How can you be sure that your bed is good value for money? Most of us have a limited amount of money to spend on a big purchase such as a new bed. That's why we take the time to do some research, compare prices and look for deals to make sure that we get the best that we possibly can for the money we have. Everyone knows that the right way to shop for a bed is to decide on a budget, measure the room so that you know what size bed you're looking for, and try out the beds and mattresses on your short list. That bit's straightforward. It's deciding which of your shortlisted beds is the best value for money that can be difficult - especially when you have a salesperson telling you exactly why you should buy one bed rather than another. Discounts Many retailers offer discounts throughout the year and these discounts often cover most of their range in one way or another. Check the discounts available on the beds you're interested in against those offered by other retailers so that you can see which store is offering best value. Remember that you will still have to pay for a mattress, and probably for delivery, so take these costs into account before you are tempted by a big discount deal. Combination deals Looking at a retailer who's offering a discount bed and mattress together? If you are, make sure that you try the bed and mattress out before you buy. Not all mattresses are suitable for everyone - you may find that the discounted mattress is uncomfortable for you - and that the discount on the bed is only available with that mattress. Saving a couple of hundred pounds isn't worth the aches and pains that the wrong mattress can cause. Online offers Online retailers like Bed Next Day can offer great prices on beds and mattresses because their overheads are less - no need to pay for expensive showrooms in the middle of town, for example. This means that you have access to beds and mattresses at really low prices, giving you the value for money you're looking for. It makes sense to try out beds and mattresses in a showroom before you commit yourself to buying, but deciding to buy online could save you more money in the long term. Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.