Memorial Day mattress sales are slowly starting to launch now that we’re into May, with early offers from the likes of Bear and Helix already live. Most companies are still running extended Mothers’ Day sales, but we’re expecting them to follow suit and switch over to Memorial Day branding in the coming days and weeks.
A good Memorial Day mattress sale can save you up to several hundred dollars on a top-rated hybrid, memory foam, organic or cooling mattress from even the best mattress brands. Traditionally, prices plummet in May, before rising to their highest of the year during the summer and not returning to the same low levels until October/November.
We’re expecting to see a similar trend again this year, but as inflation and prices soar, we’re not sure that we’ll see the record-low price drops of previous Memorial Day sales this year. What we can tell you is you’ll only find the best-value Memorial Day mattress sales in our round up: we want to help where we can with the cost of living crisis, and we’re being extremely selective with the deals we show here.
That means our list of the best Memorial Day mattress deals might be smaller than in previous years, but there will still be an option for everyone. We’ll share our thoughts on each mattress and provide a price analysis, so you can decide whether an offer is right. Where the quality is high enough, we’ll also include a wider selection of lower-budget mattreses too. And if you’d prefer to search the sales for a deal yourself, you’ll find our expert shopping tips further down the page.
In the meantime, here’s our pick of the best mattress sales available now. Some of these are official Memorial Day mattress sales; others are very good deals where we don’t expect the prices to fall by much more, if at all, between now and May 30 (that’s why we’ve not included Helix’s early-access Memorial Day sale yet – we think prices will fall again by another $50).
- Memorial Day mattress sales: quick links
- 3 of the best Memorial Day mattress deals
- What is a Memorial Day mattress sale?
- Is Memorial Day a good time to buy a mattress?
- Are mattress toppers and bedding on sale too?
- Risk-free mattress trial
- A clear warranty
- Last year’s best Memorial Day mattress sales
3 of the best Memorial Day mattress deals
When is Memorial Day 2022?
Memorial Day always falls on the last Monday in May, so Memorial Day 2022 will take place on Monday 30 May. It’s a bank holiday and a federal holiday, and many online and in-store retailers normally launch sales to help you save on a wide range of products – including mattresses.
What is a Memorial Day mattress sale?
There are normally thousands of products discounted for Memorial Day, and mattresses are no exception. So the Memorial Day mattress sales are dedicated deals launched by retailers and manufacturers to help you save money if you’re looking to buy a new mattress.
Those savings aren’t always the same though – some brands and retailers offer either money off or free bedding, while others offer both. The latter are usually the best deals for sheer value for money, depending on the cost of the bed you are looking at.
Is Memorial Day a good time to buy a mattress?
We’ve been covering mattress deals and sales for a number of years and have pinpointed specific times of the year when you can get a good mattress for a lot less. The Black Friday mattress deals are usually laden with cheap mattress prices and free bedding gifts, and these roll over into Cyber Monday mattress deals.
Outside of these two, the Presidents’ Day mattress sales in February, followed by the Memorial Day mattress sales in May are a good time to buy a mattress for less. That’s because, from our research and trend analysis of the past few years, prices tend to rise over the summer months before falling again in time for Labor Day in September.
So if you want or need a new mattress and you’ve missed out on all the major shopping events so far, the 2022 Memorial Day mattress sales are your next big chance to save on better sleep.
Where to find the best Memorial Day mattress sales
If past years are anything to go by, online and in-store retailers and manufacturers will be launching sale offers this May. Not all of them will be worth your time though, as some deals will only be marginally better than the sales on offer most months.
That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you sort the top offers from the rest. We’ll be updating it regularly as we approach 2022’s Memorial Day mattress sales on 30 May, and will be highlighting the deals we think are worth buying and why. We’ll do this by showing you:
- The before price (the RRP)
- The sale price
- How much you’re saving
- How this compares to regular deals from the brand
- Any free gifts you’re entitled to
We’d recommend only looking at retailers and manufacturers that offer a mattress trial period that enables you to test out your new bed at home for at least 30 nights. This is the average time it takes to get used to a new bed.
Our other expert tip is to check that the brand has published a clear returns policy on its website or has one available for you to read in-store, as you need to be aware of any small print. For example, some request that you use a mattress protector on your mattress during the trial period to keep it safe from spills and stains. If you don’t use one, you may not be able to return it if you change your mind.
Brands and retailers we know and trust include Avocado Green, Casper, Cocoon by Sealy, DreamCloud, GhostBed, Helix Sleep, Leesa, Mattress Firm, Purple, Nectar Sleep, Saatva, and Tempur-Pedic, but there are plenty of others to consider on Memorial Day.
Are mattress toppers and bedding on sale too?
Yes, you can normally find a wide range of bedding in the Memorial Day mattress sale. Many of the best mattress toppers are discounted and these are an instant way to upgrade the comfort of your existing bed if you don’t have the budget for a new mattress.
Other bedding you’ll find in the sales include bed sheets, mattress protectors, comforters, weighted blankets and some of the best pillows for comfier sleep. In recent years, we’ve seen brands and retailers bundle in some of these bedding items as free gifts when you purchase a mattress. Top brands for giving you free premium bedding include Awara, DreamCloud, Cocoon by Sealy, Helix Sleep, and Nectar Sleep.
The Memorial Day mattress sales are also a good time to nab bedding that isn’t normally discounted. For example, luxury sleep brand Saatva has been known to offer a sitewide discount ranging from 12-15%, and that can be used on its weighted blankets, pillows, toppers, sheets and more. That said, a recent Saatva mattress sale offered this exact same discount, so we’re hoping for a larger saving from the brand in May.
What to look for in a Memorial Day mattress sale
We’ve been reporting on Memorial Day mattress deals for a few years now, and there are two things in particular – in addition to free shipping – that we recommend you look for before spending a dime:
Risk-free mattress trial
Why this is important: A risk-free trial means you can test out your new mattress for an agreed period of time (100 nights is the average). If you change your mind during the trial, you can contact the brand to arrange a collection of the mattress and a refund of your money. It’s common for brands to ask you to sleep on the mattress for 30 nights before asking for a refund, as this is the average time it takes to get used to a new bed. The risk-free part means you won’t be charged a fee for returns.
A clear warranty
Why this is important: Trusted manufacturers always offer a warranty on their mattresses, and these range from 10 years to a Lifetime Warranty depending on what the mattress is made from and the brand you buy from. It isn’t enough for a brand to list that it offers a warranty – they should provide a breakdown of what that warranty does and doesn’t cover so that you know what to expect should you encounter issues such as premature sagging or loss of edge support.
Last year’s best Memorial Day mattress sales
Last year’s Memorial Day mattress sales: memory foam
Last year’s Memorial Day mattress sales: hybrid
Last year’s Memorial Day mattress sales: organic
See more early offers with our roundup of the best Memorial Day sales that are happening now. If you’re interested in other bargains, you can see the best Memorial Day appliance sales and the best Memorial Day TV sales.
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