A lot of people buy a mattress any time of the year that they like. But if you wish to save money, you should be wise in choosing when you should buy a mattress.
What you have to understand is the time of the year can have a significant impact on the price of the mattresses. This is because companies and stores offer discounts and sales at certain months of the year and if you want to save money on your purchase, you need to be aware when these are.
Well, I am here to help you out with that. In this article, I will reveal to you when is the best time to buy a mattress! Just a disclaimer though, this article will have a lot of wonderful revelations for you!
An Important Thing to Keep in Mind
Before we proceed with our main topic, there is just one crucial thing that you should know about. If your mattress is already old and starting to show signs of aging, it is best that you buy a new mattress right away, regardless if it is a discount or promo season or not.
Some of the signs that will indicate that your mattress is already old and worn down are as follows:
Uneven, sagging mattress
If the mattress sags in certain areas and the surface already looks uneven, these are the most obvious signs that you need a new bed. Aside from the fact that these make the mattress unsightly, these signs also mean that the mattress is also no longer providing you with the support that your body needs.
Does your bed produce squeaky noises when you toss and turn at night? If so, the sounds may indicate that the foundation of your mattress is no longer strong enough.
A worn-out old mattress can give off an unwanted funky smell. This may be because of the growth of bacteria, fungi or mold.
Well, this is just self-explanatory now, isn’t it?
Body pains and backaches
An old mattress can no longer support your body properly, and as a result, it will not be able to maintain proper spinal alignment. This leads to you having aches all over.
These signs are most likely to show all these signs and symptoms when the mattress is already around 7 to 10 years old.
Buying a Mattress: The Two Options That You Have
Before, the only option that you have when buying a mattress is to visit a brick-and-mortar store. Now, you have another option, and that is to go online and make the purchase. Buying mattress online and buying mattress in-store comes with their own and pros and cons. Being familiar with what these can help you determine where you should buy.
You should be aware of these options because where you buy your mattress matters too. The most important reason why you need to determine where you should buy is that it will have a great influence as to when you should buy.
It is true that there are certain parts of the years when promos and discounts are available in both online and physical stores. But there are specific months of the year when online stores hold their sale promos. This goes the same with physical stores.
When’s the Best Time to Buy a Mattress in a Brick-and-Mortar Store?
If you have decided to but in physical stores, here are the best times for you to buy a mattress:
Major National Holidays
Most National Holidays in the US allow you to enjoy a three-week break from work. During these times, people are most likely to go home to spend some time with their family. Many businesses take advantage of this opportunity to get your business, and that is why they are most likely to offer discounts and promos during these holidays.
Some of the major holidays that you should watch out for are:
Every 4th of July, both retailers and department stores offer discounts on mattresses. Some retailers offer discounts as high as 40 percent while the discounts in department stores can go as high as 50 to 60 percent.
The mattress industry often refers to this holiday as the Black Friday of mattress stores. During this event, you can enjoy discounts as high as 30 to 60 percent from the suggested retail price.
In addition to discounts, some stores also offer promos like free foam pillow, box springs or delivery.
This holiday takes place at the end of the winter and is the perfect time for end-of-the-season promos. As we enter the new year, we also welcome the next mattress season and this day is the ideal for the stores to clear out their shelves by selling their old products at discounted prices.
For sure, you would find good deals on last year’s mattress models, even the ones from top brands.
One thing you would be thankful for during Thanksgiving is the substantial discount that mattress stores give to their customers.
Mattress companies and stores offer seasonal deals all throughout the year, and these are most likely to be held during the month of May. The arrival of spring and Memorial Day weekend occurs at may. During such time, you can enjoy discounts of up to 60 percent on your mattress purchases.
Come September, every mattress from last year’s inventory that has not been sold during the spring sale will be made available again. This time, at a much heavier discount than before.
That would give you lots of savings, but please keep in mind that the products are most likely to be mattresses from lesser known brand names. Because of this, it is recommended that you do your research ahead of time so you can determine which of these brands are the most reliable. If you familiarize yourself with the product that they offer, you will be able to score an excellent deal.
New Store Opening or Closing
Mattress stores open with a bang by offering amazing mattress discounts. On the other hand, stores closing and moving is also another great chance for you to buy mattresses at low low prices because these stores would want to clear out their stock.
This may happen at any time of the year, and that is why it is recommended that you be alert and stay on the lookout for such offerings. Lucky for you, these types of sales are often announced in the radio, flashed in the television, posted online or printed in newspapers.
The best thing that you can do is to sign into the stores’ email subscription and follow their social media sites so you can stay updated.
This holiday occurs every second day of October, in between Labor Day and Black Friday. The sales of mattresses are slow at this time. Most manufacturers offer discounts to boost their sales and lure customers into buying.
This holiday is celebrated on November 11. Just like Columbus Day, this holiday also falls in between Labor Day and Black Friday, so the companies also use this an opportunity to increase their sales.
More Tips to Save Money In-store
If you wish to get added savings on top of the promos that you will enjoy during the mentioned months and holidays, the best thing that you can do is to negotiate. You may now know this but negotiating is the name of the game when it comes to buying from physical stores.
With that in mind, here are some of the tips that you should know when negotiating your way to more discounts:
Get to know more about past sales.
The best thing that you can do to get a sense of how much more discount you can still get is by taking a look at the price cuts that the stores have offered during the previous years. In this way, you can know how much you can ask for when haggling with the salesperson.
Establish a walk-away price.
