Here at GCADA, we’re in full swing celebrating Nation Child Passenger Safety Month, and already have hundreds of entrants in our annual Car Seat Giveaway courtesy of Evenflo! If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up now either for yourself or a friend who you know needs at seat!
But for some, our drawing on October 2 may not come soon enough. Maybe your car seat has already expired, or your child has outgrown their current seat. If that is the case, then Target’s news will come as a pleasant surprise. As reported today in Good Housekeeping, Target has brought back it’s popular car seat trade-in program! This program allows parents and caregivers to exchange an old seat for a coupon for 20% off their next car seat purchase.
Eligible car seats include belt-positioning boosters, forward-facing five-point harnesses, rear-facing infant seats, and more. Shoppers can take advantage of the offer at most stores nationwide from September 10 – 23, and have until October 7 to redeem their coupons.
This program is part of a partnership between Target and recycling company TerraCycle, which focuses its efforts on “recycling hard-to-recycle waste.” Since most used car seats cannot be resold due to concerns about the seat’s history, this is a great way to reduce waste and Target is expecting to recycle over 700,000 pounds of materials during this event.
For anyone who needs a new car seat, this is the perfect opportunity to make sure your child’s seat aligns with their height, weight and development level!