Saturday, March 14, 2009

Skuut: Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 504 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Lori!

I am so very excited to introduce you to a company that is quite phenomenal. Skuut is a company that creates an amazing bike for kids. It's innovative design helps eliminate the fear of riding a bike for the first time. My daughter has been riding a bike with training wheels, but her Skuut has become her new best friend.

Here is a little bit of information about the bike:

"The Skuut is a wooden bike for children ages 2 - 5. It has no pedals and no training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing or "skuut-ing" themselves and the bike forward. The Skuut is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence. Having mastered balance on the Skuut, the transition to a traditional two wheeler bike is easy.
It is amazingly intuitive. Sitting on the Skuut, kids first walk the bike forward. As they go faster they stride with feet off the ground for longer and longer periods of time, ultimately being able to pull both feet off the ground and coast. At first they tilt to one side or the other and their feet catch them like training wheels or a tripod would. Very quickly balance becomes second nature and they can coast for yards with their feet off the ground. Braking is done Fred Flintstone style: just put your feet down and stop."

My husband is a huge biking fan and keeps up with the latest trends. He was very excited to put this together for our 4 1/2 year old daughter. It was a snap. In no time the Skuut was built and off my daughter went to have some fun. He commented on what a great design it was and how innovative Skuut truly is.

My daughter is getting the hang of pushing off with her feet and coasting. With a little more practice, she'll have it down and she'll be flying like the children on their website. Click here to see the Skuut in action. It's so incredible!

The minute my 7 year old saw the Skuut he asked where the pedals were. That's what's so cool about this bike for younger children. You don't need any!

The Skuut is lightweight, comes with its own bike stand and is durable. This bike is made to last. The construction of this bike is wonderful. I also loved how it came in an eco-friendly sized box. I hate products that come in boxes that are totally unnecessary for its size.

I am so fortunate that we had the opportunity to try the Skuut out. You have to see it to believe it. It is one marvelous product. I just wish we had this when my son was younger! Oh the fun he would have had!

The Skuut is compact and lightweight enough to take it with us when we travel. My daughter can move it with ease and its design is what is so unbelievable. You can find retailers in your area from their website or you can purchase Skuut from online stores such as Savespro.com. Click here to see a list of retailers.

And now for the really terrific part (as if learning about it wasn't cool enough), Skuut would like to offer one lucky reader a Skuut bike!

To enter this awesome GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me something else about Skuut not mentioned. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

For more entries, you can:
  • Subscribe to my blog via email or to my posts via feed (located on the right hand side of this blog) and let me know you did - be the first to know about these fantastic giveaways
  • Blog about this giveaway (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and let me know the address so I can find it
  • Add my button to your blog/site - be sure to leave the address so I can find it
  • Tell me who this will be for
  • Tell me what you love about Skuut
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me: susannahbananaATliveDOTcom

**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on on the right hand side of my blog.


**This giveaway ends on March 21st and is open to U.S. residents.**Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.**The winner will be announced on March 22nd.

505 comments:

  1. i learned from the website that Skuut is pronounced to rhyme with hoot, toot and boot!

    ReplyDelete
  2. i love that this product helps kids learn to ride a bike quickly- we need that! Also, the lightweight part would be helpful, we live in the city and have to carry everything from our condo down to the sidewalk or courtyard.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The seat is adjustable, so kids of different sizes can use it.
    feliciawilson(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I subscribe!
    feliciawilson(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  5. This will be for my son. He'll love it!
    feliciawilson(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love how easily kids will be able to learn how to ride a bike on their own. It took me forever to learn how to ride a bike when I was young, because I was afraid to keep my balance. This eliminates that problem.
    feliciawilson(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I subscribe

    ReplyDelete
  8. My 3 year old would love this, he loves riding a bike but wants a "big Boy" bike now, not a tricycle.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I learned how functional this bike is- lightweight, adjustable seats, helps kids learn to balance.

    ReplyDelete
  10. The Skuut only weighs 10 pounds. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am a subscriber.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  12. The received the 2008 Top Toy award.

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love that my little guy can feel like a "big boy" like his three older siblings!

    mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I subscribe to your feed.

    mi3ragamuffins at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  15. i would make my grandson feel like a boy which he claims he is

    ReplyDelete
  16. The seat on the Skuut is adjustable - so kids of all ages can use! :)

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I subscribe

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I've got your button:
    etsyitup.blospot.com

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I would give this to my friend for her young son.

