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Best of Baby Month: Walmart Car Seat Trade In Event

Looking to find a baby car seat trade in program? I love how popular these baby car seat trade in events have become!

Last month Target stores had a car seat trade-in event, and now Walmart has stepped up to offer parents a $30 Walmart gift card when you trade in your old car seat! 

One of the big, yet super necessary, purchases of parenting: car seats.

Child Car Seat Trade In EventsOne of the most frustrating thing about car seats? They expire! Kids outgrow them and/or the car seat technology changes. As you know, the bottom line is, sometimes you need an upgrade on this expensive safety feature.

Best of Baby Month: Walmart Car Seat Trade In Event

If you are in the market for a new child car seat, you’ll want to hear this exciting news. As part of JPMA’s National Baby Safety Month, Walmart has teamed up with TerraCycle to recycle used car seats. 

I’ve long written about Smart Parenting topics on the blog, and while my kids are no longer in car seats, I’m 

If you’ve ever tried to get rid of a used car seat, you know how frustrating it can be.

Because of the always changing and updating technology and expiration dates, child car seats are really hard to pass on to others. They are definitely not an item that we need in landfills.

These baby car seat trade in events are brilliant for helping parents get rid of old car seats. I commend these stores for getting behind these movements to keep child car seats out of landfills.

Considering that most families have several, that adds up to LOT of plastics and waste that can be diverted through these events.

Best of Baby Month at Walmart Stores

In celebration of Best of Baby Month at Walmart stores, from September 16–30, you can bring in the car seat that your child has outgrown and you will receive a $30 Walmart gift card towards the purchase of your next car seat! Car seats collected in this program will be recycled 100% by TerraCycle. As a result, each component will be diverted from the landfill.

Here’s how it works

  1. Bring your car seat to the trade in event at your participating Walmart Supercenter
  2. Take the car seat to the Customer Service counter to be recycled
  3. Receive your $30 Walmart gift card* that you can use in-store or online to buy items for your baby

More details:

  • Limit 2 trade-ins per household
  • Any car seat brand accepted
  • Booster seats are not eligible for trade in

Best of Baby Month In-store Events

The baby love doesn’t stop there. In celebration of the Best of Baby Month at Walmart, they’ve got so much going on to celebrate this wonderful time of parenting. 

Stop by a participating Walmart store for the Best of baby month event. Learn more about baby health and safety tips, and interact with some must-have gear and nursery items. This event will be informative and interactive. It will feature a diaper challenge, stroller testing, the car seat trade-in, and more.

The event will be at select Walmart stores on either Saturday, September 28, Sunday, September 29, or Monday September 30, 2019. 

Check here to find a participating Walmart store location near you.

Other Store Sponsored Child Car Seat Trade-in Events

Aside from the Walmart child car seat trade in, and the Target car seat trade-in event that I mentioned above, I haven’t really been able to find any other options for trading in used car seats.

Donation centers usually don’t accept used car seats. Due to the ever changing laws and restrictions (and expiration dates) and for these reasons, they are pretty tough to sell at garage sales as well.

Kudos to Target and Walmart for hosting these child seat turn in events and if you know of any others, I’d love to hear about them!

Looking for more ways to save? We love Walmart for everything from groceries to auto care needs! 

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The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for over 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. She Saved has become a community for like-minded consumers who appreciate saving money, time and sanity by getting the best deals on quality products and experiences.

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