Target’s Car Seat Trade-In Program Offers Discount on New Products

Target's car seat trade-in program is back until April 29th, offering a 20% coupon toward a new car seat, stroller, or other baby gear. The initiative, which began in 2016, has recycled 32.9 million pounds of car seat material, and all types of car seats are accepted, including those that are expired or damaged. To participate, customers can drop off their old car seats at Target stores and receive coupons, which are redeemable both in-store and online through May 13, 2023.

Attention parents and caregivers! Target’s annual car seat trade-in program is underway and will run until the end of this month, providing a 20% discount coupon towards a new product for customers who take part.

Starting on April 16 and ending on April 29, the event is available at all Target stores, excluding select small-format ones, according to the company. When customers trade in their old car seats, they receive a 20% off coupon towards a new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller, or select baby home gear such as playards, high chairs, swings, rockers, bouncers, walkers, entertainers, and jumpers.

Customers can only trade in their car seats at a Target store, and as part of the program, drop-off boxes for customers’ unwanted car seats are located near the store’s guest services department.

The coupons that customers receive can be used both in-store and online until May 13, 2023, and can also be combined with other item offers, according to Target. Additionally, the company’s partners recycle materials from old car seats to create new products such as pallets, plastic buckets, and construction materials like steel beams and carpet padding.

Since its inception in 2016, Target said that its car seat trade-in program has recycled 2.19 million car seats, or 32.9 million pounds of car seat material.

If you’re wondering which car seats qualify for the trade-in program, Target says that it accepts and recycles all types of car seats, including infant car seats, convertible car seats, car seat bases, harness or booster car seats, as well as car seats that are expired or damaged.

To receive the coupon, customers must join Target Circle rewards program and scan the signs near the drop-off boxes with their phone into the Target Circle page. Upon scanning, the customer will receive one coupon per account, and the coupon is redeemable twice.

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