HALLOWEEN CANDY BUYBACK
The struggle is real: while every family has their own take on how to regulate sweets, at the end of this holiday, every single kid is going to have their very own king-sized stash of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, mini-bags of M&Ms and Skittles, Snickers bars, Starbursts, and those nasty little chunks of Dubble Bubble gum that are impossible to chew. It’s too much candy for any small person (or their parents) to reasonably consume, and after the initial thrill, it stops being fun and turns into a problem.
Our Candy Buyback is a time-honored solution to that massive outpouring of carbs: take the excess to any Magic Beans store, and you can trade it for 20% off any toy in the store! So instead of a mopey kid who’s mad about his candy being gone, you get a happy kid with one more cool toy in the playroom. And really, a mini chocolate bar lasts a minute or two, but toys can create memories that last a lifetime! We’ll be donating the goodies to Care Packs, a non-profit organization that sends packages to troops overseas.
Oh, and one more thing: all of our stores will be throwing our own little Halloween parties on Saturday, with raffles and other fun activities, but we’re not giving out candy. It’s not that we don’t love the stuff just as much as you do – it’s that 4 percent of children have food allergies, and the results can be truly terrifying. So in order to make this holiday fun for everyone, we’re substituting adorable temporary tattoos that kids will love, as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project. This way, all of the Trick-or-Treating scares this year will be make-believe!