Best Mattress Sales Over the Labor Day Weekend

Haniya Rae

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If you’ve been tossing and turning on a mattress that has seen better days, you might consider upgrading now through the holiday weekend.

“If you missed Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, some retailers will have similar sales for Labor Day before the holiday season ramps up,” says Claudette Ennis, CR’s market analyst for mattresses. “And new bed-in-a-box contenders are making it easier to find discounts online.”

CR combed through advertised sales for savings on mattresses that performed well in Consumer Reports’ mattress tests and found a number of options from brands including Avocado Green, Casper, Essentia, Helix, Lull, Nectar, Nest, Sleep Number, Tuft & Needle, and Tulo that are worth a look.

We’ve rounded up standout mattress sales we found that are available through Labor Day. (Some are valid slightly beyond the holiday.)

If a particular mattress you’re shopping for isn’t on sale, look for promotions on the manufacturer’s website or try to negotiate a better price. (You can haggle with online retailers for a mattress deal, too.) See our comprehensive mattress ratings for specifics on nearly 200 models.

The sales here are listed alphabetically by brand. We’ll continue to add worthy deals as we find them between now and the holiday.

Avocado Green
Avocado Green, a bed-in-a-box company and the maker of one of our highly rated innerspring mattresses, is offering $175 off any mattress purchase through Sept. 9. Use the discount code LABORDAY175 on Avocado’s site. Military personnel can save an additional $50. The queen-size Avocado Green mattress, usually $1,400, earns an Excellent rating in our support tests for average-sized side and back sleepers, large/tall side and back sleepers, and petite back sleepers. And it’s almost as good for petite side sleepers, making it an all-around good choice for many mattress shoppers.

Casper
With the code LABORDAY, Casper is offering 10 percent off any order that includes a mattress through Sept. 2. For the Casper Hybrid, which we recently rated, that's roughly $100 off the usual price. The Hybrid offers petite back sleepers fantastic support, earning an Excellent rating in our tests for that size and sleep style. Other sizes and sleep styles will also be well-supported. For those who try it and don't like it, Casper offers a 100-night trial during which you can return the mattress for a full refund.

Essentia
Essentia is offering 25 percent off all of its mattresses through Sept. 2, including the queen-size Essentia Stratami, which sits near the top of our foam mattress ratings. That brings the sale price to $2,153. (CR paid $2,078 when we bought it to test.) The Stratami earns an Excellent rating in our tests for petite and average back-sleep support and is extremely durable, showing very little to no change in support after eight to 10 years of simulated use.

Helix
Through Sept. 9, Helix is offering $150 off its queen-size Midnight Luxe mattress, for a total of $1,595. (CR paid $1,745.) The Midnight Luxe earns a Very Good support rating for nearly every size and sleep style in our tests, though its support for large/tall back sleepers is middling. Helix offers free delivery and a 100-night sleep trial, similar to other bed-in-a-box companies. 

Lull
The bed-in-a-box company Lull has a deal for $150 off any size mattress on its website. In our tests the queen-size Lull mattress, usually $800, delivers decent support for petite and average side sleepers and average and large/tall back sleepers. And it earns an Excellent support rating for petite back sleepers. This mattress is on the firmer side, with a 6 out of 10 on our firmness scale (of 1 to 10, with 10 being the firmest). Based on the deals we've seen advertised so far, this is among the cheaper mattresses you’ll find marked down between now and Labor Day.

Nectar
The Nectar mattress, from the bed-in-a-box company of the same name, landed a spot on our list of recommended foam mattresses. Nectar is currently offering $100 off a mattress, plus two free Nectar pillows, through Sept. 9. That discount brings a queen-size Nectar down from $824 to $724. (We paid $697.) The Nectar earns a Very Good rating for petite and average side-sleeper support, and petite and average back-sleeper support. Worth noting: There are no grips on this foam mattress, so it might be a bit difficult to maneuver or rotate.

Sealy
The Sealy Posturepedic Lawson LTD is available at Macy's for $599. (CR paid $818 when we bought this mattress to test.) The Posturepedic Lawson LTD earns an Excellent rating for petite back-sleep support in our tests. Most other body types and sleep styles will be well-supported by this bed. This mattress is right in the middle of our firmness scale, with a 5 out of 10.

Sleep Number
You can now grab the Sleep Number 360 c2 mattress at $100 off its regular price of $1,000. (CR paid $1,000.) The c2 is one of the most affordable air mattresses and supports a wide range of body types and sleep styles. In terms of stabilization, it earns an Excellent rating in our tests, meaning you shouldn't feel your partner toss and turn on this bed. It's on the firmer side of our mattress ratings, with a 7 out of 10. 

Tuft & Needle
If you’re interested in a Tuft & Needle mattress, you can get $100 off the company’s Mint mattress through Sept. 9 on T&N's website. CR paid $895—the current sale price—for the queen-size Mint mattress we tested. The Mint earns a Very Good support rating for all sleep styles and body types. It’s on the softer side of our firmness scale, with a 4 out of 10.

Tulo
This might be one of the least expensive mattresses you’ll find on sale for Labor Day. The Tulo Medium is currently on sale for $500 at Mattress Firm and on the Tulo website using the code LABORDAY. In CR's test the support is mixed, depending on body type and sleep style. It earns an Excellent rating, though, in our durability tests, maintaining its support after a simulated eight to 10 years of use. CR paid $650 when we bought the mattress for our tests.



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