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 have two little ones. The younger (9m0) obviously needs to sit if we go for a stroll and loves looking at the world – she gets a seriously big kick out of it. Her big sister can never make up her mind as to what she wants to do… sit, stand, walk. So something like this would be a perfect addition for those indecisive days.

  2. I would love this stroller, since our last good stroller’s wheel popped off in the parking lot of Toys’R’Us! With our family in its’ earliest stages, it would be lovely not to have to constantly upgrade!

  3. “liked” both joovy and simplemom on fb 🙂

  4. I subscribe to Simple Mom in my feed reader!

  5. I am a subscriber on my feed reader.

  6. I really like this Joovy stroller. I left a I like it on my facebook page. I am Gigi to five great kiddos and one in December. I would love to have this for some time with them each as they come to visit. Or I go to visit them. Most live 3-plus hours away.

  7. My 3rd is due in two weeks and I would love to enjoy this nice weather with a great stroller!

  8. Jessica says:

    I would LOVE to have this stroller! I have three children 3 years old and younger. Taking them places is a challenge when I am by myself as I don’t have a double stroller. This sounds like it would be the perfect solution! Thank you for this chance to win!

  9. Jamie Dones says:

    I would love to win this stroller, because we have our second baby due on December 25th this year. This would be perfect for us!

  10. Jessica says:

    I subscribe to Simple Mom by email.

  11. Laura Cross says:

    I would love to win this stroller for my precious friend who is expecting baby number 6! It would bless her family immensely. Her husband was without a job for almost a year. PTL he is employed now and they are getting back on their feet. They are such a wonderful family, and I know that this stroller would be a blessing to them. :0) Thank you!

  12. I am a subscriber and I have been for a long time. I had nothing like this when I was raising my daughters. Oh well, my daughters, who are or are soon to become moms have access to you. Thanks for the insight to create this site.

  13. Laura Cross says:

    I have subscribed via email for a while and love to read our posts!

  14. Laura Cross says:

    I have “liked” your site and Joovy on FB!

  15. I have one baby and no definite plans for a second so far, but I have two friends getting ready to have their second! I would love to be a hero and pass it on to one of them!

  16. I subscribe in Google Reader.

  17. Liked Joovy and Simple Mom on Facebook.

  18. Ms Woods says:

    I’m a fan of Joovy and Simple Mom on Facebook

  19. Would *love* this stroller. Am expecting kiddo #2 in a few (I hope) weeks. We have a two-year-old who *usually* doesn’t need a stroller, but still does for long walks or busy places.

    I’ve been looking at the regular Joovy Caboose for awhile but was hesitant about the price tag. Glad to hear that you love it and have given it a true trial run.

  20. I would love to win this stroller because I as well am a mom of 3. I have a 5 year old, a soon to be 4 year old, and a 5 week old! All BOYS! This stroller would come in super handy and would be something that I couldn’t go out and purchase.

  21. I’ve been a faithful Google Reader subscriber to Simple Mom and Simple Bites for awhile now. Love the work you do!

  22. I “like” Joovy on facebook and Simple Mom

  23. I have been a follower of Simple Mom for some time now and love it!

  24. Just ‘liked’ you guys and Joovy on Facebook. Glad to see you have a Facebook page. I look forward to updates.

  25. I’d like this stroller because I’m expecting my second baby early next year. I’ve been thinking about what we need most and the only thing I can think of is a double stroller. We take a lot of walks!

  26. This stroller looks fabulous. We are expecting #2 and I am feeling overwhelmed by the double stroller options. We live in an urban area, a walking town, so our stroller is our mode of transportation and stopping by the tiny corner market on the way home to make dinner is impossible with a giant double stroller. This looks nice and compact! Thanks for offering the giveaway! (And congrats on your new arrival!)

  27. I like Joovy on Facebook!

  28. I am subscribed to Simple Mom via email.

  29. I subscribe to Simple Mom emails. I love getting them!

  30. I have a friend who is desperately trying to adopt, to no avail thus far. IF she gets her baby (babies!), I know what gift I would give her… she’s so frugal she’d never buy it for herself, but what a wonderful gift for her!

