Fall Preview: Upcoming sales, events, and contests!

by Kim Merrikin, Seattle Goodwill
September 23, 2014

While it’s still warm and sunny out—there’s this unavoidable “this is fall” feeling once the month changes to September. While we do love all things summer at Seattle Goodwill, the fall season is exceptionally exciting for us! It is packed with some of our favorite events, some excellent sales, a few new contests this year—and of course, Halloween. Take a look at some of the awesome things we have on deck for the next few months!

Join us Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th at our Mount Vernon store for our Biker Days Sale that features leather biker gear, boots, helmets, accessories, and more! Whether you ride a cruiser, a sport bike, a touring bike, or a scooter—join us this weekend in Mount Vernon!

It’s officially fall—which means snow is soon to fall in the mountains, slopes will open, and you’ll be packing up the car on the weekends to head eastward. Get the gear you need for a smooth and safe ride this fall and winter at our Snow Sports Sale at our Monroe Store! Find skis, snowboards, clothing, gear, accessories—and more—Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th

Starting September 1, City Arts is presenting two different contests that focus on Goodwill fashion. The Style Remix Challenge will run through September 30th, and invites entrants to create three unique outfits from items purchased from any Seattle Goodwill store, and submit them for the chance to win a spread in their November issue and a $100 Goodwill gift card. The #IGotItAtGoodwill contest invites entrants to put on their latest Goodwill find, snap a shot, and post it to Instagram to get a chance at winning weekly prizes now through Nombember 30th. 

At Goodwill, there are few things we love more than Halloween. Our stores become havens for the do-it-yourself costume hunters, and we even have a selection of new Halloween costume pieces. Visit our stores and talk to one of our Costume Consultants! Because we love Halloween SO much, we’ll run twice daily giveaways on social media for two weeks leading up to Halloween—and host a costume contest that allows you to show of your contest, and enter to win some amazing prizes while you’re at it!

Join us November 1st at the Sheraton Seattle for our 7th annual Glitter Gala! This is our biggest (and perhaps most fun) fundraising event each year—and the proceeds go directly to our job training and education programs. Come out for an incredible night with silent auctions and a fashion show—and support our mission while you’re at it.

This is our biggest sale of the year! November 8th and 9th will be our 31st annual Glitter Sale! Peruse hand-picked racks of designer clothing, shoes, accessories, and jewelry—without the price tag of designer stores. Doors will open at 9:00 am, and there’s sure to be an excited crowd waiting to get in!

This holiday season, we’re excited to see your crafted table centerpieces, decor, gifts, and more! Stay tuned for more information about our #HolidayDIY Instagram contest! Start thinking about those crafted projects—and if you’re starting early, be sure to take some before and after photos!

This year after our Glitter Sale, we’re following up with an online version—our first ever Sparkle Sale! Shop jewelry and accessories in our online storefronts at shopgoodwill.com and eBay for that perfect piece of sparkle for your holiday party outfits, or to wrap up and give to a loved one. The sale will last from November 17th until December 10th. We’ll also have a special selection for Cyber Monday!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep updated on all of our upcoming sales, contests, and events!


Kim fancies herself a professional communicator. She has experience in writing, graphic design, and social media, and is always looking to expand her knowledge base into other fields of communication. She loves people, coffee & Seattle (including the rain).

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