Fab Freebie: Ideas For Ikea

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – see who won below!***

Random.org has selected the two random folks who are about to get $100 to IKEA. And they are… Jennifer (who improves lives by teaching and will also be adopting a child from Ethiopia) and Ashley (who says needs some improvement for herself). Congrats!

If you take one thing away from this post, it should be this: two people are winning $100 gift cards to IKEA this week. Woot! But if you have room for a second thing, know that it’s because Ikea is hosting their second annual Life Improvement Project that, among other things (like hilariously helpful “instructions” for living a better life) includes another $100,000 Life Improvement Sabbatical Contest. So if you’ve got a great idea about how to help others, IKEA will give you one year and one hundred grand to make it happen. Last year’s winner (whose video can be seen here) was actually from right here in Virginia. Double woot!

  • PRIZE: An $100 gift card to IKEA, courtesy of the IKEA Life Improvement Project
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “IMPROVE ME!” and tell us…
  • BONUS QUESTION: …how you’d like to improve the lives of others. Do you have a special skill or talent that you could leverage? Or is there a specific cause or area of need that you’d like to dedicate yourself too?
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, October 12 at 8pm EST (or at 10,000 entries)
  • PRIZE SHIPS: The continental 48 United States (although we do try to wrangle as many international giveaways as possible)
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winners will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…

Note: We weren’t paid or perked for hosting this giveaway, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of IKEA Life Improvement Project.


  1. Meredith says


    I just completed training to be an adult literacy tutor; I want to improve the lives of others by teaching them how to read!

    • Brianna says

      Improve me! I am working on “maturing” my voice and learning the piano so that I can start leading and doing worship at our church

  2. Andrea says

    I think they’re are a lot of people in the world who could benefit from counseling/mentoring, but they don’t have the resources or the knowledge to get help. I would love to help a non-profit agency take on this cause.

  3. Amanda says

    Improve me! I would love to improve the depressing homes offered to refugee immigrants. How glum would it to end up in a strange country in what is usually an intensely dreary apartment. Let’s use some color, people!

  4. says

    IMPROVE ME! Oooh, such a deep question for a Monday. I’d like to get involved with education, either as a teacher or a volunteer mentor. I truly believe that education is the key to open many doors for people.

  5. Jessica says

    IMPROVE ME! I would like to dedicate my time to spread the power of positive thinking and self-esteem to young people. it is amazing how far a little kindness can go :)

  6. Anita says

    Improve me!!!

    I’d like to start a community out reach program to get as many CPR and first aid certified as possible since you never know when/where an emergency is going to happen.

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