Target and Walmart Offer Car Seat Trade In Events

September is National Baby Safety Month, and two of your favorite retailers are offering a great incentive to keep your kids safe – and keep trash out of landfills.

Target is bringing back its popular car seat recycling program.  September 3rd through September 13th, bring any car seat or booster to a participating Target location and receive a 20% off coupon for each item surrendered.  The coupon, which expires September 14th, can be used on select baby gear items in-store and online. Target accepts all child restraint items for the trade-in.  This includes infant seats and bases, convertibles, combination seats, and high-back and backless boosters. Historically they have had a 5-10% discount running on most of their baby gear during the event and you can use both discounts at the same time.  Use your Target Red Debit Card to get an additional 5% off, too.  It all adds up to a pretty great discount!

Target has offered car seat recycling events since April 2016

Not to be outdone, Walmart has stepped into the arena. They partnered with Terracycle to provide car seat recycling starting September 16th through September 30th.  Trade-in your old infant seat, convertible, or combination seat (basically anything with a 5pt harness) to receive a $30 gift card. This means that if you buy a Cosco Scenera NEXT, a popular convertible seat that’s great for travel and 3-across situations, it would only cost you about $10 plus tax! There is a limit of 2 gift cards per household. No word yet on any additional discounts available in-store or online.

Each retailer has its own rules and regulations so be sure to read the fine print when you attempt to use your coupons or gift cards. Don’t need a coupon?  That’s okay! Drop off your old seats or ask a friend or neighbor if they could use a discount.  Target’s events alone have kept almost 12 million pounds of materials out of landfills.


Dana is the lucky mother to two incredible kids (aged 10 & 6) and the happy wife of Nate. She stumbled around in her adult life for a while before finally realizing that she could get paid to pursue her passion: keeping kids safe. In 2013 she started working at Modern Natural Baby in Ferndale where she eventually became a Child Passenger Safety Technician with additional Special Needs training. Dana also runs the child passenger safety-focused Facebook page Buckle Up Detroit and works with the amazing lady bosses at Metro Detroit Doula Services offering car seat classes, consultations, and more!

PHP Code Snippets Powered By :