Have a Thrifty New Year!

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It’s the last day of the year – New Year’s Eve 2014.  Go out with a bang (for little buck) with some help from Goodwill.  Found at our Benson Park Plaza store, this unique vintage dress has gold embroidered details and is super warm.  You’ll be a hit at any party with this fun frock.

You can’t ring in the new year without some accessories, of course.  I picked up some fun sparkle high (really high) heels, a gold-toned locket, and a few gold bangles to complete this end-of-the-year outfit.  For about $30, you can’t go wrong with this complete New Year’s look from Goodwill.

As a reminder, our stores will be closing at 5 pm today and remain closed for New Year’s Day. Happy shopping and Happy New Year from Goodwill Omaha!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters — KMTV/Morning Blend — 12/17/14

A collection of Ugly Christmas sweaters found at Goodwill were modeled by YouthBuild students and staff during KMTV’s Morning Blending Show on 12/17/14!

Topics of discussion during the 7+ minute segment included Goodwill’s selection of Ugly Christmas sweaters, new goods in the stores, YouthBuild, Work Opps, the Goodwill Card, donation sites, year-end donating and the new Goodwill web site!


#ThriftyThursday – Deck the Halls


The holidays are fast-approaching and decorating your house can be time-consuming and expensive.  Well, Goodwill doesn’t offer a decorating service (yet!), but we can sure help you keep costs down in your holiday shopping.  During a recent trip to Goodwill’s Benson Park Plaza store, I found tons of festive holiday decor – perfect for the season!



No house is complete without a wreath on the door.   You can go with a nature theme (upper left), fancy (upper right), traditional (lower right), or something completely different (lower left).   These wreaths range in price from only $.99 to $4.99.



Of course, you need a tree to really get into the Christmas spirit.  This 5′ artificial tree is a steal (less than $7).  Add some ornaments for $2 and a star on top for $.50, and you’re basically Santa for less than $10.

outdoor deco


If you want to show the neighbors your holiday spirit, Goodwill has a wide selection of outdoor decoration as well.  A lighted snowman would look great next to this 3-foot high nutcracker in any yard – plus, they are easy to set-up and take down (no ladders!).   You can bring both home fore less than $10.

No matter what you’re looking for, stockings, lights, clothes, or trees, Goodwill is the place to go for your holiday needs!  Happy hunting.