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

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by Tsh

Tsh is the founder of this blog and lives in Bend, Oregon 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.

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 Random.org to choose winners on July 4th! I hope you win!

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  1. I would love this stroller because my bff has a slightly older kid than mine, and we could travel together in style with just one stroller! (Not to mention I plan on having another soon, so I can eventually tote these tots together with this stroller!)

  2. And I subscribe to Simple Mom on my Google Reader account- here’s to entry #3!! Hope I win!!

  3. I “Like” Joovy on facebook!

  4. I “like” Simple Mom on Facebook!

  5. I am a Simple Mom subscriber.

  6. avatar
    Whitney says:

    We’re trying to get pregnant w/our second child, and will need to purchase a double stroller – this would make life so much easier!

  7. We are planning for # 2 now, so this stroller would be perfect!

  8. avatar
    Whitney says:

    I “liked” simple mom and joovy on facebook!

  9. I already have an email subscription to Simple Mom!

  10. avatar
    Whitney says:

    I am a simple mom subscriber.

  11. I subscribe to rss feeds via google reader.

  12. I would love this stroller, I have a one year old and 5 year old twins. My 5 year old son always gets tired when we go places, so it would be great to have a way for him to ride, and even for his sister sometimes!

  13. I subscribe via email!

  14. I’d like this stroller because we recently discovered that we are expecting a surprise 5th child. Apparently I was too hasty in giving away my double stroller.

  15. I like you both on Facebook!

  16. This stroller looks amazing! I have a 5 yr old, a 2 yr old and am expecting #3 in three weeks – it would certainly get alot of use in our house!

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    Cassie Burback says:

    i have a friend who just had her 2nd baby and would LoVe this!! :)

  18. avatar
    DeeDee Revia says:

    Hello! I love your blog and now this giveaway. Wow!!
    I take care of a two year old and a 6 month old and my 1st grandbaby.
    Two strollers are out of the question and so while grandbaby is little I carry
    her, two year old walks beside me while six month old rides.

    You can imagine that we don’t get out very often. This strollers would be so very
    helpful. We could get out and explore our neighborhood instead of staying in most of the time.

    Keep up the great blog and thanks for the tips and ideas!

  19. avatar
    DeeDee Revia says:

    I am a faithful Simple Mom subscriber

  20. avatar
    Cindy Fox says:

    I liked Simple Mom on Facebook! I hope many others will discover Simple Mom.

  21. avatar
    Julie Fievet says:

    I have a friend with small children and this would be perfect for her!!

  22. avatar
    DeeDee Revia says:

    I have liked Simple Mom and Joovy on Facebook. Ddrevia

  23. avatar
    Julie Fievet says:

    I subscribe to SimpleMom on google reader and love it! Great information for me as a new mom!

  24. I NEED THIS STROLLER! My 2 year old does not like to ride…but I need her to! I can put my 7 mo old in front and let my tot ride! I hope I win…it will surely make errands a lot easier!

  25. We are going to have 2 under 2 pretty soon and this would be perfect for both of them.

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    Cindy Fox says:

    This stroller is so neat! We are expecting our second grandson, and he will only be 12 months younger than his older brother. :) This stroller looks like a great “Nana and Grandad” stroller, or a gift for surprising our son and daughter-in-law! Thanks for choosing such a quality stroller as a give-away.
    Blessings!

  27. I like Joovy and Simple Mom on Facebook.

  28. I already subscribe to Simple Mom by email.

  29. LIKE, LIKE, LIKE Joovy Caboose on Facebook!

  30. I’ve always liked Simple Mom…now I also like on Facebook!

  31. avatar
    Jennifer Ott says:

    Would love this stroller. Number 4 is on his/her way, but our double stroller is too big and has seen better days!

  32. I have a 5 and 2 year old and we are expecting #3 in September. This would be so helpful when needing a place for the littlest ones who like to ride. My self-proclaimed “big girl” won’t ride any longer!

  33. I have a friend who just found out she is pregnant with #3 – her oldest is 3! ;) She could definitely use one of those very cool joovy strollers!

