What's The Best Time to Purchase A Mattress?


February 25, 2022

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Have you been wondering about the best time to purchase a mattress? Mattresses can be pretty expensive, making them a high-risk investment. Our guide will help you decide when to buy a mattress without costing an arm and a leg. This article will cover:

  • Holiday periods
  • Signs to buy a mattress
  • The best month to buy a mattress

During the holiday season or at the end of the season is the best time to purchase a mattress. Special discounts are often offered during these dates and offered throughout the year. So, the best time is when you need a more comfortable mattress. 

Other than these dates, you can always keep an eye out for clearance sales or holiday offers at different stores.

Holiday periods

Holiday periods are one of the best times to get discounts on any item. There are sales for every holiday like Christmas, New years day, Australia Day, etc. So plan your spending around the holidays to save on a new mattress. Here are some holiday periods:

End of the year financial sale - June

June is a popular month for sales when the financial year comes to an end. As such, mattress sales are pretty high in June. However, contrary to popular belief, the best time to get your mattress is actually before June. From February to April, companies can lower prices because sales are slow, and they want to get rid of old stock before the new financial year begins.

A good idea would be to look out for items in the early months of the sale period and make the purchase as soon as prices dip.

Black Friday

The last Friday of November is Black Friday, a US cultural phenomenon. This is one of the most exciting sales because products not usually discounted are on sale. Black Friday sales start a few days before the actual date in Australia, but they continue until the following Monday. 

Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to e-commerce sales. Today, however, deals are available both offline and online throughout this entire sales period.

One of the benefits of Black Friday sales is that you will choose from both the previous season and the new season. You might be able to extend a good deal by including bedding and a pillow with your new mattress. During this period, there can be a 5-10% on top of any other sale this year, making it the best time for a bargain. 

Boxing Day

Boxing Day happens on the 26th of December and is famous for its heavy discounts. What usually is not on sale during the pre-Christmas season is found at a discount on Boxing Day.

The best time to buy anything in retail is on Boxing Day. If you're not a fan of crowds, you might want to avoid in-store shopping during this sale. It is likely that discounts will continue until the first week of January but may not be as low as December. The time after Christmas could be the best time to get mattresses at great prices.

Mother’s And Father’s Day

Mother's Day and Father's Day are good holidays to buy a mattress. Keep checking your favourite brands or retailers for possible discounts. You might not get a good deal during these holidays as compared to other holidays. However, it is an excellent time to buy something thoughtful for your parents.

Although Mother’s Day is usually uniform throughout the world, Father's Day in the US is different from the UK and Australia. So, if you are interested in American brands, you might have to look for mid-June and not September.

Check For Sales or Holidays

Always check for sales in stores around your area or online. If a retailer doesn't have a discount, you can try the manufacturer's website for deals. There will also be several sales throughout the year besides the famous sales and holidays.

You might be lucky if a retailer is having a new customer sale. You can also check for newly opening or closing stores, as they will likely offer a discount.

Here is a list of other holidays and sales:

  1. Click Frenzy- Click Frenzy is a centralised shopping experience designed to bring all offers from retailers under one platform.
  2. Free Shipping Day- It is usually on the 14th of December. All orders made on this day will be shipped free of cost. You might want to take advantage of this offer if you buy your mattress online.
  3. Super Saturday- It is usually held on the last Saturday before Christmas. Sales on this day are almost similar or the same as those offered on Boxing Day. You can also get brands and offers on mattresses that you may not get on Boxing Day.
  4. White Sales: White Sales happen in January and are a prime time for sales on bedding and linen. So, you could pair a new mattress with new bedding during this sale.

Signs to Buy a New Mattress

Irrespective of sales, if your mattress is on its last legs, that’s when is the best time to buy a mattress. Key signs that your mattress needs a replacement are:

  1. Mattress sagginess, lumps, worn edges and too many stains.
  2. Persistent mattress odour despite cleaning and steaming.
  3. Loss of comfort and waking up with body aches.
  4. Bed bug infestation. If you have bed bugs, avoid using that bed and try to purchase a new mattress immediately.

Best Month to Buy a Mattress

June is the best time of year to buy a mattress. Companies like to empty their inventory before the fiscal year comes to an end. They also make space for products that are to come in the new season.

We chose June because of the EOFY sales. There is no doubt that other months might offer the same kind of discount and even more. But the fact it's winter in Australia makes it the perfect time to get snuggled up in bed.

A mattress lasts for 7-10 years or even more. Take advantage of sales so you can get the most out of your purchase. Mattresses greatly determine your sleeping habits, so choose one carefully. Thanks for taking the time to check this article out. 

If you want to know our recommended brands, check out our best mattress in Australia article.