Frugal Family Fun: Kolcraft Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller + Silent Auction to benefit K.I.D.S.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kolcraft Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller + Silent Auction to benefit K.I.D.S.

Even though my "baby" is now 2 years old, I still am not quite where I want to be in terms of pre-baby body.  I am mostly concerned with the middle and lower half, it's just not working for me! I have found that with 3 kids, it can be really difficult to find the time to get a good work out in, at least one where the kids aren't bugging me every 2 seconds.  I have been trying different ways to get the exercise in even with kids around.  Yoga isn't really working because its just not relaxing when you have kids giggling and acting silly.  Treadmills and stair steppers aren't always the safest things to have in the house with small kids, and not in my budget right now.  So I decided I would try jogging.  And since I can escape more easily with just my 2 year old, I decided to tow her along in the Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller from Kolcraft! Jogging is a great way to get those buns and thighs in shape, and the resistance of the stroller is an added bonus! I am so excited to jog my way slim!

Personally, I think this stroller is the queen of all jogging strollers!! It really has it all! First and foremost, I love how easy it was to put together. Almost all of it came assembled! I only had to put the wheels on, attach the child's tray, the adult cup holder tray, foot rest and the odometer! This took me about 15-20 minutes to assemble and double check it all.  And best of all, NO HUSBAND HELP NEEDED!! This is important to me! I like to try to do it on my own, but sometimes I have to call in my handy helper.  Fortunately this stroller is easy to assemble and there are only 4 screws to be put in total.

As far as features, there are tons! I mentioned that it has an odometer. This measures both your speed and distance.  This will be really useful to make sure I am keeping a good pace and to push myself to go a little further each time!  Something else I think is awesome is the iBaby Sound System.  You plug your mp3 player or iPod to the connector and you can listen to your favorite songs while you jog!
iBaby and Odometer on the handlebar and parent tray
This stroller has soft-ride air tires.  And the front wheel is fixed which makes it really easy to jog with.  And steering it with that fixed front wheel can be done easily by raising the front wheel and using the back to steer.  The handlebar is a SmartHandle that is adjustable.  To me this is one of the stroller's best features.  I am usually hunched over my stroller since most handles are so low.  That causes strain on my neck and back and makes pushing a stroller really uncomfortable.  This stroller handle rotates to multiple heights, so you can adjust it to the best position for you.
I love this stroller!!
I also love how the seat reclines.  Most seats require you to adjust with a button or something similar.  This stroller uses an easy to use strap in the back to adjust the seat. You simply tighten or loosen to the desired position.  This is the first of its kind I have seen and I really like it. This is a quick and easy way to adjust the child's seat.  The stroller has a great basket on the bottom to hold anything and everything you may need, as well as a hanging mesh holder beneath the parent tray, which I think is a great place for keys, your phone and other necessities you don't want loose.  I love this stroller, it has it all!!!

More details:
Weight of stroller: 27 lbs
Product folded size: 21.5 x 37.5 x 36.5
45 lbs. maximum child weight
Do not use this product while jogging until child can sit up unassisted

Stands up right even when folded!
Buy it!! If you are looking for a great jogger, your hunt is over! I think this is the best one out there! You can purchase the Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller at:
JC Penney
Baby News Independant Specialty Store
Prices Vary by Store. 

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Kolcraft is teaming up with K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations) to hold a Silent Auction here on my blog! Kolcraft believes in giving back, and K.I.D.S. is such a great cause.  Plus this is a great way to help moms get a really great product for less than retail price! Kolcraft knows that it isn't always affordable for parents to get great quality baby and kids products.  The silent auction gives these parents the opportunity to get this great stroller at a great price, for a great cause! This partnership benefits everyone involved!

Personally, I think this is way more fun than your everyday giveaway!  I am really honored to be able to work with Kolcraft and to help connect parents with K.I.D.S. and raise awareness for this wonderful non-profit organization!!  K.I.D.S. has helped families to obtain crib mattresses, bassinets, strollers and more. K.I.D.S has reached out to more than 64 million children in need since 1985 by distributing more than a half billion dollars worth of merchandise donated by corporations.  This organization is truly amazing!!

A silent auction online is just like a regular silent auction. The starting bid will be $5.  So the first person to bid will bid $5.  The bids go up in increments of $5.  The auction will only run for a week, so you will want to check back daily to see what the current bid is!  The winning bid goes to the top bidder at the end of the auction, which will be 9pm PST February 3. If you are the winner, you will be notified via email on Friday February 4th. You have until midnight Sunday the 6th to visit K.I.D.S and make a donation by clicking the Donate Money Now link. After you have received your electronic receipt, send me an email at  with a copy of your donation receipt along with your name, shipping information and phone number (for shipping purposes) and Kolcraft will then ship you the Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller!! Very simple and fun!  (You are also welcome to make a donation to K.I.D.S. without bidding! We appreciate you supporting this great cause!!) 

Check out K.I.D.S on Facebook for more information about donations and this great organization!!

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"Silent Auction for a Kolcraft Overland Limited Jogging Stroller Ends 2/3/11 9pm PST"

Okay, now that the details are explained, lets get this auction rolling! The bidding opens now, with the first bid at $5. Who wants to be the one to get this thing started??  Simply comment below with your bid and email address! (If it is in your blogger profile you don't need to include email!!)