Black Friday Mattress Sales

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Black Friday 2021 will look very different compared to years past. While stores across the country will still be open for business, many shoppers will understandably decide to socially distance and make their purchases from home instead. Fortunately for mattress buyers, some of the best Black Friday bed deals and discounts are available from online brands.

Black Friday always takes place the day after Thanksgiving. This year, it will fall on Friday, November 26. However, keep in mind that many Black Friday mattress deals kick off the week before Thanksgiving. Many of these discounts also extend to the week of Cyber Monday. So don’t feel limited to one day – and begin your search for Black Friday mattress discounts early.

The Best Black Friday Mattress Sales

For many mattress brands, Black Friday sales represent the biggest savings of the year. This can amount to hundreds – or even thousands – of dollars you can put aside for other purchases. Somes brands also offer discounted bundles when you purchase a mattress with additional sleep products, free pillows and other accessories, and other perks to entice shoppers. Below, we’ve compiled the best Black Friday deals from online mattress brands.

We also have a list of the best coupons and deals from bedding brands. Click here to jump to the top bedding deals of the holiday season.

Nectar Mattress
$499 special offer

$100 off + $399 in free accessories with every mattress

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Helix Midnight
Up to $200 Off + Free Pillows

$100 off + 2 free Dream Pillows when you spend $600 or more with code: BFSALE100

$150 off + 2 free Dream Pillows when you spend $1,250 or more with code: BFSALE150

$200 off + 2 free Dream Pillows when you spend $1,750 or more with code: BFSALE200

Offer Valid:
11/1-11/28
WinkBed
$300 off + bundle

Get $300 off all beds + free luxury bedding bundle ($399 value)

Offer Valid:
Happening Now!
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Top 10 Mattress Sales

Layla Mattress

Layla

Up to $200 off + free pillows

Save up to $200 on mattresses and get 2 free Layla Foam Pillows

Offer Valid:
10/19-11/28
DreamCloud Mattress

DreamCloud

$599 special offer

Get $200 off any DreamCloud + $399 in free accessories

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Saatva Classic

Saatva

Up to 15% off

10% off sitewide & 15% off on orders over $2,750

Offer Valid:
Now through 11/29
Tuft & Needle Mint

Tuft & Needle

Up to 30% off

15% off all mattresses and up to 20% off bedding essentials, now through 11/24

30% off all mattresses, 20% off sitewide: 11/25-11/28

Offer Valid:
Now through 11/28
Birch Mattress

Birch

$400 off + 2 pillows

$400 off Birch Mattress + 2 free Eco-Rest Pillows with code: BFSALE400

Offer Valid:
11/1-11/28
Amerisleep AS3 Hybrid

Amerisleep

$300 off mattresses + 2 pillows

$300 off any mattress + 2 free pillows with code: AS300

30% off adjustable bed bundles (adjustable bed + mattress). No code needed.

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Nolah Original 10

Nolah Sleep

Up to $700 off

Save up to $700 on the Evolution 15 Hybrid Mattress + get 2 free pillows

Save up to 30% on other mattresses and bedding

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Zoma Mattress

Zoma

$150 off any mattress

$150 off any mattress with code: WIN150

Buy one pillow, get the second 50% off with code: BOGO50

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Casper Original Mattress

Casper

Up to 30% off

20% off mattresses, up to 20% off bundles, 10% off everything else: 11/20-11/24

20% off mattresses, up to 30% off bundles, 20% off Holiday Capsule, 10% off everything else: 11/25-11/30

Offer Valid:
11/20-11/30
Cocoon Chill

Cocoon by Sealy

$35% off

35% off on Chill and Chill Hybrid mattresses

Offer Valid:
Happening now!

Top Bedding Sales

In addition to mattress sales, this holiday season is full of great sales on pillows, sheets, and more from the top bedding brands in the industry.

