Labor Day mattress sales 2022 — best deals still available

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Labor Day mattress sales 2022

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From our favorite duvets to beds featured in our best mattress guide, Labor Day mattress sales are still available. Many of these deals will last through the week and are knocking up to $700 off our favorite mattresses. So if you've been holding off on buying a new bed, this week's Labor Day mattress sales are a great opportunity to upgrade to a new bed. 

One of our favorite sales comes of Nectar. Currently, the Editor's Choice Nectar Mattress is $200 off (opens in new tab) and includes a free $499 bedding set (opens in new tab) with the purchase of any mattress. This is our top value mattress as it offers excellent comfort and support for the price. 

Likewise, Saatva is taking from $200 to $500 off all mattresses (opens in new tab). The Saatva mattress is a hybrid mattress — it's made from both memory foam and coils — that sits at the top of our mattress guide. It's an excellent value if you want a premium bed, but without the high sticker price. After discount, the Saatva Classis is $998 ($200 off), whereas the queen is $1,570 ($200 off).  

Even if you're not shopping for a new bed, Labor Day mattress deals are a great opportunity to save on bed sheets, pillows, weighted blankets and more. Tempur-Pedic, for example, is offering up to 20% off mattress toppers and pillow bundles from $58 (opens in new tab). (During Independence Day, these same deals started at $79). Today's sale includes the new Tempur-Adapt Topper, which is now 20% off and on sale for the first time since its launch.  

While there are plenty of mattress discounts throughout the year, Labor Day mattress sales tend to offer the lowest prices of the year. (They're beaten only by sales we see in November during Black Friday and Cyber Monday). Prices are lower than usual this year because mattress manufacturers are sitting on extra inventory, which is causing a rise in mattress sales. So we're gathering our best shopping tips so that you can make the most of this year's best Labor Day mattress sales. 

Best Labor Day mattress sales still available

Editors Choice

Nectar: $798 (opens in new tab)

Nectar: $798 $399 + $499 in free gifts @ Nectar (opens in new tab)
Our favorite value mattress is now on sale. Nectar is taking $200 off all mattresses and, you'll get a free bedding set worth up to $499 with every mattress purchase. In our Nectar mattress review (opens in new tab), we said the mattress offers tremendous value for the money. It's very comfortable (thanks to its five layers of memory foam) and it offers excellent pressure relief around your shoulders, hips, and back. Bonus points for offering an impressive 365-night trial and a forever guarantee. As part of its current sale — you can get the twin mattress for $399 (was $798) or the queen for $799 (was $1,298).

Cocoon Chill mattress: $769 (opens in new tab)

Cocoon Chill mattress: $769 $499 @ Cocoon by Sealy (opens in new tab)
Free pillows & sheets:
Summer isn't over yet. If you're the type of person that sweats overnight, this is the mattress for you. While many mattresses can wick away heat, in our Cocoon Chill Mattress review (opens in new tab) we found that the Cocoon Chill does the best job of actually keeping you cool overnight. We also love the mattress' ability to reduce motion transfer, so you won't notice when your partner gets up in the middle of the night. As part of its Labor Day mattress sales — the twin size is down to just $499 (was $769), whereas the queen is on sale for $799 (was $1,239). Plus, you get free pillows and a sheet set with your mattress purchase. 

Saatva Classic Mattress: $1,198 (opens in new tab)

Saatva Classic Mattress: $1,198 $823 @ Saatva (opens in new tab)
The Saatva Classic is the best luxury hybrid mattress you can buy. This high-end innerspring mattress combines eco-friendly foams and a cushioning Euro pillow top with a super-durable dual steel coil support system. In our Saatva Classic mattress review (opens in new tab), we found it's fantastic to sleep on. The Saatva Classic comes in three different comfort levels (soft, medium firm, or firm) and two heights (11.5 or 14.5 inches). Plus, it includes free white glove delivery as standard. After discount, the twin XL costs $823 (was $1,198), whereas the queen costs $1,395 (was $1,770). 

