You already know IKEA is a great place to shop when you're getting ready to go off to college (even if it is a bit of a trek!) — the stores have just about everything you could ever need, from furniture and bedding to decor and storage, and the vast majority of it is super affordable, too. And if you're planning on heading to your local IKEA for back-to-school supplies and happen to be a member of the , this weekend (July 7th and 8th) is the best time to go. Why? Because the chain is hosting a nationwide Back to College event, featuring exclusive in-store discounts for members, along with restaurant deals and activities and workshops at most of its stores nationwide.
If you head to a participating store this weekend, you'll get a coupon for $25 off your purchase of $150 or more, along with the following deals:
Along with the discounts, there will be workshops and crafts you can take part in, like creating a desk that fits your needs, DIY fabric wall art, and planting your own succulents.
As far as food goes, there will also be free coffee or tea at the IKEA restaurant, and a coupon for $5 off your $25 purchase from the Swedish Food Market, among other discounts. On Sunday, you can even score a Swedish-American breakfast for $1.49.
If you're not an IKEA Family member but would like to become one, you can , and you can contact your local IKEA to see if they're participating in Back to College weekend. And if you can't make it to an IKEA store for the event but still want to , check out some of our picks below.
If you do hit up the "Back to College" event, the RAJGRS duvet cover and pillowcase set will be on sale for members, up to 25 percent off.
ADUM rugs will also be on sale for members who attend the event, at up to 20 percent off.
A knit throw blanket like this one is the perfect addition to your dorm bedding — and it'll keep you warm during those late-night study sessions.
Add a little interest (and coziness!) to your room with this ultra-affordable, black and white area rug.
Since you can't paint your walls, you might as well make a statement with your bedding. This bold, speckled duvet cover and pillowcase won't kill your budget, either.
Keep your desk neat and tidy with this organizer (for only $5!) that can be used together as shown, or as separate boxes.
Under-bed storage is the key to keeping your dorm room clean and organized, and these zip-up storage cases are just what you need.
Keep your shoes in one place by hanging this $5 organizer on the back of your door or in your closet.
This laptop lap desk is perfect for taking a break from your actual desk to work from a couch or your bed.
A stylish backpack you'll be proud to show off for only $25? That's definitely a back-to-school win.