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One of Target’s epic events is their Car Seat Trade-In Event. But did you know the Target Car Seat Trade-In Event actually happens twice a year?! This 2-week program typically happens in the middle of April and the middle of September.

Since Target first introduced the program in 2016, they’ve recycled almost two million car seats and close to 30 million pounds of car seat materials. The event gives caregivers the ability to bring in any car seat — in any condition — and receive a 20% off Target coupon. Seriously … in any condition. The seat can be old, expired, or even damaged, and the coupon is good on select baby gear.

Before we tell you all the details, remember to download the free KCL app so you don’t miss any Target deals.

 

When are the dates for the Target Car Seat Trade-In 2022 event?

A graphic showing Target's carseat trade-in event dates for September 11-24 2022

The Target Car Seat Trade-In event will start on Sept. 11 and last until Sept. 24. When you trade-in a car seat, you’ll receive a 20% off coupon that can be used to purchase select baby gear, including a new car seat, stroller, high chair, and more.

Related: Coincidentally, the Target Circle Week sale also ends Sept. 24, 2022! Use your coupon with Circle discounts to save even more.

 

Trade in your car seat for a 20% off Target coupon.

A sign inside Target advertising 20% off select baby gear when you recycle a car seat.

To take advantage of the Car Seat Trade-In event, swing by your local participating Target with your old car seat, base, or booster seat. Important: You have to have a Target Circle account to get the coupon. In 2021, Target stopped giving you a physical paper coupon when you traded in your car seat. Now it’s all digital.

Here’s how to get your coupon:

  • Drop off the item in the designed box inside the store
  • Scan the code on the box with your Target app
  • Find the offer in the Baby category
  • Save the coupon using the “+”
  • Scan your barcode at the register, or it will automatically apply online

 

You need to be a Target Circle member to get the car seat trade-in coupon.

The deals page open on the Target app with a basket filled with products behind it.

In order to take advantage of this trade-in, you have to be a member of Target Circle. You’ll scan a barcode after you trade in your car seat to load the coupon to your Target account.

As a Target Circle member, you’ll also get access to all the best Circle deals and get 1% rewards on all Target products.

 

The car seat coupon won’t expire until Oct. 8, 2022.

Car seats on the shelf at Target

Although the trade-in window only lasts two weeks, you’ll have until Oct. 8 to use your coupon. The coupon is redeemable twice and can be used online or in store. You can only receive one coupon per Target Circle account. So if you’ve got a second car seat that’s collecting dust, consider giving it to a friend or having another household member create a Target Circle account to redeem the trade-in.

The coupon can’t be used on just anything, though. (Sorry, we’re not getting 20% off on diapers.)

Use your coupon on these items:

 

Pair other Target coupons and discounts to save even more.

Car seats on the shelf at Target with a sign advertising 20% off car seat trade-in offer.

To maximize your savings, pair your car seat trade-in coupon with baby deals for things that are already on sale or additional Target Circle offers. You can totally stack all of these offers. If you’re in the market for a new car seat or baby item that we mentioned above, now’s the time to buy it. Don’t need anything? Trade in your old car seat and use the coupon for a baby shower gift.

In 2020, I was able to use my 15% off Target Baby Registry completion coupon with the 20% off car seat trade-in coupon. I put the savings toward a stroller that was also on sale. Between the two coupons and the sale price, I saved over $100. And don’t forget you can always save 5% with your Target RedCard.

 

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