It's No Trick - Kids Turning In Treats Can Earn Cash

A North Carolina orthodontist is offering to pay trick-or-treaters to fork over their candy.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Dr. Jason Gladwell of Wake Forest will pay children $1 per pound of candy they bring into his office. Children can make the swap on Monday and Wednesday.

Gladwell says he hopes the candy buyback prevents tooth decay in at least a few youth. He says kids should enjoy the sweets of Halloween in moderation.

Gladwell plans to donate the candy to Treats for Troops, which sends packages to military overseas


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  • by good idea on Oct 31, 2009 at 08:43 PM
    im off to buy some bags of cheap candy for the exchange!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 31, 2009 at 07:11 PM
    It's not cheap. It's called Donating to the troops. I say its a great idea. It would be a great idea to have a can drive next year too for the poor.
  • by anon on Oct 31, 2009 at 06:20 PM
    I will just have to eat the candy, because Wake Forest is a little far for me @ $1.00 per pound.LOL
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Oct 31, 2009 at 02:26 PM
    I appreciate what the Dr. is doing. Parents will have to deliver candy to his office for $1 per pound, I'd say that's a little cheap.
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