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Monday, October 19, 2009

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: Ikea Gift Card

We went to Ikea this weekend.

I can't get enough of this store. While my own decorating style is more traditional than Ikea's mostly contemporary, urban looks, Ikea appeals to the bargain-hunting, longs-to-be-organized part of me.

I was there for the Ikea Charlotte grand opening in February. Booked a hotel for the event, since we live about 90 miles away. Dropped the boy off with his grandparents. Stood in a cold drizzle waiting for the store to open. Since then, I've visited the store at least once a month. I've also introduced numerous friends and family members to the retail haven/heaven that is Ikea.

On Sunday, as we drove to the blue-and-gold Mecca and I giddily anticipated our purchases, I asked my husband: "What did I do when I could only visit Ikea once a year? Or once every couple of years?"

His response: "I don't know. But I had a lot more money, then."

Funny, Bruce. Very funny.

Why do I love Ikea? The reasons are myriad. But here's the big reason why: Ikea allows me to indulge my redecorating and organizing whims very affordably.

This weekend was a perfect example. I've been thinking for some time now that as Jackson outgrows his clothing, he's also outgrowing his baby bureau. His big boy clothes just don't fit it in it anymore. I've had my eye on the Hemnes 6-drawer chest from Ikea for quite a while. What do you know? The dress fits with his bedroom decor and our budget. Now, I just gotta put that sucker together.

While I was at Ikea, I snagged a $10 gift card to give away as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. It won't buy you a new dresser, but $10 goes a long way at Ikea.

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60 comments:

  1. I have actually never been to Ikea...they finally built one here, but it's a bit of a drive to get there! I have been wanting to go and this gift card would give me the perfect excuse to go!
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  3. I love walking through ikea. Looking at the rooms they have set up gives me great ideas on how to decorate the rooms in my house. I also love the products they carry for organization.
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  4. I love IKEA because the store displays give me good ideas for ways to decorate my home. I have a hard time visualizing how something will look in a space, so the displays really help me!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  6. I love Ikea because everything is so inexpensive and the modern style goes with my home.

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  9. How ironic-I just got a IKEA catalog a few weeks ago :)

    I was in an IKEA store once and didn't want to leave ...

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  16. I heart IKEA! We can always find something within the budget and their deco ideas are great!

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  21. I love IKEA because they finally built one near by house! Also, they have the best cookies ever!

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  22. I tweeted about this giveaway.

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  23. Love it! Cheaper than an amusement park and way better stuff to take home.

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  24. I love ikea for their sofas...esp. the ektorp!!

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  30. I had a good time at IKEA - but I did have more money before they came to North Carolina!

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  31. I love IKEA because it's a great way to spend a family Saturday. The kids love the play area, we can have lunch, and shop for great stuff we NEED. vmvazquez83@yahoo.com

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  32. I think IKEA is a fun place to visit. I like that they have interesting and usually affordable things.
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  34. As silly as it sounds... I love grabbing a $1 hotdog and $1 ice cream cone in their cafe!

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  35. I love all the great stuff for such a great price!

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  36. I have been wanting to check out the one in Charlotte!! I know they have great stuff!

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  37. i actually love putting together the ikea furniture once i get home!

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  38. I LOVE IKEA! It is a fabulous place to buy Christmas presents for the kids! It's a great way to make your place look chic without the extra, hefty, can never pay off price tag!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  39. I love Ikea for the affordable furniture and the modern look!

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  40. I love the style of furniture and all of their inexpensive accessories!

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  42. Love the organization things! Always get a snack while we are there too:)
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  43. You can always find some inexpensive way to organize your life! And all that random kitchen stuff! (Who doesn't need 3 cutting boards for $2!)

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  47. I like Ikea because of the sleek, clean lines of their furniture. I also like all the accessories they have for the home - all very unique.

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