IKEA is launching a massive sale with up to 50% off furniture and more next week.
Ikea has confirmed the sale starts next Monday and will run until July 18, meaning you’ll have six weeks to nab money-off the flat-pack favourites.
You’ll be able to shop the sale in-store as well as online from next week to get money-off products from furniture and lighting, to bathroom, bedding, curtains and kitchenware.
Ikea has said there will be hundreds of reduced articles across the range including a lot of sofas and armchairs this year, as well as lots of home furnishing accessories like tableware and decoration.
Most Ikea items are already listed at low prices so the store will only run a few sale events each year.
One will usually happen in the summer and another will happen in the winter.
How to compare prices to get the best deal
JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.
There are plenty of comparison websites out there that’ll check prices for you – so don’t be left paying more than you have to.
Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.
Here are some that we recommend:
- Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
- Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
- Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
- CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.
The sales used to only really appear in-store, and a few items would maybe be discounted online too.
But following lockdowns in the UK where the store was closed for a large part of this year and last, more reduced stock has been available recently online too.
If you’re shopping the sale online you’ll want to factor in the extra delivery charges that may be added on top of your bill, these can range between £4 and £40 depending on how big and bulky your order is.
If you want to save on the costs though, you could head in-store to check out the in-store side of the summer sale – use Ikea’s finder tool to locate your closest.
You can’t use Ikea’s click and collect service though as it’s not currently running.
You’ll also want to be sure to compare prices with other retailers, because even if something is on sale or part of a deal it doesn’t necessarily make it a bargain.
In previous years discounts of up to 40% off have been offered on thousands of the Swedish retailer’s products and initially it only used to last for a month.
In 2018 the Ikea summer sale only took place in-store and started on June 5, ending on July 1, and it was the same for the following year but ran from June 6 to June 30 instead.
Last year though, the sale was delayed by a month and the event ran for longer too as it went on for over a month and a half, taking place from July 13 until August 31.
Last year’s summer sale was the first to take place both online and in-stores too.
Stock will be subject to availability under the reductions, and the massive discounts may mean things will sell out very quickly, as Ikea says it expects to sell out of everything that’s reduced by the end of the sale.
The next big sale Ikea will launch will probably be at the beginning of December, as last year’s winter reductions happened around that time too.
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Last month, Ikea introduced a new buy-back scheme letting shoppers trade their unwanted furniture back to the retailer in exchange for gift cards and vouchers – some have even cashed in up to £250 using it.
The store has also launched its own “buy now, pay later” scheme letting shoppers spread the cost of buying new furniture without paying interest.
Check out our guide to the furniture store’s opening hours so you know when’s best to head in as the sale kicks off.