May has officially arrived, which means the 2021 Memorial Day mattress sale event will be here before you know it. To help you find all the top offers, we’ve created this guide with the best mattress deals you can buy right now and the top Memorial Day mattress sales that should be launching in the coming weeks.
The Memorial Day sales event is a perfect opportunity to score your dream mattress at a discounted price from top brands like Purple, Nectar, Saatva, TempurPedic, and more. Whether you want to save money on the best mattress you can buy, or you’re looking for the cheapest (quality) mattress possible, we’ll have you covered.
May is one of the best times of year to buy a new mattress online. Spring is traditionally when mattress brands release their new stock, and plenty of companies use their Memorial Day mattress sale as an opportunity both to promote new lines – with sitewide offers and free accessories added to your order – as well as to dramatically discount last year’s models.
Deal quality is high: we see some of the biggest offers of the year in the Memorial Day mattress sales. The offers are generally as big as those on Black Friday, so it’s a very, very good time to buy a new mattress. (If you’ve never bought a mattress online, it’s easy – we’ve shared some pro tips at the bottom of the page.)
That said, if you can’t wait for Memorial Day and need to buy a new mattress right now, there are lots of excellent sales happening already. We’ve rounded up the best deals here…
Today’s best mattress sales: quick links
Can’t wait for the Memorial Day mattress sales?
The Memorial Day mattress sales haven’t officially started yet, but if you need to buy a new mattress now, there are still plenty of fantastic deals you can shop for now – some of these are as good as those we saw on Black Friday. We’ve included the best offers below, and we’ll be updating this page with any early Memorial Day mattress deals leading up to the holiday weekend event.
Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: from
$798 $499 + $399 of free gifts
Save up to $800 – Nectar’s still running its biggest-ever deal on its popular, medium-firm memory foam mattress. Named best mattress by our sister site Tom’s Guide – their reviewers found it to be extremely comfortable and supportive – it’s also incredible value, with a $400 discount and $399-worth of free sheets, pillows and a mattress protector added to your order. We would be surprised to see this offer become any better in the company’s Memorial Day mattress sale (it didn’t over Black Friday) – so if you’re interested, now’s a good time as any to buy.
Cocoon by Sealy Chill mattress: from
$999 $649 + free pillows and sheet set
Cocoon by Sealy’s spring sale includes 35% off its Chill Hybrid mattress, plus you’ll also get free premium pillows and sheet set – a total savings of up to $799. The 12-inch Chill Hybrid is a medium-firm memory foam mattress with advanced cooling properties thanks to the cooling cover that absorbs and dissipates heat. A Twin starts at $649, and you’ll enjoy free shipping that conveniently ships in a box to your doorstep. Ends today.
The DreamCloud: from
$799 $699 + $399 of free gifts at DreamCloud
Save up to $599 – A preview of Dreamcloud’s Memorial Day mattress sale, right now you can save $200 on the luxury hybrid DreamCloud (it’s medium-firm), and you’ll get a free mattress protector (worth $99), a sheet set (worth $150), and a cooling pillow (worth $75) added to your order for free. It also comes with a year-long risk-free trial.
Lucid Memory Foam mattress: from
$259 $237.08 at Amazon
Save $23 – The Lucid Memory Foam Mattress is one of Amazon’s top-rated mattresses and an “Amazon’s Choice” recommended buy. This 2020 mattress features a 12-inch medium-firm feel that’s perfect for back, side, or stomach sleepers. There’s currently just a small discount on the twin size, but this mattress is regularly discounted, so it’s worth keeping an eye on.
Saatva Classic mattress: from $699 at Saatva
Save $200 – Saatva’s mattress sale gets you a $200 discount when you spend over $1,000. Just click through from this page, and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. The offer applies to any of Saatva’s luxury mattresses, but we recommend the Saatva Classic. This high-end innerspring mattress combines eco-friendly foams and a cushioning Euro pillow top with a durable dual steel coil support system. Ends 5/3
Purple Mattress: free sheets and pillow with select mattress purchase
The Purple spring sale includes free sheets and a pillow with your select Purple mattress purchase – a $183 value. The Purple mattress uses an innovative responsive gel grid and dual layers of foam to deliver support and flex, and prices start at just $599 for a twin size.
Allswell Luxe Mattress: save 25% on bedding, bath and spa at Allswell
Use code: MOM25 at checkout to score yourself a 25% discount on all bedding, bath, and spa materials this week at Allswell. Allswell is a mid-range mattress brand that offers a wide array of excellent premium memory foam hybrid mattresses that feature individually wrapped coils and signature quilting that looks to improve cooling.
Layla Memory Foam Mattress: from
$649 $499 + $300 free gifts at Layla
Save up to $200 – Layla’s spring sale gets you $150 off its best-selling memory foam mattress, which has a 120-night risk-free trial and lifetime warranty. The Layla Memory Foam now mattress starts from just $499 for a twin size, down from $649, and you’ll get two free memory foam pillows – a $150 value.
5 pro tips for buying a mattress online
If you’ve never bought a mattress online, it’s probably easier than you think, and it’s likely cheaper too – many brands have been able to lower the cost of their mattresses by choosing not to have physical stores, and passing those savings onto customers. Here are five things to look for when buying a mattress online.
1. Choose a mattress that has at least a 60-night trial
Most top brands now let you test a mattress properly by sleeping on it at home. This is a much more effective way to decide whether a mattress is right for you than spending five minutes with it in a showroom. If you decide the one you’ve chosen isn’t right within the trial period (and it isn’t badly damaged), you’ll get a refund and it’ll be collected.
We’ve made sure all the mattresses in our Memorial Day mattress sale round-up come with at least a 60-night trial – the majority come with 100-nights, and some, such as Nectar, give you an entire year to decide whether you like it.
2. Check for free returns
As part of the risk-free trial, most brands offer a full refund and free returns if you decide the mattress isn’t right for you. However, some do charge a fee for collection, around $75, so check the policy first.
3. Read third-party T&Cs
We usually recommend buying your mattress directly from the manufacturer so that you can make the most of generous sleep trial and warranties. You’re more likely to get a better deal from the manufacturer too, with competitive discounts and free gifts often added to your order.
However, sometimes a third-party retailer can run a deal that makes it slightly cheaper than buying through the manufacturer. If you’re looking for the cheapest price possible, this can be a good way to get it – however bear in mind that you may not receive the same trial or warranty benefits if you buy from a retailer such as Amazon, so always read the T&Cs carefully first.
4. Make sure it’s the right size
Do the elbow test to work out what size mattress you need. Lie back with your hands behind your head. If you share a bed, your elbows should be able to extend without touching your side of the bed or your partner’s elbow; if you don’t share a bed, your elbows should be able to extend without touch either side of the bed.
5. Give a new mattress three weeks
It can take up to three weeks for your body to adjust to a new mattress. So even if it isn’t comfortable initially and you wake up with aches and pains, stick with it – particularly if your body is used to sleeping on a much older mattress. If after three weeks you still don’t like it, then you know it’s because it isn’t right – rather than because your body still hasn’t readjusted from sleeping on a less supportive or different mattress.
See more early offers with our roundup of the best Memorial Day sales that are happening now.
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