Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Let me start off by saying if you haven't heard of the purple mattress yet, you've got to *STOP RIGHT NOW* and watch this before continuing to read this post:


Hokay, so, as you've probably already guessed, I purchased the purple mattress. I purchased the queen size at $999.

I was so excited about it I decided to document the mattresses arrival, the egg test, and my thoughts on the mattress after owning it for 6+ weeks. 

Mattress arrival video: 

10 day review and official "EGG TEST" 

Final thoughts... 

To be honest, I've never wanted to love an item as much as I wanted to love the purple. The creativity. That marketing team. That commercial. all of it - BRILLIANT.

However, as a side sleeper, it just wasn't the mattress for me. It was too firm, and ended up giving me some intense shoulder and hip pain - and I couldn't handle it anymore (after 57 day trial) so I ended up calling a local nonprofit who came and picked up the mattress for me. Then I completed the one page donation/return form from Purple and emailed it over to them. By the end of the week, I had my complete refund. What a great return experience.

After that experience, I went ahead and went to a brick and mortar mattress stores, Mattress Firm and Mattress King, to find my perfect mattress.

I listened to the salesman's advice, brought in my own pillow, and laid on each bed for no less than 20 minutes at a time, spending at least 5 minutes on each of my sides, playing on my phone, acting like it was my real bed at home. I probably went to each of the two stores at least five different times to lay on different beds. Initially, I wanted to invest in the $3500 queen Tempurpedic cloud - but realized I could find something that I loved just as much for probably half of that cost.

I read online and learned a lot about mattresses. Like how one company can create one mattress and make it look different - then sell it to different stores and call it two different things, and price it two different ways. Frustrating. So I ended up falling in love with basically the same bed at two different stores. From that point, it was just a matter of negotiating price and seeing who could give me the best deal/extras/warranty.
Y'all know me. I'm ALL about saving the $$.

I decided on a Sealy Hybrid Kingsthorne Queen Mattress. It was $1500 less than the Tempurpedic (within my budget), and felt like a dream. I kept going back to it every time and ultimately decided it was my body's way of telling me that was the one I wanted.

Anyways, after talking to both stores about the price, I decided to go with Mattress Firm, as they were willing to give me a free pillow, $10 delivery, and could beat Mattress King's price by about $200. Plus, their warranty and return policies were pretty great.

Before making the purchase, I decided to stop into a different Mattress Firm store in my city than the one I had been shopping at, just to make sure I was getting the best deal.

The bed was originally priced at $2100. It was on sale for $1800.

When I went into the second store, I did what I always do - tell the salesman I just wanna chill out for a while, then I went to lay on the Kingsthorne bed for about 20 minutes. During that time, the salesman came up to me and said "what do I have to do to get this bed out the door to you today?" and I replied with "Give me your very best deal!"

He came back about 5 minutes later and said "okay, ma'am - we can get you this bed, today only, for $1300.00" an extra $500 off. Score.

I told the salesman that I would be back later and I wanted to think about it. After work, I went back to my original store and told them about what the other store was offering, and they matched it. They also knocked the delivery off, and even gave me a second free fancy pillow.

I signed everything, made the payment, and two days later my mattress was delivered to my home.

Now, $1300 seemed like a lot to me. The purple was $300 less, and my old mattress from college was only like $550 for the set! I was afraid at first, but I realized that I spend so much time in my life sleeping that it was fine for me to invest in a strong, long-lasting, well-designed mattress.
.... and I've never looked back.

My new mattress has far exceeded my expectations. I've been sleeping on it since October and it's been AMAZING.  I sleep so comfortably. I never stir up in the middle of the night because i'm in pain. I never wake up in the morning and don't feel rested. That mattress was worth every penny!

So, there you have it! Got the purple, hated it, returned it, shopped around, and purchased the Sealy Kingsthorne Elite Hybrid - and I've never been happier!

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