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Black Friday mattress deals 2021 — best early sales

Black Friday mattress deals 2021
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Black Friday mattress deals are starting to trickle in. These sales are without a doubt the cheapest and best deals of the year. While November is still a few days out, it's never too early to start thinking about Black Friday mattress deals. 

Whether you want to save money on the best mattress you can buy, or whether you're looking for the least-expensive mattress possible, we've got you covered. Plus, Black Friday is an excellent time to find the latest mattress sale on bedding too. You can expect to see massive discounts on sheet sets, pillows, duvets, weighted blankets, and more. 

One thing to keep in mind: numerous furniture companies are backed up with orders as a result of new virus outbreaks and labor shortages throughout Asia. That means delivery dates that used to take days are now taking months. These delays and production shortages are expected to last through the end of the year, which means Black Friday mattress deals may be in high demand, but short supply this year. Our advice to shoppers is to get your purchases done as early as you can to avoid any potential bottlenecks. 

Early Black Friday mattress deals

If you can wait till November, we absolutely recommend waiting till the official Black Friday season begins. However, we understand not everyone can wait or perhaps you just want to avoid any shipping bottlenecks. So below are the best early Black Friday mattress deals you can get now. We'll advise when we think prices may get cheaper. 

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress: was $699 now $599 @ Helix
Save up to $200 + free pillows: Helix's hybrid mattress is made of memory foam that relieves tension 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. Helix is taking up to $200 off mattresses via the following codes: "FALLBED100" ($100 off any mattress); "FALLBED150" ($150 off $1,250); or "FALLBED200" ($200 off $1,750). Even better, all deals come with two free pillows. After discount, you can get the Midnight Luxe (twin) for $599 (was $699) or the queen for $999 (was $1,099) via the above codes. 

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: was $798 now $499 + $399 of free gifts at Nectar
The Nectar Memory Foam Mattress is our top mattress pick. The Editor's Choice mattress offers tremendous value for the money. In our review, we found it to be very comfortable (thanks to those five layers of memory foam). It also offers excellent pressure relief around your shoulders, hips, and back. Bonus points for offering an impressive 365-night trial and a forever guarantee. Currently, the twin costs $499 (was $798), whereas the queen costs $899 (was $1,298). Plus, you get freebies like pillows, a sheet set, and a mattress protector ($399 value) with any mattress purchase. However, last year Nectar cut 25% off everything in a flash sale held on November 1. This dropped the price of the Memory Foam mattress to just $374 for a twin ($599 for a queen). If you can afford to wait, we recommend waiting till November. 

Saatva Classic Mattress

Saatva Classic Mattress: was $1,098 now $898 @ Saatva
Hotel luxury for less: The Saatva Classic is a luxurious mattress without the luxurious price tag. In our review, we found it to be the most comfortable mattress we've tested. It's also highly customizable: It's available in soft, medium, and firm versions. You can even choose the mattress' height (11.5 or 14.5 inches). Bonus points to Saatva for offering free white glove delivery to the room of your choice. Currently, Saatva is knocking $200 off purchases of $925 or more. (This is better than their previous sale since it applies to more mattress sizes). After discount, the twin XL costs $898 (was $1,098), whereas the queen costs $1,395 (was $1,595). 

Tuft & Needle Original Mattress

Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: was $645 now $451 @ T&N
Editor's Choice deal: 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. After discount, you can get the T&N Original Mattress twin for $451.50 (was $645), whereas the queen size is $626.50 (was $895). Use coupon "OG30" to get these prices. The coupon is valid on the Original Mattress only. 

Avocado Latex Mattress

Avocado Green Mattress: was $1,099 now $999 @ Avocado
Best organic mattress: Avocado continues to give an excellent $100 discount on its all-natural, mattress via coupon code "AUTUMN". If you're looking for an organic mattress — this 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. After discount, you can get the twin for $999 (was $1,099) or the queen for $1,499 (was $1,599). Keep in mind, last holiday season Avocado took $200 off its mattresses, which means you can save more if you wait for the company's official Black Friday mattress deals next month. 

