26 March 2013

Review & Giveaway Thanks To Mattress Discounters!

Spring is here! OK, maybe it doesn't feel like Spring quite yet, but warmer weather is on the horizon! You know what that means - it's time for spring cleaning! The first place you should start is also the room where many of us spend the most time: our bedrooms - especially if you suffer from allergies and/or asthma.

If the air is safe around you, the first day you see some sun and it's not below freezing, get those windows open to freshen the air up. It's better for your body than any chemically based air freshener. Get all your bedding out, and freshly laundered in hot water to kill any dust mites. If your mattress and pillows aren't covered in protective coverings to keep dust mites out, consider purchasing some like the ones Protect-A-Bed sells.

You'll also want to dust anything in the room, and clear out unnecessary clutter. Make sure you are using healthy cleaners when you are wiping windows and other items. Be sure to vacuum well - move the bed if you can to get every inch underneath. Don't let the dust bunnies win! Here are some more great spring cleaning tips thanks to Mattress Discounters (click the image to get it bigger!)


Did you know Mattress Discounters offers shoppers the largest selection of memory foam products under one roof at the lowest price? If your mattress has seen better days though, it could be time to start looking for a new one, and you can find those at Mattress Discounters too, of course. ;)

If you've been following along with my blog over the last few months (or years!), you probably remember our whole mold and dampness issue thanks to some leaks. We've been using a new-to-us mattress, and both DH and I have been complaining that it's uncomfortable to sleep on. We had visited Mattress Discounters over in Gig Harbor about a month ago, because we had gotten to the point where I was about to scream if I didn't get a good night's sleep. They had some good deals, but all of the mattresses that felt right to us was a little out of the price range I was planning to spend. (For those that don't know, we've been contemplating moving back home to TX possibly this summer, and I don't want to bring a mattress set with us because of the continuing possible mold contamination. I loathe the thought of spending a ton of money to sleep on a bed for about six months!)

Mattress Discounters swooped in to save the day though. I hadn't thought about a memory foam topper helping the bed feel a bit more comfortable. They were kind enough to send us a Protect-A-Bed fitted mattress cover to help keep allergens out, and a memory foam mattress topper to put on top of the mattress


The Protect-A-Bed Luxury Mattress Protector is made out of Eucalyptus fiber. It's 100% natural and softer than cotton, if you ask me. When I heard that it was waterproof, I expected something stiff and plastic-y. Not so with this one! It was incredibly soft and you can tell it helps with skin irritation. (I have to be careful with certain fabrics or I end up with the itchies! I had to donate a brand new duvet cover this winter because it drove my skin crazy!) It absorbs moisture very quickly, and has a "miracle membrane" waterproof air vapor porous to keep you cool and comfortable. Because it is a fitted sheet style, it's super easy to install on the bed!

The Memory Foam Mattress Topper is a 2" plush memory foam topper that's hypoallergenic. It has an organic cotton removable and washable cover on top. If you're struggling to get better sleep with your mattress, and don't want to purchase a new one just yet, a memory foam topper is the way to go. The cushioning and pressure relief can help tossing and turning. Now, it's not going to turn a $500 mattress into a $2,000 mattress ;) but it can certainly help spring some life back into a mattress and help you sleep a bit better. When we first took it out of the box and installed it, it took awhile for the middle to completely flatten out from being compressed as you *might* be able to see in this picture:


but by the time we went to bed, it was gone. While I was washing our comforter, the cats gave their seal of approval:


Solstice did not budge from that corner of the bed for six hours. LOL! It's become his new favorite spot to sleep, much to my husband's dismay because that's his side of the bed! It definitely felt a lot more comfortable to sleep on for us too, compared to the mattress. The only bad thing we noticed was that it slipped a little bit after a few days (our mattress is super slick it seems), but a piece of no slip shelf grip from the dollar store helped stop that problem. Now if only I could get a permanent cure for DH's snoring, my better sleeptime would be complete! ;)


Win it! Thanks to Mattress Discounters, one lucky reader is going to win a Protect-A-Bed mattress cover and a memory foam mattress topper in the size they'd wish! To enter, we're using the Rafflecopter entry form on this one.

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Giveaway ends April 6th at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :( Good luck everyone!! :)

I received the products mentioned above in order to share my thoughts on it. One winner will receive the prizes stated above, as fulfilled by the giveaway sponsor.

135 comments:

heatherruark said...

