This post is sponsored by Cosco. 

In every mom-related Facebook group I’m in, car seats are always a hot topic. Which is the best? Which is the safest? It’s the source of much debate, and if you’re a mom on a budget, it’s also the source of a lot of stress.

Do I really have to spend $200?

We all want to keep our little ones safe, but it seems like the safest car seats are also the most expensive. When I was pregnant with my first child I remember thinking, “I am going to have to sell a kidney to afford this stinking car seat.” A slight exaggeration, perhaps, but you get the idea. Quality car seats from trusted brands seem to all be in the triple digits. If you’re a mom on a budget, that can be daunting.

The awesome people at Cosco think that safety should be affordable, and I totally agree. So when they asked me to share their newest car seat with you, I signed on right away. I mean, wouldn’t it be great if you could get a safe and reliable car seat for less than $50?

Check out the brand-new Cosco Scenera NEXT:

Cosco Scenera Next

  • Fits 3 across in the back seat of most vehicles
  • Rear-facing 5-40 lbs (19″ to 40″)
  • Forward-facing 22-40 lbs (29″ to 43″) and at least 2 years old
  • Side Impact Protection
  • 5-point harness with easy front adjustment
  • Certified for use on aircraft
  • Machine-washable cover
  • Cup holder is dishwasher safe
  • Made right here in Columbus, Indiana
  • Retails for only $46 exclusively at Walmart

Cosco Scenera NEXT

Cosco is a family-focused company, and they invited their employee’s families in to celebrate the launch of the Scenera NEXT. Employees and their families were invited for a festive open house where they could see the first Scenera NEXT’s roll off the line, view crash test demos, have their kids get their face painted and more.

Cosco Families

To coincide with the roll out of the first Scenera NEXT’s, Cosco is launching a personalized letter writing campaign. Over 500 of the first Scenera NEXT’s will feature handwritten notes from a child of one of Cosco’s Columbus, Indiana, employees. How cool is that?

Cosco Kids Letter

You can find the Scenera NEXT exclusively at Walmart…or, you can win one! I am giving away a Scenera NEXT Car Seat and a $50 Walmart gift card to one lucky Mom For Less reader. Just use the form below to enter. Giveaway ends at 12 a.m. EST on January 1, 2015 and is open to U.S. Residents only. Good luck! *The giveaway form looks a little wonky if you’re trying to enter via your cell phone. I apologize; we’re working to get that fixed.*

My friend Katy at Indy With Kids is giving away a car seat, too!


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