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Columbus day and Christopher Columbus, in general, is a controversial figure. Is he an American hero? Or do his crimes against indigenous people outweigh his discoveries?
Whether you want to say “Happy Columbus Day” or not, there remain several things worth celebrating. Time off of work and sales.
Mattress sales save sleepers hundreds to thousands of dollars each year. So use that time off work to find yourself a new comfy place to rest, and try not to think too much about Columbus.
Here is a list of some of our top picks for the Columbus Day mattress sale.
Columbus Day Mattress Sales for 2020
Buyer's Guide for Bed Sales
Shoppers love a great sale, so planning ahead can help save hundreds to thousands of dollars when it comes to a new bed. Be sure to check websites in advance to see what sales are coming your way. It may even help to reach out to the company directly to find out if there is a deal popping up soon.
Products vary in price, just like shoppers vary in how much they are willing to spend. It is important to establish a budget before you even begin looking. Do this first and you are less likely to get sucked into buying a bed that is too expensive for your needs.
Identifying Needs and Preferences
What you like is likely going to be different from what your neighbor, parents, or even your spouse enjoys. Every person has their own unique body, favorite sleeping position, and preferences. When it comes to mattresses, there are a lot of different things to take into account.
Do you want it firm or soft? Should it have cooling features? Know what you like and decide what you want before shopping.
Type of Bed
There are a lot of different types of mattresses. Here we will cover some of the most common materials manufacturers use to construct their beds.
Memory foam, also known as viscoelastic foam, is a slow responding polyurethane foam that uses chemicals to give it that sticky, deep hugging feel. It is called memory foam because you can often observe your imprint lasting several seconds as the material regains its shape. This material fosters pressure relief and helps to provide deep contouring comfort.
Most innerspring products use a pocket coil that is separate from the other coils in the bed, allowing it to trap motion in place, though there are still some brands that use a more classic steel coil system. Innerspring options are often topped with polyfoam, memory foam, or latex. These products are great for people wanting extra support or bounce.
This material is quickly becoming one of the most popular bedding products. It comes in two different types: Dunlop and Talalay. These differ in how they are made but have many of the same characteristics.
Both are harvested from rubber trees and have pinholes throughout the construction. Latex beds come in varying firmnesses and is extremely responsive.
Though these are most commonly associated with innerspring beds, they are technically any mattress that uses two or more different materials beneath the surface of the bed. Hybrids are growing in popularity because they offer a diverse feel, allowing sleepers to enjoy multiple types of materials.
These differ with each brand but some companies have been known to offer up to an entire year. Shoppers get to test the bed out in their home for the amount of time given by the trial period, and if they do not like it, they can decide to process a return with the company.
Return policies vary with each company you shop with. Many brands will pick up the mattress and ship it back to their manufacture, while others will arrange for the bed to be donated to a charity. There are a few brands that may require the customers to pay for the shipping cost.
While most brands offer warranties that average out to be somewhere around 10 years, there are a few companies that offer their customers lifetime coverage. These typically cover irregular damages that happen to the mattress due to manufacturing. It is important to check with each company to understand their policy.
Frequently Asked Questions
What sizes are typically on sale during Columbus Day?
Typically brands will mark down all of their sizes during a holiday sale. This typically includes Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, and split options.
Is it better to go to a store or shop online?
Many shoppers go to stores like Macy’s, Costco, or Sears to pick up their mattresses. While these retailers may be perfectly viable options, buying online usually helps save customers money, even without a sale. Online companies can cut out a third party by eliminating retail spaces and salespeople, reducing costs and keeping customers happy.
If none of these deals piqued your interest, be sure to check out some of our other mattress reviews by following the links on our site, or our top list of beds for this year. Most brands offer sales during Columbus day, so there is bound to be one that works for you and your budget.
Maybe you don’t need a bed this Columbus Day? If you’re waiting for a better deal, be sure to check back around Thanksgiving to see what other sales go up. If nothing else, enjoy your time home and be sure to relax on whatever mattress you have lying around.