IKEA opens tomorrow and it seems as if everyone in town is ready to hit the aisles for their favorite IKEA finds. I'll be honest - I've only been to IKEA once, in Cincy and I was overwhelmed, so when I found out one was coming to Columbus I wasn't as excited as some of my friends. It's not that I didn't like it, I just didn't understand the hype.
I've since changed my tune. I was lucky enough to attend the media preview last week and now I totally get it. IKEA is a great place, especially for families who want nice/pretty things and rooms without the large price tag.
My husband went with me to the media preview and he instantly fell in love. I think the breakfast got his attention but the prices sold him. He was taking photos and grabbing booklets of his favorite things, telling me that there were things I just HAD to see! You should know my husband is super frugal - and while I love to save money (it's like a game to me), at the end of the day, I want what I want. IKEA mixes both of our worlds together for this stage in our life.
Anyone else have kids that are super hard on every single thing they come across? We have two little ones that just destroy ALL.THE.THINGS. except this one IKEA table that was given to us by a family friend. Now that we have an IKEA in Columbus I'm really excited to redo the playroom. This will be a fun project. Stay tuned for that and in the meantime head on up to Polaris during the first two days and participate in their grand opening celebration.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
· Rest Assured – The first 44 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Columbus on June 7, 2017 will receive a free EKTORP three-seat sofa, honoring our 44th U.S. store.
· Take a Seat (And We Mean Take It!) – The next 100 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Columbus on June 7, 2017 will receive a free POÄNG armchair.
· For the (Truly) Young at Heart – The first 100 children (17 & younger) in IKEA Columbus on June 7, 2017 will receive a free FAMNIG heart-shaped soft toy.
· Pick a Card, Any Card – The first 2,500 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Columbus on June 7, 2017 will receive a random prize envelope with IKEA Gift Cards ranging from $10 to $250, or a “Buy One, Get One Free” cinnamon bun, hotdog or soft-serve frozen yogurt voucher.
· Happy Birthday to You and Us – The first 100 adults (18 & older) bringing proof to IKEA Columbus on June 7, 2017 their birthday is the same as the store’s will receive a gift cardin the amount of $44, a tie-in corresponding to IKEA Columbus as the 44th U.S. IKEA store.
· Enter our Home, Enter to Win – From June 7 through June 11, 2017, visitors to IKEA Columbus may enter a drawing to win one of ten $1,000 IKEA Gift Cards through the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program. IKEA is matching the prizes (a total of $10,000) with a donation of home furnishings to The Homeless Families Foundation, a local organization that provides housing assistance and educational services to homeless families living in Columbus.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
· Sleep Like Royalty – The first 44 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Columbus on Thursday, June 8, 2017 will receive a free queen-sized HAUGESUND mattress.
· Cozy Comfort – The next 100 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Columbus on Thursday, June 8, 2017 will receive a free ALINA “sleep set” of bedspread and cushion covers and two FJADRAR pillows.
· Kid’s Best Friend – The first 100 children (17 & younger) in IKEA Columbus on June 8, 2017 will receive a free GOSIG golden dog soft toy.
Friday, June 9, 2017
· Cook (& Store) Like a Pro – The first 44 adults in IKEA Columbus on Friday, June 9, 2017 will receive a free 365+ 6-piece cookware starter set and a FORTROLIG food container storage set.
· It’s in the Bag! – The next 44 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Columbus on Friday, June 9, 2017 will receive freezer bags filled with five different Swedish meals, complete with beverages and desserts, from the store’s Swedish Food Market.
· A Cold Sweet-ish Treat – The first 100 children (17 & under) in IKEA Columbus on Friday, June 9, 2017 will receive a voucher for a soft-serve frozen yogurt that day at the Exit Bistro.
Wednesday, June 7 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
· Play Big If You’re Little – Balloon artists, entertainment and face-painting will enhance the family-friendly fun at IKEA Columbus from June 7 through June 11, 2017.