Välkommen! Welcome new and old students back to Carleton! Now for those who haven’t already heard, on Wednesday, September 11 2013, the largest IKEA in Canada will be opening its doors from 8:00 pm-12:00am for university students all across Ottawa to shop ‘till they drop with amazing games and discounts on great IKEA products! Now if that alone hasn’t convinced you enough, read my list of 5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on this extravagant shopping experience!

  1. AWESOME DISCOUNTS ON IKEA SWAG: If you’re anything like me, you probably receive those IKEA magazines in the mail and flip through it, dreaming of the day your student budget will allow you to afford all the amazing furniture and items that are spread across those glossy pages. Well IKEA Student Madness will give you the chance to purchase those beautiful products for a great student discount! Make your dreams a reality while you save!
  2. PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!: With tons of games and activities to participate in, you can compete to get your hands on gift cards that can save you money when buying discounted IKEA items! Competitions such as “Build It to Win it”, “The Price is Right”, and “The Great Swedish Scavenger Hunt” will be stationed throughout IKEA so you can try your luck and win prizes!
  3. MEET NEW PEOPLE: This event is opened to all students all over Ottawa! From Carleton to University of Ottawa, up to Algonquin College to La Cité Collégiale…there will be thousands of students that you can meet while playing or shopping at this great event!
  4. FOOD: Nothing like discounts on Swedish meatballs and tasty hotdogs to fuel you for a night of shopping fun and games!
  5. WE WILL GET YOU THERE, PRONTO: With OC Transpo shuttling students (for free, I might add) from residence to IKEA and back every half an hour, you don’t have to worry about how you can get to this amazing event and back home will all your goodies. We got that covered…just for you!

And there you have it! I am sure my list of 5 reasons to attend this event has persuaded you enough to grace IKEA with your presence on September 11 from 9 p.m. to midnight! Trust me; you do not want to miss out on IKEA Ottawa Student Madness. It will be the shopping experience of a lifetime!


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