The IKEA Perk You’re Not Taking Advantage Of

updated May 1, 2019
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Many of us are used to signing up for memberships to our drugstores or grocery stores to get discounts, but did you know that IKEA has a rewards program too? It’s called IKEA Family, and signup is free, with no annual membership.

If you’re a frequent shopper at IKEA — or even an infrequent one, actually — you might want to take advantage of it. Not a member? Here’s what you’re missing out on.

1. Free coffee or hot tea

It’s a small perk, but worth it for that Saturday morning shopping trip: Show your card to the cashier for a free cup of coffee at IKEA restaurants.

2. Secret sales

Every month IKEA puts some items on sale just for its Family members. These can be any type of product in the store (think: furniture and kitchen items) and items in their restaurant or grocery section, too.

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3. 90-day price protection

If something you buy goes on sale within 90 days, you can bring in your receipt and IKEA will refund you the difference.

4. Extra play time

Your kids get an extra 30 minutes of playtime for free at SMÅLAND, IKEA’s supervised play area. As anyone who’s tried to pull their kid out of the ball pit knows, this is a win for the whole family!

5. Free fro-yo

Speaking of wins for the family, it’s BOGO fro-yo the first time you use your IKEA Family card.

6. A chance to win $100

Every month, one member from each store wins a $100 gift card to IKEA! Those are actually fairly good odds!

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7. Saved shopping history

Use your card when you shop and you’ll have the full purchase history — handy if you want to know the right-sized garbage bags for your can, sheets for a bed, or to finish out a set of dishes you got a few years earlier.

Are you an IKEA Family member? Share your experiences with it in the comments below!