Block Party Giveaway: Joovy Greenie Caboose Ultralight ($250 Value!)

This giveaway is now closed. Check back on July 4 for the winner!

Welcome to the Simple Living Media Summer Block Party! We’ve got 20 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win!

So we’re starting off the Block Party on Simple Mom with a bang, thanks to Joovy. I’m happy to take a little break from my maternity leave in order to try out this fun Joovy Caboose Ultralight stroller with my newly expanded family. And already, it’s been a hoot toting my three (three!) kiddos around on one streamlined stroller.

I’ll admit I was a smidge hesitant at first to try out this stroller. After all, I’ve been perfectly content with our smaller stroller, and I just didn’t love the thought of lugging around a larger tandem stroller. But I’m happily surprised at how lightweight and compact this stroller is… for a tandem stroller, that is.

Sure, this Caboose Ultralight is not as tiny as my single ride stroller. But it’s pretty darn sweet how my two-week-old, two-and-a-half-year-old, and my five-year-old can all climb aboard and ride comfortably. It folds up nicely and fits in our trunk, no problem, and it’s a breeze to snap the stroller open. I can even do it one-handed!

My newborn’s Graco Snugride carseat fits perfectly in the front with the included attachment to accommodate little ones. Even though this is officially a double stroller, my toddler or preschooler can sit nicely on the backseat, and sometimes they can even snugly squish in together! It’s a good thing they love each other. But if they’re not feeling the love, my oldest simply stands on the back while my son enjoys the seat.

In other words, right now, this stroller fits our family perfectly.

I also love the “parent organizer,” a removable neoprene strap that stretches across the handles that houses drinks, cell phones, a wallet, and the like. It’s super narrow, so that when it’s not in use, it hardly takes up any room.

Finally, my six-foot-two hubby loves that the handles are long enough for him to push the stroller without tripping up. His wife, a foot shorter, doesn’t notice the difference, but appreciates that our height differences doesn’t affect this stroller’s usefulness.

It’s a bit on the pricier side for a stroller, but I always value quality. To me, it’s worth it to invest in one good stroller that will stand the test of time than to save a few dollars and end up buying strollers again and again.  Thumbs up on this stroller — it’s worth the money.

One Simple Mom reader will win a Joovy 2010 Ultralight Caboose Tandem Stroller!

How to Win

Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three!

1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: Why do you want this stroller?  Do you have a new little one in your family, are you a grandparent that enjoys frequent grandkid visits, is your current stroller biting the dust, do you have a friend with a baby on the way…  Or something else all together?

2. “Like” Joovy on Facebook and Simple Mom on Facebook. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you’ve done so.

3. Subscribe to Simple Mom by email or in your feed reader. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.

This giveaway will end at June 30 at 11:59 EST and is open to commenters 18 years or older. We’ll use to choose winners on July 4th! I hope you win!

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. I would LOVE to have this stroller. I just had a baby 12 weeks ago and our Sit and Stand is too big, I feel like the baby is a mile away in the stroller and it doesn’t turn too well.

  2. I was JUST looking at this the other day. I have 3 little kiddos, all under 5, and this would come in SO handy. I love all the SimpleMom sites. They are encouraging and always jam packed full of great stuff.

  3. I “liked” both Joovy and Simple Mom on Facebook!

  4. I would love this. Baby number 3 is on His way.

  5. I just signed up with you on FB. and Joovy.

  6. I subscribed to you in my Google Reader many months ago. Love the site! Sometimes I feel like you read my mind. 😉

  7. I’m expecting our 2nd in November and am kind of in panic mode in terms of strollers, since my little girl and I walk EVERYWHERE right now. This would totally fit the bill!

  8. I would love to have this stroller! I am the youngest of a youngest and the hand-me-downs aren’t even making it anymore! I got married in January and though we’re not expecting yet, it could be any time! This stroller looks amazing! We plan on having more than just one or two kids, so something that will stand the test of time, is easy to use, and works for different ages is a must-have!

    Good luck everyone!

    • I am subscribed via Google Reader. Love it! All the maternity-leave posts have been really nice!

  9. “liked” on Facebook! Hope all my friends come look now!

  10. This looks great – we have a small stroller, but I’d love to have one that would fit more than one kid!

  11. Also, I’m a subscriber. Thanks!

  12. Lynn Crapo says:

    WOW! What a nice giveaway! I would love to win this for our daughter and son-in-law, who are expecting our first grandchild. This is a miracle baby and I can’t tell you how excited they and our entire family is! Thanks!

  13. Lynn Crapo says:

    I am a subscriber to simple mom!

  14. Ashley Deets says:

    I just love this stroller! And I have a 6 month old and a 3 year old… it would be perfect!!! =) And my favorite color is lime green!!

