If you are a Wisconsinite, you have probably been waiting a very long time for this day! Tomorrow the 48th IKEA store will be opening in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
IKEA is focused on making our lives a little bit easier by making products available to us that are helpful and affordable, in whichever season of life we are in. They are also known for taking care of their employees and incorporating sustainability into day-to-day business and supporting initiatives that benefit children and the environment.
I was invited to look at the store before the grand opening and let me tell you, it is beautiful!
The single-level 293,000 square-foot store features 50 room displays, 3 model homes interiors, and 10,000 exclusively designed products.
The 300 plus workers and store manager, Samantha Gravina, have worked so hard in making the grand opening of IKEA Oak Creek the absolute best. So, if you’re planning on going tomorrow or maybe you haven’t made a decision yet, here’s what you can look forward to on opening day!
Customers can begin lining up at the store at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16th. Entertainment for customers waiting in line will start at 6:00 a.m. and the Grand Opening ceremony at 8:15 a.m. The doors will officially open at 9:00 a.m.
Activities and giveaways include:
- The first 200 children (12 & younger) in line receive a free FAMNIG heart-shaped soft toy, valued at $4.99.
- The first 1,000 adults (18 & older) in line receive a special “welcome” gift.
IKEA Welcome Sweepstakes
• On Grand Opening, visitors in line before 8:00 a.m. CDT will be entered for a chance to win one of three (3) gift cards, valued at $500, $1,500 and $2,000.1
IKEA Bag Giveaway
• Customers will receive a free IKEA FRAKTA blue bag, valued at $1.29 with any in-store product purchase. *Limit: one (1) per customer. Offer is available in store only and does
not include the purchase of services or purchases in the restaurant, bistro or Swedish food market.
IKEA FAMILY $250 Gift Card Giveaway
• On Grand Opening, visitors who join IKEA FAMILY or scan their IKEA FAMILY card in-store at an IKEA FAMILY kiosk, info tower, tablet or during checkout, will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of twenty-two (22) $250 IKEA Gift Cards through the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program.2 Winner’s names will berandomly drawn every hour that the store is open.
IKEA Oak Creek Offer
• When you use your IKEA FAMILY card in-store from Wednesday, May 16-Monday, May 28 and spend a minimum of $125, you will receive $20 off next purchase of $100 or more via email.
And if this isn’t enough, IKEA also offers a place where you can drop off your kids called Smaland. The kids will have a blast playing in the ball pit or doing other activities, while you shop.
Make sure you also check out the 300-seat Restaurant, Bistro, Swedish Food Market and Staff Cafeteria. You don’t want to miss out on all the delicious food!
We live about an hour away from the location so we are looking forward to making trips out there with our family. It’s the perfect place to do some shopping, let the kids have fun, and grab a bite to eat before heading back on the road.
Thanks IKEA for coming to Wisconsin. Let the Shopping begin!