Our mattress is about 8 years old.

Brandi H said...

Ours is about 3 years old.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Perfect for Spring after (much needed) whole house cleaning! I am so happy to have the windows opened I could kick my heels!
Thank you for the opportunity and a Happy Easter to you and yours,

Emma Michaels said...

Let's just say the mattress has been here since before I have and I moved here 6 years ago. :p

Marilyn's Money said...

My mattress is so old I can't give you an age! masongirl1127@yahoo.com

mkjmc said...

MIne is about 10 years old

Katie Roch said...

It's about 10 years old

AnnaZed said...

Our mattress is about 3 years old, it's still pretty nice. Boy would I like to keep it that way.

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EliB123 said...

about 10 years

amp said...

mine is 14 years old and lumpy


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jusaweecatnap said...

I'm too embarrassed to say. Really, I don't know because we've had it as long as we've been married which is a longggg time and my MIL bought it at an auction. Bless. Her. Heart. It's the most darned uncomfortable thing. Replacing it has been on our to do list for a long time, but, well, you know how that is. This cover sounds like a great idea until we do get a new one. Alas, we have a used one coming our way soon. I've truly dreamed of the day we could buy a NEW mattress and be able to get one we really liked. oh well; maybe in my next life. Like I said, this sounds like a neat fix for an older mattress.

Kerry said...

I bought my current mattress in 2008.

Renee Walters said...

It's about 10 years old, I guess? Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

TeachTechie said...

Embarrassing, but true! About 15 years!!!

Cricket said...

We just got a memory foam mattress in February, but our old mattress was...very old. My husband has been wanting a topper for the mattress, but I wasn't sure...I'll have to look more into it now. :)

clc408 said...

I'm not sure how old it is - at least 10 years.

Maria Iemma said...

I am not completely sure but it is over 10 years old.

Lynda Del. said...

12 years old, I think. I know it's time to have it replaced.
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Monica said...

Less then a year we bought it when we moved.

Thanks!

Sandra K321 said...

We moved in to this house 23 years ago and it's the same one we had then, so...

latanya t said...

5 years

PAIGE said...

14 years...SIGH
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llinda29 said...

20 years

sweepmom said...

About 15 years old.

Karla said...

We bought a new mattress less than a year ago.

Nicole Murphy said...

Our mattress is about 3 years old.

Danielle Lima said...

I think about 5 years, but this would be for my daughter's which is about 7 years

rachel b. said...

i'm not sure maybe about 10 years

Adrienne said...

3 years

Katherine Donovan said...

my mattress is about 10 years old,
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Harmony Burmeister said...

my mattress is about 6 years old

lindilala said...

4 years old

crankyyanky1 said...

My mattress is 15 years old, too old!!

mogrill said...

Ours is 12 years old.
Thanks for the chance
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Anonymous said...

Unknown
I do know its been around for a long time.
rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

McKim said...

I'm thinking it is about 20 years old. Definitely need a new one!

steve stone said...

7 years old
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robyn paris said...

my mattress is about 7 years old

Janna Johnson said...

1 yr
Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc

Erica Victoria Yingling said...

40 yrs!
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Tamar said...

Ours is 8 years old.

naomi c said...

only 4 years - but looking sad and could use some protection!

wendym said...

5 yrs old

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MissKittyMeow said...

My mattress is only a year old, but it's firmer than I would prefer...

Stephanie Larison said...

Ours is 4 years old now

Amanda Kinder said...

I'm not sure. It was given to us, so probably about 5.

Terra H. said...

My mattress is 4 years old. Thanks.
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sweetsue said...

This is embarrassing it's about 10 years old and lumpy!
Susan Chester

Christy said...

My mattress is just a couple of years old.

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mecarolks said...

Mt mattress is 13 years old.

weta1972 said...

4 years
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Jessica Rose said...

6 years old

ellie said...

Our mattress is about 8 years old.

Karen said...

Mine is about 3 years old.

Anonymous said...

My mattress is about a year old

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Karen said...

About 4-6 years old.

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Holly Kennedy said...

About a year old but we hate it. Tried to save money and bought a cheap one-my fiance said he "could handle it" and went shopping alone.I never thought I would miss my twenty year old mattress so much.

kathyluman said...

My mattress is 2 years old. I'm ready for another one. This one is very uncomfortable.
kathyluman@gmail dot com


amanda Phillips said...

