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How to Get the Best Mattress for Your Money This Presidents Day

Winter is in full swing—and if you’re anything like me, then a little retail therapy definitely perks up your mood on these dark, dreary days. Presidents Day (which falls on February 17) is almost here, and in addition to a day off from work come quite a few sales. You’ll find discounts on just about everything over Presidents Day weekend, from clothing to electronics home appliances to, you guessed it, mattresses. (Saatva is offering a $100 discount through the holiday weekend.)

How to get the best mattress for your money this Presidents Day

Here are three tips to help you get the most for your money, whether you buy a mattress on Presidents Day or any other day of the year.

Consider buying online rather than in a store

When you buy a mattress from a retail store, you end up paying for more than just the mattress. That’s because these stores have a wide range of costs they have to cover, including rent, sales, commissions, and inventory fees. Inevitably those fees are worked into the price of the mattress.

According to Consumer Reports, many mattress stores, particularly the national chains, mark up their products so high that they’re able to lower prices by 50% or more during sales. That’s not all, though. Oftentimes, mattress models are labeled with different names in different stores, meaning it can be impossible to truly know whether you’re getting that good of a deal.

Online mattress companies eliminate the middleman by selling directly to you online. The direct-to-consumer relationship allows us to offer our products for a consistently low price. We pledged from day one to always be transparent in our pricing, so our customers never have to wonder if they’re getting the best deal.

Shop These Saatva Mattresses This Presidents Day Weekend

Saatva Classic

Our flagship luxury mattress is expertly engineered with coil-on-coil construction for durability, a layer of memory foam for enhanced back support, and a cushiony Euro pillow top for extra comfort.


Loom & Leaf Memory Foam

Premium memory foam, handcrafted in the U.S. with eco-friendly materials. Breathable organic cotton, cooling spinal gel, and layers of high-density support foam assure a cool, comfortable night’s sleep.


Zenhaven Latex Mattress

100% Talalay latex responds to every curve for pressure-free support and responsive comfort. Talalay latex is supple, resilient, and durable, for the ultimate in elevated sleep. (It’s naturally hypoallergenic too.)


Do some comparison shopping

Don’t feel pressured to buy a mattress on a super sale weekend if you still need to do your research. Take the time to explore your options. Think about it: You’ll be spending the next 10 (or more) years on your new mattress, so you want to make sure you do your due diligence.

When comparing mattresses, here are some key questions to ask:

  • What’s inside the mattress? A good mattress company will provide diagrams with detailed descriptions and precise specifications for each layer in a mattress.
  • How does the mattress provide lumbar support? To keep your spine in proper alignment, and help prevent back pain, a mattress should have stronger, firmer material in its center third.
  • Will the mattress keep me cool? Innerspring and latex mattresses are naturally cool, while memory foam tends to sleep hot. If you like memory foam, look for one that has cooling materials like gel or graphite.
  • Is the mattress eco-friendly? These days, many consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental and health impacts of the products they use. If a mattress is certified by a third party to be organic and free of harmful chemicals, you can have confidence that it’s good for you and the planet. Keep your eye out for these mattress certifications.
  • How much does the mattress cost? Mattress prices can range a whole lot, with some coming in at just a few hundred dollars and others with price tags in the tens of thousands. That said, a quality mattress made with premium materials generally costs in the $1,000 to $3,500 range.

To help make comparison shopping easier for you, we’ve broken down the key differences between Saatva’s luxury mattresses and other popular mattresses on the market:

Shop our best mattress for couples this Presidents Day:

Read the fine print

Before making any big purchase, read the fine print. Here are the fine-print policies to consider before buying a mattress:

  • Delivery: Delivery policies, and costs, vary widely, depending on where you buy your mattress. Saatva specializes in free white glove delivery, which includes delivery and setup of your new bed, plus removal of your old mattress, at no extra charge. Most bed-in-a-box companies ship their mattresses, which means you’re left to set things up yourself (and mattresses are heavy!). And when you buy a mattress from a store, you may have to pay extra for delivery and/or removal.
  • Home trial: Most online mattress companies will give you 90 to 180 nights to try a mattress, which should give you enough time to decide if it’s right for you. If at any point you’re unhappy, you should be able to exchange or return the mattress according to the company’s policies. Saatva offers a 180-night home trial because we know it can take time to get used to a new mattress.
  • Return policy: What happens if you’re not satisfied with your purchase? Most mattress stores and online mattress companies offer exchanges and returns for low or no charge. Saatva, for example, charges a $99 transportation fee to pick up a return. Some companies may charge a pickup fee, restocking fee, or require you to return your bed in like-new condition.
  • Warranty: A good mattress should come with a robust warranty that the company is willing to stand behind. Look for a warranty period of at least 10 years. A non-prorated warranty is ideal, as this means the amount of coverage you get doesn’t change the longer you own the mattress.

The bottom line: Don’t be pressured into buying a new mattress at a store this Presidents Day weekend. With Saatva, you always get the chance to try a mattress in the comfort of your own home for 180 nights before deciding whether or not it’s right for you. If it’s not, we’ll come get the mattress and give you a full refund, minus a $99 transportation fee to cover our costs for the pickup. We value your satisfaction above everything else.

Additional Presidents Day mattress shopping tips

This handy list of articles can help you get the most for your money if you’re interested in buying a new mattress over Presidents Day weekend.

Christina Heiser is the content manager at Saatva. She has held previous positions at Everyday Health, Women's Health, and L'Oréal. When she's not working, you can find Christina checking out the latest boutique fitness classes in New York City, cheering on her college basketball team (go Red Storm!), and trying new beauty and wellness trends.