  31. Melissa says:

    I am an email subscriber

  32. Melissa says:

    I am a facebook fan of joovy and simple mom

  33. I’m expecting my 4th in September and the next oldest will be 2.5 years old so this stroller is what I need to get us around while the older ones are at school – it looks so cool, what a great giveaway, thanks!

  34. I just “liked” both pages on facebook. thanks again!

  35. Melissa says:

    Our dble stroller is really shabby. I would love this for our kiddos 🙂

  36. Melissa says:

    I have tried other double strollers, but this one sounds GREAT! I love that, in a pinch, you can fit all three of your kiddos.

  37. Melissa says:

    I am also a subscriber :).

  38. As weird as it may sound, that looks like an awesome stroller, and I would love to have it when I start having kids in the near future.

  39. Oh man, I’ve totally been covetting new strollers lately. I regret my strolled purchase and would love a new one (one that actually fits into my car!)

  40. I suscribe through email.

  41. I have this blog in my feed reader! I love reading it on my Google Reader! Defintiely subscribed.

  42. Liked both on Facebook!

  43. We’d love to have one for walks with our 2 year old and 10 month old, especially now that the older one is less interested in sitting!

  44. Michelle says:

    I would love the Joovy stroller for my heavy son and newborn this fall. We only have one stroller that is meant for a single child, so the Joovy would be perfect for our needs. I enjoy reading your posts and your perspectives really hit home for me. Thank you for taking the time to post while on your maternity leave!

  45. Bethy Sue says:

    I would love to win this stroller because if I am blessed with more children in the near future it would be great for a baby and my 3 year old.

  46. Bethy Sue says:

    I just “liked” Simple mom on facebook too!

  47. I would love this for my five year old. He loves to ride anything–not walk.

  48. Lindsay says:

    Oh – what a great giveaway! I’ve been searching for a good tandem for my now 3 year old and his younger sister (20 mos) that I can throw in the car. He still gets tired walking but thinks he’s too big for a “baby” stroller.

  49. I would love to have this stroller because my son just turned one and we are thinking of having another baby soon! We’ll need a tandem stroller and this is a great one!

  50. Aaahh, I would LOVE this stroller. We have a 2 1/2 year old little boy, and we just had another little boy in February 2nd (is he already 5 months!? how did that happen?). This would be so perfect to be able to have then both in one stroller, and so handy to have the toddler sitting in the back. Like for trips to the zoo, he loves to be pushed around, but he also likes to get up and explore. This looks like the perfect stroller for that.

  51. I would LOVE to have this stroller…we are expecting to be on the “waiting family” list as new foster parents as of THIS week! We are completely open to small sibling grounds, babies-preschoolers…it is scary and exciting not knowing how (or when!) our family will expand and this is one of those “must have” items that is currently on my wish list. Thanks!

  52. I “liked” Joovy and Simple mom on facebook!

  53. we are going to start trying for number 2 in september (eeek! that is already around the corner!). my husband has told me numerous times that we have enough strollers, but we need one that can hold TWO babies!

  54. And I read all the SLM sites via Google RSS feed 🙂

  55. With a one-year old, three-year old, and another little one on the way, we’re in need of a bigger stroller! So far, everything out there has looked huge and bulky. But this little stroller looks perfect!

  56. I would LOVE this stroller. I live in the city and have a little one on the way. Our leading chld care option would be at my work – meaning my new babe and I would walk to work together. Having a stroller that could stash my work needs easily and hold the baby comfortably along would make life sweet as pie!

  57. Christine says:

    I live in China so a stroller IS our car! 😉 Right now I have my three-month-old in the Ergo and my 2 year old in the stroller everywhere we go…this would be a sweet alternative during the hot summers.

  58. And I just subscribed via email. 🙂

  59. I’m sure me and my 9 month old would totally love this stroller! We have an old Graco one that is very heavy and bulky… would love to take afternoon strolls to the park with my three older boys in toe. I subscribe to your email, like you on facebook and now joovy too 🙂 Pick me, pick me… PlEaSe!!!!

  60. Michelle says:

    I’ve liked Joovy, and I’ve already liked Simple Mom on Facebook awhile ago. 😉

  61. I now “like” both Joovy and Simple Mom on Facebook!

  62. Christine says:

    I follow you via Google Reader!

