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IKEA Will Feed Your Kids for Free Through Dec. 29. Mmmm, Meatballs…

Maria Victoria-Lopez stands in line, waiting for IKEA to open the doors of its first Miami-Dade store, in Sweetwater, Fla.
Maria Victoria-Lopez stands in line, waiting for IKEA to open the doors of its first Miami-Dade store, in Sweetwater, Fla. on Aug. 27, 2014. J Pat Carter/AP Photo


You did it! Christmas is over, the relatives have all gone home, and you even have a little extra time on your hands. You may not be sure what you’re in the mood to do, but you do know what you are NOT in the mood for… cooking.

It’s time to go to your happy place: IKEA — and bring the kids.

How Your Kids Can Get Free IKEA Food

All you have to do is look at the kids and say “meatballs,” and you know they’re in. As long as you purchase an adult meal for $3.99 or more, you can get two free kids meals through Friday, Dec. 29.

That’s as little as $4 to feed three people. Not too shabby.

Then, once you’ve fed the kiddos their free IKEA food, you can peruse the rest of the IKEA store and discover what you wish your own living room, kitchen and bedrooms looked like. Don’t worry — IKEA sells all that stuff, and you can even put it together yourself in just 6,367 easy steps.

Ironically, it will take you more steps than that to find the exit.

All kidding aside, if you enjoy shopping at IKEA and are looking for an easy, affordable way to dodge cooking for your family, this is a great deal.

This deal is only good in the IKEA restaurant and for kids 12 and under. It’s not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers. It’s also not valid online or in the Carson, California, store for reasons I don’t know.

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. He once made the IKEA run in less than 12 parsecs. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.

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