Best Value

$1,398 (opens in new tab)


Awara Natural Hybrid:
$1,398 $799 @ Awara (opens in new tab)
Save up to $699:
The Awara is regularly on sale and this month the maximum savings is up to $699. In our Awara Natural Hybrid Mattress review (opens in new tab), we called the Editor's Choice bed an affordable organic mattress with a luxurious feel. We also found it was great at alleviating joint pressure and keeping your spine properly aligned while you sleep. After discount, you can get twin for $799 (was $1,398) or the queen for $1,099 (was $1,898). 

Siena Mattress: $499 (opens in new tab)

Siena Mattress: $499 $299 @ Siena (opens in new tab)
The Siena Mattress is a very affordable memory foam mattress from the same company that makes Nectar and DreamCloud mattresses. Its medium-firmness feel should suit most sleepers and we like that it has five layers of memory foam and polyfoam, with a breathable cover to help you sleep cooler at night. As part of its Labor Day mattress sales — Siena is offering the twin for $299 (was $499), whereas the queen is $499 (was $699). You also get a 180-night trial with free shipping and returns. 

Helix Midnight Mattress: $799 (opens in new tab)

Helix Midnight Mattress: $799 $699 @ Helix (opens in new tab)
Save up to $400 + free pillows: As part of its early Labor Day mattress sale, Helix is taking up to $400 off mattresses via the following codes: "LDWSALE150" ($150 off $600); "LDWSALE200" ($200 off $1,250); "LDWSALE250" ($250 off $1,700); "LDWSALE300" ($300 off $2,550); "LDWSALE350" ($300 off $2,700); or "LDWSALE400" ($400 off $2,950). Even better, all deals come with two free pillows. After discount, you can get the Midnight (twin) for $699 or the queen for $1,099 via the above codes. The hybrid mattress is made of memory foam that relieves pressure by cradling pressure points along your body. Meanwhile, the mattress' coils offer a little bounce, limit motion transfer, and boost airflow to keep you cool as you sleep. 

Bear Original Mattress: $748 (opens in new tab)

Bear Original Mattress: $748 $524 + free bundle @ Bear (opens in new tab)
The original Bear Mattress is a memory foam mattress that offers a cool and comfortable night's sleep. The four-layer mattress removes unwanted body heat while providing pressure relief and balanced support throughout your body. It includes a 100-night risk free trial and a 10-year warranty. As part of its Labor Day mattress sale — Bear is taking 30% off via "LD30". Plus, get two free pillows ($100 value) with any mattress purchase. After discount, the twin costs $524 (was $748), whereas the queen costs $699 (was $998). 

Nolah Evolution 15: $1,599 (opens in new tab)

Nolah Evolution 15: $1,599 $949 @ Nolah (opens in new tab)
Nolah's Labor Day mattress sales are now live. Our pick of the bunch is the Nolah Evolution 15, which is a hybrid memory foam bed that suits anyone seeking high levels of pressure relief and cooling. Graphite-infused AirFoamIce and a cool-touch cover handle the cooling, while pressure relief comes courtesy of foam and an 8-inch coil system. Use coupon "TGNOLAH" to take an extra $50 off mattress and weighted blanket sale prices. After discount, the twin costs $949 (was $1,599), whereas the queen costs $1,549 (was $2,299). During checkout, you'll need to remove the discount that's automatically added (by clicking the "x" next to the coupon code) and then add "TGNOLAH" as your discount. You'll then get up to $700 off plus an extra $50 off. 

Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: $745 (opens in new tab)

Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: $745 $596 @ T&N (opens in new tab)
The Tuft & Needle Original Mattress is a great mattress for anyone on a tight budget. It has a soft, plushy feel, but it's also designed to provide good pressure relief, whether you're a side sleeper, stomach sleeper, or sleep on your back. In our Tuft and Needle Original mattress review (opens in new tab), we called it one of the best budget beds you can buy. After discount, you can get the T&N Original Mattress twin for $596 (was $745), whereas the queen size is $796 (was $995). 

