Presidents Day Mattress Sales: Best Beds to Buy and Shopping Tips
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. The good news: Presidents Day (which falls on February 15) is almost here, and you're guaranteed to find discounts on just about everything, including mattresses, over the upcoming holiday weekend.
Because most of us are still spending the majority of our time at home due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there's never been a better time to upgrade your mattress. (Especially if you're someone who enjoys working from bed.) But which mattress is right for you—and how do you know if that Presidents Day mattress sale is really a good deal?
In this piece, we've rounded up the best Presidents Day mattress sales along with answers to your most common questions so you can find the best bed for your money this holiday weekend. Happy shopping!
Best Presidents Day mattress sales
Most mattress brands are offering Presidents Day mattress deals this year, Saatva included. This holiday weekend, take $200 off purchases of $1,000 or more on any Saatva mattress.
Here are the best Presidents Day mattress sales to shop this year.
You can't go wrong with an innerspring mattress, the most popular type of mattress on the market. The Saatva Classic innerspring mattress is our bestseller, and for good reason.
The supportive, durable coil-on-coil base is topped with a cushiony 3-inch Euro pillow top for maximum comfort and support. It's even available in three firmness options (Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm) so you can easily find one that suits your sleep style best. Luxury Firm is the most popular firmness option because it suits a wide range of sleep positions and is a great middle ground for couples who have different preferences.
- Regular price (queen): $1,399
- Sale price (queen): $1,199
Memory foam mattress
Another mattress type to consider: the memory foam mattress. Many of the memory foam mattresses on sale over Presidents Day weekend will be of the bed in a box variety—but keep in mind those will likely only last you a handful of years because they're made with lower-quality materials so they can be compressed and stuffed into a tiny shipping box.
The Loom & Leaf memory foam mattress, on the other hand, is made with high-density memory foam that could never be stuffed in a box. It hugs your curves and cradles your body's pressure points for the ultimate in comfortable sleep. Choose Relaxed Firm, the most popular firmness option, which is ideal for back, side, and stomach sleepers.
- Regular price (queen): $1,699
- Sale price (queen): $1,499
Latex mattresses are becoming an increasingly popular choice for many people. It makes sense: This type of mattress brings together the best qualities of innerspring and memory foam for a unique combination of responsiveness and conforming support. Plus, it's one of the eco-friendliest mattress materials out there.
The Zenhaven latex mattress is made from 100% natural latex for maximum pressure point relief and cool sleep. As a bonus, the mattress is flippable to help you easily find the right firmness option for you. The plush side is suitable for all sleep positions, while the firmer side is ideal for stomach sleepers.
- Regular price (queen): $2,399
- Sale price (queen): $2,199
Latex hybrid mattress
This type of mattress is one of the newer ones on the market—and it's quickly becoming a favorite. Latex hybrid mattresses combine the classic feel of an innerspring mattress with the responsive, body-hugging properties of latex. Just like a mattress made solely of latex, this type of mattress is also very eco-friendly.
Saatva's latex hybrid mattress has a base made of individually wrapped recycled steel carbon coils that respond and contour to your body and reduce motion transfer. The base is topped with a layer of 100% natural latex, which is conforming and responsive. The mattress is available in a medium firmness that suits most sleep positions.
- Regular price (queen): $1,799
- Sale price (queen): $1,599
Just like Presidents Day, Valentine's Day is also right around the corner. If you and your partner have different sleep preferences, then treat yourselves to an adjustable mattress this holiday season. This type of mattress is perfect for couples who can't agree on a mattress firmness.
The Solaire adjustable mattress features 50 firmness levels with individual comfort controls for each side of the bed. That means both of you can set your desired firmness level to a number that's right for you. Upper-Flex and split models offer the most customization.
- Regular price (queen): $2,795
- Sale price (queen): $2,595
Mattress for heavy people
Your body size is an important factor when it comes to finding the right mattress. Most conventional mattresses aren't made with the sleep needs of bigger bodies in mind.
Enter the Saatva HD, the best mattress for heavy people. This mattress is designed exclusively for people weighing between 300 and 500 pounds. It has a base of 12.5-gauge coils that are 25% stronger than the industry standard, resulting in a mattress that won't sag or dip. The base is topped with layers of memory foam and latex for added back support and pressure relief.
- Regular price (queen): $2,599
- Sale price (queen): $2,399
Adjustable bed base
Spend most of your time in bed these days? Find a comfortable position for sleeping, reading, or working with an adjustable bed base.
With the Lineal adjustable bed base, you can elevate your head and feet with the touch of a remote. Other features include under-bed illumination (a must if you tend to have middle-of-the-night bathroom trips), wave massage, and a whisper-soft motor.
