Mattresses are a big purchase, and many people take advantage of online deals in order to save some money.
Here are our favorite for today:
There are five basic types of mattresses: innerspring, air, foam, gel, and water. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each is key to finding the right mattress for your situation.
1. Innerspring Mattress (firm and soft)
How it works: Steel coils and layers of upholstery provide cushioning and insulation.
2. Inflatable Air Mattress
How it works: One or more chambers of air within the mattress provide support. Some models include foam or other extra layers.
3. Foam Mattress (firm and soft)
How it works: Polyurethane, combined with other ingredients, allows the mattress to mold to the body.
4. Gel Mattress
How it works: A molded “gel” material is combined with other materials, such as foam, to mold to the body.
5. Waterbed Mattress
How it works: A waterbed can either be hard-sided or soft-sided. A hard-sided waterbed is a water-filled mattress. A soft-sided waterbed is also a water-filled mattress, but is kept in a foam frame within a fabric casing.
As you can see, there is no clear winner when it comes to mattress options. The best mattress for you depends on what you prioritize.
No matter which kind of mattress you decide to get, make sure you get a good deal this Cyber Monday and Black Friday week.
Looking at Black Friday mattress deals of 2016 can give you a good idea of what to look out for this year.
In 2016, buyers were able to get discounts of between $50 and $200 for different types of mattresses.
One of the best deals of 2016 was from PlushBeds which gave $1200 off Natural Latex Mattress inclusive of sheets, pillows and a mattress protector as bonuses.
The brand Amerisleep was offering $200 off any memory foam mattress of any model and size. The Serta brand was also offering a sizeable discount of $200 for the Serta iComfort Foresight mattress. This deal was accompanied by a free boxspring for every mattress. The Tempurpedic brand offered discounts of between $50 and $400 depending on the size and model of mattress. BearMattress had offers of $125 off any mattress, while EveMattress offered $200 off any mattress.
Besides huge cash discounts, some mattress brands were also giving gift cards of up to $50. Sapira Mattress offered buyers with a good deal of $150 off and a $50 Amazon gift card for any size mattress. Buyers also received a similar offer from Leesa Mattress who offered $75 off and a $50 Amazon gift card for any size mattress.
Multiple retailers participated in the Black Friday Mattress deals of 2016, and they are likely to offer similar deals this year. HHGreg was one of the retailers as well as Macy’s that run both online and in store promotions for different mattress brands. Sears also had a variety of in store offers ranging from $139 off on Serta Coralee Queen Set all the way up to $999 off on the Serta Perfect Sleeper Glenellen Super Pillowtop Plush Queen Set.
During last year’s Black Friday, some warehouse stores also had some mattress offers. BJ’s Wholesale gave buyers $699 for the Therapeutic Comfort Cloud Luxury Gel Memory Foam Queen Mattress Set while Costo had a deal of $100 off Comfort Tech 10” Serene Foam Queen Mattress.
The offers available on this year’s Cyber Monday and Black Friday may differ slightly from what was available in 2016. However, you are likely to get a good deal on a good quality and durable mattress from a variety of brands.
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Rachel Fink is a writer and mom of 7 kids. She keeps her sanity by keeping a stash of chocolate and coffee nearby.