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    7 Tips for Safe & Contactless Trick-or-Treating

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    The year is flying by faster than a witch on a broomstick. That means Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you’re heading out in the neighborhood or keeping it close to home, make trick-or-treating fun and safe this year with these seven helpful tips.

    Tip 1: Stay with Your Group

    If you go out, keep all your ghouls and goblins together in one group. Make sure you’ve got your fully cellphone fully charged and handy. You want to be sure you can easily get in touch with other adults in the group and those at home manning the trick-or-treat station.

    Tip 2: Be Visible At Night

    Add reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags. This makes it easier for drivers to see your trick-or-treaters and helps you stick with your Halloween crew.

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    Tip 3: Pick the Safest Route

    When planning your trick-or-treat route, be sure to stick to well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk when possible. It’s easy to get excited about getting to the house that’s giving away full-size Snicker bars, so remind your crew to always look both ways before crossing the street.

    Tip 4: Mask Up and Make it Fashion

    We’re all wearing masks to protect each other, so why not make your mask part of this year’s costume? DG has non-medical face masks, coverings, gaiters and everything you need to bedazzle, paint and sticker your way into a whole lotta look.

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    Tip 5: Keep Sanitizer Handy

    We’ve all heard it a million times by now, but it bears repeating: Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize. Especially on this high-touch holiday. Get a big bottle to fill small, individual-sized bottles that can be clipped to treat bag handles so that kids always have sanitizer close at hand.

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    Tip 6: Contactless Trick-or-Treating

    If you want to go all the way hands-off this Halloween, create an outdoor sanitizing station.

    • Set out a small table with santizer
    • Make it festive with fun with décor from DG
    •  Add individual treat bags in a bowl for easy grab-and-go pickup
    • Leave a note on your front door for families to take a bag
    • Leave a Bluetooth speaker to play some spooky music
    • Turn your front porch light off once your bowl is empty
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    Tip 7: Celebrate Halloween at Home

    Who says you have to go out on Halloween? You can keep it creepy at home with these activities and crafts.

    • Trick-or-treat from room to room
    • Host a small but spooky gathering
    • Make a fun candy craft
    • Decorate trick-or-treat bags
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    We wish you and all your trick-or-treaters a very happy and safe Halloween. Save on everything you need to make Halloween frightfully fun with Dollar General Digital Coupons. Sign up today by clicking here or just visit the digital coupons gallery on the DG App. 

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