This In-Store Only Perk at IKEA Is Now Available Online
Just another chance to save even more money.
Only real IKEA fans know that the As-Is section of the store is where some hidden (and discounted) gems can be found. And for those who don’t know, it’s where you can find a bunch of products at a reduced price, like discontinued items, products that people might have returned, floor samples, and showroom merchandise. Some of the items might be gently used, but IKEA says all of the products are “deemed resalable and there is a description tag with product conditions to help you decide.”
If you love a good bargain and enjoy digging through the sales section of any store to discover some amazing deals, you probably love (or will love) the As-Is section. And the cool part is that each store has different offerings and the section gets restocked regularly, so you never really know what you’re going to find there. It’s also a great spot to peruse if you’re a fan of IKEA hacks.
In the past, you could only go to the store to really experience the beauty of the As-Is section, but this month the retailer launched As-Is Online, a new service that allows IKEA Family members to browse and reserve items online from their local store’s section. IKEA Family is the retailer’s loyalty program—it’s free to sign up and not only do you get access to the new online section, but you also get perks like special discounts and offers, rewards, and even free coffee or tea every visit.
The launch is part of IKEA’s month-long Earth Day celebration—the retailer hopes to encourage more people to lower their environmental impact and give discontinued and gently used items a second chance. To check out the As-Is Online section, sign in on IKEA.com and filter to your local store to see what’s being offered right now. If you find an item you like, you can reserve it for 48 hours and you’ll just need to pick it in-store within that time frame.
I checked out the online selection at my local store in Burbank, California, and saw wall ovens almost $500 off, a desk that was $50 off, an outdoor table that was more than 50% off, lots of discounted sofa covers, duvet covers, and cookware, and even kitchen cabinets and glass doors. For IKEA fans, this can be a fun thing to bookmark so you can regularly check out what’s been recently added (and what to add to your cart).
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