Sunday, April 12, 2015


I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love me a good bargain. 

And of all the fabulous things I have scored on the cheap, there are three that still send shivers down my spine. 

Here are their stories in a three-part series. Now for my third pick:

Maclaren Twin Triumph Stroller
What it retails for: $275
What I paid: $99
This stroller is the reason in part that Scott and I decided to go for Baby #2. 

I’m kidding! 

Sort of. 

Scotty was only four months old when he accompanied my mother and me on an afternoon trip to TJ Maxx. 

I remember it like it was yesterday…

I was approaching the children’s section when, off in the distance, I spied a tall, brown oblong box with the word Buggy on the side. 

I knew that meant one thing: This was a Maclaren stroller. 

I don’t want to proclaim myself to be the kind of person who was shallow enough to be enticed by the prospect of owning a designer stroller, but I am indeed the kind of person who is shallow enough to be enticed by the prospect of owning a designer stroller. 

I made a bee line for the box and discovered that it was on clearance – brand new – for a mere $99.

I mean, C'MON!

A ninety-nine dollar Maclaren is more rare than, say, pigs flying, or calorie-free Reese's.

Seriously, though, Scott and I had discussed the idea of having a second child by the time Scotty had turned two, and if we were to follow through, a double stroller would be a necessity. 

And even a decent one would cost more than $99, I reasoned. 

I bought this stroller without thinking twice. 

I figured worst case, I’d return the stroller if we didn’t become pregnant and I’d get store credit, which I would undoubtedly use, what with a son who grows like a weed. 

But we all know how this played out.

Eleven months after buying the stroller, I became pregnant with Kennedy. 

To read the first entry in this series, please click here; to read the second, click here.

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  1. I am with you on this one....I would have snapped it up too!!

    1. Oh, Jennifer, I still thank my lucky stars and bow to the stroller gods for this fabulous find. There is absolutely zero remorse here, and I wish I had an excuse to use this stroller longer because Scotty says he's a "Big kid now," and prefers to walk everywhere. :-(

      Thank you for commenting!


  2. Wow!!! That was a great deal.

    1. I know, right?!? I still can't believe my great fortune. I'm actually getting kind of sad that S has grown so much over the past year and prefers to walk (as opposed to being pushed around in a stroller -- i.e. "like a baby," as he says) so, very soon, I won't even need this double stroller anymore. (sniffle,sniffle.)

      Thank you for commenting, Sonya, and have a fantastic week ahead!