Quick! Save your old car seat from a lonely fate in a landfill and save money in the process.

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Target car seat trade in program
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After four kids, I have accumulated enough car seats to practically fill our attic. But while the seats may not fit my children's needs any longer, I hate to just put them out by the curb and throw them away.

That's why I love Target's car seat recycling program, running this year from April 5, 2021 through April 17, 2021.

All you have to do is bring any type of car seat you are no longer using (expired or damaged ones count) to a Target store and leave it in a drop-off box. Then, scan the code on the drop-off box to receive a coupon for 20 percent off a new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller, or select baby home gear (that includes playards, high chairs, swings, rockers, and bouncers).

A few things to keep in mind: Coupons are for both in-store and online purchases and are eligible through May 1, 2021. If you're trading in two car seats, you can redeem two coupons. (How great is that?) And you'll just need to be enrolled in Target Circle to receive the coupon.

So what happens to your used seat? It gets upcycled into new products. Since launching in April 2016, this program has recycled more than 1 million car seats. Go Target!

The car seat trade-in program was launched nationwide after a test in 90 stores received tons of positive feedback from customers. And why wouldn't it? Car seats are expensive, and the more kids you have, and the older they get, the more seats you will cycle through. It's great to know a seat you no longer need isn't just going into a garbage pile, and that you will be saving money on the next seat you buy.