Free Child Care, Food, and More at IKEA
IKEA is known to be a great place to get modern and contemporary furnishings at low prices. Besides their great deals, you can also get a lot of free stuff at IKEA.
Here is the ultimate guide on how you can get free stuff at IKEA including child care, food, coffee and tea, consultations, planning tools, and catalogs.
Free Child Care at IKEA
One of the best perks at IKEA for busy parents is a chance to shop free of the kids.
If you take your children along with you to IKEA, you can leave them to play at the supervised children's area, Småland.
They'll get 60 minutes of free play time while you shop as long as they have room for them. Småland is for children between 4 and 10 years old.
Kids' Eat Free at IKEA
Some IKEA locations have a kids' eat free offer on a particular day of the week. On this day kids, 12 and under, can choose a combo meal valued at $2.99 and get it for free.
Check with your local IKEA to see if your nearest location has the kids eat free promotion and what day it's on.
IKEA Family Freebies
IKEA has a free loyalty club called IKEA Family. It's entirely free to join and you'll get these freebies and perks:
- Free coffee or hot tea the IKEA restaurant
- An extra 30 minutes of free Småland time
- Product discounts, in-store events, sneak peeks
- 90-day price protection
- Regular newsletters that often include free photo book codes
Also, each time you swipe your IKEA family membership card at your IKEA store you'll be entered to win a $100 IKEA gift card.
Free Events at IKEA
Throughout the year IKEA holds a lot of promotional events to get people to come into the store. Past events have included free food, free shopping bags, free light bulbs, free crafts for kids, discounts, and more.
Free Tools to Help You Shop
When you first enter IKEA you'll see a stack of tape measures and pencils and notepads available. These are free for you to use while you shop at IKEA.
Meet With a Furnishing Consultant for Free
Each IKEA store has a team of furnishing consultants that know a lot about their products as well as design.
You can make a free hour appointment with a furnishing consultant who will help you plan your next project and order everything you need.
Get a Free IKEA Catalog Mailed to You
Fill out a short form and IKEA will mail you a free IKEA catalog filled with their products. This is a great way to take a look at what they have to offer and make a shopping list before you visit.
Even if you don't plan on making an actual purchase at IKEA, you can still request their free catalog. I love to look at it to get decorating inspiration and ideas for DIY projects. There are more free home decor catalogs that can help you with this as well.
IKEA's Free Online Planning Tools
If you're planning on shopping at IKEA for a big home project, they have free online planning tools that you can use to plan your space and create a shopping list.
There's a 3D Kitchen Planner, 3D Wardrobe Planner, Office Planner, as well as tools to help you plan children's storage, bathrooms, offices, living room storage, and closets.
These are great tools to use before you shop or after you get home with new ideas.