Big Ikea Gift Card Giveaway! (closed)

This giveaway is now closed.

I posted a question on Facebook a couple of weeks ago that asked if you had up to $150.00 to spend on any one organizational item what would it be?

The popular answer to that impromtu question turns out to be this beautiful baby from Ikea:

In addition to adding baskets to it for organizational bliss, you even informed me that you can now get doors and drawers for it also.   Whoot!

Well your wish is my command my friends!

I’m giving away, to one lucky winner, a $150.00 gift card to Ikea for you to buy the lovely shelving unit above or well really anything else your little heart desires from Ikea!!!!!

Follow me here to enter

(if you’ve already followed me previously you are automatically entered, if you aren’t sure if you have go ahead & enter it again)

Do you know that I now live just two hours away from an Ikea and still haven’t gone in the six months I’ve lived here.  I’m afraid, very afraid.  So much selection, so little time.  What would I choose?

First on my list might be this because it would be terrific on the wall next to my bed for all my magazines and books:

It would also be awesome as part of a command center as baskets for the kids.

Or I might choose this for toys:

The list goes on and on (clicking on the above pictures takes you directly to the Ikea page).

What would you choose?

To enter to win this $150.00 gift card to Ikea simply Follow Me Here on my OpenSky page (once you’ve entered your name and email and clicked on follow me you are done).  *No comment required*

This also means you will occasionally receive a newsletter from me highlighting terrific discounts on awesome organizational items.  Check out my shop here.

Entries must be in prior to Friday, February 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm PST to be eligible for this one.  Open to residents of US and Canada. This giveaway is now closed and the winner is Debbie from Jackson, TN!  

Follow me here to enter

Good luck!!

Filed under: Organizing Products


104 Responses to Big Ikea Gift Card Giveaway! (closed)

  1. 2
    amy says

    Done, and OH MY GOSH I HOPE I WIN! 😉

  2. 3
    Kari says

    I’ve never been to IKEA, but LOVE all of the organizing shelves that things…. afraid that if I went now, you would never get me out!!! 🙂 I hope I win!!!! 🙂

  3. 4
    Melissa S says

    I LOVE IKEA…we are lucky enough to have one in our city!

  4. 5
    katzien says

    Laura, you’re blog is so freakin’ fun. I’m reviewing the history of posts and enjoy reading all the organizing ideas and reader comments. Great contest!

    • 5.1
      Laura says

      Ahhh you are too nice, thank you!!

  5. 6
    Lisa says

    I hope I win this great giveaway!

  6. 7
    Bibi says

    I’ve been looking at that exact unit every time I visit Ikea and saying ….one of these days it will be mine.

    I love Ikea and I think it might be a good thing that the closest one is 4 hour drive for me.

  7. 8
    Adriana says

    Love IKEA! We have quite a few IKEA pieces in our home. It’s great for small space living.
    If you’ve never gone- I suggest you plan 2 visits close together. The first one go with an open mind but a plan NOT to buy anything. Take a notepad to make lots of notes on. Then go home and really think about what you saw, what you wanted and of course where you would use it. Take measurements, etc. Then go back and buy. 🙂

  8. 9
    Kat says

    YAY!!! So excited. I am deep cleaning and organizing now and I keep thinking how awesome those shelves would be!

  9. 10
    Marilyn Holeman says

    Thanks for the chance to win, Laura!

  10. 11
    Prototype Mama says

    New to your blog and I L.O.V.E it! Im crazy about organizing so I really hope I win!!

  11. 12
    Jen says

    I live five hours from that exact same IKEA and I haven’t been to it since I moved here 2.5 years ago. 🙂

    • 12.1
      Laura says

      LOL….we should totally meet up there one day!

  12. 13
    Judy says

    OMG, I love IKEA. It might be best if you stay away ’cause once you go you’ll want to go back all the time!

  13. 14
    Martha (MM) says

    How exciting is this!! I live only an hour from an Ikea and haven’t been there yet – I’m afraid too! Now that we’re going to be moving into a new house a trip there is planned for next month, I can’t wait!
    I already follow you over at Open Sky 🙂

  14. 15
    Jenn @ Beautiful Calling says

    I had three of the Trofast “Stepping” units you mentioned above for toys. I actually got rid of them and bought mini versions of the big cube shelf (the mini versions are $39 and there are 4 cubbies). I use the same bins in those as I do but instead of sliding in on the grooves, they sit on the shelf.