Allswell Mattress

Allswell Mattress: was $265 now $225 @ Allswell
Best budget hybrid: 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 "FUTURE15" to take 15% off all mattresses. After discount, you can get the Allswell Mattress (twin) for $225.25 (was $265), whereas the queen costs $318.75 (was $375). That's one of the best early deals we've ever seen. Our exclusive coupon even beats their current sale price. Plus, multiple sizes are currently in stock. (The mattress tends to sell out during major holidays). 

Amerisleep AS3 Mattress

Amerisleep AS3 Mattress: was $1,449 now $1,149 @ Amerisleep
The AS3 is Amerisleep's best-selling mattress. It's an eco-friendly, high-performance foam-based mattress (medium firmness) that uses a plant-based material (Bio-Pur) to promote airflow and help you sleep cool at night. This early deal takes $300 off all sizes and includes two free pillows. After discount, you can get the twin for $1,149 (was $1,449) or the queen for $1,399 (was $1,699). However, last holiday season these mattresses started from $804, which means prices will get cheaper as we get closer to November. 

Picking the best Black Friday mattress deals

Buying a new mattress can be intimidating. However, many bed-in-a-box companies have made the process simple. Some companies even offer white glove service and will remove your old mattress when delivering your new one. 

Keep in mind that while you may see ultra cheap deals on Black Friday, a mattress is something you will use every night of your life. In other words, if there's one item you should splurge on — a mattress would be it. (Alternatively, you can invest in one of the best mattress toppers).

That said, our favorite overall mattress comes from Nectar. The company has crafted a mattress that's both comfortable and economical. Other noteworthy brands include Saatva, Allswell, and Purple. Below you'll find our Black Friday mattress deals predictions for these — and other — top-rated brands.

Black Friday mattress deals — Nectar

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

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Nectar makes our favorite overall mattress. Currently, Nectar is taking up to $400 off all mattresses . At the very least we expect Nectar to match this sale and or even sweeten it with a slightly bigger dollar-off discount, which will likely apply to its pricier/premium line of mattresses. 

However, it's worth noting that on November 1 of last year, Nectar cut 25% off everything in a very limited flash sale. This dropped the price of the Memory Foam mattress to just $374 for a twin ($599 for a queen), and the Lush to $824 ($1,124 for a queen). These were the cheapest Black Friday mattress deals we saw from Nectar and it was cheaper than Nectar's official Black Friday sale. So unless you need a new mattress asap, we advise waiting till November for a potentially better discount. 

Read more: best Nectar mattress deals

Black Friday mattress deals — Saatva

Saatva mattress

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If you're looking for luxury, Saatva makes our favorite premium mattress. Even better, they provide free white glover delivery and they will even remove your old mattress for you. 

During last year's Black Friday mattress sales, Saatva knocked $150 off any purchase of $1,000 or more. However, this past summer Saatva has already topped its previous sale by taking $215 off any purchase of $1,000. Given that shoppers have less money to spend in 2021, there's a good chance we may see a better Black Friday mattress sale from Saatva. Whether it comes in  the form of a larger dollar-off discount or free bundle remains to be seen. 

Read more: best Saatva mattress deals

Black Friday mattress sales — Tempur-Pedic

Mattress topper

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Tempur-Pedic mattresses are designed for people who want to make a long-term investment in their sleep. Outside of the holidays, a Tempur-Pedic mattress can cost as much as $1,699. However, with Black Friday mattress sales just around the corner — there's never been a better time to shop. 

For instance, right now you can get the Tempur-Topper Supreme for just $239.20. That's 20% off and the best price we've seen for this mattress topper. (It's our Editor's Choice pick in our list of the best mattress toppers). If you don't want to buy a new mattress or if your current mattress is in ok shape, a mattress topper is a great way to extend the life of your mattress. 

