From Sept. 13 through Sept. 26, parents can drop their old car seat — or base — into designated drop-off boxes inside Target stores. Guests who trade in a car seat or base will be given a coupon for 20% off the purchase of a new car seat, stroller or certain baby gear items.
This year there's a new twist on the popular program for the COVID-19 era: It's going contactless. Customers can drop off their car seat, scan a bar code on the drop box using their Target app, and the coupon will appear in the wallet section of the Target app.
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While car seats can only be recycled in-store, the coupons given in return can be used for in-store or online purchases.
It's not recommended to donate or use a car seat that someone else has donated, because you can never tell if a car seat has been in an accident, and it can be dangerous to re-use a car seat that has been in a wreck.
Since the first trade-in event in 2016, Target has recycled more than 14 million pounds of car seats.
Full details on the event can be found on Target's website.
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