What is it about Memorial Day that impels us to go shopping for a new mattress? Perhaps, it has something to do with that sore back from raking leaves, gardening and getting the law ready for summer that makes people appreciate the need for a better night’s sleep. We don’t buy new mattresses very often – maybe once every 10-15 years – and I vividly remember purchasing my last two mattresses right around the Memorial Day weekend. This is probably no great coincidence as the newspaper is filled with Memorial Day Mattress Sales from every retailer from virtually every retailer that sells them. It is the power of suggestion and the memorial day ads that bring people to the local mattress store – or perhaps entices us to shop for mattresses online. Next mattress I buy will definitely include lots of online shopping. Buying a bed that two people agree on is a challenge that either requires a couple of compromises or a huge budget for one of those mattresses with variable firmness controls for each person. While memorial day sales might bring people into the stores to find the best mattress prices, the high pressure sales techniques are likely to keep you from finding the right one. My recommendation is to get several opinions from mattress users online before visiting the mattress store. What do those say who actually sleep on them? That doesn’t mean you have to buy online – you can still take advantage of those weekend sales. But being prepared will give you a stronger position when you begin negotiating for the bed you really want. I decided to do some quick research on beds to find what’s popular and what you should be looking for at your mattress retailer during the sales this weekend.
Popular Memorial Day Bed Sales
Take a look at the Textrade Queen Inner Spring Pillow Top mattress which sells online and comes shipped in a tightly packed, vacuum-sealed box for under $300.00. (The King Size is under $400) Over 50 users of this mattress rated it 4-Stars.
Simmons Beauty Rest
The more popular memorial day choice at retailers is the Simmons Beauty Rest.
The Tomahawk and Black River Bay are high quality, plush queen mattresses which are heavily discounted at your local mattress resellers this memorial day weekend. The ratings on these mattresses range from 3.5 – 4.5 stars. The material is good and they are made to last 10-15 years. So before you hit the stores this holiday weekend, see what’s on sale online then shop ’til you drop into a nice, comfy bed.