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Best cheap mattress deals and sales in August 2021

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Cheap mattress deals are everywhere this week. Although there's no major retail holiday in the near future, we're still seeing epic mattress deals and discounts on everything from the best mattress we've reviewed to mattress sales on our favorite cheap mattress. 

So what are the best cheap mattress deals can you get right now? Currently, our favorite mattress sales come courtesy of Nectar. The Editor's Choice Nectar mattress is $400 off— plus you'll get a free sleep bundle worth $399 with every mattress purchase. It's an amazing value on our favorite overall mattress.

Meanwhile, there's a $200 discount at luxury mattress brand Saatva when you spend $1,000 or more. The Saatva Classic Mattress is our favorite luxury mattress because it offers tremendous hotel-quality comfort without the high price tag. Plus, there are plenty of other mattress deals to browse too. From sitewide discounts to huge mattress coupons, here are the best cheap mattress sales of the week. (And make sure to check out our guide to the best mattress toppers too). 

Today's best mattress sales

Back to school discounts and cheap mattress deals

Back to school sales have officially started. For college students living off campus, that means it's time to shop for a new mattress. Fortunately, there are many cheap mattress deals that cash-strapped students — and their parents — can take advantage of. The Tuft & Needle Original Mattress is on sale from $548, whereas the Allswell Hybrid queen is on sale for $318 via coupon "FUTURE15". These are two of our favorite cheap mattresses and perfect for any back to school shopper. In addition, Purple has various back to school savings that take up to 20% off pillows, bedding, and seat cushions. Make sure to check out our back to school guide for buying advice, tips, and more mattress sales. 

Best cheap mattress sales

Editor's Picks

Editor's Choice

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress: was $798 now $499 + $399 of free gifts at Nectar
Our favorite overall: 
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.View Deal

Cocoon Chill mattress: was $769 now $499 + free pillows and sheet set @ Cocoon by Sealy
Best for hot sleepers: 
Hot, humid weather is here and if you're the type that sweats overnight, this is the mattress for you. While many mattresses can wick away heat, in our review 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 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. View Deal

Saatva Classic Mattress: was $1,049 now $849 @ 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 taking $200 off orders of $1,000 or more. After discount, the twin XL costs $887 (was $1,087), whereas the queen costs $1,374 (was $1,574).View Deal

Tuft & Needle Original Mattress: was $645 now $548 @ T&N
Best budget pick: The Original Mattress is perfect for anyone who needs a new mattress, but doesn't want to spend too much. In our review, we found 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. It's also great for couples, because its adaptive foam will keep you stable even if your partner rolls around a lot. After discount, you can get the T&N Original Mattress (twin) for $548 (was $645), whereas the queen size is $760 (was $895).View Deal

Avocado Latex Mattress: was $1,499 now $1,399 @ Avocado
Best organic mattress: Avocado continues to give an excellent $100 discount on its all-natural, latex mattress via coupon code "SUMMEROFAVO". 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, the twin costs $1,399 (was $1,499), whereas the queen costs $1,999 (was $2,099).View Deal

GhostBed Luxe: was $1,795 now $1,202 @ GhostBed
Get 2 free pillows: Ghostbed calls the Luxe the "coolest bed in the world" and this 13-inch tall luxury foam mattress is packed with cooling tech, including a cool-to-the-touch quilted cover, gel memory foam, and a layer of thermo-sensitive foam. Additional support layers also adapt to your body to relieve pressure and boost comfort. It's a great option for anyone who overheats at night. Use exclusive coupon code "FUTURE33" to drop the twin price to $1,202 (was $1,795), whereas the queen costs $1,504 (was $2,245). The coupon can be used on any mattress, but the Luxe is our top pick. Coupon ends September 10. View Deal

DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress: was $1,198 now $699 @ DreamCloud
Free $399 gift set: If an all-foam mattress isn't for you, then you'll like the DreamCloud Hybrid mattress. The 14-inch mattress is one of the tallest we've reviewed and it features five layers that offer firm, responsive support as well as soft cushioning. As part of its official 4th of July mattress sales — you can get the DreamCloud Hybrid mattress twin for $699 (was $1,198) or the queen for $999 (was $1,598). The mattress comes with free shipping, free returns, and a 365-night home trial. Plus, you get a free mattress protector, sheet set, and pillows.View Deal

