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Enter to Win Shiki Futon Mattress from Tuft and Needle

I reached out to Shiki Futon MattressDaehee Park, co-founder of  Tuft and Needle. He had agreed to giveaway a Shiki Futon blog readers.

One HSB reader within USA can get Shiki Futon Mattress (Twin, Full or Queen Size).

I know your next question. What does Shiki Futon mean?

A Shiki futon  (also known as shikibuton) is a classic Japanese-style cotton mattress.

In USA bed refers to the frame (wodden, metal, etc) and mattress is where you sleep on.

Futon is a type of mattress.

About Shiki Futon Mattress

Shiki futon Mattress review

Tufts and Needle’s version of Shiki Futon is called as  The Shikbed.

Features of Shikibuton Mattress

  • Perfect fit for students dorm room (folds to small space)
  • Perfect Firmness and Softness  for right back support
  • Made of natural cotton
  • Simple design
  • Foldable
  • Affordable price.

Shiki Futon comes with 30 night sleep trial.

If you don’t like the Shiki futon mattress after trying for few nights, you can return it for full refund.



Shiki Futon Mattress Cost

  • Queen – $399
  • Full – $349
  • Twin – $299

As you can see Shikibed doesn’t cost a ton when compared to traditional mattress.

Especially for students and dorm room, Shiki Futon (or Shikibed) is MUST have in your back-to-school shopping list. I know how international students sleep who are cash strapped.

Please, spend some money to get a good mattress or futon.

Sleeping on couch and sleeping bag is would be ok for few days, but you can’t do that for 2 years.

Shiki Futon Giveaway

One lucky HSB reader within USA can get Shiki Futon Mattress ( Twin, Full or Queen Size).

How to Enter the drawing

You MUST complete both Step 1 and Step 2 below.

  • Step 1 – Like this Page (Like button is at Top left side of this post).
  • Step 2 – Write a comment
    • What kind of mattress do you use today
    • Where are you located?
    • What size do you need?

Check out the Shiki Futon Size and Mattress.

Entry closes on December 20th at Midnight EST.

I will select one winner who completes both steps and contact them to get the mattress delivered free of cost directly to you.

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  1. I did some research about the ways we sleep and became particularly interested in Japanese style shiki-futons and sleeping on bare floor. I found that minimalism can be applied every part of our lives. Less really is more. I started sleeping on the floor because my parents started to do so and my back was also suffering, they said it corrected their sleeping posture and their backs don’t hurt after waking up. I even talked my significant other into doing the same. Also, sleeping on the floor doesn’t cost a thing and is “free-size”. You will NEVER fall off the bed =). So why go and spend too much to sleep correctly? However, I dream of owning a shiki-futon just because it’s so beautiful and cozy looking, great for winter time and just when I want a bit more comfort than the floor. While my friends here in Houston, Texas love their cali-kings and beds you literally have to climb a ladder to get to…I’m completely satisfied with my bed-less style. I love the philosophy behind t&n, they are environmentally and socially conscious, something I stand strongly behind. They aren’t just bed makers, but they are craftsmen and designers. I would go with queen for me and my other (more evil) half.

  2. I also live in St. Paul, Mn. I currently sleep on an Ikea Sultan Sandane. It would be awesome to get a queen size since I have such a small apartment. : )

  3. And the Winner is Shekar Sharma.

    First winner was Uday Deep Singh. I sent him email and FB message. He hasn’t responded over a week.

    Congrats Shekar.

    For those who are sleeping in comforter and couches, please spend some money to get a good mattress to sleep. This futon is awesome. It will last for long time and easy to carry around.

    If you can’t spend for your daily basic necessity, thee is no point in getting education by spending several thousands of dollars.

    1. Hi I am Shekar Sharma. And I am writing to confirm that, as promised I did receive my mattress. And its awesome.

      The winner was decided fair and square. I do not know HSB personally and hence this was not rigged. Right Raghu? (wink wink).

      I have been sleeping way better than before (I used to sleep on the floor carpet) and now I know how wrong I was in not opting for a mattress. Like it was mentioned here previously, sleep is an important part of our life.

      Thanks HSB and Daehee Park.

  4. I have contacted one lucky Winner. I will announce here shortly (after getting confirmation).

    Congrats lucky winner. Thanks to everyone who took part in this giveaway.

    Do you think, I have to do such giveaways frequently.

  5. Right now, I sleep on the floor on top of a sleeping bag and mattress pad. I live in Monroe, Michigan. It would be nice to have queen size mattress.

  6. I’m from St. Paul,MN and I sleep on a standard queen size mattress that’s almost as old as I am. I would be great to have a queen size.

  7. I use a very old matteress my husband used it when he lived with his mom I can’t even tell what kind it is I can say its lumpy and old lol I live in ohio and would need a queen size thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway…

  8. Hi, I am Arkadeep. I sleep on the comforter. I am from ASU, Tempe, Arizona. It will be great if I get a queen size. Thanks for the contest.

