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Coquitlam Mattress Store

We would like to welcome Mattress Choice to the neighbourhood. If you live in Coquitlam mattress shopping will never be the same again, and here’s why.

Traditionally there were only two options for mattress stores.

  1. Generalist. This is the most common  model. You’d go into a mattress store in Coquitlam only to discover that they have a huge selection of a variety of brands. Problem is, floor space is finite. So to make up for all of the possible styles and sizes and shapes of bed, what they do is keep a disjointed number of brands. You may find the bed you are looking for – but not in a brand you recognize. This is no good. You are getting an inferior product just because you have a particular comfort preference level and your Coquitlam mattress store doesn’t have the depth of brand choices to cover it.
  2. Specialist. Simmons Mattress Gallery stocks Simmons brand mattresses exclusively. This is great if you love Simmons, and frankly, who doesn’t? The depth element of brand choice is covered, because every bed in every size will be a premium Simmons bed. However, this can be a little limiting if you like different big brands as well (ie Sealy or Serta).

The answer is Mattress Choice. Opening their new mattress store in Coquitlam, they have found a way to offer the best of both worlds. By dealing exclusively in the three top brands (Simmons, Sealy and Serta) they are able to ensure that every bed you pick is a top quality mattress without the second-rate brands that will only compromise your decision (and rest).

So, welcome Mattress Choice to Coquitlam. You can find them at 202 Schoolhouse Street, just off the Lougheed Highway in Coquiltam.

Slang Teasers

Here are some colloquial and colourful expressions about sleep. It’s fun to explore word meanings, so let’s dig a little deeper to their origins.

Have you ever wondered how the term: hit the hay came about?
In 1902, mattresses were often sacks stuffed with straw or hay (hence the similar phrase ‘hit the sack’).

Catch 40 winks. This phrase is thought to have originated due to the utterly boring 39 parables that were passed down in church literature. Apparently they were so dreary, show couldn’t help to take a 40 wink nap afterward. Also 40 is thought to be a number with mystical powers.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/4/messages/1152.html

Did you know the expressions sleep like a log and sleep like a rock were predated by another similie?

The expression ’sleep like a top’ is quite old and is recorded from at least 1693, when it appeared in William Congreve’s The Old Batchelour:

“Should he seem to rouse, ’tis but well lashing him, and he will sleep like a Top.”

Counting sheep jumping over a wall goes back to 1854.

Sawing logs refers to the sound someone makes when snoring.

The idea of a Sandman goes all the way back to Hans Christian Anderson in 1841. The Danish fairy tale describes a mythical creature with a colour-changing silk jacket who sprinkles dust in the eyes of children to help them get dozy and fall asleep. He carries two umbrellas, one with colourful pictures so that good children can have wonderful dreams at night, and one with no images at all, so naughty children will sleep heavily without any dreams at all.

A bed from Simmons Mattress Gallery is a lot like a colourful umbrella that will usher you into a vivid world of dreams.

Helpful Guests

It’s great to have company. When friends and relatives that you haven seen in ages come in from out of town, it’s always fun to catch up, share stories and enjoy each others company.

However, people have their routines. And sometimes a houseguest can disrupt the usual flow. After about four nights, even the most polite and accommodating guests can become a mild irritation and the joyousness of the first few nights can turn dreary.

This is too bad, because with visits so infrequent, it’s best to make the most of the positive times, and eliminate any chance of friction.

The solution, for some, is to have uncomfortable beds for guests. But what kind of host does such a thing? It’s rather cruel.

A better solution is to have a happy, helpful guest. Give them a great bed and they will be inclined to stay longer. Then you can put them to work.

A helpful guest is a great guest. When the pleasantries have all been said, you can get them babysitting the kids, or tending the garden or helping you mend the fence.

The only way to keep a guest around long enough to endure a bit of back-breaking labour is to ensure that they have a soft bed to rest in each night. If your bed is better than theirs at home, you might even secure yourself a free workforce in family help.

There has never been a better time to stock up on comfortable beds for your guests. Simmons Mattress Gallery is having a Close Out Mattress Sale, with beds up to 75% off.

As the name implies, this sale won’t last forever, and once the remaining models are gone, so is your chance at free help around the house.

