IKEA is quite far away from us in London but we did make the trip very early one Saturday in December to buy a Christmas tree. The area around us is fairly affluent and it is common to see Christmas trees priced at 40 pounds plus. I really love a real tree in the house, lit with real candles, which we buy online. I've never had a fire as we are always really careful ! But the trip to IKEA was to get one of their no-needle drop trees. With the tree comes a 20 pound voucher which you can spend later in the year effectively making the tree a 5 pound bargain !
So we went to spend the voucher today and got 2 yo-yos, 2 colouring pencil sets and 2 teddies for the shoebox appeal next Christmas. As well as that we also got 4 red pillowcases for making Christmas gifts, I wanted red fabric but there was no assistant to price it so the pillowcases were a good substitute ! Also a set of 6 rainbow plastic mugs to replace all those glasses which have broken on the stone kitchen floor, these ones should bounce !
The only annoyance was that we were also hoping to get some of their cheap LED bulbs but every single one was a screw fitting rather than a bayonet one ! I guess it is those sort of things, as well as some of the food which helps you remember this is not a UK firm !
Anyway, I rather like this promotion and hope that they run it again next year !