If you are not that adept at negotiations, you will find it hard to determine when you should walk away or when to accept the offer. The key here is to establish a walk-away price before you enter the store.
By walk-away price, we are referring to the price that you wanted to buy the mattress for. You should promise to yourself that you will walk away from the store when you are not offered the same price (or lower).
But of course, you should have done your research first so you can set a reasonable walk-away price. If not, you are most likely to go home empty-handed.
Request for extras.
If the store or the salesperson does not want to give you more discounts, the next best option that you have is to ask for freebies or extras. Some of the freebies that you can ask for are pillows, mattress covers, blankets and many more.
If they still refuse, you can, at least, ask them for free delivery and installation or setup. The last option that you have is to negotiate for a longer trial period or warranty.
Are you not used to haggling or negotiating? If yes, you may be a bit uncertain when you talk with the salesperson, and your lack of confidence will show.
Keep in mind that when it comes to haggling, confidence is power. That is why you should muster out all the confidence that you have so you can prevent yourself from overpaying.
If you don’t have the confidence to do so, then fake it!
When’s the Best Time to Buy A Mattress Online?
Thanks to the efficiency and convenience that buying online offers, the online mattress industry is increasingly becoming more competitive. Because of the rivalry in the industry, it is most likely that you are going to enjoy lower prices when you buy online.
Despite that fact, most online mattress stores still offer lots of discounts and promos at certain months. However, you should understand that these deals are made available only at a limited amount of time. If you wish to take advantage of these lightning or flash deals, it is best that you have done your research beforehand and already have the information you need to make the right decision.
With that in mind, you should look out for flash deals and online deals during the following seasons:
We all know that almost all items are on sale during this holiday and mattresses are not an exception to this rule. Before, Black Friday sale are offered in physical stores only. Now, even online stores offer deals every Friday after Thanksgiving. The online stores do this to compete with the prices that stores offer, and so you can expect competitively low rates, even online!
This happens on the first Monday of September and is also one of the holidays wherein brick-and-mortar stores offer huge discounts. Online stores also provide amazing price reductions so they can win over the people buying from physical stores.
This is held every Monday after Thanksgiving. This is the day when online merchants give the biggest discounts that customers can ever enjoy. Cyber Monday allows you to enjoy various items, especially big-ticket items like your mattresses, at low prices.
Lucky for you, most online stores announce the mechanics of their Cyber Monday ahead of time. Another pro tip is that other companies extend their sales and discounts throughout the week so be on the lookout for all those companies too!
Amazon Prime Day
Amazon Prime is a service that offers free 2-day shipping for purchases made on Amazon. But to avail of this program, customers must pay an annual subscription fee.
During Amazon Prime Day, subscribers can enjoy vast amounts of deals on certain items, including mattresses. This program usually falls every week of July and runs for 2 to 3 days.
For Amazon Prime Day shopping tips, please watch this video:
More Tips to Save Money Online
Same with buying from physical stores, you can also enjoy more discounts on top of the promotions that online stores have to offer. If you can’t wait for these promos and discounts, there are still a few ways on how you can save money on your online mattress purchases.
Here are some ways on how you can enjoy further price reductions on mattresses sold online:
Some websites offer referral rewards for certain mattresses. If you refer someone to their site, you can enjoy their products with a few dollars off. Many companies use this as a marketing ploy to get more people to visit and buy from their websites.
When you pay a visit to the websites of mattress companies, you are most likely to encounter a pop-up advertisement which offers price slash on some of their products. To avail of the discount, the only thing that you need to do is to sign up on their site or subscribe to their email updates. They offer this so they can get your contact information and update you whenever they have a new product or promo.
If the pop-up doesn’t appear when you visit their site, you can try chatting with their customer service representatives to inquire about any discounts that they are currently offering.
Coupons are now widely available online. Before you check out your cart, it is best that you make short but fast research for online coupons. When you get one, all that you need to do is enter in the coupon code in the payment section so you can avail of the discount that they are offering.
What You Need to Know When Buying a Mattress
If you are looking for more tips on how to save money when buying a mattress, I still have more tactics for you to try. Here they are:
Take advantage of the trial period.
Before you decide which mattress to buy, it is best that you sleep on it first—literally! Most manufacturers offer a trial period that you can take advantage of. This trial period allows you to get the feel of the mattress and see for yourself if it is the one.
But of course, you need to pay for the mattress first before you can take it home. If you did not like the mattress, you could return it to the vendor, and they will refund your money so long as it is within the number of days of their trial period.
This is a fantastic option for those people who want to buy online since they were not able to feel the mattress yet.
Focus on the price, not the discount.
Many people pay attention to the amount of discount that a company offers. But sometimes, companies offer more significant cuts, but their initial prices are much more expensive than other sellers.
To prevent yourself from being fooled, take a look at the after-discount price, and not just the discount itself.
Regardless of how durable your mattress is, there would come a time when you have to replace it and buy a new one. To know if it is time to buy a new mattress, you should look out for signs of wear and tear.
If your mattress already exhibits such signs and symptoms, do not buy one right away. Instead, determine when is the best time for you to buy a bed. Aside from that, you should also familiarize yourself with the differences between the available mattress products along with their pros, cons, and features. Moreover, you also need to figure out what is the type of mattress that you need.
If you are looking for a cost-effective, efficient and convenient way of buying a mattress, making an online purchase is the best option for you. Follow the tips and suggestions that we have provided so you can enjoy maximum savings on your investment.