The IKEA kitchen sales event happens three to four times a year and runs for about six weeks. The discount can mean 15-20 percent off a kitchen purchase of $2,000 or more and applies to cabinets, appliances, countertops, lighting, and even drawer and pantry organizers—anything you need to design a new kitchen. All of this can translate into big savings, so we hit up IKEA insiders for their little known kitchen-sale secrets. Here’s how you can squeeze even bigger bucks out of the event—plus a trick to lock in your discount before (or even after!) a sale has ended.
You’ll need an IKEA Family card
To be eligible for the kitchen event discount, you’ll need to join the IKEA Family loyalty program. Bonus: IKEA Family members can pick up a free cup of coffee or tea anytime they shop. And if you’re gearing up for the big kitchen sale, you’re going to need all the extra energy you can get. Here are 17 more perks IKEA employees might not tell you.
Break up your order to create a discount card cascade
The IKEA kitchen sale discount comes in the form of a gift card. That’s sometimes disappointing to those who wish they’d just take it off the total you pay. Insiders suggest breaking up your order into several parts, and using the gift card from the first to apply to the next, and so on and so on. For example, someone with a $20,000 kitchen renovation may want to order their cabinets first and use the gift card from that to order their countertops and use that gift card to order their in-cabinet organizers, etc. Insiders confirm that when purchasing in-store, you get the gift card on the spot, so you can make all three transactions one after the other—no need for repeat visits. You can also combine all orders into one delivery, if you want delivery service.
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