Little-known way to get free items from Ikea – and it could save you cash | The Sun

SHOPPERS might not know how to get items from Ikea free of charge.

The trick comes from ordering spare parts from the furniture giant that you don't have to pay for – we explain how to do it.

There's a way you can order small spare parts for free if an item you've ordered from Ikea is broken.

This includes screws, knobs or plugs that may have gone missing or arrived broken with your product.

And it could end up saving you cash – you don't need to go and replace your product, and you also don't need to spend extra money on petrol driving to your nearest store.

The chain's self-service team will deliver what you need to your door at no extra cost.

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It should only take three to five business days to arrive.

How do I claim extra parts?

You'll need to go onto the self-service part of the Ikea website.

From there, click "Order here" under "Spare parts".

After that, it'll ask you to type in a spare part number, which will be included in your product's instruction manual.

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But if you don't have that or can't find it, don't worry. You can also find the number on the website.

Just search for your item on the Ikea homepage and it should be under the product detail section – you'll need to click on "Assembly & Documents" down the sidebar and it should be in there.

Once you've typed in the spare part number, you'll just need to input your address, and you should be sent the parts specific to your product.

Alternatively, you can still visit your local store to look for what you might need, especially if you're looking for something else as well.

To find your nearest Ikea, just use the store locator tool on the website.

We checked online and only found boxes of screws available to buy from the furniture chain – it costs at least £5.50 for a pack of 200.

How else can I save money at Ikea?

The Swedish retailer is famous for cheap furniture, bedding, lighting and homeware, but it's always good to know how else you can save money when you visit.

First of all, Ikea runs a scheme both in-store and online called the Circular Hub, which aims to fight waste while also offering you products cheaper than usual.

It's the rebranded "bargains corner" of the store, where old and returned stock is resold at a fraction of the price.

So if you don't mind furniture that's been in another home or out on the shop floor, you can save up to half price.

You can check online for your nearest participating store.

Also, look out for sales because they're often massive at Ikea.

For example, there's usually one in the summer and another in the winter and you can often score up to 50% off.

And definitely join Ikea Family if you want to know about deals earlier as well as receive exclusive discounts with products which have a blue tag on them.

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You'll even receive a free hot drink to use at the Ikea cafe when you join.

The reward scheme is even free to join – you just have to sign up online and fill in a few details including your address, and preferred store.

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