BBB GUIDE: How to save money when buying online

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Online Mattress Sales

There are several different ways to save money when shopping for a mattress online. Some are related to time of year, while others are year-round or exclusive to specific sites. It’s good to know all of the various savings opportunities to you don’t have to worry about missing out on a great deal.

Coupon Codes

Coupon codes can deliver huge savings when shopping for a mattress online. These codes are exclusively available for online purchases and are entered during the checkout process, usually when entering payment information.

Most mattress sellers change their promotional codes regularly. Frequently you will find that the codes are specialized for major sales events. For example, codes may relate to specific holidays and promotions being offered on those days.

Online coupon codes offer price discounts and/or other perks. The discount can be for a percentage off the retail price, such as 10% off, or for a set amount, such as $50-$150 off. Perks may include free pillows, sheets, or other bedding along with the mattress.

Look for coupon codes directly on the site of mattress sellers. They may be shown in a banner ad or in a pop-up window. If you don’t see a code, you can ask for one using a site’s online chat feature. Third party websites may list coupon codes as well.


Exclusive Online Discounts

You can save a significant amount by accessing exclusive online discounts through third party sites. Online mattress stores often partner with these sites, such as review sites, to reach more customers and offer them special promotions.

These exclusive discounts may be available through a special coupon code or a link from the referring third party site. Its common to find discounts of $50 to $150 off the mattress price. Some of these deals include free pillows or other perks on top of a price reduction.

As you are researching different mattresses, keep an eye out for these types of special offers on major sites and review pages. Lots of the deals offered through third party sites are available outside of major holidays or other sales events, so they can let you capture huge savings regardless of when you are buying a mattress.


Free Shipping & Returns

Another way to save big by shopping online is by taking advantage of free shipping. Virtually every company selling mattresses directly to consumers online will ship the mattress for free to the contiguous United States. Some companies will also ship free to Alaska and Hawaii.

After receiving the mattress, you normally have a sleep trial period to test it out. For the majority of companies, if you decide you want to return the mattress, they’ll either pick it up or cover the cost of return shipping.

Avoiding any costs for shipping or restocking fees for returns can be a big difference relative to the costs charged by many brick-and-mortar mattress stores. When you take advantage of free shipping and returns along with coupon codes or other online-only discounts, it can mean huge savings and value.


When to Shop


Though you can find deals any time of the year, certain holidays and events reliably offer huge savings when buying a mattress online.

President’s Day  – This holiday is one of the first sale days of the year and usually involves fresh coupon codes from virtually all of the online mattress sellers.


Memorial Day – This entire holiday weekend brings major savings opportunities. To compete with discounts in brick-and-mortar stores, online mattress companies provide steep price cuts and special deals.


Amazon Prime Day – This is a special sales day for members of Amazon Prime, so many of the best deals are available through their site only. However, some sellers will publish new coupon codes on their own sites to draw customers away from Amazon on Prime Day.


Labor Day – Labor Day has long been a big discount day in the mattress industry, and that holds true online. Starting on the Friday before, look for new coupon codes, larger discounts, and other promotions.


Veterans Day – Veterans Day is an opportunity for mattress companies to generate sales before the holiday shopping season and then to plan inventory accordingly. For that reason, you’ll see the launch of new coupon codes and promos for most beds.


Black Friday – Black Friday is a huge sales event in stores and online, and it tends to last the whole weekend. With sales offered on so many products and from basically all sellers, you can take advantage of price matching offers and find tremendous price breaks.


Cyber Monday – During this e-commerce sales holiday, you’ll see some of the biggest price reductions as sellers actively compete with one another. Special perks like free bedding can often be found on Cyber Monday. Sales may last the entire week.

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