Monday, May 31, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, May 31, 2010

Morning, everybody!

Sorry this is a little late coming to you this week. I took off the first full weekend in recent memory and spent time with my family- Molly was home from Mississippi to celebrate her 24th (!) birthday and we all traveled back in time to the Renaissance Festival...good times!

Molly (left) and Rachel (right)

What's on Sale?

Monday-Tuesday: 30% OFF Ladies' Dresses and Sets
Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF Ladies' Pants, Shorts and Capris
First Friday Sale
at Next to New
Storewide Half Price
Friday, June 4
10 AM-6 PM
50% off original price
unless already pr
iced less.

Cash, credit/debit card or check only, please.
You can use your store credit but the discount won't apply.

Saturday- Sunday: 30% OFF Maternity

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

His latest was published on May 29. Click
here to read Arthur's preventing malware and spyware.

My May 28th column is about teaching moments we have as parents and the KKK. Click here to see it.

Happy Memorial Day!

Thanks to Bobby Jones for this Memorial Day tribute from Johnny Cash- click here to hear "Ragged Old Flag"

Hard Work Pays Off

Click here for a list of the FREE Rewards for kids who bring home good report cards this year. In addition, kids, bring in a report card (through June 15th) with all As and Bs and treat mom to 30% OFF her entire cash purchase at N2N!

Extreme Sheep Herding??

Beth Aubuchon told us about this extreme sheep herding video- it has to be seen to be believed! Thanks, Beth! Click here.

Nothing Larger than a 20

Consumer reporter Clark Howard never accepts bills larger than a 20.

Click here to see why not.

Coming Soon...

Kudzu Family Playhouse in Roswell presents "Rumplestilskin" from June 3-26.
This light hearted adaptation has funny characters, a handsome prince, a royal wedding and if you throw in some help from the audience and a happy ending, it adds up to fun for the whole family. Click here for details and directions.

Rumplestilskin's title character is played by N2N friend Max River Roberts. This talented young man has just been nominated for a MAT (Metro Atlanta Theatre) Award for his performance as Winthrop Paroo in the Holly Theatre's production of "The Music Man" Congratulations, Max!

Good Advice

Reader's Digest recently compiled a list of things your mother wants you to know. Click here to read it...and looks who's lucky number 13!

Wal-Mart Warning

For the last couple of weeks I've told you about how Wal-Mart charged me twice for the same purchase. Their customer service people were less than helpful and I ended up having to file a fraud affidavit with my bank. Just thought I'd let you know, my money was finally returned to my bank account last Tuesday with no apology or word of explanation. Folks, learn from my experience-- DON'T pay by check at Wal-Mart.

If something goes wrong, you get no help from them.


For Molly's birthday breakfast, we dusted off the waffle iron and made blueberry waffles for the first time in years. I had forgotten how much better the homemade variety is compared to the toaster type. You can freeze leftovers, too.

Click here for some great, easy waffle recipes.

Wise Words

"Most of us wonder if our lives made any difference. Soldiers don't have that problem."

--Ronald Regan

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 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.

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!

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

Since the economy began it's precipitous nosedive, N2N has been doing all of it's buying in exchange for credit in the shop. That move has kept us solvent and in business while so many other shops have folded.
Now, we've decided to stick our toes back into the cash buying waters...

Here's how it works: for cash, we're purchasing only name brand, mall brand and better fashions. We're only taking in-season pieces (spring/summer). They must be in perfect condition and have been bought new less than three years ago.

Just give me a call at the shop (770-534-9070) or on my cell (770-539-1911) I'll need to set up an appointment since I'm currently the only one who is doing the cash buying. I'm giving preference to areas of the shop that have the quickest turn-over in inventory- plus sizes, maternity, men's casual wear, shoes and toddler sizes.

Of course, we're still continuing the store credit buying and the amount we pay is about 30% more than the cash.

Cash or store credit- either way, we all win!

Computer Problems?

Computer House Calls will rid your system of viruses and malware and tune up your computer so it runs faster than the day you bought it. Arthur can sit down with you and teach you what YOU want to learn about your computer. Service is fast, friendly and personalized. If you run into him at N2N feel free to ask him about your computer. he loves to talk tech.

Arthur says there are LOTS of forms of malware circulating the Internet lately, so be sure your system is protected. Drop him a note or give him a call-

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
Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

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