So don’t delay and visit Simmons at 1001 West Broadway today.

Elections Week

We are well into Elections Week. And if you haven’t decided who you would like to lead our good province for the next four years or so, now it the time to take action.

There are polling booths set up in almost every community centre in the city, and chances are – the CC that’s close to you is the place where you are supposed to vote.

Thanks to early registration and voting, mobile voting booths, door-to-door canvassing and more press that we ever recall having seen for an election campaign (we are talking TV ads, radio, front cover wraps and even fake news – we’re talking to you Christy Clark, supposed debate winner).

No matter how you slice it, it’s working. People are coming out in record numbers to vote and the official day isn’t even upon us yet. No matter what party you’re siding with, at least people are exercising their hard-fought right to represent themselves – and that’s a good thing.

If you are still undecided and need to sleep on it, then we recommend you do so on a luxurious Beautyrest. Right now we have them on sale for up to 75% off! We’re closing our doors just as new opportunities are opening up.

Rest your mind, think it through, and clear out the cobwebs with a beautiful bed.

Earth Hour Capital

Vancouver has been named the Earth Hour Capital by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF). This is quite the honour for our city, as we pride ourselves on blue skies, bike lanes, and air so clean it made Air Care moot.

Vancouver beat out five other cities to claim the Earth Hour prize, including green enclaves in Sweden, the States, India, Italy and Norway. The ceremony was held in Malmo, Sweden last Tuesday.

In order to win, the judges wanted to see a city that was devoted to the idea of combating climate change through green initiatives. Vancouver, with its goal of becoming the greenest city in the world, fit the bill nicely.

This honour is a testament not only to governing policies that appear to be working, but also the residents of Vancouver, who have embraced everything from car-sharing, to bike to work programs, to incredible recycling initiatives to keep our new city looking fresh.

Even little old Simmons Mattress Gallery is trying to do its part. Mattress recycling didn’t exist a few years ago, now it is a reality. We have even introduced a program called ‘Trade In and Trade Up’ where we will recycle your old mattress for you while delivering (and assembling) your new one.

Other ways that Vancouver is attempting to be the World’s Greenest City by 2020 is by making buildings carbon neutral, expanding green jobs, and ensuring that residents make it to work at least 50% of the time on bike or public transit.

Married Against Your Will

Today (March 18th, 2013) the BC Government announced that any couple, hetrosexual or otherwise, that has been co-habiting a home for two years or more is officially married in the eyes of the law.

Common law partners will see an equal division of assets, visitation rights with children as well as a sharing of debt should they separate. They will be given the same power of attorney as married couples, the same rights of not testifying in court if it came to that, and the same status in the eyes of the CRA.

However, this supposed equality comes at a price. What of those who don’t want to be ‘married in the eyes of the law’? What ever happened to making your own decisions on what the nature of a relationship should be? Can we expect to see a slew of crazy court cases between jilted exes and roommates in the next few months?

In the world of mattresses Vancouver stores are anticipating an influx of couples buying new beds. After all, in for a penny, in for a pound, and if your two-year shack-up has turned into a full-blown marriage, you might as well splurge on a good bed.

Right now Simmons Mattress Gallery has Beautyrests on sale for up to 75% off. It’s a Close Out Sale and if you get your roommate, er girlfriend, rather wife down here with you, it’s the perfect time to choose a luxurious bed for your ‘honeymoon’ and happily ever after.

Vancouver, BC Mattress Store

Who has been voted the Best Mattress Store In Vancouver 10 years in a row? It’s Simmons Mattress Gallery! That’s right for exactly one decade the mattress Vancouver needs has been right here at 1001 West Broadway in the centre of Vancouver.

Simmons Mattress Gallery is proud to say that we are the #1 Vancouver, BC Mattress Store. Not just once, but for ten years! That has to say something.

It says something about our knowledgeable and dedicated staff. We have had the same people working for us all that time. They understand mattresses, and what makes a good sale, a good deal, and the right comfort preference level for you.

Everyone is different. You might like a soft bed, you might need some spine support, you might move more than your partner in the night. Not matter a person’s individual idiosyncrasies, they need a bed that suits their own personal level of preference.

Soft beds aren’t for everyone. In fact, most men prefer a harder mattress. Let us help you find the mattress Vancouver professionals like you need, to make you sleep better.

