If you’re expecting a baby or just want to refresh your baby gear and get rid of, say that used car seat you bought on Craigslist for next to nothing, now’s the time to get a good deal. The Great Trade-In Event is going on at Babies R Us and Toys R Us stores nationwide from Feb 1 through Feb. 21, in stores only.
The Great Trade-in Event is designed to call attention to used baby items still in circulation that may have been recalled and other safety concerns raised by older or used products. Swapping out used gear and buying new helps ensure that the baby products you’re using meet the latest safety standards, which change frequently.
The deal: Stores will accept any used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, high chairs, infant swings, bouncers, travel systems, walkers, entertainers and play yards, in exchange for 25% savings on the purchase of a new baby item, in any of these product categories. There is no limit to the number of items a customer can trade in. In addition, consumers who do not have items to trade in will receive 15% off a new gear or furniture item with an in-store only coupon available on Babiesrus.com/GreatTradeIn.
No paperwork necessary. To get the 25% discount, you don’t need a receipt or to have originally purchased the item you’re trading in from Babies R Us or Toys R Us. That means that if somebody gives you a hand-me-down crib or car seat, it’s perfectly legit to trade it in at Babies R Us for a new one for a 25% savings. You’ll need one coupon per trade-in to score the savings though. Coupons are available in the store on the day of your trade-in. Don’t have anything to trade in? No problem. During the Great Trade-In Event, all baby gear as well as toddler and twin beds are 15% off.
The catch? Many top baby gear manufacturers, such as Combi, Chicco, Bob and Baby Trend, are participating in the Great Trade-In Event. But many aren’t. The program excludes Maxi-Cosi car seats, doorway jumpers, Baby Jogger, Bugaboo, Mamas & Papas, Peg Perego, Phil & Teds, Quinny and Red Hot Deal and Hot Price items.
Stay tuned. If you miss the Great Trade-in event this time around, no worries. The program is typically held more than once a year. Learn about the next Great Trade-in by signing up for email alerts at babiesrus.com. Bonus: You’ll also get notices of Babies R Us’ fabulous and frequent cyber sales, which can net you discounts of 20% and more on everything from diapers to furniture.