  9. I sleep on the carpet with 2 bedsheets spread. I am located in San Jose, California. I would like a twin mattress.

  10. Hey,I already liked you.I first need dress to wear.I don’t waer anything while I see.can you get me a comfort bag please.Iam a student as well

  11. I am trying to like the facebook page but am having trouble finding it

    We currently do not have a bed, we are staying with my parents sleeping on some OLD random mattress (my husband is in Grad school and JUST landed a job and starts in Jan- so winning this would be AWESOME!)

    We live in Seattle WA and I would LOVE a queen size!!!

    Pick me! Pick me!

  12. I sleep on a futon (just the mattress part on the floor), life’s getting crazy with job search, I need it to cheer me up :). I live in Buffalo!!…queen/full/twin any will do πŸ˜›

  13. Hey,

    I sleep on carpet floor right away. I am located in San Jose, California.

    I would prefer a Queen size.

    I liked the page with a Facebook account having different email id.

    I hope this would not create any problem

    Thanks & Regards

  14. Hi,
    First of all, I noticed that the changed the theme and the new commenting platform. Much better than before when I mentioned it to you.

    Anyway, I sleep on a crushed bed-in-a-box type thingy. I wanted to get a new cheap mattress or something, but you know how money matters are for international students.
    I’m located in Buffalo, New York. I’d love a Twin size.

    Again, kudos to the new look and feel.

  15. I use a comforter now. But i would prefer to get a queen size one. that will make me happy. Because a cotton mattress will make me a good night ever and it will help me to dream well. I live in JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI.

  16. Wooov, this is would be a Christmas gift..well, currently i am using a comforter to sleep on it,
    I would like to win the Full Size =D
    I live in Jackson, Mississippi

    Thanks Raghuram

  17. I sleep on the carpet with two bedsheets spread on it, I am located in San Jose, California. I am looking for a twin sized bed.

  18. I am currently using an airbed. Located at Bowling Green, Ohio and I need a mattress preferably 54″ wide x 75″ long. Bigger will do (king size) πŸ™‚

  19. Dont take me wrong Raghu!! PLZ!! But when I saw HSB mail in my inbox and the highlighted topic : Win Matresses… I was shocked a bit and checked back who sent me this!! It was funny actually, sorry I am not meaning anything -ve but I didnt expect it. But its a hit wid the US guys I see. Good topic!! but still I am laughing, in a harmless sense though. OMGGG IT WAS FUNNY!!! πŸ˜€ Love this blog, always filled with surprises

    1. πŸ™‚

      It’s a basic need and some student’s don’t spend to get good night sleep. There is no point in spending $50,000 on education, when you can spend $200 for good night sleep.

  20. I sleep on a sleeping bag….not very ideal
    i have tried different mattresses but they all seem uncomfortable (back aches)
    Shiki Futon looks really comfortable

    I am based in Texas and wouldn’t mind a Full or a Queen size

  21. I use a twin size mattress that I bought from Ikea.. but I just bought a queen size bed (so my mom can sleep on it too when she comes to visit)..but I don’t have any funds left to buy the mattress.. Once I get that.. I’ll be giving away my twin size bedframe and mattress to the next batch of students

    I am located in Cincinnati, Ohio

    Queen size please!

  22. Wow! How do you even get such thoughts? First, you advise students aiming for higher studies abroad and provide them with smart tips and strategies. And now, you’re also trying to make our lives comfortable(literally) by providing us with the best futon out there for free!
    Well, as they say, “we spend 33% of our lives sleeping and it’s in our hands to make sure that it is 100% comfortable!”. I’ll tell you that I sleep on 2 comforters stacked together and it is, like, 60% comfortable. But I’ll be glad if I can get a full sized one delivered at Fresh meadows, Queens, New York, I am sure that I can get a 100% comfortable sleep everyday! Thanks for being so concerned about us!

  23. Now that is a cool giveaway. I’m done with Step 1, time for Step 2.

    Well, we just use comforters for now, so would love to win this one.

    I’m based in Concord, California and will prefer the Queen one while I’m at it. πŸ™‚

  24. I currently use a small size futon and its totally uncomfortable ( i bought it because it was cheap and got it online so didn’t understand the size ), my location is Rochester and i need a full size

  25. I sleep on the floor carpet. I repeat I SLEEP ON THE FLOOR CARPET. You have no clue how desperately I need a Mattress. And I am not saying this just for the sake of it. I share a room with one other guy and after stuffing our room with study tables and chair from a free furniture giveaway (God Bless The Souls of the Blacksburg Community) we have absolutely no space for anything else. Given the fact that this mattress can be folded and fit into small space, this sounds like the perfect thing for me to get.

    I live in Blacksburg, Virginia and study at Virginia Tech. A Twin size would be great.

    HSB and Shiki Futon, please be my Santa Claus.

  26. I sleep on a sealy mattress from Sam’s club. It has its ups and downs.

    My location is where I grew up, here in the lehigh valley of Pennsylvania.

    I would like a queen size please! πŸ˜€

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