IKEA’s 2nd Random Act of Life Improvement: FREE Umbrella on March 29

IKEA UmbrellasTime: TBD
Date: Friday, March 29, 2013
Location: TBD at a location outside of IKEA US stores (IMPORTANT: The umbrellas will be given away at local high-traffic areas and intersections in Tampa, NOT at the store. Follow our local IKEA store on Twitter @IKEA_Tampa for details on giveaway locations.)
Cost: FREE
Info: This information is reprinted from Yahoo! News

What’s Doing?
IKEA stores nationwide will be giving away FREE IKEA Family umbrellas at locations apart from IKEA US stores. This national giveaway aims to surprise the public with a token of appreciation that can help to improve their lives.

Here in Florida we can always use an extra umbrella during our rainy season, or to protect against the sun’s hot rays year-round. This event marks the second Random Act of Life Improvement of 2013. IKEA’s IKEA Random Acts of Life Improvement program aims motivate consumers to make a positive impact on their homes and lives.

NOTE: The FREE umbrellas will be available while supplies last.

IMPORTANT: To find out where in the Bay area you might score one of these umbrellas, you’ll need to follow our local IKEA Tampa store’s Twitter feed at @IKEA_Tampa.

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Bunch of colorful balloons

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Pregnant Mom and Dad

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Sun over water wearing sunglasses

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Two ballerinas performing under the lights

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Parksdale Farm Market (front)

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Water sparkling in the sun

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Easter Eggs in the Grass

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