Thanks to Target’s car seat trade-in program, parents can get rid of old car seats they can’t use anymore in exchange for a 20% coupon for baby gear. Seats, boosters, and bases that have been outgrown, in an accident, or just plain expired all qualify.
As if we needed another reason to love their stores.
The program, which runs from Monday, April 5 to Saturday, April 17, is an attempt to reduce waste by turning all of that sticky icky into recycled goods like plastic buckets, grocery carts, and construction materials. So, you not only get to clear your house of baby gear that’s been taking up loads of space, but you also get to feel good about yourself because you’re recycling that shit!
All car seat brands are being accepted at the Target Take Back recycling areas at participating stores. All you have to do is bring in a car seat you don’t need anymore, leave it in the designated recycling area and then get your coupon for 20% off select baby gear.
Here’s how the target car seat trade-in works
Bring an old car seat or base to a nearby target and drop it in the designated box inside the store.
Open your target app to scan the code on the box. Talk to a Team Member in Guest Services if you need help.
Open your Wallet in the Target App and view ‘Extra offers’ to find your coupon.
Click the green checkmark next to the offer and place your order online, or scan your barcode at the register.
The coupon is good for any car seat and / or select baby gear you purchase in store or at Target.com. Just be sure to download the Target App so you can get access to the coupon right then and there.
Coupons can be used in store or online and will be redeemable through May 1st.
I love this initiative so much because it means Target will join the ranks of other businesses aiming to keep car seat materials out of landfills.
In fact, since the first round of trade-ins in 2016, they have recycled more than 1,100,000 car seats, or more than 17 million pounds of plastic, which is pretty darn wonderful. That’s a hell of a lot of Cheerio dust. Good work, Target!
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