Nothing beats the feeling of scoring a great deal. Getting the right product at the right price at the right time appeals to the bargain hunter in all of us. The opposite is also true: there’s almost nothing worse than finding steep discounts on something you paid full price for only a week ago. Many sales are cyclical throughout the year, and you can plan to do your shopping then. But what about the mattress industry? When is the best time to buy a new mattress? Is there any rhyme or reason to deciding when to buy a new mattress? Here are some factors to take into consideration.
The months of February through early May tend to be good mattress buying months if you’re looking for some end-of-year sales. Many mattress companies roll out new products during the months of May and June, so late winter and early spring frequently find show rooms clearing out their inventory at steep discounts.
Presidents’ Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Veteran’s Day are holiday weekends that mattress retailers use to promote extra holiday savings. Memorial Day weekend is one of the best times to buy a mattress, since customers can also take advantage of ongoing spring mattress sales.
The post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend, including Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are also popular mattress sales days. If you’re about to go mattress shopping and a holiday weekend is right around the corner, ask the retailer if there are any upcoming specials. You may be able to get more — and earlier — inside information from a locally owned mattress store since they are well-connected to the community.
Overstock Sales, Business Openings, and Closing Liquidations
It’s not unusual for warehouses and show rooms to offer overstock sales. How do you find out if there’s one you should put on your calendar? Pick up the phone and call. Ask if they’ve had overstock sales in the past and if there are any planned in the upcoming months.
Similarly, mattress stores often have Grand Opening sales events and inventory liquidation if they’re going out of business. Gaining new customers with start-up sales as well as marking down inventory during a closing are ways that mattress stores may sell their goods at a discount. However, Grand Openings as well as store closings are not predictable, so while you might be able to score a good deal, part of what makes a good deal is the timing — and you can’t predict the timing of this kind of sale.
When the Time is Right for You
Simply put, the best time to buy a new mattress is when you need a new one. Holding out for a seasonal clearance may save you some big bucks on the overall mattress price tag, but it could cost you dearly in aches and pains, poor sleep, and spine issues due to lack of support in a sagging, worn out mattress.
Not only does your general well-being take a hit from these problems, but it could result in spending more money with physical therapy, a chiropractor, or other doctor’s bills just to get back to a place of health. Many mattress manufacturers recommend replacing your mattress every 8 to 10 years, but that’s not a magic number. Extending (or shortening) the life of your mattress has more to do with how you take care of it, and not as much to do with a general rule of thumb.
Flipping and rotating, regular wear and tear, letting children or pets jump or bounce on the bed, or even hauling a mattress in and out of a moving van are all factors that can affect how long your mattress lasts.
The one person who can answer whether it’s time to replace your mattress is you. Do you sleep soundly at night, and awake refreshed and without pain or stiffness? Do you feel well-supported while sleeping? Do you toss and turn trying to get comfortable every night and wake up feeling sore and bruised? If your mattress is worn down and sagging and offers little to no support, it’s time to replace it — even if it’s only a few years old.
You don’t want to be in the position of needing to replace your mattress now while waiting for a sale that may or may not come. How long are you willing to hold out for a discount, and what is it really costing you?
Contact Gardner Mattress Today
Fortunately, there’s a solution. Gardner Mattress hand makes quality mattresses custom-fit to your needs, and because we are a factory direct warehouse with no middle man and no mark up, we can provide you a great price for a top quality mattress that will last you for years to come.
You don’t have to hold out hoping for a clearance sale, because our prices are already lower than the clearance, close out, and holiday weekend price tags of many top-rated mattress companies. If you need a new mattress, the right time is right now. Gardner Mattress can give you the right price, satisfaction guaranteed. Contact us today.