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SNEAK PEEK: IKEA to give away free furniture at Columbus store next week

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA will open its new store in Columbus next week, and will celebrate the new location by giving away free furniture to customers.

The retailer will open its second Ohio location on June 7 at 9 a.m., and will recognize some of the first customers by giving away thousands of dollars in gift cards and merchandise — including sofas and armchairs. Customers can start lining up at 9 a.m. on June 5, approximately 48 hours before the store’s opening.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and IKEA’s U.S. Preisdent Lars Petersson will both attend the opening celebration. This is the 44th IKEA location in the U.S, and was built on 33 acres at the corner of I-71 and Gemini Place in the Polaris Centers of Commerce.

» INSIDE LOOK: IKEA to open in Columbus next week

The location one of Ohio’s largest rooftop solar arrays – consistent with the solar presence at 90 percent of U.S. IKEA stores – as well as three electric vehicle charging stations.

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Photo: Staff Writer

Here’s what IKEA is giving away to celebrate the opening:

• The first 44 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Columbus on June 7 will receive a free EKTORP three-seat sofa.

• The next 100 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Columbus on June 7 will receive a free POÄNG armchair.

» RELATED: IKEA construction progresses in Columbus

• The first 2,500 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Columbus on June 7 will receive a random prize envelope with IKEA Gift Cards ranging from $10 to $250, or a “Buy One, Get One Free” cinnamon bun, hot dog or soft-serve frozen yogurt voucher.

IKEA Columbus features rooftop solar array

• From June 7 through June 11, visitors to IKEA Columbus may enter a drawing to win one of ten $1,000 IKEA Gift Cards through the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program. IKEA is matching the prizes — a total of $10,000 — with a donation of home furnishings to The Homeless Families Foundation, a local organization that provides housing assistance and educational services to homeless families living in Columbus.

» RELATED: Construction on future IKEA store hits key milestones

• The first 44 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Columbus on June 8 will receive a free queen-sized HAUGESUND mattress.

• The next 100 adults (18 & older) in IKEA Columbus on June 8 will receive a free ALINA “sleep set” of bedspread and cushion covers and two FJADRAR pillows.

• The first 100 children (17 & younger) in IKEA Columbus on June 8 will receive a free GOSIG golden dog soft toy.

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