Walmart car seat trade in 2019 – all the details you need to take part this September

Have an old car seat lying around? The Walmart car seat trade in 2019 helps to recycle your old car seat with ease, AND you'll get free $30 Walmart gift voucher by doing so – here are all the details...

Walmart car seat trade in 2019: child in carseat in car
(Image credit: Walmart)

Interested in taking part in the Walmart car seat trade in 2019? Or haven't heard anything about it until now and are curious? Buckle up, because here's all the information you need to know to help save the planet and bag yourself a free voucher this September. 

Since a baby event is coinciding with the car seat program at Walmart too, whether you're expecting in the new year or want to tick off a few of your must-haves before Christmas comes around, now's the time of year to purchase your baby buys.

Scroll for all the info you need to take part. Or if you just fancy a nose.

WALMART CAR SEAT TRADE IN 2019 – WHAT IS IT?

Walmart is currently celebrating National Baby Safety Month by running a Best of Baby Month event where they slash the prices on everything from strollers to bassinets and even diapers; along with this sale, Walmart have opened a car seat buyback program for parents to take advantage of. This allows unwanted carseats to be recycled rather than just thrown in the trash, and parents will receive a $30 Walmart gift voucher as a thank you. The event is a collaboration between Walmart and innovative recycling company TerraCycle.

Find out more about the Walmart car seat trade in 2019. (opens in new tab)

WHEN DOES THE WALMART CAR SEAT TRADE IN 2019 BEGIN?

The Walmart car seat buyback program has been deemed the Nation's Largest Car Seat Recycling Event; over 4,000 Walmart stores are set to be taking part starting from the 16th September until the 30th September.

Safety – especially car seat safety – is a top priority for Walmart’s Baby department, so we wanted to use our size and scale to create an event that offered unprecedented access to trade in an outgrown car seat for a gift card – perfect for using on your baby’s next car seat. Sustainability is of equal importance to Walmart, so we’re happy to work with TerraCycle who will recycle every component of the car seats.

Melody Richards, Vice President, Walmart

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO TAKE PART IN THE WALMART CAR SEAT TRADE IN 2019?

1. You'll need to own any type of unwanted car seat – whether it be Chicco, Maxi Cosi or Cosco.
2. Then, you need to check whether your local store is participating in the event, you can do so here (opens in new tab).
3. Take your car seat to customer services in store.
4. Receive your $30 Walmart gift card.

WHAT ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE WALMART CAR SEAT TRADE IN 2019?

  • Maximum of two trade-ins per household;
  • Any car seat brand will be accepted'
  • Booster seats can not be traded in.

DOES WALMART TAKE OLD CAR SEATS AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR?

Yes, Walmart will recycle old car seats at any time of the year. The only difference with the Walmart car seat buyback event is that you'll receive a $30 Walmart voucher for doing so during the 16th to 30th September 2019.

OTHER RETAILERS – WHAT ABOUT A TARGET CAR SEAT TRADE IN?

Target is also running a car seat trade in event this month. From now until the 13th September. Customers can take any type of car seat to guest services in their local Target store to be recycled. They will then receive a 20 per cent off voucher to spend on a new car seat, stroller or selected baby gear. However, the voucher is only valid until 14th September 2019. 

Target also run their car seat trade-in program all year round, with the exception of September being when they give customers a thank you coupon. Since starting the Target car seat trade in program, they've recycled over half a million car seats!

Find out more on the Target car seat trade in event. (opens in new tab)

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...

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