Memory Foam

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress: $1,722 (opens in new tab)

Nectar Premier Copper Mattress: $1,722 $1,199 @ Nectar (opens in new tab)
The Nectar Premier Copper Mattress is perfect for hot sleepers. In our Nectar Premier Copper review (opens in new tab), we explain how this model uses heat-conductive copper fibers to offer the highest level of cooling from any Nectar mattress. After discount, the twin costs $1,199 (was $1,773), whereas a queen costs $1,599 (was $2,298). Plus, you'll get a free cooling pillow, sheet set, and mattress protector with your mattress purchase. 

Tempur-Cloud Mattress: $1,899 (opens in new tab)

Tempur-Cloud Mattress: $1,899 $1,329 @ Tempur-Pedic (opens in new tab)
The Tempur-Cloud Mattress is Tempur-Pedic's budget friendly mattress. It adapts to your weight, shape, and temperature for personalized comfort and support. Rarely on sale, all mattress sizes are now 30% off. After discount, the twin is $1,329 (was $1,899), whereas the queen is $1,539 (was $2,199). 

Sweet Night Dreamy S1 Queen Mattress: $715 (opens in new tab)

Sweet Night Dreamy S1 Queen Mattress: $715 $486 @ Sweet Night (opens in new tab)
The Dreamy S1 is a memory foam mattress that delivers support and cushioning to keep your spine lifted while relieving back and shoulder pain. The top side of the mattress offers soft support, whereas the tail offers medium firm support. The mattress is also infused with cooling gel to better regulate temperature during sleep, while the triple-layered foam relieves pressure and reduces how much you'll feel your partner moving. After discount, the full costs $486 (was $715), whereas the queen costs $598 (was $880). 

Casper Original: $895 (opens in new tab)

Casper Original: $895 $805 @ Casper (opens in new tab)
Casper is knocking up to $175 off select mattresses during its Labor Day mattress sales event. The Casper Original Mattress is our favorite of the bunch. It has three layers of premium foam including a durable base that prevents sinking and sagging. You also get a 10-year limited warranty. After discount, the Casper Original Mattress costs $805 for a twin size (was $895), whereas the queen costs $1,165 (was $1,295).

Tempur-Pedic Breeze: $3,949 (opens in new tab)

Tempur-Pedic Breeze: $3,949 $3,449 @ Tempur-Pedic (opens in new tab)
Save $300:
The Breeze is the the best Tempur-Pedic mattress for hot sleepers as it guarantees to feel at least 3 degrees cooler during the night compared to other Tempur mattresses outside of the Breeze range. It also has a removable cover for machine washing. As part of its current deals — Tempur-Pedic is taking $300 off this mattress. After discount, the twin is $3,449 (was $3,949) and the queen is $3,949 (was $4,449). It's $150 cheaper than it was on Memorial Day. 

Saatva Loom & Leaf: $1,074 (opens in new tab)

Saatva Loom & Leaf: $1,074 $946 @ Saatva (opens in new tab)
The Loom & Leaf is a great ultra-premium memory foam mattress with exceptional contouring support. It has a quilted organic cotton covering, then a layer of cooling gel, followed by premium memory foam, and then multiple layers of foam for support and luxury comfort. As part of its Labor Day mattress sale — the twin is priced at $946 (was $1,074), whereas the queen is on sale for $1,914 (was $2,174). 

Brentwood Cypress Mattress: $579 (opens in new tab)

Brentwood Cypress Mattress: $579 $479 @ Brentwood Home (opens in new tab)
The Cypress mattress is an affordable memory foam mattress designed to support your body's curves while relieving pressure points throughout your body. Use coupon code "CYPRESS" to take $100 off all sizes. After discount, the twin costs $479 (was $579), whereas the queen costs $699 (was $799). 

