Red Hot Opening

IKEA assembles big giveaways for grand opening of new Central Texas store

IKEA assembles big giveaways for opening of new Central Texas store

IKEA Live Oak
IKEA Live Oak opens with giveaways, door prizes, and more. Courtesy photo

Two years after announcing it was building its fifth store in Texas, IKEA Live Oak is officially opening its doors. On February 13, the purveyor of all things Swedish is celebrating its first-ever San Antonio outpost with free gifts, sneak peeks, and the chance to win thousands of dollars in gift cards. 

Fanfare for the IKEA Live Oak grand opening begins at 5 am on Wednesday, when customers will first be allowed to line up. Live entertainment then kicks off beginning at 6 am. 

Those shaking their heads at the thought of lining up before dawn may want to adjust their "IKEA-tude." Among the door prizes up for grabs are free plush FAMNIG heart-shaped toys for the first 200 children ages 12 and below and a free welcome "gift" for the first 1,000 adults ages 18 and up. (Sorry, teenagers. Nothing for you.)

Customers who join the line before 8 am will also be entered to win either a $500, $1,500, or $2,000 gift card, which can purchase literally thousands of meatballs or a nice couch.

Members of the brand's loyalty card, IKEA Family, will also be entered to win one of 20 IKEA gift cards valued at $250. Members also get early access via an invitation-only sneak peek and other in-store perks through February 24.

Following February 13, IKEA Live Oak, located on Interstate 35 at Loop 1604, will be open Monday-Saturday from 10 am-10 pm and Sunday from 11 am-8 pm. The restaurant opens Monday-Saturday from 9:30 am-9:30 pm and Sunday from 10:30 am-7:30 pm.