Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Kolcraft Contours Optima Tandem Stroller Review & SILENT AUCTION- CLOSED~~

Congratulations to JD for being the highest bidder as of 11:59 PM EST.


There's no denying the fact that you need a double stroller with Two Under 2 or twins or even just 2 little ones.  But the only problem is, which one do you get?  And to top it off many stores don't even stock them so you're forced to order online.  But how do you know whether you will like it or not, especially when you've never seen it in person? 
Read reviews of course!
And I'm bringing you just that!

As a Kolcraft Mom I recently received the opportunity to review the newest & most amazing double stroller from Kolcraft....The Contours Optima Tandem Stroller in Berkley print. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was; I was simply like a child on Christmas Day.

Now I'm sure that most of you that have researched double strollers have seen the older Kolcraft tandem models. 
So what's so great about the new one???

Well, it is MUCH LIGHTER at ONLY 37 lbs
So, I realize that seems fairly heavy but we are talking a double stroller here.

And now I'm pleased to introduce you to the Contours Optima Tandem Stroller
& all of it's amazing features


First off, I feel that it's very important how well a stroller folds. 
Obviously a double stroller is not going to be as compact but I do have to say I was simply amazed at just how well it folded. 
Much smaller than I would have ever imagined. 


The only downfall to folding is that to make the most compact fold you must remove one of the 2 seats (which is super easy).  It is also recommended that you turn the remaining seat towards you & turn the cup holder in. (once again super easy)
Not a problem but just something extra to remember.

I just love the new Berkley pattern. So fashionable & cute.
Which I must say goes great with Emma's car seat.


Time for a few great features:
  • The footrest is easily adjusted with just a push of a button which makes it perfect for any size of child

  • A generous size parent tray with room for 2 drinks & an area for keys or what not.



  • Removable Front Bars
One thing that I worried about prior to receiving it was the front bars.
I could potentially see them getting in the way with a bigger child.
But they are easily removable so they're no problem at all.

And one of my favorite features...
  • the huge basket underneath. 
Now, if I'm going to push a suburban of a stroller around I want it to have a big basket...and the Contours Optima has just that.

And the greatest of features is that there are
6 Seating Options
Yes, seriously 6 different options.
The seats are easily removed with the push of a button & snap right back in place with no problem at all.

  • Can accommodate just 1 infant/child which allows plenty of extras storage
(A very nice feature being you may not always have both children;
& who wants to carry multiple strollers in your car)


Check out that storage space

  •  Both Facing Forward 
  • Facing Away from Each Other (Front seat was reclined  for infant)

  • Facing Each Other

  • And the super awesome thing is that Infant Seat can fit & fits my Chicco Key Fit with no problem
(holds many infant seats, see website for complete list)
One infant car seat attachment included; may purchase additional piece


  • Facing Parent

And of course the "real test"
The stroller amazingly fits both my toddler as well as my infant perfectly.
With the adjustable footrest Maddox's feet rest perfectly.  And with the reclining back Emma is able to lay back & be comfortable.

And you ask, "how well did it push"? 
It pushes very easily
I was completely in awe of just how easy it went. In fact it didn't seem any harder to push than my single stroller.


See how well he fits.
(For size comparison he's roughly 35 inches & 26 lbs)

He absolutely loves it.  In fact when I had in the house setup he would try to crawl in it to just watch TV.
It's so great having a stroller that fits both of them!


And I think Emma gave her seal of approval.  Not long & she was fast asleep.

Such a PERFECT STROLLER

Buy It:
You can purchase the Kolcraft Contours Optima Tandem Stroller for $289.99 at Babies R' Us

And now you have the chance to bid on one right here at Houghton Happening's.  Kolcraft is sponsoring a silent auction...and one lucky reader has the chance to get the new Contours Optima Tandem Stroller at a fraction of the price.

 
**SILENT AUCTION for Charitable Cause**

The highest bidder of this auction will win a Kolcraft's Optima Tandem Stroller ($299.99 Value).  All proceeds from this silent auction will be paid to K.I.D.S. (Kids In Distressed Situations)


So not only do you have the chance to bid on an AMAZING STROLLER but the chance to make a difference by supporting an awesome charity.  Plus they're helping providing relief to the victims of the storms & tornadoes that have recently affected the South.  So, here's your chance to make a difference & get an amazing stroller at the same time.

How it works:  Bidding starts at $5 and will increase in increments of $5.  To bid, simply leave a comment, making sure your bid is $5 or more above the previous highest bidder.  The highest bidder will then be contacted via email and will have 72 hours to reply & make their donation to K.I.D.S. (electronic receipt is required as proof).  If the highest bidder does not claim the prize or pay the charity, the next highest bidder will be selected as the winner.

**Because several people have asked...There is NO SHIPPING COST. The highest bidder simply makes their donation to K.I.D.S and Kolcraft will ship out the stroller**

**Auction closes June 13, 2011 @ 11:59 PM EST. Open to US Residents 18 Years Old or Older Only.**



I was given the above mentioned product(s) for my review & host of this giveaway.
I was in no other way compensated.The product itself didn't persuade my personal beliefs or views.
I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The views & opinions are purely my own

37 comments:

Shannon said...

I'll start off with $5! soncrazed@aoldotcom

Julie said...

$10

Kristen said...

I bid $15!
husskl at comcast dot net

Mitzi said...

Love this stroller! My bid is $25

ChristyandJoey said...

My bid is $30.

kids at heart. said...

$35.00

LeAnn said...

$40

C's Mommy said...

DOes it end at 11:59 am or pm EST?

Denise McD said...

heck yes! $45

ChristyandJoey said...

HOw much will the shipping charges be?

Mitzi said...

$50

Three Pairs of Muddy Boots said...

$55

Mitzi said...

$60

Anonymous said...

I will bid 65.00 !

info AT bumsNbeyond DOT com

THANK YOU

Three Pairs of Muddy Boots said...

$70

Mitzi said...

$85

Three Pairs of Muddy Boots said...

$100

Mitzi said...

$110.00

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to choose the Hudson color instead?

Shellbell811@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I will bid 125.00 !

info AT bumsNbeyond DOT com

THANK YOU

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

I'm a big fan of this stroller! I'm doing a post on it right now and just reading around on what people think. I haven't tested this exact one yet. such a great blog though! I am new to all of this but excited to read up on your new posts.

kathryn
www.thebusybeefamileee.blogspot.com
twitter: kathblogger

Mitzi said...

$135.00

Amy said...

I'll bid $160.00

a.murphy7@yahoo.com

Thank you

Mitzi said...

$175.00

Anonymous said...

$185

Shellbell811@yahoo.com

Mitzi said...

$190

Kristen said...

$195
husskl at comcast dot net

James said...

$195

Amy said...

I'll bid $200.00

a.murphy7@yahoo.com

Thank you

Kristen said...

$200
husskl at comcast dot net

James said...

$200

James said...

$205

Amy said...

I'll bid $205.00

a.murphy7@yahoo.com

Thank you

JD said...

$210

Mitzi said...

$210

C's Mommy said...

$215
mommysdiaperdreams@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

**Auction closes June 13, 2011 @ 11:59 PM EST.

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