Having the right mattress on your bed is more important than you may realize. Sleeping on the wrong type of mattress can lead to a range of health problems, including aches and pains in your body, insomnia, and interrupted sleep. But, with so many different mattresses on the market today all claiming to be the perfect one for you, it’s important to make sure that you get the best value for money without compromising on your health or comfort. We’ve listed some of the best ways to get a good deal on your perfect mattress.
Be Careful When Buying Online:
Online-only mattress stores can often sell high-quality mattresses at great prices thanks to reduced overheads. However, without being able to see, feel and try out the mattress beforehand, purchasing online can often feel like you are going in blind and it can be difficult to make sure that you get the best value for the money that you pay. Be sure to conduct thorough research on any online mattress retailers that you consider and only buy from retailers that have a well-advertised returns policy.
Buy at the End of the Year:
Shopping for a mattress during the end of year sales can mean a stressful day at the busy shops, however, the money that you can save means that it is definitely worth it. At the end of the year, most mattress retailers will be bringing out new lines of stock and selling their old ones off at a fraction of the price that you would have paid mere days before.
Buy Direct from the Manufacturer:
Buying directly from mattress manufacturers where possible, rather than purchasing your mattress from a retail store, can often mean that you make some great savings. By selling directly to you, manufacturers can often sell for a cheaper price as their costs will be lower thanks to there being no need for a ‘middle-man’.
Depending on where you are purchasing from, it may be perfectly acceptable to haggle the price of your mattress down by up to 50%, as explained in The Huffington Post. Many mattress manufacturers and retailers are willing to negotiate on price, especially if you haggle for mattresses that are already on sale, as they’ll be more willing to accept a lower price to get rid of the surplus stock.
Try it Out First:
Lastly, there’s no benefit to saving a lot of money on buying a mattress if it turns out to give you back pain or keep you awake at night. Rather than trying to get the cheapest mattress around, it’s important to concentrate on the main features that you need from a mattress, and then base your budget around that. It’s always better to pay more for a mattress that you can get a great night’s sleep on than save money on one that you can’t, after all!
With so many styles, types and sizes of mattress to choose from, getting a good deal on the right one can be tricky, so use these top tips to help you find the best option.
Kara Perez is the original founder of From Frugal To Free. She is a money expert, speaker and founder of Bravely Go, a feminist financial education company. Her work has been featured on NPR, Business Insider, Forbes, and Elite Daily.