Budget Buys: 6 Best Strollers Under $100

Budget Buys: 6 Best Strollers Under $100It’s easy to find a good stroller in the $200 to $300 range, but what if you only have half that (or less!) to spend?

Here are the best strollers regularly available for less than $100. I’ve linked to them at Amazon so that you can learn more.

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 12.20.32 PMChicco Echo Stroller: MSRP is $99. Easy to find for $80.

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 12.51.35 PMGraco Verb Click Connect Stroller: MSRP is $99. Easy to find for $90.

  • Type: Standard, lightweight
  • Accepts an infant car seat? Yes.
  • Weight: 18.5 lbs.
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs.
  • Full recline? No. Multiposition recline.

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 12.52.57 PMGraco LiteRider Click Connect Stroller: MSRP is $90. Easy to find for $80.

  • Type: Standard, lightweight
  • Accepts an infant car seat? Yes.
  • Weight: 16.8 lbs.
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs.
  • Full recline? 2-position recline

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 1.00.14 PMSummer Infant 2015 3D Lite Convenience Stroller: MSRP is $99. Easy to find for $80.

  • Type: Convenience
  • Accepts an infant car seat? No.
  • Weight: 12 lbs.
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs.
  • Full recline? “Nearly flat”
  • Reviews: BAby BOs

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 2.38.26 PMKolcraft Cloud Plus Lightweight Stroller: MSRP is $69.99. Easy to find for around $60.

  • Type: Lightweight
  • Accepts an infant car seat? No.
  • Weight: under 12 lbs.
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs.
  • Full recline? No. Multiposition recline.

Screen Shot 2016-01-07 at 2.45.38 PMBaby Trend Expedition Jogging Stroller: MSRP is $120. Fairly easy to find at $$79 to $99.

  • Type: Jogging stroller (locking swivel front wheel)
  • Accepts an infant car seat? Yes.
  • Weight: 24 lbs.
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs.
  • Full recline? No. Multiposition recline.
  • Reviews: Baby Gear Lab

Shopping tips:

Sometimes you can luck out and get a GREAT deal on a higher end stroller and end up paying less than $100. These are often previous years’ models. We’ve seen these strollers go under $100 very recently at stores like AlbeeBaby.com and Amazon.

  • Graco Fast Action Fold Classic
  • Graco Dynamo Lite
  • Inglesina Swift 2014
  • Maclaren Globetrotter

Check the clearance section at brick-and-mortar stores like Target, too.

And of course, you can always look into buying a gently used model. Check consignment stores and sales, Craigslist, and your local message boards and Facebook pages and groups.

More under-$100 strollers to check out: 

  • Dream on Me Journey Umbrella Stroller
  • Babies R Us Zobo
  • Urbini Hummingbird
  • Urbini Reversi
  • Urbini Swiftli
  • Mia Moda Veloci
  • Mia Moda Facile

What stroller gets your vote for best stroller under $100?

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2015 “Buy It Now” Prices for 10 Bestselling Double & Tandem Strollers

Welcome to my 2015 buy-it-now price updates for tandem and double strollers.

Buy-it now prices can help you decide when it’s time to pull the trigger on a stroller purchase. I’ve analyzed sale prices on ten of the most popular models to find them.

These “Buy It Now” prices, which you’ll find below in BOLD after the words “Buy Price”, are what I consider “very good” prices on the item. They’re the best sale prices you can expect to find fairly regularly, based on records of previous sales. Wait until the price on the item drops to this level or lower and you know you’re getting a deal.

Note: Don’t confuse these with current prices (although they may be) or with the “lowest price ever” price. In most cases, you can beat this price if you happen onto a unusually great sale.

I’ve linked to the strollers at Amazon so that you can learn more.

2015 "Buy It Now" Prices for 10 Bestselling Double & Tandem Strollers [Plus Deals]

The Strollers:

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2015 “Buy It Now” Prices for 10 Bestselling Strollers Under $150

2015 "Buy It Now" Prices for 10 Bestselling Strollers Under $150 [Plus Deals]

It’s time for some updates on BC’s buy-it-now prices for strollers!

Buy-it now prices can help you decide when it’s time to pull the trigger on a stroller purchase. I’ve analyzed sale prices on ten of the most popular models to find them.

These “Buy It Now” prices, which you’ll find below in BOLD after the words “Buy Price”, are what I consider “very good” prices on the item. They’re the best sale prices you can expect to find fairly regularly, based on records of previous sales. Wait until the price on the item drops to this level or lower and you know you’re getting a deal.

Note: Don’t confuse these with current prices (although they may be) or with the “lowest price ever” price. In most cases, you can beat this price if you happen onto a unusually great sale.

I’ve linked to the strollers at Amazon so that you can learn more.

The Strollers:

Related: 

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2015 “Buy It Now” Prices for 10 Bestselling Strollers Over $150

2015 "Buy It Now" Prices for 10 Bestselling Strollers Over $150

Welcome to the 2015 buy-it-now price updates for strollers.

 Buy-it now prices can help you decide when it’s time to pull the trigger on a stroller purchase. I’ve analyzed sale prices on ten of the most popular models to find them.

