Target Is Continuing Its Car Seat Trade-in Event, So Grab That Old Seat and Get a Discount on a New One

One of the saddest parts about Toys R Us and Babies R Us going out of business is the end of their incredibly popular trade-in event. It was such a great way to get rid of old car seats and save a good chunk of money on a new one! Because car seats are expensive, and lord why do we have to buy so many of them? If you’ve been dreading paying full-price for your next car seat, I have some good news for you. The Mothership is coming to your aide! For the third straight year, the Target Car Seat Trade-In Event is happening. It’s Target, so you know it’s good.

The Target Car Seat Trade-In Event will run from April 22 – May 5 at stores across the country.

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Image: Target

The event is kicking off just in time for Earth Day. So basically, Target is doing something good you the planet, and giving you a little monetary incentive to participate! When you bring in your old car seat to any participating Target location, they’ll take the seat off your hands and recycle it into new products! How amazing is that?

And, for the trouble of hauling the old seat to Target, they’ll give you 20% off a new car seat, travel system, booster seat, base, or stroller.

Car seats aren’t eligible for curbside recycling. And you can’t reuse expired seats, or seats that have been involved in car accidents. There are other options for disposing of old or unusable seats (some fire stations will take them). But for the most part, once a seat can’t be used anymore, it goes right into a landfill. But Target takes that hunk of plastic and re-purposes it. The seats will be sent to Waste Management, and turned into grocery carts, plastic buckets, and construction materials. So far, Target has collected and recycled 176,000 car seats, which is just amazing.

So if you’re in the market for a new car seat or stroller, and have an old one to spare, get thee to a Target starting April 22. Oh, Target, you’ve done it again! We just can’t quit you. Not that we’d ever want to.

(Image: Target)

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