No sweeter words in the human language then “new mattress”. A million years ago we bought a new mattress. I think it was at our first tour duty, so more like 8.5 years ago, but it feels like a million. It was a standard $800 pillow top. I cannot honestly remember back if it was comfortable or not. All I know is we lost the poor thing in the great Haas fire of 2007 and went on a search for a new one.
DH and I like different kinds of mattresses. I prefer to lay on a cloud of pillows or cotton candy fluff and he is most comfortable on a rock.
Or a slab of concrete.
We ended up coming to an agreement on a mattress back then but now, less than 2 years with it, we are both suffering with creaks and cracks on our bodies. DH’s legs go numb at night and it literally has inverted lumps on both sides.
We have been cranky a lot lately not getting sleep. DH is sleeping in one room and I am in the other because our mattress is too uncomfortable for both of us. The guest room mattress at least allows DH to get to sleep and I then move to the middle of the bed and its less suffering for both of us.
Finally we have had enough.
If you have any idea what its like to agree to a mattress that ends with the word “thousand”, it’s scary. VERY scary. This mattress costs as much as I owe on my SVU still. Tempur-pedic is notorious for not offering discounts and all furniture stores carry the same lines at the exact same cost. Its really about finding the best financing, not the best deal.
Here is a tip to get a discount on Tempur-pedic: We learned that if you get a doctors prescription note, you don’t have to pay sales tax. Its very easy to get one when you have bad back and leg problems like my DH, so if you are considering a new mattress purchase, talk to your doctor first.
For the past few weeks, we have been searching nonstop for good financing and going back and forth about this purchase. Finally we found a furniture store in Florida whom is no longer selling Tempur-pedic and were getting rid of all their floor models, including one that was only a week on the floor demo bed. Tempur-pedic gave them permission to get rid of them so they discounted them all. When I called, they had two left at 50% off.
50% off Tempur-pedic is unheard of. When we called to talk to the furniture store, they basically said the price points were too high and they were not going to carry the line anymore. Which translates to “this mattress is too expensive to sell in this crappy economy“.
I feel that.
Not only did we get 50% off, but they are giving us the box spring for FREE because they said they have no use for it now that they are clearing these out.
- Tempur-pedic Celebrity + box spring on company website: $4223.00
- Our price including Delivery only: $2089
Now its going to be our Christmas-Birthday-Halloween-Easter-Valentines Day-Anniversary-Birthday and Tax return gift, BUT I can’t wait. They let us buy it over the phone and are driving it in town tomorrow from Florida.
I feel like a kid on Christmas. Or an adult ready to throw away the sleeping pills for some REAL sleep finally.
Tomorrow night I will be sleeping on the Temperpedic Celebrity. Do not expect me to show up to work Wednesday Morning.
(Look at it, it brings tears to my eyes, sigh)