Boll & Branch

Boll & Branch

25% off

Enjoy 25% off orders $200+ using promo code: VIPACCESS

Offer Valid:
11/19-11/22
Brooklinen

Brooklinen

20% off

Save 20% off sitewide

Offer Valid:
Now until 11/30
The Company Store

The Company Store

Up to 40% off

40% off Black Friday Specials and 20% off everything else: 11/22-11/27

40% off Cyber Monday Specials, 30% off $300+ and 20% off under $300: 11/28

Offer Valid:
11/22-11/28
Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast

30% off

Save 30% sitewide + free shipping and daily deals

Offer Valid:
11/26-11/30
Sheets & Giggles

Sheets & Giggles

30% off

Save 30% during our one-day sale on Friday, November 19

Offer Valid:
11/19 only
Baloo

Baloo

30% off

Save 30% off linen sheet sets: 11/15-11/29

Save 30% off weighted bedding with code GIFT30: 11/25-11/29

Offer Valid:
11/15-11/29
Sleep Number c2 (Classic Series)

Sleep Number

BOGO pillows

Buy one Ultimate Pillow, get the second 50% off: 11/16-11/30

Buy one ComfortFit Pillow, get one free: 11/26-11/30

Offer Valid:
11/16-11/30
Aizome

Aizome

20% off

Get 20% off your order with code: Thankyou!

Offer Valid:
11/22-11/28
Kitelinens

Kitelinens

20% off

Save 20% off

Offer Valid:
Now through 11/29
Sleepyhead

Sleepyhead

20% off

Save 20% with code: SF20

Offer Valid:
11/12-1/3
10 Grove

10 Grove

30% off + free gift card

30% off all orders, plus a $50 gift card with purchase

Offer Valid:
11/22-11/29
Back Support Systems

Back Support Systems

20% off

20% off sitewide + free shipping. Use promo code: BFPILLOW

Offer Valid:
Now until 11/30
Buffy

Buffy

20% off

20% off all products with code: DREAMDEAL

Offer Valid:
11/18-11/30
LilySilk

LilySilk

Select deals

$10 off every $200 purchase, $30 off every $400 purchase, $60 off every $500 purchase

Buy one, get one 40% off for men's and women's apparel

Up to 40% off for silk sleepwear

Buy one, get one 40% off for silk pillowcases

Offer Valid:
11/4-11/26
Looma

Looma

Up to $500 off

Save $50 on $250+ orders with COZY50

Save $100 on $350+ orders with COZY100

Save $250 on $750+ orders with COZY250

Save $500 on $1,200+ orders with COZY500

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Parachute Mattress

Parachute

20% off

Save 20% on everything in our stores and on our site

Offer Valid:
11/25-11/29
Nollapelli

Nollapelli

25% off

25% off all sheet sets and pillowcase sets + a free gift (a sleep spray from Lather) while supplies last. Use code: EARLYBF25

Offer Valid:
11/15-11/29
Cultiver

Cultiver

20% off

Save 20% during our sitewide sale with discount code: ENJOY20

Offer Valid:
11/26-11/29
Marlow

Marlow

Up to 40% off

Save 25% off on orders of 2-3 pillows

Save 40% off on orders of 4+ pillows

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Delilah Home

Delilah Home

15% off

15% off the total order with code OPERATION15

Offer Valid:
Now through 12/31
SHEEX

SHEEX

25% off

25% off everything + BOGO free pillows!

