Sunday, January 2, 2011

Next to Newsletter- Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 is here! If one of your resolutions is to get organized, we'll be glad to help. Just clean out your closet (if you didn't wear it this year, you won't wear it next year) and come on over to N2N. We're doing store credit buying Monday-Thursday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Out with the old, in with the next to new!

What's on Sale?

Let's do the Wild Card Sale again this remember how it works: we have cards labeled with different 30% off departments-ladies' tops, infantwear, dresses, get the idea. One card even wins you 30% off of your entire purchase.
And remember...


Friday, January 7th

10 AM to 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.


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 wrap up on computing in the first decade of the new millennium.

I'm taking a few weeks off from column writing so I can attend to some other projects. I'll be back on January 7th. Meanwhile, click here to read one of my favorites about home remedies and common sense.


As massive amounts of programming move online, consumers are entering a world of infinite choices, all on-demand. Great! Finding the show you want to watch? Painful. Thousands of episodes from thousands of shows are housed on thousands of different sites, mixed among billions of random clips and videos.

Clicker is the complete guide to Internet Television. Their mission is to make it simple for you to find the right show, right now.

Clicker catalogs all broadcast programming online, along with TV-quality Web originals, from these silos and delivers them in one seamless, organized experience so you can easily discover what's available to watch (and what isn't) online, where to watch it, and what's worth watching. Click here to start exploring.

Bargain Books

With the new semester about to begin, here's a great resource for all you college students...and parents of college students: is a price comparison engine for textbooks, books, DVDs, games, music and school supplies. Unlike normal textbook stores, Bigwords doesn't sell a thing. They scour all of the best stores, compare prices, and show you where to buy your books to save the most money. On average, they save customers $225.

Instead of finding one price for one item at a time, Bigwords takes all of your items, runs every combination of those items at every store, automatically calculates coupons, promotions, and shipping, and shows you the best possible combination of stores to save you the most money.

Extra Savings

When you place an online order, there’s always that little coupon code box towards the end, beckoning you to enter a promotional code or gift certificate number to reduce your total. You know the box I’m talking about, right? Do you ever leave it blank? If you do, then you’re paying too much.

Click here to see how to make sure you never leave that box blank again, along with some tips to maximize your online coupon usage.

Saving $$ in 2011

Tip is a great resource for money-saving strategies. Click here to read their year-end round-up of the best tips of 2010.

What's for Dinner?

This family pleasing recipe was posted on Facebook by our friend and long-time N2N customer Stacey Hart. Thanks, Stacey!

Spaghetti Pie

6 ounces dry spaghetti

2 tbsp butter or margarine

2 beaten eggs

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup cream-style cottage cheese or Ricotta cheese

1 lb. ground beef or turkey

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 8-ounce crushed tomatoes, undrained

1 6-ounce tomato paste

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ( 2 ounces)

Cook spaghetti according to directions. Drain. There should be about 3 cups. Stir butter or margarine into hot spaghetti. Stir in beaten eggs and Parmesan cheese. Form spaghetti mixture into a crust in a greased 10-inch pie plate. Spread with cottage or Ricotta cheese.

In skillet, cook ground beef and onions until meat is brown and onions are soft. Drain off fat. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, and garlic salt; heat through.

Put meat mixture on top of spaghetti crust. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 20 mins. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese; bake till melted about 5 mins. Makes 6 servings.

And for dessert, try Pecan Tassies, sent to us by Joyce Jones:

1/3 cup dark Karo syrup
1/2 cup butter
1 cup powered sugar

Bring all ingredients to a boil-remove from heat
Add 1 cup chopped pecans
Spoon into Athens Fillo cups (there are 30 to a package- they're found in the freezer section)
Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Makes 35-40

Wise Words

Forget injuries. Never forget kindnesses.

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 winner of our latest drawing was Nada Spicer. Congratulations!

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 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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