Best Mattress Deals for the Holiday Weekend

Now's a great time to get a good discount on a quality mattress

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Mattress sales happen almost constantly, so you should never pay full price no matter when you’re buying. But discounts tend to get a bit better around holiday weekends. With Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming up, we’re seeing retailers and mattress brands roll out special deals for the long weekend.

Traditionally, the discounts we see around this January holiday tend to crop up throughout the year. You’ll likely see slightly deeper discounts for President’s Day in February, as well as Memorial and Labor Day. So if you need a mattress right now, you should take advantage of the savings. But if you can hold off, you may want to wait until February to get a better deal.

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 150 of them perform in our tests for supporting people of all sizes, whether you sleep on your side or your back.

Read on for the best deals you can find right now, listed in alphabetical order.

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You can save 20 percent on a Bear mattress and get a free sheet set and two free Cloud pillows with the code NY20, a sale price that matches the best we’ve seen this year. The original mattress from Bear performed 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.

CR’s test results: Bear Original mattress

Back sleepers are especially well served by this moderately priced innerspring mattress; they can look forward to impressive support. And most side sleepers will also be well supported. (Large and tall side sleepers are the exception.) This model is highly stable, and the durability is first-rate, with no discernible sagging, softening, or other damage over eight years of simulated use. The 12-inch height means there’s no need for deep-pocket fitted sheets.

CR’s test results: Beautyrest BR-800 12" medium firm mattress

Casper’s flagship The Casper foam mattress is a great option for back sleepers. It earns high scores in our back sleeper support tests for every body size. For side sleepers, this mattress is still a solid choice, with nearly as high scores for each body size. The Casper is slightly firmer than average, earning a 6 on our firmness scale. Casper foam mattresses also get top marks for comfort and owner satisfaction, according to data from our member survey.

We saw it selling for $100 less during Black Friday, so you may be better off waiting until President’s Day to buy this one if you can.

CR’s test results: Casper Original (2020)

The Casper Hybrid innerspring mattress earns top marks in all of our side sleeper support tests, making it a better choice for side sleepers than the Original listed above. Large/tall back sleeper support scores nearly as high, while petite and average back sleeper support ratings are middle-of-the-road. Overall, CR members thought their Casper innersprings were a nice choice for comfort and owner satisfaction in our member survey.

As with the Casper listed above, this was $100 less on Black Friday and may be discounted further next month.

CR’s test results: Casper Original Hybrid (2020)

This online-only mattress-in-a-box retailer is offering a discount on its namesake mattress, the GhostBed. The currently listed full price is higher than we’ve seen—it used to sell for $1,095 at full price—so the discount isn’t as large as it appears but is still worth it if this mattress is a good fit for you.

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.

CR’s test results: GhostBed the GhostBed mattress

Finding the right mattress for how you sleep can be tricky, but in our tests the Midnight Luxe was a great choice for people of all sizes, whether they sleep on their back or side. When you use the code NEWYR200, you’ll save $200 on this mattress and get two free pillows. One thing to note about this mattress is that it’s 14 inches high, meaning you’ll need to use deep-pocket sheets.

CR’s test results: Helix Sleep Midnight Luxe mattress

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 get high praise for both comfort and owner satisfaction based on data from our member survey. Right now through January 17, you can save 15 percent on this mattress.

CR’s test results: Saatva Solaire mattress

Sleep Number’s 360 P6 Smart Bed is a top-rated 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.

CR’s test results: Sleep Number 360 P6 Smart Bed mattress

CR’s tests show that Tuft & Needle makes decent mattresses all-around. The Original got above-average scores in our tests for all side sleepers and middling scores for back sleepers. It also performed well in breathability tests, so it might be a good option if you sleep hot. But our testers found that this model may be softer than advertised, so be sure to read up on each model before you buy.

CR’s test results: Tuft & Needle T&N Original mattress