8 IKEA Shopping Secrets To Know The Next Time You Shop
Who doesn’t love a shopping trip to IKEA? From the way the showroom is laid out, to the delicious (and cheap) food in the cafeteria-style restaurant, it’s literally the best way to spend an afternoon. But at such a large store, what are the dos and don’ts? Anything you should keep your eyes peeled for? We dug deep and found out all the secrets, from when to shop, and to how to save major bucks at the cash register.
Here are 8 IKEA secrets we never knew!
Check Out The Spare Parts Section
Lost a screw, or worse, an Allen key? Head to your nearest IKEA and bolt (get it?) straight for the Spare Parts section. It’s there where you can pick up any missing parts you need to build your IKEA dream suite!
Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Shortcuts
If you’re not in the mood to cruise through the showroom or market, keep your eyes peeled for the shortcuts to get you through to the end. You’ll see the shortcuts marked in signs hanging above the pathways. You can also download the IKEA app to view the map on your phone, too!
Join The Loyalty Program
Who doesn’t love a good rewards program? When you join the IKEA Family program, you instantly get access to offers every month on a range of products, workshops, IKEA’s sell-back program, monthly chances to win a $100 gift card, and extra minutes in IKEA’s Småland for kids.
Take Advantage Of IKEA’s ‘As-Is’ Room
While pretty much anything at IKEA is affordable, if you’re looking for an even better deal, make sure you don’t forget to check out the “As-Is” room. Merchandise in the here has been returned, used as display products, or is slightly damaged. However, to us, all that gentle use translates into better savings and we’re here for it!
Start Shopping At The Exit
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If you don’t want to be tempted by all the cute decor items that IKEA famously offers, we suggest starting at the exit. The exit is where the IKEA warehouse and that’s where you’ll find all the stock.
Do Your Holiday Shopping
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During the holiday season, make your list and check it twice at IKEA. The retailer not only sells beautiful Christmas trees for just $20 but if you buy one, you’ll get a coupon worth $20 to spend on another purchase. IKEA also has an amazing selection of ornaments and decor that is bound to get you in the holiday spirit. That sounds pretty merry to us, don’t you think?
Really Read The Price Tags
Obviously, the price tags will tell you the price but if you look a little closer, you can find out a lot more about any item. Did you know that it’s also equipped with the product’s size, colour, material, measurements, features, and — most importantly — its location in the warehouse?
There’s A Best Time To Shop
If you’re looking to get in and out, the best time to shop at IKEA is around a half hour after the store opens and we’ve heard that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are quieter. We also suggest doing whatever you can to avoid shopping on a weekend, as that’s the busiest time to go!
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