I Tested a Zinus Mattress, and Here’s What Happened (+ Mattress & Platform Bed Giveaway!)


After sleeping on the same mattress for over a decade and consistently waking up when my husband gets into bed during my sacred REM cycle, I knew we were overdue for a new mattress. I’ve been curious about the “bed-in-a-box” concept, the idea of avoiding a showroom, and the prospect of saving some cash with a model that eliminates the middleman entirely.

The universe must have been listening (perhaps to my martial arguments!) because a partnership with Zinus serendipitously appeared. I had the chance to test out a mattress and decided on the king size Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress in 14″ (they had me at “wake up feeling like you’ve snuggled with an ice cube“). Zinus also sent along two box springs (I wanted to hang on to our current king frame which is outfitted for two twins). And If you’ve ever read those creepy articles about how dust mites, skin cells, and other gross things inoculate mattresses over time, it felt like Christmas in summer when the time came to toss my old mattress and box springs to start fresh with Zinus. I even sprung for all new bedding and pillows.

I definitely believe in the importance of sound sleep and had my reservations about going with a mattress at a significantly lower price point than one purchased in a brick and mortar store. Zinus offers a 30-day trial period, and I’ve put them to the test for over two months now for the sake of sharing an accurate mattress review. Here’s what went down:


Everything arrived at our door in giant boxes, and my husband and I were able to snap together our box springs in a matter of minutes. We then plopped our rolled up mattress onto the box springs and cut open the plastic wrap to let the mattress unfurl. The first night, I only allowed our mattress to come to shape for about 6 hours total (seriously don’t do this, just follow their simple timeframe guidelines!) and was worried that our new bed would be too firm, but my concerns subsided after a few days and proper time to regain full form.


Over two months into sleeping on our Zinus and I’m a firm believer that you don’t need to break the bank in the quest to find a solid and comfortable sleep. I never wake up feeling too hot and haven’t tossed and turned like I once did in search of that comfy spot. I’d purchase the same mattress over again and am so thrilled to partner with Zinus on an exciting Giveaway!

Win It!

We’re partnering with Zinus to giveaway a Zinus signature mattresses (in either hybrid or gel memory foam) and platform bed to one lucky winner! The winner will get to select the size, mattress (Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress, or Cooling Hybrid Gel Foam Mattress) and a platform bed too!

To enter, leave a comment on this blog post and enter over on our Instagram page here:

U.S. entries only please – best of luck and thanks for visiting!



  1. Anitha Kuppuswamy says

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

  2. Shannon Baas says

    I am in desperate need of a new mattress.

  3. Abigail Gibson says

    Thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway!

  4. Kathy Simpson says

    Our mattress is over 10 years old! Need a new one.

  5. Walter G. Van Tine says

    Our mattress has seen better days! Time to replace!

  6. Kay Bjerke says

    We need a new mattress sooooo bad!!!!

  7. Sheila Foley says

    Probably time for a new 5 mattress. This does look interedting!

  8. Kathy Hanley says

    I would absolutely love a new mattress! Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. such an awesome giveaway thanks for the chance! !! xoxox

  10. Annalisa Kraft says

    would love to win this mattress!

  11. Les Slusarczyk says

    This sounds amazing! It’s been years since we’ve gotten a new mattress and trying to decide what type to get is mind boggling.

  12. We are in serious need of a new mattress

  13. This would be awesome! Thank you for the chance!

  14. just screams comfy and happy!


    I really need a new bed set. Good luck to everyone.

  16. Kelly Kimmell says

    I really need a great new mattress. Terrific opportunity.

  17. Current mattress is in need of replacement so will have to explore this company’s offerings

  18. Thank you for this great giveaway! We need a good bed and mattress!

  19. Crystal Gimeno says

    Thanks for the change to win!

  20. My mattress is killing my back, Would love to win this

  21. I need a new mattress

  22. Erin Duncan says

    Awesome give away! Was just complaining about our current mattress to the hubby!

  23. James Stringham says

    If I win this, my current bed gets moved into the guestroom.

  24. Sara Sullivan says

    This would be so awesome to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. We so need a new mattress! Thanks for offering this! Ours is 12 years old and the same one I had in college :0

  26. Thanks for this great giveaway. I would be in Heaven if I won. Good sleeping would be on the way.

  27. This would be amazing to win!

  28. Bruce Hammersmith says

    I would love to win. Desperately need a new mattress

  29. Sandra Land says

    A cooling gel mattress is just what this peri menopausal woman needs!

  30. What a great giveaway, this would be perfect for my oldest niece.

  31. Kimberly Owens says

    I need a mattress that will keep me cool and will be comfortable. I hope that I win!

  32. Betty Morgan says

    nice prize

  33. Kayte CookWatts says

    This looks comfy- we need a bigger bed! The cat sprawls out and pushes us to the outer edges ha

  34. This would be amazing to win! Thank you for the chance & good luck to everyone who enters.

  35. I love how it shows up in a box, very easy and convenient. Thanks!

  36. I would love to be entered.Thanks

  37. Gregg Cesario says


  38. I would love to try a new Zinus mattress!

  39. i could really use a new mattress! commenting on IG as muffintoss. thank you!!

  40. Steve Weber says


    a new mattress is never a bad idea

    also entered on IG

  41. Oh my gosh, you are amazing!! My mattress is 25 years old, so I appreciate this giveaway. You rock, xoxoxox

  42. Daleine Kissinger says

    Y’ll are awesome to offer such a terrific, useful giveaway!! Hoping to win 🙂

  43. I would love a new mattress.

  44. Michael Woods says

    Thanks for a chance to win a better night sleep!

