Joovy Caboose Ultralight Giveaway

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Giveaway

It’s Groovy Joovy Week at Thrifty Nifty Mommy. So far we’ve seen reviews and giveaways for the Joovy Caboose stroller, Joovy Tricycoo 4., the Joovy Zoom360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller, and the 2017 Joovy Room Playard and Nursery Center. Janessa is wrapping up the week today by sharing her review of the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Stroller and we’ve got a giveaway for one too!

Here’s some basic info about the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Stroller:

The new Caboose Ultralight Graphite is the most lightweight, compact and efficient double stroller. Designed for two children of different ages, it is preferred by parents for its practicality. With new upgraded features and an even lighter frame, the Caboose Ultralight Graphite continues to empower older children by giving them a choice to stand or sit while strolling.

The Caboose Ultralight’s design has been improved with a new graphite-colored aluminum frame and it is 10% lighter than the previous Ultralight model. At 22 lbs. fully configured, it is lighter than some single strollers. A new rear canopy attachment provides shade for the child sitting in the back. The new parent organizer also holds two beverages and has a convenient zippered pocket for keys, phone or wallet. A universal infant car seat adapter is included and fits most car seats on the market. This handy accessory converts the stroller into a travel system, allowing the older child to stand on the rear stand-on platform.

The storage basket is ample enough for a diaper bag. Sealed ball bearing wheels provide superb maneuverability and the 4-wheel suspension make for a smooth ride. The linked rear parking brake adds extra security when the stroller is parked. In addition, the Caboose Ultralight has the most compact fold for a double stroller. If your children are within 2 years of each other, you may consider the optional Caboose Rear Seat, which converts the rear bench seat into a front-facing, full-size, reclining seat. This accessory is sold separately and it folds up with the stroller for convenience. It’s also easy to install or uninstall.

The Caboose Ultralight Graphite is a versatile tandem stroller that offers the size, weight and maneuverability of a single stroller without compromising features!

I’m teaming up with a few other great bloggers to bring you a giveaway for a Joovy Caboose Ultralight Stroller!

If you’d like a chance to win the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Stroller, enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. This giveaway is open to residents of the continental US (lower 48 states) and ends at 11:59 PM EST on July 28th, 2017. Good luck! [Read more…]


Enter to Win a Joovy Room Playard!

Joovy Room Giveaway

It’s Groovy Joovy Week at Thrifty Nifty Mommy. Every day this week (Monday through Friday) there will be a new Joovy product highlighted! So far we’ve seen reviews and giveaways for the Joovy Caboose stroller, Joovy Tricycoo 4., and the Joovy Zoom360 Ultralight Jogging Stroller. Today Janessa is sharing her review of the 2017 Joovy Room Playard and Nursery Center and we’ve got one to give away to one lucky reader too!

Here’s some basic info about the Joovy Room Playard and Nursery Center:

The new Joovy Room Playard and Nursery Center offers convenience and functionality in a contemporary design. This premier, full-featured nursery center is a bassinet, changing station and playard, all-in-one. The full-size bassinet on the Room holds an infant up to 15 pounds. Both the bassinet and changing table are removable.

A notable feature is the Room’s flip-away changing table, it has a sturdy and comfortable vinyl top (not fabric) so it’s super easy to wipe down and can support a baby up to 25 lbs. When not in use, just flip over the changing table so it’s out of your way. The removable diaper organizer has several compartments to hold wipes, diapers, lotions and more. The giant side pocket is perfect for storing blankets or additional Joovy Room Fitted Sheets.

One waterproof cotton sheet that works in the bassinet or playard floor is included, additional fitted sheets are sold separately. The Joovy Room Playard and Nursery Center has two wheels making it easy to move around your home and it includes a zippered travel bag for when you are on the go.

I’m teaming up with Thrifty Nifty Mommy and a few other great bloggers to bring you a giveaway for a Joovy Room Playard and Nursery Center!

If you’d like a chance to win the Joovy Room Playard and Nursery Center, enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. This giveaway is open to residents of the continental US (lower 48 states) and ends at 11:59pm EST on July 27th, 2017. Good luck!

Entry Form

Disclaimer: One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or Google. Void where prohibited. The sponsoring company is responsible for prize fulfillment.


Snoopy Pop Game Launches Today + Samsung Galaxy Tablet Giveaway!

I’m writing this post on the heels of a very stressful day. You know those days where it feels like you’re herding cats and putting out fires all over the place? It’s been one of those. It all started the moment I woke up (late) and the day isn’t over yet. Yikes!

Ironically, my stressful day is actually a perfect backdrop for this post, because I get to share one of my favorite ways to relieve stress and chill out:  fun little game apps I can play on my phone. I have always enjoyed the occasional video game, and since smartphones and tablets have become a daily staple, I love having a variety of games at my fingertips. I’ll be honest with you: if the going gets tough, I’ve been known to escape to the bathroom to play a few rounds of some game or other on my phone, and I bet I’m not the only one. Game apps are also a great way to kill time while you’re doing boring things like waiting at the doctor’s office.

