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Car Seat Trade-in Event FAQ

Car Seat Trade-in Event FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the car seat trade-in program?

Guests who trade in their old car seats will receive a 20% off coupon toward a new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller or select baby home gear. Select baby home gear includes playards, high chairs, swings, rockers & bouncers.

When is the car seat trade-in program taking place?

Sunday, September 12, 2021 through Saturday, September 25, 2021. 

What type of car seat qualifies for a trade in?

Target will accept and recycle all types of car seats, including: infant car seats, convertible car seats, car seat bases, harness or booster car seats, as well as car seats that are expired or damaged. Guests will receive a 20% off coupon for trading in any one of these items.

Where do I bring my old car seat to trade-in?

Car seats can only be traded in at a Target store. Target will have drop-off boxes for guests’ unwanted car seats located near Guest Services.

How do I receive a coupon for trading in an old car seat?

Signs will be placed near the drop-off boxes for guests to scan from their mobile device into their Circle. Upon scanning, the guest will receive one coupon per Target Circle account – this coupon is redeemable twice.

What is the coupon offer and how do I redeem it?

You will receive one 20% off coupon toward a new car seat, booster seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller or select baby gear. Coupons can be applied to both in-store and online purchases and are eligible through October 2, 2021. This coupon can be combined with other item offers. This coupon is redeemable twice.

Are all stores participating in the car seat trade-in program?

All stores, with the exception of select small format stores, are participating.

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What does Target do with the car seats that are traded in?

Materials from the old car seats will be recycled by Target’s partner, Waste Management, to create new products such as pallets, plastic buckets and construction materials such as steel beams and carpet padding.

Is this the first time Target has had a car seat trade-in program?

Target introduced its first car seat trade-in program in April 2016. Since then, more than 1,400,000 car seats—or 22.2 million pounds of plastic—and counting.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.