Giving things other than candy on All Hallow’s Eve is asking for trouble. From the classic house egging to trees covered in toilet paper, no one wants the trick side of the trick-or-treat. If you do find yourself feeling that candy is too unhealthy and you’d rather hand out something better to the children of your neighborhood, here are some alternatives to candy that will help kids keep their smiles bright.
Stickers – Anything from the latest animated movie to something fun and spooky, kids always love stickers.
Glow sticks – Kids go crazy for glow sticks. Plus, They help kids to be more visible as they go house to house, helping them to stay safe at night. They are also cheaper than candy.
Pencils/ Pencil toppers – Okay, so this borders on school supply, but what kid doesn’t love a fun pencil? Maybe it will inspire them to do more homework… sure, why not.
Gum – Isn’t gum candy? Sure, but chewing sugar-free gum can act increase saliva, helping to reduce acids and reduce tooth decay. Just make sure that you’re handing out sugar-free gum and then you can give out “candy” and not have your house egged!
Oh the joy of autumn. Trees turn into a kaleidoscope of yellow, orange and brown; sweaters make their way out of trunks and pumpkins start their iridescent grins.
Kid’s smiles turn to frowns with the school year starting, but once you tell them Halloween is right around the corner, that frown turns into a mischievous smile, thinking of what character they might dress up as and of course, all the candy that comes along with all hallows eve.
This year to help encourage us all to smile mischievously, DentistUSA is holding the Spooky Smile Contest. To enter, post a picture of you and/or your family enjoying the spooky holiday. It can be a picture of your family trick-or-treating, all of you dressed up in your costumes, anything that brings a smile to your face! Then tell us how the moment makes you smile and then get your friends and family to vote for your photo. The person with the most votes wins! Fans can vote once a day. So encourage people to vote for your photo everyday!
DentistUSA’s Spooky Smile Contest starts October 9th, 2013 and runs through October 25th, 2013. Winners will be notified October 28th, 2013. One grand-prize winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. One 2nd place winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. To enter follow the steps below. We will also have another winner that we will randomly draw from all who enter. That person will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
CLICK HERE to enter and then follow the steps below.
1. Fill out the entry form and upload a photo showcasing your spooky smile!
2. Tell us about your photo in the photo description box.
3. Get your friends and family to vote.
4. The photo with the most votes wins!
Remember, your friends and family can vote once a day. So get them to like, share and vote as often as possible!
Thanks and we hope you have a spooky Halloween!
-The DentistUSA Team
*This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to DentistUSA and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used to contact you in case you win one of the three (3) prizes. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be 18 or older, living in the 50 United States or Washington, DC. Must confirm within 48 hours of winning prize. The use of fake Facebook profiles for votes is prohibited and will result in your entry being deleted. Incomplete enteries will be deleted.