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Monica Lopez, Corpus Christi

Mark your calendar: Target's popular car seat exchange event returns on Earth Day.

From April 22 through May 4, Target stores will accept and recycle car seats, including baby seats, convertible seats, car seats, harnesses, or booster seats. car, the retailer said in a statement.

In exchange for the old car seat, get a 20% discount coupon on "a new car seat, the base of the car seat, the travel system, the stroller or certain baby items, such as patios , high chairs, swings, rocking chairs and ranger. "

Seats can only be exchanged at a Target store in Guest Services. The coupons can be used in the store and online until May 11.

"As our customers increasingly seek products and experiences that are good for them, their families and the planet, we are facilitating the positive impact on the environment through exchange programs," Target said in the statement.

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Target will accept infant seats, convertible seats, car seat covers, car harnesses, or car seats that are expired or damaged during the car seat exchange event. (Photo: Jovanmandic, Getty Images / iStockphoto)

The stores will accept expired or damaged car seats and the materials will be recycled by Waste Management, Target said.

Since Target introduced its first seat redemption program in April 2016, half a million seats and more than 7.4 million pounds of materials have been recycled.

How does it work

  • Target will accept all baby seats, convertible seats, car seat covers, harnesses or car seats, and car seats, including expired or damaged seats.
  • From April 22 to May 4, take your car seat to Target's Guest Services and place it in the drop box.
  • In return, get a discount coupon of 20% to use at the store and online until May 11.
  • The coupon can be used on baby items, such as a new car seat, a base for the car seat, a travel system, a stroller or certain items for the baby's home, such as patios, high chairs , swings, rocking chairs and gorillas.
  • Learn more at Corporate website of target.

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