Where to Sell Your Sweets: Seattle Halloween Candy Buy Backs

Instead of trying to find creative ways to make your trick-or-treater’s candy disappear, consider putting the extra treats to good use by participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program. Kids can trade their candy for cash and Operation Gratitude can send the treats to our U.S. troops overseas. A win-win for everyone! To make the candy buy back process easy, we’ve compiled a list of Seattle-area dentists who will be buying all the sweetness back this year.

Seattle Kids Dentistry Candy Buy Back

photo: Seattle Kids Dentistry


Seattle Kids Dentistry
Once again, Seattle Kids Dentistry will be collecting your leftover candy for Operation Gratitude. Kids ages 10 and under with an accompanying adult can cash in their Halloween haul at $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per person). When: Nov. 3-4, 2014 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m

Seattle Kids Dentistry
945 Elliott Ave. W.
Seattle, WA  98119
Online: seattlekidsdentistry.com

Greenlake Kids Dentistry
Greenlake Kids Dentistry will once again open their doors after Halloween for their 5th annual candy buy back. Kids will receive $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per person) for their extra, unopened candy. Plus, Gymboree will be on site with fun activities, Fire Engine 16 will be will educating kids on fire safety and other surprises will be in store. This year, Greenlake Kids Dentistry is hoping to beat their 2013 goal by collecting 700 pounds of candy for Operation Gratitude. When: Nov. 6, 2014 from 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

Greenlake Kids Dentistry
6900 E. Green Lake Way North, Suite #H
Seattle, Wa 98115
Online: greenlakekidsdentistry.com

candy buy back

photo: Greenlake Kids Dentistry

Little Pearls Kids Dentistry & Smiles by Smita Orthodontics
Little Pearls Kids Dentistry and Smiles by Smita Orthodontics will be purchasing your unwrapped candy at $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per person) and sending it to Operation Gratitude. This year, the two Seattle dentists are hoping to redefine the phrase, “put your money where your mouth is” with their candy buy back. When: Nov. 1, 2014 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Little Pearls Kids Dentistry
1905 Queen Anne Ave. N., Suite 200 A
Seattle, Wa 98109
Online: littlepearlskidsdentistry.com

Smiles by Smita Orthodontics
1905 Queen Anne Ave. N., Suite 200 A
Seattle, Wa 98109
Online: smilesbysmita.com

little pearls dentistry

 photo: Little Pearls Kids Dentistry

Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics
Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics will once again be teaming up with three neighborhood coffee houses for this annual candy buy back. Dr. Wong will be purchasing your unwrapped candy at $1 per pound for Operation Gratitude’s holiday care packages. Kiddos who turn in their unwanted treats will also receive goodie bags for their teeth (think toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss!). In addition to candy, Dr. Wong is encouraging kids to write letters or draw pictures to send to the troops overseas. Letters will be accepted at Dr. Wong’s office throughout November. When: Nov 7-8, 2014. See times and locations below.

Hi Spot Cafe – Madrona
1410 34th Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98122
Nov. 7, 2014 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Starbucks – Wallingford QFC
1801 N. 45th St.
Seattle, Wa 98103
Nov. 8, 2014 from 10 a.m.-noon

Tully’s Coffee – Capitol Hill
746 19th Ave. E.  (corner of 19th Ave. E. and E. Aloha St.)
Seattle, Wa 98112
Nov. 8, 2014 from 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics
1818 E. Mercer St., Suite 200
Seattle, Wa 98112
Online: drkeithbwongseattle.com
Questions: contact@drkeithbwongseattle.com

dr wong candy buy back

photo: Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics


Art of Pediatric Dentistry and Wallace Wong Orthodontics
Dr. Alicia Wong of Art of Pediatric Dentistry and Dr. Wallace Wong of Orthodontics For All Ages will be purchasing your unopened Halloween candy at $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds per person) at their offices the week after Halloween. All candy collected will be sent to Operation Gratitude. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. When: Nov. 3–7, 2014 from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Art of Pediatric Dentistry
914 140th Ave. N.E., Suite 101
Bellevue, Wa 98005
Online: artofpd.com

Orthodontics For All Ages
914 140th Ave. N.E., Suite 102
Bellevue, Wa 98005
Online: bellevue-ortho.com

art of pediatrics candy buy back

photo: Art of Pediatric Dentistry

Lake Hills Orthodontics 
Once again, Lake Hills Orthodontics will be hosting their annual candy buy back carnival (yep, we said carnival!) the day after Halloween. Kiddos (ages 2-12) can bring their unopened Halloween candy to the Redmond office and receive $1 per pound. After you collect your loot, enjoy the party in the parking lot. There will be food trucks, a bouncy house obstacle course, games, local vendors and tunes provided by MOViN 92.5 who will also be broadcasting live during the festivities. All of the candy collected during this year’s carnival will be donated to Hopelink and Wounded Warriors, and for every dollar worth of candy collected, Lake Hills Orthodontics will make a matching dollar donation to the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club. Psst… This year, Lake Hills Orthodontics is hoping to beat their goal of 901 pounds of candy! When: Nov. 1, 2014 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lake Hills Orthodontics – Redmond Office
15446 Bel-Red Rd., Suite 310
Redmond, Wa 98052
Phone: 425-747-9210
Online: lakehillsortho.com

