Sunday, January 16, 2011

Next to Newsletter - Monday, January 17, 2011

What a week! All of us at N2N were snowed in until Thursday. If you came earlier in the week and we were closed, we apologize.

We're now back, full steam ahead, putting out more winter wear as well as spring fashions. Hope to see you soon!

What's On Sale?

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

There is a whole new sidewalk rack and we're putting out the first of the spring inventory (how's THAT for wishful thinking?)

We'll also be doing the Wild Card Sale this week- pick a card to determine where your discount is: 30% off tops? 50% off one item of your choice? 30% off shoes and bags? 30% off your entire purchase? Draw a card and find out!

The Coke Lady Returns!

Great news! Many of you know about the Coke Lady (so nicknamed because of her employer)- she brings gorgeous plus size fashions and size 9-9.5-10 shoes.

She brought us a car load of magnificent name brand fashions on Saturday, January 8. Because we were closed for several days during Snowpacolypse 2011, a lot of what she brought is still in the shop- it's not too late to get some wonderful Coke Lady bargains!

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 December 11th. Click here to read his
comprehensive overview of free (FREE!) applications.

I'm back from my month-long hiatus with a column about Costa Rica and emergency preparedness (there's a connection, I promise!)
Click here to read it.

The Good News Network provides a "Daily Dose of News to Enthuse." It is a clearinghouse for the gathering and dissemination of positive compelling news stories from around the globe. Daily stories will confirm what we already believe: good news itself is not in short supply; the advertising of it is.

here and be sure to read the story of the pilot who refused to take off until the passenger headed to his grandson's funeral could make it through the gate. As the pilot told him: "They can't go anywhere without me and I wasn't going anywhere without you. Now relax. We'll get you there. And again, I'm so sorry." If you didn't have a reason to fly Southwest before, you do now!

West Hall High School's award winning Spartan Players present "Seussical," at 7 p.m. Jan. 20-21 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22-23 in the West Hall High School theater, 5500 McEver Road in Oakwood. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more info, call 770-967-9826, ext. 350. This is a great show for introducing your little ones to live theater and fun for everyone who's ever loved Dr. Seuss!

Vista Print is offering 11 office freebies that normally sell for $5 to $25. Through Jan. 31, 2011, you can get up to 10 of the following items free when you pay shipping and handling:
  • 250 business cards
  • T-shirt
  • 100 postcards
  • 1 banner
  • 1 rubber stamp
  • 1 car door magnet
  • 1 lawn sign
  • 1 pen
  • 140 return address labels
  • 10 invitations and announcements
  • 25 small magnets
If you upgrade in any way, extra fees apply. Upgrade fees are clearly marked. Vista Print has been N2N's vendor for business cards for years and we've always been pleased. Don't bother paying extra for a shipping upgrade- they actually ship much faster than indicated on the form.

Times are hard but, as they say, what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger. Click here to read the top 10 lessons learned from the recession.


Arthur sent us the link to some really funny animal voice overs courtesy of the BBC. Click here.

What's for Dinner?

Donna Orkin in Jackson, Mississippi sent us some wonderful recipes for "dump" soups- everything is in a can or container- all you have to do is dump it together.

Here's my favorite of them all:

Crab Bisque

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of asparagus soup
2 cups milk
1 cup half & half
1 can crab meat, drained
1/3 cup dry white wine or sherry

Dump everything in a pot, heat and serve.
This is especially good served in bread bowls!

Wise Words

It is no use to grumble and complain;
It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice;
When God sorts out the weather and sends rain -
Why, rain's my choice.

~~James Whitcomb Riley

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!

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 remember Senior Discount Day- each Monday, everyone 55 and over gets 30% off their cash purchases.

Computer Problems?

Arthur says that if you have an old computer- whether a desktop or laptop- and you have data on it that you'd like to have removed or copied, he can do that for you.

If you've recently changed computers or plan to soon, he can extract those photos and documents you may have thought were lost for good. Well, they are not lost and your computer may even be salvageable. Let him take a look at it. He can also replace a small or defective hard drive or add a second one if you've run out of storage space.

He reminds you that just as with your car, your computer requires periodic tune-ups, usually twice a year. He can clean the junk from your system, check it for viruses and malware and make it run faster. Even if you think yours is running fine, he can make it run faster. His rates are reasonable and he stands behind his work.

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
Monday- Saturday 10-6
Sunday 1-6

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