Sunday, October 17, 2010

Next to Newsletter -Monday, October 18, 2010

It's never too early to teach your tweens and teens about thrifty shopping. Have them clean out their closets, bring their stuff in to N2N for store credit (don't bring it for them- they need to see the process) and then turn them loose in the shop with a store credit all their own.

I love that "light bulb" moment when a young person realizes they can get awesome name brand apparel for what feels like FREE!

We do store credit buying on a walk-in basis
Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Call 770-534-9070 for more details.

What's on Sale?

Let's do the wild card sale again...with a whole new deck of cards! This time we'll be adding categories like "30% off anything blue" and "50% off any one item of you choice."

As always, there'll be a card with 30% off your entire purchase!

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 October 16th. Click here to read his thoughts about buying refurbished technology.

My October 15th column is a "now you know the rest of the story" epilogue to the column I wrote about Georgia Power Company in August.

Click here to read it.

Nothing ruins your life forever. NOTHING

My friend Harry Bloch posted this essay's link on Face Book. It was written by a mother as an open letter to her daughter after the suicide of a New Jersey college student who killed himself because his room-mate posted an explicit videotape of him.

Please click here to read it and then have your kids read it. It makes a point that I haven't seen emphasized in any of the hundreds of editorials that have been published since this tragedy: Nothing ruins your life forever. NOTHING.

Free Novel

Download this free historical romance novel “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. This is the first book in the Outlander series. It’s normally $8.99, but for a limited time you can download it for free!

This offer will only be active for a few days, so don't delay.
For the hottest FREE Kindle books check out the Bestsellers in Kindle Store.

BTW – you don’t need a Kindle to read this digital book. I read Kindle books on my laptop. Just download the application you need, it’s totally free.

Strolling with the Spirits

If you've never been on one of the Northeast Georgia History Center's Ghost Walks, you've really missed out! It's a walking tour of area near History Center and Brenau campus, exploring legendary locations of spirits' activity. Tours are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30.

Tours leave History Center every 20 minutes beginning at 6 p.m. The last tour departs at 8 p.m. Ticket price is $10 and reservations are strongly encouraged. Ghost Walk is not recommended for children under 10 years.

Participants should be able to walk a minimum of 6 blocks.
Call 770-297-9500 for details and reservations.


It's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon time again! A yearly fundraiser for the Gainesville/ Hall County Alliance for Literacy, it's hosted by Hall Book Exchange on Thompson Bridge Road.

It starts at 5 pm Friday, Oct. 22nd and ends at 5 pm Saturday, Oct. 23rd.
Readers come, sign in with a donation, register for door prize drawings then read for however long they wish to themselves. You may bring a book, borrow or buy a book from the store.

Free coffee and refreshments donated from the community are available. Grand prizes are awarded for the person who reads the longest and person who raises the most money for the Allia
nce for Literacy. Door prizes donated from throughout the local business community are plentiful...including some N2N gift certificates!

During this event authors will drop in to discuss and autograph their books with all proceeds from these sales donated to the Alliance for Literacy. You may choose to attend the author event instead of read and still count as an active participant.

Friday - 7:30 pm, Children's Bedtime Story (each participant twelve and younger receive a goody bag and are entered into separate door prize drawing). Our Rachel will perform "Martina, The Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale" from the book by Carmen Agra Deedy. This piece won her numerous first place awards and a slot as an alternate in national competition- it has to be seen to be believed!

At 9 pm, Author Reese Christian will discuss and autograph her book "Ghosts of Atlanta"

There will be readings by local authors all day Saturday, too. Call 770-532-6693 for more details and to reserve your reading time slot in advance. You can visit Hall Book Exchange's Facebook page for updates.

North Hall High School's Hollow Horse Players present "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 20 and 21.

Though considered a "good man" by his friends, Charlie Brown can't seem to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl. His friend, Lucy, has similar difficulties with her crush, the piano-playing Schroeder. Meanwhile Snoopy and Linus daydream and the rest of the friends battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally coming to realize what makes them truly happy.

This is a wonderful first theatre experience for little ones. Load up the minivan and bring the whole crew to see this high-energy heart-warming production! The buzz around North hall is that this is going to be one of their best productions ever!

Admission is $5. For more information, contact 770-983-7331 or


Family TIES ("Teaching, informing,empowering and supporting today's families") is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families provide a safe, nurturing and positive environment for their children and teenagers. Their programs seek to educate prenatal parents and parents with children up to age 18. They serve families who are wishing to improve their parenting skills as well as families who are incarcerated or mandated by DFCS or the court system.

You can support Family TIES by getting in on the 50/50 raffle! As part of the yearly Diamonds and Denim fundraiser, we're selling raffle tickets for $5.00 each. At the fundraiser on Nov. 13th (see last week's Next to Newsletter for more about that), one ticket will be drawn- the winner gets HALF of the proceeds for the raffle ticket sales, with the other half going to Family TIES. You don't have to be present to win. You can get your raffle tickets at N2N. Just think- the odds of winning are SO much better than the lottery!

What's for Dinner?

This week, Sargento shredded cheeses are on sale for Buy One Get One Free at Ingles. Now's the time to stock up. Click here to go to Sargento's website and see their recipe for Swiss and cheddar baked grits...and lots, lots more.

Wise Words

"When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God." --Charles L. Allen

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.

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.

Computer Problems?

Arthur can fix your computer, rid it of viruses and malware or tune it up for you. He'll make it run faster than it did when you first bought it. You can drop it off at N2N or he can do a house call. He writes a column on computer care for The Times every other Saturday. You can visit his blog at to see an archive of columns, searchable by keywords.

Most times he will have your computer back to you within two days and his rates include a free follow-up phone consultation.

Call Computer House Calls at 770-540-5100 or email him at Your computer will thank you.

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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