  63. I am already a Simple Mom subscriber to “two” email accounts so I never miss a post!

    (wish I could friend you on facebook…but our pregnancy is still on the DL and too many co-workers would perk with curiousity if I friended a mom site and a stroller site on the same day!)

  64. I want this stroller because my only double is not really condusive to throwing in the back of the car + my 3 yo likes to get in and out of the stroller constantly + my husband can’t understand the need to have more than one stroller (I know, right?)

  65. Kim Blackaby says:

    I have a 2 1/2 year old, a 10 month old, and am expecting again in November. We currently have a single stroller and desperately need something that will better contain our growing family.

  66. Sarah O says:

    I subscribe via the weekly e-mail and Google Reader.

  67. I’m already subscribed to you through Bloglines. Keep the great posts coming!

  68. Michelle says:

    I’ve subscribed to Simple Mom on a second email account just now. 🙂

  69. Elizabeth H says:

    I was thrilled to see that you are giving this stroller away. I have been researching it for months at the recommendation of a friend! I have three boys, three and under, and having this would be such a blessing!

  70. Sarah O says:

    I have a 7 month old who is already over 22 pounds, and something to give my back a break during all the summer activities we have planned sounds like a great idea to me.

  71. Elizabeth H says:

    I also “liked” Joovy and Simple Mom on Facebook!

  72. Elizabeth H says:

    I subscribed to “Simple Mom” by email! Thanks again for this opportunity!

  73. I “liked” them!

  74. Dean Noblin says:

    I would love to have this to make getting out and about with my two young girls who are 22 months apart easier.

  75. Kim Blackaby says:

    I have added your page to my Google Homepage.

  76. Whoo-hoo… on the e-mail list.

  77. I subscribe via Google Reader

  78. Kim Blackaby says:

    I now “like” both Simple Mom and joovy products on Facebook.

  79. I would love this stroller because I’m due for our second baby July 14th and our little girl will be turning 2 on the 12th!!! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!!

  80. I would love to win this stroller. I’m due with baby #2 in September, and right now we just can’t justify spending the money on a new stroller when our current [single] stroller is still in like-new condition.

  81. Hi!
    I would love to win the stroller. We are expecting our 6th little one this fall and got rid of most of the baby stuff at a garage sale last fall because we were done at #5 . . . or so we thought! Our current strollers have been through quite a bit and I think the back seat/standing platform would work fabulously for our crew.

  82. I have been hunting for a lightweight (yet sturdy) stroller for my 8 month old and 3 year old. My high hopes for garage sales are falling quickly; this is just what we need. What an awesome giveaway –I love this blog!

  83. A friend of mine is pregnant with a surprise baby #3, and her baby #2 is only 18 months old – a double stroller, especially of this style, would be so helpful for them!

  84. Danielle says:

    I would love this stroller. I love the fact that you say you can get 3 children as we are expecting our 3rd next year and I will have 3 under the age of 4.

  85. I “like” Joovy on FB! 🙂

  86. Also, I subscribe to your blog in my google reader {and love it!}

  87. Just found out we are expecting our first (of hopefully many!)- the world of strollers is huge and daunting! It would be a nice boost to our growing supply of babywares!

  88. I “like” Simple Mom on FB! 🙂

  89. I have three under 4, and might like a sit-n-stand. I’ve never tried one!

  90. I’m already a subscriber – you’re one of my fave’s! 🙂

  91. Facebook “like” x2 . . . count me in again!

  92. I subscribe in my feed reader!

  93. “Like” on Facebook = complete.

  94. Morgan D. says:

    We have number 5 on the way, and obviously our double stroller doesn’t work very well for us anymore. 🙂 Considering our kids are all 5 and under, strollers are still very useful for us.

  95. Danielle says:

    I am a fan of joovy and simple mom on facebook.

  96. We are expecting number three in about seven weeks. This would be a great and simple solution when out and about.

  97. I am now a fan of both Simple Mom and Joovy on FB! 🙂

  98. I subscribe via email.

  99. Danielle says:

    I follow Simple Mom in my Google Reader

  100. I ‘liked’ both on Facebook!