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love that the Skuut helps kids learn how to balance on a "big kids" bike - so I bet once they are ready for a "real" bike - they may not even need train wheels!

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Here are three things I learned:
    How old does a child have to be to ride the Skuut?
    The Skuut is designed for children ages 2- 5.

    Is there assembly required?
    The Skuut comes fully assembled except for the handlebars and front wheel, which are easily attached. Instructions are provided. All you need is a screwdriver.

    Is the seat adjustable?
    The seat is easily adjustable so children of all sizes can ride the Skuut.

    ReplyDelete
  22. This would be for our granddaughter who I take care of 3x a week.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Button ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1327868680

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love Skuut because they don't make products with "planned obsolescence", meaning, they make things that can grow with your child. The bike seat is adjustable, I love that. It is a top-quality company.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I learned that the seat is adjustable

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love that you can travel with it easily

    ReplyDelete
  28. All Skuuts are guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects for up to one year. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  29. This would be for my daughter (2) and son (5).

    ReplyDelete
  30. I learned that The bike weighs about 10 lbs, and is well distributed, so it is easy to carry when your toddler tires out.
    brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I subscribe to your blog.
    brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. This would be for my 3 year old son. He would love this.
    brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love this product because I know that my son would be safe on it. I wouldn't have to worry about him going to fast or anything.
    brewerchickey78(at)yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. The seat is adjustable, so kids of different sizes can use it.

    ReplyDelete
  35. They've won many awards including Winner of the Education.com A+ Award.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/1328354474

    ReplyDelete
  37. This would be for my little one.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love the concept of Skuut! Great idea to have no pedals.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love that it teaches the littlest ones to balance even before they are on real bikes. Right now I'm teaching my 5 year old to ride without training wheels. I wished we had had one of these. Would be great for my other little one.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I like that the seat is adjustable.

    ReplyDelete
  41. They are the Winner of the Education.com A+ Award.

    mellisa.willis@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  42. I subscribe!
    mellisa.willis@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  43. This will be for my daughter

    ReplyDelete
  44. I LOVE anything that will make learning to ride a bike easier. We had a very hard time with my son.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love it gives the child control and confidence and builds strength

    ReplyDelete
  46. alisha.call@gmail.com
    braking is done fred flinstone style

    ReplyDelete
  47. the bike will be for my niece/goddaughter

    ReplyDelete
  48. i like that the bike takes the fear away from learning and how it builds balance skills.

    ReplyDelete
  49. They won the "toy Man" seal of approval. Thanks for the entry.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I subscribe via email. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  51. What an incredible product! I couldn't help but to smile as the kids went virtually anywhere and everywhere with their Skutt. What an awesome way to keep your little ones active and motivated!

    ReplyDelete
  52. abbyraeabbyrae@yahoo.com
    I've just subscribed to your feed!

    ReplyDelete
  53. I love that the seat is adjustable and that the skuut is great and fits most kids 2-5. I also found out it weighs just 10 pounds.

    ReplyDelete
  54. This would be for my daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  55. They won the Toy Man Seal of Approval.
    alsdgravenhof@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. I am a subscriber.
    alsdgravenhof@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. This would be used in my daycare.
    alsdgravenhof@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  58. I love this company for coming up with such an original idea. Great for young kids!
    alsdgravenhof@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. I like how the seat is adjustable so that both of my nieces could use it. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  60. The Skuut is light and compact and adjustable to different heights.

    ReplyDelete
  61. The Skuut comes fully assembled except for the handlebars and front wheel, which are easily attached. Instructions are provided. All you need is a screwdriver.

    ReplyDelete
  62. I learned that it is sold at REI stores in Washington State.
    tasardina@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I learned that "The Skuut comes fully assembled except for the handlebars and front wheel, which are easily attached." Neat.
    meredycat*lycos*com

    ReplyDelete
  64. I love that they are the Winner of the Education.com A+ Award.
    meredycat*lycos*com

    ReplyDelete
  65. I follow you on Twitter under meredycat and tweeted.
    meredycat*lycos*com

    ReplyDelete
  66. what a great riding toy. I love that they have won tons of awards, they are the Winner of the Education.com A+ Award.

    ReplyDelete
  67. I love that Skuut is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Something I learned:
    Skuut, LLC is committed to helping preserve our climate and environment. By partnering with Trees for the Future, Skuut, LLC will ensure that a tree is planted for every bike sold.

