Mark Your Calendar! Target's Car Seat Trade-In Program Is Back This Month

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ByStephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
Apr 2019
happy dad putting his baby into a car seat
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You know it. You love it. You have to take part in the fun. Target’s highly-anticipated car seat trade-in program returns this month, and we’ve got the full scoop on everything you need to know.

This season’s trade-in event kicks off on April 22 and runs all the way through May 4. If you’re new to the trade-in party, we’ll clear up a few questions you may have. The retail giant is accepting all types of car seats, including infant seats, convertible seats, car seat bases, harness or booster seats and even car seats that are expired or damaged. Just in time for Earth Day, materials from the old car seats will be recycled by Target’s partner, Waste Management, and you’ll walk away with discounted baby gear. It’s a win-win.

When you trade-in a car seat, you receive a 20 percent off coupon to use toward a new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller or select baby home gear, such as playards, high chairs, swings, rockers and bouncers. The coupon is eligible through May 11, so you have the option to hold on to your discount for a bit if you don’t use it right away. And while the car seats can only be traded in at a Target store, the coupons can be applied to both in-store and online purchases. Click here to find a drop-off box at a store near you.

The car seat trade-in program was first introduced in April 2016. Not surprisingly, it was an instant hit and Target has continued to amp up its efforts surrounding it. Since the launch, the retailer has recycled half a million car seats and more than 7.4 million pounds of material. Add that to the list of reasons why we love Target!

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