Give trick-or-treaters a free copy of Plants vs. Zombies (PC/Mac)

PopCap and the American Dental Association have teamed up to provide an awesome alternative to Halloween candy.

Always brush after eating.... braaaaaiiiinnns!
Always brush after eating.... braaaaaiiiinnns! PopCap

Let's face it: Zombies have the worst oral hygiene. I mean, have you ever seen one floss?

Alas, kids run them a close second, especially around Halloween, when the candy piles up like zombies on a cheerleader pyramid.

To help thwart the totally made-up condition known as "Zombie Mouth," PopCap Games has teamed up with the American Dental Association for a seriously cool promotion: Halloween-night coupons for a free copy of Plants vs. Zombies (PC/Mac).

Just print as many copies of the coupon page (PDF) as you like, then cut each one into eight individual coupons you can hand out to trick-or-treaters.

The code can be redeemed (at www.stopzombiemouth.com) starting Oct. 30, but no later than Nov. 10. It's good for the PC or Mac version of the mega-popular game, which normally sells for $19.95. You read that right: This is a $20 freebie for every kid in your neighborhood.

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That's just awesome. I tip my cheapskate and parent hats to PopCap and the ADA for providing a candy alternative as sweet as this. Alas, I suspect they're tilting at chocolate-coated windmills -- kids will still bring home buckets of sugar on Halloween night -- but it's still a great promotion that I'm thrilled to endorse.

And, hey, it gives you a freebie alternative to spending a small fortune on candy to hand out. Your only cost is a bit of paper and ink. (My advice: print on heavier stock that's less likely to get crushed inside the goodie bag.)

One other big perk: This deal won't sell out! Needless to say, you can use the code to score your own free copy of PvZ -- but remember, just like Halloween itself, it's really meant for the kids.

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