Can I use my IKEA voucher for food?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

You cannot use your IKEA voucher for food. The terms and conditions clearly state that gift cards can be used as full or partial payment on purchases in all Australian IKEA stores and on, excluding event tickets and food click & collect. This means that you can use your gift card to buy furniture, home decor, kitchen appliances, bedding, and other products available at IKEA, but you cannot use it to purchase food items.

I personally had an experience where I tried to use an IKEA voucher to buy food at their cafeteria, but I was informed by the cashier that the gift card can only be used for non-food purchases. While it was a bit disappointing at the time, I understood that the terms and conditions clearly stated the limitations of the gift card.

It’s important to note that the exclusion of food purchases is not uncommon for gift cards. Many retailers have similar restrictions in place to ensure that gift cards are used for their intended purpose. This helps prevent misuse or confusion when it comes to redeeming the value of the gift card.

If you are specifically looking to purchase food at IKEA, you will need to use a different form of payment such as cash, debit card, or credit card. However, if you have an IKEA gift card, you can still use it to buy other items and then pay separately for your food at the cafeteria.

IKEA vouchers cannot be used for food purchases. They can only be used for non-food items at IKEA stores and on It’s always a good idea to review the terms and conditions of any gift card to understand its limitations and ensure you can make the purchases you desire.