Goodwill Hunting Scavenger Hunt Holiday Edition – The Results

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

1. Iris
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2. John K.

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3. Jessica H.

Jess Jess 2
4. Dorothy W.
Dorothy 2 Dorothy
5. Meira W.
Meira 2 Meira

Congratulations to everyone who won and we hope you are getting great buys with your $75 Goodwill gift cards.

Next month we will bring back our Good Look contest so get your Valentines Day outfits ready!

We plan on having many more fun contests in the future and would like your input. If you have any cool ideas for future contests or if you think we should run a scavenger hunt again, please let us know in the comments below.

Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter – you never know when we might have a pop up contest!

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Scavenger Hunt Ends THIS SUNDAY!

Goodwill Hunting Holiday EditionThis is the final weekend of the Goodwill Hunting Scavenger Hunt – ending this Sunday at midnight!

There is still plenty of time to enter or to finish finding your items. Why not grab a group of friends and make an adventure out of it (plus that would put you in the running for the “Partier” grand prize wink wink)? Here is a super sneak peek at some fantastic entries we’ve received so far:

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In case you didn’t know, you can download your hunt list here (or pick one up at your local Goodwill) and this is the 411 on how to enter:

HOW TO ENTER:
1. Visit a Goodwill store (must visit at least 3 Goodwill stores).

2. When you check in your location on Twitter tag @GoodwillNYNJ and include your Pinterest name in the tweet.

3. Create a Pinterest “Goodwill Hunting” board with all your scavenger hunt findings.

4. Send your board to us at goodwillnynj@gmail.com as soon as you find at least 20 items.

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RULES:
1. Participants must visit at least 3 Goodwill stores to find at least 20 out of the 30 items on the Hunt Sheet. Click here for a list of stores.

2. The Scavenger Hunt will start on Friday, December 5 and will end at midnight on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

3. Goodwill NY-NJ will designate the panel of judges who will select the winners.

4. Prizes are non-transferable and can’t be redeemed for cash.

5. No purchase necessary.

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PRIZES:
GRAND PRIZES
:

Winners of the following 3 categories get 1 $75 Goodwill gift card.
1. Speedster: fastest person to find at least 20 items
2. Over-achiever: person who visits the most Goodwill stores to find the 20 items
3. Partier: person who includes at least 2 people in the most pictures

Winners of the following 2 categories get 1 $50 Goodwill gift card.
1. Most Creative: 5 winners will be chosen
2. Funniest: 5 winners will be chosen

RUNNERS-UP:
Next 20 people to send their board get 100 Goodwill Reward card points!

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BONUS:
Everyone who becomes a Goodwill Rewards card member during the contest period gets 25 points to get started!

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Goodwill Hunting Scavenger Hunt Holiday Edition Starts Today!

Goodwill Hunting Holiday EditionToday is the first day of our 10 day long Goodwill Hunting Scavenger Hunt Contest – Holiday Edition!

The items on our hunt list (which can be downloaded here or you can pick up a flyer at any of our stores) is sure to bring all the jingle to your bells. If you participated in our last Scavenger Hunt then you get the general idea but we switched up a few things just to keep you on your toes. One of the biggest changes? Instead of 5 grand prize winners, we will choose 13 – that’s right THIRTEEN!

Here is the 411 on how to enter:

HOW TO ENTER:
1. Visit a Goodwill store (must visit at least 3 Goodwill stores).

2. When you check in your location on Twitter tag @GoodwillNYNJ and include your Pinterest name in the tweet.

3. Create a Pinterest “Goodwill Hunting” board with all your scavenger hunt findings.

4. Send your board to us at goodwillnynj@gmail.com as soon as you find at least 20 items.

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RULES:
1. Participants must visit at least 3 Goodwill stores to find at least 20 out of the 30 items on the Hunt Sheet. Click here for a list of stores.

2. The Scavenger Hunt will start on Friday, December 5 and will end at midnight on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

3. Goodwill NY-NJ will designate the panel of judges who will select the winners.

4. Prizes are non-transferable and can’t be redeemed for cash.

5. No purchase necessary.

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PRIZES:
GRAND PRIZES
:

Winners of the following 3 categories get 1 $75 Goodwill gift card.
1. Speedster: fastest person to find at least 20 items
2. Over-achiever: person who visits the most Goodwill stores to find the 20 items
3. Partier: person who includes at least 2 people in the most pictures

Winners of the following 2 categories get 1 $50 Goodwill gift card.
1. Most Creative: 5 winners will be chosen
2. Funniest: 5 winners will be chosen

RUNNERS-UP:
Next 20 people to send their board get 100 Goodwill Reward card points!

