The BOO!dwill Halloween Costume Contest won’t stay dead, nor should it! Because it’s that time a year again when you need to start thinking “Halloween costume” and “Goodwill” in the same sentence!

Goodwill is an awesome place to shop for Halloween costumes. Are you someone who likes to dream up some creative outfit and enjoys the hunt for just the right pieces? We have nineteen stores around town where you can find those costume ingredients. Or are you someone who just wants a quick and easy costume so you’re not the person dressed up as “suburbanite” or “adult” at the Halloween party? We’ve got plenty of more traditional costumes too! And no matter which camp you fall into, your costume purchases at Goodwill stores help put people to work — and they can win you some treats.

We want to see what you’ve come up with by shopping at our stores, so it’s time show off your costume and win prizes in the process — by entering the BOO!dwill Halloween Costume Contest!

To enter:
1. Between now and 5 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2015, e-mail a photo of yourself in a costume you either purchased or assembled from items purchased at an Omaha area Goodwill to [email protected].

Updated: This years contest will be based on Facebook likes. Please visit the Boo!dwill 2015 Facebook Album and like your favorite costume. Only “likes” will determine our winner, shares and comments are not needed in order to win..

2. In the email, tell us your name, how to contact you, and at which store(s) you bought your costume.

That’s it! We’ll be sharing the entries as we receive them on our Facebook wall. On Wednesday, November 11, the voting will close, and the top three will all receive Goodwill gift certificates ($100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd)!

If you have any questions, post them here in the comments or send us an e-mail at [email protected]. And if you’d like some inspiration, check out last year’s finalists or television coverage of some of our Halloween offerings:

Finding Affordable Halloween Costumes a Real Treat – WOWT Omaha
Shop Goodwill for Halloween Costumes – KMTV Omaha

Good luck!

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#ThriftyThursday – fun times at Reserve 99

Reserve 99 is a new kind of thrift store. Located in the Old Market, everything sells for just $0.99 – seriously, everything.  Everything for under a $1.  It’s a great place to bring your kids, because you can’t break the bank to get them a special find.  And Reserve 99 has way more than just clothes.

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This is Liam.  Liam is in the running for cutest kid ever and is also a Goodwill shopper-in-the-making.  On a recent trip to Reserve 99, Liam was allowed to buy one item of his choosing.

There was a wide selection of toys, from fire trucks to farm animal sets, but Liam chose this awesome blue and red Spiderman scooter. The scooter is in great condition and ready for more years of riding fun.


I think it’s safe to say that Liam is happy with the purchase.

Head to Reserve 99 today.  Inventory is restocked constantly, so you never know what you might find.  Happy hunting!


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#ThriftyThursday – but it was 99 cents!

Over a month ago, we redesigned and re-launched our Reserve: Goodwill in the Market store.  It is now Reserve99 – the “99” means that EVERYTHING in the store is only $0.99!  Seriously!



The selection at Reserve 99 is huge, and it’s changing daily, but there are always great finds.  On a recent trip to the Old Market, I found some great pieces  – again, all only $0.99!


Abercromie and Fitch plaid shorts and green sheer blouse.


Blue Old Navy boyfriend-fit crop pants, white long-sleeve Hanes tee, and lightweight red cardigan


Pink loose cable-knit sweater and white bermuda shorts, both Banana Republic


Black Old Navy cardigan and gray Apt. 9 dress pants


Green cashmere Ann Taylor sweater and American Eagle jeans


Off-white Fossil sweater, pink Ann Taylor v-neck dress

All of these outfits are less than $3!  That’s a whole week of clothing for only $13 – you can’t look this good for this little anywhere but Reserve 99!

We won’t leave out the guys.  This pant and shirt combo is perfect for work, only $1.98.


Black Dockers, gray and white striped Van Heusen dress shirt.

And Reserve 99 has more than just clothes.  Find a variety of unique household items, games, and accessories, for only $.99.


There’s nothing cooler than spending $0.99 on a pair of sunglasses.


It’s time to save.  Look at this cute metal alarm clock!


Get help adding up all your savings with this brand new math bingo game


Who could pass up these owl statues ($0.99 each!)

What are you waiting for?  Head to Reserve 99 TODAY!  Happy hunting!  And look out for owls!


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#ThriftyThursday – Reserve 99, a whole new experience

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You read that right – as of tomorrow, Reserve: Goodwill in the Market will become Reserve 99: Goodwill in the Market.  A small name change, but a HUGE shopping change.

Reserve 99 will feature clothing for men, women, and children of all ages & sizes – all priced at only $.99.  This unique shopping starts tomorrow at 11 a.m.  Rumor has it there will be cookies, too!

In the meantime, we are busy working on redesigning the entire store.  Shelves are being moved around, the stage has been dismantled, and dozens of new clothing racks are coming in.

In true #ThriftyThursday fashion, I’m going to show you a sample of some AWESOME stuff you can get at the Reserve for only $.99, starting tomorrow at 11 a.m.






Look at all of these awesome purses.  All $.99.







The Reserve was always our wedding dress headquarters, now these great dresses are only $.99.  How cool would it be to tell all your wedding guests that your dress was less than one dollar?!







We’ll have something for everyone, kids included.  Here is a wide variety of shorts and pants for your young ones.
















These $.99 ties would be a stylish addition to any man’s wardrobe.










For a more casual look – all of this denim is only $.99 each!  Reserve will have dress pants, shorts, and skirts too.











Need a spring jacket for your daughter?  This lightweight Columbia zip-up is the perfect color for spring.









Here is some sweet Husker gear, including the cutest baby-sized red beanie.











We’ll even have some household goods, Easter decorations, and record albums on Friday morning.





You’d be crazy to miss this grand re-opening.  Head to the Reserve (13 & Howard, Omaha) this weekend for some great deals.  We are so excited about this rebranding – can’t wait to see everyone this weekend!


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