IKEA was first established in 1943 as a small mail order business in Sweden. Today, nearly 80 years later, it is a globally recognized business and still firmly focused on selling directly to customers. Today they produce two catalogs. The main catalog is an annual offering, over 200 million are produced every year. This is where you’ll find all the products that IKEA offer, and there are a lot! Interestingly, much of the catalog is computer-generated, not photographed. It’s an impressive 236 pages long. The secondary catalog covers IKEA promotions. These are produced every 3-4 months and cover all the latest promotions from IKEA. You’re not going to find many things on a flash sale. However, because of the nature of many of IKEA’s products longer-term promotions are seen as a more viable option. Promotions range from a fixed discount, potentially reducing a price by as much as 50%, to simply highlighting the already very low prices. On occasion, there will be special discounts included, usually shown by percentage. These aren’t always displayed in the catalog, you may need to visit the store or go online to find the latest, and best, offers.
You’ve probably already been to an IKEA store and are familiar with the layout. At the entrance, you’ll find an expansive entrance area that allows you to use the facilities or head straight to the IKEA cafe. Hotdogs or Swedish meatballs? This is welcome as you’ll probably have driven a reasonable distance to get to your local store. There are just 22 in the UK which means there will be one within 2-3 hours drive. You can grab the catalog here and take it around with you, along with paper and pen to note the codes and locations of what you want to buy. You’ll probably have an idea from the catalog before you arrive. But, you may be surprised by what you find in-store. Things generally look different in-situ to the catalog and IKEA sometimes offers additional discounts off items. Going in-store also gives you the option to check out the discount area. Here you’ll find items that have been returned, things that are no longer stocked, and other bargains. All of them will be heavily discounted and can be taken away that day.
Of course, in a digital world, IKEA needs an online presence. Take a look at their website and you’ll find their entire stock range is listed, ready for you to order. It’s possible to search by category or even by promotion. You can add items to your basket and then you’ll need to decide whether to click and collect or have it delivered. Click and collect allows you to order and go to your local store when it’s convenient. You’ll be assured that the items you want are available.
IKEA Family is a membership club that anyone can sign up to. Becoming a member gives you access to an array of benefits that are displayed in the terms and conditions. These include special discounts, invitations to events, and free tea/coffee when you’re in-store. You’ll find a different discount is offered every month and the extra time your children get in the play area, for free, is always welcome. Of course, discounts are available by visiting the store and looking for any offers. However, if you have your heart set on a specific item you’ll be better checking out the discount codes available on this site. You’re already visiting www.1offers.co.uk, it will only cost you a few moments to get the latest promo code and apply it when you shop with IKEA. You can get up to 50% of your entire shop or a range of more individual promotions. There’s always something different worth trying. The codes on-site are checked daily to ensure they remain valid, use with confidence.
The easiest way to know what is going on at your IKEA store is to sign up for the newsletter. You’ll be kept informed of all the latest offers, new catalogs, and what events are happening. The newsletter generally comes out once a week although you may get other promotions sent through to you. Impressively, 6% of the emails you’ll receive will have a discount or promotion. That’s a pretty good incentive to sign up and stay in touch while shopping in-store or online with the IKEA catalog!