The Swedish marketing geniuses over at IKEA have something especially tempting in mind for this weekend: free breakfast. Affordable furniture with clean, efficient design and a free hot meal? Oh yes, it is possible to have both things under the same roof.
As reported by Bargain Babe, IKEA will also be "touring the country this month holding two-hour cooking lessons that are free and open to the public. They are making stops in Seattle (Oct. 20, with guest chef Caprial Pence), Costa Mesa, Calif. (Oct. 22, with Katie Chin), Tempe, Ariz. (Oct. 28, Claudine Pepin), Sunrise, Fla. (Nov. 3, Oliver Saucy) and College Park, Md. (Nov. 5, Mary Ann Esposito)."
Cooking lessons sound like actual effort may be involved, so immediately you can count me out, but the free "small breakfast" offer appears 100% hassle-free (and also includes one complimentary cup of coffee valued at $0.99). If you're interested in taking advantage of this, plug your ZIP code into IKEA's store locator and red-line it all the way there. The free breakfast will be available from 9:30-11 a.m.
Keep in mind, though, if you spend $199 on a coffee table while you're there, you can no longer consider the meal truly "free."