  34. I am a follower, too!

  35. already subscribed to simple mom email…

  36. I have a preschooler, toddler, and a baby due in October. I think this stroller would really help in carrying them around! Thanks for offering this!!

  37. I did the FB “like” for both Joovy and Simple Mom! yea!

  38. I’ve subscribed to Simple Mom through email. Thanks!!

  39. avatar
    Jennifer Anderson says:

    I have three very little ones and this would be perfect for us! especially for trips to the zoo!

  40. Have been following you through email and reader for quite some time… even tho my little ones are almost all grown up, I still find great info and insight for myself and friends… thank you!

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    Jennifer Anderson says:

    I just “liked” Simple Mom through Facebook!

  42. avatar
    Gabrielle says:

    This would make farmers market trips with our 3yo so much easier! Now we struggle with a stroller that she is outgrowing and our cloth bags.

  43. I would love this stroller! We are expecting baby #4 and have to buy a new stroller (our old one was completely worn out and falling apart after baby #3. This would be perfect for our baby and my 3 yr old to use when we go on outings together!

  44. Gorgeous stroller! I have 2 young kids and we go tons of walks in a stroller that has definitely seen better days:)

  45. I would LOVE to win this stroller. I have 2 kids under 4. We have been doing more active things, walks, park, museums, etc, and with all these active outings I am running low on stroller room. I actually have been looking for a new stroller, but the costs and lack of funds is keeping that from happening right now. So…..this would be an answered prayer. Thanks for doing this!

  46. I’ve liked Joovy & Simple Mom on Facebook.

  47. I love this stroller! We have one child and are hoping to add another to our family soon. The world of double strollers is very foreign to me so this would take out a lot of guesswork!

  48. I’m also subscribed w/ Google Reader! Thanks!

  49. avatar
    Chelsey says:

    I am also subscribed to Simple Mom by email……thanks again!

  50. I follow Simple Mom on Google Reader!

  51. I have two kids and one on the way! This stroller would so nice to have! I have subscribed to Simple Mom through Google Reader and it’s been great. Thanks!

  52. avatar
    Heather says:

    I would love to win this – I have an infant, who is my fourth baby. Still using the same stroller I’ve used for all the kids, and it’s a little beat up. Sure would be nice to have something new for our new little guy.

  53. Ive liked joovy and simple mom on my facebook. thanks for the second entry.

  54. avatar
    Heather says:

    And I subscribe by RSS.

  55. I am having baby #3 this coming Jan. and I think this would make a great replacement for my really bulky, rarely used, old double stroller. I’d love to win!

  56. I am subscribed to your feed also.

  57. What momma of little ones wouldn’t want this stroller. This one looks so compact and it carries more than one child. This is my dream. Yay! What a good idea!

  58. avatar
    HanaJean says:

    We currently have two boys and our third child is due this December. We never had a tandem stroller, though we needed one, and our sad little umbrella stroller, though much loved, is simply falling apart from overuse. This stroller would be much loved, much appreciated, and would also solve the pesky problem of “where to put the tired two year old when you go on a walk and he gets tired but the new baby is in the stroller and you still have the whole walk home”.

    And can I say I visit daily, hardly ever comment, but I am SO excited about these give a ways! Baby related ones in particular.

  59. avatar
    Noel Hafer says:

    I love this stroller! I have one little boy and babysit. This sure would make life easier while going out the the park and library time.

  60. Awesome!! I have an older model Joovy double stroller, and it has been great! But it is heavy, and very worn after buying it 4 years ago. I am now expecting our FOURTH child (yikes!) and he and his older brother are only going to be 17-18 months apart. I need a new double stroller!!! Great giveaway!

  61. avatar
    Mandy Ferguson says:

    I “liked” this site on Facebook and I LOVE this site and the email updates each day! I look forward to the articles and encouraging words about how to avoid the complicated lifestyles of this mordern world. I would love to have this stroller. We are trying for a third baby and this would really come in handy for my preschooler, toddler, and (God willing) our new bundle of joy.

