***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – see who won below!***
And our lucky-slash-friendly winner this week is… Jennifer M (whose best friend is her husband. They met in college studying architecture together and now work together). Congrats!
If you saw that title above and thought “oh, like the Bestå media storage system from Ikea” instead of “typo alert!” then you may be just as into the fine purveyor of flat-packaged Swedish furniture as we are. And if you’re not the only Ikea lover in your circle of friends, then you’ll be happy to learn that this Saturday on March 9th Ikea is celebrating BYOF (Bring Your Own Friend) day as part of their ongoing Life Improvement Project. The day will feature freebies, special discounts, seminars, activities, and even gift card giveaways. Speaking of which… they’re giving one lucky reader three $100 gift cards right here this week (one for the winner and two for his or her friends) – which I’m pretty sure would solidify your status as BFFs for life.
- PRIZE: Three $100 gift cards to Ikea
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “BYOF ME!” and tell us…
- BONUS QUESTION: … about your BFF. How did you meet? How long have you been besties. What’s the weirdest thing you love doing together? Do you have funny nicknames for each other – or a secret handshake that involves winking and doing the Macarena?
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
- PRIZE SHIPS: We always beg every vendor to ship internationally but some companies are not legally able to vend things beyond specific areas (more on that here). This giveaway is open to the United States.
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, March 6th at 8pm or at 10,000 entries (whichever comes first)
- 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 winners. Good luck…
- ***COMMENT ISSUES? If you’re trying to enter but keep getting a “duplicate comment” warning, click here to see how to solve it!
Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of Ikea.
Meg @ halfhippie says
We met at the age of 4. She always makes fun of me because the first time we met I insisted that I was 4 and a HALF not just 4. Our friendship is now in its sophomore year of college!
By BFF and I grew up together.
My BFF is my husband, and we met on a blind date in college!
BYOF ME! I met My best friend at freshman orientation in high school. 14 years later we are still friends!!!
Kristen H says
My best friend is Anna. We met in an outdoors club here in Charlotte, and do lots of strange stuff together – rock climb, run triathlons, half marathons… :)
BYOF ME! My BFF and I can laugh our heads off together about the craziest stuff.
BYOF me! We have our own “voice”
BYOF me! My best friend is my sister–she is amazing and I am so lucky to have her in my life!
BYOF ME! that sounds wrong. i met my bff in sign language class in college and we had a long-distance relationship for 10 years.
Ashley W says
BFF ME! I met my BFF in middle school & we still celebrate our anniversary every year, 12 years later :)
byof me! my best friend is my husband. (yeah, cheesy but true).
I can’t say that I have just one best friend. My group of best friends include my college roomates and childhood friend. We all share so many stories and memories from years ago :)
BOYF ME! I’ve been friends with my BFF for 15 years now (wow that makes me feel old!). We both have kids, so we love to do anything kid-free together because it’s such a rare treat. I call her Paco – the name she chose in our Spanish class freshman year of high school!
emily @ cabin fervor says
BYOF ME! I’ve known my BFF since 1st grade, and 25 years later she’s more like family by now than friend.
My bestie and I love to take IKEA trips together! We eat in the cafe and make a day of it!
BYOF ME!! – I met my BFF in Elementary school…still live less than 2 miles away from each other.
BYOF ME! My best friend and I met in college. We were paired together as roommates our first year and have been BFFs ever since :)
BYOF me! We don’t get to see each other a lot —- but when we meet up it only takes 5 minutes to catch up :)
Best friends for 8 years and we love travelling together!
I met my best friend two years ago in college. He’s my opposite in so many ways – while he likes parties and the outdoors, I’m a total introvert who only likes seeing nature in photographs or on tv. But he’s definitely the best thing that’s ever happened to me, and I can never thank him enough for bringing me out of my shell. :)
Casey Hitchcock says
Okay, it’s corny, but my husband is truly my best friend. We would use the gift cards to furnish the nursery for our baby, who is due May 1st.
My BFF and I were randomly assigned roommates in college. After about 3 months of exchanging nothing but the occasional “hi,” I listened to her boyfriend awkwardly break up with her on the other side of the room while I was sick in bed. I offered some of my saltines and a friendly ear, and the rest is history.
MY BFF IS LINDSEY. WE MET IN HIGH SCHOOL AND HAVE BEEN GREAT FRIENDS FOR 11 YEARS. WE HAVE SEEN EACH OTHER THROUGH A LOT!
