When is the best time to buy a mattress?

There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when you’re shopping for a mattress: price, comfort level, cooling features, partners’ preferences… the list goes on and on. But what about timing? Is there a best time to buy a mattress? 

What are your needs?

To be perfectly honest, the best time to buy a mattress is when you need one. If you’re experiencing pain that you’ve ruled out other causes for and spoken to your doctor about, a new mattress might just be the answer. In this case, you should be prioritizing your comfort and looking for a new mattress ASAP. 

Are you moving soon and not wanting to drag your mattress across the country? Or even across the street if you really hate it? You’re pretty tied to a timeline then and need to look for a mattress you can get delivered soon—or schedule to be delivered when you move.

Couple carrying a Tuft and Needle box up the stairs.

If you’re tossing and turning or find yourself sleeping hot and think your mattress might be to blame, you might have a little bit more time to browse and shop. However, you should take your search, and your sleep, seriously, so you can finally get the sleep you need. 

Is your mattress about 7-10 years old and you just know it is about time for a new one? You shouldn’t feel rushed. Make sure you take the time to find the right mattress for you. Shop common holiday sales, compare across brands, and try mattresses in-store if you are able and want to. 

Does time of the year matter? 

In short, yes. Typical big shopping holidays frequently offer big discounts on mattresses as well: Presidents Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday will all offer deep discounts on mattresses both in brick and mortar as well as online. Many online companies will offer anywhere between 10-25% off their mattress selections. Brick and mortar stores sometimes have even deeper discounts. 

Because of Memorial Day and moving season, May is often seen as a popular mattress buying month. If you have the time to wait and shop around, this is a great month to look and compare. In addition, many retailers and mattress stores get new inventory in June, so they are frequently trying to make room before then. 

The end of the year is another very popular mattress buying season. With companies preparing for Cyber Weekend and frequently trying to meet sales goals, this is another excellent time of the year to search for deals and discounts. 

Mattress buying hacks. 

No matter when you decide to buy a mattress, there are some best practices to keep in mind. 

Trying in store.
If you’re the type that prefers to try before you buy, definitely do your research before you go into the store. Prepare a list of questions and make sure you have a set budget you’re willing to spend. If you’re shopping with anyone, make sure you discuss your needs before you go in so you’re on the same page. Don’t forget to ask questions about warranty and returns, as well. 

Man sitting on the edge of the Tuft and Needle Original Mattress.

Shopping online.
With so many online mattress options nowadays, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Just as if you are shopping in-store, it is important to set a budget and discuss your needs with anyone that you might be sharing the bed with. Many online options offer lengthy return or trial periods to provide comfort to those nervous about not trying the mattress first. Make sure to read how the trials work if there is any cost to you, the customer, and what will happen to the mattress if it is returned. 

Buying from Tuft & Needle.
With three mattress options, several thousand 5-star reviews, and exceptional customer service, buying from Tuft & Needle, whether in-store or online, is a choice you can make with confidence. Our 100-night sleep trial offers security for those concerned about being stuck with a mattress they may not find comfortable. Lastly, our always-honest 10-Year Limited Warranty is there for our customers to make sure you rest easy for many nights to come.

Tuft and Needle Original Mattress.

We aim to price all of our products fairly so we like to think there is no wrong time to buy a mattress from Tuft & Needle, however, our Mother’s Day Bonus Bundle Sale is currently going on. Get up to $225 in free pillows and sheets with a mattress purchase now until 5/9/21. 

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Breanne DeMore
Breanne DeMore

Breanne DeMore focuses on content development at Tuft & Needle, an ecommerce mattress company with a focus on the customer and employee experience. She started her career as a journalist, covering various subjects including weddings, entertainment, women’s lifestyle and the beverage industry. After sleeping on a Tuft & Needle mattress for only two weeks, Breanne sought to join the company from College Times, a local Phoenix magazine, where she served as the editor-in-chief. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Pepperdine University, and now lives in Phoenix with her husband and the occasional glass of rosé.

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