Sunday, August 29, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, August 30, 2010

Sorry this newsletter is a little late in going out to you. I spent the weekend at the Georgia District Optimist Conference in Callaway Gardens.
What a treat! I guess I could have worked on the newsletter while I was there but, in all honesty, I spent all my spare time at the Butterfly Center and wandering around the gardens. I recommend it highly.
Now, back to work...

What's On Sale?

We've just done a MAJOR markdown!

PINK tags- 30% OFF
YELLOW tags- 75% OFF
BLUE tags- Clearance

Be sure to check out the new sidewalk rack-
bargains, bargains bargains!

There's also a 75% off RED DOT Shoe Sale on the sidewalk!

and then on Friday...

First Friday Sale

Storewide Half Price
Friday, September 3
10 AM-8 PM (Yes! 8 PM!)

50% off original price
unless already priced less.

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

Wish List

Outerwear for everyone
Plus Sizes
Kid's books and DVDs

Latest Columns

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.

Arthur's latest was published on August 21. Click
here to read his top tips for making your PC run smoother.

My August 20th column is about courage and camaraderie of utility workers.
Click here to read it.

Click here to see a slide show of the Kylan Warren memorial motorcycle ride.

Dog Days

Click here to see a dog try to keep his own leg from stealing his bone.
Doggie therapy, anyone?

And while we're on the topic of dogs, click here to see the amazing work of Art by Angie. She does wonderful pet portraits.

Here's the painting she did of our Lola.
It's not too early to start shopping for the person who has everything.

Meet Marcia Brody

...from North, South Carolina. I think we're related. Click here.

And I think to myself what a wonderful world...

Click here for a shadow puppet show built around Louis Armstrong's
"What a Wonderful World."

Don't Forget: Goodies for Eric

Loretta Roper has been a N2N shopper for years and years. Seems like just yesterday she was looking for school clothes for her son, Eric. A blink of the eye and now he's serving with our Army in Afghanistan.

Loretta writes this about his deployment: "He is in an area of Afghanistan that is 130-145 degrees. (And we thought WE were having a heat wave! -tg) The barracks has air conditioning when it works. Even when the air conditioning works the room stays hot and dusty. He told me he has to stay in uniform all the time, even when he is sleeping."

If you'd like to send him a note of thanks and encouragement, his address is:

SPC Brian Eric Roper
FOB Lindsey 2
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APO AE 09355

Here at N2N, we feel a responsibility to do what we can to make Eric's time in service as comfortable as possible. In conjunction with the Optimist Club, we'll be signing cards and collecting items to send to Eric.

Suggested items include: instant French Roast coffee, vanilla or other flavored powdered creamer, Skittles, Starburst, Werthers hard caramels, peppermints, chewing gum (any kind), disposable cameras, word search books, Hydrocortozone cream, Johnson's baby powder with corn starch and phone cards.

Eric likes magazines related to cars and motorcycles. His mom writes: "He loves old cars and enjoys working on vehicles. Eric does some truck maintenance for the Army and drives the fuel truck, which he uses to fuel Army vehicles."

Just bring your contributions to N2N and be sure to sign the card at the register while you're there. We'll be sending out our next package on Thursday. Considering this young man's sacrifice, it's the least we can do.

Thornhedge Peach Slaw

Now here's something a little different. It's a refreshing summer slaw that blends the flavor of peaches, savoy cabbage, red bell peppers and pecans. Click here to give it a try.

Wise Words

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."

---Maya Angelou

Weekly this 'n' that

N2N wants you to like us...on Facebook! Click here to go to our fan page and click "like" to join up. We post great deals when we find them during the week and link to other great frugal sites. We have the Deal of the Day and Hot sure don't want to miss out on that!

We'll be doing more drawings for credits and other goodies on a regular basis, so be sure to get in on the action!

Remember to bring in your plastic grocery bags to recycle and register to win a $25.00 store credit. The latest winner was Lila Wade. Congratulations, Lila!

Click here to see a mockumentary on the migration of the plastic bag.

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 to use on your next visit.

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.

N2N has resumed cash buying! 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 (fall/winter). They must be in perfect condition and have been bought new less than 3 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 school clothes.

Of course, we're still continuing the store credit buying and the amount we pay is about 30% more than the cash. No appointment's necessary for credit- just stop in anything Monday- Thursday between 10 and 4.

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

Malware Alert!

Arthur says he has seen more types of malware (mal for bad, ware for software) lately than viruses. Be sure you have the proper protection in place. Don't assume just because you have an anti-virus utility installed, it will take care of malware. It may not.
Call Arthur for an appointment if you suspect a malware infection. Even better, call him before you get one and make sure it doesn't happen to you.
His rates are affordable and, really, can you afford to have an infected computer?

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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