IKEA Giveaway!

Random thought, remember Glenn Medeiros and that awesome song “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You?”

Me neither.  I’m too cool for that.  [finger guns].

Moving on … remember how much you love IKEA and all the affordable things you can get there?

Remember how much IKEA Pittsburgh rocks and has been a huge supporter of Make Room for Kids?

Well, IKEA Pittsburgh is letting me give away a $50 IKEA gift card to a lucky reader, in honor of the upcoming IKEA Pittsburgh Remodel Celebration taking place on Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18

Full disclosure: I love IKEA.  That’s it.  Nothing else to disclose.  I am not personally getting anything from IKEA for this.  I just love you that much and I love IKEA for their help with Make Room for Kids.

The two-day event features:

  • Enter to win great IKEA favorites!
  • Two-Day Only offers!
  • Tour the all-new Showroom with more than a dozen new room settings including an expanded Bedrooms and Kitchens departments
  • Enjoy FREE Breakfast from 9:30AM-11:00AM both days! You’ll enjoy a generous portion of scrambled eggs, with potatoes and bacon and a cup of coffee – a $1.98 value- FREE!
  • Indulge in FREE Chocolate cake with adult entree purchase starting at 11AM!
  • Bring the whole family and participate in children’s activities throughout the day including an appearance by Mike the Balloon Guy!
  • Meet Tall Cathy from 96.1 KISS fm who will be stopping by from 11AM-1PM on the 17th!

If you’d like to win the gift card from IKEA, all you need to do is leave a comment with your most favorite IKEA item you’ve either purchased or wish to purchase.  If you’ve never been to IKEA, just leave a random comment, and you’ll still be entered.

The reason I hope some of you will comment with your fave IKEA item? Because I am always looking for recommendations.  Recommendations are why I own the awesome blue IKEA kitchen scissors, their fantastic chip bag clips, the big glass jar I keep my dogs’ treats in, their stacking drinking glasses, and their kids’ colorful plastic cups, bowls, and eating utensils.  In addition, my daughter’s room is done in this. And you can bet as soon as I get the money together for it, I’ll be redoing my outdated kitchen (seriously, if you saw my kitchen … just ask my sisters) entirely in IKEA because I once saw a kitchen storage cabinet there that was so awesome, my sisters had to stop me from longingly pressing my bosom up to it.

You have until noon tomorrow to get your comment in, one comment per valid email address, at which time, I’ll let random.org pick a winning comment number.  If your comment goes into spam, don’t worry.  I’ll periodically check it and get it out.  Feel free to email me if you’d like me to be quicker about it.

Good luck!





338 Comments


  1. Brad
    April 13, 2010 9:32 am

    My favorite is the Vika Blecket/ Vika Artur desk, for it’s angled top and lightbox window. Great for drafting.



  2. efw_west
    April 13, 2010 9:33 am

    bought an awesome armoir several years ago.



  3. Jen
    April 13, 2010 9:36 am

    LOVE all things IKEA, but favorite item was a light for above our kitchen table that was only $29.99 but we always received compliments on it!



  4. buttercup
    April 13, 2010 9:38 am

    I love all their little random kitchen stuff and have bought their wok twice so far. I think my favorite IKEA item is the wok, the proper name of which I cannot currently remember. Love how everything down to ice cube trays has a proper name, too.



  5. SC 'Burgher
    April 13, 2010 9:46 am

    I always find nice picture frames there. And one of their prints is hanging in my living room.



  6. Mama2Raven
    April 13, 2010 9:50 am

    the black pine bed room set. My entire bed room. and the lamps with the paper shade.



  7. DottyEyes
    April 13, 2010 9:53 am

    Love anything Leksvik: all wood; made with practicality in mind. Own TV cabinet, wall shelf with 4 small cubbies, bench with 8 cubbies. The last two items are perfect for catching the shoes and junk of four people in our small Pgh. hallway!



  8. Honoria Glossup
    April 13, 2010 9:58 am

    My favorite dishtowels came from IKEA.



  9. hello haha narf
    April 13, 2010 9:59 am

    i love everything but the couches. when i lost everything in the stupid 2004 flood i replaced so much with ikea purchases. so yeah, i can’t quite say what i love best. sorry!



  10. Adawin
    April 13, 2010 10:05 am

    Amongst other things, I got a really nice curio from Ikea for my dining room.



  11. Loopy
    April 13, 2010 10:06 am

    IKEA is making the playoffs….



