Mars Created a New App That Lets Kids Virtually Trick-Or-Treat for Real Candy
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The porch light might be off this year, but that doesn’t mean Halloween is canceled!
Candymaker Mars, Inc. has launched a new app called Treat Town Halloween, making it possible for kids to virtually trick-or-treat from home all month long!
In the app, Trick-or-Treaters 18 and under can create a virtual costume, use a map to hunt for candy, and go from virtual door to door collecting Candy Credits.
Every Treat Town account must be set up for Candy Giving to take part in Trick or Treating, but buying Candy Credits isn’t required to Trick or Treat. It works best when everyone participates, though – just like traditional trick or treating!
Candy Givers can decorate a virtual door that will be added to their neighborhood map and buy Candy Credits to distribute to virtual trick-or-treaters. As a Candy Giver, you can decide how to hand out your candy credits. Make your door public, or open it only for Trick-or-Treaters within your Friends & Family network.
Candy Credits cost between 9¢-17¢ each, depending on how many you purchase. They’re available in increments of 30 to 1,100, and you can use any major credit card to make purchases from $5 to $100.
Hip tip: Trick-or-Treaters who visit Disney’s Haunted Mansion on the virtual map between October 23-31 will unlock special costumes from Disney!
Mars is also partnering with Walmart, Target, and Walgreens to allow Trick or Treaters to redeem their Candy Credits online and have their treats shipped directly to them. To take advantage of this option you’ll need to collect more Candy Credits, though (a minimum of 180).
Sound like fun? You can head on over here to watch videos explaining the process in-depth and to find answers to frequently asked questions.