To mark to opening of the IKEA store, we’ve negotiated a great prize for VentnorBlog readers with IKEA – £250 to spend there! Given we saw a completely fitted out starter room for £550, that’s going to get you a long way.
Competitions are always fun to be able to offer, but bring the sticky problem of having to come up with a challenge. Here’s what we’ve come up with for this one – the names that IKEA use to label their products has on occasion been the source of merriment to us here at VentnorBlog.
During our tour of the Southampton IKEA shop last week, we learnt the history behind the names. Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA, found it hard to keep track of all of the products numbers, so it was decided to use Scandinavian words instead.
How to win
For a chance of winning the £250 to spend at IKEA, we’d like you to come up with the most amusing IKEA product name you can and its description.
Bonus marks if it’s a real product.
To give you some idea of the names that they use, friend of VentnorBlog, Cal Henderson, has created a fun quiz to test your knowledge, or lack of it, of IKEA products.
How to enter
Enter the VentnorBlog/IKEA competition is easy – AND it’s been extended.
All you have to do is sign up for a (currently) free Twitter account (you’ll have been hard-pressed to have missed out on Twitter recently!) and come find us (we’ve been Twitter-ing on since 7 Sept 2007, when we Tweeted Bestival 2007 live).
We’re at twitter.com/ventnorblog
If you’re a Twitter user already, just use the Follow button below
Once you ‘Follow’ us, you’ll be able to direct message us with your entry (using d ventnorblog yourentry).
Closing date is 5pm Thursday
19th 26th February 2009 and the winner will be announced on Friday 20th 27th February, so you’ll be able to head over at the weekend and spend your winnings.
Terms and conditions
Entries accepted through Twitter
No cash alternative.
Judge’s decision is final.
Winner announced Friday
20th 27th February