Monday, March 12, 2012

Next to Newsletter- Monday, March 12. 2012

Good morning!

A reflection on Daylight Savings Time:

Did you change your clocks? What about the smoke detector batteries?

It's starting to feel like spring! We're hard at work putting out gorgeous name brand spring and summer fashions. need shorts and swim wear for your Spring Break trip? Come on by N2N...spend pennies and look like a million!

What's on Sale?

Everyone loves the Wild Card Sale so let's do it again this week- pick a card to see where your 30% OFF discount is!

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. As you can tell, our minds were on the same topic when we wrote our most recent columns.

Arthur's Computer Care column "Let a computer sleep or turn it off?" was published on March 3rd. There's been a snafu with The Times website and as of right now, it's not online but you can click here to read it on read it on Arthur's bog.

My latest column ran on March 2nd. Click here to read "An early spring we didn't earn."

Animal Therapy

Pat Brown sent us this sweet video of a big, black dog and his fawn friend. There's no narration or drama, just sweet music and two animal pals spending time together. Brew a cup of tea, click here and sit back and relax! There. Don't you feel better?

Happy Birthday, Oreos!

From The world’s best-selling cookies just celebrated their 100th birthday. On March 6, 1912, the National Biscuit Company (also known as Nabisco) sold its first Oreo sandwich cookies to a Hoboken grocer. Billions of dollars and many obscure varieties later, today Oreos remain an iconic snack-time staple. We twist them, we dunk them, we love them. But just how much do we know about them? Click here for the 411.

5 Fun, Low Cost Activities for Toddlers

Have fun with your toddler without breaking the bank.
Click here to get started.

Erin Go Bragh!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This picture, taken in front of N2N in 2010, shows positive proof that the pot o' gold is right behind Johnny's BBQ!

Click here to get in the St. Patrick's Day mood with Emerald Rose, north Georgia's very own Celtic rock band!

Malware Scam

Arthur sent us this Malware Bytes:

"Please be wary and do not talk to any tech support agents who cold call you with a proposition to fix your PC. We have received many complaints from upset customers who have had their credit cards charged for hundreds of dollars. These fake PC technicians will call users via telephone or Skype and ask to do a remote access to their PC to diagnose any problems by looking for malware. These tricksters will use Malwarebytes Free edition to clean your PC and then will try to upsell you a yearly tech support plan.

Do not let anyone who cold calls you remotely access your PC or give them your credit card number! We are saddened to hear these stories from our users and it goes without saying that we do not knowingly affiliate with any fraudulent companies. If you have been victim to one of these, or have any information about a scam you saw on the web, please report it to us so our team can investigate." Arthur (770-540-5100) or email him at

Youth Art Month

It's Youth Art Month at The Quinlan.

Quinlan Visual Arts Center gallery spaces will be devoted to the display of youth art entries from March 16 through April 14 sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville. There will be a reception 5:30–7 p.m. on March 16.

Gainesville and Hall County middle and high schools have submitted their best artwork from students grades sixth-12. Winners will receive scholarship awards from the Charles J. Thurmond Youth Art Scholarship fund. A non-competitive art exhibition for elementary school students grades 3–5 also will also be held and all will receive special certificates of recognition. For more info, go the the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. or

Whatcha eatin'?

Want to make a classic Irish treat? Try this:

St. Pat's Potato Candy

Yes, there really is potato in this classic Irish treat, though you'd never know by tasting. Rolled in coconut, these mini spud-shaped sweets make a perfect St. Patrick's Day dessert.

  • 1 large potato
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 cups sweetened coconut flake
  1. Peel the potato and boil it in water until soft. In a mixing bowl, mash the cooked potato with the salt and butter. Then -- this is key -- let it cool completely, or else it will melt the sugar when you add it.

  2. Mix in the vanilla extract and 4 cups of sugar. At this point, the mixture should be stiff. If it isn't, add more sugar.

  3. Sprinkle half of the coconut onto a waxed-paper-covered surface and turn the potato mixture onto it. Roll the batter until all of the coconut has been mixed in, then shape teaspoonfuls into small balls.

  4. Roll the balls individually in the remaining coconut. Chill the finished candies until you're ready to serve them. Makes about 4 dozen

Wise Words

An Irish Blessing

May neighbours respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.

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 Flashes...
you 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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Gainesville, GA 30501

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