The Memorial Day mattress sales are less than four weeks away, which means that we’re fast approaching a really good time to get a low price on a new bed. And while we expect most sleep brands to unveil their Memorial Day sales in the couple of weeks prior to the day itself, at least one company can’t wait and already has its discounts up and running.
It’s a good one, too. DreamCloud’s Memorial Day mattress sale is now live with what it calls its biggest offer ever: 40% off all mattresses, which means you can get the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress (opens in new tab) in a queen size for a mere $799. That’s $100 less than you’d have paid on Black Friday last year, and an unmissable price for one of our best mattress selections. Our DreamCloud mattress review can tell you why this is such a strong choice, and if you’re inclined to buy we’d advise ordering now so that you can get in ahead of the Memorial Day rush.
With DreamCloud jumping the gun we’re excited to see whether other sleep brands follow suit with their sales; certainly if this first sale is anything to go by, we’re up for some impressive Memorial Day mattress sales this year, and if you’re of a mind to buy a new mattress then this month could well be the time to do it.
Mattress sales are, of course, a year-round thing, to the extent that you’d have to be very unlucky to ever be charged full price by most brands. Big sales events such as Memorial Day usually mean bigger discounts (as well as deals from companies that don’t run year-round sales), and while we usually expect Black Friday and Cyber Monday to deliver the very lowest prices, we reckon there are going to be some real bargains over the next few weeks.
We’re keeping a close eye on all the top sleep brands so that we can report on their Memorial Day mattress sales as soon as they appear; there’ll be more over the next few weeks as we get closer to the big day, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see some companies holding back the biggest discounts until Memorial Day itself. To ensure that you get the best deals, we’ll be highlighting the sales from most of the big sleep brands as well as picking out worthwhile savings on top mattresses and filtering them according to the sort of bed you’re likely to be shopping for. So whether you’re after a memory foam mattress, a hybrid or an organic mattress, or even if you don’t want a whole new mattress but you’re keen to upgrade your bed with one of the best mattress toppers, you’ll be able to find what you need and at a great price.
With still a few weeks to go, though, right now we have a selection of the best current pre-Memorial Day mattress sales, to which we’ll be adding actual Memorial Day deals as they happen. To give you an idea of the sort of savings you might get this year, we’ve also put together a list of last year’s best savings. You’ll also find much more information on the specifics of the Memorial Day mattress sales and how to make the most of them.
Memorial Day mattress sales: quick links
5 of the best early Memorial Day mattress deals
When is Memorial Day 2023?
Memorial Day happens on the last Monday in May, so Memorial Day 2023 will roll around on Monday 29 May. It’s a bank holiday and a federal holiday, and many retailers – both online and in-store – take the opportunity to launch sales that can save you money on a wide range of products – including mattresses.
What are the Memorial Day mattress sales?
While many mattress companies have sales running most of the year – which effectively means that their sale pricing is their standard pricing – they also tend to get involved in the big annual sales events such as Presidents’ Day, Labor Day and Memorial day, and break out bigger discounts than you’ll see the rest of the year.
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 tracked mattress deals and sales for a good few years, and we’ve pinpointed the best times of year to pick up your perfect mattress for the least money. The Black Friday mattress deals are usually where you’ll get the lowest mattress prices as well as free bedding gifts, and these roll over into Cyber Monday mattress deals.
Beyond these events, the Presidents’ Day mattress sales in February and the Memorial Day mattress sales in May can be relied on to deliver prices that are almost as low. That’s partly because sleep brands tend to introduce new models in the spring, which means having to clear older stock; however our research and trend analysis of the past few years also indicates that 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 2023 Memorial Day mattress sales are your next big chance to save on better sleep.
Where to find the best Memorial Day mattress sales
If previous Memorial Day mattress sales are anything to go by, we’ll see all the leading mattress brands launching offers throughout May. Some of them will be worth grabbing, but others will be only slightly more generous than the evergreen deals many companies run most of the year.
So that you know whether you’re getting a good deal or not, we’ll be updating this 2023 Memorial Day mattress sales guide regularly and highlighting the deals that we believe are worth buying. We’ll keep you informed about:
- The standard price (the MSRP)
- The sale price
- How much you’re saving
- How this compares to regular deals from the brand
- Any free gifts you’re entitled to
One thing you really need to look out for when you buy a new mattress is a long trial period so that you can test it at home and return it if it doesn’t live up to expectations. On average it takes at least 30 nights to adjust to a new bed, and thankfully most brands give you much more than that; generally at least 100 nights. Most will allow you to return an unwanted mattress for free, but some will charge you; we’ll let you know if that’s the case.
Speaking of which, you should also 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:
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.
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
Last year’s Memorial Day mattress sales: toppers
If you need to boost the softness, firmness or cooling power of your bed but don’t have the budget to buy a new mattress, a quality bed topper is a good solution. As we explain in our best mattress toppers guide, these clever accessories help extend the life of your mattress by at least a couple of years, depending on the type you buy. They also cost a fraction of the price of a new mattress. These are the ones we’d recommend considering ahead of the Memorial Day mattress sales…
See more early offers with our roundup of the best Memorial Day sales (opens in new tab) that are happening now. If you’re interested in other bargains, you can see the best Memorial Day appliance sales (opens in new tab) and the best Memorial Day TV sales (opens in new tab).