Every Halloween, the typical child consumes over 7,000 calories, thanks to massive amounts of candy they collect trick-or-treating. Now, if your child ended up with more sweets than they can handle or more than you want them to have, you can actually turn that surplus candy into cold, hard cash this year.

Find out how your child can earn some money and what these Minnesota businesses do with all of the candy they buy from kids below.

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Operation Shoebox Offers a Sweet Deal for Your Child's Candy Haul

The National Retail Federation predicted $3.6 billion would be spent on Halloween candy this year. That's a lot of candy and businesses across the country want to make sure none of it goes to waste by paying for your child's extra candy.

What Is Operation Shoebox?


Operation Shoebox, explained on Halloweencandybuyback.com, unites dental offices and businesses nationwide each Halloween with a goal to buy back children's Halloween candy.

The candies collected are then sent to Operation Shoebox, where a dedicated team assembles them into care packages. These packages are then delivered to our troops stationed overseas. .

Where Can Minnesota Kids Sell Their Halloween Candy?

Boston Globe via Getty Images
Boston Globe via Getty Images

Minnesota kids (or their parents) can log on to halloweencandybuyback.com to search for participating businesses around the state.

The Family Dentist Tree at 1011 Bel Air Lane NW in Rochester and Dentistry for the Entire Family at 1099 East Moore Lake Drive in Fridley are a couple that will pay for candy.

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