    I have a 2 1/2yo and a just-turned-four year old. I found that with them pulling the bins in and out of the grooves, it was hard for them to get back in, the bins sometimes cracked and they also warped so they didn’t sit in there nice. The unit “in theory” works beautifully, but for young tots I wouldn’t recommend it.

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ikea and would love to win 🙂

    • 15.1
      Laura says

      That’s good to know, thanks!

  15. 16
    Shondra says

    I’m now following you at Open Sky. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I would love to win this gift certificate. On top of having a love for Ikea, I am also expecting my second child and will have two children sharing a bedroom. I could definitely use some things to help me keep that little room organized enough for 2 kids.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. 17
    Jennifer Knickerbocker says

    Oh my gosh I hope I win this!! I have such a busy life raising 4 boys. The more organized I am, the better we all feel. If I had more tools (like the containers from IKEA) I could do much better for my family and myself.

    I am now following you on Open Sky!


  17. 18
    Joanna says

    I have that shelving unit, and I love it!

  18. 19
    Samantha says

    Awesome giveaway!! Thanks 🙂

  19. 20
    Char says

    We live about an hour from a Ikea and I was there for the first time in at least a year last week. Now I know why. I wanted to buy the entire store!! They had an office display that looked like it was made just for me – I could have set up shop right there!

    I ended up coming home with some plastic bag clips for sealing up all those half eaten bags of chips and cereal, some nice new clear plastic containers for the pantry, a new lamp for my daughter’s room, one for my son’s room, and a few other goodies.

    Ikea has the BEST items for organization. With $150 I could do some serious damage because their stuff is reasonably priced, too. I’d like a to increase the storage in our mud room.


  20. 21
    Amanda says

    I started following you on Open Sky for the last give away! I love your blog!

  21. 22
    kristen says

    i follow you on rss feed and now on open sky too! thanks for the chance to win!

    kristenly83 at gmail dot com

  22. 23
    Jolen says

    I went to IKEA for the first time ever this past week and was in L.O.V.E. with the store!!!! So much that I have already decided when my husband and I take our boys to see the Braves for on our annual trip that we will either be staying in ATL an extra day for a visit to IKEA or I am skipping out on the game & spending that time shopping! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  23. 24
    Theo says

    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity! IKEA is just filled with amazing products including those shelves!

  24. 25
    Jenni says

    I recently decided to go as plastic–free as I can and that has put a damper on the inexpensiveness of most containers; thus a chance to shop at IKEA for some of their natural solutions is great! Thanks!

  25. 26
    Nicole says

    I could definately use some toy storage for my 15 month old!

  26. 27
    Kelly says

    I have a few items on my ikea wish list :O) My Birthday is next month, so I am hoping to treat myself to an ikea trip! Great give away! I just recently found your blog via Jen at iheartorganizing. I love it!!

  27. 28
    Kim says

    Would love to win this!

  28. 29
    Cynthia says

    I have been a super organized person my whole life but that is because both my parents were in the military…but I discovered your site one day and found so many new ways to be organized….thank you so much for your tips and tricks.

  29. 30
    Amber @ Classic Housewife says

    Oooh! I love that first one.. that would be great for homeschool, lots of little matching baskets to containing supplies, leave some of them opening for stacking books.. YUM.O. I would love it! I’m SO not happy with our organizational “tools” we’ve got going on right now. =\

  30. 31
    Kristin says

    Thanks for the great giveaway; I just started following you and LOVE your blog!

  31. 32
    [email protected] Creations at Home says

    I haven’t been by in a while…so thought I’d visit today and see what you’ve been up to. Wow! What great giveaways! Either would be a great win, but I would love to meet you and thank you for the inspiration and the tools to finally get organized in a way that really works for me!

    I hope to share some of these projects on my blog soon:)

  32. 33
    Emily Bos says

    I love IKEA! Please enter me in the drawing!

  33. 34
    Sophie says

    Okay, you read my mind!! I live 4.5 hours away from Ikea but whether I go in the next few months or the next five years, this is the one peice I told my hubby we were buying!!

  34. 35
    Claire @ Claire K Creations says

    I’ve been avoiding IKEA too. I’m too scared of what I’ll come home with. It’s like a time warp in there too. Before you know it hours have passed and you’re still in the bedding section!