Andrea Masterson says
My best friend and I were really just acquaintances (our husbands went to college together) until we had our first babies on the same day almost 3 years ago. We are both stay at home moms so we started getting together with the babies and have become best friends.
Becky B says
I met her at church in 2nd or 3rd grade. We have nicknames that no one else would understand!
Kim S. says
Byof me! my best friend is my sister in law, but she was my best friend first. Then my brother stole her… :)
My best friend is Sarah! We met on a middle school cheerleading team and then were reunited in high school. We always have a blast together sitting on the couch watching a movie or going on spring break together. She was my maid of honor and an amazing person!
No secret handshake but met at work and like to compare kids, husbands etc!
My mom is my best friend – and we love shopping at IKEA together!
BYOF ME!! Met my BFF in Elementary and have lived close to each other ever since!
My best friend and I met swimming in college. We swam the exact same events and are both extremely competitive…we really don’t know how we like each other much less be best friends! So we know it’s totally a God thing!
Oh no! I put BYFO!!!! I mean BYOF! :)
Jamie M. says
We worked together and she would tell me how not to dress for work! Ha! Apparently solid color shirts aren’t professional. :)
Met my BFF in Middle school and we are silly together!
BYOF ME! Honestly, my best friend is my husband. I can’t think of another person I’d rather spend time with. We just get each other.
BYOF ME!!!!! My BFF and I have been inseparable for about 14 years. We met in 4th grade in spanish class when she was jealous of me because I was the teachers pet. We’ve been best friends since… She calls me Piko because we share a love for pickles! We love sitting in front of the computer and looking at the young house love blog..thrifting and spending time together. We could sit around for hours and still have an amazing time.
Crystal @ 29 Rue House says
BYOF ME!! My hubby is my BFF but my best girlfriend Stephanie and I met in law school and we just clicked. Must have been those months of studying for the bar side by side that did it!
Jenni Shaver says
BYOF ME!! My best friend is Emily. We met when my classroom was moved to the one across the hall from her, 7 years ago. We both taught and now are stay-at-home-moms with two kids a piece. She calls me Jenni; I call her Lemily or Minnie (what my kids call her even though they can both now say her name with no problem). We do most of everything together, but I can’t come up with anything weird. =)
Megan A. says
BYOF ME! My BFF and I met sophomore year of college (2008)… mutual friends introduced us b/c we were in search of a roommate. Well, it was love (and weirdness) at first site. We played dominos, listened to crazy music and after about an hour were farting in front of each other. Now THAT is what true friendships are made of!
Megan A. says
Scratch that… it was 2004. Ugh, mommy brain.
BYOF ME! me and my bff met in college!
BYOF ME! We met in college
My best friend is my boyfriend, Ian. We met in 2011…online, actually, but it was a match made in Heaven! We now have a 3 month old baby girl who is the light of our lives. I couldn’t imagine someone better to spend my life with!
My best friend is my husband. We met when I was his boss :-). We are both goofy but one of the funniest things he does is an urkel impression. I CANNOT stay mad when he does that!
Susanne DeJong says
My Bff is my husband! I know kinda lame, but what can I say, “He’s the lucky one!” Hmmm, special nicknames: Ke picked up the nickname, Gator, in college and it’s stuck w/ him since. I don’t use it often, but when I do it’s usually in public (b/c you have to admit, you would look to see who is being called, “Gator”) It’s always a fun time when shopping w/ us. No special handshake, but I might just go home and make one up for us. Oh, love, love, love Ikea. We are expecting a sweet bundle of love soon, so a GC would be super handy.
BYOF me! My husband is my best friend (SO cheesy… but true).
I met my best friend in college… we love planning conventions and other events together.
My BFF and I met in high school and we were introduced because people actually thought we were twin sisters and then were so shocked to find out that we hadn’t met that they introduced us. We’ve been BFFs ever since!
We had the great fortune of being next door neighbors with our (now) best friends. It took us a year of “spying” on one another to get over our shyness and become friends. During that year we evaluated every bag of groceries they brought into the house, their dogs’ names, and her ever-growing preggo belly. Meanwhile, they were scoping us out all the same. Our only regret is taking so long to forge a friendship because what we have now is better than family!
Mari Barnhart says
My BFF and I met at work and we bond over YHL and Ikea! Win-win!!! Awesome giveaway!
Byof me!! I met my best friends at work. I have runes on my wedding ring, she had them tatted on her back. Turned out we loved the same things!