Trick or Treats

In these hard economic times Halloween treats can be too much for the family budget. We here at the Lucky Puppy feel your pain and offer some alternatives to candies and sweets.


Seriously,it’s a drag on Halloween. The door bell rings. All these cute ghosts and ghouls, cowboys and princesses at the door step. You have to shoo them away because there are no treats at your house. After a couple of times you turn the porch light off and they still keep coming. Then you’re sitting in the dark.  Going blind watching TV with the sound turned down. It just kills that Halloween Spirit you just started to have.

Sure some folks hand out toothbrushes on purpose but that route can be pricey if you’re not a dentist.  If you have a change jar, cash is always to good deal. Until the Little Treaters dump their haul on the living room floor and Mom says, “Who the hell hands out 17 cents for Halloween?”  The Lucky Puppy offers an alternative that is safe, unique, fun and gets something done while your dealing with waves of Ghoulies.

Step One: Pull out the kitchen junk drawer and position it near the front door.

Step Two: When the door bell rings, reach into the drawer and start handing stuff out.

Here are Some Past Favorites

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Drinking Straws
  • Batteries
  • Post-Its
  • Tape
  • Glue (Something safe like Elmer’s)
  • Marbles
  • Paper clips
  • Junk Mail
  • Grocery Coupons
  • Band Aids
  • Dental Floss
  • Keys
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Chop Sticks from Panda Express
  • Packets of Ketchup
  • Key Chains
  • Bottle caps
  • Digital Wrist Watch (dead)
  • DSL FIlter
  • Twist Ties
  • Screws and Nuts
  • Zip Lock Baggies
  • Dish Washing Gloves
  • Old Cell Phone Charger
  • Your Old Cell Phone (give that to a different kid)
  • Envelopes
  • Packets of Soy Sauce
  • Stamps
  • Pizza Hut Napkins
  • USB Cable
  • Cassettes of Neil Diamond’s Greatest Hits
  • Losing Lottery Tickets
  • Magazine Subscription Cards
  • Empty Gift Cards
  • Old Lip Balm
  • Extension Cord
  • Q Tips
  • Wal Mart Receipts
  • McDonald’s Monopoly Pieces
  • Windows 95 Disk
  • Coffee Maker Instructions Booklet
  • Little Packs of Salt and Pepper
  • VCR Splitter
  • Telephone wire
  • Picture hanging hooks
  • Election Campaign Post Cards
  • Shower curtain hangers
  • Birthday candles
  • Old TV Remote
  • Car Freshener
  • Single Serving Instant Coffee Packets
  • Coffee Creamer Packets
  • Sugar Packets
  • Splenda
  • Avon Samples
  • Condoms
  • Broken Ear Buds
  • Legos
  • Old Dog Collar
  • Finger Nail Clippers
  • Old Checkbook Cover (no checks!)
  • Old Bluetooth ear piece
  • Broken Sun Glasses




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