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Best Mattress for the Money: Getting the Most Bang for the Buck


Couple lays on a mattress in a mattress store as they decide which one is the best mattress for the money for them

If you asked people why they weren’t exactly looking forward to buying a new mattress many of them would give the same answer, “It’s going to be expensive!” While there certainly are luxury mattresses that are costly, your new mattress doesn’t have to be. If you’re a savvy shopper, you’ll be able to get a high-quality and well-made mattress that fits within your budget, no matter what that budget is. 

First, a Piece of Advice...

Plain and simple: a mattress isn’t something you want to spend as little on as possible. Is it a good idea to find the best mattress for the money? Yes! Should you buy the cheapest mattress you can find? Buying a used mattress? Probably not. When it comes to a mattress, you get what you pay for. While a cheap mattress and a high-quality mattress may feel the same on the first night, a cheap one will begin to lump, sag, and break down very quickly. In just a few years, you’ll be buying another new one. If you buy a cheap mattress every five years instead of a better-quality mattress every 10, pretty soon you aren’t saving money. That’s why it’s recommended to find the best value mattress, not the one with the lowest price tag.

Our Recommendations for the Best Value Mattress

We take pride in offering fantastic mattress options for people with a wide range of budgets. With our decades of experience in the sleep industry, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite mattresses that we feel are ideal for those looking for the best inexpensive mattress. These include:

City Mattress Brand Mattresses

Our own City Mattress Collections mattresses are made specifically for budget-conscious shoppers who don’t want to compromise on quality. Offering maximum support with long-lasting comfort, this Firm mattress features a resilient innerspring design. It is made in the USA with a premium hardwood foundation and comes with a 10-year warranty against any manufacturing defects. Don’t settle for anything less!

Corsicana Cypress Plush Innerspring Mattress

Corsicana is committed to making everyday life and every night of sleep better for all Americans. This is why they’ve worked diligently in order to offer a wide range of high-quality, affordable mattresses. This guarantees as many people as possible have access to a great night’s sleep. This soft mattress features a 460 VertiCoil® foam encased innerspring unit with motion isolation properties and pushback, helping relieve back pain. A soft, stretch-knit cover and 2-inches of comfort foam at the padding below minimize pressure points and deliver total comfort as you sleep.

Nectar Classic Memory Foam Mattress

A Bed in a Box Mattress is a great option for those looking for convenience and a low price point. Nectar has been booming in popularity because it checks both these items off your list! The cooling cover quilted with Tencel™ feels soft and airy while maintaining a moisture-free surface. The gel memory foam layer gives you consistent support, enveloping ease, and minimal motion transfer. This all-foam mattress’s support and base layers adapt, stabilize, and reinforce for lasting durability at a price you can afford.

Sealy Golden Elegance Etherial Plush Mattress

Combining smart innovation and precise engineering, this mattress from the Golden Elegance Collection provides quality features at an exceptional price point. Topped with a durable knit cover and soft foam layers at the quilt, exclusive CoreSupport gel memory foam at the center third provides you with targeted resistance. At the comfort layer, 2-inches of soft SealySupport™ foam enhances overall cushioning and conformability.

Shop Our Clearance and Outlets Centers

For those really looking to score a great deal, find one of our Clearance or Outlet Centers in your area. We have locations in both Florida and New York that offer amazing markdowns, well beyond even the sale prices at our traditional stores. When a certain mattress is discontinued, returned by another customer, or has been a floor model in the past, it is sent to one of these locations and priced to sell. You can buy a new mattress for hundreds less than what you would have over wise paid! 

Whether you have a large budget and want a luxury mattress with a lifetime warranty or need the best inexpensive mattress because you need to stay within just a few hundred dollars, we have the new mattress for you. We’re very proud of our many mattress options for people of all needs and wants. A tight budget doesn’t mean going without the sleep you need when you shop at City Mattress!