What’s on deck for Halloween 2015

 
by Kim Merrikin, Seattle Goodwill
October 1, 2015
 

Goodwill loves Halloween. Like—four different contests, costume consultants in stores, partnerships with Sony Picture’s Hotel Transylvania 2, dressed up employees LOVES Halloween. Our Halloween displays have been up in stores for a few weeks now, and we’re ready to start rolling out some of the fun we’ve got planned for you Seattle Goodwill supporters.

First off—much of the fun will be happening on our social media channels, so it’s important that you follow us there. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on contests, giveaways, and all the Halloween hullabaloo we have planned.

Here’s the rundown:

GOODWILL & HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2
Our friends at Goodwill Industries International partnered with Sony Pictures as they release Hotel Transylvania 2! We were thrilled to take part in the movie’s opening night at AMC Pacific Place! Check out goodwill.org to see the partnership in action!

PICK YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME—AND HELP WIN A PRIZE FOR STUDENTS
This year we partnered with some well-known locals from places you might recognize—like Evening Magazine, Q13 FOX, the local music scene and restaurants—to give back to our community in the Halloween spirit. Starting Monday, September 28 and running through Sunday, October 19, click the link below to vote for your favorite costume worn by a well-known Seattleite! The winner will receive 30 $25 Seattle Goodwill gift cards to give to a student group of their choice! Vote here: http://bit.ly/1OXbtuh

TRICK OR TWEET! THE PRE-GIVEAWAYS GIVEAWAYS: Win $10 toward your costume
We enjoy our annual two weeks of daily giveaways so much that we decided to precede it with some $10 gift card giveaways—on Twitter and Instagram! From October 1–16, tweet at us or share a picture of your costume-in-progress on Instagram letting us know either what you’re planning on being, or what unique piece you need to find at Goodwill for your costume—be sure to use the #BeYourOwnMonster tag, too! We’ll choose six winners throughout the giveaway period to receive $10 in Seattle Goodwill gift cards to shop for their Halloween costumes! You must use @SeattleGoodwill and #BeYourOwnMonster in your tweet to be entered to win.

THE DAILY GIVEAWAYS
From October 19–30 on weekdays, we’ll be doing daily giveaways on our Facebook page! Prize packages will be sourced from local (awesome) companies, artists, and organizations. We’ll announce the prize list in early October. Tune into our Facebook page to get all the details as we release them!

THE COSTUME CONTEST
It’s BAAAAAAAACK. We’ve been doing a Halloween Costume Contest for a few years now—and it gets a little better every year. This year, snap a photo of your costume, and upload it here between October 19 and November 2 for a chance to win one of three killer prizes. What are they, you ask? You could win a set of tickets to go see the Seattle Seahawks play the Pittsburgh Steelers, tickets to 107.7 The End’s Deck The Hall Ball, or dinner tickets to Teatro ZinZanni!

We can’t wait to see your costumes! 


 

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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