These “Buy It Now” prices, which you’ll find below in BOLD after the words “Buy Price”, are what I consider “very good” prices on the item. They’re the best sale prices you can expect to find fairly regularly, based on records of previous sales. Wait until the price on the item drops to this level or lower and you know you’re getting a deal.

Note: Don’t confuse these with current prices (although they may be) or with the “lowest price ever” price. In most cases, you can beat this price if you happen onto a unusually great sale.

I’ve linked to the strollers at Amazon so that you can learn more.

The Strollers:

Related: 

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Best New Baby Gear 2013 [Part 2: Strollers and Carriers]

Welcome to part two of BC’s Best New Baby Gear posts.

Below you’ll find the most interesting new strollers and carriers hitting the market. Some came out in late 2012 and some will do so later this year. In addition to the MSRP and availablility date, I’m also including useful snippets from reviews and press releases along with links so that you can read more, see the specs, etc.

And if these prices seem especially high to you, remember than these are MSRP or list prices. Expect to be able to save 15% or more on these items within the first year they’re on the market depending on brand.

Strollers

  • BOB Motion (shown). $349. BOB’s first four-wheel stroller, “the MOTION’s lightweight aluminum frame represents the company’s most compact design and  complements the BOB joggers as a daily stroller.” Press release. Holds kids up to 65 lbs. Available now at REI.com.
  • *Quinny Yezz.  $279. Holds kids up to 40 lbs.”The Quinny Yezz is the newest addition to the company’s stroller line. The umbrella-like stroller only weighs 11 pounds and comes with a carrying strap, making it great for travel.” LilSugar.com. JPMA Innovation Award winner. Available in March.
  • Chicco Liteway Plus. $179.99 at Amazon. Holds kids up to 40 lbs. “The Liteway Plus functions as both an infant car seat carrier and a lightweight compact stroller offering extended use. As a carrier it offers a canopy, compact fold, and  “click” ICS attachment. As a stroller it offers a full recline, adjustable leg rest, and parent cup holder.” ChildrensProductNews.com. JPMA Innovation Award winner. Available now. Chicco is also debuting the Echo, which runs $99.99 and holds kids up to 40 lbs. It’s available at Target.
  • Baby Jogger Summit x3. $429 ($649 double). “Wider and taller than its predecessor, the stroller features more headroom for older tots. It also has a remote swivel wheel lock” LilSugar.com. Available in May.
  • Mountain Buggy Mini. $349.99. “Ultra Lightweight, Ultra slim single hand fast fold stroller… Perfect for city parents on the go, you can quickly fold it and stand it up (because it stays!) when on public transportation or to store it at your home. It’s full-size tires make navigating the city a cinch and its full swivel front wheel is designed for city focused maneuverability.” Bump Club Chicago via ABCLocal. Available now.
  • Valco Zee. $329.99. Holds kids up to 45 lbs. “The Zee is not only much more durable than you’d think, it’s 18 lbs and 21 inches wide—which means it’s about 2-3 inches more narrow than many strollers in its class.  The fold is AMAZING and I can actually remove the wheels and store it on a shelf in my closet” BabyGuyGearGuide.com. Available  now.

Carriers

  • Ergobaby Stowaway travel carrier. $115. “The Stowaway Carrier is compact and lightweight and can fold into itself as a pouch that is easy to take everywhere you go. “ThriftyandChicMom.com. Availble now.
  • Ergobaby Urban Chic travel carrier. $115. “More masculine and tailored than its typical carrier, it is made from recycled plastic” LilSugar.com. Available now.
  • JJCole Agility Wrap. Around $50. Stretch carrier, eliminates the worry of a traditional wrap with its unique back panel design that distributes baby’s weight evenly with multiple secure and comfortable carrying positions. Press release. Release date unknown.
  • JJCole Medley Carrier. Around $90. Three-position infant carrier cradles baby in an ergonomic hug that is best for baby’s hip position. Features easy-adjust buckles, thick straps and seat extender. Press release Release date unknown.

See more new gear for 2013See Part 1: Car Seats | Part 3: Boosters, Breast Pumps and More 

 

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9 Great Double Strollers Under $180

Double strollers are expensive! How can you find one that fits your budget, and how do you know which style and model is best for you? This post should help.

First, you’ll need to think about whether you want the seats to have a twin (side by side) or tandem (front and back) arrangement. BC parents’ opinions are mixed.

  • Tandem: Fits through doorways and through crowds more easily. Kid’s can’t bother each other as much
  • Twin: Both kids have equal visibility.
To decide which is best for you, think about the following: How will you use the stroller? Shopping? Walks around your neighborhood? Will you be lifting it often? Does it need to fit in to the trunk of your car?
The Strollers

Graco Twin IPO (side by side, umbrella): $157.98 at Hayneedle. Max weight per child: 50 lbs. Stroller weight: 32.5 lbs.

Mia Moda Facile Twin (side by side, umbrella): $139.98  at Hayneedle. Max weight per child: 40 lbs.

Baby Trend Sit and Stand Double (tandem, standard): $166.95 at Baby Viva. Rear seat reclines almost fully. Max weight per child: 40 lbs. Stroller weight: 32.5 lbs.

