IKEA swipe a surprise for IKEA family card holders
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IKEA swipe a surprise for IKEA family card holders

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Found 12th Jan 2014
Went to IKEA Southampton today and they were giving away vouchers to swipe at the kiosk to see your surprise. You just have to make a transactions and then you get a swipe card at the check out. I won a kids play tunnel which is worth £10. I think they are doing this everyday till 22nd February. Not sure if this is nationwide. I SM not a regular IKEA shopper but will have to go fairly frequent till 22nd February.

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may have to go there tomorrow was going to go West query anyway. You have a look in tesco around the corner? any bargains

any confirmation if nationwide?

I was in ikea wembley yesterday went self serve but wasn't made aware of anything of the sort

jinzo2005

I was in ikea wembley yesterday went self serve but wasn't made aware of … I was in ikea wembley yesterday went self serve but wasn't made aware of anything of the sort



Same at Manchester...

and Cardiff! spent a small fortune too!

tovtm

may have to go there tomorrow was going to go West query anyway. You have … may have to go there tomorrow was going to go West query anyway. You have a look in tesco around the corner? any bargains

yep i got panasonic headphones for 5 pounds and jvc speakers for a pound

nothing in Leeds when i went yesterday.

Only real surprise I'd like is if what I've bought hasn't fallen apart in a weekoO

To digress a moment if i may, their sale has been really disappointing from my perspective and all of the items i have watched since November, are at least the same price. This is also true of other items in other shops.
The only items offered, as a 'friend', are a handful of items that i do not need. Also, i would have to collect in-store and that is no good for me.
Not voted either way, as will not be going.

I am not why people get fooled by marketing gimmicks.

Love west query on a Sunday

I went go Lakeside , Thurrock branch yesterday and bought a trolley load but no vouchers or offers given. Think this must be store specific.

cycleman

Only real surprise I'd like is if what I've bought hasn't fallen apart in … Only real surprise I'd like is if what I've bought hasn't fallen apart in a weekoO



A bad carpenter blames his tools.

I've been buying ikea for 20 years (usually Warrington), shelves, kitchens, wardrobes, beds etc....all still going strong, except one small very cheap table which I assembled and disassembled more than 15 times over the years, hardly surprised it gave up....

Nothing at lakeside

stespill

http://swipe.myikeafamily.com/Home/TermsAndConditions



Thanks for that. So it's only at Southampton...

cycleman

Only real surprise I'd like is if what I've bought hasn't fallen apart in … Only real surprise I'd like is if what I've bought hasn't fallen apart in a weekoO

if you put it together correctly it will last a very long time

cycleman

Only real surprise I'd like is if what I've bought hasn't fallen apart in … Only real surprise I'd like is if what I've bought hasn't fallen apart in a weekoO



Got stuff from Ikea that's still going strong years later. More than can be said about stuff from some other retailers. Perhaps you were just unlucky with what you purchased?

Original Poster

In Southampton they have swipe a surprise poster everywhere. You can win anything from a doughnut to dinner for 4 in their restaurant or anything else from the store. I won a kids play tunnel and a doughnut. There were long queus at the kiosks, that's when I noticed something is going on.

so far i've won dinner for 2, dinner for 4 and then dinner for 2 again!

only used 1 voucher so far, not sure i even want to eat in there that many times, would be nice to win something else but then the person next to me won a hot dog, so not really complaining

cycleman

Only real surprise I'd like is if what I've bought hasn't fallen apart in … Only real surprise I'd like is if what I've bought hasn't fallen apart in a weekoO



I've bought a fair few Ikea products over the years and never had any problems at all. We have some Aspelund bedroom furniture and it's incredibly sturdy, more so than some expensive Alstons ready assembled furniture at many times the price. We also bought a cheap Ikea wardrobe last year for hallway storage - it has exceeded all expectations and holds a ridiculous amount of junk without complaint. Actually, I can feel an Ikea trip looming...:p

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owens101

so far i've won dinner for 2, dinner for 4 and then dinner for 2 … so far i've won dinner for 2, dinner for 4 and then dinner for 2 again!only used 1 voucher so far, not sure i even want to eat in there that many times, would be nice to win something else but then the person next to me won a hot dog, so not really complaining



So did you use one voucher code three times?? I used mine only once.

Original Poster

owens101

so far i've won dinner for 2, dinner for 4 and then dinner for 2 … so far i've won dinner for 2, dinner for 4 and then dinner for 2 again!only used 1 voucher so far, not sure i even want to eat in there that many times, would be nice to win something else but then the person next to me won a hot dog, so not really complaining



I would have loved to win dinner there

finduramit

I would have loved to win dinner there



Really? Probably the last place I'd want to eat. My local store had issues with rats at one point. IKEA was also had horse meat in it's products. And besides those minor issues, it doesn't look like particularly great food anyway.

3 separate purchases

I bought a Christmas tree, used a voucher for dinner, bought a frame on the way out and kept my surprise card to check online the next day. Then back another day whilst Christmas shopping and won again.

Will use my £20 tree voucher next week and have dinner for the family.

I don't know what all the fuss is about, if you are an IKEA Family member and you swipe your family card at the checkout, then look at the bottom of your receipt and it tells you to scan the barcode to see your prize. the only problem is that the barcode readers are out of action today 29 March 2016 at Lakeside. you can still do it at home on the internet. but I think the problem today is effecting the whole system as it tells me the barcode number is invalid.
Other days it has worked fine.

I must admit, I do feel rather conned, an assistant was really helpful (the young man near the bike helmets sitting at that desk) and he helped me register for your "family" card and told me what to do after the checkout to get my "surprise gift" but along with many others this took ages to work out and finally when we all got to the bit of getting the surprise fit it didn't work and so when I returned home (several miles away so its NOT an easy trip for me to get to Ikea!) and did as instructed, went on line - again it didn't work so I DO feel it was a marketing con and I do so hate to be conned into something!
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