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 cheap mattress deals we've ever seen. Our exclusive coupon even beats their current 10% off coupon. View Deal

Helix Midnight Luxe Mattress: was $699 now $599 @ Helix
Save up to $200 + free pillows: Labor Day has arrived early at Helix. As part of its mattress sales — Helix is taking up to $200 off mattresses via the following codes: "LDAY100" ($100 off any mattress); "LDAY150" ($150 off $1,250); or "LDAY200" ($200 off $1,750). Even better, all deals come with two free pillows. After discount, you can get the Midnight Luxe (twin) for $599 or the queen for $999 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. View Deal

Memory Foam

GhostBed Classic Mattress: was $845 now $566 + 2 free pillows @ GhostBed
Save 30%:
GhostBed is taking 33% off all mattresses during its latest mattress sales event. Just use exclusive coupon code "FUTURE33" at checkout to activate the savings. After discount, you can get the GhostBed Mattress twin for $566.15 (was $845) or queen for $867.65 (was $1,295). Plus, you'll get two GhostPillows for free ($170 value). It's one of the best mattress deals you can get right now. Deal ends: soonView Deal

Leesa Original: was $799 now $699 + 2 free pillows @ Leesa
The Original Mattress is Leesa's entry-level, all-foam mattress. As part of its latest mattress deals — Leesa is taking up to $200 off all sizes of its Original Mattress. After discount, the twin costs $699 (was $799), whereas the queen costs $949 (was $1,099). Plus, you'll get 2 free Leesa pillows with any mattress purchase. (Other Leesa mattresses are up to $400 off). View Deal

Helix Sunset Luxe Mattress: was $699 now $599 @ Helix
Save up to $200 + free pillows: As part of its mattress deals, Helix is taking up to $200 off mattresses via the following codes: "JULY4100" ($100 off $600+); "JULY4150" ($150 off $1,250+); or "JULY4200" ($200 off $1,750+). Even better, all deals come with two free pillows. After discount, you can get the Sunset Luxe (twin) for $599 or the queen for $999 via the above-mentioned codes. The hybrid mattress features both memory foam and individual coils to offer the best support and comfort. View Deal

Bear Mattress: was $695 now $522 + $250 in gifts @ Bear
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 latest mattress deals, Bear is taking 25% off sitewide via code "CHILL". Plus, get a free $250 gift set (two pillows and a sheet set). After discount, the twin mattress costs $522 (was $695), whereas the queen costs $747 (was $995).View Deal

Purple Mattress: was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Purple
Save up to $350: Mattress deals at Purple are taking up to $150 off mattresses and an extra $200 off mattress bundles. Combined, you can save up to $350 off. Not sure which mattress to get? The signature Purple Mattress uses an innovative responsive gel grid and dual layers of foam to deliver support and flexibility. In our review, we found the gel grid instantly responds to movement, cradling pressure points and aligning your spine, and springing back into place when you adjust your position. It's especially good at isolating movement and it has 2,800 open air channels to allow for maximum cooling. After discount, the Purple mattress queen is $1,099 (was $1,199). Add the Premium Sleep Bundle for $316 (normally $516) and you'll save an extra $200 off, for a combined $300 off. View Deal

Idle mattress: was $910 now $455 @ Idle Sleep
Save 50%:
Idle Sleep's memory foam mattress offers five levels of contoured support and adaptive gel-fused layers. As part of its latest mattress deals, Idle is taking up to 50% off sitewide. After discount, the Idle twin costs $455 (was $910), whereas the queen costs $695 (was $1,390). Deal ends: unknownView Deal

Emma mattress: was $799 now $519 @ Emma
Save up to 35%: Emma is taking up to 35% off all mattresses. That means you can buy the best-selling memory foam twin mattress for $519.35 (was $799) or the queen mattress for $844.35 (was $1,299). We've tested this medium mattress and it's phenomenal: we found it exceptionally comfortable and supportive, with great edge support and low motion transfer. Deal ends: unknownView Deal

