Faster than you can say “trick or treat” those little monsters will be at your door with their little plastic pumpkin buckets looking for the goods.  We loved to go trick or treating when I was a kid.  We’d dress up like little witches, hobo’s and goblins and parade around the playground.  We’d race home at lunchtime to put on our costumes or bring them to school in a bag and slip into them in the cloakroom.  Our teacher would help us put our make up on and laugh as innocent little faces morphed into devilish ghouls.  We could hardly wait for the sun to set so we could start off down the block and around the corner running through bushes, jumping up the steps and ringing door bells hoping for candy corn and lollipops.  In those days, my gramps would follow along in his old ’72 Cadillac.  The backseat seemed huge back then.  We’d pile in and ask kids walking along which block had the best candy then head off in that direction.

Those memories bring a warm smile as I think about the fun we had back then.  These days, I use a Groupon to buy candy and treats from Harry and David.  We don’t get many trick or treater’s out where I live now.  But we do get together for a block party hosted by our local book club, and we take turns bringing the centerpiece.  This year, I’m in charge and I know just the item I want to set the mood.  I’m going to purchase the chocolate pumpkin centerpiece, witches brew coffee and Halloween themed cupcakes.  And I’ll use a Groupon like I always do, to save as much as $20 or 20%, depending on the deal of the day.  Harry and David has been my go-to supplier of tasty treats for myself and to give as gifts to others for years now.  I can always count on them to have the perfect item to express the sentiment I want to convey.  I know the gift will arrive just like it looks on the website, and will contain the top quality they’re known for.  And now that they’ve teamed up with Groupon to offer discounts, I love using them even more.

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