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Standard Textile Home

Standard Textile

30% off

30% off everything

Offer Valid:
Through 11/28
Kassatex

Kassatex

30% off

Get 30% off orders of $250+, use code: GETCOZY

Offer Valid:
Starting 11/22
Dormeo

Dormeo

35% off

Save 35% off toppers

Offer Valid:
Now through 12/5
Gravity Ice Hybrid

Gravity

30% off

Save 30% off blankets, robes, masks

Offer Valid:
11/22-11/30
Eli & Elm

Eli & Elm

20% off

Save 20% with code: Save20

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Coop Home Goods

Coop Home Goods

Up to 40% off

Save 20% on pillows, 25% on bedding, 30% on support pillows, and 40% on select styles, use code: FRIYAY

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Slumber Cloud

Slumber Cloud

Up to 25% off

Save 10% sitewide

Save 15% when you spend $250+

Save 20% when you spend $400+

Save 25% when you spend $1,000+

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Luxor Linens

Luxor Linens

Up to 30% off

Save up to 30% off and get free gifts with purchases over $150

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Peacock Alley

Peacock Alley

Up to 20% off

Save up to 20% off select items

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Miracle

Miracle

25% off

25% off sitewide, use code BFCM

Offer Valid:
Happening now

All Deals (A-Z)

A-E

New airweave Mattress

airweave

Up to $150 off

Save up to $150 on airweave mattresses and toppers. $50 off pillows and futons.

Offer Valid:
11/19-11/28
Allswell Mattress

Allswell

20% off

20% off sitewide with code: THANKFUL

Offer Valid:
11/9-11/23
Amerisleep AS3 Hybrid

Amerisleep

$300 off mattresses + 2 pillows

$300 off any mattress + 2 free pillows with code: AS300

30% off adjustable bed bundles (adjustable bed + mattress). No code needed.

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Avocado Green Mattress

Avocado

Up to $300 off select mattresses

$125 off all Green & Latex mattresses with code: SAVEBIG

$300 off the Organic Luxury Plush Mattress with code: BFBLISS

Offer Valid:
10/26-11/15
Awara Premier Latex Hybrid

Awara

$200 off

$200 off the Luxury Hybrid or the Premier Latex mattress, plus a free Tranquility Bundle

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Bear Original

Bear

25% off + free accessories

25% off + $250 in free gifts including two free Cloud Pillows & a free sheet set with every mattress purchase. Use code: BF25

Offer Valid:
11/18-11/28
Beautyrest Black + Cooling Upgrade

Beautyrest

Up to $300 off

Save up to $300 on Beautyrest Black and Beautyrest Black Hybrid mattresses

Save up to $200 on Beautyrest Harmony Lux Carbon Series, Beautyrest Harmony Lux Diamond Series, and Beautyrest Harmony Lux Hybrid mattresses

Offer Valid:
11/17-12/6
Brentwood Home Oceano

Brentwood Home

Up to $200 off select mattresses

$200 off the best-selling Oceano & Cedar mattresses with code: BFBEST

$100 off the Hybrid Latex & flippable Crystal Cove mattresses with code: SHOPBF

10% off the affordable Cypress memory foam mattress with code: CYBER10

Offer Valid:
10/26-11/15
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid

Brooklyn Bedding

25% off

25% off sitewide: 11/12-11/28

25% off sitewide + 2 free shredded foam pillows with mattress purchase: 11/26-11/28

Offer Valid:
11/12-11/28
Casper Original Mattress

Casper

Up to 30% off

20% off mattresses, up to 20% off bundles, 10% off everything else: 11/20-11/24

20% off mattresses, up to 30% off bundles, 20% off Holiday Capsule, 10% off everything else: 11/25-11/30

Offer Valid:
11/6-11/30
Cocoon Chill

Cocoon by Sealy

$35% off

35% off on Chill and Chill Hybrid mattresses

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
DreamCloud Mattress

DreamCloud

$599 special offer

Get $200 off any DreamCloud + $399 in free accessories

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Eco Terra

Eco Terra

$150 off

Save $150 on mattresses with code BF150

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Eight Sleep Pod

Eight Sleep

Up to $500 off

$500 off Pod, $200 off Pod Pro Cover

20% off accessories with Pod or Pod Pro Cover purchase

Offer Valid:
11/19-11/28
Emma Mattress

Emma

40% off

Save 40% off mattresses with code BLACKFRIDAY40

Offer Valid:
Happening now

F-J

GhostBed Classic

GhostBed

Select deals on mattresses and accessories

30% off mattresses + 2 free luxury pillows ($190 Value)