  35. 36
    Heidi Boyle says

    I could live at IKEA!!!

  36. 37
    Michaela says

    I’ve been following your blog for awhile on google, but I’ve also added the follow page you’ve linked.

    I LOVE the little organizer with the buckets. I have 3 boys & you’re absolutely right- it would be great for toys.

  37. 38
    Mary Haskins says

    I love Ikea.

  38. 39
    shels1818 says

    I like Ike(a)!

  39. 40
    Heather says

    I am a new follower to your Open Sky store.

  40. 41
    Jen B says

    I’m a new follower – what a great giveaway!

  41. 43
    Bill says

    very cool shelves

  42. 45
    Lynzie says

    $150 would be spent real quickly! I love that store. Most of our house is ikea. Can’t even begin deciding what I would get, though. I need bedroom lamps. Maybe some nice expedit pieces. I love that series.

  43. 46
    mar g says

    follow you now on open sky. the nearest ikea is in charlotte (about 4 hours away.) but if i won this, would be so worth a trip to the store.

    thanks for sharing.

  44. 47
    Lisa @ all things * jane says

    I have that wall organizer for magazines (or mail/bills, in my case) and I love it. The pockets are deep and can store (ahem, hide) lots of papers – making my desk *much* neater. The black shelf at the beginning of your post? That’s been on my want list for a very. long. time.

  45. 48
    Susan Ladd says

    Love to win !!!!!!!!!!

  46. 49
    Janelle says

    I’m now a follower! Glad to do it at the chance to win! I have an Ikea wishlist right now, so winning would be awesome! I really need it right now!

  47. 50
    Carolsue says

    I hope I did this right — I think I am following you. I’d love to win.
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

  48. 51
    Krissie says

    I just became your follower on OpenSky
    CalifKitties (AT)

  49. 52
    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says

    I just found your site on twitter. I love it and what an awesome giveaway. I followed you on twitter and facebook and Ikea is awesome

  50. 53
    Aimee S says

    I’ve recently started organizing my craft room–which is actually a sunroom. I would definitely buy a cabinet to put in there. 🙂

  51. 54
    Rebecca says

    I own this shelving unit, and it is awesome. you are so kind to host this contest!!

  52. 55
    keli says

    i have never been to IKEA,but I’d love to go! Winning this would give me an excuse 🙂

  53. 57
    Gina says

    I do have that three-cubby IKEA thing as my command center for my kids. Each kid has a place to leave their homework, paperwork for me to sign, etc. so it doesn’t clutter up the dining room buffet or table. It’s made such a difference!

  54. 58
    chenoa says

    I was just at Ikea today and resisted the urge to buy everything. This would be wonderful!

  55. 59
    amber gi says

    Thank you!

  56. 60
    chris says

    I soooo need this! Thanks for the giveaway.

  57. 61
    Daniel says

    Grrrrr! I can’t win this. I’m in Asia right now. Too bad for me. I’d just like to congratulate the would-be-winner. You are sooooooooo lucky!

  58. 62
    Venessa Martin says

    Thank you for this wonderful chance to win from Ikea. I hope I win!!

  59. 63
    Mary Elderton says

    Brand new follower!

  60. 64
    Kelli says

    I already follow you. My son needs a new comforter, and is currently using ours from Ikea. We are hoping to get him one just like it, and that 150.00 would come in so handy for it. Thank you for doing the giveaway.

  61. 65
    Callie says

    Followed you–can’t wait to see what tips you pass on. My home could sure sue some organizing help!

  62. 66
    Shawnee says

    I love Ikea too…. only 40 minutes away!

  63. 67
    Anna says

    The first bookcase would be mine! I’m in need of something to organize all my crafting/jewelry but I just can’t afford anything right now. This would be perfect!!

  64. 68
    Ivy says

    That shelving unit is the answer to my prayers about the what to do in this living room/toy room! Oh my goodness! I was just at Ikea and did not see this!

  65. 69
    shannon thompson says

    thanks fingers crossed

  66. 70
    Carrie Hamm says

    I am working on my scrap-room and the play area and this would help so much – thank you for the chance!!!!1

  67. 71
    Alma Bednarski says

    I have a sewing room that needs alot of help and not sure what to do and i would love to win.

