Babies R Us is having their annual Great Trade-In Event through September 18th: bring in any used car seat, stroller, travel system, crib, bed, high chair, or select other items and get 25% off the purchase of a new one! You can bring in any brand for trade in, but the discount is only valid on select brands (see the full list here).
I’ve never thought this was that amazing of a deal, but we actually took advantage of it this year: with baby #5 on the way, we needed to get three carseats that would fit in the back row of our minivan. (It was cheaper to buy three new seats than a new vehicle, for sure!)
We knew it was going to be a tight fit and we needed seats that measured a very specific width, so we weren’t thrilled about ordering seats online since we couldn’t measure them first.
So, even though we probably could have gotten a better deal online, we turned in three used car seats and purchased three new ones that we were able to measure and confirm that they would fit in the back of our van. The peace of mind of knowing they were going to fit was worth a few extra dollars versus the worry that whatever we ordered online wouldn’t fit and we’d have to return them.
And yes, we were able to fit five carseats in our minivan! It helps that we have two kids old enough to sit in boosters (one with a back, one without), so we have two boosters in the back + one forward-facing convertible seat, and then the two captains chairs in the middle of the van hold the other two kids.
Anyway, so for us, the Babies R Us Great Trade-In Event was a great deal for us this year! You can trade in as many items as you want, but no, you can’t stack multiple 25% discounts to get 50%, 75%, or 100% off! :) You do not have to turn in an item from the same category that you want to purchase in – you could, for instance, turn in a stroller and use the 25% discount to purchase a bed.
Get more info on the Babies R Us Great Trade-In Event here.