Memorial Day is one of the largest mattress sale events of the year. Most mattress retailers and manufacturers offer discounts, rebates, and freebies, which can help you get a luxurious mattress at a more affordable price. No matter your sleep preferences and budget, you can find a bed on sale to fit your needs.
In this article, we have put together a list of the best mattress deals during the Memorial Day weekend. We will go over the types of deals you should look for and how to choose a new bed.
Major brands run mattress promotions on their products multiple times throughout the year, and waiting to buy during a sale can save you hundreds of dollars. Check out our other mattress sale guides to find the most opportune time to purchase your next bed.
2020 Memorial Day Mattress Sales
|Amerisleep AS3||Bio-Pur® memory foam and HIVE® technology promote pressure and pain relief.|| |
|Amerisleep AS5h||3-zone technology promotes correct sleeping posture and isolates motion.|| |
|Zoma||Triangulex™ technology promotes spinal alignment while alleviating pressure and pain.|| |
|Vaya||Vaya Foam conforms to your body and regulates your temperature.|| |
|Tulo||Knit cover keeps you cool by increasing airflow through the mattress surface.|| |
|Original Purple®||Purple Grid™ sinks under weight to contour and alleviate pressure while promoting air circulation.|| |
Amerisleep is offering several sales online and in-stores. Online mattresses are $250 off and come with two free mid-loft pillows. Just remember to use the promo code MD250 at checkout.
In stores, Amerisleep offers two separate deals: $250 off with two free mid-loft pillows or $250 off a mattress set, including Amerisleep’s adjustable bed package.
The Amerisleep AS3 is the most popular Amerisleep model and our vote for the best mattress of 2020. The versatile AS3 caters to most sleep positions and body types. It bears up to 800 pounds and is 12 inches tall.
The breathable cover allows air to circulate through the mattress.
The Bio-Pur® memory foam comfort layer sinks under weight, conforming to your body and relieving pressure points. Plant-based Bio-Pur® breathes better than traditional memory foam, too.
The second layer, Affinity with HIVE® technology, supports the head, lower back, and feet while alleviating pressure in the hips and shoulders, promoting spinal alignment.
The Bio-Core® base supports the layers above, deters lasting indentations, and extends the mattress’s lifespan.
One of Amerisleep’s hybrid models, the Amerisleep AS5h offers soft contouring support and pressure relief. It can withstand up to 800 pounds and is 12 inches tall.
The soft cover promotes cooler sleep by increasing air circulation through the mattress’s surface.
The Bio-Pur® memory foam layer contours to your body to relieve pressure while preventing you from getting stuck in the materials.
The Active Flex layer is bouncy and responsive. It buffers between the comfort and support layers, preventing you from hitting the coils below.
Underneath, a 3-zone pocketed coil system supports the upper layers. This layer’s high-density foam perimeter maintains the mattress’s shape and provides strong edge support, so you can get in and out of bed easily.
Lastly, base foam adds support to extend the mattress’s longevity.
This Memorial Day, Zoma—a bed-in-a-box brand—is offering $150 off their mattress. It provides a balance of support and comfort. The Zoma mattress can withstand 800 pounds and has an 11-inch profile.
The polyester-elastane cover encourages airflow through the layers for cooler sleep.
The gel memory foam comfort layer with Triangulex™ technology has a firm midsection to support the hips. The areas at the head and feet are softer to relieve pressure points in the legs and shoulders.
Underneath, 2 inches of responsive Reactiv™ material transition between the comfort and support layers, preventing you from bottoming out on the firm foam below.
The Support+ foam deters sagging, prolonging the mattress’s longevity.
Vaya is a recently launched bed-in-a-box company. You can buy a Vaya Mattress for 10% off this upcoming Memorial Day. The Vaya mattress stands 12 inches tall and contains hypoallergenic and CertiPUR-US® certified materials.
The CertiPUR-US® certification means the foam is manufactured without ozone depleters, PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP, heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates, and minimal VOCs.
The rayon blend cover increases air circulation to keep the mattress’s surface cool.
The top layer—3 inches of responsive Vaya foam—contours to your body while alleviating pressure points and keeping you from getting stuck on the mattress.
