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Make a haul this fall with these $10 centerpiece finds

You may have heard of the $5 Goodwill challenge, where participants are tasked with finding a seasonal item to add to their décor for under $5 and typically record their findings and post on YouTube. Participants always seem to find cool items for their home and at a low, low cost. With that in mind,… [Read More]

5 things to know about Goodwill costume consultants

The hunt is on for the perfect Halloween costume. To help shoppers with the overwhelming process of choosing the right costume and the ideal accessories to go with it, Goodwill is offering costume consultants at each of its 26 stores throughout north central Wisconsin. “The costume consultants were tested in stores in 2012,” said Toni… [Read More]

No tricks, just treats with build-them-yourself tween, teen costumes

Part of the Halloween thrill for tweens and teens is building a costume that is unique and individual. No one wants to be seen wearing the exact same costume as someone else. It also makes shopping more of a treasure hunt, which is an added fun component of putting together just the right costume. If… [Read More]

5 make-your-own Halloween costume ideas for kids

Fall weather in Wisconsin can be unpredictable, which means kids’ Halloween costumes need to reflect that. It’s not fun wearing an awesome costume if you have to cover it up with a puffy winter coat, hat and mittens. Costumes need to be flexible so you can throw on a long-sleeve shirt underneath if the weather… [Read More]

5 Halloween party ideas that are a treat on your wallet

Whether you’re hosting a party with some fear factor, a fall function to celebrate the season or a festive event for the youngsters, you want it to be fun. You also want to be frugal. We’ve got five ideas that don’t skimp on the party, but they do take some of the scare out of… [Read More]

We’ve got a costume idea book! 5 things you’ll find inside

If you’re big into scaring up fun every Halloween with festive costumes, but ideas are scarce this year and you’ve already plowed your way through a bag of candy corn trying to come up with something new and different, you’ll be happy to know that help is here. Goodwill NCW has put together a 38-page… [Read More]

5 things to know about shopping Goodwill E-Commerce

Online spending in the United States was $306.9 billion in 2014. It’s expected to reach $349.2 billion this year and $398.8 billion in 2016, according to a survey funded by RetailMeNot. Goodwill NCW’s E-Commerce has a piece of that pie. Where else can you find name-brand purses, top-of-the-line jewelry, must-have electronics, irresistible artwork, fine collectibles… [Read More]

Show off your team spirit with Goodwill exclusive gear

Are you ready for some football? We definitely are here at Goodwill NCW, and if you’re not feeling it yet, we can help you get your team spirit on. With Green Bay Packers training camp kicking off today and the first preseason game getting under way on Aug. 13, now is the time to load… [Read More]

Duds and décor: Back to school with Goodwill

Parents are expected to be more careful with their back-to-school spending for students in kindergarten through college, according to a National Retail Federation study. The average family with children in grades K-12 plans to spend $630 on apparel, electronics and other school needs, down from $669 last year, according to the survey. Including college students… [Read More]

Appleton bride-to-be finds her dream wedding dress at Goodwill

Claire Westlie has plans for her dream wedding and her dream honeymoon in South America. And now, thanks to Goodwill, she also has her dream wedding dress. Yes, her wedding dress. With a generous $1,000 dress budget from her parents, Claire started shopping in February for her gown but wasn’t finding exactly what she was… [Read More]

Goodwill fashionista’s tips for fashionista wannabes

Goodwill fashionista Therese Bishop understands the treasure-hunting thrill of the chase and the excitement of finding that perfect piece. Her friends and family admire her sense of style and her frugal ways. As a Goodwill fashionista, Therese will share her finds, style suggestions and tips as part of Goodwill’s retail blog and on Facebook. Here are… [Read More]

In the clutch: 5 prom-worthy purses – TEST

While the dress takes center stage for prom, the supporting cast of jewelry, shoes and purse plays an important role in the ensemble as well. With so much thought, care and shopping put into what you are wearing for the big day, be sure to find that one accessory that pops. Your purse is just… [Read More]