40% off adjustable base & mattress bundles

25% off accessories: pillows, sheets, silk pillowcases, weighted blankets, protectors & toppers

Save up to $2,000 on Ghost Smart Bed 3D Matrix + 2 free luxury pillows (a $190 Value)

Black Friday bonus: Spend over $1,000 get a free GhostBed cooling weighted blanket with any order (a $289 Value)

Offer Valid:
Now until 12/3
Helix Midnight

Helix

Up to $200 Off + Free Pillows

$100 off + 2 free Dream Pillows when you spend $600 or more with code: BFSALE100

$150 off + 2 free Dream Pillows when you spend $1,250 or more with code: BFSALE150

$200 off + 2 free Dream Pillows when you spend $1,750 or more with code: BFSALE200

Offer Valid:
11/1-11/28
Joybed LX

Joybed

Up to $100 off

Spend $699 & Save $50 with code: BF50

Spend $999 & save $100 with code: BF100

Offer Valid:
11/12-12/3

K-O

Latex For Less Mattress

Latex For Less

$175 off

$175 off latex mattresses with code: BF175

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Layla Mattress

Layla

Up to $200 off + free pillows

Save up to $200 on mattresses and get 2 free Layla Foam Pillows

Offer Valid:
10/19-11/28
Leesa Original

Leesa

Up to $500 off

Save up to $500 off mattresses + 2 free down alternative pillows

20% off bundles + 2 free down alternative pillows

25% off duvet cover set and mattress protector using code DUVET25, offer valid 11/19-11/21

Offer Valid:
11/17-11/26
Lull

Lull

Up to $350 off

$300 off mattresses: 11/9-11/25

$350 off mattresses: 11/26-11/29

Offer Valid:
11/9-11/29
Lulu Orignal Mattress

Lulu

Up to 25% off

Save 15% to 25% on our mattresses + a free $200 body pillow. Use code 25OFF12IN for 12-inch mattresses and 15OFF for 8-inch, 10-inch, and 11-inch mattresses.

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Luma Mattress

Luma Sleep

Up to 25% off

25% off mattresses and 20% off all bases & accessories

Offer Valid:
Now through 12/15
Mend Sleep

Mend Sleep

35% off + free pillows

35% off sitewide and free pillows with every mattress for savings of up to $1,000. Use code SF25 for an extra $25 off.

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Molecule 1

Molecule

25% off

Get 25% off our M1 Mattress!

Offer Valid:
11/1-11/30
My Green Mattress Natural Escape

My Green Mattress

Up to $225 off

Save up to $225 on certified organic mattresses

Offer Valid:
11/12-11/28
Naturepedic Chorus

Naturepedic

20% off

Get 20% off and free shipping on organic mattresses + accessories for the whole family with code: blackfriday20

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Nectar Mattress

Nectar

$499 special offer

$100 off + $399 in free accessories with every mattress

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Nest Bedding Sparrow

Nest Bedding

Up to 20% off

Save up to 20% off mattresses and receive free sheet or duvet set with select mattresses

Offer Valid:
11/16-12/13
Nolah Original 10

Nolah Sleep

Up to $700 off

Save up to $700 on the Evolution 15 Hybrid Mattress + get 2 free pillows

Save up to 30% on other mattresses and bedding

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Novilla Bliss

Novilla

22% off

22% off sitewide from with code: NOVSAVE

Offer Valid:
Happening now
OkiOki OkiEasy

OkiOki

Up to $200 off

Get $150 off OkiEasy Queen: 11/19-11/25

Get $200 off OkiSoft Queen: 11/19-11/29

Offer Valid:
11/19-11/29

P-T

PlushBeds Botanical Bliss

PlushBeds

$1,250 off mattresses + free accessories

$1,250 off all bedroom mattresses + receive $549 in free bedding with purchase (Plush Luxury Sheet Set + mattress protector + 2 pillows)

25% off all toppers, pillows & bedding + up to 60% off adjustable beds

Offer Valid:
11/2-11/28
Puffy Mattress

Puffy

$300 off + free accessories

$300 off + up to $455 free accessories with every mattress.

