questionsdo you buy and handout halloween candy that you…

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I bought a ton this year but did not buy any that I really like. I did not want the temptation. As it turns out I will not be home tomorrow night as I am going to a TV taping so I will be leaving bowls of candy at my front door. I do not expect to come back to any candy leftover.

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Used to buy candy I love - full size candy bars, such as Butterfingers, etc. Yes, I always bought MY preference. ;-)

Kinda stopped 'doing' Halloween. This year I bought 3 boxes (24 each) of glow sticks from woot. Gave them to the leasing office to hand out yesterday during their Halloween party.

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I'm handing out glow bracelets this year, so no candy for me. My decision is based mostly on the bracelets being cheaper rather than trying to avoid eating the candy. In the past, when I have bought candy, I usually buy stuff that I enjoy but is not my favorite. That helps keep the snacking down. And I also am okay with bringing the leftovers to work the next day rather than hoarding it at home. This year I'm looking forward to others bringing in their leftovers to fill the communal candy bowl.

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@conanthelibrarian: Do not expect to come back to any bowls left either! Seriously, I've had many people tell me their bowls disappeared with the candy.

I always buy candy we like. If you're gonna be stuck with leftovers, it may as well be something worth the sugar indulgence. And unfortunately, rain is in the forecast for the entire day here, so I'm pretty sure we're going to have lots left.

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i buy candy we like. but, i then unload the leftovers on unsuspecting co-workers in the form of, "oh, thanks for letting me borrow your pen. here's a metric sh*t-ton of candy."

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I buy candy that I like to eat, then if there's leftovers I'm happy. My wife buys gross candy and takes the leftovers to work with her because I won't eat it. I think she's trying to tell me something but I'm not listening.

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Yup, Do what Conan is doing. Go to the thrift store and buy a 50 cent bowl you don't care about. At about 10PM turn off your lights and put everything in the bowl. Please take one. They never do.

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We usually leave for Halloween because it freaks out my dog so much.

But on the subject of leftover candy...Our local UPS Store has a "buy-back" program. They will pay you by the pound to take your leftover candy off your hands and they donate it. I didn't pay a lot of attention to their sign because I never have leftover candy in my house (sounds like leftover wine, what's that?) so I don't know how much they pay or where the candy goes after they buy it.

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The trick or treaters have pretty much quit coming to my neighborhood in favor of upscale neighborhoods, so I don;t have to worry about it. I used to try not to give candy. I would give Halloween pencils or skull rings or single item gift certificates from Taco Cabana or one of the other businesses that sells them.

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I don't buy candy anymore. Hells, I turn off all the lights and hide in front of my pc with the shades drawn when trick or treat time comes around! It's so sad. I miss the spirit and fun of participating in Halloween, but I'm not going to give out candy to kids/teens who ~don't wear costumes~ (!!!), get driven door to door by their parents, and just stick out their bags without a word when I open the door and then are unhappy that I only give them one or two sample size pieces--because they feel entitled to full-sized candy bars since this is a nicer neighbourhood.
I remember getting super dressed up, even as a teen, and running all over the area 'til 8-9pm, ringing doorbells and loudly singing out trick or treat and laughing and chatting with people and having a great time interacting with the neighbourhood. And that attitude often earned me a handful of candy so that I'd have to go home halfway thru the eve to empty my bag of swag! Grrr, kids nowadays BETTA GET OFF MY LAWN TONITE.

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@goldenthorn: Hmmm, it's still mostly that way here. We get truckloads of kids from Mexico and their costumes are often not great but they still try. The area that I walk with my dog is jam packed with people on foot (you couldn't get through with a car) and everyone seems to be having a good time. All the kids are costumed, and most of the adults are costumed as well. Even the richest parts of town don't give out full sized candy bars, giving a bite-sized something with chocolate in it is as upscale as it gets.

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I also remember waiting until dark to start trick or treating. I just had a group knock on my door at 4:20! I haven't had time to plan my escape yet....grrr

Update on the candy buy back program I mentioned earlier. The UPS Store owners pay $1.00 a pound for leftover candy and donate it to the troops. Cool ♥

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@goldenthorn: I'm with you! Shades drawn, lights dimmed, no candy purchased. It really ticks me off when the kids don't even say "Trick or Treat"! I feel like Sam Kinison screaming "Say it, SAY IT!" This is also very sad for me, I miss the spirit of Halloween Past. And y'all kids get off my lawn, too.

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@goldenthorn: @hot72chev :
If the kid doesn't say it, I prompt them. But then I get a lot of tiny ones that seem very shy. Often the parent beats me to it.
With the older kids, I'll just smile and say , aren't you suppose to say something ? Then they do.

No older kids not dressed up around this year. But in years past if they came, I ask them what they are dressed as and they usually make up some goofy answer. ex. "My sister" "a person"
I engage them in some nice joking around chit chat and I think they get they are missing out not being dressed up. No lectures, just hey you guys why not dress up ? kinda thing. And yes. they must say the magic words : trick or treat.
They were out having fun w/ friends and not getting into trouble. I give them credit for that. They get candy.

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I ended up w/ more kids then I've had for many many years. Not so many leftovers.
@30 kids. I know that is not many compared to some/most? . But the past several years I'm lucky if I get 10.

But I do have some Twix bars. My fav.
And I set aside a few Reese's for my mom's health aide.