Our mattress is 13 years old and is past time to be replaced.

Nancy Hall said...

I would say about fifteen years old.

Paula Michele Hafner said...

8 years old

Gennie Lancaster said...

12 years old

Super Blogger Girl! said...

4 years old

Anonymous said...

I think about 4 years old

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tammi miller said...

mine is 6 years old. The kids are both 3 years old

Sue said...

MY mattress is 9 years old

Donna said...

going on 5 years

Julie said...

Probably 8 years

amanda hardesty said...

I think about 5 years old
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ferriz said...

probably about 10 years old :( ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

dani marie

Deb Christie said...

It's about 5 years old and not at all satisfactory.

Kari Flores said...

So old that I don't even recall when I bought it.

neoh42f said...

I honestly can't say how old my mattress is. Hubby already had it when we met 2 1/2 years ago.

Linda said...

Mine is 3yr old.
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Melanie Montgomery said...

4 or 5 years ago!


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Cherie Montorio said...

my mattress is 7 years old.

Becca Ann said...

its about 5 years old

richelle bowers said...

oh my....probably 15 years old

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

8 years old
vmkids3 at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

Ours is about 11 years old, but it's been in a mattress protector the whole time!

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marjeannie said...

11 or so.

Tim Schroeder said...

My Mattress is about 3 years old.

Leslie S. said...

We have had this mattress for almost a year but we got it from a friend that said it was 8 years old then.

Jen said...

mine is about 4 years old

Robin T said...

It is about 5 years old

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Danielle Oyen said...

I just bought it off craigslist and it didn't have a pillow top and looked kinds old but it didn't have any rips or stains. It could use a topper.

shanta spradlin said...

My bed is about 4yr old

Andrea Howard said...

4 years old and super comfy :)

Erika P. said...

2 years old

sottovoce said...

My mattress is three years old.

Derek Timm said...

My mattress is a couple years old.

Anonymous said...

our mattress is 4 years old joseph gersch jtwark@mail.com

Terri said...

our mattress is over a dozen years old at least.

Sara Wood said...

5 years old
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rmk515 said...

I've had my mattress for around 7 years.

Amber said...

I think it's about 5 years old.

Tim A said...

About 15 years old

Wendy Rozema said...

5 years old!

kat said...

my mattress is 13 years old.
kat_emerick@yahoo.com

Webb W. said...

Our mattress is about 7-8 years old

Anonymous said...

3 Years

Saver Sara said...

Our mattress is about 5 years old.

Jennifer Roberts said...

Under a year old

Susan C said...

I have a 10 year old mattress.

mary gardner said...

mine is 8 years old

Jennifer Reed said...

Our mattress is 12 years old.

brendaelsner said...

My mattress is 15 years old.

daveshir2005 said...

It's about 8 years old

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Sarah Z said...

Mine is about 3 years old... if I hadn't moved to a queen bed I would probably still have the old one!
Thanks - Sarah Z
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hussagain said...

My mattress is probably 40 or more years old. I bought it from an auction @ an amish farm.....

Anonymous said...

5 yrs old
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Angela said...

My mattress is 12 years old.

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Susan Smoaks said...

our mattress is over 15 years old, but it's in good shape and we like it
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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ladyt64 said...

It is about 10 years old. (Roxann)

JACLYN said...

Ours is 8 years old.

mijulin said...

11 but we're shopping for a new one!

tamathamc said...

who knows, he had it before we were together & thats been 6 years

Vikki Billings said...

Mine is about 3 years old.
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Breanne said...

3 years

Lynde Foy said...

Mine is about 2 years old & I wish I had returned it immediately. It is hard as a board:(

Erica C. said...

Our mattress is 3 years.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

mary renshaw said...

Our mattress is as old as our marriage!!! Its 9 years old!

Charity/CC said...

3 years.

ccboobooy at gmail dot com

Gianna said...

5 years old.

Suzie Williams said...

Mine is about 3 years old.

Hotsnotty2 said...

It's about 10 years old

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thescribbler said...

My mattress is about ten years old. :(

AEKZ2 said...

About 2 years old

Anonymous said...

mine is over 20 years old wilcarvic
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maryjaco1 said...

I think about 7 years old.
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ConiSu said...

I think maybe 8 years, not sure though.

tiff said...

10 + years

tiff said...

10 + years

Carolyn Daley said...

My mattress is four years old

Lucy Ray said...

a couple years now