Target's Car Seat Trade-in Returns: Get the 2023 Details

Ready to upgrade your car seat? Target's trade-in event is back!
Ready to upgrade your car seat? Target's trade-in event is back!
4/3/23 - By Katie Nave

Is it time to toss or upgrade your child's car seat? Beginning on April 16, 2023, Target will recycle your expired, damaged, or just yucky goldfish-crusted and stained one and help you to save on a new model through its popular car seat trade-in event. Whether you're expecting a new baby, or simply sizing up, read on for all the details on this year's trade-in program.

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Here’s how it works: from Sunday, April 16 to Saturday, April 29, bring any unwanted car seats (boosters, bases, infant, toddler – any and all of 'em, including expired seats) to your local Target store for its trade-in event and receive a coupon for 20 percent off one car seat, stroller, or select baby gear. The coupon can be redeemed on your Target app or at

Simply bring your used car seat to a drop-off box located near Guest Services, and a team member will give you your coupon. You'll receive one per seat, and it is valid through May 13, 2023.

It’s a win-win for parents and the environment. Materials from the old car seats are recycled by Target’s partners into new things such as pallets, plastic buckets, and construction materials. Since 2016, Target has recycled over 2 million car seats, or more than 32.9 million pounds of plastic—and counting.