Snoopy Pop

When you combine the fun of a game app with the national treasure known as Peanuts, you should already know I’m 100% ready to play, which is why I am so excited about Snoopy Pop!

Snoopy Pop is a brand new game created by Jam City, the company behind games you or your kids may already play, like Panda Pop and Marvel Avengers Academy. Snoopy Pop is officially launching today, July 12, but my family was thrilled to have a chance to try out the game in advance on a Samsung Galaxy tablet. We all love it!

Snoopy Pop Game
Like Panda Pop, this is a bubble shooter game. I personally love bubble shooters because they’re challenging enough to be fun, but not too difficult for kids. In fact, Snoopy Pop appeals to my entire family, and we’ve all taken turns enjoying some time with the game. Have a look at the game trailer to get a sneak peek at the gameplay: [Read more…]


A Motorized Umbrella that Opens AND Closes with the Touch of a Button + Giveaway

How’s the weather where you are?  The sun is trying to come out here, but lately, it’s been rainy more often than not.  Don’t tell my husband, but I have a Father’s Day gift that will help him keep dry and looking pretty snazzy during his daily commute in less than perfect weather:  the ShedRain e-Motion™ Motorized Open & Close Compact Umbrella.

Note the “Open & Close” in the name.  With the push of one button, the ShedRain e-Motion can be both opened and closed, and the canopy doesn’t just close, it also slides all the way down to the handle.  That means you only need one hand to operate this, so you can go ahead and do what you like with the other hand.  I suggest using it as a bagel holder, but if you’d rather carry a briefcase or a coffee, I’ll understand.

ShedRain E-Motion Motorized Umbrella

I can honestly say this is my first experience with a battery-powered umbrella, and it’s just as cool as it sounds.  The built-in, rechargeable battery is responsible for the motorized magic of the e-Motion.  The package includes an international voltage charger (100-240V), and you get between 120-150 open/close cycles per charge.  That’s a lot of rain between charges.

ShedRain E-Motion Umbrella Buttons

Press and hold the Up Arrow to open. Press and hold the Down Arrow to close.  Easy peasy.

ShedRain Umbrella Charging

The LED light on the handle will turn red to let you know it’s time to charge.  (Another sign is if the umbrella opens and closes slowly.)  Once it’s fully charged, the light turns green.  Don’t worry if you forget to charge it; the ShedRain e-Motion will also operate as a manual umbrella.

This is a nifty gadget, and it’s made me think of an umbrella as a tech item for the first time ever.  It’s more than just a gadget though–it’s a really nice umbrella with or without the motorization.  As you might expect, there’s a little more heaviness in the handle than you find in your average compact umbrella, but overall it’s fairly lightweight.  The frame is made of fiberglass and aluminum, and the fabric is coated with Teflon.  It’s a very sturdy umbrella, and I can see this being just what my husband needs on those rainy and windy days in NYC.

ShedRain E-Motion Umbrella Cover

Another feature worth mentioning is the case.  Getting a case back onto an umbrella can be like trying to refold a map.  This case that comes with the ShedRain e-Motion is roomy AND it has a zipper.  You will not have any problems getting this cover on over a sloppily closed umbrella, and despite it’s roominess, the cover stays put.  The fabric is nice and thick too.

ShedRain E-Motion Umbrella

The ShedRain e-Motion can be purchased at ShedRain.com for $99.00.  You might be thinking that’s a heavy price tag, but let me assure you, this is a very high quality umbrella.  Once you get your hands on one, you will be able to feel the difference.  ShedRain offers a limited Lifetime Warranty, and every umbrella they make is designed to hold up in adverse weather conditions and withstand the stresses of use over time.  I’d say this one umbrella is worth about a billion of the ones my husband buys in the city.   Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but seriously, this is the real deal.

ShedRain is generously offering Game On Mom readers a chance to win an e-Motion Motorized Umbrella!  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 6/23/17 at 11:59 ET.  Good luck!

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Grilled Cheese & Beer: Recipes for the Finer Things in Life + Giveaway

Does the idea of a sandwich dripping with ooey, gooey, cheese make your tummy grumble?  Me too.  If, like me, you are also of the opinion that such a sandwich can be improved by the addition of the perfect beer, then this is definitely the post for you, because today, I am sharing with you a wonderful new book:  GRILLED CHEESE & BEER from authors Kevin VanBlarcum and Eddie Davis.

VanBlarcum, a brewer at Keegan Ales in Kingston, NY, and Davis, a skilled chef, have collaborated to bring their experience and good taste together in one clever and mouthwatering volume.  GRILLED CHEESE & BEER has more than 50 sandwich recipes, and each comes with suggestions for craft beers that will draw out the flavor of each ingredient.  These guys know their beer and food, and we are the lucky beneficiaries of their wisdom.

Grilled Cheese and Beer Book [Read more…]