Amerisleep AS2 Foam mattress: was $1,049 now $734 @ Amerisleep
Amerisleep is taking 30% off any mattress purchase via coupon code "AS30". After coupon, you can get the AS2 Foam Mattress (twin) for $734 (was $1,049) or the AS2 Foam Mattress (queen) for $979 (was $1,399). Plus, get one free queen pillow and mattress protector ($119 value) with any mattress purchase. That's one of the best cheap mattress deals we've seen from any mattress company. Deal ends: unknown.View Deal

Casper Mattress: was $595 now $506 @ Casper
Up to 30% off:
Casper is cutting up to 30% off select mattresses bundles during its latest mattress deals. The Casper Original Mattress is our favorite of the bunch. It has four layers of premium foam and includes a 5-year limited warranty. After discount, the Casper Original Mattress costs $506 for a twin size (was $595) or $931 for a queen (was $1,095). Deal ends: soonView Deal

Nest Bedding: was $499 now $399 @ Nest Bedding
Mattress manufacturer Nest Bedding has plenty of mattress sales to choose from right now. If you're strapped for cash, their trademark Love & Sleep mattress (twin) is on sale for $399 (was $499). The queen is on sale for $639 (was $799). The foam mattress is great for back and side sleepers and is made of breathable foam. The mattress comes with a lifetime warranty. View Deal

Hybrid

Allswell Mattress: was $265 now $225 @ Allswell
Best value hybrid mattress: The Allswell Mattress is a hybrid mattress made from 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 cheap mattress deals we've ever seen.View Deal

DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress: was $899 now $699 + $399 of free gifts @ DreamCloud
DreamCloud mattress deals 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 $699 for the twin (was $1,198) or $999 for the queen (was $1,598). Deal ends: soonView Deal

Big Fig Hybrid Mattress: was $1,399 now $1,199 @ Big Fig
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 "LOVE" to take $200 off all mattresses. After discount, the twin is $1,199 (was $1,399), whereas the queen is  $1,599 (was $1,799). It's one of the best mattress sales we've seen from Big Fig, which makes mattresses that support larger weight capacities. View Deal

Brentwood Hybrid Latex Mattress: was $899 now $799 @ Brentwood Home
Save $100:
Brentwood Home is taking $100 off its hybrid latex mattress with no coupon required. The mattress is made with natural and recycled materials and is rated as offering a medium feel. After discount, the twin costs $799 (was $899) and the queen costs $1,099 (was $1,199). It features a 1-year sleep trial and includes a 25-year warranty. Deals end: unknownView Deal

Awara: $300 off + 25% off bedding @ Awara
There are plenty of mattress deals to choose from at Awara.  The company's naturally-sourced mattresses are now $300 off. Plus, you can get $499 in free accessories with each mattress purchase. After discount, the Awara Organic Hybrid twin Mattress starts at $999 ($1,798), whereas the queen costs $1,299 (was $2,098). Deal ends: soonView Deal

Mattresses sales: deals from $101 @ Overstock
From hybrids to memory foam, the Overstock semi annual sale is knocking mattress deals down to as low as $101. Brands on sale include Serta, Lucid, Beautyrest, and Sealy. It's one of the biggest sales we've seen from Overstock in months. View Deal

Nolah: up to $800 off mattresses @ Nolah
Nolah has plenty of cheap mattress deals available this week. First, it's taking up to $800 off its entire line of mattresses. Even better, get 2 free pillows with any mattress purchase. After discount, the twin Nolah Original 10-inch costs $499 (was $649), whereas the queen costs $899 (was $1,149). Deal ends: unknown.  View Deal

Plush Beds: $1,200 off all organic mattresses
Mattress manufacturer Plush Beds is offering one of the biggest mattress sales we've seen. It's taking $1,200 off its entire line of organic mattresses. After discount, you can get the Natural Bliss Mattress twin for just $999 (was $2,199), whereas the queen costs $1,599 (was $2,799). Plus, you'll get a free sheet set with every mattress purchase. Deal ends: unknown.View Deal