Purple Plus Mattress: $1,199 (opens in new tab)

Purple Plus Mattress: $1,199 $999 @ Purple (opens in new tab)
The Purple Plus Mattress is Purple's newest mattress. It offers two extra inches of premium foam (versus its predecessor) for better cushioning, responsiveness, and breathability. In our Purple Plus mattress review (opens in new tab), we found it was a more luxurious version of the original mattress with better lumbar support. After discount, the twin costs $999 (was $1,199), whereas the queen costs $1,699 (was $1,899). Both are $100 cheaper than they were on during the July 4th weekend. 

Hybrid

Leesa Legend Mattress: $1,999 (opens in new tab)

Leesa Legend Mattress: $1,999 $1,599 @ Leesa (opens in new tab)
Save up to $700:
This mattress deal is perfect for side sleepers thanks to targeted hip and shoulder support. It's also great for sleepers dealing with night sweats and hot flashes because it has a sweat-wicking and breathable organic cotton cover, so you'll stay dry and cool all night. There are also springs and memory foam at work to reduce any pressure points when you lie down, and to isolate motion from your partner. After discount, the twin XL costs $1,599 (was $1,999), whereas the queen costs $2,099 (was $2,599). Plus, you'll get 2 free pillows with any mattress purchase. 

DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress: $799 (opens in new tab)

DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress: $799 $599 @ DreamCloud (opens in new tab)
Free $399 sheet set! DreamCloud Labor Day mattress sales are out in full swing. The manufacturer is taking $200 off all mattresses. Plus, get a free $399 bundle with the purchase of any mattress. The bundle includes free pillows, mattress protector, and a luxury sheet set. After discount, DreamCloud mattresses start at just $599 for the twin (was $799) or $999 for the queen (was $1,199).

The WinkBed Mattress: was $1,149 now $849 @ WinkBeds (opens in new tab)

The WinkBed Mattress: was $1,149 now $849 @ WinkBeds (opens in new tab)
The original WinkBed mattress has an excellent $300 discount on all sizes right now, which takes the cost of a queen to just $1,499. It's a good option for anyone suffering from back pain, thanks to its enhanced support. You can also choose your preferred level of firmness. After discount, the twin costs $849 (was $1,149), whereas the queen costs $1,499 (was $1,799). 

Big Fig Hybrid Mattress: $1,399 (opens in new tab)

Big Fig Hybrid Mattress: $1,399 $999 @ Big Fig (opens in new tab)
Save $400! The Big Fig mattress is made with four layers of memory foam and 1,600 pocketed spring coils for support. It also features special cooling technology that actively cools your body temperature as you sleep. Use coupon code "LABORDAY" to take $400 off all mattresses. After discount, the twin is $999 (was $1,399), whereas the queen is $1,399 (was $1,799). It's one of the best Labor Day mattress sales we've seen from Big Fig, which makes mattresses that support larger weight capacities. 

Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex Mattress: $1,149 (opens in new tab)

Brentwood Home Hybrid Latex Mattress: $1,149  $999 @ Brentwood Home (opens in new tab)
Made entirely from alternative, natural, and recycled materials, the Hybrid Latex Mattress has a 12-inch thick luxury design, 4 inches of natural latex in 3 zones, and up to 975 8-inch contouring pocketed coils. All sizes are $150 off via coupon code "SUMMER". After discount, the twin size costs $999 (was $1,149), whereas the queen costs $1,349 (was $1,499). 

Allswell Mattress: $339 (opens in new tab)

Allswell Mattress: $339 $271 @ Allswell (opens in new tab)
The Allswell Mattress is a hybrid mattress, which means it's made from both memory foam and individually wrapped coils. Backed by Walmart, it delivers comfort at an affordable price. Use coupon "LABORDAY2020" to take 20% off all mattresses. After discount, you can get the Allswell Mattress (twin) for $271 (was $339), whereas the queen costs $359 (was $449). 