Thomas Dentistry
Thomas Dentistry is encouraging all kids to cash in their leftover, unwrapped Halloween candy at their offices the week after Halloween. Kids will receive $1 per pound for their Halloween loot as well as a fun goodie bag for their teeth. All candy collected will be donated to Operation Gratitude. When: Nov. 3-5 & 7, 2014. See times and locations below.

13126 120th Ave. N.E.
Kirkland, Wa, 98034
Online: thomas-dentistry.com
Nov. 4-5, 2014 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

2955 80th Ave. S.E., Ste 105
Mercer Island, Wa 98040
Online: thomas-dentistry.com
Nov. 3, 2014 from 9 a.m-4 p.m.; Nov. 7, 2014 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

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photo: Seattle Kids Dentistry

North of Seattle

Lynnwood Kids Dentist
Bring your Halloween haul to Lynnwood Kids Dentist and receive $1 for every pound of wrapped, unopened candy (5 pound maximum per child.) All candy collected will be donated to our troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude. Plus, meet the Tooth Fairy, pick up a goody bag and don’t forget to sign the card for the troops overseas. WhenNov. 1, 2014 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m

Lynnwood Kids Dentist
18833 28th Ave. W., Suite B
Lynnwood, Wa 98036
Online: kidsdentist.com

photo: Lynnwood Kids Dentist

Richard Chan Orthodontics
Dr. Chan of Richard Chan Orthodontics will once again be purchasing your unwanted candy at $1 per pound (10 pound max per person) and sending it to our military troops. Kids will also receive an extra dollar for coming in costume and another dollar for bringing in a minimum of two canned goods for local charitable organizations and food banks. Bonus: After the kiddos collect their loot from Dr. Chan, they’ll receive free cookies and milk! When: Nov. 4-5, 2014. See times and locations below.

Richard Chan Orthodontics
622 W. Main St.
Monroe, Wa 98272
Online: chansmiles.com
Nov. 4, 2014 from 2 p.m.–5 p.m.

Richard Chan Orthodontics
19020 Bothell Way N.E., Suite A
Bothell, Wa 98011
Online: chansmiles.com
Nov. 5, 2014 from 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Richard W. Chan, DDS, MS

photo: Richard Chan Orthodontics

South of Seattle

Travelle Family Dentistry partnering with Orthodontics of Burien
Dr. Daniel Travelle, Dr. Katie McKay Travelle and Dr. Jorge Peralta want your help in supporting our troops and Operation Gratitude with their 1st annual Halloween candy buy back. The dentists will be purchasing your unwanted Halloween candy at $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per person) and sending it to our troops in holiday care packages. Kids who turn in their unwanted candy will also receive goodie bags for their teeth (think toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and more!). Plus, come in your best, spookiest or most original costume and get the chance to win a $100 gift card! When: Nov. 1, 2014 from 2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Travelle Family Dentistry
115 S. 177th Pl.
Burien, WA 98136
Online: travellefamilydentistry.com or on Facebook

Molen Orthodontics
Once again, Molen Orthodontics will be buying your leftover Halloween treats at a whopping $2 per pound (up to 10 pounds max). Costumed kiddos can earn an extra $1 just for wearing their Halloween duds and another dollar for bringing in two canned food items. Score! Plus, patients of Molen Orthodontics will earn 10 Molen Moolah points for their Halloween haul and everyone who turns in their candy will earn free cookies and milk. All candy and canned food will be donated to local charitable organizations, military troops, and to local food banks for use as holiday stocking stuffers. When: Nov. 3, 2014 from 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at their 3 locations.

1110 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, Wa 98002

1771 Farrelly St.
Enumclaw, Wa 98022

16202 64th St. E., #103
Sumner, Wa 98390
Online: molenorthodontics.com or on Facebook

greenlake kids dentistry buy back

photo: Greenlake Kids Dentistry

Operation Shoebox
If you don’t have time to stop by one of these dentists’ office, or would rather put together your own care package – just send it to Operation Shoebox. Every year, Operation Shoebox sends tons of candy to our troops, and they would be more than happy to have your leftovers this year.

Operation Shoebox
8360 E. Highway 25
Belleview, Fl 34420
Online: operationshoebox.com

To find additional candy buy back dentists near you, visit the Halloween Candy Buy Back website and enter your zip code.

What do you plan to do with your kiddo’s leftover Halloween candy? Let us know in a comment below.

–Kristina Moy