Black Friday is one of the best times in the year to purchase new electronics, while you can save hundreds and even thousands on a new car if you buy around the 4th of July or in December. Mattresses actually work the same way, as brands are more likely to run promotions around certain times of the year
You probably shouldn’t expect any extraordinary deals around holidays like Valentines Day or Halloween, but there are several national holidays and holiday weekends where prices can drop as much as 20% or more. This includes President’s Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Cyber Monday, and Black Friday.
Both brick-and-mortar and online mattress retailers offer competitive discounts during these times (besides Cyber Monday…that’s kind of reserved for the online space), so try comparing prices before you make a final purchase to ensure you save as much dough as possible.
Ahh springtime — flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and new mattresses are making their way onto showroom floors. Okay, you probably don’t associate that last part with the springtime, but maybe you should start if you’re in the market for a new bed.
Like cars or phones, mattresses get updates and companies tend to release new models around the spring or summer. With that said, retailers want to stock the store with new inventory and will markdown the older models to move them out the door quicker. Experts also say you can ask to buy a showroom floor sample at a discounted rate when the retailer is stocking up on new inventory.
Keep in mind, though, showroom beds have been tested by the different shoppers coming through the store. Also, each store isn’t exactly alike so you’ll probably want to ask a manager or owner exactly when they expect to be receiving new products.
If you stray from the “conventional” way to buy a mattress and browse through the online realm, you’ll find a lot of discounted beds all year round. Bed-in-a-box mattress brands like Casper, Leesa, Layla, and many others will constantly keep promotions running on their beds to stay competitive in the industry. Others like Purple and Saatva, however, seldomly give out discounts. So we wouldn’t hold our breath for any big price reductions from certain luxury brands, at least not very often.
If you’re debating whether you really need a new mattress or not, keep a lookout for these signs that scream YES.
Your Bed Has Lumps And Sags — If there are visible sags, lumps, or an entire body imprint in your mattress, it’s important that you consider buying a new one as soon as possible. Impressions 1.5” or greater are linked to back pain, as they can cause your spine to sag into the mattress. It usually happens when innersprings break, or when the foam layers of your mattress begin to compress after years of normal wear and tear.
You Wake Up In Pain — For those of you who are going to bed at night feeling happy and healthy, but waking up in the morning with aches and pains either in your side or back, your mattress could very well be the problem. It could stem from sags and impressions we just mentioned, or your bed could be too soft/firm for your needs. Side sleepers need a soft bed to contour to the curves in their body, while back and stomach sleepers need something on the firmer end to support their back .
You Purchased It 10 Years Ago — Experts say you should purchase a new mattress every 8-10 years or so, maybe 12 years if it’s a hybrid mattress that hasn’t been through the ringer. So if you purchased your mattress in the beginning of the last decade, it’s time for an update.
Constant Tossing And Turning — Adults should receive about 7-9 hours of sleep each night to maintain their mental and physical health, but that doesn’t happen if you spend a third of that time tossing and turning. It could be due to lumps and sags, or it could simply mean your mattress isn’t right for you. Beds tend to get softer over time, so it’s also possible the bed doesn’t support your spine the way it used to. Either way, you should consider buying a new mattress.
Significant Weight Loss or Gain — When you lose or gain a significant amount of weight such as 50-100 lbs or more, your mattress will feel different to you than it did when you purchased it. The more you weigh, the softer a mattress is going to feel and vice versa. So, for example, if you dropped to 150 lbs from 200 lbs, you’ll probably want to find a softer mattress to accommodate your new weight.
You Sleep Better On Unfamiliar Beds — If you go on vacation and find you sleep noticeably better on the hotel or Airbnb mattress, that means your bed just isn’t doing it for you. Everyone deserves to have that “I can’t wait to get back to my own comfy bed” feeling at the end of a vacation, so we suggest you look into purchasing a new bed.