Whenever November rolls around, some of the things people start thinking about are sales and savings. Rather than focusing on selling more items this year, IKEA Canada's Black Friday event is instead geared toward sustainability and keeping furniture out of landfills. Luckily, you can still get some good deals while doing your part for the planet.
On top of savings offered on environmentally friendly items, the company is introducing a sell-back program that allows you to trade in your older items for store credit. They will also be running programs for charitable donations of furniture and electronics recycling.
What is on sale?
IKEA is applying its mission of sustainability to its Black Friday deals.
This means that shoppers can save money while also helping to save the environment.
Bamboo items have been reduced in price, including the VARIERA utensil and knife trays. The company notes that bamboo is not just incredibly durable, but it is also one of the world's fastest-growing raw materials.
If you want to spruce up the look of your bedroom while knowing that you are making environmentally-conscious choices, IKEA has bedding made from sustainable cotton sources on sale as well.
What is the sell-back program?
While some items have had their prices reduced, the biggest part of IKEA's Black Friday event is the new sell-back program.
The company is asking its customers to trade in their old, gently-used furniture for store credit, and they are offering double the sell-back price from November 16 to December 2.
You can submit an application with at least four photos of the items you want to get rid of. Within five business days, you'll know if your item is approved, and you can trade it in.
Your old furniture will be given new life by being sold as-is, and IKEA family members can get an additional 25% off these pieces.
What else is the company doing?
Furthering their focus on sustainability and keeping items out of landfills, IKEA Canada will also be accepting donations of old furniture and running a program to properly recycle electronics.
Any unwanted furniture can be brought to stores on November 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you bring in your old items, you will receive a coupon to get $25 off purchases of $150 or more.
Pieces that are still in acceptable condition will be given to charitable organizations who will distribute it to families in need of furnishings like tables, chairs, and dining sets.
Old electronics like televisions, printers, and computers will be properly recycled by the Electronic Products Recycling Association.