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There’s something about Ikea that just makes people happy! Maybe it’s the low prices, the Scandinavian design, or the fact that you can always find what you need. Whatever the reason, Ikea is one of the most popular furniture stores in the world. From gorgeous, affordable furniture to inexpensive yet tasteful home decor items, Ikea is a shoppers’ paradise. But what if we told you that you could score extra discounts and better deals at Ikea? Yes, additional discounts on top of the amazing deals that Ikea already offers! A dream come true, right?
Well, in this blog, we are going to share some Ikea deals and hacks that will help you get more bang for your buck. We’re talking secret clearance sections, Ikea discounts, a free loyalty program, and the best days to shop, so you never miss a good Ikea deal again.
So here it goes- counting down our favorite Ikea shopping hacks that you all will love and appreciate.
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1. Join The Family For Amazing Ikea Discounts & Benefits
Signing up for Ikea FAMILY is free, and it has tons of benefits. For example, every month, Ikea sells new products at discounted prices for members only. This can be anything from home decor to bed frames to couches. Just look out for orange signs across the store to spot the discounted items, present your Ikea FAMILY card at checkout, and viola! In fact, on certain dates throughout the year, Ikea FAMILY members can also get a free meal with any furniture purchase over $100. Don’t know about you, but at Carrot, we love freebies!
IKEA is also the perfect place to bring your children shopping! They offer an hour of free daycare for all children in their play area called the “Smaland.” Plus, Ikea members score an extra half hour on top of that one hour for free(yay!). Members also enjoy a cup of coffee/tea from the restaurant and buy meals at the lowest prices possible, like $1. Ummm, yass!
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2. Make The Most Of IKEA’s Buyback program
Want to replace your old Ikea furniture with a new one for cheap? It’s possible! In 2021, Ikea announced a new program where customers can trade their “gently used” furniture for store credit. The amount of credit given depends on the age and condition of the furniture and you can can get a free estimate on your furniture at this link. This program is still only available at participating stores, so check and see if your store is one!
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3. Keep An Eye Out For Price Adjustment
Ikea has an excellent price adjustment policy, one of the best we have seen. Rather than the 2-week time limit that other stores offer, Ikea gives you up to 90 days to request a refund if an item you have purchased goes on sale. This is a huge hack! However, your item must be purchased using an Ikea FAMILY loyalty card to get the refund.
It’s easy to stay on top of prices with Carrot — just bookmark your favourite products and we’ll let you know when the price drops!
All you have to do is add your preferred items to the tracklist. Carrot then follows the price and gives you an alert when it reaches your desired discount. It can also suggest unique, budget-friendly gift ideas for students or others who don’t want to spend much!
4. Pick The Best Ikea Deals From The ‘As-Is’ Section
The as-is section is where you’ll find returned, slightly damaged, and IKEA’s clearance items.
All of the aisles in this section are different but are loaded with Ikea deals and discounts starting from 30% all the way up to 60% off. Many people prefer to shop on Mondays because the “As-is” section typically has more stock to choose from after other customers have made returns on Saturdays and Sundays, which is kinda true! However, Ikea also has store special discount days, where you could get an additional discount on top of the existing one. So you can actually buy items like couches, cabinets, and tables for an even steeper discount. Shop on both days and see which one helps you find better deals!
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5. Find Half Price Ikea Items On Amazon
Truly a bargain! You can find Ikea products on Amazon.com at up to half their original price. A search for “Ikea” in the Amazon store yields about ten pages of items ranging from hangers to lighting and everything under the sun. Prime members can also get most of these products shipped for free, so no more crazy Ikea shipping costs.
6. Lookout For The Weekly Specials
Watch for “Weekly Special” signs in your local store- these deals are tailored to your store location, can last about five days, and offer crazy savings on select items. You can also check the Ikea website to see the current ‘weekly special’ for your store before heading out.
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7. Participate In The $100 Sweepstake
Every time before you shop, scan your Members card for the $100 Ikea Gift Card Sweepstakes. Many peeps don’t know about this, but the chances of winning are pretty high because these gift cards are given out per store. Cool, right?
8. Return Your Impulse Buys
We get it, and so does Ikea! Ever bought something off the shelves that’s been sitting in your house purposeless? Well, the good news is that you can actually return it. Unlike other stores, Ikea has a 365-day return policy, letting users return unused items within that timeframe. Money refunded is money saved, folks.
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Ikea Deals Just Got Sweeter With Carrot
No, we are not confusing veggies with furniture. Carrot is a cool shopping extension that helps you save and bookmark all your favorite Ikea finds in organized shoppable collections. The extension lets you track prices, compare, create gift registries, and get notified when there’s a price drop. It doesn’t get better than this!
Do more with Carrot, get the free online shopping extension today!