  15. Ashley Deets says:

    I am already subscribed to simple mom through email

  16. holy cow, what a huge give-away. I would love one of these for my 3 and 1 year old. i’ve been admiring them. what a fun give-away. crossing my fingers 🙂

  17. I would love this stroller! I have a 2 year old and should have a newborn sometime in the next month! I used to be anti-stroller because they take up space, but at the rate I have to chase down my 2 year old with my big belly, I’m open to changing that opinion! Please choose me!

  18. I subscribe in Google Reader!

  19. And I liked you and Joovy on Facebook (Heather Farley).

  20. I’ve been wanting one of these for a while, but it’s recently become rather important. I’m a major baby-wearer, but my daughter is almost two, plus I have a bad back/shoulders, and I think I’ve reached my limit with wearing her–I’ll have pain for a few days after wearing her for too long. And my four-year-old likes to walk, but not as far as mama. 😉

  21. I subscribe in Google Reader!

  22. This stroller looks awesome! I have an 11 month old and a 4 year old and we often run errands together so this stroller would make all our lives much easier 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. I would love this stroller bc the cheap double jogging stroller that we bought when my daughter was born is WAY to big AND falling apart already, 2 years later.

  24. I would love this stroller. We have baby #2 arriving September 7th and could use an easy to use double stroller that can fit in our trunk. Hope I win!

  25. I am a subscriber in my Google reader 🙂

  26. I’m subscribed in google reader.

  27. “Liked” Joovy and Simple Mom on FB!

  28. We’re in the “stroller biting the dust” category!!! The shade stopped working and we live in 100 degree temperatures right now!!! We want to do our family walks together but can’t cover little Max up. Hope we win!!!

  29. We’re in the “stroller biting the dust” category!!! Hope we win!

  30. This stroller would be perfect for me! I have a 7 year old, a two year old and I am 14 weeks pregnant so I have been searching for a great tandem stroller! It was meant to be! 🙂

  31. I’m subscribed!

  32. We have a 5 yo and an almost 2 yr old who loves to dash. Our 5 yo has done well walking to school every day for 2 years but his knees are always sore and I’d love to be able to do longer walks with the two of them 🙂

  33. Jenny Runyan says:

    I would LOVE LOVE this stroller! I have an 8 month old and a three year old-and it is my goal to FINALLY (!!) lose the baby weight this summer. With two kids it is hard to find time, but this stroller would give us planty of reason to get out and Walk! It is so awesome!

  34. I spend my days with a four-year-old and a three-month-old. This stroller would be heaven. Love the features and that excellent green color, too!

  35. Cynthia Pitman says:

    I liked Joovey on facebook

  36. I’ve “liked” Joovy and SimpleMom on Facebook.

  37. And I’m already a subscriber. Cheers!

  38. Cynthia Pitman says:

    I liked your blog on facebook

  39. I subscribe via feedburner

  40. Cynthia Pitman says:

    I could really use this. I take care of my two young grandsons, I need to walk as I am extremely overweight. My daughter won’t let me use her stroller because she thinks I will lean on it and break the handle. I like the idea of the higher handles, I usually have a problem pushing strollers that have such short handles.

  41. My nephew has 2-year-old twins and a 3-1/2-year-old. I would love to win this for them!

  42. I am subscribed by email!

  43. Jenni N says:

    Hi, I love this stroller and I have been looking on Craig’s List for it for months with no success. I need it because I have a 3 1/2 year old and a 1 year old. The baby is always in the stroller while the older one walks. Trouble is, the older one walks so slowly that it takes us forever to walk anywhere. This would streamline my life so much!

  44. Jenni N says:

    I “liked” both Joovy and Simple Mom on my facebook page!

  45. My boys are 4 and almost 3, and we have a little girl on the way – let me tell you, the boys are FULL of fun-loving mischief!! I tow the line with them and they are actually very sweet, but let me tell you, anyone who watches them is exhausted by the end of the day (myself included almost everyday). Being able to get around to do errands and go on walks with just one stroller for all three would be an amazing blessing. Thanks so much for the contest!

  46. I am an email subscriber and look forward to your posts. Thanks so much!

  47. Jenni N says:

    I love Simple Mom and I have had a subscription via email for several months. Thanks for the great articles and this contest!

  48. I would love this stroller. I have a three month old and plan on having more kids, I would use it for years!

  49. “liked” simple mom on facebook

  50. am suscribed to this feed on google reader

  51. Joovy and Simple Mom “liked” on FB – check! 🙂

  52. With a 2 month old and a 3 year old, this stroller would be a lifesaver!

  53. Just signed up with you and joovy on FB.

  54. Just signed up for email updates! As a new SAHM, you’re site’s been great! thanks for the guidance and ideas.

  55. This stroller looks amazing! I have three little girls under 5, and this looks like the perfect solution for our summer strolls. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  56. I’m a subscriber via email. Love your site, Tsh. Am always so encouraged by your words.

