If you've got a baby on the way or one or more already at home, consider swapping out used equipment like strollers, cribs and car seats for discounts on purchases of other baby goods.
Toys"R"Us is holding its fifth Great Trade In event from Fri., Aug. 26 to Sun., Sept. 18. Bring in used items from your own parenting experiences or hand-me-downs your friends and relatives may have shared, and exchange them for vouchers for 25 percent off new baby products in certain categories made by certain manufacturers. Here's a full list from Toys"R"Us.
There are new categories this time: swings, walkers, bouncers and entertainers. That's in addition to the original list: used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs and kids' beds.
The company offers the program to get used baby products out of circulation that might be obsolete or potentially unsafe, as standards get ever more stringent.