Sunday, March 27, 2011

Next to Newsletter - Monday, March 28, 2011


Friday, April 1 is the first Friday of the month and you know what that means...
Half Price Sale
Friday, April 1 AND Saturday, April 2
10 AM-6 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.

What's on sale the rest of the week?

Folks, we've had some complaints about the Wild Card Sale. Some people consider it gambling and are offended when we offer them cards to draw. We certainly don't want hurt feelings so here's the deal: if you'd like to play, just let us know. Draw a card to see where your 30% discount is!

New 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 March 20th. Click here to read "Destroy data on old PC or it could come back to bite you"

My column, published March 19th, is "Spring launches Year of the Snake." Click here.

And here's Sparky with his latest catch. Rachel snapped the picture... I was too busy screaming.

eBay Changes

The world's biggest auction site is making some major changes, and you're gonna love them. Whether you buy or sell on eBay, these changes, scheduled for April 19th, will save you money and time. This is a prime example of what can happen with a company listens to its customers. Click here to read Wise Bread's Paul Michael's overview of the changes.

Money Oragami

Every now and then, when Arthur wants to give a little flourish to a monetary gift, he'll fold the bill in the shape of a bow tie. What a great idea. With graduation right around the corner, we'll all be handing out gifts, lots in the form of cash. Here's a way to make your present even more memorable.

Click here to find instructions on making everything from butterflies to gift boxes from currency.

Looking for ideas to keep the kids busy during Spring Break? Click here for a couple of great suggestions- there's Critter Camp and Junior Lifeguard Camp compliment of Gainesville Park and Rec. Hall County Parks and Leisure Services have some Spring Break programs, too. Click here to download their brochure.

Giving Back

Wilson Orthodontics does so much for our community. Their latest contribution is the opening of a charity spa at their Gainesville location (1220 Sherwood Park Dr.) You can enjoy manicures, pedicures, massage chairs, acrylics, and paraffin treatments in a top of the line spa atmosphere. Sounds good, doesn't it? Well get this- 100% of the proceeds are donated to a charity that you choose! You can select from Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, Good News Clinics, Family Ties or CASA of Hall & Dawson County.

Call 770-536-0882 for more info and an appointment.

Bargains Galore!

So have you checked out Andy's Bargain Mart yet? The new owners are hard at work adding lots of inventory at great bargain prices- and now they have fresh boiled peanuts, too! PLUS, as a special gift to all our N2N friends, there's a discount!

Print this coupon and take it with you the next time you're headed to Andy's:

$5.00 off any purchase of $25.00 or more.
exp. 4-15-11
Andy's Bargain Mart
3174 Cleveland Hwy. (4 miles north of N2N)
Open Tuesday- Saturday 10 am-7 pm

Next to New Family News

Congratulations, Rachel! She's been chosen from among over 3000 applicants to take part in the Governor's Honors Program at Valdosta State University this summer. She will attend as a theatre major.

Kudos also to Raina Cundiff of Johnson High School. She's the daughter of long-time N2N shopper Mimi Cundiff and she's going to GHP, too!

Since 1968, The Georgia Governor's Honors Program has been one of the leading enrichment programs for intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students in the country. The six week program was almost cut from the budget last year but was saved at the last minute, although it was reduced to a four week format for 2011. Here's a column I wrote about the whole issue in May of 2010.

Whatcha eatin' ?

Now that fresh fruit prices are becoming affordable, it's time to call the kids into the kitchen and put them to work making a fruit pizza.
It's fun to make and even more fun to eat.

Fresh Fruit Pizza

1 (18 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 medium firm bananas, sliced
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1/3 cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon water

On a greased 14-in. pizza pan, press cookie dough into a 12-in. circle. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack
In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over crust. Toss bananas with lemon juice. Arrange the pineapple, strawberries, bananas, kiwi and oranges over cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Combine marmalade and water; drizzle over fruit.


Be sure to look for the great N2N coupon (30% OFF) in the March edition of Gainesville's Little Coupon Book!

Wise Words

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.

~Erma Bombeck

Weekly this 'n' that

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

New message from Arthur:

Arthur says there are many forms of malware circulating the Internet. Some remain hidden in your computer, wreaking havoc with your system. Others appear as bogus utilities, warning you of non-existent problems. Often they will even give you a specific number of issues - something not possible if you hadn't run any scans with that utility. Others yet, are random pop-ups that you can't close. These all must be dealt with immediately. If they disappear on their own, they will return. They are not self-healing. If not eradicated, they will get worse, eventually blocking you from logging on to Windows, in many cases.

Call Arthur at 770-540-5100 or email him at if you need to set up an appointment. He guarantees his work, has rapid response times and reasonable rates. You've read his columns in the Times, now let him go to work for 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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