It’s almost here. And it’s huuuuuuuge. The largest IKEA in the country is opening tomorrow (Wed, Feb. 8) in Burbank. To celebrate, they are having a bash and giving away freebies to some of the lucky customers who show up. The big ticket item? Free LANDSKRONA sofas to the first 26 people (adults 18-years-old and up) through the door.
Why 26? That is how long IKEA has been in Burbank before they moved a scoosh and super-sized the store to 456,000 square-feet of clever, inexpensive furniture/home decor options and a restaurant that can now serve pancakes with lingonberry jam to 600 people at a sitting. The next 100 early birds will snag a free POÄNG armchair. There are also tons of fun giveaways (gift cards, vouchers for the enormous new restaurant, etc).
The to-do starts at 9 a.m. and you can start lining up at 6 a.m. They are sawing a log (it’s a good-luck Swedish thing) around 8:30 a.m. and then away you go. We wait ever so patiently for a Pink’s hot dog or when new sneakers hit Undefeated, so you know you’re queueing up for a free $800 sofa.
IKEA Burbank – 600 IKEA Way
Store Opens at 9 a.m. but you can start lining up at 6 a.m.
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