Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What's in my wallet? - IKEA Family Card

In these tough financial times, you need to save every little bit you can. So if that means pulling out the IKEA family card every time I visit my favorite home goods supplier just to get a free espresso from the IKEA restaurant - there is no shame. And so what if it accompanies a mandatory slice of Princess Cake (Pricessatorte auf deutsch, my mouth is drooling just typing it.... Princessssss...wiping chin...) and happens to be followed by an obscenely overstuffed shopping cart, filled with items I will be unable to carry on the bus home, or justify buying at a later date. These are tough times people - you gotta save where you can! ;)

You can get an IKEA family card in any IKEA store or online. They really are good for savings (I mean, goodness, have you seen furniture prices in Switzerland?), beyond the coffee, but don't forget the coffee... and the Princess cake for goodness sake. It's the green one. I also get a cool quarterly magazine, coupons and sale info via email, and it gives me entry into the VIP lounge out the back of the store where you learn how to give a Swedish massage, translate the assembly instructions, and make those yummy Swedish meatballs... um not really, just checking that you are still reading. :)

It is worth it though - and it's in my wallet. Happy shopping, er saving, folks!

And PS. Did you know that one of the most read articles on this blog is about IKEA... have you read it?
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6 comments:

juanitatortilla said...

Oh yes, I did read that IKEA post.
I think that was how I "met" you / your blog! (Was still secretly lurking in the dark, stalker shadows at that time... I think?)

Amanda said...

Thanks for the info. I just signed up! I had heard about the free coffee, but didn't realize you had to be "family" to get it...

naechstehaltestelle said...

I saved 45 CHF on one purchase with that card. It was one of the most spectacular days I've had.

the writer said...

I have that card too!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi just found you over on http://expatraveler.blogspot.com/...I have one of those cards too!...They are excellent..I save over £30 on my last trip there!

VIP Cards said...

This IKEA family card is really nice and their are no shame for the use of this card for any restaurant. I must use this card in future as well. Thanks for sharing informative post with us.

 

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