I traded my expired Chicco keyfit for a new Chicco keyfit/travel system today at BRU. Since this is our last baby and we found out yesterday that we are having a GIRL!!!!, I definitely wanted a girl-y looking carseat. Silly thing, I know, but we've always known there would be more babies in our future and have stuck with gender-neutral baby gear. I got 25% off the travel system by trading the expired one, so I got the pink & khaki carseat, base and stroller, plus a 5-pk of adorable onesies I couldn't resist and my total with tax was $270! That travel system is normally $325! woot! I love the Chicco Keyfit because it holds babies rearfacing to 30 lbs and fits in my (maxed out!!) vehicle without rendering the seat in front of it unusable (which a rearfacing convertible set at a newborn recline does for us). It's our first baby purchase for this baby and it's amazing how it makes the fact that we are having a baby that much more...real??!
i loved getting girly looking car seats for my girls. i still do. has to have pink and purple, and ends up having flowers or butterflies. now i need a boy one. they all suck. i am going to have to go to a bigger store or something. cause most of the ones in my price range are just little gray squares or some other boring ugly thing. and i dont want pooh. so i might have to spend more money.
For some reason my local BRU doesn't have ANY of the Chicco seats in stock. I even have an old junker of a carseat that a friend picked up from the daycare she works at to trade in!
Although if you like the red color, it sells on Amazon for about the same as the BRU sale price would be...
If it's the newer, Keyfit 30 on Amazon, it's a great deal. Although the guy at BRU yesterday told me if I didn't like the pink & khaki and wanted the pink & charcoal instead, it's only available online so I'd need to take my little trade-in certificate back to customer service and switch it for one that can be used online... so I suppose you could take the "junker" LOL to BRU and get the online-compatible version of the trade-in certificate, and still get the Chicco.
I love, love, love my chicco keyfit. I can count on my hands the number of times I've taken the baby IN the seat of out the car, but the bucket just takes up a lot less room than a convertible seat reclined to an angle tat newborns require! And the Chicco is SO easy to install, too! Love it!