Combi Twin Sport (side by side, lightweight): $179.99 at Albee Baby. Max weight per child: 45 lbs. Compatible with Shuttle 33 car seat. Stroller weight: 22.25 lbs.

Graco DuoGlider in Scribbles (tandem, lightweight): $139.99 at Target. Rear seat is slightly raised so rear child can see better. Rear seat reclines fully. Holds 2 infant car seats. Snack trays. Max weight per child: 40 lbs. Stroller weight: 29.5 lbs.

Jeep Traveler Tandem Stroller (tandem, standard): $170 at Walmart. Rear seat can accomodate 16 kinds of infant car seats. Max weight per child: 40 lbs. Stroller weight: 36.8 lbs.

InStep Safari Swivel Wheel Double (side by side, sport): $149 at Amazon. For kids 6 months and up. Pneumatic tires. Max weight per child: 50 lbs. Stroller weight: 37 lbs.

Baby Trend Expedition Double (side by side, sport): $179 at Walmart. For kids 6 months and up. Locking swivel wheels. Pneumatic tires. Max weight per child: 50 lbs. Stroller weight: 32.48 lbs.

Graco Quattro Tour Duo (tandem, full-size): $169.99  at Albee Baby. Rear seat reclines flat. Max weight per child: 50 lbs. front, 40 lbs. rear. Stroller weight 39 lbs.

If you’re willing to spend a bit more, consider the MaclarenTwin Triumph ($220 at Albee Baby) and Joovy Scooter x2 (around $230 at Amazon). The Twin Triumph is a real parent favorite. It’s a beefed up umbrella stroller that holds kids up to 55 lbs. The scooter is a narrow lightweight side by side that, according to the manufacturer, fits through any door.

 

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8 Popular, Highly Rated Strollers Under $75

Trying to stick to a tight budget? Need an extra stroller for grandma’s house? Here are eight bestselling, highly rated strollers priced at $75 or less:

Note: The star ratings listed below are from Amazon.com (for consistency), but the prices are the lowest that I could find online regardless of retailer.

Tip: Click through and read the reviews to find out what buyers think the pros and cons are for each stroller. You can often find video reviews on YouTube as well.

The Strollers

Best for babies 6 months and up

The First Years Jet in City Chic (4/5 stars from 486 reviewers): $36.94 at Walmart.com. Max weight: 50 lbs. Stroller weight: 11 lbs.

The First Years Ignite in Navy: 4.5/5 stars from 404 reviewers: $57 at Amazon. Max weight: 50 lbs. Stroller weight: 14 lbs. Curious about hte difference between the Jet and Ignite? According to reviews: The Ignite offers locking wheels, longer handles (the Jet doesn’t). The Ignite’s seat is larger.

Chicco Capri Ct0.6 Lightweight stroller in Tangerine: 4/5 stars from 234 reviewers: $69.99 at Amazon. Max weight 37 lbs. Stroller weight: 11 lbs.

Kolcraft Contours Lite in Tangerine: 4.5/5 stars from 247 reviewers: $65 at Amazon. Large storage basket. Free stand, one-hand fold. Max weight 4o lbs. Stroller weight: 13.7 lbs.

Best car seat stroller

Graco SnugRider (4.5/5 stars from 384 reviewers): $65.66 at Amazon. One hand fold. Stroller weight: 12.87 lbs.

Baby Trend Snap n Go Single (4/5 stars from 96 reviewers) $55.98 at Walmart.com. Carries most major brands of infant car seats. Stroller weight: 12 lbs.

Best for young infants

Graco LiteRider in Zooland (4.5/5 stars from 105 reviewers): $67.66 at Amazon. One hand fold. Max weight 40 lbs. Stroller weight: 16.8 lbs. Accepts all Graco infant car seats.

Jeep Cherokee Sport in React (4.5/5 stars from 171 reviewers): $44 at Walmart.com. 130 degree recline. Free stand, one-hand fold. Large storage basket. Max weight: 50 lbs. Stroller weight 16.8 lbs. Does not accept infant car seats.

Other strollers to look at if you’re willing to spend just a bit more: Maclaren Volo (umbrella), Graco Alano (Lightweight), Baby Trend Expedition Jogger (sport), Graco Duoglider (double). All of these strollers come in under $150.

Should You Spend More?

I’m a big believer in the idea that you don’t always need the best of everything. Depending on your how you’ll use the stroller, all those bells and whistles may be overkill–kind of like driving a Ferrari through the carpool line. Consider your child, your day-to-day routine and your budget very carefully to determine what features you really require in a stroller.

While all of the strollers in the list offer excellent bang for the buck, spending a bit more should get you a stroller with a higher weight limit, better handling, better durability, and/or more amenities. A more expensive stroller may be easier to resell, which should help you recoup at least of the extra cost.

If you just can’t afford to upgrade but feel that you need more than the strollers above offer, consider a secondhand ride. Try Craigslist, your local consignment stores, and other fave second-hand sources. Always inspect the stroller carefully and check for recalls.

What are your favorite budget strollers?

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