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Cosco Scenera Car Seat Review

The first few times we traveled with Cara, we brought her infant carrier and the accompanying base so we could safely transport her at our destination. When she finally outgrew that, we upgraded to two behemoth car seats, one for each car, in the Britax Marathon 70-G3 and the Recaro ProRIDE. Both weigh close to 20 pounds. I knew for sure that I didn’t want to travel with those car seats. The amount of stuff you have to bring for one kid might as well be equal to two adults, so having to schlep around a giant convertible car seat all throughout the airport isn’t very appealing.

Enter the Cosco Scenera car seat. It’s simple, affordable, and lightweight. It’s also hailed by many frequent travelers as the best travel car seat.

Overview

The price tag on this travel car seat is approximately $40. We bought ours at Walmart.com for that price, and that’s actually cheaper than Amazon.com. We also used TopCashBack to knock off a few more bucks.

The Scenera can accommodate rear-facing children from 5-35 pounds, and front-facing children from 22-40 pounds. It has the LATCH system attachments and is approved for air travel. The best part? It weighs only about 8 pounds. I can wear a backpack, pull a suitcase with one arm, and carry the Scenera with the other. That’s the majority of our stuff.

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How to Save Money With the Target Cartwheel App

Forty dollars. That’s the amount of money I helped someone save on her recent trip to Target. I just happened to be near the self-checkout lanes with a woman who had a large purchase of women’s apparel. The Target Cartwheel app was offering a 30% discount on purchases in that category so I offered to use my account to help her save a few bucks. She finished scanning her items and her total came out to $163. After applying the Cartwheel discount, the total dropped to $123. She was pretty surprised and happy with the savings. She may not have had the app when I met her, but I bet she does now. Her friend even admitted to seeing the offer plastered all over the store but just ignored it. I bet they’re not ignoring it now!

What is the Target Cartwheel App?

Cartwheel by Target is a mobile app dedicated to helping Target shoppers save more money each time they make a purchase. It’s available for Android and iOS, and is completely separate from the normal Target app. Each week Cartwheel offers discounts on hundreds of items. Sometimes the offers last for a week and sometimes they can last for over a month. You’ll tend to see a big refresh each Sunday, which is common as retailers release new weekly specials, but you’ll also find a few new offers being added throughout the week.

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