The Target Car Seat Trade-In Event is Back

Trade in your old car seats for discounts on new baby gear.

Just in time for Spring cleaning, Target’s semi-annual Car Seat Trade-In program is back!

 From Monday, April 5 to Saturday, April 17, you can head to your local Target store to trade in your old car seats and receive a 20% off coupon for a new seat, stroller or select baby gear when you trade in your old car seat with Target Circle.

 Car seats will be recycled by Target’s partner, Waste Management, and transformed into new products such as pallets, plastic buckets and construction materials such as carpet padding.

 Target’s Car Seat Trade In program began in April 2016, and since then, has recycled more than 1.1 million car seats, or more than 17 million pounds of plastic and counting.

Coupons can be used in store or online and will be redeemable through May 1st. To find a participating store, head to

Facts About the 2021 Target Car Seat Trade-In


Monday, April 5 to Saturday, April 17, 2021


All Target stores are participating in the car seat trade-in program. Click here to find a Target store near you.

How Do You Donate Your Unwanted Car Seat?

Take your unwanted car seat inside the store. Target will have drop-off boxes for the unwanted car seats located near Guest Services. Car seats can only be traded in at a Target store.

Scan sheets will be placed on the drop-off boxes for guests to scan from their mobile device into their Circle. Guests must be enrolled in Target Circle to participate in the trade-in and receive a coupon.

If you have two car seats to trade in, you can redeem the offer twice!

What Do I Get for My Unwanted Car Seat?

You will receive a 20% off Target coupon toward 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 and bouncers. Coupons can be applied to both in-store and online purchases and are eligible through May 1, 2021.

What Kind Car Seats Can I Trade In?

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 will be recycled by Target’s partner, Waste Management.

How Often is the Target Car Seat Trade-In?

This event happens twice a year, in the spring and fall.

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