Ikea might just be the top home furnishing store for frugal folks across the nation.
The products are stylish but inexpensive — as long as you don’t mind using a little elbow grease to assemble them.
People trying to save a buck love Ikea’s low prices. But learn a few tricks and you can hang on to even more cash at the popular retailer. Following are a few ways to save more at Ikea.
1. Join the Ikea Family rewards program
Enroll in Ikea Family, and you will be eligible for perks that include:
- Discounts on products “from food to furniture”
- Free coffee or tea in the in-store Ikea Restaurant
- A birthday treat
2. Sign up for Ikea’s moving program
Planning a big move? Ikea can help if you sign up for its New Mover program.
Once you register, you will receive $25 off your next purchase of $250 or more.
3. Shop the ‘as-is’ section
Bargain hunters should be sure to stop by the “as-is” section at Ikea stores. Here, you can find deals on all kinds of items.
According to Apartment Therapy:
“… once a week, most IKEA stores offer a 10%-off as-is section discount. However, that day varies from store-to-store, so your best bet is to call your nearest IKEA to find out what day of the week you can score an even bigger markdown.”
Also, many Ikea fanatics say Monday is a great day to shop the section, after people have used the weekend to return items.
4. Get discounted gift cards
When you shop Ikea — or many other major retailers — you can cut costs even further by using gift cards purchased at websites that sell them at a discount.
We’ve seen Raise sell Ikea gift cards at a discount of 5% or more. However, these bargain gift cards are just as popular as Ikea itself, so sometimes Raise is sold out of Ikea cards.