"I LOVE IKEA!!!"
The Husband's response?
Someone has to.
We have posted twice before how Bella uses IKEA's paper recycling scheme to take advantage of the free restaurant meals. She went two weeks ago and received three meals (Vegetarian Lasagna $6.99, Breaded Chicken Fingers and Fries $4.99 and a plate of pasta covered with a yummy sauce for $1.99) all for free. All she had to pay for was the $1 refill soda's. The food is actually quite good, for the price. Bella has been to other places, the 59 Diner for example, where the food was dry, cold and coughed on by a waiter (eww, yuck and she's never going back). And was charged double the price and struggled with the whole ethics on tipping.
Well, would you believe it? Last week, Bella's daughter's IKEA Kids club membership arrived, it included a FREE Kids meal and FREE Parent's meals (up to a $10 value). So The Husband was dragged back, muttering something about, "Please, please not two weeks in a row", or something to that effect. At least this time he was spared The Marketplace, thanks in part to a screaming three year old! Bella thinks The Husband fed her sugary things .. of course she has no evidence, but the timing of it was a little too coincidental.
If you are in IKEA dropping off your 12 inch stack of unfolded, no inserts (they'll measure it, mark our words) newspapers, be sure to sign-up for the Kids Club too!
Happy Budgeting (and freebie hunting)!
P.S: Mother's get to eat free on Mother's Day!! We can already see The Husband beginning to grimace!!