My affiliate partners

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon, Mattress Firm, Sleepy’s, 1800 Mattress, US Mattress, Overstock, Sears, Macy’s, Target, Sam’s Club, Leesa, Nest Bedding, Ghost Bed, Keetsa, Saatva, Loom & Leaf, Zenhaven, Spindle, Naturepedic, Wright Bedding, or Wayfair when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article 

Running this site is my full-time job. To pay for my time and to cover hosting expenses, I have partnered with over a dozen mattress companies through “affiliate relationships.” This means that after you click on an affiliate link on my site, and then make a purchase on that site, I get a small commission at no cost to you for doing so.

I am very picky about who I choose to partner with. There are dozens, and maybe even a hundred, such mattress affiliate programs, and I have no interest in trying to review all of their mattresses.

Since there is such a big range of choices, I get to pick and choose which of those companies I feel will best serve my readers. A lot of competing review sites will just review every mattress that is presented to them, and almost all of those reviews are positive. I do not do this. If I do not like a mattress or a company, I won’t promote them on my site. I have rejected far more mattress company affiliate offers than I have accepted.

Requirements for my affiliate partners

Here are some qualities I look for when deciding which companies to partner with

These aren’t necessarily the only things I look for, but that gives a general idea of how I screen out companies.

My goal

The ideal that I strive for is that I won’t let commission rate influence my opinion about a product.

I do not accept paid placement on my site. I only get paid when a customer buys products, which gives me the freedom to include or not include a product on my site wherever I see fit. If I was paid to write an article, that would exert more influence about the content of that article than I’d be comfortable with.

Likewise, a higher commission rate will NOT make it more likely for me to recommend a mattress. Believe me, companies have tried. One in particular was offering me more than triple the “normal” rate I get for a cheap Chinese mattress. A lot of other review sites jumped on that opportunity. I refused to sell out my readers’ well-being like that.

That said, a higher commission rate might influence where and how I integrate a product that I already like into some pages on my site. For example, on my comparison charts, I tend to list companies that pay a higher commission further to the left on the chart. (This is not a hard rule, by the way, just generally how it ends up). All of the information on the site is the same, it’s just an aesthetic choice of what you might see first. I know this may be offensive to some of you, but it has to be put in some order, and I think this is less offensive than actually changing my recommendations of the mattresses or stores.

But overall philosophy is that I don’t particularly care which mattress or retailer you buy from. If I help you find the right mattress for you, you’ll be happy with me and share my site with your friends and family. And that, to me, is worth more than making an extra percentage point in commission by directing you to the wrong mattress. I have partnered with enough companies that I’m certain I can find a great mattress for you at a price you’re comfortable with at at least one of them. It is this flexibility that allows me to be honest with you and not use hard sales tactics like so many others in this industry.

Current affiliate partners

So below is a list of my current affiliate partners with an explanation about why I have partnered with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Amazon, Mattress Firm, Sleepy’s, 1800 Mattress, US Mattress, Overstock, Sears, Macy’s, Target, Sam’s Club, Leesa, Nest Bedding, Ghost Bed, Keetsa, Saatva, Loom & Leaf, Zenhaven, Spindle, Naturepedic, Wright Bedding, or Wayfair when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article 

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