IKEA Coupons 2012

IKEA coupons give you cash off purchases at the second biggest home and office furniture retail chain in America. IKEA’s combination of cheap house furnishings, slick marketing campaigns, and relaxing in-store experience has made the furniture company one of the economy’s fastest growing retail chain.

What’s good news for coupon shoppers needing furniture is that IKEA has one of the best coupon code promotions departments in the furniture business.

2015 IKEA Coupons 

Before I get to the story of how I found myself writing about a Swedish furniture company’s promotions, I wanted to update people about the latest offers in October 2015. By its very nature, coupon-clipping is a weekly, monthly, and seasonal business.  If a site doesn’t have the latest offers, then you’re not being very helpful.

In this case, I didn’t find a whole bunch of exciting sales, but to help you save some cash, I’ve found several of the best sources of printable codes and downloadable coupons. These are going to be some of the best sources for all the upcoming IKEA sales, so I’ve included links to the places you need to be searching for coupons.

Promo Codes on DealSpotr 

Things have changed in 2015. If you go to a site like Dealspotr, you can click on specific advertisements to get deals off. I’m assuming these are affiliate links for Amazon, but these often have bargains among their selected coupon codes.

I don’t remember coming across DealSpotR (Dealspotter) back then, so a few new additions appear to have gotten into the coupon code niche. Below are a few of the deals I found in a quick browse through their page.

  • Amazon Sale: Up to 25% Off IKEA Items – This Amazon deal offers 25% off deal offers free shipping.
  • 15% off Foam and Latex Mattresses
  • 20% Off Tjusig Hallway Storage
  • 30% off Product Discounts with IKEA Family
  • 20% to 60% off eBay Prices

You’ll also get an FAQ with information on how to max out your furniture shopping. Suggestions include signing up the newsletter and email list, how to find the best home delivery options, and where to find promo codes on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Latest Offers on Retail Me Not 

Back in 2012, RetailMeNot was my favorite place for promo code and other promotions. At the moment, they don’t have a lot for October 2015. I found expired offers for Kallax Shelving, “eat for free”, Incredible Kitchens, LED Light Bulbs, Sultan Havberg Mattresses, Skubb Hanging Organizers, Godmorgan Bath Cabinets, and Morgedal Mattresses. I also found a deal for 50% off for fabric sofas, loveseats, and armchairs, but it was Canada-only. Another deal featured coordinating sinks and faucets.

This goes to show that good bargains come and go throughout the year. Next month, you’re likely to go to Retail Me Not and find some perfectly good promotional material. With the holiday season coming up, you might find good offers for Christmas shopping. Also, the new year is a time when many families move for job reasons, so furniture and home furnishings sales spike.

When 2016 gets here, I’ll revisit this page and update it with the latest free coupons information. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

IKEA: A Christmas Story

I was late to the Ikea story, but my sister turned me onto this phenomenon a few years back. I was asked a few years back by my mother what I wanted for Christmas. Tired of saying “nothing”, “socks and underwear”, or “clothes” as the mood struck me from year to year, I blurted out, “I need a new desk for my computer”.

That was true, but I didn’t expect my family to buy me a work desk. We went on with the conversation and I forgot my holiday indiscretion. The next thing I know, I’m opening up a huge Christmas gift that turns out to be a really cool, black work desk.

IKEA Home Furnishings

My Desk Didn’t Last as Long as I Would Have Hoped, But IKEA is Still a Neat Retail Chain.

All day long, I kept hearing about this IKEA chain, as if it was some strange new show which had come to town with no warning.

The next thing I know, I’m thinking, “I need a new chair for my new desk”. The old chair was…well, old and squeaky, but it also sat too high for the new desk.

After fighting the inevitable for a while, I found myself a few short months later deciding to buy a new chair. I’m not in the habit of buying office furniture all the time, so I wanted to make a purchase that would keep me satisfied for a long time to come. The next time we had a family get-together, I mentioned getting a new chair and my sister volunteered, “You should go to IKEA”.

