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Read This Before Buying a Mattress on Amazon Prime Day

Like a lot of Amazon Prime members, I look forward to Amazon Prime Day every year (this summer, I have my eye on the trendy Instant Pot, one of last year’s biggest sellers).

“Amazon Prime Day has become hugely popular, rivaling Black Friday as one of the biggest shopping days of the year,” says trends expert Daniel Levine. In fact, Amazon sold a whopping 100 million products during its 2018 Prime Day event.

Amazon hasn’t yet announced the date for 2019 Prime Day, but I’ve cleared my calendar for mid-July. If you’re anything like me, you probably already have a list of items you want to buy—and a mattress might be one of them since they’ve been a staple of previous Prime Day extravaganzas.

But is Amazon Prime Day really the best time to buy a mattress? Here’s what you need to know before you click that button.

Buying a mattress on Amazon Prime Day: Is it worth it?

Shopping on Amazon is something that’s particularly attractive to millennials, notes Levine, so many of the products that do well during Prime Day are the ones marketed to a younger audience—like beds-in-a-box, which are the mattresses you’ll mostly see on sale on Amazon Prime Day.

The question, then, is whether you’re really getting a good deal. These foam beds come compressed, rolled, and stuffed into a shipping box. They’re a good option for some people, especially those on a budget. But because they’re made to be compressed, they use lower-density foam, which doesn’t support you as well or last as long as premium foam. So while you might think you’re getting a steal on Amazon Prime Day, chances are you’ll have to pay to replace your bed sooner rather than later.

If you’re considering buying a new mattress on Amazon Prime Day, make sure to also check the fine print. Most bed-in-a-box companies ship their mattresses to your door via UPS, which leaves setup to you. (A queen size boxed mattress usually weighs 100 pounds or more, so DIY setup requires a strong back or a good friend—or both.)

Another policy to look into before handing over your credit card: returns. If you order through Amazon, the manufacturer’s regular return process may not apply, and you may be responsible for paying a pick-up fee or repacking the mattress.

Related: 5 tips for buying your first mattress

What Saatva offers on Amazon Prime Day

Saatva doesn’t have sales on Amazon Prime Day or any other big shopping holiday, like Black Friday or Presidents Day. Instead of running occasional discounts that distort the true value of our mattresses, we offer consistently low prices year-round. We pledged from day one to always be transparent in our pricing, so customers never have to wonder if they’re getting the best deal on our products.

Here’s what you will get from Saatva on Amazon Prime Day—and every day:

  • Free white glove delivery and setup nationwide
  • 120-day home trial
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Industry-leading warranty

The bottom line: “If you’re in the market for a new mattress, look to see what’s available on Amazon Prime Day,” says Levine, “but don’t feel pressured into buying something just because it’s on sale.” And remember—you don’t have to buy a mattress on Amazon Prime Day to find a good deal. At Saatva, you can score a high-quality luxury mattress at an affordable price, 365 days a year.

Find Your Perfect Mattress Match with Saatva

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.)


Read our guide to the best time to buy a new mattress for more mattress-shopping tips.

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.