Best Holiday Weekend Mattress Sales You Can Still Get

The long weekend is over, but these mattress deals are going strong

By Consumer Reports

Every time there’s a long weekend for a holiday, there’s a surge in deals and discounts on mattresses. Whether you know it as Indigenous Peoples Day or Columbus Day, this holiday weekend was no different—and almost every retailer and brand has extended its sale so you can still save if you need a new mattresses. Plus, the holiday shopping season has started even earlier, so we expect these sales to stick around for the next couple months, giving you plenty of time to research your options before you buy.

We keep tabs on the mattresses that do well in Consumer Reports’ tests to show you the best offers on high-quality models from top brands such as GhostBed, Sleep Number, Tuft & Needle, and more. The prices listed below are for the queen-size version, but all other sizes are similarly discounted.

And if you’re a CR member, you can take advantage of some exclusive mattress and bedding deals on brands like Avocado, Essentia, Reverie, and Saatva. You’ll need to be logged in to see the details.

For more information on mattresses, see CR’s mattress buying guide. CR members can check out our mattress ratings to see how well more than 200 models do in our tests for supporting people of all sizes, whether you sleep on your side or your back. Our mattress selector can also help you narrow down your choices.

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Avocado Green

Avocado makes some top-notch mattresses, and this sale is a great chance to save on one. (The Green usually goes for $1,999 and the Green Pillowtop is priced at $2,499.) Both Avocado mattresses support a wide range of side and back sleeper body types. On our firmness scale, the Avocado Green is very firm and the pillow top is medium firm.

To get the $250 savings, use the code GREEN at checkout.

Why it’s a good deal: This is $50 better than the standard discount for the Green mattress, and it matches the standard price for the Green Pillowtop. And CR members may be able to save a little bit more through an exclusive offer for members only.

Bear Original

Bear Mattress is offering 30 percent off sitewide right now for its Fat Bear Sale in honor of the 10th anniversary of Fat Bear Week—an annual tradition of voting for the fattest bear at Katmai National Park in Alaska. A mattress purchase will also get you a free sheet set, two free Cloud pillows, and a free mattress protector. Just use the code BEAR30 at checkout.

The Bear Original foam mattress performs well in our tests, and it’s a good choice for back and side sleepers who are petite or of average height. (Tall folks may want to look elsewhere.) CR’s tests found that this mattress tends to retain heat, so it may be best for those who sleep cooler.

Why it’s a good deal: This matches the best price we’ve seen for the mattress this year.

Birch by Helix Natural

If you’re sick of synthetic materials, this is a good time to consider the Birch by Helix Natural mattress, which is made with materials like cotton, wool, and natural latex. Right now, Birch’s Fall Into Sleep sale is going strong, so you can take $400 off this mattress with the code FALLSALE400. This hybrid innerspring performs well in our tests for most sleepers, getting its highest scores for support when it comes to petite back sleepers. It also tests superbly for durability and stability.

Why it’s a good deal: This matches the best discount we’ve seen for this mattress all year. The sale also includes two free Eco-Rest pillows.

GhostBed The GhostBed

This online-only mattress-in-a-box retailer has a 30 percent discount on its mattresses, including its namesake mattress, the GhostBed, which is worth a look if this mattress is a good fit for you. The deal also includes two free pillows, a common extra when buying directly from a mattress brand.

The queen-size GhostBed does well in our tests for supporting petites who sleep on their back, and it earns top marks for durability, which means it shows little change in performance after eight to 10 years of simulated use in our tests.

Why it’s a good deal: This is the best price we’ve seen for this model, but it actually hasn’t changed in months, so there’s no urgency to buy now.

Helix Sleep Midnight Luxe

Finding the right mattress for how you sleep can be tricky, but in our tests the Midnight Luxe is a great choice for people of all sizes, whether they sleep on their back or side. When you use the code FALLSALE200, you’ll save $200 on this mattress and get two free pillows in Helix’s Fall Into Bed sale. One thing to note about this mattress is that it’s 14 inches high, so you’ll need deep-pocket sheets.

Why it’s a good deal: This is a decent price for this mattress, but we’ve seen it for $50 less, so it may be worth waiting a bit longer for a bigger discount.

Saatva Solaire

The Solaire mattress by Saatva is made with certified organic materials, a plus for those who prefer that their bedding be organic and don’t mind the cost. It offers impressive and stable support for all sleepers. Saatva air mattresses also receive high praise for both comfort and owner satisfaction in our member survey.

Why it’s a good deal: This isn’t the best sale price we’ve seen for this mattress, but it’s still a decent discount if it checks all your other boxes.

Sleep Number 360 p6 Smart Bed

Sleep Number’s 360 p6 Smart Bed is a top-ranking adjustable air mattress in CR’s ratings. Both partners can adjust the firmness of independent halves of the bed. Our tests found that this mattress doesn’t retain warmth, so it’s a good choice for keeping you cool if you tend to sleep hot.

Why it’s a good deal: A $400 discount is significant, but it’s worth noting that the sale price has been $200 lower in recent weeks.

Tuft & Needle Mint

The Tuft & Needle Mint mattress gets a 4 in firmness (on our scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the firmest) and earns high ratings for petite, average, and large/tall side- and back-sleeper support. This mattress is also extremely durable, earning a top score in that test. It’s 12 inches high, weighs 80 pounds, and has no grips. Tuft & Needle offers a 100-night trial period; if you’re not satisfied, you can return it for a full refund.

Why it’s a good deal: This is the usual sale price for this mattress, but it does drop to around $950 during larger sales if you can wait to buy.

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