Monday, April 9, 2012

Next to Newsletter- Monday, April 9, 2012

Ah, allergy season is upon us.
Sunday we took a drive up into the mountains.

Arthur and Rachel took glorious pictures while I stood around and sniffled. Now the symptoms have taken hold with a vengeance so this week's newsletter will be short and sweet. Then I'm going to dose myself up with antihistamine and pray for deliverance. Be back when the pollen's gone.

What's on sale?

30% OFF White Tags
75% OFF Green Tags
and here's some great news:

You all know about the Coke lady (so named because of her employer.) She brings us gorgeous plus sizes. We've just put out about 100 pieces of her spring/summer wear- 3X and 22W pants, tops, capris- mostly Ralph Lauren. There are size 9.5 and 10 shoes and even some dresses.
Come soon to get the best selection.

We've also gotten in about 75 wonderful Talbot's size L and XL tops (along with some size 3 Chico's tops) and size 12 Talbot's pants and capris. Beautiful!

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.

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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