Veterans Day is an important holiday that takes place every year on November 11. For active service members, veterans, and civilians, it is a vital opportunity to recognize and reflect on the sacrifices so many have made in support of our country.
This year, because November 11th falls on a Sunday, the holiday will be recognized on November 12th. As with many holiday weekends, it is often a time when retailers offer significant savings and discounts. In the mattress industry, this can be especially true since many companies want to make sales and clear out inventory before Black Friday and the start of the holiday shopping season.
If you’re looking for a new mattress, this is a great opportunity to get solid value in your purchase. In this guide, we’ll review how to find the best deals and avoid common pitfalls, whether you’re shopping for a mattress in-store or online.
Though the number of people shopping for mattresses online continues to grow, many still prefer to shop in a brick-and-mortar store. Shopping in a physical store may be the right choice for you if you’re unsure what you’re looking for in a mattress or if you prefer to test a mattress in-person before buying.
Many retail stores offer major discounts for Veterans Day. This is true of department stores, major national mattress chains, and smaller, locally-owned mattress and furniture shops. A lot of these sales events will run the entire 3-day weekend, although there may be special offers on particular days.
To find out about what’s being offered for Veterans Day sales in your area, you can start by checking your local newspaper. Most stores, especially larger ones, will publish ads listing their deals and promotions. Check your mailbox in the days leading up to Veterans Day as some deals will be publicized through flyers. Keep an eye and ear out for TV and radio spots, too, as many of the biggest discounts will be advertised that way.
Even if you’re thinking of buying in-store, you can still use the internet to search for sales events since many local stores and national chains will list their flyers on their websites. If you’re not especially tech-savvy, you can also call any local stores and ask if they are offering discounts during the Veterans Day weekend.
With any in-store sales, make sure to take note of any details such as specific days the sales are being offered, what products are included, and if qualities are limited.
If you’re shopping online, you’ll find all kinds of sales for Veterans Day.
In most cases, these promotions will be directly publicized on the company websites, so you won’t have to look hard to find them. If you’re not exactly sure what promotions are available, you can always use the live chat feature offered by many companies, or you can send them an email.
Remember, too, that you can often find deals or coupons on review sites. Those sites can provide key information to help you know whether a mattress is likely to live up to your expectations.
Given the sheer number of online mattress companies, it can feel overwhelming to find a mattress and to know if you’re getting a good deal. To avoid feeling bogged down, focus on the key criteria you’re looking for: the type of mattress, the comfort level, and whatever other features are fundamental for you.
Don’t stray from those criteria just because you see what looks like a huge discount. Doing so can lead to buying a mattress that won’t give you the support you need, and you’ll have to return it and go back to square one.
To determine whether a mattress purchase is right for you, consider whether it fits within your budget and how its price compares to other mattresses of a similar design and reputation.