  57. I would love to have this stroller because I have two kids. Yesterday, I put my 14 month-old in my Ergo pack, and my 3.5 year-old boy walked with me to the post office where we picked up a box and some random mail. Then we went to the library and got a couple books. Carrying the mail, box and books home with a baby on my back was fine. However, my little boy fell down, scraped his knees and then I was balancing him on the box on the mail under by chin, you get the picture. He’s heavy now. Goodness.

  58. I just liked Simple Mom and Joovy on FB.

  59. I recently subscribed to your blog via email because of the potty training article. Thanks for your wisdom!

  60. I have a couple of friends with toddlers that I’d love to be able to take exploring when they come over to ‘aunties’ house. 🙂

  61. I subscribe to simple mom with google reader!

  62. I absolutely need this stroller! My third baby is due in October and my older two kids will be 3 1/2 and 18 months! This would be perfect for us!

  63. I “like” you both on Facebook!

  64. I am an email subscriber already!

  65. Great giveaway! we are expecting our first bub in a couple of months and my husband is tall too. Thanks

  66. I would love this stroller – I have 4 kiddos with the oldest being 4 and the youngest is just 10 weeks old. My stroller just kicked the bucket too – the wheel broke off! And trust me a 3 wheeled stroller is useless! I love simplemom too!

  67. I like both sites on facebook 🙂

  68. I am a subscriber to your feed! Yeah I love it!

  69. I did just have a baby on the 4th of .June and I would love this stroller for he and my toddler to ride together!

  70. I also “liked” simple mom and Joovy on FB.

  71. I’m already subscribed via email.

  72. This stroller would change my life! We currently live in a small town in China and walking is our primary means of transportation. Now that my youngest is too big to carry in a baby carrier, but too little to walk long distances, it severely limits how far I can go on my own with both kids.

  73. I’ve subscribed via Google Reader.

  74. Julia Reed says:

    I am subscribed in Google Reader.

  75. I am subscribed via Google Reader.

  76. I would love to have this stroller because I have a 2 yr old & 2 1/2 month old, we live overseas & will be traveling a lot in the next year. This would be very useful! I currently only have a single seat stroller.

  77. Evan Brammer says:

    We just had our third child and our old Joovy is getting pretty worn. Well, it was worn when we bought it used. But we have loved it so much. It just makes sense and now, even with three we’re able to fit everyone. Perhaps that’s why it’s so worn?

  78. Evan Brammer says:

    Liked Joovy and Simple Mom on Facebook.

  79. Evan Brammer says:

    Subscribed via Google Reader.

  80. I love that this stroller is light weight and can accommodate 2 or 3 kids. This would really come in handy at our house!

  81. I like Simple Mom and Joovy on Facebook!

  82. I am subscribed via Google Reader!

  83. My double stroller is impossible to push so this would be a nice upgrade.

  84. I subscribe via Google Reader.

  85. I’d love this stroller to give to one of my sisters, who both have 3 little ones (plus I’d probably get it as a hand-me down later 🙂

  86. Caroline says:

    Okay…the drool is splashing on my keyboard. I would SO love to win this. My five year old starts kindergarten in the fall and we are planning on walking the 1 mile back and forth each day to save gas and make a statement about simple living. I have a squirrelly two year old as well. We would be so cool making the jaunt in those wheels!

  87. Caroline says:

    I am also subscribed to your feed via google reader.

  88. “liked” simple mom and joovy on fb

  89. Ms Woods says:

    I would love to win this stroller! I have a two year old, a 10 month old and another on the way, so this woud be amazing at helping me keep them all “in tow.” What a nice product!

  90. Oh. My. Gosh. My (used) double stroller just bit the dust so the toddler has been walking … she would SO appreciate a new double stroller so she could ride behind her little brother!!!

  91. And I’m an RSS subscriber!

  92. “Liked” Joovy & Simple Mom on FB!

  93. This stroller would be awesome for our trip to Disney World this year! We have a 6 year old, 5 year old, 3 year old, 2 year old and 1 year old traveling together this year. After that trip, I am giving my tandem double stroller to my sis-in-love so that she will have one for her new arrival the end of November. I would then have the Joovy to transport mine comfortably!

  94. I am “liking” Joovy and Simple Mom on Facebook!

  95. I am subscribe to Simple Mom’s emails AND I love it!!

  96. I have a preschooler, toddler and baby — all of whom need to be carried or ride at some point!

  97. I’m an email subscriber!

  98. Liked and liked on FB!

  99. Stephanie Cosme says:

    I have a 2yo and hope to soon have another one on the way. It will be a lot easier to do our errands (we walk everywhere we can) if I can fit both little ones in one stroller.

  100. I love your website. I left the I like on facebook. I am Gigi to my five sweet grandbabies. I have my newest is due in December. I don’t know if it is a boy or girl yet. But this is going to be a lucky baby.