- Regular price (queen): $1,399
- Sale price (queen): Pair with a Saatva mattress and get an extra $100 off your order
Your Presidents Day mattress sale questions, answered
'Tis the season for mattress sales! But is it really worth buying a mattress during Presidents Day weekend? We're here to help you determine just that—and help you find the best mattress for your money this holiday weekend if you do decide to shop.
Here are answers to your most common questions about Presidents Day mattress sales.
What holidays do mattresses go on sale?
Why are there mattress sales on Presidents Day?
Presidents Day, a federal holiday honoring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, is celebrated on the third Monday in February every year. It's also become a day synonymous with mattress sales, much like Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Black Friday. That's because people tend to buy things—especially big-ticket items like mattresses—more over long weekends. A long weekend gives you plenty of time to comparison shop and research around your purchase.
Is Presidents Day a good time to buy a mattress?
Presidents Day is one of the biggest days for mattress sales, which means you'll certainly save money if you buy a new one this time of year. But it's always a good idea to do your research before buying any big-ticket item. After all, 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.
To figure out if you're getting a quality mattress, start by taking a look at what's inside the mattress. A good mattress company will provide diagrams with detailed descriptions and precise specifications for each layer in a mattress. A quality mattress should have added lumbar support to keep your spine in proper alignment, cooling features so you don't wake up sweating in the middle of the night, and materials that are free of harmful chemicals.
You should also read the fine print before purchasing any big-ticket item so you know exactly what you're getting into when it comes to delivery, returns, and more. Some mattress companies, like Saatva, offer free white glove delivery, which includes setup of your new bed and removal of your old mattress. Many retail stores charge extra for this service. And while beds in boxes usually ship for free, you have to handle setup on your own—and a queen mattress can weigh more than 90 pounds.
What is the best time to buy a mattress?
Holiday weekends, like Presidents Day, Memorial Day, and Black Friday are a great time to buy a mattress because there are so many sales happening. In fact, you can typically expect to save 10% to 20% on a mattress during a holiday promotion.
You don't have to shop during a holiday weekend to snag a good deal on a mattress, though. When you buy a mattress online, you can save money year-round. In general, you can expect to spend 15% less on a mattress when you buy it online, versus in-store. That's because selling online eliminates retail store overhead, including store rents and sales commissions.
Online mattress companies, like Saatva, can pass those savings onto you in the form of low prices every day, regardless of whether or not it's a holiday weekend.
Should I purchase in-store or online?
This Presidents Day weekend, consider buying a mattress online rather than going to a store. Not only is shopping online less stressful—you won't have to worry about maintaining six feet of distance from other customers or wearing a mask while you peruse products—it'll also save you money.
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 online mattress companies, like Saatva, to offer their products for a consistently low price. You can typically expect to pay 15% less for a mattress when you shop online.
Who has the best deal on mattresses?
Many of the best mattress brands offer deals on big holiday shopping weekends such as Presidents Day. During these holiday sales, you can usually save anywhere from 10% to 20% on a mattress. At Saatva, we're offering $200 off purchases of $1,000 or more on any of our mattresses.
How much should I pay for a good mattress?
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.
What is the best type of mattress to have?
No one mattress type is inherently better than another. The one that's best for you comes down to your personal preferences.
An innerspring mattress is the most common type of mattress and has that essential springiness you're familiar with in a mattress. It consists of a coil support system, and these days usually contains layers of memory foam or latex on top of the base for added comfort and durability. (This is often referred to as a hybrid mattress.) An innerspring mattress accommodates lots of different sleep styles and preferences. If you sleep with a partner, choose one with individually-wrapped coils to cut down on motion transfer so you won't feel each other move while you sleep.
A memory foam mattress is made from viscoelastic foam, a type of high-density polyurethane foam. Memory foam softens in response to heat and pressure, resulting in a body-hugging feel many people love. Memory foam does an excellent job of relieving joint pain and minimizing motion transfer, however, it can sleep hot. It's also not ideal for people weighing more than 200 pounds.
A latex mattress is made of 100% natural latex, with several layers of varying thickness and density. Latex offers the "best of both worlds" between innerspring and memory foam as its responsive yet conforming. When you sleep on a latex mattress, you'll feel like you're floating on top. Latex is very breathable, so it's a good option for people who sleep hot. It's also a great choice for those with allergies since it's a naturally hypoallergenic material.
Want more advice on finding the right mattress for you this Presidents Day weekend? We've rounded up these additional shopping tips to help you out.