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Have a Glow-in-the-Dark Candy Hunt on Halloween

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Some parents opting to skip trick-or-treating this year are borrowing an idea from that other candy-friendly holiday: Easter. I’m talking, of course, of the candy scavenger hunt. Sure, you could host your hunt indoors or outdoors in broad daylight, but why do that when you could give it a Halloween twist—by making it an after-dark, glow-in-the-dark hunt.

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They want to go hunting for mini Hershey bars and SweeTARTS, but you don’t want all that candy getting lost in the night. Here’s are a few ways to make it glow:

Glow-in-the-dark paint

Coat those plastic eggs in glowing paint (or simply mark them with an X) to assure they’re a) findable and b) appropriately spooky-looking. We like our paint non-toxic and it needs to adhere to plastic, like this SpaceBeams paint, which is available in bright aqua and bright green.

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Charge it in the light for just 10 seconds—bonus points if you happen to have a UV flashlight—and your glow-in-the-dark Halloween eggs should shine all night.

Glow sticks

Most of us might think of glow sticks as long enough to double as a halo or necklace, but these tiny two-inch options are perfect to slip inside oversized plastic eggs. If your plastic is too thick for the glow to shine through, simply tape the stick to the outside of the egg.

Tea light candles

Obviously, don’t stick a flaming candle inside a plastic egg. But one of those LED tea lights should fit nicely inside an oversized egg. If you’re eggless, tape a small piece of (wrapped!) candy to the bottom of the tea lights, and hide those around your yard instead.

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If you want to take your hunt to the next level, borrow Andrea Kuszewski’s idea on Twitter by making it a full-on Halloween hunt, complete with costumes and clues:

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If you don’t have any plastic Easter eggs—or you don’t want to go digging in storage to find your spring décor—Pop Sugar offers a fantastic alternative, borrowed from TikTok and Instagram, in which the candy gets dressed up as mini-ghosts:

“All you need to do is wrap individual pieces of candy (or small toys, [TikTok user Ashlee Nicholas] suggests) in white tissue paper, tie them with a ribbon, draw a face, and then hide the DIY ghosts around your home.”

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Hand out some flashlights and have them go on a ghost hunt.


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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Grab this offer while it’s still around!


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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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Apple will replace AirPods Pro for free with faulty noise cancellation, static or crackling

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Today, exactly one year after Apple first launched the AirPods Pro — and thus the same day the very first AirPods Pro owners will see their one-year warranties expire — Apple has launched a repair program that offers free repairs or replacements for another whole year if your AirPods Pro experience issues with noise cancellation or static.

Specifically, Apple will fix:

Crackling or static sounds that increase in loud environments, with exercise or while talking on the phone

Active Noise Cancellation not working as expected, such as a loss of bass sound, or an increase in background sounds, such as street or airplane noise

Apple says only a “small percentage of AirPods Pro” are affected by the issues, but it apparently wasn’t just an early batch — Apple says affected units were manufactured “before October 2020,” meaning every AirPods Pro ever made might be eligible. That’s quite a recall if so. Apple says it will repair faulty AirPods Pro for two years after you first buy them.

We’ve heard complaints about degraded noise cancellation before, and at least one Verge editor has replaced their AirPods Pro under warranty. It’s nice to hear that Apple isn’t just cutting buyers off as soon as that warranty expires.

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