Friday, November 6, 2015

Halloween Candy Buy Back Program

I just wanted to share a quick note about my favorite way to get rid of unsafe Halloween candy!

After trick-or-treating for the last three years, hubby and I sort the kids' candy into safe and unsafe piles. We keep some of the unsafe stuff for our own consumption, but what to do with the rest of it? I'm not a fan of throwing out perfectly good food, so we needed to find something else to do with it.

Enter the Halloween Candy BuyBack Program!

Originally designed to cut back on sugar and tooth decay, the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program lets kids take their unwanted candy to participating dentist's offices and get paid $1 for every pound of it. Then the dentists send the candy to deployed troops overseas through Operation Gratitude. So your kids get rid of unsafe/unwanted candy, they make some money, and our troops get a care package. Win-win-win!

Check out the link and use their search to find a participating dentist near you! There's still time to participate!

No silly, we've discussed this already. This is the candy
you can't/won't eat

Hee hee!

Pouring out the candy to weigh it

It came in at 1 1/2 pounds. That's $1.50, or $0.75 each
for him and his brother

Special thanks to Sloanside Dental of Edgewater for being
a participating office!


  1. It is so glad to know about this Halloween Candy Buy Back Program. It seems so interesting like the one we had attended last month at local Chicago venues with our kiddos. Thanks for sharing these brilliant pictures dear!

    1. Thanks Wenni! We love this program! The kids are just starting to understand the value of money too, so that's just one more way that it's great for them!


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