  45. A new mattress would help my back!

  46. A new mattress= a good nights sleep!

  47. I entered on Instagram and tagged friends, too! Thank you for the chance- all of us could use a great new bed! 🙂

  48. Tierney McClary says

    Zinus mattresses have the amazing features I have been looking for in a mattress. My husband likes the Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress, as he can get warm as night. We would love to feel Zinus’ new technology and the highest level of comfort.

  49. The bed in a box intrigues me. I have seen so many good things about it. It sounds as if you love yours!

  50. Nicole Lancaster says

    I really could use a new mattress. Thank you !

  51. Amanda Roach says

    thank you for such an amazing chance.

  52. Zachary c Peel says

    Would love this mattress.

  53. This looks amazing.

  54. Jennifer Alaggio says

    We just bought a house and we could use a new mattress for one of the guest rooms! Thank you for putting this giveaway together!

  55. I need a new mattress. Instagram name asouthjerseygirl

  56. Olivia Memoli says

    Yes please! Nice giveaway

  57. Grace Mitchell says

    My sleep number bed is failing! I need a new mattress that doesn’t leak during the night!!

  58. Allison Cooper says

    What a fun giveaway pretty mama! We are totally in the market for a new mattress as we move to our next destination and would be a huge help!

  59. Gerald Roberts says

    Great prize

  60. This would be amazing, my mattress is about 9 years old. Thank you for the chance.

  61. shelly peterson says

    Thanks for the giveaway. I really need a new mattress.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  62. I would love to get a new mattress

  63. my fibromalgia speaks to this bed. Im up now because my arm s legs and back hurt so much on the one i have now

  64. The Zinus signature mattress sounds perfect for a good night’s sleep.

  65. Gwen George says

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway

  66. Lesly Figueroa says

    I need a new mattress 🤗

  67. Great giveaway thank you! My oldest daughter needs a new mattress.

  68. Janet OBrien says

    This would be awesome to win..thanks for the opportunity

  69. Ashley Mains says

    Good luck everyone! <3

  70. Great giveaway! I so need a new mattress.

  71. kathy Persons says

    Need a new mattress for guest bedroom~

  72. Gwendolyn Jordan says

    Nice mattress

  73. Jennifer H. says

    I would like to win this!

  74. This mattress would be great to have!

  75. Julie Waldron says

    Our mattress is 26 years old. We really need a new one. 🙂

  76. I already have a Zinus in the house and it is wonderful. I could really use another one for the guest bedroom. I will win!

  77. Melissa Storms says

    Thank you for the chance. My teen is ready for a new mattress and would love this.

  78. Ellen Casper says

    Perfect time for a new mattress.

  79. What a fabulous giveaway! I would love a cooling gel mattress. I wake up sweating constantly, even with a/c and fans. It would be so wonderful to get a good night’s sleep on a comfortable, cool mattress!

  80. This would be amazing to win.

  81. My mattress is over 20 years old. Can really use this new one. Instagram follows: slehan3
    Thanks for the contest.

  82. Isaac Abadi says

    My Mattress is over 20 years old, also entered on Instagram.

  83. donna porter says

    I could use a new mattress and this one sounds perfect. I can not imagine having a cool mattress because mine is so hot it is uncomfortable for hubby and me to get a good nights sleep.

  84. Elizabeth Livengood says

    A wonderful mattress and wonderful giveaway! I need a bed badly and this would be just right in twin size!

  85. What an awesome giveaway! I too need a new mattresss. I don’t even want to think about how long it has been since we have bought ours. I like the nontraditional approach to mattress buying. Thanks for the review.

  86. This would be so nice! I have a mattress on the floor right now 🙂

  87. kelly tupick says

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway, making a dream come true for someone is awesome!

  88. Awesome bed! I really need a new bed, my dogs took over mine.

  89. we will be moving in October, this would be the best thing

  90. Kimberly Hsieh says

    I would love to win this!!

  91. Leah Shumack says

    I need a new mattress. If the mattress feels like one of those cooling gel pillows then it would be great for me! Seems like I’m always really hot when I sleep!

  92. Trish Carlson says

    Thank you for this chance! My fingers are crossed I’ve been needing a new mattress this seems so perfect! 🙂

  93. I desperately need a new bed and this one looks really superb.

  94. Chris Caldwell says

    This would be perfect for me. I could set it up with my boys without asking anyone for help. I’m really needing a new mattress. This one sounds great!

  95. Eileen Boyce says

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! We sure need a new mattress.

  96. Great Matress and Giveaway!

  97. Tina Parsons says

    Looks like a very promising mattress. Thank you for the great giveaway – a great way to get people to try the mattress and build interest. Thank you for a review on a product that I was unaware of.

  98. Trisha Musgrave says

    This would be so nice!

  99. I would love one of these mattresses. The cooling gel foam sounds awesome.

  100. Connie Tucker says

    Keeping fingers and toes crossed on this! Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!

  101. Betty Curran says

    Thanks for the review. I desperately need a new mattress but have been hesitant to make the investment.. Your information will help me make a better decision.

  102. Thanks for the chance so need a new mattress

  103. this matteres has my name on it ove it want it need it thanks !!

  104. Thanks for the chance!

  105. I really need a new mattress. Thanks for the review

  106. Amber Bourland says

    This would be so appreciated right now, you have no idea! Good luck to all!

  107. Pamela Sloss says

    I need a mattress so bad right now.

  108. Kristine Paull says

    Amazing giveaway. This bed sound delightfully wonderful.

  109. It would be wonderful to win this!

  110. Sheryl Flickinger says

    Hoping for a good nights sleep with this Zinus mattress. So tired of tossing and turning all night.


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