October 25, 2014

How to Save on Your Memory Foam Mattress

How to Save on Your Memory Foam Mattress

Unless you’ve been under a rock recently, than you’ve likely heard some buzz about memory foam mattress brands. From big name brands to discount outlets, almost every retailer and mattress manufacturer now offers some form of memory foam. While it continues to receive some of the highest consumer reviews, the material has also earned a reputation for being pricy. As with many major purchases, the average mattress shopper is interested in getting the biggest bang for their buck and finding the best deal, one that leaves both your wallet and your back happy. In this article, we are going to share some industry secrets for saving on your next memory foam mattress.

6 Ways to Save on a Memory Foam Mattress

Several people in the market for the perfect bed are opting for specialty mattresses like memory foam. This particular bed has built a solid reputation of being comfortable, supportive and long-lasting. While it is very important to look at overall value (how the features compare to the price) here are a few tips for coming out on top when shopping for a memory foam mattress

Tip 1: You Don’t Need to Spend Thousands

Consumers are pretty well acquainted with the higher costs of a memory foam mattress, largely due to the prices of one of the most famous brands, Tempurpedic, which average around $2000-7000 or more. It is important for prospective buyers to realize that they have many options when shopping for memory foam, and that many do not carry the same over-inflated prices. There are options available in every price range, and consumers can find high-quality memory foam under $1000, especially using our next tip.

Tip 2: Look Online

Shopping online can save you a lot of money, especially when it comes to memory foam! There is typically a larger selection of mattresses which means that you will have a better chance of getting a mattress that is on sale, as retailers must compete with dozens of other companies (versus the handful of shops in most local areas). Not to mention, online retailers do not have the higher markups or tax fees that are associated with retail stores. Shopping online also allows you to spend as much time as you need researching beds until you find the one that is most affordable for your situation. Remember to check reviews and ensure the retailer offers at least a 30 day return policy when buying a memory foam mattress online.

Tip 3: Comparison Shop Memory Foam Mattress Brands

It may not be wise to go with the first mattress you see, or a specific brand just because it is one you’ve always seen. Consider setting a budget, then researching for a range of options that fit. Narrow down your field by comparing both features and consumer reviews. Always see how each mattress compares in quality, comfort, and of course affordability. Some brands will have higher markups and prices than others due to manufacturing and inventory costs, operations and advertising costs, or even from simply trying to promote a luxury image. You will want to look deeper and see what you are actually getting for the price, like the density, thickness, cover material, warranty, etc. While this may involve a few nights of research, in the long run being thorough can make the difference between great sleep and restless nights.

Here is a chart summarizing a few mid-level memory foam mattress models from top brands. Making a table or spreadsheet like this to keep track of key information can helpful in determining the best value. As you can see, the more heavily advertised brands, Serta and Tempurpedic, prove more expensive and have lower overall reviews than than memory foam mattresses from Amerisleep.com, though the profiles and comfort levels are listed as similar. Read more about how these brands compare in our Guide to Top Memory Foam Mattress Brands.

 
Amerisleep
Serta iComfort
Tempurpedic
TypePlant-BasedGel-InfusedTraditional
ModelLibertySavantTEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze
Profile12" 11.75"11"
Density4.5lb4.0lb4.0lb
HeatNo ComplaintsSome ComplaintsSome Complaints
OdorFew mentions, No VOCsSome mentions, VOCsFrequent mentions, VOCs
Trial90 days120 days90 days
Warranty20 years25 years25 years
Reviews4.6 (109 reviews)4.3 (130 reviews)4.5 (2 reviews)
Price Range$859-1598$1799 (queen)$2749-5499
Current Specials$150 OffNANA

Tip 4: Know Where to Check for Deals

Often, retailers will post special deals that are only available through their website or email newsletter. Check often for coupons or signup for to receive deal notifications from brands you are considering (you can always unsubscribe later). Also, online stores may offer special coupon codes via their own websites (always look at the store’s homepage for current sales) or via third party coupon websites.

Tip 5: Don’t Be Afraid to Haggle

The mattress industry is quite competitive, and retailers will often go “the extra mile” to earn your business. Don’t be afraid to contact a salesperson and ask about special offers or price matching on similar products. Sometimes, you might get free shipping, white glove delivery, free pillows or a percentage off not otherwise available without inquiring. You won’t know until you ask, and after all the worse they can say is no.

Tip 6: Shop around Holidays

Holidays are a great time to be on the lookout for mattress deals. During this time, retailers are aware that many people are ready to buy and are expecting sales. Holidays from Black Friday to Memorial Day and President’s Day almost always include special offers. If you are looking for a mattress near one of these days, start checking for deals the weekend before or ask salespeople if they might be able to honor upcoming deals if you are ready to buy. While some brands like Tempur-pedic rarely offer sales, a majority of memory foam mattress retailers do— just keep your eyes open!

Searching for the best memory foam mattress price can be a little work, but finding a great deal on a good bed will be worth it. Many people miss out some really great offers or have buyers’ remorse simply because they don’t check around and consider all options. Smart buying habits like detailed comparison shopping and knowing where to look for deals are excellent ways to save on your next memory foam mattress without compromising comfort or quality.

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