    ReplyDelete
  69. This would be for my four year old grandson.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love that this wonderful product will be fun for my grandson as it is and that it will help him learn balance and make transitioning to a bike later easier for him.

    ReplyDelete
  71. The adjustable seat ranges from just over 13.5 inches to 16.5 inches high, fitting most 2-5 year olds.

    speak2erin(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  72. I have your button at themombuzz.com

    speak2erin(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  73. I love that the Skuut has received so many awards and recognition within the industry.

    speak2erin(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  74. This would be for my goddaughter.

    speak2erin(at)gmai(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  75. I love that the bike is intuitive and easy for kids to stop on hills as we live in a neighborhood with many BIG hills.

    ReplyDelete
  76. This would be for my daughter who turns 4 next month...and be handed down to my 2 year old son!

    ReplyDelete
  77. The Skuut has an adjustable seat so that kids of all sizes can ride it!
    What an awesome giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  78. What I love about this product is that in an age where everything has a light, bell, whistle or Disney character on it, this is a simple, wood design

    ReplyDelete
  79. What I love about this product is that in an age where everything has a light, bell, whistle or Disney character on it, this is a simple, wood design

    ReplyDelete
  80. I love that the seat is adjustable. A bike made of wood, can't get any better than that.

    ReplyDelete
  81. The tires are made of pneumatic rubber. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  82. I am a subscriber. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  83. This would be for my niece...What a great gift for her.

    ReplyDelete
  84. I learned that Skuut won the The Toy Man - Seal of Approval in 2008.

    chrissoolee@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  85. I am a subscriber.

    chrissoolee@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  86. This would be for my two girls - 4 and 2.

    chrissoolee@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  87. I love the materials used.

    chrissoolee@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  88. I like that it is a Dr. Toy top ten products winner.

    ReplyDelete
  89. I learned that Skuut is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence.

    ReplyDelete
  90. I LOVE that it is a multiple award winner!! It's also fun to think they can coast with their feet up on the bike - four different ways to ride! This looks like so much fun! We're ready to start "training" to ride a big boy bike, so this would be perfect!!

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

    ReplyDelete
  91. If I won the Skuut would be for Holt who just turned 3. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  92. I have your button. :)

    www.savinginstyle.blogspot.com

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

    ReplyDelete
  93. I'm an email subscriber. :)

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

    ReplyDelete
  94. This would be for my sweet son!

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

    ReplyDelete
  95. I LOVE that it's wooden - wooden toys are so durable - they rock!

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

    ReplyDelete
  96. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/SavinginStyle

    jamieandandre at bellsouth dot net

    ReplyDelete
  97. The Skuut got the toy man's seal of approval!


    yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

    ReplyDelete
  98. I subscribe


    yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

    ReplyDelete
  99. This would be for my daughter



    yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

    ReplyDelete
  100. I love the coordination my daughter would develop from this skuut


    yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

    ReplyDelete
  101. skuut rhymes with hoot!! it's a hoot to skuut!!!

    jakemelissajakea@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  102. this would be for my middle son...and then my third son...and eventually my youngest daughter!!!

    ReplyDelete
  103. i love that the skuut teaches the child balance...as their feet are their "training wheels" GREAT!!!

    ReplyDelete
  104. The Skuut box ships with the picture of the bike on the outside, so if your order is a gift or a surprise, you may want to have it shipped to an alternate address.

    ReplyDelete
  105. The Skuut has the Toy Man Seal of Approval.

    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  106. I subscribe

    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  107. This would be for my daughter.

    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  108. I love that Skuut teaches balance. I think my daughter relies too much on the training wheels.

    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  109. I learned that children aged 2-5 can ride this regardless of height because the seat is adjustable.

    ReplyDelete
  110. This would be for my 3 yr old grandson.

    ReplyDelete
  111. I love that this is a wooden bike.

    ReplyDelete
  112. The seat is easily adjustable so children of all sizes can ride the Skuut.

