Cars seats cost a lot of money. The average car seat is about $200 to $300. So, when you see a car seat on sale for 50% off, it can be tempting to buy it. But, before you do, there are a few things you need to know about car seat sales.
What are car seat deals?
Car seat deals are sales on car seats that offer a significant discount on the regular price. The typical car seat deal is 7 to 25% but on very rare occasions, you may find clearance sales for up to 50% off or more.
Deals like this are usually offered by retailers during clearance sales or when a new model is released and they need to make room for it in their inventory.
Are there legit car seat deals? Caution: There are a lot of scams out there.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of scams when it comes to car seat deals. Sometimes, retailers will advertise a car seat as being on sale when it’s not actually discounted at all. Or, they’ll inflate the regular price so that the discount seems like a better deal than it actually is. It’s important to do your research and be aware of these scams before you buy a car seat on sale.
But, there are legit car seat deals:
You just have to know where to look for them.
The best place to find legit car seat deals is on the websites of major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Babies “R” Us. These retailers frequently offer clearance sales on car seats, and they are usually honest about the discounts they’re offering. You can also sign up for their email lists to be notified about sales and deals.
We recently got a Britax B-Free stroller and car seat combo at about 25% discount and with my second-born, we also the Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat on another 20 to 30% discount – don’t remember exactly as it has been about 4 years.
Some sites to help your search for Car Deals Easier:
Some helpful sites that crawl the internet searching for baby gear deals, including deals for car seats, strollers and travel systems include;
- Camelcamelcamel: Unfortunately, they have group together all baby product deals and have not categorized car seats category. It only covers products on Amazon.
- Slickdeals: It’s a more extensive collection of car seat deals offered by online and physical stores. Unlike CamelCamelCamel which gives you deals on Amazon, Slickdeals offers discounted car seats by about 12 retailers including Target, Walmart, and many others.
- Amazon site, Today Deals Section
- Keepa.com – Amazon price tracker
Convertible Car Seat Deals:
Baby Trend Trooper 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, Moondust (CV01C87B)
$99.99 in stock
Diono Radian 3QXT 4-in-1 Rear and Forward Facing Convertible Car Seat, Safe Plus Engineering, 4 Stage Infant Protection, 10 Years 1 Car Seat, Slim Fit 3 Across, Jet Black
Graco 4Ever DLX SnugLock Grow 4-in-1 Car Seat | 10 Years of Use with 1 Car Seat, Featuring Easy Installation and Expandable Backrest, Maison
JANABEBE Cover - Liner Compatible with Graco 4Ever (Raccoon)
Diono Radian 3R, 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, Rear Facing & Forward Facing, 10 Years 1 Car Seat, Slim Fit 3 Across, Pink Blossom
$185.09 in stock
Infant Car Seat Deals:
Evenflo LiteMax Infant Car Seat, 18.3x17.8x30 Inch (Pack of 1)
$128.49 in stock
Baby Trend Secure Snap Tech 35 Infant Car Seat, Lavender Ice
$119.99 in stock
Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air 360 Infant Car Seat (Raven HX)
$179.99 in stock
Booster Car Seat Deals:
Ingenuity SmartClean Toddler Booster Seat for Dining Table with 3-Point Harness Straps
$35.80 in stock
BubbleBum Hybrid Inflatable Travel Car Seat | Hybrid Design - Benefits of a Rigid Booster Seat & The Convenience of Portability | Narrow, Backless Car Booster Seat for Kids | Fit 3 Across - Black
$29.99 in stock
Fisher-Price Healthy Care Deluxe Booster Seat
$28.49 in stock
3 used from $26.82
Car Seat Deals – Outdated
Update, May 2022: Please ignore the table below. It is outdated and will be updating the table soon.
|Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 (Carbon Rose)||Normal + Black Friday Deal, 32% off||Check Price|
|Graco Extend2Fit||Normal + Black Friday Deal||Check Price|
|Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1, Grey, and Blue||Normal + Black Friday Deal, 28%||Check Price|
|Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 4/35||Normal + Black Friday Deal, 27% off||Check Price|
|Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 Max convertible car seat||26% off||Check Price|
|Maxi-Cosi Magellan 5-in-1||25% off||Check Price|
|Maxi-Cosi Pria 85||25% off||Check Price|
|Britax Marathon ClickTight||25% off||Check Price|
|Britax Boulevard ClickTight||20% off||Check Price|
|Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1||24% off||Check Price|
|Britax B-Lively Travel System||23% off||Check Price|
|Maxi-Cosi Zelia 5-in-1 Modular Travel System||22% off||Check Price|
Car Seat Deals for Different Brands 2022
Graco Car Seat Deals:
Graco 4Ever DLX SnugLock Grow 4-in-1 Car Seat | 10 Years of Use with 1 Car Seat, Featuring Easy Installation and Expandable Backrest, Maison
GRACO FastAction SE Travel System Includes Quick Folding Stroller and SnugRide 35 Lite Infant Car Seat, Derby
$209.99 in stock
Britax Car Seat Deals + 2022 Black Friday Sale
Britax is a renowned brand that manufactures car seats for infants as well as toddlers. They have a series of infant, convertible, booster seats as well as travel systems.
Less than 5 days before the 2019 Black Friday, the following are Britax car seats and travel systems that are currently on sale:
Britax Boulevard ClickTight, 20% off
On November 26, just a few days before the 2019 Black Friday sale of Britax car seat sales, Britax Boulevard Clicktight is on sale, 25%.
Britax Boulevard ClickTight is a convertible car seat with 2 layers of impact protection.
Aside from superior safety, Britax Boulevard can be a rear-facing seat for infants of 5 to 40 pounds and can also be a forward-facing seat for babies of 20 to 65 pounds.
Britax Marathon ClickTight, 24% off
Britax Marathon ClickTight is another Britax brand of car seat currently on sale a few days before 2019 Black Friday. It usually goes for around $280 and as of this publication on November 26, it is currently selling for less than $220. You can check its price today here.
Unlike the Boulevard brand of Britax seat, Britax Marathon has only one layer of impact protection. The one similarity between the two is that Marathon and Boulevard are convertible. Marathon brand can be used as a rear-facing car seat for infants of 5 to 40 pounds and can be used as a forward-facing seat for babies of 20 to 65 pounds.
Britax B-Lively Travel System, 23% off
Britax B-Livey is Britax’s brand of travel systems and is currently on sale at 23% off. The B-Livey brand called Ashton is the latest release in Britax’s brand of travel system strollers. It usually sells for over $400 and as of this publication, it is on sale at about 23% off.
The B-Lively brand is one of the favorite baby stroller systems that comes with a car seat combo. Essentially, it comes with B Lively Stroller, B Safe 35 Infant Car Seat, car seat base and adapters.
Here are other features that should make you take the Britax travel system deal:
- 1 layer of side impact protection
- It is very light
- It folds very easily.
- It has a ventilated UV50+ canopy
- Comes with XL storage basket
We will continue to update this list as we monitor car seat sales for Britax brands including the upcoming deals and discounts in the coming 2019 Black Friday.
Graco Car Seat Deals + 2022 Graco Black Friday Deals
Below are Graco car seat deals that are currently active:
Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat
Graco Extend2Fit is on sale for 40% as of this publication on November 26, 2019, just a few days before 2019 Black Friday.
Graco Extend2Fit is a convertible car that comes in 7 colors and currently selling for more than half the price of Britax brands. It can be used as a rear-facing seat for infants of 4lb to 50 lb and as a forward-facing seat for toddlers of 22 to 65 lb.
Graco Grows4Me 4 in 1 Car Seat, 40% off
Graco Grows4Me is a Graco brand of baby car seat that is on sale as of this publication in November 2019. You can save up to $100 or about 40% of its usual price of $149. There a few other car seat sales and deals that can give you that much saving.
I really like the Graco Grow4Me brand because of its use and flexibility. You can rely on it and can use it for up to 10 years as it comes with 4 seats as it transforms from an infant car seat or rear-facing when your little one is 22lb to 65 lb. You can also use it as a forward-facing seat when your baby is a toddler and weighs 40lb to 100lb. And that’s not it.
You can also use Graco Grow4Me as a booster seat when your baby is weighing 40lbs to 110lbs. It comes in two colors, black, and vega.
