Target is once again offering parents an opportunity to trade in their children’s old car seats for a discount on a new one in their Car Seat Trade-In Program. During the event, which will run between April 22 through May 4, parents will have the chance to upgrade their car seats, while old car seats will be recycled by Target’s partner, Waste Management.
Target will take all different types of car seats, including infant seats, toddler seats, convertible seats, car seat bases, and so on. The popular retailer will also take car seats that have been damaged or expired as part of their trade-in promotion. The store explains this promotion further saying, "guests who trade in their old car seats will receive a 20 percent off coupon 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 company said in an announcement, “As our guests increasingly look for products and experiences that are good for them, their families and the planet, we are making it easy to have a positive impact on the environment through trade-in programs.”
All parents need to do in order to participate in the Trade-In program is to drop off their old car seat at the drop-off boxes located near Target Guest Services. The retailer says that every store nationwide should have a drop-off box, with the exception of a few small stores. They will then receive a coupon for 20 percent off from an in-store Target representative.
But unlike previous years, moms and dads can now use the 20 percent off coupon towards a selection of baby products and not just a new car seat. However, the coupon is only valid until May 11 but can be used both online and in store.
Target first started their Trade-In Program back in 2016 and it has been a huge success ever since. The retailer has managed to recycle over 7.4 million pounds of material. Waste Management has said that they use the old car seats the create new items like grocery store carts, plastic buckets and various construction materials.