Zoma: $150 off all mattresses @ Zoma
As part of its latest mattress deals — Zoma is taking $150 off any mattress purchase. After discount, you can get the Zoma mattress twin for $499 (was $649), whereas the queen is $799 (was $949). It's one of the biggest sales we've seen from Zoma. Deal ends: soonView Deal

Vaya mattress sales: $300 off all mattresses
As part of its latest mattress sales event, Vaya is taking $300 off any mattress purchase via coupon "VAYA300". After discount, the Vaya mattress twin costs $349 (was $649), whereas the queen costs $599 (was $899). Vaya mattresses feature the company's Comfort Foam tech, which contours to your body for maximum comfort while wicking away warm air to keep you cool. Deal ends: unknown. View Deal

Saatva Zenhaven Latex Mattress: was $1,399 now $1,199 @ Saatva
The Saatva Zenhaven is a 100% natural and non-toxic latex mattress. The mattress is flippable, so you can enjoy a luxury plush side or a more gentle firm side. (The latter is great for stomach and back sleepers). As part of its current mattress deals — Saatva is taking $200 off all sizes of this mattress. After discount, the twin costs $1,199 (was $1,399), whereas the queen costs $2,199 (was $2,399).  View Deal

Kids

Brentwood Juniper Kids Mattress: was $349 now $249 @ Brentwood
All sizes of the Juniper Kids Mattress are now on sale at Brentwood. The mattresses are all made with cooling gel memory foam, which sleeps cooler than traditional memory foam. The mattresses are latex-free and 100% hypoallergenic. After discount, the twin costs $249 (was $349), whereas the full costs $349 (was $449). View Deal

Nest Kids Mattress: was $499 now $449 @ Nest
Nest is taking 10% off its collection of mattresses for kids. For instance, you can get the Nest Kids Mattress twin for $449.10 (was $499). The all memory foam mattress is their most affordable kid's mattress. It's available in firm or medium. View Deal

Bedding

Purple Back to School: up to 20% off pillows, bedding, more @ Purple
It's back to school season at Purple. The mattress manufacturer has a variety of cheap mattress deals and bundled that cater to students. You can save up to 20% depending on the bundle you buy. For instance, but two items, get 10% off; buy three items, get 15% off; or buy four items, get 20% off. View Deal

Nectar 5-Piece Bedroom Set: was $1,698 now $1,149 @ Nectar
The Nectar 5-piece bedroom set (queen) includes a Nectar mattress, foundation, two cooling pillows, sheet set, and mattress protector. For a limited time, Nectar is taking $549 off its full price, which makes this one of the best mattress deals we've seen. View Deal

Allswell Mattress Topper: was $68 now $57 @ Allswell
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 "FUTURE15" to drop its price to $57.80. That's $10 off and one of the best mattress deals we've seen. View Deal

Tempur-Topper Supreme: was $299 now $239 @ Tempur-Pedic
Hurry! Tempur-Pedic is taking 20% off its mattress toppers, which are great for extending the life of your current mattress. The Editor's Choice Tempur-Topper Supreme adds 3 inches of Tempur's proprietary foam to your mattress. It's now on sale for just $239, which is one of the best mattress deals we've seen so far this month. View Deal

Idle Sateen Bed Sheets: was $95 now $66 @ Idle Sleep
Mattress sales aren't the only item discounted at Idle. For a limited time, all Idle Sateen bed sheets are 20% off. Each set includes a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two pillow cases. Idle's Sateen Bed Sheets are fair trade certified and made of 100% organic cotton. View Deal

Dog Beds

Nectar Dog Bed: was $119 now $89 @ Nectar
Mattress deals for your pupper are here, thanks to Nectar. The Nectar Dog Bed is water-resistant, chew proof, and has a non-slip bottom to resist movement. It's available in sizes small through X-large. All sizes are up to $70 off right now with prices starting as low as $89. View Deal

Casper dog bed: was $125 now from $113 @ Casper
Save up to $22: There's a 10% discount on Casper's luxurious memory foam dog bed with this Sleep Week mattress deal. Choose the small size if your dog weighs up to 30lbs (now $113, down from $125). For dogs up to 60lbs, choose the medium ($135, was $150); and for dogs up to 90lbs, choose the large (now $203, down from $225). With pressure-relieving memory foam and durable support, this is one of the best dog beds around.View Deal

