Babies 'R' Us's Annual Trade-In Is Back & the Savings Are Amazing


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On Sunday, February 11, Babies "R" Us stores all over the country will begin hosting their annual trade-in event for old baby items. Set to last for over a month, the event is boasting some amazing deals on all kinds of kids products. Here is everything you need to know. 

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The event, which kicks off on February 11 for loyalty card holders and February 16 for all other customers, will last five entire weeks until March 18. The rules for participation are actually pretty simple. Parents are allowed to bring in old crib mattresses, car seats, and other baby gear to trade for a discount on new kid furniture or products. With these trade-ins, loyalty card members receive 30 percent off their new purchases, while all other customers receive 25 percent off. 

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Babies "R" Us says that trade-in items purchased at other retailers are more than welcome as long as they fit within the eligible categories. While no receipt is necessary for a trade-in, all items must be brought into a physical retail location. 

The items eligible for trade-in are: 

  • bassinets
  • bouncers
  • car seats
  • car seat bases
  • clothing
  • clothing accessories
  • cribs
  • crib/toddler mattresses
  • entertainers
  • high chairs
  • infant chairs
  • infant swings
  • jumpers
  • playards
  • pop n plays
  • shoes
  • strollers
  • toddler/twin beds
  • travel systems
  • walkers

Even those who don't have items to trade in can still participate in the annual event. Shoppers can take advantage of a 15 percent discount on any one piece of gear or furniture at BabiesRUs.com and in-store. 

Not only will those who take advantage of this event get some sweet deals of their own, but they'll be helping others as well. Babies "R" Us has announced that it will be working with local charities to give out the gently used donations it receives to those in need. 

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Ultimately, the company wants customers to join the trade-in in the interest of safety. It is encouraging participants to bring in baby gear and furniture that may now be unsafe for their children. "Safety has always been the root purpose of the company's Trade-In events -- and that hasn't changed," a spokesperson said in a press release. "In the eight years of events, Babies 'R' Us has removed millions of unsafe products from the market, reducing the chance for children to be injured … Families are encouraged to trade in items that could be a potential danger."

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