Saatva Latex Hybrid: $1,395 (opens in new tab)

Saatva Latex Hybrid: $1,395 $1,020 @ Saatva (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for the comfort and durability of a luxury natural latex mattress, but also want the bouncy support of coils, the Saatva Latex Hybrid is the way to go. A responsive latex layer provides back support and pressure relief, while individually wrapped coils contour to give your body extra support. The coils also minimize motion transfer, which makes the Latex Hybrid a good choice for anyone with a restless partner. After discount, the twin costs $1,020 (was $1,395), whereas the queen costs $1,649 (was $2,024).

Organic

Avocado Eco Organic Mattress: $799 (opens in new tab)

Avocado Eco Organic Mattress: $799 $719 @ Avocado (opens in new tab)
The Eco Organic is Avocado's newest and least-expensive organic mattress. The hybrid mattress is made of over 900 pocketed coils and organic latex to deliver a contouring, gentle-firm feel. Use coupon "LABORDAY" to take 10% off all sizes. After discount, the twin costs $719 (was $799), whereas the queen costs $1,169 (was $1,299). 

Nolah Natural 11: $1,499 (opens in new tab)

Nolah Natural 11: $1,499 $949 @ Nolah (opens in new tab)
The Nolah Natural is an environmentally-friendly and hypoallergenic latex hybrid mattress designed for back pain relief. The mattress holds a spot in our best organic mattress (opens in new tab) guide. Handcrafted in the USA, it packs in layers of GOTS certified organic wool that's naturally breathable and temperature-regulating. That helps the Nolah feel warm/cozy in cold weather, yet cool to the touch when the temperatures rise. Use coupon "TGNOLAH" to take an extra $50 off mattress and weighted blanket sale prices. After discount, the twin costs $949 (was $1,499), whereas the queen costs $1,149 (was $1,799). During checkout, you'll need to remove the discount that's automatically added and instead add "TGNOLAH" as your discount. You'll then get up to $700 off plus an extra $50 off. 

Birch Natural Mattress: $1,349 (opens in new tab)

Birch Natural Mattress: $1,349 $949 @ Birch (opens in new tab)
The Birch Natural Mattress is the least-expensive mattress that Birch offers. It has an organic cotton cover and it's made from naturally breathable wool and Talalay latex. This mattress is built to support you in every sleeping position (back, stomach, side), plus the Talalay latex means it will feel cooler during sleep than mattresses made using synthetic materials. The Birch Natural Latex offers a medium-firm feel which should be just right for most sleepers, though if you share a bed with a restless sleeper you'd be better off with the Luxe version because it offers better motion isolation. To get the $400 discount, use the code "LDS400"; you'll also get two Eco-Rest pillows ($550 value) for free.

Avocado Green Mattress: $1,399 (opens in new tab)

Avocado Green Mattress: $1,399 $1,259 @ Avocado (opens in new tab)
Avocado is slashing 10% off all of its mattresses. If you're looking for an organic mattress — the Avocado Green Mattress is the best you can buy: it's 100% organic certified, non-toxic, and it's biodegradable. It's also the firmest of Avocado's organic mattresses with a 7.5 out of 10 rating on Avocado's firmness scale. Use coupon code "LABORDAY" to take 10% off the company's Green Mattress. After discount, the twin is $1,259 (was $1,399), whereas the queen is $1,799 (was $1,999).

Birch Luxe Natural Mattress: $1,849 (opens in new tab)

Birch Luxe Natural Mattress: $1,849 $1,449 @ Birch (opens in new tab)
Save $400: The Birch Luxe is a step up from the entry-level Birch because it uses premium quality materials including organic cashmere in the top layer. Packed with sustainably sourced materials, the Luxe Natural is worth considering if you want a medium-firm bed that's non-toxic and kinder to the planet. Like its sibling, the Luxe Natural is more breathable than all-foam and hybrid models because it uses temperature regulating wool and Pulse Latex for better airflow. In terms of comfort, it offers zoned lumbar support and wool comfort layers to reduce pressure during sleep. After discount, the twin is $1,449 (was $1,849), whereas the queen is $2,499 (was $2,899). 

