One of a bargain-hunter’s most anticipated events in Seattle was the annual Glitter Sale. Alas, Goodwill held the final sale on November 9-10, 2019, citing increasing costs.
The Seattle Goodwill Glitter sale featured loads of glamorous merchandise and evening wear that was collected year-round just for the Glitter sale, including gowns, formalwear, jewelry, evening shoes, handbags…and much more.
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Tips for shopping the Goodwill Glitter Sale
Time entry: Everyone attending the Glitter Sale gets a numbered wristband. The number doubles as your entrance to the sale AND your number to access the jewelry counter. Wristbands will be handed out to people in line for the sale beginning at 7:00AM each morning. If you arrive after 8:30AM, go to the Glitter Sale table outside the store to get your number. How will customers be notified that their number has been called? 1) by PA system: Frequent announcements will be made over the store PA system. 2) By text: Sign up to receive text messaging to track what number is being served by texting “Goodwill123” to 91011. Once your wristband number is called, you may enter the Glitter Sale at any time.
Glitter Sale Area: As you might expect, the Glitter Sale area within the Goodwill store is crowded. If you plan to shop in the regular store, it is recommended that you purchase items in one area and put them in your car, before returning to shop again. (Which one you do first depends your wristband number.)
Jewelry: Your wristband number also gets you admission to the jewelry counter. Listen for your number to be called once you are inside the Glitter Sale room. Customers will be limited to a 30 minute shopping experience.
Volunteers: Goodwill also asks for volunteers to support the Glitter Sale. Individuals and volunteer groups are needed throughout the weekend. Sign up for the sale. If you are someone who is looking for retail sales training, this might be a good starting gig.
General shopping tips: as every experienced sale shopper knows, you’ll have a better experience if you arrive rested, well-fed, dressed in light layers (shopping is hot work), and hands-free (your valuables in a zippered pocket or small shoulder bag). Note that backpacks aren’t allowed and a large handbag will only weigh you down.
2019 Goodwill Glitter Sale
- When: Saturday – Sunday, November 9-10, 2019 from 9am – 6pm.
- Where: Seattle Goodwill store, 1400 S Lane St, Seattle, WA 98144.
All proceeds from the sale support Goodwill’s free Job Training and Education Programs for low-income and underserved people in the community.
Volunteer for the Glitter Sale. It takes a village to prepare for thousands of excited shoppers. Without hundreds of volunteers the Glitter Sale wouldn’t be possible. Join the fun by assisting customers at the jewelry counter, bagging merchandise, keeping the sales floor organized, and more.
More info: https://seattlegoodwill.org/.
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