Last year, Tempur-Pedic took $200 off select mattresses during Black Friday. The manufacturer also offered $100 off its entry-level line of mattresses. We expect to see similar — if not slightly steeper — discounts during this year's Black Friday mattress sales. 

Read more: Best Tempur-Pedic deals

Black Friday mattress deals — Casper

Casper mattress

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In addition to being one of the more popular bed-in-a-box brands, Capser is also known for offering excellent customer service. Casper's line of mattresses includes three models: the Casper Mattress (Original), the Hybrid Wave, and the Hybrid Nova. There's also the Casper Element, which is the brand's cheapest mattress. 

In terms of Black Friday mattress deals, look for sales that take from 10% to 15% off Casper's line of mattresses. To date, 15% off has been the biggest discount we've seen from Casper in 2021. The discount applied to its less costly Original mattress, whereas the pricier models saw 10% off. (These sales were offered on July 4th and again on Labor Day). It's possible Casper may offer even more aggressive Black Friday mattress deals, but rest assured that anything 15% off is indeed an excellent deal. 

Read more: Guide to Casper Mattress

Black Friday mattress deals — Tuft & Needle

Tuft & Needle mattress

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Tuft & Needle offered some epic deals during Prime Day (it had mattresses on sale from $280). This past summer, the manufacturer also took up to $250 off select mattress purchases. Black Friday mattress deals are different and we expect Tuft & Needle will offers its biggest discounts yet. 

Currently, Tuft & Needle is taking 15% off sitewide. For Black Friday, we predict they'll bump that savings to 20% off or bundle some freebies with a mattress purchase. 

As for the quality of their mattresses, Tuft & Needle mattresses rank among the best mattresses you can buy. They make mattresses with two layers of proprietary foam: one layer is an adaptive cooling gel and the other a graphite foam that promises to keep you cool while you sleep. The Tuft & Needle Original Mattress is their main model offering a soft, plushy feel but with enough back support for most sleepers. 

Black Friday mattress deals — Purple

Purple Mattress

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Few mattress companies are as widely known as Purple Mattress. The company is known for being one of the most innovative brands, thanks to its unique "Purple grid" layer that's found inside each of the company's three mattresses. 

Last year, Purple's Black Friday mattress sales offered a mix of dollar-off discounts and free bundles. The discounts ranged from $50 to $200 off and every mattress purchase was accompanied by free sheets and a sleep mask. Purple's 2020 deals haven't quite beaten last year's sale, but they've come close. Earlier in the month, Purple was taking up to $150 off its mattresses and taking an extra $200 off mattress bundles. 

Read more: best Purple mattress deals

Black Friday mattress deals — tips to remember

  • Never pay full price: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the best time to buy a new mattress or new bedding. Other holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day pale in comparison to the Black Friday mattress sales you'll see in the coming months. In other words, rest assured you're getting the lowest price of the year. 
  • Know your return policy: Never buy a mattress without knowing the manufacturer's return policy. On paper, it may sound like the mattress of your dreams, but it could wind up being too firm or too soft for your liking. This is even more important now that most of us are doing our shopping online. A good return policy will offer at least a 100-night trial with free return shipping and no penalty fees. Some companies will go so far as offering 18-months trials with free return shipping.

What Black Friday mattress deals can I buy now?

Black Friday mattress deals are starting earlier than ever this year. While we traditionally recommend waiting till November, there are many excellent sales you can shop now. Some of our favorite early deals include: 

Nectar (Editor's Choice): $400 off mattresses + $399 free gifts
Avocado:
$100 off green, latex, or hybrid mattresses
Bear: 25% off sitewide + free $250 gift
Cocoon by Sealy: 35% off Chill mattress + free sleep bundle
Helix mattress:
up to $200 off + free pillows
Saatva: $200 off any $925 mattress purchase
Tuft & Needle: up to 15% off mattress + bedding bundles
Vaya: $300 off any mattress via code "VAYA300"

Louis Ramirez

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.