Dentists will buy back your Halloween candy
Last year, participating dentists took in an average of 500 pounds of candy, with one practice hitting the three-ton mark. This candy was then given over to Operation Gratitude, which includes it in care packages sent to our troops overseas. To date, the organization has sent almost half a million packages.
Participating dentists buy candy back for $1 a pound. This is not a bad price for the cheapest hard-candy treats. The Reese's Cups and Twix we handed out, however, cost around $3.80 a pound, so the buy-back price represents a 74% loss in value. The last time I saw a drop like that was last year with my 401K plan. But it's all for a good cause, so the loss represents a donation.
Halloween Candy Buy Back gained prominence as a promotion for Dr. Chris Kammer, a well-known TV personality and dentist. He contends that "As a dentist, you can own Halloween!"
The Halloween Candy Buy Back web site includes a search feature to locate participating dentists in your area.