Latest Trick-or-treating Stories

2011-10-03 22:00:00

In celebration of the 13 Days of Halloween, beginning on Monday 10/10 through Saturday 10/22, Topical BioMedics will be giving away limited edition Boo Boos Happen Trick or Treat Bags every day to 13 lucky random winners, which includes samples of safe, natural Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 Want something eco-friendly for your kids to carry their Halloween goodies in? Topical BioMedics, the maker of Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream has...

2010-10-31 00:13:30

Many of the Halloween myths about poisoned candy and razor blade treats are unfounded. However, each year cities across the US see a spike in assaults, thefts, robberies and home invasions. SimpliSafe, the leading provider of wireless home security systems, has this list of 5 easy tips to ensure everyone stays safe this year. Cambridge, MA (Vocus) October 30, 2010 With all the drinking, anonymity and empty houses, All Hallows' Eve presents ample opportunity to real ghouls who want to...

2010-10-29 08:15:00

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Texans hit by cars spikes an average of 22% during Halloween week when compared to the rest of the year, according to Allstate Insurance Company. The insurer looked at its Texas auto insurance claims involving pedestrians from 2003-2009 and found a jump in accidents around trick-or-treat time. The Allstate data coincides with a report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that found October 31 is the second highest...

2010-10-28 12:43:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the recent spike in popularity of vampires, werewolves, and horror films, half of U.S. adults (51%) feel Halloween is an overhyped holiday and one-third (32%) believe only children should dress up for Halloween. This may help explain why two-thirds of adults (66%) say they plan to celebrate Halloween this year, but only one-quarter (26%) are planning to dress up. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) (Logo:...

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