Pillows

Tempur-Adjustable Support Pillow: 2-pack for $79 @ Tempur-Pedic
Editor's Choice deal: Normally priced at $59 each, Tempur-Pedic has its Adjustable Support Pillow on sale. You can get two pillows for just $79. That's $39 off and one of the best sales we've seen on Tempur-Pedic pillows. The pillow uses the company's proprietary blend of materials to offer pressure relief and plush comfort. (We own these pillows and find them to be the perfect mix of soft and firm. They're easily foldable, but firm enough so your head feels likes it's fully supported). View Deal

Layla Memory Foam Pillow: was $75 now $55 @ Layla
Plush, supportive, and cool, the Layla Memory Foam Pillow promises to deliver the best sleep possible. As part of its current mattress deals — Layla is taking $20 off its pillow. View Deal

Tempur-Cloud Pillow 2-set: deals from $99 @ Tempur-Pedic
As part of its weekend mattress deals — Tempur-Pedic is taking up to 25% off its entire line of pillows. If you're after the most bang for your buck, you can get two Tempur-Cloud Pillows for just $99. That's $59 off and the cheapest price we've seen. Or you can get two Tempur-Cloud Breeze Dual Cooling Pillows for $229. Not only is this one of our favorite pillows, but it's $109 off for the set of two. View Deal

Brentwood Yoga Pillow: was $49 now $39 @ Brentwood
Brentwood doesn't offer just mattress deals. The mattress company  is currently taking 20% off its entire Crystal Cove Yoga Pillows and Cushions via coupon code "YOGA20". After coupon, the Crystal Cove Pranayama Pillow costs just $39 (was $49). View Deal

Amerisleep Comfort Classic Pillow: was $90 now $81 @ Amerisleep
As part of its  latest mattress sales, Amerisleep is taking 10% off its Comfort Classic Pillows via coupon code "TAKE10". After discount, a queen size pillow costs $81. The eco-friendly pillows are designed to be light and supportive. They're also designed with cooling channels to wick away warm air. View Deal

Layla Kapok Pillow: buy one, get one 50% off @ Layla
The Kapok pillow features a copper-woven outer cover that's soft, cool, and great at keeping allergens away. Its inner fill is a blend of memory foam and lightweight Kapok fibers, which are airier and softer than cotton or wool. Normally priced at $199 for a set of two, you can now get two for just $148.50. View Deal

Casper Throw Pillows: was $59 now $30 @ Casper
The Casper Throw Pillows are made with 100% wool and come in a variety of sizes and colors to match your room. They're currently 30% off with prices from $41. That's $12 cheaper than they were during Black Friday! View Deal

Cheap mattress deals online — Where to find them

Holidays are — not surprisingly — the best time of year for mattress sales. November, in particular, is a great month for mattress deals with many manufacturers offering their lowest prices of the year. However, if you need a cheap mattress deal now — there are many mattress deals available that you can take advantage of. The best places to look are generally the mattress manufacturers. Nectar, Saatva, Purple, and Amerisleep, for instance, usually have various mattress deals you can take advantage of on any given day of the week. 

Mattress deals — tips to remember

  • Never pay full price: Labor Day, Black Friday/Cyber Monday, Memorial Day, and July 4th are generally the best time of the year for mattress deals. (If we had to pick one holiday — Black Friday/Cyber Monday would be the one we recommend). However, even if you're nowhere near a major holiday, most mattress companies offer mattress deals year-round. So you should never pay full price for any mattress. 
  • Know your return policy: Buying a new mattress — especially these days — can be tricky. Perhaps you're relying on user reviews or word of mouth. Or maybe you've already tried the mattress and have finally found the right mattress deal. Either way, you should always know the mattress' return policy should you have to return it. Some companies offer 100-night trials with free return shipping and no penalty fees , whereas others offer 18-months trials with similar shipping policies.

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Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. That means price checking against multiple retailers and searching 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.