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!

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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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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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!

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CLICK HERE!

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Just A Few Hours Left To Vote

Have you had a chance to check out the awesomely scary Halloween displays our stores put together? If not, you should mosey on over here and like the picture that screams to you the most.

Not a fan of Facebook? No worries we got you covered. Check out the slideshow below of the entries and vote for your favorite on SurveyMonkey.

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Voting ends at midnight. Next week will announce the winning store!

Since we are on the topic of Halloween, as a special trick and treat all of our stores (excluding Van Dam) will stay open an hour later on Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31. Just enough time to put those perfecting last touches on your costume!

Already have your costume ready? Think it is the BEST COSTUME EVER? Enter it in our Good Look contest! Winner will be announced on Halloween.

Have a great weekend!

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To learn how we serve the community, please read our industry blog Where The Goodwill Goes

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Meet our September Good Look Winner

Congratulations to our September Good Look contest winner, Pamela Guerra!

Pamela Guerra
With a whopping 128 likes on her photo, Pamela walks away the winner with a $25 Goodwill gift card! Can wait to hear how Pamela will use her prize.

Want to be our October 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?!

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 likes.

The photo with the most likes on our contest page wins a $25 Goodwill gift card at the end of the month.

Please note: duck faces and high angles are completely optional.

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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Meet our August Good Look Winner

Congratulations to the first winner of our Good Look contest, Michele Suarez!

Good Look August WinnerWith 23 likes on her photo, Michele walked away the victor with a $25 Goodwill gift card! Can wait to hear how Michele will use her prize.

Want to be our September winner? We’ve made it even easier for you to enter and win:

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?!

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 likes.

The photo with the most likes on our contest page wins a $25 Goodwill gift card at the end of the month.

Please note: duck faces are completely optional.

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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Win $25 Goodwill Gift Card with Your “Good Look”!

Good Look ContestWant to win a $25 Goodwill Gift card fast and easy? If you are fashionable and everyone tells you that you’ve got a great
sense of style, here’s what you need to do:

1. Have a friend photograph you wearing your “Good Look” outfit.
2. Post the photo on our Goodwill Facebook Contest Page
3. List what you are wearing and the price for each item if you just bought them at your favorite Goodwill store.

**Don’t have a Facebook? No Problem! Enter instantly when using the hashtag #GoodwillGoodLook on Instagram or Twitter**

Whoever gets the most likes on our contest page wins the $25 Goodwill Gift card. Each month we’ll select and announce the winner on the last Friday of the month.

We know you can come up with the coolest look without going broke. And look fabulous!

Do you mix and match designer pieces with basic clothing to come up with your “Shabby and Chic” look? What’s your style? Bohemian, professional, preppy, casual, over-the-top? Tell us about it.

See what some of your favorite celebrities are wearing – who is more you?

Elle Varner wearing a $4 blazer from Goodwill
Elle Varner wearing a $4 blazer from Goodwill
Janelle Monae is an avid thrift shopper.
Janelle Monae is an avid thrift shopper. “I like one-of-a-kind pieces,” the singer said. “I don’t like everybody walking around in stuff that I have on.”

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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Goodwill Hunting Scavenger Hunt Ending Soon and Window Sales!

Goodwill Hunting Scavenger HuntThe Goodwill Hunting Scavenger Hunt ends this Monday, 2/10 at midnightClick here for details on how to enter, prizes and rules.
Good luck and happy thrifting!

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General Rules:

  • Tickets are distributed to customers in line, first come-first serve 
  • Customers may enter the store in numerical order once the doors open to the public
  • Customers may purchase a limited number of window items, check each store for specific details
  • After selecting their window items, customers may shop for other items in the store, go back in line to purchase other window items or exit the store until it opens to the public
  • Check for specific store rules


New York City

79th Street Store: Friday 2/7 sale 10 am
Bronx Store: Friday 2/7 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am
Chelsea Store: Friday 2/7 tickets 8:45 am; sale 9 am
East Harlem Store: Saturday 2/8 tickets 8:15 am; sale 8:30 am
Fulton Store: Saturday 2/8 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am
Greenwich Village Store: Saturday 2/8 tickets 8:50 am; sale 9 am
Harlem Store: Saturday 2/8 sale 9 am
Livingston Store: Friday 2/7 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am
Steinway Store: Friday 2/7 tickets 8:15 am; sale 9 am
Stuyvesant Store: Saturday 2/8 sale 9:30 am
Washington Heights Store: Saturday 2/8 sale 9 am

Long Island
Bellmore Store: Saturday 2/8 tickets 8:45 am; sale 9 am
Centereach Store: Saturday 2/8 tickets 8:45 am; sale 9 am

Massapequa Store: Saturday 2/8 tickets 8:45 am; sale 9 am

To find a Goodwill Store near you, click here.

