5 Reasons Why You MUST Join The IKEA Family Rewards Program

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IKEA Kitchenware on table

Oh how we love IKEA and so do our readers!

Joining your favorite store’s rewards program is a no brainer. The benefits, exclusive offers, and savings potential are just too good to pass up. And that’s why Hip2Save reader Emily loves the FREE IKEA Family rewards program and all the perks that come with it!

IKEA is my happy place. I can go in to buy one thing, and I come out with enough furniture to furnish half the houses in my neighborhood. That is why I was so excited to learn about the IKEA Family rewards program.

ikea shopping tips — join IKEA family for savings and benefits

Here are some of the amazing benefits of IKEA Family:

  • Voucher for a free ice cream cone from the cafe after signing up.
  • Free coffee or tea each time you visit the store.
  • Exclusive IKEA Family pricing on select products.
  • $15 off coupon (no purchase minimum!) for your birthday.
  • Free meal & cake for your birthday.

take out box of meatball meal and cake from ikea

My favorite IKEA benefit is the birthday reward. It is definitely the most generous of all the rewards programs I’ve signed up for. On top of the $15 off ANY purchase coupon, you get a free meatball meal and piece of cake or mousse worth $5.99 and $2.99 respectively.


It was just my birthday and I spent absolutely nothing on this sweet haul (see top picture in post) from my last trip to the store thanks to the birthday $15 off coupon! Plus, the employees all wished me a happy birthday, making me really feel like I was a part of the IKEA family.


If you want a rewarding retailer loyalty card, IKEA is the way to go!

ikea family app on smartphone

What an awesome rewards program!

It’s pretty easy to see why Emily loves IKEA Family—so many perks for a completely free membership!

Thank you, Emily, for sharing the benefits of this program with us and happy belated birthday! 🎉


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About the writer:

Emily obtained her Bachelor's degrees from Clarkson University with 5 years of content writing experience specializing in health, beauty, fashion, home, & living frugally.

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Comments 30

  1. Laura

    My birthday was yesterday but I have NEVER received any birthday anything from IKEA. How do you do this? My birthday is in my profile.

    • Melissa

      Check through your email and junk mail. You may have thought it was just an ad.

    • L

      I’ve joined years ago and have never received anything either. No meal or coupon. Just coffee…

      • Chicagomom

        Me either 🙁

    • Casey

      Mine was in my junk mail. It came a few days before my birthday and is good all month long.

  2. Melissa

    Another possible benefit of having an Ikea family card is getting a discount to your local children’s museum. If there is an Ikea in your city, there may be some local discounts you can take advantage of.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks for the heads up, Melissa! Great tip!

    • N

      40% off admission at Sea Life Aquarium at Mall of America with your ikea rewards card

  3. Kellie

    The Kansas City Ikea offers an extra 30 minutes for kiddos in the play area with the Ikea family card!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How fun! Thanks for sharing with us, Kellie!

    • Heather

      Yes, ours does that too in San Antonio! I was gonna add that as a definite perk. We go there for cheap date nights!

    • bess

      Hey KC!!! ST Joseph here (45 min north…) ; )

    • Corina

      I miss the KS Ikea. It was so close to our house-25 minutes. Now we have to travel to Memphis over three hours away. No bueno.

  4. kyuu

    are there any current sign up rewards? I’m actually going tomorrow for a pull out couch. I signed up a couple years ago and never used again so I can probably use a new email to get a discount if there’s one for signing up…

    • CL

      Free ice cream cone for signing up

  5. Marissa

    I saved over $100 on a dresser that I really wanted for being a member. I also got the birthday coupon. It was great.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s awesome to hear, Marissa! Thanks for sharing the perks you’ve received by being a member!

  6. AJ

    How do you get the meal and dessert? My birthday is Sept 1st and I received the $15 coupon but nothing for food.

  7. Suz in OH

    If you got a birthday coupon, do you know when it was sent? My bday is in about 2 weeks. Fingers crossed!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Happy Birthday! Be sure to keep an eye out for the offer!

  8. Lori

    I just signed up but did not see any place to enter my birth date. Any pointers? Thanks!!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Lori! Be sure to login and head to your “My Profile” and then “account”. There you can edit or add or birth date. Hope that helps!

  9. Jess

    Can anyone confirm if IKEA will scan the coupon from the email, or do I need to print it out?

    • Deb

      I showed mine on my phone. Worked fine

      • Jess

        Thank you Deb!

  10. Peaches

    There’s no point in our family signing up…no IKEA’s in all of Alabama.

  11. je

    I just used mine. Got a plant, pot, and chocolate for free! My hubby ate my free meal and dessert. Win-win! 🙂

  12. Sarah

    Thank you! We are currently in Charlotte house hunting and I’m excited there is an IKEA here! This will be a great way to kick off my relationship with them!

  13. Jodi

    Does anyone know when or how often they have the 20% off coupon? I’m a member but I’m trying to decide if I can wait to make a purchase of a new dresser until I have the coupon?

  14. tvhcols

    My Birthday coupon came at the end of January but my birthday wasn’t till Feb. 13. Also the coupon was for $10 and not $15 🙁

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