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Purple

Purple

$600 off + bundle

Save $600 on mattresses + sleep bundle

Offer Valid:
11/11-11/28
Saatva Classic

Saatva

Up to 15% off

10% off sitewide & 15% off on orders over $2,750

Offer Valid:
Now through 11/29
Serta iComfort Memory Foam

Serta

Free bedding bundles with mattress purchases

Get a free Serta foundation plus a free Serta Classic Bedding Bundle, up to a $799 value, when you purchase any iComfort Mattress.

Get a free Serta Classic Bedding Bundle, up to a $399 value, when you spend $999 on any Serta mattress

Offer Valid:
11/17-12/6
Smile Brilliant

Smile Brilliant

35% off

Save 35% on all night guard kits

Offer Valid:
11/25-11/29
Sweet Night Twilight

Sweet Night

Up to 40% off

40% off Tranquil Adjustable Beds

Up to 25% off for bundles

25% off + 1 free Original standard size pillow with topper purchase

25% off mattresses, pillows, and mattress protectors with code: SNBF

Save an additional 2% on top of 25% discount for mattresses, pillows, and toppers with code: SLEEP

Offer Valid:
11/23-11/28
Simmons 8-inch Foam Mattress

Simmons

20% off

Save 20% on products sitewide

Offer Valid:
11/19-11/29
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt

Tempur-Pedic

$300 in free accessories

Get $300 in free accessories with your mattress purchase using this code: 300FREE

Up to 40% off mattresses

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Tuft & Needle Mint

Tuft & Needle

Up to 30% off

15% off all mattresses and up to 20% off bedding essentials, now through 11/24

30% off all mattresses, 20% off sitewide: 11/25-11/28

Offer Valid:
Now through 11/28

U-Z

Vaya Mattress

Vaya

$300 off + free pillow

$300 off any mattress + free pillow with code: VAYA300

Offer Valid:
Happening now
WinkBed

WinkBeds

$300 off + bundle

Get $300 off all beds + free luxury bedding bundle ($399 value)

Offer Valid:
Happening now!
Yaasa

Yaasa

10% off

Save 10% sitewide on your Yaasa purchase

Offer Valid:
Happening now
Yogabed

Yogasleep

Up to 25% off

Get up to 25% off sitewide with the code CYBERWEEK

Offer Valid:
11/15-12/1
Zoma Mattress

Zoma

$150 off any mattress

$150 off any mattress with code: WIN150

Buy one pillow, get the second 50% off with code: BOGO50

Offer Valid:
Happening now

Why Shop for a Mattress Online on Black Friday?

Black Friday is a great time to shop for a new mattress. Many online mattress brands offer large discounts, affordable bundle packages, and other Black Friday promotions that can save you a lot of money on mattresses and other sleep products.

The benefits of mattress shopping online for Black Friday include:

Savings

Black Friday deals on mattresses can be found just about anywhere, including brick-and-mortar mattress stores. However, mattresses from online brands tend to be less expensive even without discounts. Operating a brick-and-mortar store requires more overhead costs, especially if the establishment employs a large sales staff, and these expenses can drive up mattress sticker prices by a significant margin.

Online mattress brands, on the other hand, operate few – if any – brick-and-mortar stores and employ a smaller number of people. As a result, mattresses from these companies typically cost much less. Apply a Black Friday discount to these already lower price-points, and you could save a bundle by ordering from an online brand.