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Goodwill Hunting Scavenger Hunt and Window Sales!

Goodwill Hunting Scavenger HuntYou still have 11 more days to enter our first ever Goodwill Hunting Scavenger Hunt! How many items can you find? Click here for details on how to enter, prizes and rules. Good luck and happy thrifting!

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General Rules:

  • Tickets are distributed to customers in line, first come-first serve 
  • Customers may enter the store in numerical order once the doors open to the public
  • Customers may purchase a limited number of window items, check each store for specific details
  • After selecting their window items, customers may shop for other items in the store, go back in line to purchase other window items or exit the store until it opens to the public
  • Check for specific store rules


New York City

23rd Street Store: Friday 1/24 sale 9 am
72nd Street Store: Saturday 1/25 sale 9 am
79th Street Store: Friday 1/24 sale 10 am
Bronx Store: Friday 1/24 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am
East Harlem Store: Saturday 1/25 tickets 8:15 am; sale 8:30 am
Fulton Store: Saturday 1/25 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am
Greenwich Village Store: Saturday 1/25 tickets 8:50 am; sale 9 am
Harlem Store: Saturday 1/25 sale 9 am
Livingston Store: Friday 1/24 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am
Steinway Store: Friday 1/24 tickets 8:15 am; sale 9 am
Stuyvesant Store: Saturday 1/25 sale 9:30 am
Washington Heights Store: Saturday 1/25 sale 9 am

Long Island
Bellmore Store: Saturday 1/25 tickets 8:45 am; sale 9 am
Massapequa Store: Friday 1/24 tickets 8:45 am; sale 9 am

Northern New Jersey
Fairfield Store: 
Saturday 1/25 tickets 9 am; sale 9:30 am
Rockaway Store: Saturday 1/25 sale 9:30 am

Hudson Valley
Wappingers Falls Store: Saturday 1/25
sale 8 am

Capital Region
Binghamton Store: Saturday 1/25 sale 10 am

To find a Goodwill Store near you, click here.

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Beyonce Ticket Contest & Weekend Window Sales!

beyonce contest_teaserWIN TICKETS TO SEE BEYONCE PERFORM LIVE AT BARCLAYS CENTER ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 19!

How you ask? 
Enter at http://woobox.com/mkksj5 or on our Facebook page and look for the “Win Beyonce Tickets” tab. Enter daily and earn an entry. Get your friends to enter and earn bonus entries! To make this deal even sweeter, for every 500 entries we receive, we will unlock ANOTHER pair of tickets – up to FOUR pairs!

windowsaleheaderGeneral Rules:

  • Tickets are distributed to customers in line, first come-first serve
  • Customers may enter the store in numerical order once the doors open to the public
  • Customers may purchase a limited number of window items, check each store for specific details
  • After selecting their window items, customers may shop for other items in the store, go back in line to purchase other window items or exit the store until it opens to the public
  • Check for specific store rules

New York City
23rd Street Store: Friday 12/13 sale 9 am
72nd Street Store: Saturday 12/14 sale 9 am
79th Street Store: Friday 12/13 sale 10 am
Bronx Store: Friday 12/13 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am
Chelsea Store: Friday 12/13 tickets 8:45 am; sale 9 am
Fulton Store: Friday 12/13 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am
Greenwich Village Store: Saturday 12/14 tickets 8:50 am; sale 9 am
Harlem Store: Saturday 12/14 sale 9 am
Livingston Store: Saturday 12/14 tickets 8:30 am; sale 9 am
Steinway Store: Friday 12/13 tickets 8:15 am; sale 9 am
Stuyvesant Store: Saturday 12/14 sale 9:30 am

Long Island
Bellmore Store: Friday 12/13 tickets 8:45 am; sale 9 am
East Northport Store: Friday 12/13 tickets 6:45 pm;  sale 7 pm
Massapequa Store: Friday 12/13 tickets 8:45 am; sale 9 am

Northern New Jersey
Fairfield Store:
Saturday 12/14 tickets 9 am; sale 9:30 am
Jersey City Store:
Saturday 12/14 tickets 7:45 am; sale 8 am
Paramus Store:
Saturday 12/14 tickets 9 am; sale 9:30 am

To find a Goodwill Store near you, click here.

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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