Target will be running its car seat trade-in program again this April, but has made updates in light of the pandemic.
Since Target first introduced the sustainably program in April 2016 the retailer has recycled more than 1,100,000 car seats, or more than 17 million pounds of plastic and counting.
Shoppers who trade in their old car seats receive a 20% off coupon toward a new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller or select baby home gear (playards, high chairs, swings, rockers and bouncers). During the trade-in event Target accepts and recycles all types of car seats, including infant seats, convertible seats, car seat bases, harness or booster car seats and car seats that are expired or damaged. Materials from the old car seats are recycled by Target’s partner, Waste Management.
This year’s program will take place April 5, 2021 through April 17, 2021, and Target will have drop-off boxes for unwanted car seats located near guest services. In addition to its increased safety measures and operational changes, this year Target shoppers will need to be enrolled in Target Circle, the retailer’s loyalty program, to participate in the trade-in and receive a coupon. Scan sheets will be placed on the drop-off boxes for consumers to scan from their mobile device into their Circle account.
All stores are participating in the April 2021 Car Seat Trade-In program and those who trade in two car seats can redeem this offer twice. Coupons can be applied to both in-store and online purchases and are eligible through May 1, 2021.