Target car seat trade-in: Retailer will take old baby seat in exchange for discount on new one

FILE - 4moms products on display during the 4moms Car Seat launch event at Petersen Automotive Museum on Aug. 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Calling all parents: Target is holding a baby car seat trade-in event through April 17.

The retail chain will allow customers to trade in an older car seat in exchange for 20% off of 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," according to the store’s website.

Trade-ins will be allowed for the following items:

  • Infant car seats
  • Convertible car seats
  • Car seat bases
  • Harness or booster car seats
  • Car seats that are expired or damaged

Qualified items can only be traded in at Target store locations. Designated signage will point guests to drop-off boxes which will be located near guest services inside all stores.

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Upon drop-off, guests will be given a coupon to scan into their Target app. The coupon can be redeemed twice on two separate purchases in store or online.

"Target introduced its first car seat trade-in program in April 2016. Since then, more than 1,180,000 car seats—or 17.7 million pounds of car seats—have been recycled," according to Target.

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