  12. JudiB
    April 13, 2010 10:09 am

    Love, love the cotton dish towels! And…my Expedit bookcase, big glass jars and the $19.00 chandelier (clearance!) that looks like a million bucks in my diningroom. The cinnamon rolls are good, too!



  13. Tracy O'Brien
    April 13, 2010 10:10 am

    My whole entire kitchen is IKEA! We remodeled my eighty year old Dormont house with white cabinets and butcher block countertops.



  14. Steve in Denver
    April 13, 2010 10:15 am

    I had an awesomely comfy, low to the ground black chair – simply tubular steel and fabric. I miss that chair. I think we’re finally getting an ikea here in CO.



  15. Marcy
    April 13, 2010 10:17 am

    I bought a bookcase there that used to hold my shoes — Then it was converted into a dresser for my son, I love it!



  16. Rich Busch
    April 13, 2010 10:18 am

    IKEA rocks!



  17. Megan
    April 13, 2010 10:24 am

    My personal favorite Ikea purchase is a little set of 5 postcards with gorgeous flower paintings on them. I framed them in a set of Ikea glass frames and have them hung in a cluster in my living room. I just love them. I was planning to go to Ikea this weekend to pick up what looks like the perfect entertainment center for my living room, so the $50 gift card would be great!



  18. ally
    April 13, 2010 10:24 am

    love my ikea malm bed.



  19. Sara
    April 13, 2010 10:34 am

    I just went to Ikea last weekend and was brimming with ideas for my future home! I did get a few cute lamps with glass bases, and a makeup mirror which I really needed, and some awesome drawer organizers. I came home and organized my sock drawer and felt very accomplished, so thank you for that, Ikea!



  20. Amy
    April 13, 2010 10:38 am

    My Kristaller 3-Armed Chandelier! Love it!



  21. Amy P
    April 13, 2010 10:40 am

    I really want that 2 oven stove with the creepy twins from the commercial :)



  22. Shaun
    April 13, 2010 10:44 am

    I basically live in an ikea



  23. tehamy
    April 13, 2010 10:47 am

    My favorite thing from IKEA is my kitchen. I love all of our cabinets!



  24. Old North Sider
    April 13, 2010 10:47 am

    I absolutely love a lantern that I bought there about 10 years ago. My kids loved the play area with all of the colorful balls — they would say that was their favorite part of ikea. I wonder how many germs were in that play area?



  25. amy
    April 13, 2010 10:56 am

    I can spend an entire day at IKEA and still not have enough time to look at all that amazing stuff! Just lu-uv it!



  26. tessag
    April 13, 2010 11:00 am

    I love all of my lamps from IKEA–don’t remember their names, but they rock!



  27. AmyLa
    April 13, 2010 11:02 am

    I have a “french” bathroom with photos of Paris from IKEA in IKEA frames. So when I see that gray hair or pimple or wrinkle, I just say “C’est la vie!”



  28. Jagoff
    April 13, 2010 11:05 am

    I bought a lightbulb there once.



  29. Jenny
    April 13, 2010 11:12 am

    flexible ice cube trays that produce sea shell shaped ice cubes. oh and shelves.



  30. Linda
    April 13, 2010 11:15 am

    random comment



  31. Penny Lane
    April 13, 2010 11:17 am

    I LOVE the nesk that I got from Ikea and the great picture of red poppies that is in my living room!



  32. Jenn
    April 13, 2010 11:24 am

    One word: Poang. ’nuff said.



  33. Kristy
    April 13, 2010 11:26 am

    LOVE the Billy/Benno bookcase – need to get the DVD tower! Also, have had the BJÖRKUDDEN (totally had to go on ikea.com to get the real ikea name for that) table and Stefan chairs for a solid 5 years now – great table for a smaller apartment!



  34. Diane
    April 13, 2010 11:28 am

    I love my lamps.



  35. Stephanie
    April 13, 2010 11:38 am

    I just love IKEA. Favorite thing I used currently? My big wooden salad bowl.



  36. Christina
    April 13, 2010 11:42 am

    My favorite Ikea item is our Ektorp sectional sofa. But we have a lot of great things from them!!



  37. laurie
    April 13, 2010 12:00 pm

    My fav thing is the little multi-colored plastic cups, plates and flatware for kids. We buy them in bulk.



  38. Jen
    April 13, 2010 12:25 pm

    Also love Ikea. And need new bookshelves. :)