Chilliwack Mattress Store

If you live in Chilliwack, BC mattress stores with Beautyrests are few and far between. Sure, there are some Simmons stocked mattress stores in Chilliwack, so why would you drive the extra mile? Because we do the same.

At Simmons Mattress Gallery, they have the least pushy salespeople out there.  They are informative, patient and they are there to help you answer your questions. Located at 1001 Schoolhouse St, Simmons is not the closest Chilliwack mattress store, but it is the best!

If the professionalism of the sales staff is not enough to make you go from Chilliwack to Coquitlam, consider the pricing.

Currently, Simmons Mattress Gallery in Coquitlam is having a Beautyrest Sale with queen sets for as low as $699. That’s incredible. They have mattresses bargain priced at up to 60% off.

So if you are looking for a mattress store in Chilliwack, look a little further, and you’ll find the perfect place for your new bed.

Final Days Of The Beautyrest Sale

We are in the final days of the Simmons Mattress Gallery Beautyrest Sales Event. This could be your last chance to get a Simmons Beautyrest for up to 60% off.

So come on down to 101 Schoolhouse Street in Coquitlam or if you need a quality mattress Vancouver address is 1001 West Broadway (and Oak).

We have Queen Sets from an incredible value of $699. Visco and Wool Queen Sets are only $799 and you can enjoy the World Class Queen Set for only $899.

These prices are only lasting for a few more days. So don’t delay.

Abbotsford Mattress Store

44 minutes. That’s it. If you want to get a top quality mattress you only need to drive to Coquitlam. It’s probably something you do once a week or so anyway.

Sure, there are mattress stores in Abbotsford, so why would you drive the extra mile? Because we do the same.

At Simmons Mattress Gallery, they have the least pushy salespeople out there.  They are informative, patient and they are there to help you answer your questions. Located at 1001 Schoolhouse St, Simmons is not technically an Abbotsford mattress store, but it is the best!

If the professionalism of the sales staff is not enough to make you go from Abbotsford to Coquitlam, consider the pricing.

Currently, Simmons Mattress Gallery in Coquitlam is having a Beautyrest Sale with queen sets for as low as $699. That’s incredible. They have mattresses bargain priced at up to 60% off.

So if you are looking for a mattress store in Abbotsford, look a little further, and you’ll find the perfect place for your new bed.

Families Upgrading to Kings

People are not having as many children as they used to. And the family dynamic is changing. The traditional 2 ½ kids and a white picket fence has been replaced with common law relationships, stay-at-home dads, same-sex marriages and single parents. According to the most recent government stats, the Emmy-winning TV show Modern Family is spot on. As families shrink in size, the need for beds changes.

For the first time, there are now more one-person households than couple households with children. Instead of buying the extra bed for the extra child you never had, consider investing that same amount in yourself. A king-sized bed will mean a better sleep and a more rested day.

With families in Canada shrinking, a moving more and more into urban areas, there is a new demand for space-efficiency. To make your bedroom bigger, ask us about drawer bases below your mattress.

Right now, for those needing a mattress Vancouver has just the store. Simmons Mattress Gallery is in the final weeks of its Beautyrest Sale. It’s your chance to snag a king-sized mattress for up to 60% off.

Surrey Mattress Store

Surrey isn’t that far from Vancouver, BC. Probably, most people who live in Surrey commute to work in the city each morning. And return home each afternoon. Surrey is a beautiful little nook for those who love the city but want more. The lawn. The acreage. The neighbourhood.

Can’t say much about the Surrey mattress stores though.

Just because you live further from the city, doesn’t mean you need to disadvantage yourself. You can still have the best of both worlds.

Demand more from your Surrey mattress store, nothing about your existence out here has been a compromise, so why should your mattress, or selection of mattress, or choice of bed?

One of the most important things to remember about Surrey, BC is that it is actually very close to Vancouver. If you chose to live there, you want the amenities, the shows, the sports and the action – but at an arm’s length. The same can be said for having what is best in the west. There is no need to settle for an inferior mattress and a lesser night’s sleep, when it is possible to pick up a Simmons Beautyrest for up to 60% off on your way back from work.

