Ever since I was a kid I was brought up to be frugal and to save and budget money. * Disclaimer: I am not a financial planner.
How to Save Money on Mattress
Buying a mattress is one of those things that can feel overwhelming and expensive. But if you arm yourself with the right information, you can get a quality mattress for less than what you might think.
Buy towards the end of winter, in February or March.
Buy towards the end of winter, in February or March.
Winter is a slow time for mattress sales, and some retailers will offer discounts to clear out inventory before spring. These specials are often available online only since most stores don't want to be stuck with excess products at the end of summer. The same goes for fall—retailers may offer some clearance sales during this period as well.
Shop Memorial Day and Labor Day sales.
Memorial Day and Labor Day are great times to buy a mattress.
You can find some amazing deals on mattresses during this time of the year, especially if you're willing to wait until late winter or early spring to make your purchase. If you can wait it out, sales will be plentiful!
Check for Labor Day mattress sales.
Labor Day is a great time to buy a mattress. Retailers often offer significant discounts around this holiday and you can save hundreds of dollars. If you've been thinking about upgrading your bed, getting a new one for the holidays is definitely the way to go. You'll get a better night's sleep, and it will be cheaper than buying it after the big sale ends!
If you're planning on purchasing from a specific store, make sure they have Labor Day sales going on before checking out their website or calling them up. Most mattress stores will have some sort of coupon code available during this time period—they just need to know that they're losing money if they don't offer one! If you're not sure which places have them yet (like me), then here are some tips:
- Search online using keywords like "Labor Day mattress sales" or "best mattresses on Labor Day". This should return results based off what other people are searching for at this moment in time (it's worth noting that these terms tend not be used very often). This could lead us straight towards our goal while also saving us some time researching individual websites before making purchases ourselves."
Don’t underestimate the power of a good discount code.
Discount codes are a good way to save money. They’re also one of the easiest ways to do it. Discount codes can be found on reputable sites like Slickdeals and RetailMeNot, but if you’re feeling more adventurous, it may be worth your time to search for them in online forums or ask around at local stores.
If you discover a discount code that works for an online store, use this when checking out from your next order there. If you find one for your local mattress store, use this when buying your next mattress there (or even just dropping by).
Sleep on it!
You've made it through the research stage, you're ready to buy a mattress, and now it's time to do some sleeping!
After sleeping on a new mattress for at least one week, you'll be able to tell if it's going to be comfortable enough for you. You may find that the one-week rule is too long in some cases—for example, if your body needs more time to adjust than others. If this is the case for you (and even if it isn't), take note of how your body feels after seven days of sleeping on the mattress. Is there any pain or discomfort? Do you feel like something is off? Are any parts of your body sore when waking up? These are signs that maybe this particular model isn't right for you.
Make sure your mattress has a warranty.
A good warranty can save you money. If your mattress is covered by a warranty, it's less likely that you'll have to pay for repairs or replacements. The length of the warranty should be at least as long as the expected lifespan of your mattress, which should be around 10 years.
The warranty should also cover manufacturing defects and normal wear and tear (things like dust mites or stains). While it might seem like common sense for these things to be covered by your warranty, many warranties don't offer this protection—and that can cost you down the line when something goes wrong.
Take advantage of sales and discounts to save money on a new mattress.
- Check for stains and tears before buying. You don’t want to get home and find out that your new mattress has a few stains on it, or even worse, is torn in half. You can check this by looking at the mattress closely while still in the store.
- Make sure the mattress is firm enough for you. If it’s too soft or hard, sleeping will be difficult because of how uncomfortable it would be to lay down on such a surface every day as well as during sleep hours when your body needs rest most (which is why we recommend getting at least 7-8 hours per night).
- Make sure it's comfortable for you personally; if so then go ahead buy one! But otherwise keep looking around until something catches your eye - maybe another brand has something similar but better quality material? Or perhaps they're having a sale right now? It never hurts trying out different options before making any decisions!
Buying a new mattress can be expensive. But if you know where to look, you can find the best deals on mattresses. And even though there are a lot of options out there, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Just remember that the key is to pay attention and keep looking around until you find something that works for your budget and needs!
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
© 2022 Shanon Sandquist