Target’s Car Seat Trade-in Event

Do you need a new car seat or an upgrade for your child or grandkid?

September 3 – 13, 2019 is this fall’s Target Car Seat Trade-in event!

Quoting from Target’s website, “Guests who trade in their old car seats will receive a 20 % off coupon toward a new car seat, stroller or select baby gear. “

Car seats can only be traded in at a Target store, however, the coupons picked up from Guest Services can be applied to both in-store and online purchases.”

The coupon is eligible through Saturday, September 14, 2019.

These events are not officially on a recurring schedule. Internet research shows they tend to occur in April and September. Target appears to be supporting:

  • April and Earth Month
  • September and Baby Safety Month

Since the program launched, Target has recycled half a million car seats, and counting.

To date, through trade-in programs, Target has recycled more than 7.4 million pounds of materials, and counting.   https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/planet/sustainable-products/car-seat-trade-in

Safety Reminder

Please check your current car seat(s) or any donated car seats or boosters, etc. for expiration dates. The date of expiration or manufacture is usually on a sticker on the base of the item.

The plastic degrades over time and can be a potential safety risk.

Where to Look for the Car Seat Expiration Date

“Some manufacturers have a specific expiration date on the seat,” Dr. Hoffman says. Major brands like Graco and Britax are known to display that information.

But if you don’t see a date listed, you can assume that the expiration date is 6 years from the date of manufacture, Dr. Hoffman advises.https://www.parents.com/baby/gear/car-seats/car-seats-expire-heres-why/

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