Below, 9 inches of durable foam prevents premature sagging, extending the mattress’s lifespan.
Last Memorial Day, Tulo offered 42 percent off its 10-inch queen-size mattress.
The Tulo mattress comes in three firmnesses: soft, medium, firm. The Tulo Mattress can bear 750 pounds and is 10 inches thick.
The breathable knitted cover promotes air circulation throughout the mattress’s layers.
The cooling memory foam comfort is infused with titanium, which pulls heat from the body. The layer contours to relieve pressure and pain.
Below, 1.5 inches of convoluted foam encourages air to circulate through the mattress, preventing overheating.
A resilient 2-inch foam layer relieves pressure by buffering between the comfort and support layer, so you don’t sink down and feel the high-density foam underneath.
The support layer—4.5 inches thick—prevents lasting indentations and sagging and extends the mattress’s lifespan.
This Memorial Day weekend, Purple® is offering two free pillows and sheets with the purchase of a Purple® mattress.
Purple® sells three mattresses: The Purple® Mattress, Purple® Hybrid, and the Purple® Hybrid Premier. You can buy any of Purple’s® three mattresses to qualify for the free pillows and sheets promo.
For those on a budget, the Purple® Mattress is the most affordable model. The mattress is made with durable, hypoallergenic materials. It stands 9.25 inches tall and can bear 600 pounds.
The polyester blend cover’s knit weave improves air circulation to regulate your temperature.
The top layer, the Purple Grid™, is 2 inches of hyper-polymer material shaped like a grid. The layer gives under pressure to conform to your body, relieving pressure points and pain.
A dense polyurethane foam sits between the comfort layer and support foam, preventing you from feeling the firm base foam.
Below the polyurethane foam, 4 inches of high-density support foam increases the mattress’s longevity, supports the upper layers, and prevents sagging.
Memorial Day Mattress Buying Guide
Types of Deals Offered
There are several ways retailers offer discounts and rewards to customers. Some companies offer rebates, gift cards, and freebies to make products more affordable.
A rebate is a partial refund of the original purchase price. The refund is given back through checks or gift cards. Typically, you redeem rebates by mailing a proof-of-purchase receipt to the retailer or manufacturer. The return can take several weeks, so make sure you keep track of all of your receipts.
Discounts are price reductions of the original price at the time of purchase. Sometimes retailers inflate the product’s original prices to keep post-discount costs higher. Before a big sale, check mattress prices to make sure you’re not buying a mattress at an inflated retail price. You can check if a mattress’s price is fair by searching the internet. If you find the same model for a significantly lower price, then the store-front has inflated the bed’s cost.
The internet has become an integral component of shopping. If you are going to showrooms, check the internet for prices of the same or similar models. Some companies offer better online prices and a broader selection than storefronts.
Some major manufacturers offer beds at low prices as a promotional strategy or as “doorbuster” items. Most often, promotional products are of low quality; they don’t provide long-lasting comfort or durability.
Many storefronts and online mattress stores offer free items with the purchase of a mattress. Mattress companies give away pillows, toppers, and other bedding accessories to make a deal seem more valuable.
Mattress brands sell pillows, bed sheets, and bed frames alongside mattresses. During sale weekends like Memorial Day, some companies offer package deals, such as an adjustable base and a mattress at a discounted bundle price.
Consider Your Sleep Needs
Your sleep style, body type, and the type of mattress you prefer can help you choose the best mattress to enhance your sleep quality. Once you know what type of mattress you need, you can compare sale prices, warranties, return policies, customer service ratings, and sleep trials to get the best deal.
Firmness describes how soft or firm a mattress’s surface feels. Sleeping on a bed that’s too firm or soft can cause sore joints and chronic pains.
Most mattress companies rate mattress firmness as soft, medium-soft, medium, medium-firm, or firm.
The right mattress firmness can alleviate pressure points and promote correct spinal alignment to enhance your sleep. Luckily, your preferred sleeping position and body type can help you estimate your perfect firmness level.
There are three major sleeping positions (side, back, stomach), and each position has its own advantages and drawbacks.
