Sunday, March 14, 2010

Next to Newsletter- Monday March 15, 2010

As I was leaving work Saturday, there was the most beautiful rainbow. It appears the pot o' gold is located right behind Johnny's BBQ.

This week, with Easter right around the corner, we'll do a little variation on the Wild Card theme. It's the Surprise Egg Sale. When you check out, pick an egg- you'll receive a discount that could be 10, 20 or 30 percent off or even your entire purchase for FREE!

...and don't forget Senior Discount Day- each Monday, everyone 55 and over gets 30% off their cash purchases.

Current 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 March 6. Click here to read Arthur's piece on printers and ink.

My March 5 column is about Family TIES Gainesville's parenting programs and it's upcoming fundraising fun run. Click here to go to it.

Bubble, Bubble...

With spring right around the corner, it's time to get ready for all those fun outdoor activities. When our girls were little (and even now, I suspect) they loved blowing bubbles. You can make your own solution for a fraction of the cost of those little individual bubble bottles. Click here to find great bubble solution directions. And if you want to turn it into a learning experience, click here to learn the science behind bubbles.

Wednesday is Movie Night

Here's a special bargain for St. Patrick's Day: Visit the Redbox Facebook page for a code for a free one-night movie rental Wednesday, March 17 at your local Redbox and it expires on Wednesday, March 17 at 11:59pm CT. Write your code on your calendar so you remember to use it next Wednesday! Locally, there's a Redbox inside Ingles on Thompson Bridge Rd. and outside Walgreen's on Enota.

Learn From My Fail

What's the best way to learn? Why, from somebody's else's mistakes, of course! That's the premise of Learn From My Fail. For example: "Do not open a pressure cooker without thoroughly cooling it off first. It takes a long time to clean exploded potatoes off the ceiling, cupboards, walls, and your hair." and "Wait a few minutes after the popcorn comes out of the microwave before putting the unpopped kernels in your mouth. Just because they haven’t popped yet doesn’t mean they won’t…" See what I mean? Click here for more.

Irish Cream Brownie Dessert

For a fitting ending to a St. Patrick´s Day celebration, serve fudgy brownies with a creamy liqueur-scented topping.

1 package brownie mix and required ingredients

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp. Irish cream liqueur
1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 tbsp chocolate chips, chopped

First, prepare a package of brownie mix according to package directions except substitute 2 tbsp. of the liquid with 2 tbsp. Irish cream liqueur. Bake according to directions and cool for at least 30 minutes.

Mix powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon liqueur in small bowl. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly over cooled brownies. Sprinkle with chopped chocolate.

Next to New Family News

Rachel Glazer and Kristen Ellis, Oratory Chair of the White Co. Optimist Club

Last Monday, our Rachel placed first in the White County Optimist Club's Oratory Competition.

The topic was "Cyber Communication: Promise or Peril?" Next is the Zone competition on Saturday, March 20 in Oakwood. Good luck, Rach!

Wise Words

Weekly This and That

Next to New is now on Facebook! Click here to go to our fan page and join up. We'll be posting great deals when we find them during the week, giving out N2N coupons to our Facebook friends and linking to other great frugal sites. We'll have the Deal of the Day and any other Hot Flashes that come our way.

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. The winner for February was Dee Snow. Congrats, Dee!

Get a $5.00 store credit 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.

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 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

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