It’s that time of year again…Labor Day weekend is approaching. For many that means taking a trip to the beach with the family one last time before the weather starts to turn. For others, it means one last weekend before school really starts. Yet for many others, it means it’s time to do some mattress shopping. The two weeks leading up to Labor Day represent one of the best times of the year to get a good deal on a mattress. In fact, as Mattress Firm just put out in a recent press release, Labor day represents the biggest sale of the year for their company.
Why is Labor Day such a big time for mattress sales? I frankly don’t know the history of it, but it has been this way for a long time now. If you are looking at getting a mattress in a store, I would strongly suggest trying to take advantage of the Labor Day sales. As Mattress Firm indicated, it is the biggest sale of the year for them, so you might not be able to get a better deal in a store at any other point in the year. Best case, you will still have to wait a couple of months to get deals this good.
We have always advocated taking advantage of sales if you are looking to buy from a store. That is mainly because we understand very well the markups in the retail business model. This is probably the best time of year to get the best deal from a store.
I don’t think you will see too much different from the online retailers. I’d be surprised if you saw many Labor Day specific sales from them. This advice I’m giving you mainly applies to physical retailers.
Enjoy the Labor Day weekend coming up, and make sure to take advantage of the great sales that are here from mattress retailers because of it!
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.
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