Lots of Options

When you visit a mattress store, your selection will be limited to brands and models sold at that particular establishment – and in some cases, the bed you want will be out of stock.

Shopping for a mattress online allows you to choose from hundreds of different brands. You’ll be able to take your pick from a variety of mattress types, including memory foam, latex, innerspring, hybrid, and airbed models. A wider selection also means you can find a bed within your budget.

No Black Friday Crowds

On any Black Friday, brick-and-mortar stores will be teeming with customers from the early morning until well after dark. This year, in light of COVID-19, many stores will limit the number of shoppers on the sales floor to allow for safe distancing. This potentially means larger crowds and longer lines for Black Friday 2020.

Staying home and buying your mattress online can help you avoid the hassles and headaches associated with in-person Black Friday shopping. No traffic, no combing the parking lot for an open space, and no bumping elbows with other customers.

Inexpensive Delivery

The recent “mattress-in-a-box” craze has been a game-changer for the mattress industry. Buying a mattress online used to mean paying for expensive White Glove delivery and in-home setup. Nowadays, the majority of online mattress brands will ship you a new mattress free of charge if you live in the contiguous U.S. Some companies also extend this offer to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada.

The mattress will be compressed, wrapped in plastic, and vacuum-sealed – a process known as “roll-packing.” This allows a mattress of any size to fit in a compact delivery box, which will be shipped directly to your doorstep. No signature required, no adult needed on the premises, and no extra charge whatsoever. Plus, unboxing the mattress and watching it expand is pretty fun.

Sleep Trial

Some people are wary of buying a mattress they’ve never seen in person, let alone slept on. Online mattress brands assuage these concerns by offering sleep trials, which allow you to test out the new mattress for a certain length of time. If you decide you don’t like the mattress during the sleep trial, you’ll be able to return it for a full refund.

Most sleep trials span at least 90 nights in length, but a growing number of brands have begun to offer more generous trial periods – a year or longer, in some cases. Should you decide to return the mattress, many online brands will hire couriers to pick up the bed at your residence and either recycle it or donate it to charity at no extra cost to you.

Additional Tips for Getting the Best Black Friday Mattress Deals

Research Models Early

Don’t wait until Black Friday to hunt for bargains. In fact, you should start researching online mattress brands now. Check out the current prices of models that interest you. This way, you’ll be able to tell if a Black Friday deal from that brand is worthwhile.

A good rule-of-thumb is to ignore original retail sticker prices listed next to their discounted price-points. Some brands inflate the original prices to make the discount seem much more generous than it actually is. Instead, focus on how much the mattress costs after the discount has been applied – is it within your budget, and how does it compare to the prices of similar models from competing brands?

Read Owner Reviews

Owner reviews can be a helpful resource when choosing a new mattress. You can gain valuable insights about the mattress you’re considering from people who have actually slept on it, and also determine if that new model is worth the hype. Keep an eye out for qualities highlighted in multiple reviews, and whether owners seem satisfied with their purchase.

At the same, take reviews with a grain of salt. They represent subjective experiences from other people whose preferences and needs may or may not align with your own. Also, watch out for online mattress brands that “pad” their reviews by highlighting four- and five-star ratings and making negative reviews harder to access.

Consider a Bundle

As part of the Black Friday tradition, a lot of online mattress brands incentivize customers with bundles that include a new mattress along with pillows, sheets, a foundation, and other accessories. You may pay more for the bundle than you would for the mattress alone, but these packages also save you money compared to buying each item separately.

Reach Out to Customer Service

The websites of online mattress brands often include live web chat with customer service professionals. This can be a useful feature if you have questions about the mattress or the brand’s policies, especially if the information you seek can’t be found elsewhere on the site. Be sure to reach out during normal workdays, as webchat is often disabled outside normal business hours.

How to Buy a Mattress Online

Finding a mattress online can seem intimidating or confusing to first-time buyers. However, with a little research on your part, the process should be quick, easy, and painless.

