I’m a bargain hunter. I like a good deal no matter what it is that I buy. So when we went to look at a new mattress and box spring for my daughter’s room we started at one of the major mattress stores. I’m always hesitant when I go to buy a big purchase item like this, because the salesmen are always so pushy. We started at Mega Mattress, which is a store that is local to the Saratoga area. They carry all the major brands so it’s really a one stop shop and since it was Memorial Weekend we were able to get what I thought was a pretty good deal.
Mike the salesman wasn’t pushy but gave us a lot of information and options. The deal came in when he told us about buying a floor sample. A lot of people might be turned off by buying a floor sample, but as Mike pointed out, people lay on these mattresses for about 30 seconds; and besides we could get a plastic protector so she will never actually be lying on the mattress. The protector will also ensure that the mattress lasts longer.
The final deal worked out this way:
She wanted a full size bed. After trying out several she decided on a Trump BeautyRest The best thing about this bed is that not only does it have individually wrapped coils but it also has a layer of memory foam. This bed retails for $1080 but since we were taking the floor sample (because they are changing out mattresses in the store) we were able to get it for half price, $540. We decided to pick it up ourselves since we live so close and that saved us the $60 delivery fee. So that actually paid for the plastic sheet protector. We added in a new bed frame for $70 making our total after tax $721. Not bad for a luxury bed.
Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the weekend where you can find great deals on mattresses and furniture. But everything has a good time to buy.
For example things to buy in June include:
Tools: With Father’s Day being in June lots of stores will put tools on sale for the handy dad.
Gym membership: Think it’s too late to get in shape? Not so, this time of year might be a great time to get a good deal on a gym membership while everyone else is working out outdoors you can keep cool in the gym and maybe save some money at the same time.
Dishware: Since June is known as “wedding month” it’s also a good month to get good deals on dishware that would make a nice wedding gift.
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