Bases

Tempur Power Base: $1,549 (opens in new tab)

Tempur Power Base: $1,549 $1,449 @ Tempur-Pedic (opens in new tab)
Tempur-Pedic is taking up to $200 off its adjustable bases. The sale includes the Tempur Power Base, which can automatically adjust itself based on your snoring. (The base will raise about 12 degrees to reduce snoring). It will also offer personalized sleep suggestions to help you achieve the best night's sleep. 

Cocoon by Sealy Foundation: $299 (opens in new tab)

Cocoon by Sealy Foundation: $299 $249 @ Cocoon by Seal (opens in new tab)
Not all good bed frames cost a bundle. The Cocoon by Sealy Foundation is a basic, but reliable bed foundation available in all sizes. It's easy to assemble, sturdy, and low to the ground for a modern look. 

Brooklyn Bedding Ascension Luxe Adjustable Base: $699 (opens in new tab)

Brooklyn Bedding Ascension Luxe Adjustable Base: $699 $524 @ Brooklyn Bedding (opens in new tab)
Brooklyb Bedding is slashing 25% off all of its bases via coupon code "LABORDAY25". As part of the sale, you can get the Ascension Luxe Adjustable Power Base (twin) on sale from $524 (was $699). The queen costs just $599 (was $799). 

Purple Ascent Adjustable Base: $500 off all sizes @ Purple (opens in new tab)

Purple Ascent Adjustable Base: $500 off all sizes @ Purple (opens in new tab)
The Purple Ascent Adjustable Base has a variety of features to help you reach your best sleep. Features include an anti-snore setting, "zero gravity" preset (to alleviate back pain), and a sitting preset for when you're reading in bed. Currently, you can get $500 off the adjustable base, which starts at $899 for the twin (was $1,399) or $999 for the queen (was $1,499).

Casper adjustable bases: deals from $398 @ Casper (opens in new tab)

Casper adjustable bases: deals from $398 @ Casper (opens in new tab)
As part of its Labor Day mattress sale — Casper is taking 50% off all adjustable bases. The sale includes the original Adjustable Base, Adjustable Base Pro, and Adjustable Base Max. After discount, prices start as low as $398. 

Bedding

Tempur-Topper Supreme: $319 (opens in new tab)

Tempur-Topper Supreme: $319 $191 @ Tempur-Pedic (opens in new tab)
Tempur-Pedic is taking 40% off its mattress toppers, which are great for extending the life of your current mattress. The Editor's Choice Tempur-Topper Supreme sits at the top of our list of the best mattress toppers (opens in new tab). It adds 3 inches of Tempur's proprietary foam to your mattress. It's now on sale for just $191 (twin, $127 off) or $251 (queen, $167 off), which is one of the best Labor Day mattress deals we've seen so far. 

Nectar Duvet: $152 (opens in new tab)

Nectar Duvet: $152 $94 @ Nectar (opens in new tab)
The Nectar Hit the Hay Duvet is super-soft and made of breathable cotton for warmth in winter and cool sleeping in the summer. We've been using it for over a year love how it seals in warm air during the winter, yet is fully breathable during the hot summer months. It's now on sale for just $94.

Luna Adult Weighted Blanket: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Luna Adult Weighted Blanket: was $79 now $69 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Luna Adult Weighted Blanket is the best weighted blanket (opens in new tab) you can buy. Even better, it's now 20% off at Amazon, which is the lowest price we've seen. We love its  hypoallergenic construction and breathable cover. Plus, it's super soft and can be machine washed on a gentle cycle. Multiple patterns and weights are on sale.

Allswell Mattress Topper: $68 (opens in new tab)

Allswell Mattress Topper: $68 $54 @ Allswell (opens in new tab)
The Allswell Mattress Topper puts 2 inches of breathable foam between you and your mattress to promote better airflow and offer moisture wicking. Use coupon code "LABORDAY20" to knock 20% off. After discount, prices are $54 (twin) or $78 (queen).