It seemed a little out of my way from where I lived, but I decided I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

So the next thing you know, I was making a special trip to see this strangely named furniture store. When I arrived, needless to say I was impressed. While any good furniture store is going to be a little like a giant living room or bedroom, most aren’t as well-designed as IKEA.

The layout of an IKEA store makes sense from the perspective of its employees, because it directs everyone back to the front and keeps people flowing in one direction, instead of always getting in each other’s way. But it also has a calming appeal.

A Walk through an IKEA Store

Everything in an IKEA store is built around the concept of flow. You start on one end, walk around the perimeter of the store in an ever-winding path through one furnished room after another. Eventually, you end up right back where you started, probably with a hand full of item slips to pick from the massive shelf space near the front–and definitely with a sense of completion.

Walking through an IKEA store is like taking a hike through someone else’s really large house. With all the nooks and crannies, it’s also relaxing being in an IKEA store. Even when it’s crowded, it seems like you have isolation from the crowd. I liked it and bought a cool black chair that mixed perfectly with my black desk.

So now IKEA is one of the stores on my list of favorites. It’s a good place to go, even if you’re just window shopping. I hate live shopping (I tend to shop online), but I’d go on a shopping excursion to IKEA. It helps that the furniture store offers low prices on office furniture, bedding, dining room tables, and all kind of other home furnishings. But it’s also easy to find coupons for IKEA. So with that introduction, let’s take a look at some 2012 IKEA coupons.

2012 Coupon Codes – New Lower Prices

One coupon I found online said “Find Lower Prices on Select Items“. This coupon not only had a 100% success rate, but it also had just been used successfully 5 hours before. Other offers included the Trygg Serving Bowl for only $2.99 and the “Go Green with IKEA Cotton” promotion. Both of these had 100% success rates, too.

Perhaps the oddest coupon (at least for an American) I’ve seen all month is the $5.99 ginger biscuits and bottle of glogg coupon. I wasn’t real sure what “glogg” was, but apparently it’s mulled wine. Now I’ll have to run off and find out what the term “mulled” means.

Kitchen Coupons

The highest percentage printable coupon I found was a 2012 “Up to 20% Off” kitchen items coupons. Unfortunately, this offer requires you to spend over $4,500, so that’s not going to help too many discount shoppers. Still, if you’re fixing up your home in the hopes of selling or you’ve gone over budget building a new home, this new coupon could be a life saver (or budget saver).

I’ve also found older coupons for 10% off, 25% off, “everything for home”, and “special offers on tons of items”. The percent-off coupons appeared to be out of date, but the other, vaguer coupons were still highly rated as of March 2012. As they get older, their success percentage goes down.

“IKEA Family” Discounts

When you join the “IKEA Family” program, you get special discounts, along with free tea, coffee, and services. It’s free to sign up and is considered a staff choice on Retail Me Not, my favorite online coupon website.

Benefits include discounts on regular IKEA products, free seminars (including the current “home furnishing seminar“), an IKEA Family card where each swipe turns into a foot of forest due to IKEA’s partnership with the Woodland Trust, purchase insurance, restaurant offers, and exclusive IKEA Family-only product offers.

You can take care of your family with smoke alarms, first aid kits, and assault alarms. You can relax with a relaxtion products including bath robes, soft slippers, and special pure relaxation show cream. You can get inspired for decorating and furnishing you home with some of the best books on home design tips and ideas–selected by the IKEA Family people.

You can even travel around the world with the IKEA Family travel range. Those who really want a change in their lifestyle can sign up for the IKEA Family home makeover giveaway project. Read the stories and exclusives to learn how it can change your home life.

About IKEA and Ingvar Kamprad

IKEA was a Swedish company originally, but it’s American headquarters is in Pennsylvania. Ikea was founded by Swedish-born Ingvar Kamprad, who as late as 2007 was listed by Forbes as the 4th richest person in the world. Since that time, Ingvar Kamprad produced documents proving the IKEA corporation is run by his foundation and he and his family no longer profit from its success. Mr. Kamprad is “only” worth about $6 billion officially these days.

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