Win a $200 IKEA Gift Card by Telling Your Home-Buying Story

by Chris Lang on June 19, 2012

IKEA Gift Card

Win a $200 IKEA gift card – simply by telling us how you bought your first home.

Any first home buyer will agree that good advice from experienced people can greatly simplify the process of buying a home.

Learning from other people’s mistakes can help you save time, trouble and money – and so we decided to put up a contest for the best home-buying story.

This is a great opportunity to share your best home-buying tips and win this awesome prize!

How to win

To enter the competition all you need to do is

1. Like Homeiown on Facebook (visit our page here, and click on the Like button).

2. Email us your story “How I bought my first home” to [email protected] within the competition dates 19 June – 8 July 2012. Your story has to contain useful information that other people can benefit from: how they can avoid your mistakes, what are the best things to do in certain situations, what traps and dangers they need to be mindful of, and more.

The stories will be judged on their usefulness to others, and the best story will be published on The winner will receive a $200 IKEA gift card. Please read Competition Terms and Conditions at the bottom of this article.

And now some exciting news from our Sponsor: IKEA, the kitchen experts.

Home furnishing expert IKEA offers kitchen solutions to suit all tastes, with ranges that feature the best in fresh and sophisticated design. IKEA also offers a variety of inexpensive products so people can refresh their kitchen without the need for extensive building work.

This month, IKEA launches a free online kitchen selector tool, which allows people to browse and select their ideal kitchen from the comfort of their own home. The new tool invites users to explore and experiment with multiple kitchen options before they even step into their local IKEA store, offering a simple to follow application, suitable for all.

Simply by going to a tailored kitchen can be successfully and easily planned by following five simple steps:

1. Select the kitchen layout
2. Choose the style of door
3. Choose the style of finish
4. Organise the inside elements
5. Enter an email address

As users navigate their way through the process, the tool generates a photo quality image of their desired space, so their dream kitchens can be realised before their eyes in a matter of minutes.

The final step consists of entering an email address and shortly after, an image of the personalised kitchen will arrive in their inbox.

This convenient new online tool will allow customers to completely customise their own kitchen and experiment with a variety of different styles and components. From cutlery, to cookware to a complete overhaul, IKEA has all bases covered to
refresh and renovate kitchens of all shapes and sizes!

Competition Terms and Conditions

1. The prize is a $200 IKEA gift card as outlined above.
2. This competition is NOT open to employees of, or any agency connected with this competition or family members of any of these organisations.
3. You must be over 18 years old, residing in Australia. Winners will be chosen from all stories emailed within the competition dates.
4. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
5. The closing date for the competition is 8 July 2012, at midnight (AEST). The judges cannot accept responsibility for late entries.
6. No cash alternative for the prize.
7. reserves the publishing rights to all the stories that were sent to us during this contest.
8. The winner will be announced on and Facebook.

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