  62. AFter all of this good info, I am now a “liker” on facebook of both Joovy and Simple Mom. Thanks!

  63. Would love this stroller for my two yr old and 6 month old. My back would be so relieved.

  64. I have four kids and a husband who is always traveling for work. I’ve only dreamed of owning a lightweight tandem stroller, and this stroller looks like one worth dreaming about!

  65. I subscribe to this blog.

  66. I’m a fan on facebook too!

  67. I have two kiddos under 3 and we could definitely use this stroller! Also because it is high quality I can pass it on to my other family members when we are done with it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. avatar
    Noel Hafer says:

    I like Joovy and simple mom on facebook!

  69. avatar
    Noel Hafer says:

    I subscribed by email too! Thanks

  70. I would love this stroller because baby #3 is due in August!

  71. I have you in my Google Reader!

  72. I “like” Simple Mom AND Joovey on Facebook!

  73. avatar
    Lindsey says:

    Would love this for when we have our next baby.

  74. I’m a email subscriber.

  75. I love this stroller! Although my kids are about too big for it, this would make a wonderful gift for my brother & sister-in-law who still have little ones.

  76. I’ve got a one year old, a 10 month old nephew and hopefully will be adding another little one to the mix soon! Boy oh boy do I need a stroller like this!

  77. I’m a google reader subscriber!

  78. I would love to have this stroller! Not only do we hope to expand our family with in the next year, I will be starting very soon to be babysitting my 1 month old nephew and 22 month old niece. Along with my 13 month old, I was looking for something easy that all three could use and this stroller sounds perfect!

  79. I liked you guys on facebook!

  80. avatar
    Lindsey says:

    I subscribed a long time ago!

  81. avatar
    Michelle T says:

    I would love this stroller! I had my eye on it when I was pregnant with my baby. I like the fact that it looks modern, is lightweight, and has such fun colors. It would be the perfect stroller for many years (and hopefully more babies) to come!

  82. I follow this blog via bloglines.

  83. avatar
    Kaitlin says:

    This stroller would be very useful for our family right now, as well – our current double stroller is side by side and is very difficult to maneuver!

  84. I am subscribed!

  85. I liked both on Facebook.

  86. avatar
    Jen Spilker says:

    I would love to win this, I have three boys all under age 5.

  87. We recently adopted a sibling group of three – 1,2, and 3. I can’t imagine how three would fit on this stroller but I trust you and would put it to good use. At the moment we have a double stroller for the two youngest and the oldest just has to walk which is good for him but considerably limits the length of our outing and the speed at which we get around. Liked Joovy and Simple Mom on facebook as requested. Thanks for considering us :)

  88. avatar
    Shannon says:

    I would be so excited to win this stroller. I am due with Baby #3 in a week and it would be great to have something to use with two (if not three) of my little people! What a great stroller.

  89. Of all the stuff we coordinated for our youngest, the stroller ended up being the mismatched hand-me-down. This one would match perfectly.

  90. avatar
    Jessica Brammer says:

    We own a Joovy stroller already that was bought used and has seen two years of wear and tear with our boys. Now that we have a third child it would be great to upgrade to a newer version. Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. I think I would probably give this stroller away, which is hard to admit to myself. But I have only one child right now, and I’m pretty content with our current stroller situation. It would make an absolutely incredible gift!

  92. avatar
    Jen Spilker says:

    I already subscribe via email. Thanks!

  93. avatar
    Jessica Brammer says:

    I am subscribed through the feed reader.

  94. I’d love to have this stroller for when baby #2 comes, and since we’re not ready for that yet, it would be great for when my nephew is around, or when I’m taking care of a friend’s kiddos.

  95. avatar
    Jessica Brammer says:

    I “liked” joovy and simple mom on facebook.

  96. I’d LOVE one of these! We have 2 little ones (3 and 18m) and praying for more.

  97. I’m a subscriber through Google Reader

  98. My brother is becoming a dad again and this stroller would be perfect for the long walks his family loves to take!

  99. I could really use this stroller, but what I’d really, REALLY like to do with it is give it to a friend with a 3 and 2 year-old. She could so use a double stroller, but can’t afford one.

  100. avatar
    Naomi H says:

    Would it be possible to stipulate on all the giveaways whether they are available overseas or not?