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Toys R Us will let you trade in your old baby gear for a discount

Toys R Us is hosting its tenth annual 'Great Trade-In' for the next month, allowing parents to trade in aging and potentially dangerous baby equipment for a 25 percent store discount. Toys R US says that the age and condition of the items do not matter.

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    Shoppers Xiomara Rodriguez, Nicole Denny, and Timothy Myers load purchases into the back of their pickup truck during Black Friday shopping at Toys R Us in Millcreek Township near Erie, PA. Toys R Us' annual 'Great Trade In' event allows parents to trade baby gear that is old or not up to safety regulations for a store discount. The promotions run until Feb. 21.
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Need to upgrade from a crib to a toddler bed? Or maybe the stroller you inherited from your sister was made under a different set of safety standards than we've got today. You can trade it in at Toys R Us in exchange for a 25% discount on select new baby gear. 

Toys R Us will host its 10th "Great Trade-In" event from Friday 1/23 through Saturday 2/21 at Toys R Us and Babies R Us locations nationwide. The event is meant to help parents and caregivers replace aging and potentially dangerous baby equipment (and get it out of circulation), though parents merely seeking an upgrade from what they have are also welcome.

The age and condition of the item does not matter. Toys R Us noted that they've taken items that are decades old, missing parts, or that are otherwise defective - and getting this old, worn and broken gear out of circulation is exactly the reason why they host this event in the first place.

"The Great Trade-In was conceived to bring attention to the dangers associated with potentially unsafe used items in circulation, and we’re proud this program has to-date helped remove more than 1 million items from the marketplace," said Hank Mullany, President, Toys R Us, U.S. "One of our most important responsibilities as a company is to help parents keep kids safe, and we look forward to once again hosting this popular event in our stores to encourage families to turn in old products in exchange for new ones in-line with today’s safety standards."

What to trade in:

  • Cribs
  • Toddler/Twin Bed
  • Car Seats
  • Bassinets
  • Strollers
  • High Chairs
  • Infant Swings
  • Bouncers
  • Travel Systems
  • Walkers
  • Entertainers
  • Play Yards

For every item traded in, participants will receive a coupon good for 25% off a new baby item from one of the same categories listed above. Complete details are available at Babiesrus.com/GreatTradeIn.

Don't have anything to trade in? You can still grab coupons for 15% off baby gear or furniture here.

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