- Side sleepers rest on their side and are prone to developing concentrated pressure points on their shoulders and hips—these pressure points can cause lower back pain, sciatica, herniated discs, and neck pain. To alleviate pressure and pain, the best mattresses for side sleepers are medium.
- When you lay on your back, your spine rests in a neutral position. Back sleepers need a medium-firm to firm mattress to preserve spinal alignment. A plush bed can cause the hips to bend into the material, causing misalignment and chronic pain.
- Laying on your stomach causes the spine to straighten and overextend—this strains the back muscles, ligaments, and tendons, leading to chronic pain. To prevent misalignment and potential pain, stomach sleepers need a firm or medium-firm mattress.
You can narrow down your firmness options by considering your body type.
- Heavy people weighing 230 pounds or more sink deeply into their mattresses. If the sleeper sinks too far, they may suffer spinal misalignment and chronic pain. A firmer mattress prevents misalignment and pain.
- Petite people weighing less than 130 pounds don’t weigh enough to sink into the mattress. They need softer mattresses for conformability and to relieve pressure points.
Consider Different Mattress Types
Your sleep preferences greatly influence what mattress type you will prefer.
Innerspring beds, or traditional mattresses, are constructed with coil support systems. The coils are spaced far enough apart to promote air circulation. Innerspring mattresses don’t isolate motion well.
Some innerspring mattresses are made with Euro and pillow tops—a plush comfort layer. A pillow top is designed to look like a giant pillow sitting on the mattress’s top. A Euro top is sewn flush with the mattress.
Hybrid mattresses are constructed with coil cores and memory foam or latex comfort layers. Hybrid beds are more conforming and motion isolating than an innerspring mattress. Hybrids can emit a chemical odor, known as off-gassing, when first removed from their packaging, but they are more cooling than memory foam beds.
Memory Foam Mattress
Memory foam mattresses are known for their conformability and pressure relief.
Memory foam can trap heat; however, mattress manufacturers sometimes infuse the foam with gel, copper, titanium, or graphite to wick away heat. Manufacturers also aerate memory foam by placing holes throughout the material.
Latex mattresses are hypoallergenic and very supportive. They conform to the body without making you feel stuck.
Natural latex is made from rubber tree sap and is usually manufactured in one of two ways: Dunlop or Talalay. Dunlop latex is firmer, denser, and more affordable. Talalay latex is soft and bouncy.
Synthetic latex is a petroleum-based material and less expensive than natural latex. To be clear, synthetic latex is not made from rubber tree sap at all; rather, it is completely man-made and therefore, a little cheaper.
Blended latex is a combination of natural and synthetic latex.
Reading customer reviews is valuable because you can find out real-life experiences people had with their new mattress. Reviews sometimes cover mattress durability and the company’s customer service quality, giving you insights into a product’s quality.
Remember Your Budget
For a quality queen-size mattress, you can expect to pay between $700 and $2000.
The mattress’s material can affect the price. For instance, innerspring mattresses are more affordable than latex beds.
The size of the mattress can also affect your budget range. If you want a king or California king bed, you’ll need to have a larger budget than you would for a queen mattress. On the other hand, to buy a twin XL mattress, you don’t need a large budget.
Research Sleep Trials, Warranties, and Return Policies
You will want to make sure your new mattress comes with a great warranty, sleep trial, and return policy. These policies protect the customer from getting stuck with a mattress causing them discomfort.
Most mattress warranties should offer coverage against sagging, torn covers, and split or cracking foam. The warranty should also last at least 10 years. Mattress warranties lasting under 10 years typically contain cheaper materials and don’t last long.
Avoid return policies requiring the customer to pay return, donation, or transportation fees. Many companies offer mattress return services for free.
Make sure your mattress comes with a sleep trial lasting around 100 nights. The trial period offers you enough time to test the mattress, decide if the bed meets your sleep needs, and return it if you don’t like it. Some sleep trials come with white glove services, meaning the company will set up the mattress in a room of your choice and take away your old bed.
Most mattress companies participate in the Memorial Day weekend sale, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding a good deal. A Memorial Day mattress deal can save you a lot of money. Just remember your budget and consider your preferences when selecting a mattress.