A good mattress will usually cost more than $2000, and will come with a 30 year warantee. But do you really get a new mattress every 30 years? The normal lifespan of a mattress is 5 to 7 years, depending on the amount of use and original quality. The top quality mattress can last 8-10 years, but no more than 10 years. Actually the biggest issue is dust mite infestation, not the mattress quality. When you feel uncomfortable or when you get backpain after when you wake up in the morning, it is definitely time to get a new one.
Before you leave home to shop, watch the following video for some mattress basics and learn how to choose a mattress best for you.
Local Mattress Stores:
Mattress Firm is my favorite store to shop for mattress. Reason? Because it is closest to my home. If you are very picky about your mattress, you have to visit one of the local mattress stores. Take your time during the weekends, go visit Mattress Firm, Mattress King, or Mattress Giant, and try the mattress one by one. Do you know prices at these stores are negotiable? Don’t be afraid to ask the salesman for discount. If you don’t ask for a discount you won’t get one! You should ask for at least 50% off the final marked price. Don’t be fooled by the original price on the tag, because these retailers usually mark up the prices as much as 500% or more. If you don’t get 50% off, walk away. Here is te trick, leave your phone number to the salesman. Wait for a few days, you will most likely recevive a phone call from them. Ask for the lowest price they can offer. You should be able to get a 60% off the price.
Online Mattress Stores:
If you know what brand and model for buy, visit online mattress stores such as Sleepys.com or 1800Mattress.com. Sleepys.com is running a 1/2 off every mattress sale recently. But the truth is their prices are always around half of those in local stores. Don’t forget to use their online coupon codes. They currently have a 10% off coupon, sometimes even a 20% off coupon! Number1Direct.com is another place I want to recommend. They don’t offer cash discount coupon, but the mattress prices are usually 1/3 of the MSRP! If you could find te model you like, this is the best place to shop.
It is hard to compare the prices between stores, because the matress manufacturers call the exact same product by different labels depending on who is selling it. But when you shop at wholesalers such as Costco and Sams Club, you should be assured that the prices are competitive. It is not easy to try mattresses at Costco and Sams Club. But it doesn’t mean you can’t try. Other department stores that sell mattress are JC Penney, Walmart, and Sears. Sears is the only one I would recommend. Their prices are good when on sale. Sign up their newsletter to get notified when their mattresses are on sale. Today there is 10% off all Sealy mattress at Sears online with coupon code SEALY10. Enjoy!