IKEA IS OFFERING SEVERAL promotions to encourage folks to eat at their shopping mecca.  First, complete an online survey and receive a coupon for two free Swedish meatball dinners.  You’ll receive an e-mail coupon for the meals, which is valid through October 31, 2009.  These are priced at $4.29 each, so it’s a pretty good savings! Start here to complete the survey. Thanks to Cheap Eats in Houston for this deal!

Or, just bring in a12-inch stack of newspapers to IKEA and receive a coupon for a free meal. These newspapers will actually be used in the store to wrap fragile items. Drop off your newspapers at the Returns and Exchange desk — without the ads.  Hint: Newspapers must be unfolded. Thanks to Wendy for sharing this deal!