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Get #WrappedInIKEA this holiday season!

By: @jenvargas

IKEA Orlando invited us to sample from their special holiday menu and take a sneak peek of their Holiday catalog! Make sure to check out their event calendar for more holiday fun and enter below to win a IKEA $100 gift card! Hurry! Deadline is November 30th. (Winner will be drawn on Monday, Dec 1st.)

  Can’t make it into an IKEA store? No problem! Join IKEA Orlando, Miami, Sunrise and Tampa for a Twitter Chat on Wednesday, December 3rd, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm EST!

Also happening: IKEA Foundation’s annual #SoftToys4Education drive has begun at all IKEA stores around the world. Did you see the cool Vine the Orlando location did for it?? SO. CUTE. Help these little guys and their friends find their way home to the Children’s Home Society of Florida by visiting IKEA Orlando and dropping a soft toy in the chimney near the exit!



At IKEA, we believe that children are the most important people in the world. It’s great to see the awareness of this campaign grow over the years, allowing us to help more children begin and stay in school,” said Kendra Ferguson, IKEA Orlando’s Local Marketing Specialist.

We now have customers asking us when it will begin. It’s a great time to teach their children about giving back; and with the option to give twice, parents can let their children select a toy for themselves and one that they think another child would enjoy receiving.

IKEA’s soft toys star in the store’s children’s books and new card games that train memory, as well as visual and social skills. IKEA Foundation will also make a donation when these items are purchased – making a great holiday present package, as the furniture you can find in Homecouture, as every donation gives the powerful gift of an education to children in need around the world.  

Since 2003, the holiday sales of the furniture retailer’s soft toys has raised nearly €67 million, supported 99 projects in 46 countries, and helped more than 11 million children receive a better education.  The IKEA Foundation, which works with a total of 31 nonprofit organizations, is the largest global corporate donor to UNICEF, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Save the Children, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and KickStart International.   IKEA Orlando wants your help to find their soft toys a home at the Children’s Home Society of Florida (@HelpFLKids), and they need OUR help! Here’s how you can ‘double dip’ to help children locally AND internationally:

IKEAOrlando_SoftToy_GiveTwice But wait! There’s more! Thanks to the kindness of our friends at IKEA Orlando, you can enter from now until – November 30th for a chance to win a $100 IKEA gift card! IKEA will choose a winner on Monday, December 1st, and contact the lucky winner via Twitter! a Rafflecopter giveaway



TIP: Join IKEA FAMILY, their FREE loyalty program for discounts, other perks and a sweet discount on their JULBORD Dinner upstairs!

Moving away for the first time? Top 5 Tips to cope + Ikea Retail Therapy!

Words of wisdom and Things we want from Ikea that can “Cure” this feeling!

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Feel the low -it’s okay to miss where you used to live but here a couple random tips from me. (Check back for more soon!)

Also here a few things we would encourage you to check out at your local Ikea!

 Bring something that reminds you of your friends and family.

Is is a blanket someone made for you or something that you can’t buy in a store? Take it!

 Take photos of things you care about and any landmarks.

In my hometown there was a lookout that I used to go to – well they put a parking lot there and Cell phone tower-it will never feel the same to me.

Also, oddly there was a piece of public art in my hometown in front of my middle school I wish I took a photo of – they tore it down a few years ago.

 Music might save you – or maybe Dancing

Make a playlist of songs that remind you of home or your friends. Buy one or 2 on itunes or listen over and over on youtube!

 Less is more-

You might be limited with space or maybe $ – so you buy less and value it more- Trust me!

Dreaming of Going Back to College but with Ikea Checklist!

IKEA helps me double major in comfort & style! #IKEASchoolsU 

($200 Gift Card Giveaway Below!)

Dreaming of Going Back to College but in Style… But would have to have this Ikea College 2014 Checklist!

Post by @TheNiceBrian

All four years I loved designing my “college pad” with creative objects, art and cool décor- but if I could do it all again- I would have all IKEA! I didn’t have Ikea when I was a Freshman in 1999!

I loved my college experience.  I have joked that I could and should write a book about How to Get Most of our College Experience.  My time was packed with study abroads, alternative spring breaks doing volunteer work, a national student exchange program, being a resident assistant in the dorms and other student leadership activities that really shaped who I am today.  Oh, I also took sometimes too many credits- I had to get permission to take more than 18 credits a semester and event audited a couple classes as I was such a geek!

 Loving this “IKEA’s Back To College shopping checklist.” (PDF)

Some of the essentials if I was a student again would be:

TORBJÖRN (Get your Own cool chair-don’t use the own they give you!)

ANTIFONI(Reading lamb that is bendable and matches everything!)

KOLJA (Mirrors- yes get a few and hang them to brighten your room up!)

TARVA  (Paint it your own color as below!)



GRUNDTAL (Hide your clothes!)

VIKIS (I love alarms and timers to hold me accountable!)


Ikea is doing this great giveaway too:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

IKEA Tweet Chat! Embrace the Outdoors with some #IKEAFunShine

Great news from our Florida Ikea friends!

We’re lucky to live in the Sunshine State. We don’t need time to thaw out from the Winter. The shovels we own are meant for making sand castles and enjoying the day.

