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Turn Your Halloween Haul Into Cash: Seattle-Area Candy Buy Backs

Trick-or-treating is fun, but the ginormous buckets of candy at the end of the night can be a parent’s nightmare. Instead of trying to find creative ways to make the candy disappear, consider putting the extra treats to good use by participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program. This program gives kids the opportunity to trade their candy for cash and Operation Gratitude the chance to send the treats to our U.S. troops overseas. 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.

Seattle Kids Dentistry Candy Buy Back

Seattle

Seattle Kids Dentistry
At Seattle Kids Dentistry, kiddos with an accompanying adult can cash in their leftover candy at $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per person). All candy collected will be sent to Operation Gratitude.

When: November 1 & 2 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Seattle Kids Dentistry
945 Elliott Avenue West
Seattle, WA  98119
206-743-8660
Online: seattlekidsdentistry.com

Greenlake Kids Dentistry
Greenlake Kids Dentistry will once again open their doors the day after Halloween for their annual candy buy back. Kids will receive $1 per pound (up to 10 pounds per person) for their extra, unopened candy. Plus, Magnuson Gymboree will be on-site with fun activities for the kids, Garden Grow will be providing seasonal organic treats, Forza Coffee will have hot sips for mom and dad and Engine 16 from Greenlake will be joining the festivities. This year, Greenlake Kids Dentistry is hoping to beat their 2012 goal by collecting 600 pounds of candy for Operation Gratitude.

When: November 1 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Greenlake Kids Dentistry
6900 East Green Lake Way North, Suite #H
Seattle, Wa 98115
206-387-4131
Online: greenlakekidsdentistry.com

candy buy back

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-area dentists are hoping to redefine the phrase, “put your money where your mouth is” with their all day candy buy back.

When: November 1 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Little Pearls Kids Dentistry
2223 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, Wa 98109
206-432-9958
Online: littlepearlskidsdentistry.com or on Facebook

Smiles by Smita Orthodontics
2223 Queen Anne Avenue North
Seattle, Wa 98109
206-432-9954
Online: smilesbysmita.com or on Facebook

Smiles by Smita Orthodontics

Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics
Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics will once again be teaming up with Tully’s Coffee and the Capitol Hill community 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 through November 8.

When: November 1 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Tully’s Coffee on Capitol Hill

Tully’s Coffee (corner of 19th Avenue East and East Aloha Street)
746 19th Avenue East
Seattle, Wa 98112
206-568-1044

Keith B. Wong, DDS, MS Specialist in Orthodontics
1818 East Mercer Street, Suite 200
Seattle, Wa 98112
206-812-4494
Online: drkeithbwongseattle.com/

Eastside

Art of Pediatric Dentistry and Wallace Wong Orthodontics
Art of Pediatric Dentistry and Wallace Wong Orthodontics will be purchasing your unopened Halloween candy at $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds per person) and sending it to Operation Gratitude. In addition, the dentists will be offering a matching donation. For each dollar Art of Pediatric Dentistry and Wallace Wong Orthodontics pays to a child, it will donate to Northwest Harvest. In addition to candy, kids are encouraged to write letters or make cards to include with the candy care packages.

When: November 1–15 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Art of Pediatric Dentistry
914 140th Avenue NE, Suite 101
Bellevue, Wa 98005
425-401-1147
Online: bellevueteeth.com

Wallace Wong Orthodontics
914 140th Avenue NE, Suite 102
Bellevue, WA 98005
425-746-7126
bellevue-ortho.com

Seattle Kids Dentistry candy buy back

Lake Hills Orthodontics 
Once again, Lake Hills Orthodontics will be hosting their annual candy buy back. Kiddos (2-12) can bring their unopened Halloween candy to the Bellevue office the week after Halloween and receive $1 per pound. This year, Lake Hills Orthodontics hopes to beat their goal of 800 pounds of candy!

When: November 4 – 7 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lake Hills Orthodontics
14810 Lake Hills Boulevard
Bellevue, Wa 98007
425-747-9210
Online: lakehillsortho.com/

North of Seattle

Lynnwood Kids Dentist
Bring your Halloween loot 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 our troops.

When: November 2 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lynnwood Kids Dentist
18833 28th Avenue West, Suite B
Lynnwood, Wa 98036
425-774-1285
Online: www.kidsdentist.com/

Richard Chan Orthodontics
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. Kiddos 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. After the kiddos collect their loot from Dr. Chan, they’ll receive free cookies and milk!

When: November 5 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Monroe office & November 6 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Bothell office.

Richard Chan Orthodontics
622 West Main Street
Monroe, Wa 98272
360-794-340

Richard Chan Orthodontics
18323 98th Avenue NE, #1
Bothell, Wa 98011
425-485-9332
Online: chansmiles.com

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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 East 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

Photo credit: Seattle Kids Dentistry, Greenlake Kids Dentistry & Smiles by Smita Orthodontics

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