Goodwill Southern California Halloween Costume Contest 2022 – Rules and Regulations


You must read the following rules, terms and conditions before submitting any photo entries, and by submitting, acknowledge that you agree to these rules, terms and conditions.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: No purchase is necessary to participate in or win this contest.

1. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Employees of Goodwill Southern California, Goodwill Retail Services, Goodwill Industries International, Brand Knew, LLC and all related affiliates and organizations, agents, employees, officers, contractors and agents (hereinafter “Related Entities”), and their immediate families, are not eligible. Contest subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

2. SPONSORS: The Sponsors of this Contest are Goodwill Southern California and Goodwill Retail Services (collectively, “Sponsors”).

3. CONDITIONS AND METHOD OF ENTRY: By entering this Contest you are granting Sponsors the right to upload photos submitted through this process to its Facebook, Instagram and other web pages, using your name, city and state of residence. As conditions of entry into this Contest, and by uploading and entering a photo, each entrant warrants and represents that his or her photo complies with the Official Rules, Terms and Conditions. Sponsors have final approval of any language or content that appears on its Facebook, Instagram or other web pages and web site and may not promote or endorse third-party products, services, trademarked or registered articles, or language, items or content deemed inappropriate or offensive by Sponsors in its sole discretion, and such images may be deemed inadmissible and corresponding entries may be disqualified. Each photo entry must be submitted electronically.
Entrants are eligible to win by following the below instructions (also published on our Instagram and Facebook posts posted on October 5, 2022):

Instagram contest rules:
1. Share a photo or Reel of your thrifted costume
2.  Public Accounts: Tag @GoodwillSoCal and use hashtag #GoodwillSoCalHalloween
3.  Private Accounts: Direct Message us a screenshot of your Instagram post

The contest ends on October 19, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT. The winner will be notified via Instagram Direct Message and any other communication regarding the giveaway is not valid and should be reported. By submitting your photo to this giveaway, you give @goodwillsocal permission to share your photo on its social media channels. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Instagram.

No purchase is required. One photo may be entered per person. Only completed entries will be accepted. By entering this Contest you are granting Sponsors the right to upload photos submitted through this process to its social media, using your name, likeness, city and state of residence.

4. CONTEST PERIOD: Online entries can be uploaded starting 12:00 am Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Deadline for submitting entries is 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on October 19, 2022. Winner will be announced the week of October 19, 2022. GSC has the right to cancel contest promotion at any time.

5. JUDGING AND ELIGIBILITY: Images will be judged on creativity, composition and acceptable standards of a Halloween costume. The judges are a panel of Sponsors staff members. Sponsors shall determine winner eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.

6. CLAIMING PRIZES: The winner will be notified via Instagram and/or Facebook Messenger at the end of the contest. The winner must respond to GSC within 24 hours of notification and must include full contact information (name, mailing address, home/cell phone numbers, and e-mail address) in order to claim the prize. E-mail address, name, address, and phone number must be accurate to qualify. In the event that GSC does not receive confirmation from the winner within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be selected and notified through the same process. This procedure will continue until GSC notifies and receives confirmation from a winner. The selection of a winner and the prize award is final.

All entrants agree to allow GSC and/or its designees the perpetual right to use his/her name, biographical information, photo, and/or likeness (real or simulated), and statements for contest promotion, advertising, marketing and publicity purposes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, including but not limited to on the world wide web and internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. In this regard, all entrants hereby agree to sign and deliver to GSC any and all documents that GSC may deem necessary or desirable in order to confirm such grant of publicity rights.

7. PRIZES/VALUE. One qualifying prize winner will receive one $100 Goodwill Southern California gift certificate. No reproductions or photocopies of gift certificates will be accepted. GSC gift certificate is only eligible at our retail stores located in L.A. (N. of Rosecrans), Riverside & San Bernardino counties.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: GSC is not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any related materials; stolen, fraudulent entries or email; or transactions that are processed or lost due to computer or electronic malfunctions. GSC is not responsible for entries not received or delayed due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outages or delays, computer or mobile device difficulties, or other technological glitches. By entering the contest promotion, entrant releases GSC against any claims and liabilities arising from this contest promotion.

9. SPONSOR is Goodwill Southern California. Any questions or comments shall be directed to To receive a list of the Winners, send an email to