Mattress sales are abundant around Columbus Day, or Indigenous Peoples Day.

Monday is a federal holiday, and as with any three-day weekend, you can count on mattress discounts. So we did some digging to bring you the best deals on top-rated mattresses from brands such as Avocado Green, GhostBed, Helix, and Serta. 

Some retailers are still calling their promotions Columbus Day Sales, while others have shifted to seasonal messaging, like Helix’s Fall Into Bed Sale. Don’t see the mattress of your dreams? Check back here for updates as more deals are announced in the lead-up to the weekend. 

We expect these to be the best mattress deals until Black Friday—unless, that is, the mattress you’re eyeing is sold on Amazon. This year, Amazon Prime Day falls right after the holiday weekend on Oct. 13 and 14. We’ve seen Amazon discount mattresses including Tuft & Needle and Casper during this event in the past and expect similar savings this year.

Consumer Reports will be watching carefully for savings on top-tested products, including mattresses, so be sure to bookmark CR’s Prime Day hub to find the best deals.

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

Mattress Deals

Avocado Green Mattress (Queen)

    Avocado makes some top-notch mattresses, and this is a great chance to save on the company’s flagship Avocado Green. Now through Oct. 19, with the code GREEN175, you’ll save $175 on any Avocado mattress.

    We tested the queen-size Green and found that it supports a wide range of side- and back-sleeper body types. On our firmness scale, the Avocado Green is the firmest of all our top-scoring innerspring mattresses. (We also tested the Green Pillowtop model and found it to have similar results overall, though it is not as firm.)

    Verified doctors, nurses, EMTs, law enforcement employees, firefighters, military members, and educators can save an additional $50.

    CR’s test results: Avocado Green innerspring mattress

    Bear Mattress (Queen)

      You can save $150 on a Bear mattress, and get two free Cloud pillows, with the code SAVE150. The original mattress from Bear performed well in our tests and is 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 it tends to retain heat, so it may be best for those who sleep cooler.

      CR’s test results: Bear foam mattress

      Charles P. Rogers Powercore Estate 5000 Mattress

        This innerspring mattress is a top choice for back sleepers, and side sleepers may like it as well. With a latex-foam top layer, the mattress excels at supporting the curve of the spine for back sleepers—and very good at keeping side sleepers’ spines horizontal. It came out fine after eight years of simulated use, and it was impressive when minimizing bouncing from across the bed. A 14-inch height may call for deep-pocket fitted sheets.


        This mattress originally cost over $3,000 and was selling for around $2,100. Now it has been marked down to $1,700, and there’s an extra sale on top of that. Use the code CDS20 to take advantage of the additional $300 savings.


        CR’s test results: Charles P. Rogers Powercore Estate 5000 innerspring mattress

        Essentia Stratami (Queen)

          The Essentia Stratami is currently 20 percent off its full price. Just add it to your cart and the discount will be applied automatically.


          The Stratami has been one of the top-ranking foam mattresses in CR’s ratings for several years. It’s good at supporting people of all sizes, whether they sleep on their side or back, but it earns the highest marks for supporting petite and average-sized people who sleep on their back.

          This mattress meets the two most meaningful organic standards, the Global Organic Latex Standard and the Global Organic Textile Standard.

          CR’s test results: Essentia Stratami foam mattress

          GhostBed GhostBed (Queen)

            This online-only bed-in-a-box retailer is offering a discount on its namesake mattress, the GhostBed. Though this isn’t the cheapest price we’ve seen for the mattress, the company is throwing in two free pillows on top of the 25 percent discount. Amazon has an even better deal on the same mattress. Shipping is free for Prime members, but the mattress does not qualify for two-day shipping, so check the estimated arrival date before you order.

            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 about eight years of simulated use in our tests.

            CR’s test results: GhostBed The GhostBed foam mattress

            Helix Sleep Midnight Luxe Mattress (Queen)

              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 their side.


              When you use the code FALLINBED200, 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 tall, meaning you’ll need to use deep-pocket sheets. 

              CR’s test results: Helix Sleep Midnight Luxe innerspring mattress

              Sealy Response Performance Elm Avenue Mattress (Queen)

                This innerspring mattress is an especially great option for small and average-sized back sleepers. Side sleepers and large/tall back sleepers might not enjoy quite the same comfort, based on CR’s test results. But if you find yourself in the first group, this mattress, especially at this impressive sale price, is worth considering. US-Mattress is also offering an additional $100 off if you buy two Sealy mattresses with the code BUY2SAVE. 


                CR’s test results: Sealy Response Performance Elm Avenue Firm 11 innerspring mattress

                Serta Perfect Sleeper Hybrid Mattress (Queen)

                  The Serta Perfect Sleeper mattress combines innersprings and gel-infused memory foam and, based on our tests, is a decent choice for almost any type of sleeper. This mattress typically sells for around $1,000, so you’re getting $100 off during US-Mattress’ October Sales Event.

                  CR’s test results: Serta Perfect Sleeper Hybrid Standale II Luxury innerspring mattress