If you are already in Vancouver five days a week – make the most of it. Go to Simmons Mattress Gallery on 1001 West Broadway and get yourself the finest bed. If you don’t have a truck, or a means to carry it, Simmons can arrange for that as well.

Hope Mattress Store

If you live in Hope, BC and you need a mattress store in Hope, BC, what are you going to do? It’s not like there’s a plethora of mattress stores in Hope BC.

Tell you what. Mention that you saw this post and come into our Simmons Mattress Gallery in Vancouver, BC. We’re on 1001 West Broadway, on the corner of Broadway and Oak.

Tell us that you read this blog. Give us some proof that you are from Hope, BC and that you are looking for a mattress, and we will give you the deal of a lifetime.

If you are looking to buy a Beautyrest mattress – we will knock up to 60% off the price.

If you mention that you are from Hope and you saw this post, we will even throw in two free pillows. Just let us know.

We don’t get a lot of people from as far as Hope, BC, but we would like to think that we are you local Hope mattress store, even though we are two hours away, based on the fact that we have crazy deals on mattresses and we want you to have the very best.

Richmond Mattress Store

It takes ten minutes to run down to the store to buy a litre of milk. If you want to go to a movie downtown, you’re looking at an hour. Mattress shopping, however is a nice compromise between the two.

If you jump in your car (or get on the Canada Line) you can be at 1001 West Broadway in less than 25 minutes. You can pick out your mattress, and the friendly staff at Simmons Mattress Gallery can even help you organize delivery to your Richmond home.

If you prefer Richmond mattress stores, keep this in mind. While they might be closer to getting a litre of milk, they will be more like a movie when it comes to the details of  shipping and handling. It all takes time when you are not in the good hands of the mattress professionals. They are conscientious and thoughtful. Your order will not be misplaced, your bed will not end up in the wrong part of Richmond, and you will get the mattress you bought – for a whole lot less than if you were going to buy it in a Richmond mattress store.

So if you were thinking about going for a movie downtown, why not save yourself some time, and just go mattress shopping instead. You could have a new, comfortable mattress in half the time – and you’ll feel much more relaxed.

Richmond

Whistler Mattress Store

Let’s face it, if you are looking for a Whistler mattress store, you are either going to run up against a super expensive chain, a wildly marked up local version of your favourite Beautyrest. It takes a village to ship in every stick of furniture, and mattresses are no exception. Just like the food prices up north, you pay an exorbitant sum for that convenience.

A better option – pick up your bed the next time you are in Vancouver. You can’t get much more central than Simmons Mattress Gallery’s store on Broadway and Oak. You won’t need to fight downtown traffic, either. Or pay $12/hour to park. In fact, we offer free parking downstairs.

You’re going to be in Vancouver at some point. Say it’s to take a plane somewhere. Perfect. Simmons Mattress Gallery is exactly halfway between Whistler and YVR. We’re right on Oak street.

We don’t recommend picking up your mattress on the way to the airport, but coming back, why not? What better way to get home than on a brand-new bed.

So if your local Whistler mattress store is a bit pricier than you’d like, consider our Truckload Sale with beds up to 60% off.

We’re more than happy to help you outfit your Whistler home, cottage or chalet with the best beds in the west.

New Westminister mattress

The difference between a mediocre mattress that you’re going to moan about for years and a bed that you’ll love until your hair’s gone blue is only sixteen point two minutes.

To find a mattress New Westminster is not the place to be – but Coquitlam, a mere 7.1 km away, has a Simmons Mattress Gallery.

Not only our the New Westminster mattress stores more expensive, their brand names doesn’t compare to the luxuriant Beautyrest. And the salespeople are knowledgeable and not pushy. All in all if you’re looking for a mattress in New Westminster, take the quick trip to Coquitlam, and we can help you there.

Mattress Langley

If you live in Langley, BC and you are in search of a mattress store in Langley to get the best deal on a bed, then we have some good and bad news for you.

Simmons Mattress Gallery is offering up to 60% off brand-new beds. This is a great opportunity to get a Simmons mattress.

However, to get this deal on a mattress Langley residents will have to drive a little. The closest mattress store with this kind of deal is Simmons Mattress Gallery in Coquitlam on 101 Schoolhouse Street. It’s just across the bridge – only 25.2 km away.

