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IKEA Bring Your Own Friends Day Freebies Great for Charity and Business

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IKEA Bring Your Own Friends event on Saturday, January 14, 2012, offers freebies and discounts that are advantageous for charity, consumers and business.

In a wise business move, IKEA created the Bring Your Own Friend event on January 14, 2012. The event includes a full day of decorating tips, savings, gift card giveaways and free food. For every friend invited, IKEA will donate $1 to Save the Children up to $50,000.

The IKEA Bring your Own Friend event is sure to benefit the retailer's bottom line as well as pass savings onto consumers. Save the Children will also benefit by receiving a donation of up to $50,000 based on the response to this January 14th event.

Consumers are encouraged to RSVP at the IKEA Facebook page setup for the Bring Your Own Friends (BYOF) day event. Visitors can also search for their local IKEA store to view a complete list of events, giveaways and offers. Each store has a different set of freebies and perks.

Shoppers will also pay less for certain popular IKEA items during this one-day event. For example, the Trofast Frame priced last year at $59.99 will now be priced at $49.99 for a significant $10 savings. There are also opportunities to win a mini shopping spree at IKEA during BYOF day. Visitors can invite their friends right from the Facebook page.

There are also planning tools to make the most of the BYOF day. Shoppers can create a shopping list, get directions, get themselves and friends on the list, print offers and get totally ready for a fun with friends at IKEA.

Some of the benefits include printed coupons for a free breakfast of eggs, bacon and homefries served at the IKEA restaurant until 11 a.m. For those who shop later, there is a printed coupon for a buy one, great one free entree (up to $5.99) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visitors will also receive a free blue bag with a printed coupon in BYOF day.

According to the IKEA website, the retailer “offers a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. This is the idea at the heart of everything IKEA does, from product development and purchases to how we sell our products in IKEA stores globally.

The site continues, “Anybody can make a good-quality product for a high price, or a poor-quality product for a low price. But to make good products at low prices, you need to develop methods that are both cost-effective and innovative. This has been the focus of IKEA since its beginnings in Småland, Sweden Maximising the use of raw materials and production adaptation to meet people's needs and preferences has meant that our costs are low. The IKEA way of doing things is to pass these cost savings on to you, our customers.”

They also have the IKEA Foundation, that “supports long and short-term projects that give children a better start in life. 100 million children will benefit from current programs.”

The BYOF event raises money for Save the Children. According to the Save the Children website, the independent organization creates “lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.”

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Submitted by kateheitz (not verified) on
Awesome, Printapons saves me time and money! You can see the coupons instantly and don't have to search for ones.

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