You can get a real IKEA Christmas tree for just £9 this year

Planning on investing in a real Christmas tree this year? Good news: IKEA has confirmed that it’s bringing back its annual Christmas tree offer for the seventh year running, meaning that you can dress your home for the festive season without breaking the bank.

Here’s how it works: you must buy the ABIES NORDMANNIANA Christmas tree, which has a retail value of £29, between 21 November and 24 December 2019. Once you’ve made your purchase, IKEA will reward you with a £20 voucher – leaving you technically having spent just £9 on the tree itself.

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Loyal Christmas customers will note that this does represent a price jump of £4, as in previous years you’ve been able to get your hands on a fir for a fiver. However, you’ll still struggle to find a cheaper real tree on the market elsewhere.

Terms and conditions, of course, apply – the voucher cannot be used against the tree, so you do have to put in £25 upfront to get the £20 back. Plus, speaking of the voucher, you can only exchange it for £20-worth of IKEA items of your choosing in store between 13 January 2020 and 23 February 2020 – and that excludes food, so don’t go getting any idea about a meatball feast.

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‘Christmas is often a time when budgets are a little tighter, and we understand that shoppers are usually on the lookout for cost effective ways to make the festive season extra special for family and friends,’ says Lisa Bradshaw, Home Decoration & Outdoor Sales Leader from IKEA UK and Ireland.

‘For many, a beautifully decorated tree is the heart of the home at Christmas time, so we know how important it is to offer the highest quality trees at an affordable price.

‘What’s more, shoppers can redeem their £20 voucher across a whole range of homewares in-store, making the offer a gift that truly keeps on giving this Christmas.’