Step 1: Evaluate Your Current Mattress

The mattress you own now should guide your search for its replacement. Make a list of things you like and dislike about your mattress. Is it thick or firm enough? Does it sleep hot? Have you lost sleep because the bed is too bouncy or noisy? Do you feel pressure in certain areas of your body when you get up in the morning?

Once you’ve pinpointed your favorite and least favorite qualities about your current mattress, you’ll be able to find a new model that meets all of your important criteria.

Step 2: Research and Compare Different Brands and Models

One major perk of online shopping is the ability to research hundreds of brands with the click of a mouse. Most online mattress companies maintain polished websites that include all of the pertinent information you need, from current prices and promotions on different models to details about shipping, sleep trials, and warranty coverage.

Be sure to comparison-shop as you browse different brands. This will help you form realistic expectations about how much you’ll spend on a new mattress.

Step 3: Set a Realistic Budget

Online mattresses vary significantly in terms of cost. When creating a mattress budget, you’ll need to consider other factors in addition to the bed itself. These include:

  • Mattress Type: Some mattress materials drive up the sticker price more than others. For an all-foam or traditional innerspring mattress, you’ll probably pay about $700 to $1,100. Latex, hybrid, and airbed mattresses tend to cost much more.
  • Size: For any given mattress, the difference in cost between a twin and king or California king size is usually at least $400 to $500 – and sometimes much more.
  • Shipping: Ground delivery from most online brands is free within the contiguous U.S. If you live in Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, or other locations outside the lower 48, then you’ll probably need to pay additional shipping fees that can amount to hundreds of dollars. Expedited ground shipping and White Glove delivery usually cost extra too.
  • Return Fees: The majority of online mattress brands offer full refunds during the sleep trial period, but some impose return fees. Always read the find print of mattress return policies.
  • New Accessories: If your new mattress is thicker than your current bed, or if you’ve ordered a new size, then you may also need to purchase a new foundation and sheet set. Some brands offer bundles that allow you to save some money on both the mattress and these accessories.

Since you’ll be shopping on Black Friday, you should also take sales and discounts into consideration. Some brands knock $100 or $200 off the cost of a new mattress, and others slash the sticker price by 20% or more. Make note of the Black Friday deals you find when comparison-shopping and incorporate the potential savings into your budget.

Step 5: Order Your Mattress

Once you’ve researched and compared as many brands as possible and narrowed down your options to a few models within your budget, you’ll be ready to make a final decision. Most online mattress purchases follow the standard “shopping cart” system where you’ll add the mattress to the cart and checkout when you’re ready. Double-check your address and other contact information, as well as the mattress model, size, and firmness, before ordering.

One thing to note: You may be able to cancel your purchase within 24-48 hours of placing your order, but most brands do not allow cancellations once the mattress has shipped from their manufacturing facility. These companies coordinate deliveries with third-party carriers like FedEx and UPS, so the mattress is beyond their control once it ships. Thankfully, you should be able to coordinate a return during the sleep trial if you still wish to do so.

Step 6: Test out the New Mattress

Your sleep trial will begin on the date of purchase or delivery, depending on the brand you choose. Many online mattress companies require a “break-in period” of 15-30 nights, meaning you won’t be able to return the mattress for a full refund until this break-in period ends. This allows you to get used to how the mattress feels and decide whether it’s comfortable.

Break-in periods are useful, but we actually recommend keeping the mattress for as long as possible before making a decision – the entire sleep trial if you can manage it. Even a relatively short sleep trial of 90 nights allows you to test out the mattress for three months, giving you ample time to decide whether to keep it or return it. You may also be able to exchange the mattress for another model from the same brand, though this may require paying extra if you choose a more expensive model.

Should you decide to return the mattress, don’t fret – simply start the process from step one. Today’s online shoppers can choose from a wide range of mattress models, and we’re confident you’ll eventually find the right one.