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Looking for the Labor Day mattress sales? You’re a bit early but hey, we salute your eagerness. Labor Day is still a few weeks away and the official Labor Day sales are unlikely to really get going until a couple of weeks before the main event. However that doesn’t mean you can’t save money on one of the best mattresses right now.
Mattress sales are pretty much a constant thing for most sleep brands, so the chances are that if you have a mattress in mind, you should be able to snag a discount on it today. Right now there are deals available from brands including Saatva, Nectar, DreamCloud and Cocoon by Sealy, and in many cases we’d predict that the deals they’ll be running on Labor Day will be close to, if not the same as, the deals they have now.
We’ve listed some of the top current deals for you, and as we get closer to Labor Day itself we’ll be updating this page with the best bargains as soon as we find them, so whether you’re after the best memory foam mattress, the best hybrid mattress or simply the best king size mattress, you should be able to find a fine discount. We’ve also included some handy info about the Labor Day mattress sales so that you can get properly prepared for the main event; for now, though, let’s get to the best mattress discounts available today.
The best early Labor Day mattress sales
Labor Day mattress sales 2023: FAQs
When do Labor Day mattress sales 2023 start?
Labor Day 2023 falls on 4 September, but we usually see promotions kicking off up to three weeks ahead of the holiday itself. These were typically marketed as early Labor Day mattress sale offers or pre-Labor Day mattress sales, but you’ll find that in the vast majority of cases, the exact same discounts ran through to Labor Day itself. In a handful of cases, a manufacturer or brand dropped a higher discount on Labor Day itself, but this is more typical of a flash sale that we normally see just before the best Black Friday mattress deals arrive in late November.
Is Labor Day a good time to buy a mattress?
Major holidays are typically a very good time to buy a mattress, and Labor Day is no exception. It’s one of the last big shopping events to occur before Black Friday and is known for featuring steep markdowns and generous freebie offers. It’s not uncommon to find some of the best deals of the year during Labor Day mattress sales.
However, keep in mind that we are in the middle of a cost of living crisis this year and inflation is affecting the mattress world just as badly as it is other sectors, so while there will be deals and discounts, the actual price of mattresses has in many cases risen over the summer.
We’ll be focusing on the best mattress sale offers here, and will explain how they compare to the deals and prices we see most months from these brands.
Labor Day mattress sales: Price history
In last year’s Labor Day mattress sales, there were hundreds of deals to choose between, with big offers from popular sleep brands including Nectar, Purple and Tempur-Pedic competing with discounts from heavyweight retailers including Mattress Firm, Macy’s and Bed, Bath and Beyond. We searched through them all, and rounded up the very best Labor Day mattress sales to help you bag the biggest bargain.
The best Labor Day mattress sale came from Nectar. With $200 off every Nectar mattress – plus $499-worth of free gifts added to your order (luxury pillows, a mattress protector and sheet set) it was a tough offer to beat, dropping the price of a queen size from $999 to $799. As all Nectar mattresses come with a year’s risk-free trial and forever warranty, no other Labor Day mattress deal came close to this for value for money.
If you had a little more to spend, or preferred an innerspring mattress, we also recommended buying the luxury hybrid Saatva Classic in the Labor Day mattress sales. Saatva offered between $200 and $500 off off when you spent over $1,000, however we had an exclusive discount that knocked $375 off, which brought the price of a queen size down to $1,395. As we explain in our Saatva Classic mattress review, that hybrid is exceptional value for a handcrafted luxury bed anyway – especially with a discount.
In short, there were plenty of Labor Day mattress deals to browse, whether you were looking for the cushioning support of memory foam, the bounce of springs, a cooling hybrid option, or an ultra-durable and sustainable choice like organic latex.
5 tips for buying a mattress in the Labor Day sales
Buying a mattress online is probably easier than you think, if you’ve never done it before – and it’s likely cheaper too. Increased competition online has led to lower prices for consumers. Plus, many brands have been able to save money by choosing not to have physical stores and have instead invested in better quality materials, so you often get more for your cash when you buy online too.
To help you find exactly the right mattress, all the top brands now offer long, risk-free sleep trials so you can test them properly (and safely) by sleeping on them in your own home.
Most of them come with free deliveries and returns, too – all of which makes buying online an easier, quicker and more reliable way of ending up with the right mattress than spending five minutes testing one in a showroom.
Here are five things to look for when buying a mattress online:
1. Choose a mattress with at least a 60-night trial
The only way to know whether a mattress is right is to sleep on it. That’s why most top brands now offer a risk-free trial, and promise to collect the mattress and give you a full refund if you don’t like it (as long as it isn’t damaged).
We’ve made sure all the mattresses in our Memorial Day mattress sale round-up come with at least a 60-night trial – the majority come with 100-nights, and some, such as Nectar, give you an entire year to decide whether you like it.
2. Check for free returns
As part of the risk-free trial, most brands offer a full refund and free returns if you decide the mattress isn’t right for you. However, some do charge a fee for collection, around $75, so check the policy first.
3. Read third-party T&Cs
We usually recommend buying your mattress directly from the manufacturer so that you can make the most of generous sleep trial and warranties. You’re more likely to get a better deal from the manufacturer too, with competitive discounts and free gifts often added to your order.
However, sometimes a third-party retailer can run a deal that makes it slightly cheaper than buying through the manufacturer. If you’re looking for the cheapest price possible, this can be a good way to get it – however bear in mind that you may not receive the same trial or warranty benefits if you buy from a retailer such as Amazon, so always read the T&Cs carefully first.
4. Ensure it’s the right size with the elbow test
Do the elbow test to work out what size mattress you need. Lie back with your hands behind your head. If you share a bed, your elbows should be able to extend without touching your side of the bed or your partner’s elbow; if you don’t share a bed, your elbows should be able to extend without touch either side of the bed.
5. Try a new mattress for three weeks
It can take up to 21 days for your body to adjust to a new mattress. So even if it isn’t comfortable initially and you wake up with aches and pains, stick with it – particularly if your body is used to sleeping on a much older mattress. If after three weeks you still don’t like it, then you know it’s because it isn’t right, rather than because your body still hasn’t readjusted from sleeping on a less supportive or different mattress.