When you're a mama on the move, safe car seats are a necessity but can be a budget buster, especially if you're looking to upgrade or have to furnish multiple cars. Luckily, Target is here to fix that.
Target is bringing back their popular car seat trade-in program from April 22 to May 4.
Just bring your old car seat to the recycling bin near Guest Services and a Target team member will give you a coupon for 20% off a new a new car seat, booster seat, car seat base, travel system or stroller. And, for the first time, the coupon can also be applied to select baby gear, such as high chairs, swings, rockers and bouncers. 👏
The coupons are good until May 11 so if you don't see the seat of your dreams in store when you drop off your old one, you'll want to check out the online selection and act pretty fast.
With the exception of the small format stores, all Targets will be taking car seats between April 22 and May 4. (You can find a participating store near you here.)
Target has held several of these car seat trade-in events since 2016 in an effort to help parents recycle the seats, which are not eligible for curbside recycling and take up a lot of space when sent to landfills. The retailer hands over all the old car seats to Waste Management, and the materials are recycled to make grocery carts, plastic buckets and construction materials like steel beams.
The event is really a win-win—we get to keep our kids safe while giving the car seats that protected them a second life. Just another reason to love Target.
[A version of this post was originally published April 18, 2018. It has been updated.]