How to save money at Ikea

Here are our tips to make your Ikea visits more efficient – and cheaper – including freebies, shortcuts and how to ‘try before you buy’.

1. Ikea Family member

Ikea have its free loyalty card).

If you’ve an Ikea Family card, check your emails for a £5 off voucher, or a bigger amount (see below). They’ve recently been sent out to ‘selected’ Ikea Family members only, so not everyone will get one.

  • £5 off £40
  • £10 off £70
  • £15 off £100
  • £20 off £140
  • £30 off £200
  • £50 off £300
    If you don’t have one, you can sign up for free online or in a store (find your nearest).

2. Free tea or filter coffee, plus refills

Family card members can get a free tea or filter coffee on weekdays (normally £1) – better still, you get free refills on all drinks. As with all Family member offers, you simply scan/swipe your card at the checkout. You only need one membership per group (there’s no restriction on group size).

3. Free £5 voucher on your birthday

If you’re a Family card member, and have swiped your card in the last 12 months, check your email around your birthday to see if you’ve been sent a coupon for £5 off with no minimum spend, valid for 28 days. Check the subject line for something like ‘A £5 birthday treat from us’. You’ll then need to go in store to print out the coupon from the machine.

If you haven’t received a birthday greeting, simply get in touch via Ikea contact form.

4. Use Google’s free ‘Popular Times’ feature to avoid queues

Using Google’s free ‘Popular Times’ feature, you can find out when your local Ikea store is at its busiest, helping you plan your trip better to avoid the queues. Using the feature, we found that people going to Ikea in Manchester on a Sunday would do well to avoid 12pm to 4pm and instead arrive at 10am or 4pm – or better still, try a weekday.

5. Lost or forgotten your Ikea Family card? Use digital card or print off a temporary card!

If you can’t find your card or forgot to bring it with you, you can download the Ikea store app (available for free at the Apple Store or Google Play Store) and log into your account to access a digital version of your card. Alternatively, you can usually print off a temporary card at in-store kiosks.

6. Try before you buy’ with Ikea’s virtual reality app

The Ikea Place app uses your camera to create a virtual reality version of your room, where you can add Ikea furniture and accessories into your space to see how they’d look before you buy.

7. Remember to bring your own bags

Ikea bags are bigger than your average and pretty sturdy, but at 50p each, the cost can soon add up. So, if you’ve already loads under your kitchen sink, remember to re-use them.

8. Track Ikea on owldeals

9. Spend £50 get a £10 off Voucher for Student (No min spend) (With valid Student ID)

It turns out you get a £10 off voucher (no min spend) which contains a QR code when you spend £50. You will need your student ID for your first purchase.

Offer Dates

7-29 September 2019 (inclusive)

7-13 September 2019 (inclusive)

North West - Warrington
16-26 September 2019 (inclusive)

1-30 September 2019 (inclusive)

9 September- 4 October 2019 (inclusive)

West Midlands - Coventry
9 September- 4 October (inclusive)

West Midlands - Birmingham
14 September – 13 October 2019 (inclusive)

Yorkshire - Leeds
16 September – 6 October 2019 (inclusive)

Yorkshire - Sheffield
16 September – 6 October 2019 (inclusive)

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