When is the Best Time to Buy a Mattress in 2023? 

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New year, new goals. Many people start the year thinking about what they’d like to change to make their life better. For some, that might mean investing in a new mattress. Given that mattresses are pricey, when will you be able to score the best deal? Read on to find out!

We’ve got the entire year covered below. If you want to read more on specific mattress deals for each holiday, check out the links in each section.

Spring Forward with Manufacturer Clearances

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. There are actually a few “best” times to buy a mattress during the year. Spring is one of those times because just like you, manufacturers are planning for a new year.

Instead of new habits, though, they’ve got new models. Clearing out the old to make room for the new translates into some great deals.

Take Advantage of Holiday Sales

Many holidays have become synonymous not only with parties, good food, and celebration but also with huge sales.

Presidents Day

Presidents Day is the third Monday in February. In 2023, President’s Day falls on February 20th, which means it’s just around the corner. Brands are offering anywhere between 25-35% off select mattresses, and many of them are throwing in free pillows or sheets to sweeten the deal. Some brands offering the sweetest deals are Saatva, Leesa, and Nolah.

Memorial Day

This year, Memorial Day is Monday, May 29th. While it’s still several months away, some brands are already previewing the sales they’ll be offering.

Brands like DreamCloud, Leesa, and Puffy are offering the biggest discounts. Currently, it looks like you can expect savings from $200-$700, with some companies offering free accessories like pillows and mattress protectors on top of the savings.

Fourth of July

The Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year. Brands like Puffy and DreamCloud are offering savings of $700-$750, and a mountain of free accessories. Other brands with great deals around Independence Day include Helix, Winkbed, and Brooklyn Bedding.

Amazon Prime Day

Prime Day started in 2015 to commemorate the anniversary of Amazon Prime. This year, the two-day sale will be from Tuesday, July 11th through Wednesday, July 12th. Based on previous Prime Day sales, you can expect discounts of 15%-50% on brands like Tuft & Needle, Casper, and Zinus. We’ve also rounded up a list of the best mattresses on Amazon for you to check out. 

Labor Day

Labor Day is the first Monday in September. This year that date is September 4th. Puffy and Leesa offer some of the biggest Labor Day discounts at $700-$750 off select mattresses, and Leesa is throwing in two free pillows to boot.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day honors the end of fighting in World War I, which occurred on November 11, 1918. As such, the holiday is designated each year on November 11th (this year it’s a Saturday). GhostBed and TEMPUR-Pedic are offering some of the biggest savings during this sale at $400-$600 off select mattresses.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

The last huge holiday sales of the year happen on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year those dates are November 24th and 27th. Black Friday and Cyber Monday tend to have the biggest sales of the year. Keep your eyes on our Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales page. We keep this page updated with the most current sale, and it gets updated the moment sales change.

Is It Better to Buy Online or In-Store?

Great question. Like anything in life, both have their advantages and disadvantages. Buying a mattress in-store gives you greater power to negotiate — the price of your mattress, free accessories, free delivery, etc. You also get to actually lay down on the bed(s) you’re thinking of buying to see how they feel. The downsides of buying in-store include a limited selection of mattresses and a reduced likelihood of a sleep trial.

Buying mattresses online gives you a lot more options. There are thousands of mattresses to choose from online. And because there is so much competition in the online space, online retailers usually 1) offer some of the best prices to start with and 2) have sweet sales throughout the year to entice you to choose them over the myriad of competitors. Since you can’t test them out beforehand, mattresses bought online generally have generous sleep trials – some up to 365 days – which means you can return the mattress free of charge if you don’t like it.

Online Retailers with Flash Sales

Holidays aren’t the only time to score a sweet deal on a new mattress. Flash sales usually last for a very short time and happen at seemingly random times. Some retailers that have flash sales currently or have had them recently include Sears (up to 75% off mattresses) and Ruby Gordon (30-50% discount). Casper also has periodic flash sales. For closeout sales, which can also offer some steep savings, check out stores like Macy’s and Raymour Flanigan.

Mattress Shopping Tips

Mattress shopping tends to be a big deal for most people due to the amount of money you’re going to shell out and the amount of time you’re (hoping to be) spending with your new mattress. So, how can you make the experience as awesome as possible?

  • Negotiate. This is only applicable when shopping in stores, since online prices are fixed. In a Mattress Clarity survey, 97% of people who attempted to negotiate had some form of success, whether it was a discount, free delivery, or some extras thrown in.
  • Purchase a mattress with a trial period when buying online. Any mattress company worth its salt is going to have a trial period for you to determine whether you’ve selected the best mattress. Many are 100 nights, while a few companies offer a whopping 365- night sleep trial – this means you can literally sleep on the mattress for a full year, and if you don’t like it, return it for a full refund. Check out the table below for trial periods of popular brands.

Manufacturer

Trial Period

Tempur-Pedic

90 nights

Allswell

100 nights

Amerisleep

100 nights

Casper

100 nights

Cocoon by Sealy

100 nights

Helix

100 nights

Leesa

100 nights

Purple

100 nights

Plushbeds

100 nights

Tuft & Needle

100 nights

Zinus

100 nights

Puffy

101 nights

Simmons

101 nights

Brooklyn Bedding

120 nights

Layla

120 nights

Serta

120 nights

Saatva

180 nights

Avocado

365 nights

Awara

365 nights

Bear

365 nights

DreamCloud

365 nights

Lull

365 nights

Nectar

365 nights

Final Thoughts

Remembering all the different things to consider when buying a mattress can be overwhelming. Check out this handy mattress buying guide if you need a quick review before starting your mattress buying journey. And remember: there is no reason to pay full price for a mattress. With some planning, you can easily save hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new mattress.

Jessie Gellings

Jessie Gellings is a freelance writer, registered nurse, and student of the American Medical Writers Association.  She specializes in supporting women-led, health-focused organizations. When she's not writing, you'll find Jessie wandering in wild places, singing, and cooking.