I test mattresses for work — these 3 Memorial Day sales are the best I’ve seen

The Amerisleep AS3 Hybrid mattress, shown here on a grey bed frame in a white bedroom, is on sale for the best price in this year's Memorial Day sales
(Image credit: Amerisleep)

There are dozens of traditional and boxed mattresses on sale today for Memorial Day and I’ve been shopping all morning to find the best deals. I’ve been tracking mattress sales for years so I know a good deal when I spot one. And today’s best offer arrived a couple of hours ago in the form of a flash sale: save 40% on mattresses + free bedding at Bear mattress

That’s superb value for money, with the cost of Bear’s popular memory foam Bear Original mattress in a box dropping down to an all-time low of $419.40 (was $699) with free pillows and bed sheets too. I’ve seen some belting deals in my role as Senior Sleep Editor for Tom’s Guide, but this Bear Mattress saving is hard to beat. 

If you’re shopping for the best mattress for your sleep needs and budget, I highly recommend the following three Memorial Day mattress sales. Each comes from a trusted mattress brand, is available on a lengthy sleep trial to ensure you have ample time to test them yourself, and each has a good warranty to cover your purchase. Here’s why I’m recommending them to anyone shopping for a new mattress this Memorial Day…

1. Bear Original Memory Foam at Bear Mattress

Was from:Now from:Saving: Up to $676 and $500 of bedding at Bear Mattress

1. Bear Original Memory Foam at Bear Mattress

Was from: $699
Now from: $419.40
Saving: Up to $676 and $500 of bedding at Bear Mattress

The deal: There are lots of memory foam mattresses on sale today, but I haven’t found any that beats the Bear Original for value for money. You can save 40% off every size with the code MD4TY at checkout and you’ll receive up to $500 of free bedding with your purchase.

The mattress: The Bear Original is a 10” memory foam mattress in a box that my Bear Original Mattress review team rates it highly for pressure relief and motion isolation. It does retain a little warmth, so pick the Saatva or Amerisleep if you overheat during sleep. However if you have a small budget for a top-rated memory foam mattress and you want to overhaul your sleep space with fresh new sheets and pillows, this deal is excellent value. A queen size Bear Original is down to just $598 with $320 of free bedding. 

The benefits: 120-night trial | Lifetime warranty | Free shipping

2. Saatva Classic Mattress at Saatva

2. Saatva Classic Mattress at Saatva

Was: From $1,395
Now: From $995
Savings: $400 off all sizes at Saatva

The deal: For the past few months all Saatva mattress prices have been at an all-time high, but this new $400 discount on every Saatva order with $1,000 or more opens up the cheapest prices I’ve seen on the Saatva Classic since Presidents’ Day. Saatva only rolls out this bigger discount for major holidays, so once this current Saatva mattress sale ends tomorrow, I don’t expect to see it again until Labor Day in September. If you want the Saatva Classic at the cheapest price, buy it now.

The mattress: The handcrafted Saatva Classic is a luxury innerspring mattress that I rate as the best hybrid mattress in the world. It comes in three firmness (Plush, Luxury Firm, Firm) and two heights (11.5” and 13.5”), so it can be tailored to most body types and sleep preferences. During our Saatva Classic mattress review, it slept cool and offered excellent pressure relief and lumbar support. It is a little bouncy, so choose the Bear Original above if you need the highest level of motion isolation from your new mattress (perhaps because you share with a restless sleeper). In short, the Saatva Classic is a near-perfect luxury-hotel style mattress on sale for the best price we’ve seen in months.

The benefits: 365-night trial | Lifetime warranty | White Glove Delivery

3. Amerisleep AS3 Mattress at Amerisleep

3. Amerisleep AS3 Mattress at Amerisleep

Was: From $1,699
Now: From $1,249
Saving: $450 at Amerisleep

The deal: Amerisleep is offering $450 off the AS3 this Memorial day and you’ll get a free foundation (bed base) plus a free luxury bedding set. All together, that adds up to $1,140 of savings – the biggest I’ve seen from this brand. The deal is exclusive to Memorial Day, so like the Bear and Saava time-limited sales above, if you like the sound of this I’d buy today to avoid disappointment. 

The mattress: The Amerisleep AS3 is a comfortable hybrid mattress for side sleepers, landing on the softer side of medium. It uses a combination of foams and pocketed coils to provide full body support and comfort, and has a breathable feel and cool-touch sleep surface. What I like about the Amerisleep AS3 compared to other hybrids is its use of a plant-derived foam – toxin-free, fiberglass-free and with no off-gassing stench. If you’re a side sleeper who wants the supportive feel and breathable comfort of a hybrid mattress, yet you love the contouring hug of foam, I’d recommend the Amerisleep AS3 (read our Amerisleep AS3 mattress review for more).

The benefits: 100-night trial | 20-year warranty | Free shipping

Claire Davies
Senior Sleep Editor, Certified Sleep Science Coach

Claire Davies is Tom's Guide's mattress expert and main sleep product tester with over 15 years' product review experience, and she is responsible for all mattress and sleep coverage on the site. A qualified journalist, Sleep Editor and Certified Sleep Science Coach, Claire writes about all things related to sleep, from mattress reviews to the latest sleep techniques and research. Claire has interviewed a wealth of experts, from mattress designers and innovators to neuroscientists and doctors of sleep medicine. Before taking on the role of Sleep Editor, Claire worked as Health & Wellness Editor at Top Ten Reviews, and before that was a Senior Content Editor at T3. Claire is super-passionate about how consistent, good quality sleep can boost our physical and mental wellbeing, and would love to hear from PRs and brands regarding sleep products, services and research that can help our readers sleep better than ever.