and Monterey jack cheese.

Bake in preheated 450°F oven for 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Cut into wedges and serve.

Just sitting here thinking...

An optimist invented the airplane. A pessimist invented the parachute.

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

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 together for an even better rate. He can fix software problems through remote access if necessary, so no matter where you are, give him a call - your computer will thank you. You can click here to go to his website. (770) 540-5100

This Hot Flash was sent on Monday, August 24:

Here's a great offer for those of you feeling the stress of these, well, stressful times. Terri Bishop is an artist, teacher and yoga instructor. She's offering a FREE yoga class at Bethel United Methodist Church in Dawsonville (near the outlet mall). Contact Terri at for times and other details. Namaste!

Free Fragrance

Sign up here to sample four new Mary Kay fragrances, including Simply Cotton, Sparkling Honeysuckle, Warm Amber and Exotic Passionfruit.

Wrinkles aren't always cute!

Click here to get $10.00 in Downy Wrinkle Releaser and related product coupons.

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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