    ReplyDelete
  113. this would be for my friend's little girl

    ReplyDelete
  114. love that it can be adjusted and used for a long time

    ReplyDelete
  115. button
    http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  116. http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1330188218

    ReplyDelete
  117. It looks like you only need a screwdriver to install the handlebars and front tire! I am aching for a Skuut bike to give to a deserving 5 yr-old that I know :) Thanks for the entry!

    c81280@hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  118. I love how easy my kids will be able to ride a bike on their own. that is something i am dreading teaching. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  119. I subscribe! amsbolda@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  120. This will be for my daughter. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  121. I love the skuut is easy to put together my husband has a terrible work schedule so it will probably be me doing the assembeling. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  122. I learned that you are not to leave or store the Skuut outside for long periods of time. Though it is protected by a lacquer veneer coating, it is still made of wood, and is susceptable to warping, rotting, etc from too much exposure to the elements.
    -Terra H.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  123. I'm an e-mail subscriber.
    -Terra H.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  124. If I won, this would be for my youngest son.
    -Terra H.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  125. I like that the seat is adjustable so different kids can ride it comfortably.

    ReplyDelete
  126. I learned Skuut rhymes with hoot, toot and boot. Use it as in "It's a hoot to Skuut!"

    ReplyDelete
  127. I tweeted~http://twitter.com/CJSMOMMY2005/status/1330361634

    ReplyDelete
  128. I have your button~http://cjsmommykimberly.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  129. I learned Skuut comes fully assembled except for the handlebars and front wheel, which are easily attached. Instructions are provided. All you need is a screwdriver. With all the high tech gadgets available, it's nice that there are great kids's items with simple designs.

    member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  130. I subscribe via email.
    member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  131. Your button is located here
    wondertwinadventures.blogspot.com/

    member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  132. Wow, it's reasonably lightweight--only 10 pounds. What a cute little bike.


    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  133. this would be for my boys.

    member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  134. I'm an email subscriber


    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  135. This would be for my little boy.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  136. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/twinpowells/status/1330413047

    member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  137. I learned that the seat is adjustable; both forwards/backwards and up/down.

    ReplyDelete
  138. This would be for both of my kids - they are in the perfect age range. My daughter is 2 and my son is almost 4.

    ReplyDelete
  139. I love that it will help them with balance so their transition to a regular bike will be easy!

    ReplyDelete
  140. I learned that the tires are pneumatic rubber. Then I tried to google pneumatic rubber, and I couldn't find out anything about what make rubber pneumatic. So whatever that is, the tires are made from it :)

    ReplyDelete
  141. I have your button at Wishing Penny :)

    ReplyDelete
  142. I would love to win this. I have a large extended family - currently there are four little ones who could use this. I would probably see how my 5 year could use it and then pass it down to my three year old niece. There are two one year olds below her. It would be well loved :)

    ReplyDelete
  143. their name rhymes with boot!

    autumn398 (at0 yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  144. this would be for my son!

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  145. I love the actual ease of assembly...I know you mentioned it was a snap but I needed to see HOW easy...The Skuut comes fully assembled except for the handlebars and front wheel, which are easily attached. Instructions are provided. All you need is a screwdriver.

    ReplyDelete
  146. This would be for my middle child who so desperately wants to ride a bike like her big sister!

    ReplyDelete
  147. I love the way this bike is so adaptable. As they express it on their website, you can "walk it, ride it, skuut it, glide it". It would seem to be a very reassuring toy for a child to get ready to ride a 2 wheeler bike.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  148. I'm a loyal subscriber - thanks!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  149. Another thing I learned from their website is that they have won 7 awards including the Dr. Toy's 10 Best Active Toy award!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  150. This would be for the next child in our extended family who needs it!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  151. The bike weighs about 10 lbs and has an adjustable seat. Ages 2-5.

    ReplyDelete
  152. This would be for my 2 yr old daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  153. I love that it makes is easier for my daughter to learn to ride a bike. She watches her brother and wants to do it so bad. thanks

    ReplyDelete
  154. A two-year-old can do this? Great!

    ReplyDelete
  155. A retailer near my home is REI in Reading, MA.

    ReplyDelete
  156. This bike is for my grand daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  157. What I love about Skuut is that children can work on holding their balance by themselves.

    ReplyDelete
  158. What a clever idea! I was happy to learn that Skuut is pronounced Skoot ... I didn't like the pronunciation I was using! This would be great for my grandsons.

    ReplyDelete
  159. I tweeted the giveaway

    www.twitter.com/slmiresse

    ReplyDelete
  160. I would love to win this for my two grandsons. It's a great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  161. I learned adjustable seats will work for both my sons uses!
    mimibunny31gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  162. I subscribe!
    mimibunny31gmail.com

    ReplyDelete