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A mattress is a major purchase, but the good news is you never have to pay full price. Mattress brands and retailers run promotions all year long, offering discounts and free extras with your purchase.

And around holiday weekends, like Memorial Day, the sales tend to be even better (typically 5 to 10 percent deeper than non-holiday sales). 

If you're not time-constrained, your best bet is to wait for one of these major shopping weekends to score the biggest savings. This also gives you ample time to research and choose the best bed for your sleep habits.

But if you need a new bed now, look no further. We're keeping tabs on all the best offers from top brands like Essentia, Tuft & Needle, GhostBed, Sealy, and BeautyRest, among others.

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.

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

Mattresses

Allswell Luxe Hybrid Mattress (Queen)

    The Allswell Luxe Hybrid is one of the least expensive mattresses Consumer Reports has tried, but it still scores well in our tests. You'll need to enter the coupon code RELAX when you check out to knock 15 percent off the price through May 2.

     

    This innerspring mattress offers decent support for most body types and sleep styles, and fares well in our stability tests—with this mattress, your partner shouldn’t jostle you around much in your sleep.

     

    CR's test results: Allswell Luxe Hybrid Mattress

    Avocado Latex Mattress (Queen)

      Avocado, the maker of our top-rated innerspring mattress, has the same discount we’ve seen for the past month or so. You can get $200 off its new all-latex mattress with the code EARTH through May 10 for its Earth Month Sale. (CR hasn’t tested this model but plans to soon.) 

       

      According to CR’s tests, the queen-size Avocado Green mattress is good for average-sized side and back sleepers, large/tall side and back sleepers, and petite back sleepers. And it’s almost as good for petite side sleepers, making it an all-around solid choice for many mattress shoppers.

       

      CR’s test results: Avocado Green Innerspring Mattress

      Bear Mattress (Queen)

        You can save 20 percent on a Bear mattress with the code GREEN20. And if you buy one, it comes with a set of pillows. The original mattress from Bear performs 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 find that it tends to retain heat, so it may be best for those who sleep cooler.

         

        CR’s test results: Bear Queen Foam Mattress

        Charles P. Rogers Powercore Estate 5000 Mattress (Queen)

          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 does a nice job keeping side sleepers’ spines horizontal. It was also impressive when minimizing bouncing from across the bed. FYI: Its 14-inch height may call for deep-pocket fitted sheets.

           

          This mattress originally cost over $3,000 and was selling for around $2,100 recently. Now it has been marked down to $1,800, and you can use the code SPRING to net an additional $300 in savings.

           

          CR’s test results: Charles P. Rogers Powercore Estate 5000 Innerspring Mattress

          Essentia Stratami Mattress (Queen)

            From now until May 20, the Essentia Stratami is discounting its lifestyle, performance, and whole-body mattresses by 20 percent, which is twice as much of a discount than we've seen in recent weeks. The Stratami has been one of the top-ranking foam mattresses in CR’s ratings for several years. This mattress is 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 two organic standards, the Global Organic Latex Standard and the Global Organic Textile Standard.

             

            CR’s test results: Essentia Stratami Mattress

            GhostBed GhostBed Mattress (Queen)

              This online-only mattress-in-a-box retailer is offering a small discount on its namesake GhostBed (shown above). But as you can see, Amazon and Walmart both have a far better deal on the same model. Shipping is free at both retailers, but the mattress does not qualify for Amazon's Prime two-day shipping, so check the estimated arrival dates before you decide where to order from. 

               

              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

              Leesa Leesa Hybrid Mattress (Queen)

                At Leesa, you can get a queen-size mattress for $200 off the normal price, though we saw it for $100 less during the last holiday weekend sale, so you may want to wait until closer to Memorial Day to see if the price drops further. The Leesa Hybrid mattress-in-a-box combines innersprings with layers of foam with mixed results: Support for petite sleepers and average-sized back sleepers is better than average. This mattress is super-stable, and you’re not likely to have problems moving around (or to be jostling your partner) when you sleep.

                 

                CR’s test results: Leesa Hybrid Innerspring Mattress

                Sealy Response Performance Elm Avenue Mattress (Queen)

                  This innerspring mattress, which has been available at this sale price for months, is an especially great option for small and average-sized back sleepers. Side sleepers and large/tall back sleepers might not enjoy the same comfort, based on CR’s test results. But if you’re in the former group, this mattress may be 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 Standale II Mattress (Queen)

                    This discount on the Serta Standale II hybrid queen mattress has been available for a few months. You may get an even better deal closer to the upcoming holiday weekend, though. The mattress combines innersprings and gel memory foam for a comfortable night's rest for most types of sleepers, but our testers noted that it does retain some heat. And at 14 inches tall, it will require deep-pocket fitted sheets.

                     

                    CR's test results: Serta Perfect Sleeper Hybrid Standale II Luxury Mattress

                    Tuft & Needle Original Mattress (Queen)

                      Starting on May 10, Tuft & Needle is offering 15 percent savings on all the brand’s mattresses, including the Original, the Mint, and the Hybrid. Everything else is 10 percent off, with their jersey sheets and some bed frames discounted 20 percent. Typically, other retailers like Amazon will offer the same sale price as the brand, so you can choose where to buy. CR’s tests show that Tuft & Needle makes decent mattresses all-around. But the Original may be softer than advertised, so be sure to read up on each model before you buy.

                       

                      CR’s test results: Tuft & Needle Original Mattress

                      Pillows

                      Coop Original Pillow

                        Coop is running a sitewide sale for Mother's Day that will be available until Wednesday, May 5. When you shop directly from Coop's site, you can enter the code LOVEMOM at checkout and it will take 10 percent off your order.

                         

                        If you're not in a hurry to replace your pillows, it may be worth holding off until closer to Memorial Day. Sales, in general, tend to be bigger and better than usual around this holiday weekend.

                         

                        The Coop Original pillow scored well across the board in CR's tests, including side and back support. It uses a combination of memory foam and microfiber, which you can adjust to your preferred firmness.

                         

                        CR's test results: Coop Original Pillow

                        Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow

                          Tempur-Pedic’s gel memory foam pillow is the most expensive one we’ve tested. It ranks among the best pillows from our tests, and Amazon is offering it for 34 percent off the regular price. In CR’s tests, it proved to be a great option for side sleepers but doesn’t score quite as well for back sleepers (though it still has a decent score). It maintains its shape in our resiliency tests but loses points for higher-than-average heat retention and the fact that only the cover, not the whole pillow, is washable.

                           

                          CR’s test results: Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillow