Sunday, January 1, 2012

Next to Newsletter- Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T. S. Eliot

What's on sale?

If you happen to read this newsletter early (it's dated Monday but actually goes out on Sunday) it's not too late to get on over to the New Year's Day Sale at N2N!

Storewide Half Price Shopping
at Next to New
Sunday, January 1, 2012
1 PM- 6 PM
First Friday rules apply

Oh, and click here to see our first ever YouTube commercial.

Then, thru Thursday, the infant clothes (0-24 months)
will be 30% off the original price.

And what happens on Friday? Why it's time for the
Friday, January 6th
10 AM- 6 PM
Half all the original price!
You can even get a jump on spring shopping-
The white tags are our Spring preview items and they're half off, too!


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 Computer Care column, about setting up all those new electronics you got for Christmas, was published on December 24th. Click here to read it.

My column ran on December 23rd. Click here to read "A punch in the gut to holiday cheer."

Resolve to coupon?

Thanks to Macaroni Kid Gainesville for this workshop reminder from the Hall County Library:

Click here to see what other events are going on at the library.
It's a happenin' place!

And if you're looking for coupons...

Recyclebank is a great rewards program. It is an opportunity to earn high value coupons and savings while learning how to help make our world a little greener. It's a win/win for all involved!

Whether you pledge to use less energy, increase your at-home recycling or even just learn how you can increase the green in your home and neighborhood, Recyclebank rewards you through grocery store savings, drugstore coupons, and discounts on the brands you buy every day. This way, you reap the rewards of not only brightening your community and helping your environment, but also truly benefit from meaningful savings.

More than 2 million members are making an impact. Click here to give Recyclebank a try.

Now here's something interesting- I'm giving it a try and I thought you might want to, too. The company's name is YouData. They are trying to convince consumers like us that we should be the ones controlling our own data and selling our own attention, not third parties like broadcasters, newspapers and spammers. By creating a MeFile at, you control what ads you see and when you see them. Best part - you are selling your attention directly to interested advertisers, for real money. You get paid for giving them your attention. You can use the funds to buy music and video online, donate to charities or keep the change myself and do whatever you want with it.

It's real. They pay. Check it out.

Click this link to sign up. Let me know what you think.

Draw a Stickman

Don't even think about clicking here unless you have some time to play! This activity is as addictive as Angry Birds! The premise is simple: using your cursor, you draw a stickman.

Then the program animates it and the fun REALLY begins...

Whatcha Eatin'?

Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits
Serves 8

All-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
1/2 cup cold buttermilk, shaken (I used whole milk with great results)
1 cold extra-large egg
1 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water or milk

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Place 2 cups of flour, the baking powder, and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. With the mixer on low, add the butter and mix until the butter is the size of peas.

Combine the buttermilk and egg in a small glass measuring cup and beat lightly with a fork. With the mixer still on low, quickly add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and mix only until moistened. In a small bowl, mix the Cheddar with a small handful of flour and, with the mixer still on low, add the cheese to the dough. Mix only until roughly combined.

Dump out onto a well-floured board and knead lightly about six times. Roll the dough out to a rectangle 5 x 10 inches. With a sharp, floured knife, cut the dough lengthwise in half and then across in quarters, making 8 rough rectangles. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (I didn't use parchment. I just buttered my baking pan). Brush the tops with the egg wash, sprinkle with sea salt, and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops are browned and the biscuits are cooked through. Serve hot or warm.

Wise Words

The coming of the new year seems to be a good time to put a spotlight on the creed of Optimist International- a great road map for a successful year ahead:
The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself ...
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

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!

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.

Shameless Promotion

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

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