Monday, April 2, 2012

Next to Newsletter- Monday, April 2, 2012

N2N will be closed on Easter Sunday. Happy Easter to everyone.

Passover starts April 7th and goes until April 13th. Click here to see Passover Rhapsody- A Jewish Rock Opera. Pesach tov, everybody!

What's on sale?

Monday-Tuesday: 30% OFF ladies pants, shorts and capris

Wednesday-Thursday: 30% OFF your entire purchase when you present a current high school or college ID (non-store credit purchases only)

And what happens on Friday?

Why, it's time for the


Friday, April 6

10 AM- 6 PM


Half off the original price!

Get a jump on warm weather shopping-

The yellow tags are our summer 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.

My latest column ran on March 30th. Click here to read "Conclusion jumping, yet one item stands out"

Arthur took the week off from writing his Computer Care column. However, he sends this, exclusive to the Next to Newsletter- some free tools and computing advice that he has not yet written about in any of his columns. You saw it here first. Arthur says:

Freemake is a free, easy and useful tool for changing the format of videos you may have. It has lots of tutorials built-in and will show you how to create You Tube videos, change froman iPad/iPod format to a Windows video, from avi to mpeg or wmv and lots more.

On the web page below, you'll also find a free audio converter. Find it at:

Another good free utility to have is TrackMeNot, a browser add-on that will stop Firefox or Chrome from following you on the Internet with use of many popular search engines. Among other reasons to install it, your spam intake will be reduced. For Firefox go to

If you still use Internet Explorer, we need to talk. Try one of the others.

Know the difference between an UPGRADE and an UPDATE. The former requires payment. The latter is free and is just a newer version of what you already have.

For example, if you use the free and popular Advanced system Care and see a link to an UPGRADE, they are trying to sell you the paid version.

But if you see a pop-up telling you of an UPDATE, it is OK to download it. That's just a the latest of the free versions, newer than the one you already have installed. It will almost always overwrite the existing version, but may ask your permission first; just agree to it.

Use System Restore. It is built in to every version of Windows. It is Microsoft's "Way-Back Machine" (for those of you who remember Saturday cartoons from way back!). What it does is create a reference point for you to go back to should something go awry with your computer.

Do you want to know how to destroy the data on a CD/DVD? Go to There are various easy methods listed there.

I am available for tuneups (make your computer faster) and virus & malware

eradication. My rates beat those of the big box stores and my clients are also my friends.
I don't mind friends contacting me with a call or email about computing
issues that may have arisen. Try that with one of the other guys!

Watch for my biweekly column in the Times, the next one on the 14th.

Our favorite April Fool's item this year:

Day trip!

The 16th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will be an incredible weekend of music and art held in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains on April 21-22. During that weekend, old time and bluegrass music will fill the Historic Public Square in Dahlonega. There will be on-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians on Saturday and Sunday, and a juried artist's marketplace features traditional mountain art and crafts. Extensive music workshops, a Sunday morning Gospel Jam, a Saturday night street dance, a live country auction on Friday night, family activities, and food complete the offerings. For more info go to

Whatcha eatin'?

I've been on Weight Watchers a long time now and I'm always on the look-out for program-friendly dessert recipes. I may have lost weight but I haven't lost my sweet tooth. I heard about this dish at my last meeting, tried it
and loved it. You will too.

3-Ingredient Cobbler

2-bags frozen cherries (or one bag cherries and 1 pint blueberries or you can use frozen mixed berries, peaches...the combinations are endless. Just be sure to use fruit without added sugar)

1 box yellow or white cake mix (for the real WW purist, Pillsbury even makes a sugar-free mix)

1 can (or 12 ounces) diet ginger ale or Sprite Zero or any light-colored diet soda.

Place fruit in a 9 x 13 casserole dish. In a bowl, mix together cake mix and soda until there aren't many lumps. Pour over fruit and bake for 40 minutes in a pre-heated 350 degree oven or until lightly browned.

Serves 12. Points Plus: 3 to 4 (depending on the kind of cake mix you choose)

Wise Words

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!

Computer problems?

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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1705 Cleveland Hwy.
Gainesville, GA 30501

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