  68. 72
    Ashley says

    I have an IKEA 30 minutes away from me- I’d be so excited if I won!

  69. 73
    Corinna says

    I’ve always wanted to go to the Ikea store (I drool over their catalogs). I am a new follower and I’ve gotta tell ya, I cracked up at your shop photos. I love that you are smiley and happy in every photo. It adds a charming quality to your shop and I bet it makes people want to buy your products! LOL

  70. 74
    Mary Snow says

    I follow via email

  71. 75
    Mary Snow says

    I would be so happy to be able to shop at Ikea, I’ve never been to one, but have checked out their catalog & website. I drool over the possibilities

  72. 76
    Jenny says

    So the bookshelf is awesome but if you love that you should see how they added a desk to it. I can just imagine having a space for everything and actually being to keep it organized in the bookcase!

  73. 77
    Shelagh says

    Even if I don’t win, I’m going tomorrow to get some of those EXPEDIT bookcases at the top. They’re on Ikea’s Wacky Wednesday deals for Calgary tomorrow for $69. down from $149.

    • 77.1
      Laura says

      Holy smokes that is a steal!! I just checked for Edmonton but their WW is something different 🙁

      • Shelagh says

        I know I don’t even need them right now, but I’m going to put them in storage for when we get into a bigger house. I have 4 kids, so we’ll always need more shelving!

  74. 78
    [email protected] says

    I’m following you on Open sky now. Wish we had an Ikea closer to us, maybe it’s a good thing we don’t…I might spend all my money there!
    Thanks for the giveaway Laura!!

  75. 79
    brandi s says

    I have loved that shelving unit since I first saw it!! My mother in law actually has it and the desk that attaches to it in their office. We love Ikea in our family as a matter of fact almost all of our furniture has come from there!

    I also have that hanging shelf you were talking about for beside the bed and I never thought about it for there! Thanks for the idea. I used it in the entryway for bills..etc…but the pockets are so deep everything was getting lost in them and the thing’s so wide my hubby was constantly knocking it off the entryway wall when he walked through LOL

  76. 80
    Mollie Griffin says

    This win would be great for me, I currently am working on my own little business and only have a corner in my room for all my items. I sure could use some organizing items to help keep things neat!

  77. 81
    wcc says

    Wow, thanks for the chance! 🙂 I’m following you on Open Sky (& confirmed).

  78. 82
    philip halter says

    great prize

  79. 83
    Janice C says

    How exciting!!! I would love to win this great giveaway!! This would come in so handy. Love it and thank you Laura for posting this fantastic giveaway!

  80. 84
    Steena says

    Ooolala! My sister in law just bought those shelves at IKEA! What a fantastic giveaway 🙂 Would be a great addition to my trip to Wheaton this month!

  81. 85
    Michelle "Chaos Caretaker" says

    I need to make an Ikea run soon (it is several hours from me in Atlanta) but on my continuous list of items to pick up while there is the scroll wall organizer. I have plans to incorporate it into my family planning station. While I am there, I always pick up some candles and frames. The frames can’t be beat and the candles smell better than any other candle for a fraction of the cost.

  82. 86
    Sophie says

    With a 3rd baby on the way I would LOOOVE to win this!! I have lots to do to get ready!

  83. 87
    orneryswife says

    IKEA. The word strikes terror and elation in one fell swoop! I am afraid $150. would be a drop in the bucket for my wish list there. I am dying for the kitchen cabinets. and the closet organizers. and the book shelves. and the baskets. and . . .

  84. 88
    Phyllis says

    I LOVE IKEA!! I just wish I could hit the lottery big time to afford EVERYTHING that I want from there! We live less than an hour from one and haven’t been there yet. I’m afraid of what it could do to my bank account. LOL! That gift card SURE could come in handy!

  85. 89
    Lynn Nelson says

    Love the the scroll wall organizer!

  86. 90
    Cheree says

    I would definately buy shelving for my craft/sewing room that I’ve been slowly re-doing the last several weeks!

  87. 91
    Ginny says

    Woohoo! Go Ikea giftcard!

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    coralin bloye says


  89. 93
    shannon says

    just signed up! new to your blog and loving it!

  90. 94
    Brianne says

    When are you going to announce the winner??

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    on love tech says

    maybe it’s better than the product that I saw yesterday but was sure the product on more current trends. dr gadgets may be harmonious


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