Bear Mattress Topper: $245 (opens in new tab)

Bear Mattress Topper: $245 $172 @ Bear (opens in new tab)
The Bear mattress topper is a simple way to add softness and support to any mattress. As part of its current sale, you can use coupon code "LD30" to take 30% off the mattress topper's full price. After discount, the twin size costs $172 (was $245), whereas the queen size costs $242 (was $345). 

Dog Beds

Avocado Dog Bed w/ Pillow: $239 (opens in new tab)

Avocado Dog Bed w/ Pillow: $239 now $215 @ Avocado (opens in new tab)
Give your doggo a brand new bed this Labor Day. Avocado has its PETA-approved Organic Dog Bed with Pillow on sale for $214 (was $238) via coupon code "LABORDAY". The anti-odor and hypoallergenic beds offer an inch-thick layer of organic certified latex. It's all covered with a waterproof organic cotton inner liner and a removable cotton cover. The perfect mattress sale for your pet. 

Casper dog bed: $169 (opens in new tab)

Casper dog bed: $169 now $126 @ Casper (opens in new tab)
Save 25% Casper's luxurious memory foam dog beds are on sale. Choose the small size if your dog weighs up to 30lbs (now $104, down from $139). For dogs up to 60lbs, choose the medium ($126, was $169); and for dogs up to 90lbs, choose the large (now $186, down from $249). With pressure-relieving memory foam and durable support, this is one of the best dog beds around.

Tips for buying a mattress on Labor Day

A Nectar mattress box ready for unboxing

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Buying a mattress is a major investment, so it pays to do some homework before making a purchase. Because prices are so low, many people wait specifically for Labor Day mattress sales to buy a new mattress, but that doesn't always guarantee you'll get the best deal or the best bed for your budget. Here are a few tips to ensure you get the sale possible.

  • Look for dollar-off discounts instead of percentages: Flashy slogans like 50% off are designed to grab your attention. But a percentage off means nothing if you don't know the dollar-off discount. Always look at the original price and the final/discounted price before you make a final buying decision, that way you'll know just how much you really saved.
  • Shop around for mattress coupons: The vast majority of mattress manufacturers offer coupons that can save you a few extra dollars or get you a free bedding bundle with your mattress purchase. 
  • Look for freebies with your purchase: Dollar-off discounts are the way to go when it comes to shopping for a new mattress. But we also recommend looking for freebies that can sweeten your purchase even more. Nectar, which makes our favorite mattress of all time, always offers free $399 bedding bundle (opens in new tab) with its mattress purchases. The bundle includes a free mattress protector, sheet set, and pillows. 
  • Find the best warranty possible: The downside to online mattress shopping is that you can't try out a mattress before you buy it. Fortunately, most mattress manufacturers offer extended trials accompanied by warranties that last 10 or more years. Nectar, for example, offers a 365-night home trial (opens in new tab) bundled with a forever warranty (opens in new tab). To be fair, not all mattress retailers are as generous, but it's worth knowing the warranty and return policy before buying your new mattress. 
  • Invest as much as you can: A mattresses is something you buy maybe once every 10 years. It's also something you use for hours every day. As a result, you'll want to invest in a good mattress, rather than opting for the cheapest mattress you can find. Not only will your back thank you, but you'll also avoid having to buy a new mattress more frequently. 

Look for mattress coupons

Mattress manufacturers occasionally offer discounts via coupon codes. Some brands are upfront about their promo codes and list them on their respective websites. Others have the tendency to hide them. Either way, they're a quick and easy way to save on your Labor Day mattress sales purchases. Make sure to check out our guide to the best coupons via our guides: Nectar promo codes, Tempur Pedic promo codes, Purple promo codes, Casper promo codes, DreamCloud coupons, and Awara promo codes

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.