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Lessen the Loot: Halloween Candy Buy-Back

candy-corn-1Now that the day dentists love to hate is over, many dental offices are mobilizing to get (at least some of) kids' Halloween candy out of their hot little hands, citing tooth decay and obesity as reasons to limit candy consumption. Head to a Halloween candy buy-back at a local dental office to exchange excess sugar for cash or a small prize. For more buy-back locations, visit -- yes, there's a website -- Halloween Candy Buy Back.

Nov. 1

  • Greenlake Kids' Dentistry in Seattle hosts a buy-back today only, from 5-7 p.m. 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 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.

Nov. 1-5

Nov. 1-2

  • Visit Pacific Dental Care in Issaquah from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to drop off candy, which will be donated to local charities. The office is closed between 1-2 p.m. for lunch
  • Highlands Dentistry in Issaquah is open for buy backs from 3-5 p.m. at a rate of $1 per pound. Candy will be donated to troops.

Nov. 2

Know of any other candy buy-backs in your area? Leave a link in comments!

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