Good Questions: The Best Time to Buy a Mattress?

Hey guys! With new morning aches and pains, I think it's obvious I need a new mattress. Mine is 15 years old and no matter where you stretch out, you'll wake up stuck in a dent with a wicked pain in the neck. So, time to spend some cash. I don't want to spend more than $1000, so I'm wondering what is the best time to buy a new mattress? Like, before Christmas? In January? What's the height of the mattress sale season? Also, are there standard sales-times for stores like Macy's or Sears or Sleepys? It's not yet Christmas, so I'm assuming sales are only going to get I'm looking for my best opportunity to grab a good deal. Your help is most appreciated! Katy

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This is a great question — mattresses seem to be on sale all the time. Because so many mattresses are sold by salespeople who have some control over pricing and deals, we'd recommend a lot of research BEFORE you commit to buying. Who has suggestions for Katy?