Halloween Buy-backs and More Candy-Be-Gone Strategies

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 buy-back 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 plop in your zip code.


Greenlake Kids' Dentistry in Seattle hosts a buy-back today 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 4–7: 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.

Fidler on the Tooth, in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood, is buying candy back from Nov. 1-5, collaborating with the Rotary Club of the University District. Kids receive $2 for every pound of candy you donate; candy is donated to Operation Gratitude.

Eastside and South

Visit Highlands Dentistry in Issaquah, Nov. 1-3 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 3) to drop off candy, which will be sent to U.S. soldiers overseas.

Richard Chan Orthodontics, Bothell and Monroe. Drop by to sell your candy on Nov. 6, from 2-6 p.m. in the Monroe office and Nov. 7, 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.

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.

Aesthetic Dental Center in Federal Way accepts candy all week for $1 per pound. Call for a drop-off time.

Daniel O'Brien, DDS, MSD Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Renton. Buy-back on Nov. 1 and 2, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dr. Neal's Annual Candy Buyback, Kirkland. Nov. 1, from 8 a.m.-noon and Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-3 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.

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