Candy Be Gone! Halloween Buy-backs for Seattle Kids and Families

candy-corn-1If your Halloween candy strategy involves getting it out the house, your local dentist is here to help. Head to a Halloween candy buyback at a dental office to exchange excess sugar for cash or a small prize. For more buy-back locations, visit Halloween Candy Buy Back and pop in your zip code. See also tips on making treats or conducting science experiments from leftover Halloween candy.

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Greenlake Kids' Dentistry in Seattle hosts a buy-back Friday only, Nov. 1, from 5–7 p.m. As with most buy-backs, all candy collected will go to Operation Gratitude, which creates care packages for troops. Kids ages 12 and younger (accompanied by an adult) can donate up to 10 pounds of candy and get back $1 per pound in return.

Seattle Kids Dentistry on Queen Anne in Seattle is also sending candy to Operation Gratitude. Drop by on Nov. 1 and 2 between 3–6 p.m. and drop off up to 10 pounds of candy for $1 per pound. Ages 10 and younger.

Little Pearls Kids Dentistry and Smiles by Smita Orthodontics, located in the same office building in Queen Anne, are buying candy back on Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. The candy will be shipped overseas and every dollar given out will also be matched and the amount donated to Northwest Harvest food bank.

Tully's at 19th and Aloha on Capitol Hill in Seattle is hosting a buyback for the office of Dr. Keith N. Wong, DDS, MS on Nov. 1, from 3–6 p.m. Like most Seattle buy-backs, the candy will be sent to Operation Gratitude.

Elliot Bay Dental on the southwest side of Queen Anne in Seattle plans to send their candy to Operation Gratitude on Veteran's Day. Drop your candy off on Nov. 4 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.), Nov. 5 (7 a.m.–5 p.m.), Nov. 6 (10 a.m.–6 p.m.) or Nov. 7 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.)


Visit Highlands Dentistry in Issaquah, Nov. 4 and 5 from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. to drop off candy, which will be sent to U.S. soldiers overseas.

Wong Orthodontics, Bellevue. Two weeks of buybacks here, from Nov. 1–15, from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $1 per pound, (up to 5 pounds) for Operation Gratitude.

Dr. Neal's Annual Candy Buyback, Kirkland. Nov. 1, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Nov. 4, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. $1 per pound for donated candy; and if you do it as a class, the classroom with the most pounds donated will win a pizza party.

North Sound

Lynnwood Kids Dentist, is offering $1 for every pound of wrapped, unopened candy (5 lb. maximum per child), plus a goody bag. Candy is donated to troops as part of Operation Gratitude. Saturday Nov. 2, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Richard Chan Orthodontics, Bothell and Monroe. Drop by to sell your candy on Nov. 5, from 2–5 p.m. in the Monroe office and Nov. 6, 2-6 p.m. in the Bothell office. They'll have cookies and milk on-hand, and pay $1 extra for kids wearing costumes and bringing canned food.

South Sound

Tranquility Dental, in Lacey is buying back candy to send to Operation Gratitude for a full 3 weeks, from Nov. 1–22. (Hours are MonWed: 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday 7 a.m.–4 p.m, Friday 7 p.m.–3 p.m. $1 per pound, up to 5 pounds.

Smiles by Smita, Federal Way.  Drop by on Mon Nov. 4, 9 a.m.5 p.m. to drop off candy for the troops.

Molen Orthodontics locations, in Auburn, Enumclaw, and Sumner are buying your candy at $2 per pound on Nov. 1, 2:306:30 p.m. Earn an extra $1 for wearing a costume, and another $1 for bringing in 2 items of canned food. They are donating money and food to local charities, and candy goes to the troops.

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