Traditionally, Black Friday sales occur on, it almost goes without saying, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. However, that's only about a month before Christmas and just a little over a week before the start of Hanukkah this year. For many of us, that's simply not nearly enough time to prepare for holiday gift giving and party hosting. In order to give customers a head start on holiday planning while still offering epic deals, Ikea is having a Black Friday-esque sale this weekend, two weeks earlier than actual Black Friday. The retail chain is calling the sales event "Make Room for Celebration," and it's all about getting you and your home ready for the holidays.
On Saturday, November 10, Ikea stores across the country will host workshops and tastings to help customers get in the holiday spirit and begin thinking out how they'll celebrate this season. In addition to these activities, which will be going on between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time, Ikea is giving customers more than one opportunity to save. On Saturday and Sunday, November 11, you can get $25 off any purchase of $150 or more with a coupon you'll be able to access when you shop in-stores during the Make Room for Celebration event.
Ikea is also offering discounts on specific items during the event. Expecting more guests than last year at your holiday dinner party or Thanksgiving dinner? Purchase a few new HENRIKDAL chairs for up 20% off and a 365+ dinnerware set for 25% off. While you're at it, you can also pick up some food to serve with Ikea's deal giving customers $5 off any $25 purchase at its Swedish Food Market during the event. You can also get 3 two-pound bags of meat, chicken, veggie, and salmon meatballs for $19.99. With that deal, you could have meatballs left over to enjoy yourself after your dinner guests leave.
Thinking of trying your hand at baking cookies for Santa from scratch this Christmas? Get select bakeware for up to 20% off this weekend. By avoiding paying full price for the bakeware, you won't have to feel guilty about a wasted purchase if the treats don't turn out quite right. If one of your family members unexpectedly asks to crash at your place for the holidays, Ikea has a deal for you too. During the Make Room for Celebration event, it's also taking up to 20% off select sofa beds including the LYCKSELE, FRIHETEN, HOLMSUND, and NYHAMN.
As if all those deals weren't enough to celebrate, Ikea Family card members will get even more specials during this weekend's event. The first 100 members to show their card at Ikea on Saturday will receive a free FORNUFT 20-piece stainless steel flatware set. Members who use their cards on Saturday will also be entered to win a $100 Ikea gift card.
As with all Ikea deals and events, check with your local Ikea store to make sure it's participating before you plan your holiday shopping. If your store's onboard with the Make Room for Celebrating event, you can start preparing for the season as soon as this weekend. This year, major savings don't have to be put off until Black Friday.