Maxi Cosi Car Seat Deals + 2022 Black Friday Sale
As of this publication, Maxi Cosi Car seat has a number of seats on sale
Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 Max Convertible Car Seat, 25%
Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 Max Convertible Car Seat is on sale for 28% off. Its usual price is over $300 but for a limited time, you can now get yourself this Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 for less than $250. It comes in ten different colors and can be used as a rear-facing infant seat for infants of 5-40 pounds and as a forward-facing seat for babies weighing 22-85 pounds.
Safety 1st Car Seat Deals and November 2022 Deals
Safety 1st is currently having one of its car seat brands, Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat, on sale for 335 off.
It comes in ten different colors and can be used as a rear-facing seat for infants of weight 5 to 40 pounds and as a forward-facing seat for babies of weight 40 to 100 pounds.
Some tips for getting the best car seat deal:
- – Timing is everything. The best time to buy a car seat is during the summer clearance sales. These sales typically start in July and last through August. You can also find deals around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
On the car seats price index chart below, you can see that some months have lower prices compared to others. In October 2021, the price of car seats was almost 20% off its average regular cost and can also expect the prices in October 2022 to be lower.
- – Compare prices. Don’t just buy the first car seat you see on sale. Take the time to compare prices from different retailers to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
- – Check the return policy. Before you buy a car seat, make sure you know the return policy of the store where you’re buying it. This is important in case you need to return the seat for any reason.
- – Be an informed shopper. Know what features you want in a car seat and what your budget is before you start shopping. This will help you narrow down your options and find the best deal on the right seat for your needs.
When are the best times to buy car seats on sale?
The best time to buy a car seat on sale is during a clearance sale at the end of the season. For example, you’ll often find good deals on car seats in September, when retailers are making room for new inventory for the fall and winter. You can also find good deals around holidays, like Memorial Day, Christmas, and Labor Day.
Major Car Seat Deals each Year:
Black Friday and Cyber Monday
This is the biggest shopping day of the year, and you’ll find some great deals on car seats. Big brands such as Britax, Bugaboo, Peg Perego, UPPAbaby, Graco and others offer sitewide discounts on Black Friday and on Cyber Monday.
You can expect deals up to 50% off, and sometimes even more. For example, last year Graco offered a sitewide discount of 40% off, plus an additional 20% off clearance items.
End of Summer Sales
This is a great time to find deals on car seats, since retailers are trying to get rid of excess inventory before the new models come out. You can find discounts of up to 70% off during end-of-summer sales.
Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day are all great times to find deals on car seats. Many retailers offer sitewide discounts, plus clearance sales on last year’s models. You can also find good deals around Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s.
Where can I find car seat deals?
There are a few different places you can find car seat deals. Large retailers like Target and Walmart often have clearance sales where you can find discounts on car seats. You can also check online retailers like Amazon for car seat deals. And, finally, you can check the websites
My advice is that you should always buy a car seat from a trusted retailer such as BabiesRUs, Amazon, Walmart, Target, or buybuy BABY. If you are unsure about the quality of the car seat, do not buy it. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your child’s safety.
Types of Baby car seat Deals:
% Off deals:
When it comes to car seat discounts, the most common type is the percentage off sale. For example, you may see a car seat that is normally $200 on sale for $150. This is a 25% discount. You may also see a car seat that is normally $300 on sale for $200. This is a 33% discount.
Buy one get one free deals:
The next type of car seat discount is the buy one, get one free sale. For example, you may see a car seat that is normally $200 on sale for $100. This means that you are getting two car seats for the price of one.
The final type of car seat discount is the bundle deal. This is where you buy a car seat and a stroller together and get a discount on both items. For example, you may see a car seat that is normally $200 and a stroller that is normally $100 on sale for $250. This means that you are getting both the car seat and the stroller for a discounted price.
Sandra W. Bullock is a grand-mom to two boys and is part of the review board here at Motherhood HQ. She is responsible for the quality control of content and is among our most experienced moms. She has over 20 years of writing parenting content online focussing on baby safety indoors and outdoors. She has written widely on babyproofing nurseries and homes for infants and toddlers and published work on privacy and the safety of baby monitors. She is a renowned advocate for non-wifi baby monitors that cannot be hacked and spends a lot of time educating parents on how to secure their homes – including ways to secure the baby from harm in and around homes. Sandra is a native of Atlanta where she also works. She can be reached using her email, Sandra.w(at)motherhoodhq.com