See this map for details.

Vancouver Renters

No one’s moving these days.

With housing prices through the roof in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, most renters have opted to stay put as opposed to pay the astronomical rent prices around the city that go hand in hand with the bubble.

Five years ago, you could get a decent two-bedroom apartment close to the city for $1000/month. Now you’d be lucky to get one for less than $1800. That’s almost double what people are accustomed to.

Salaries have not increased significantly in that time. But the price of everything from gas to groceries has seen double digit growth.

For those who do not own homes in Vancouver, the best option is to cocoon until all the post-Olympic mania fades away and prices stabilize.

If you’re going to be in the same place for a while might as well get a good bed.

This week, Simmons Mattress Gallery is selling Simmons mattresses for as low as $149. Beautyrest Queens are going for $798. That’s a full $2000 less than the usual asking price.

For renters who are waiting out the storm until buying (or moving to a new place) what better place to wait than a comfortable queen sized. You may not be able to live like a millionaire, but you can certainly sleep like one.

Did You Know…

You can learn a lot spending a day at Simmons Mattress Gallery in Coquitlam.

Here are a few facts about Simmons mattresses that you might not know.

  1. The Simmons mattresses sold at Simmons Mattress Gallery are locally built right here in Vancouver, on Anacis Island to be exact.
  2. If you are in the local area, Simmons Mattress Gallery offers free delivery (and even bed frame setup for its customers). If you’ve ever tried to move a king-sized bed on the roof of your car, you know how useful this is. Also, if you’ve ever had the maddening experience of trying to set up a bed frame on your own without the right tools – you’ll realize what a boon this actually is.
  3. Simmons Mattress Gallery has been voted the Best Mattress Store In Vancouver for eight years in a row by the Consumers’ Choice Awards. Eight years of professional service! That’s nothing to sneeze at.
  4. The sales people at Simmons Mattress Gallery are multi-talented. Just ask Mike to play a song, any song, on guitar and prepare to be amazed. Bruce knows this province like no other, and Neil is a talented cartoonist and art director in his own right.
  5. Simmons Mattress Gallery recycles. If you bring in your old bed, they will trade it in and trade it up to a new one, and properly recycle the old one for you.
  6. It’s more than just mattresses! Simmons Mattress Gallery in Coquitlam, BC also sells excellent cribs, bedding, pillows, and recliner beds.

To have your own tour of Simmons Mattress Gallery, drop in at:

Simmons Mattress Gallery

101 Schoolhouse Road, Unit 220

Coquitlam, BC

V3K 4X8

604-733-5161 ‎

VanDusen Garden’s Festival of Lights

Under a canopy of lush greenery, trees, and meticulously manicured gardens, ethereal lights, and softly falling snow, VanDusen Gardens offers the ideal backdrop for an elegant Christmastime stroll.

And the perfect evening for walking in a Winter wonderland.

So put on your scarves and mittens, warm your spirits with hot cider, and bundle up the whole family, or that special someone, for a night to remember amidst the magical festival of lights.

Here are a few of the highlights to anticipate:

See how the other half lives at Santa’s Living Room: Dec. 10 – 24 with Santa appearances 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 p.m.

Visit with Svend and Jens, the Scandinavian Christmas Elves. They make appearances nightly in the Centre Court.

Starting at 4:30 p.m. every evening, you can enjoy the Dancing Lights on Livingstone Lake. There are two different shows – one on the half hour and one at the top of the hour.

Take a mysterious wander through Gingerbread Wood.

Take in the lights on Golden Chain Walk.

Sing along or just enjoy the music with the Community Choir Concerts on the Deck at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

Other highlights include the Make-A-Wish Candle Shrine, Candy Cane Lane, Sparkling Spruce in the Centre Court and the whimsical Candy Cane Express model train.

To find out more about the VanDusen Botanical Garden Festival of Lights, check their website at www.vandusengarden.org

Enjoy the festival every evening from 4:30 to 9:00 pm. It is open every night except December 25, when the garden is closed.

Tickets are now on sale.

Adult: $15.75
Senior: $11.75
Youth (13 -18): $11.75
Child ( 6- 12): $9.25
Family (2 adults and their children 6-18): $33.50

For more information click here.

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