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Friday, October 31, 2008

ToT for Unicef and a not so charitable Top 5 list

The folks over at UNICEF have figured out a way to combine old-fashioned charity -- trick-or-treating for UNICEF -- with new-fangled technology -- text messaging.

You can "text or treat" for UNICEF by texting the word “TOT” to 864233 (UNICEF) to make a $5 donation and help UNICEF save kids’ lives. The $5 is charged one time to your mobile phone bill.

Click here for more info.

Now on the not so charitable front, keep reading...

Top 5 candies I will definitely steal from my kids' ToT loot:
  1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  2. Vanilla Tootsie Rolls
  3. Chocolate Tootsie Rolls
  4. Snickers
  5. M&Ms
Then, once I'm done sneaking what I want, I'll let them keep 30 pieces of candy and will buy back the rest for a $5 gift Target gift card. That way, I don't have 500 pieces of candy begging me to eat it and the kids don't have 500 pieces of candy rotting their teeth.

They don't love the idea, but I feel like the $5 gift card is a good exchange. Of course, when I take them to Target to spend their gift cards, they'll probably want to buy candy.


Sharon said...

Can I have their 3 Musketeers?
I like Snickers, too. YUM.

Happy Halloween!

Stephanie said...

When I was a kid my mother would always take the Almond Joys AND THOSE WERE MY FAVORITE!!!

But, I guess those are the perks of being a parent. Have fun tonight!

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

If I wasn't dairy-free for my nursling, the Whoppers in Isaiah's treat bag would NOT be there. I also love 3 Musketeers.

Annie said...

Oh, I'm all about the reeses, too! My little guy got three of them and guess who took them! :) He's only two, he doesn't know any different...right? :)

zakkalife said...

I like the idea of swapping the candy for a gift card. Usually after about a week I just throw it away. Unfortunately, they're getting older and bound to catch on.