Is Ordering a Mattress Online Really Worth it?

**Endy provided the mattress for this post. They did not have any say over this post, all opinion are my own.

For as long as I can remember, my parents have always encouraged me to save money. They were immigrants to Canada and their hard work and saving habits allowed them to have a middle-class lifestyle while raising two kids.

They weren’t used to having much and saved money whenever they could and never went into debt. These are valuable life lessons anyone can appreciate, but over the years, I realized that my dad is more on the cheap side as opposed to frugal.

It’s not like he hordes money, but he’s the type of person who will always look for the lowest price possible. In some cases, this is a good thing, but I still cringe whenever I go over to the house to see bags of no-name chips because they were on sale for 99 cents a bag. Heck, if I didn’t upgrade my TV, he’d likely still be watching the news on a CRT manufactured by a brand that went out of business two decades ago.

Although I appreciate saving money, I also understand value. Sometimes you get what you pay for which is why you need to price compare whenever you make a purchasing decision. I know this is a hard concept for my dad to understand, but I may have finally convinced him otherwise.

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A mattress in a box?

Recently, Endy reached out to me and wanted to see if I was interested in testing out their product. I had no need for a new mattress since mine was just a few years old, but my parents have been using the same mattress for at least 25 years, so I knew this opportunity would be perfect for them. I had actually considered ordering them a new mattress since they’re both retired, but my dad refused it since he said it would cost too much.

The thing is, Endy mattresses aren’t even that expensive. A queen mattress is reasonably priced at $850. For reference, when my wife and I bought our mattress a couple years back from a brick and mortar store, we paid closer to $1,500. I’ve seen queen-sized mattresses advertised for less than $300, but I’m guessing you’d be getting a low-quality product at that price point.

Once my dad realized that this partnership wouldn’t cost me anything, he agreed to try out the mattress. The funny thing is, he actually got really excited about the new mattress and started researching Endy on his own. My dad rarely gets excited about anything besides his granddaughter, so this was already a minor victory.

After placing the order, the Endy mattress arrived the next day in a box. That’s right, the mattress gets shipped in a box. It’s vacuum sealed so when you open the package, it “inflates” itself. Oddly enough, my dad found this fascinating, but in the end, it comes down to comfort so how does it compare?

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How the Endy mattress feels

You would think that ANYTHING would be an upgrade on the 30-year-old mattress my parents were sleeping on, but they’re old school! As far as they’re concerned, a rock hard mattress is good for your back and anything soft or comfortable would affect their long-term health. It really was no surprise when my dad complained that the mattress was too soft right away. If he didn’t complain about it, I knew he would just be entertaining me so I’m glad he spoke up. That being said, my parents knew they were helping me and agreed to not pass judgement until they slept on the mattress for two weeks.

The mattress itself is made of temperature insensitive proprietary foam which means your sleep will feel the same regardless of the time of year. Another interesting feature is the open air cell structure which provides support regardless of which position you like to sleep in.

What my parents did notice right away is that there wasn’t much movement whenever someone got in or out of bed. With their old mattress, it would make noises and be rather obvious (enough to wake them at times) if someone moved around much, but with the Endy mattress, they were getting better sleep since they weren’t being interrupted as much. 

I personally love the fact that the Endy mattress is Canadian made.

After two weeks, they were quite happy with the mattress and didn’t complain about it being too soft. Yes, the mattress was gifted, but my dad did say to me that he felt that the mattress was very comfortable and reasonably priced. He was actually a bit surprised at the cost of just $850 as he assumed that a mattress of similar quality would cost at least four digits.

When he said this, I was in shock. This was coming from a person who tends to look at the lowest price regardless of what he’s purchasing, so it really was shocking to hear him talk about paying more for value.

$50 Endy discount code and prices

Endy mattresses come in six sizes. Shipping is included in the price you see but taxes are extra.

  • Twin – $675
  • Twin XL – $700
  • Double – $775
  • Queen – $850
  • King – $950
  • Cal King – $950

The prices are in Canadian dollars and all products can be purchased at endy.com.

You can also save $50 with my Endy discount code MONEY50. Just enter that Endy mattress coupon code when you’re placing your order and you’ll get $50 off. That means a queen-sized mattress will cost you just $800, that’s an incredible price!

Remember, with Endy, there’s a 100-night trial. If you’re not satisfied with your sleep, you can return your mattress for a full refund.

Final thoughts

If you’ve ever thought that ordering a mattress online was a gimmick, I assure you it’s not. There’s no denying that you’re getting an excellent product at a reasonable price. If the mattress you’re sleeping on is more than 10 years old, it may be time for you to try something new.

By |2018-10-16T05:43:04+00:00October 1st, 2018|My Money, Personal Finance|

15 Comments

  1. Nitish October 3, 2018 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the review Barry! I’m moving out soon and looking at my options and since I listen to several different podcasts, I’ve heard of Casper but never heard of this company. Casper also gives you 100 nights to try which I think is great and something every mattress company should do. Would you be able to do a comparison of Casper and this one or do you know of any significant differences between the two? Casper might be more expensive since it’s based in U.S.

  2. Elaina October 4, 2018 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    We recently made the decision to get one for our daughter as she is 13 and been in the same bed for close to 8 years which should seem long but now in days it is. For the first night in months she awoke rested in no pain. Today I snuck a nap in her bed ti swe what I thought as I have a lot of medical issues. WOW. unfortunately we are not in a position to purchase our own right now but j pray in the near future we can because it is as good as is says. No doubt.

  3. GYM October 5, 2018 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Your dad looks so cute and so happy! I like that he has a koala rug thing on his wall and of course pictures of his children’s grad photos (my mother in law has the same of her two kids).

    I think I tried out an ENDY mattress at EQ3 a few months ago in the store. Seems quite comfy!

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  5. Katrina October 9, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Do you have any idea how much it would cost to return within the 100 days, from Wpg, MB? We have a king sized bed, but I’m really hesitant to buy, when my hubby is a “heat pig” and has lower back issues. I’d hate to order, try and have to return it, at a couple hundred $ cost.

    • Barry Choi October 9, 2018 at 2:13 pm - Reply

      Katirna,

      As far as I know, there is no cost to do returns, but I recommend contacting Endy directly about this.

  6. Ann October 16, 2018 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Do it go over your old one?

  7. Mhikaelo October 25, 2018 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Hmmm how do i product test these. 🙂 wish theyd reach out to me too haha

  8. Janet October 26, 2018 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Do you need a box spring with it?

  9. Margaret R Clifford October 30, 2018 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Do you have smaller than twin? I am looking for a mattress for a folding cot. Mattress does not need to fold as bed stays up /

    • Barry Choi October 30, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Hi Margaret,

      It seems like Endy doesn’t have any smaller mattresses than a twin.

  10. Lucy November 18, 2018 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Hi,
    Just wondering,if you have to return the mattress,does Endy cover the cost?

    • Barry Choi November 18, 2018 at 8:26 am - Reply

      Hi Lucy, you’d have to check with Endy directly as I’m not 100% sure.

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