Monday, October 13, 2014

#ThriftOrTreat at Value Village (+ Giveaway!)

Halloween is tied with Christmas for my favorite holiday, but only because I like giving presents. Otherwise Halloween would totally win. The decorations, the costume making, the pumpkin carving, the candy, the fireworks, the history--I love it all.

Obviously, I was excited to take part in a blogger Halloween Shopping Spree at Value Village last week. Value Village has been my go-to costume store for years. I've honesty lost track of all the great scores I've found there.

At the #ThriftOrTreat Blogger event I was given $50 to spend, so I stocked up on costume bits & decorations. I bought:
  • Three styrofoam tombstones $14
  • A skeleton light string $2
  • Large & small fairy/butterfly wings $17
  • Spiderweb decoration $4
  • A braided viking beard $5
  • Grey rose "goth bouquet" $6

I'm excited about the decorations--I think they'll look great out front. We don't get a huge number of kids trick-or-treating here, but I still like to decorate for the holiday. As for the costume parts I found, Linnaeus has already worn the small pair of butterfly wings every day since I got them. They'll be a year round part of the kids' "Tickle Trunk".

If you haven't got your costume(s) all sorted out for this Halloween, head over to your nearest Value Village & take a look. Every store has several costume consultants available to help you with ideas. Besides the huge selection of secondhand costumes, clothing & accessories, Value Village is fully stocked with new costumes, makeup, wigs, accessories, & decorations.

If you want to see other people's costume ideas & scores at Value Village or share your own, use the #ThriftOrTreat hashtag on Twitter & Instagram. Once you're all set, take photos of yourself in costume & upload them here to enter the Value Village Costume Contest for a chance to win a Value Village Shopping Voucher worth $100, $250, or even $500!

If that wasn't enough fun, I've also got a $100 giveaway for you! Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter Widget below & let me know if you have any questions! Good luck!

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For news & updates from Value Village, follow @SaversVVillage on Twitter, or like them on Facebook.com/ValueVillage.


Disclaimer: I was given a $50 gift certificate to spend at Value Village to facilitate this review, but was not otherwise compensated for writing this post. The words & opinions above are my own.


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6 comments:

  1. My favourite Halloween tradition is carving a pumpkin with my kids and they go all crazy trying to get all the guts out!

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  2. My favourite tradition (in my little family) is making the kids costumes, not buying them. But my favourite tradition from when I was little is eating the pumpkin's eyes, nose and mouth as I carve them out!

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  3. I LOVE giving out candy, even if there aren't many participants these days. But as a young adult, it's fun to sit around on a porch, have a glass of wine, get dressed up, listen to spooky music, and just hang out with friends until trick-or-treaters arrive!!!

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  4. My favorite Halloween tradition is dressing up and trick or treating on Halloween night. I don't think it's necessary to go to too many houses but just enough to be able to sort and count the candy when you get home.

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  5. Carving pumpkins and trick or treating!

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