I’m a mattress editor — these are the 3 best sales to shop before Presidents’ Day

A couple sit and laugh on top of the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress, with a blue price drop mattress sales badge overlaid on the image
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I’ve been covering mattress sales for years now, and while Presidents’ Day is one of the biggest shopping events of the year, there are three sales happening right now that I wouldn’t delay on. These include up to 50% off all beds at Nectar Sleep, plus up to 50% off all beds at DreamCloud Sleep

These are huge discounts and, based on my experience of covering multiple sales from each brand, I doubt they’ll be bettered in the Presidents’ Day mattress sales. In fact, I predict (again, based on experience) that the discounts will decrease. Both are flash sales too, so I don’t expect them to hang around.

The other sale worth shopping right now and not waiting on is 30% off the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Prima plus two free pillows – this is Tempur-Pedic’s cheapest mattress and this flash sale, which ends today, reduces the price of a queen Cloud Prima mattress to $1,399 (was $1,999). That’s excellent value for money and as the sale ends today, I seriously recommend buying now if you want a Tempur-Pedic bed at a fraction of the normal price.

These three brands make some of this year’s very best mattresses for all sleepers, and to see their prices drop this low is exciting. All three of them come on a sleep trial, with free shipping and warranties to cover your purchase. These are the three specific mattresses I recommend buying now and not waiting for Presidents’ Day deals on:

1. Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
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1. Nectar Memory Foam Mattress
Was:
From $699
Now: From $349 at Nectar Sleep

Summary: The Nectar Mattress, also known as the Nectar Memory Foam, is a great value bed that we mainly recommend for stomach and back sleepers. That’s because, while it’s made of all-foam, during testing we felt it landed on the firmer side of medium-firm. It does a great job of keeping sleepers on top of the mattress, rather than sinking deep in, boosting healthy spinal alignment for stomach and back sleepers. It isn’t a cooling mattress by any stretch, but we didn’t notice it retaining too much heat either. We scored the edge support at 3.5/5, so choose the DreamCloud below if you need a mattress with stronger edge support and that’s easier to get in and out of. Our full Nectar mattress review goes into detail on our test data.

Price history: This is the third Nectar Sleep flash sale since October, and it seems that the brand targets earlier customers ahead of major sale events such as Presidents’ Day. The same approach was used before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and the discounts are similar this time. With the new Nectar mattress deals you can buy a queen size Nectar Memory Foam mattress for $659 (was $1,099). That’s a superb price and we don’t think it will get any cheaper. 

Benefits: 365-night trial | Lifetime warranty | Free shipping

2. DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress
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2. DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress
Was:
From $839
Now: From $419 at DreamCloud Sleep

Summary: The DreamCloud offers a lot of mattress for the money. It’s a dead-ringer for a luxury hotel bed, yet costs a fraction of the price at just $665 for a queen in the new DreamCloud mattress sales. While the Saatva Classic is our number one mattress overall (see our Saatva Classic mattress review to find out why), we always recommend The DreamCloud as the best budget alternative. It isn’t customizable (it only has one firmness level), but we love the feel of this bed. It’s firm at first, but break it in and you’ll have the comfiest mattress on your hands. It’s excellent for couples due to high motion isolation, plus hot sleepers should find it breathable. Our tester with back pain also rated it for back pain support and relief. In short, if you want the best hybrid mattress for most sleepers without spending a small fortune, buy the DreamCloud at 50% and don’t look back.

Price history: Like Nectar Sleep, DreamCloud Sleep has launched a few flash sales since October and they have all offered up to 50% off the brand’s range of mattresses. The DreamCloud Hybrid is at its best price right now, with a queen down to $665. I really wouldn’t wait around on this one as, based on past behaviour from DreamCloud Sleep, I expect prices to rise and discounts to fall the closer we get to actual Presidents’ Day.

Benefits: 365-night trial | Lifetime warranty | Free shipping

3. Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud Prima Mattress
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3. Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Cloud Prima Mattress
Was:
From $1,699
Now: From $1,189 at Tempur-Pedic

Summary: Tempur-Pedic mattresses don’t (usually) come cheap, so this whopping discount on the Tempur-Cloud Prima is one to snap up. Before I go any further, I need to highlight that this is a final sale item: that means you won’t get a sleep trial with this mattress and you won’t be able to exchange or return it. All sales are final. You will however get a 10-year warranty and free white glove delivery, including removal of your old bed. In addition to being the cheapest Tempur-Pedic mattress at $1,399 (was $1,999) for a queen, the 10” medium-soft Tempur-Cloud Prima is one of the coziest. It will give you a big helping of NASA-developed Tempur foam, plus oodles of cushioning comfort. A must for side sleepers with hip pain.

Price history: Most months you’ll find a range of Tempur-Pedic mattress deals to save you money on the brand’s highly coveted pressure-relieving mattresses. These discounts average around 30% off, which is the deal we’re seeing on the Tempur-Cloud Prima right now. To sweeten the final sale deal this time Tempur-Pedic is also giving away two free pillows. That’s excellent value and the best offer we’ve seen on this mattress in a while. The sale ends today, Monday 5 February, so you don’t have long to decide.

Benefits: 10-year warranty | Free white glove delivery

Claire Davies
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.