IKEA’s seasonal outdoor range has returned, and it’s time to head outdoors! We invite you to see what’s new, and what’s been renewed during #IKEAFunShine, an hour-long Twitter chat hosted by IKEA’s three Florida stores – IKEA Sunrise, IKEA Orlando and IKEA Tampa.

Each of the three Florida-based IKEA Twitter accounts will award a $25 IKEA gift card during the chat. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, simply follow @IKEA_Sunrise, @IKEAOrlando, and /or @IKEA_Tampa on Twitter and tweet using the #IKEAFunShine hashtag during the conversation.

WHO: @IKEA_Sunrise, @IKEAOrlando, @IKEA_Tampa

WHEN:                 Wednesday, April 9, 2014

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #IKEAFunShine.

About IKEA: The Life Improvement Store

IKEA strives to be ‘The Life Improvement Store,’ and since its 1943 founding in Sweden, has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 350 IKEA stores in 44 countries, including 38 in the U.S. IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings company, incorporates sustainable efforts into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. IKEA-USA.com

More details @ http://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/orlando/activities

Reminder: We are hosting a Tweetup on 4/17/14! Join us! 


IKEA Fans and Their Friends Will Enjoy Free Food, Gift Card Giveaways, Discounts #IKEABYOF

We love IKEA! Be sure to RSVP and Save some $ or try your chance to Win $!

“IKEA Orlando is looking forward to hosting our third BYOF event. This is a great shopping event for you and your bestie to have a fun day out – whether you always visit or have always wanted to visit our store,” said Kendra Ferguson, IKEA Orlando’s Local Marketing Specialist. “To learn more about the local offerings for BYOF, look at our agenda online and follow @IKEAOrlando on Twitter.”

On March 8, 2014, IKEA, the Life Improvement Store, will host its third BYOF (Bring Your Own Friends) Day, a national* in-store event that offers IKEA fans and their friends a special shopping experience, which includes exclusive deals, in-store activities and giveaways. The day is designed as a special reward for IKEA loyalists and their friends.

Consumers can visit IKEA-USA.com/BYOF to create a custom invitation asking friends to join them on BYOF Day and print special offers to be used in-store on event day. For each RSVP, IKEA will make a one dollar donation to Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success program (up to $50,000). New this year, RSVP and be eligible for a chance to win one of four $500 IKEA gift cards, plus one of the gift baskets montreal.*IKEABYOFDay

“At IKEA, we love to share the excitement and uniqueness of IKEA with both our loyalists and our newbies,” says Lisa Allen, IKEA U.S., Product Public Relations. “BYOF Day has been a wonderful opportunity to capture everything fans love about IKEA in-store, and allow them to share the experience with their family and friends.”

BYOF Day participants can look forward to the following in-store offerings:

  • Food Freebies: Friends love to bond over food, and IKEA makes it even easier on BYOF Day with coupons for free breakfast (and free coffee for IKEA FAMILY members!). Foodies can take advantage of $5 of $25 at the Swedish Food Market with coupon and enjoy buy one get one free desserts with coupon. Hungry for more? Customers can take advantage of our Eat for Free offer with home furnishings purchases over $150. Check out IKEA-USA.com/BYOF for complete details on all BYOF Day offers for foodie friends.
  • ·         Free Blue Bags: Redeem a coupon for a free IKEA blue bag during this shopping event. The quintessential large, reusable bag is flexible, lightweight and easy to clean. It’s an ideal companion to transport anything from groceries to laundry to a new rug from IKEA, check the Raise website to find all the discount codes!
  • ·         Big Discounts on BILLY: This year, fans and friends that are also IKEA FAMILY members will receive an exclusive discount on an iconic IKEA product – the 32X80” BILLY bookcase in brown, medium brown or birch (marked down to $59.99 from $79.99). This offer is valid for BYOF Day only. Check out IKEA FAMILY for more exclusive offers throughout March and all year round.
  • ·         Tips & Tidbits from an IKEA Professional: Have a design dilemma in your home? IKEA experts will be hosting DIY tutorials throughout the day covering a variety of topics from home design to storage solutions.
  • ·         Twitter Sweepstakes: Want even more chances to win? Join Twitter and follow your local store’s twitter handle for details on the IKEA BYOF Picture Hunt Sweepstakes and BYOF Day activities in your nearest store. See your local store for their specific rules. Every store is giving away one $1,000 IKEA gift card in the sweepstakes.

Beyond this one-day special event, IKEA shoppers can continue to get more out of each IKEA store visit by becoming an IKEA FAMILY member. The free membership includes perks like special discounts, gift card giveaway entries with each purchase, free coffee and tea in the IKEA Restaurant and more. On BYOF Day, shoppers will have the opportunity to sign up for the free, ongoing rewards program.

For more news from IKEA, connect on Facebook (facebook.com/IKEAUSA) and follow on Twitter (@DesignByIKEA), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/IKEAUSA/) and Instagram (Instagram.com/IKEAUSA).


IKEA strives to be ‘The Life Improvement Store,’ and since its 1943 founding in Sweden, has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 340 IKEA stores in 43 countries/territories, including 38 in the U.S. IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings company, incorporates sustainable efforts into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information, go to IKEA-USA.com.

*IKEA Portland will not be participating in BYOF Day.

**Visit IKEA-USA.com/BYOF for details on IKEA gift card giveaways.