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The thrill of shopping without the guilt!
Monday- November 23, 2009
A weekly publication of Next to New Resale Boutique

Morning, everybody!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here at N2N, we're thankful for YOU- for your patronage, your friendship, your support, your humor, your clothes, your kids, your suggestions, your kindness...for everything about you!

...and can you believe it- we're 23 YEARS OLD! That's right, N2N has just turned 23! Time sure flies when you're having fun. This week, wish us a happy birthday when you check out and receive 23% off of any one item of your choice.

What's on Sale?

Monday-Tuesday: 30% OFF Scrubs and Maternity
Wednesday: 30% OFF Ladies' Tops
Friday-Saturday-Sunday: 30% OFF Ladies' Dresses and Sets

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 November 21th. Click here to read Arthur's piece on the impact of the Internet.

My November 13th column is about the Honor Flight Network for WWII veterans. Click
here to read it.

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to turn old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas. The phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone – enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad. Click
here to learn more.

Trees, Trees, Trees!

The Gainesville Evening Optimist Club's 53rd Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Fundraiser opens on Black Friday, November 27th. You'll find beautiful trees of all sizes and hand crafted wreaths at the tree lot on Browns Bridge Road next to Gallery (Wolfman's) Furniture.

The Gainesville Evening Optimist Club is dedicated to serving the kids of our area and your tree purchase helps further that mission. Stop by the tree lot any time...if there's no one there, you can just pick out your tree and drop a check through the "Honest John" slot in the door. How's that for easy?

Angel Tree

It's heartwarming to see how many people step up to help others during this season of giving. We get lots of folks in shopping for needy families. May I make a suggestion? Why not give a N2N gift certificate as part of your Angel Tree gift?

I've discovered that often those who would most benefit from resale shopping don't know about us. They spend their meager clothing budget at cut-rate discount stores where the clothing is poorly made and wears out in no time. The same money goes MUCH further here at N2N and the items are well-made name brands and mall brands that are far more durable and (IMHO) cuter, too.

We'll be glad to convert some of your store credit into a gift certificate or sell you a credit to use as part of your Christmas giving. You'll know the recipient will be able to find great fashions and learn about the many benefits of resale shopping at the same time. Now, that's the gift that keeps on giving!

Very Best Mac and Cheese

Ernestine Dubose makes what is undoubtedly the best macaroni and cheese I've ever tasted. She's constantly being asked to make it for church socials, wedding receptions, family reunions and any other special occasion. She generously gave me her recipe, just in time for Thanksgiving. I've added it to the recipe blog that I put together for our daughter Molly when she moved to Mississippi last summer. Click
here to go to it.

Also, CBS's Sunday Morning had an entire feature dedicated to mac and cheese. Click
here to see it.

I also came across this quick and easy corn casserole in case you're looking for another side dish for Thanksgiving dinner.

Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole


1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 (8.5 ounce) package dry corn bread mix
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine butter, eggs, corn bread mix, whole and creamed corn and sour cream. Spoon mixture into prepared dish.
Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is golden brown.

Mega Bargain!

Santa Buddies will be released on Tuesday, November 24th. It will retail for $19.99 at Target. Here's the deal: Santa Buddies DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack -- $19.99 Coupon: $10 printable Pay $9.99

Since both these rebates require copies of the receipt and one of the purchase tabs on the back, you can submit for both:

Santa Buddies: Get $5 back by mail when you buy Santa Buddies and (2) participating Kernel Seasons product. (Exp 2/28/10)

Santa Buddies: Get $5 back by mail when you buy Santa Buddies and a Butterball Frozen Turkey.

(Kernal seasoning is 98c each at Target and
here is a $2 Butterball coupon) That makes the movie free!

Or you can do this deal at Toys R Us:

Buy Santa Buddies Blu-Ray/DVD -- $24.99

Buy Snow White DVD -- $16.99

Coupons: $10 for Santa Buddies and $5 for Snow White

Receive an $8 discount from Toys R Us for buying both movies. Plus since it's over $40 in Disney movies, you will receive a $10 gift card. Total is just $8.98.

Since both these rebates require copies of the receipt and one of the purchase tabs on the back, you can submit for both:

Santa Buddies: Get $5 back by mail when you buy Santa Buddies and (2) participating Kernel Seasons product. (Exp 2/28/10)

Santa Buddies: Get $5 back by mail when you buy Santa Buddies and a Butterball Frozen Turkey. Your total will be a $1.02 profit!

Thanks to
Couponing to Disney for these great scenarios!

Daily Funny

Tom Mabe is a comedian who has elevated the candid camera concept to a whole new level. Click
here to see what happens when he takes a phone call in public...

Thanks, Kayanne!

Last Word

Weekly this 'n' that

We're still collecting both essentials and goodies to send to SSgt Latessa Bortner in Saudi Arabia. So far, the response has been wonderful- you've donated enough for us to send six large flat rate priority boxes!

Packages will be going out to Latessa each Wednesday so please keep the goodies coming in!

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. October's winner is ANNA BELLE ILLIEN.

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

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

We'll be buying jeans for cash all week- through Wednesday, November 26th. Check next week's newsletter to see what the next buy-for-cash department will be.

Get 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.

THEN- at the end of the month 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.

The winner of the $50.00 credit drawing is LYNNE SPICER. Last month's winner for bringing us the most new shoppers (5!) is ELAINE MINTER. Come on over and get your $50.00 credits, ladies!

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

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 is 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

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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