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BONUS:
Everyone who becomes a Goodwill Rewards card member during the contest period gets 25 points to get started!

Your purchases support the mission of Goodwill.
To learn how we serve the community, please read our industry blog Where The Goodwill Goes

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Comfort Is The New Black

We’ve shared with you great holiday outfit ideas here and here. But what about those who want more of a laid back look? Sure, you want to step your ensemble game up but it is getting a wee bit too cold to show so much leg. Check out this perfect get-together outfit from our 72nd Street Goodwill store that will keep you warm and toasty all night long.

Casual holiday outfitBlack is an easy go to color but these embroidered pants give an extra oomph to an otherwise ordinary pair of slacks. Paired with a satin blazer-cut top and layered pearl necklace, this look is both a classic and comfortable approach. Even though the top and bottom are predominately black, using different fabrics and textures helps prevent you from looking like the long lost child of the Addams Family.

Show us how you’re dressing this holiday season by entering our Good Look contest.

You could win a $25 Goodwill gift card to put towards your next holiday outfit or give the card away as a gift. Talk about easy shopping!

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Double Duty Dress

Next to New Year’s one of the biggest party nights is the day before Thanksgiving. Bars, clubs and lounges will be jam packed pretty much from Happy Hour until 4am with people living it up before they are in a 3 day long turkey induced bloated coma. That means time to look fabulous.

Gold sequin dressAll pieces in this look come from our Elmwood Park Goodwill store. The slightly above the knee gold sequined dress runs for $80 and is paired with a leather/metal choker that is a steal at $9.99. With this $99.99 mink coat you will finally be happy for the cold weather. This dress screams glam so much that you could rock it again for New Year’s if you wish. There is nothing like ringing in the New Year looking like a golden goddess.

Have a favorite party look? Enter your ensemble in our Good Look contest.

You could win a $25 Goodwill gift card to put towards your next party outfit or give the card away as a gift. You could cross out the first name in your holiday shopping.

Your purchases support the mission of Goodwill.
To learn how we serve the community, please read our industry blog Where The Goodwill Goes

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CLICK HERE!

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A GoodLooking Hostess

Now that the leaves are changing color and November is upon us, it is time to start thinking of the holidays. Thanksgiving is soon to come. Besides cooking pounds and pounds of amazing food, the next important thing is what to wear. There will be family members you haven’t seen for a while coming to visit, brand new brothers – or sisters-in-law to make a fantastic first impression on and the judgy but loving eyes of grandparents. Time to look FANTASTIC!

Here is the perfect outfit for a dinner party host found at our Elmwood Park Store.

Hostess OutfitThis cocktail blue dress has embroidered details in metallic thread and crystals mounted onto French lace. Pair it with a metal bracelet and an oversized bead necklace and you are sure to look amazing. Wear this and you are putting in minimal effort with maximum wow factor.

Planning on hosting a dinner soon? Recently held a soiree? Or if you will attend a Holiday party and need to impress new friends, enter your ensemble in our Good Look contest.

You could win a $25 Goodwill gift card to put towards your next party outfit or give the card away as a gift. You could cross out the first name in your Christmas shopping.

Your purchases support the mission of Goodwill.
To learn how we serve the community, please read our industry blog Where The Goodwill Goes

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CLICK HERE!

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October GoodLook and Halloween Display Winners

Congratulations to our October Good Look Contest winner, Michele!

GoodLook contest winnerWith 62 votes for her photo, Michele is this months victor claiming the prize of a $25 Goodwill gift card! We know you will put it to good use!

Want to be our November winner?

All you need to do is take a selfie of you wearing your favorite thrifted look – you do it anyways, why not get something for it?! The theme for November is “what will you wear on a Thanksgiving dinner party?”

Then enter one of the following ways:

Facebook: 
Enter via our Facebook Contest Page

Twitter and Instagram: 
Post your picture with the hashtag #GoodwillGoodLook and you will be automatically entered.

Isn’t that easy? To sweeten up the deal a bit, any time your Facebook friends join the contest, you gain bonus votes. The photo with the most likes on our contest page wins a $25 Goodwill gift card at the end of the month.

We also want to congratulate our Hudson Goodwill Store for winning our Halloween Display Contest!

Hudson Store

They received a total of 141 votes for their haunting window display all put together with Goodwill items.

Hudson Store and Donation Center 
350 Fairview Avenue 
Hudson, NY 12534 
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 
Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Click here for a list of all our stores.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to check out all our store window displays and vote! Have a spooktacular Halloween weekend – we want to see your pics, so don’t forget to post them on our Facebook page!

Your purchases support the mission of Goodwill.
To learn how we serve the community, please read our industry blog Where The Goodwill Goes

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CLICK HERE!

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