Labor Day is one of the best times of the year to buy a new mattress. Not only do brick and mortar retailers like Sears, Mattress Firm, and Macy’s run big promotions, but pretty much all other online mattress and bed-in-a-box brands do as well. That means you can expect to save big on brands like Casper, Leesa, and GhostBed, for example.

When Do Labor Day Mattress Sales Start?

You don’t have to wait until Labor Day to snag discounts. Most retailers and online mattress brands start their big promotions about a week ahead of time. That gives you plenty of time to research and figure out which mattress is best for your particular sleeping habits.

Don’t worry, if you have plans over Labor Day weekend or you simply just forget about all the mattress sales going on, you’ll still have time to take advantage of the discounts even after Labor Day has passed. Most online companies will continue to offer sales and promo codes for an additional 4-5 days. We’ve found some brands even extend their Labor Day sales for about 7-10 days post-Labor Day.

Do I Need A Labor Day Coupon Code Or Discount Code?

Yes and no. Some brands require you to enter in a special Labor Day promo code and others do not. If you need to enter in a code, it’s usually done within the checkout page of the brand’s website. All you have to do is add the mattress of your choice to your cart and hit checkout. Sometimes you do not need a code, though. Some companies automatically apply their Labor Day discount for you once you hit checkout.

Best of Web and Slumber Yard Exclusive Discounts

Brooklyn Bedding – 25% Off Site-Wide

  • Use code SLUMBER25 and offer expires on 9/14/2021

Nectar – $399 of Accessories with Every Mattress Purchase

  • Accessories include mattress protector, sheets, and premium pillows
  • Offer expires on 9/13/2021

Allswell – Up to 25% Off Site-wide + 20% Off in Allswell Luxe Hybrid & The Brick

  • Main offer extended to 9/8/2021
  • Exclusive offer expires on 9/30/2021

Bear – 25% Off Site-wide + $250 in Gifts

  • Gifts include 2 Cloud Pillows & 1 Premium Sheet Set
  • Use code SY25 and OFFER ENDS TODAY, 9/7

GhostBed – 32% Off Mattresses + 2 Free Luxury Pillows

  • Save 40% off adjustable base bundles or back to school mattress & bedding bundles
  • Use code MSY32

DreamCloud – $599 in Total Savings

  • $599 includes $200 off + $399 in accessories
  • Offer expires on 9/13/2021

Avocado – $175 Off Green Hybrid and Latex Mattresses

  • Use code LD2021 and OFFER ENDS TODAY, 9/7/2021

Brentwood Home – Up to $325 Off in Mattress Purchases

  • Use code LABOR2021 for $225 off Cedar, Hybrid Latex & Crystal Cove mattresses
  • Use code LDOCEANO for $325 off the Oceano mattress

Puffy – $350 Off Mattress + Up to $455 in Free Accessories

  • Use code MSY350 and offer expires on 9/30/2021

Best Labor Day Deals and Discounts

Cocoon by Sealy

Cocoon’s Labor Day discounts end on 9/15/2021.

  • Save 35% Off + free pillows and sheets. 

Cocoon by Sealy Chill
Cocoon by Sealy Chill
Why it’s Great
Cocoon Chill is one of the best budget-tier cooling mattresses. It’s a firmer bed with a dense memory foam feel.
Best for
If you like memory foam
Hot sleepers on a limited budget
People that like firmer beds
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Firm
Type
Memory Foam
Temp
Cooling

Tempur-Pedic 

Offers from Tempur-Pedic are available until 9/13.

  • Save up to $700 on sets.
  • Save $200 on Adapt, Pro-Adapt, LuxeAdapt Mattresses
  • Save $500 on Breeze Mattresses
  • Save $100 on Ergo non-smart
  • Save $200 on Ergo SB, Extend, Extend SB 
  • 30% off TEMPUR-Cloud Mattress. Includes Free Shipping, 10-Year Warranty & 90 Night Trial
  • 20% off TEMPUR-Topper 
  • 25% off Tempur-Pedic sheets

TempurPedic TEMPUR-Adapt
TempurPedic TEMPUR-Adapt
Why it’s Great
The TempurPedic TEMPUR-Adapt is an accommodating memory foam mattress that is available in both Medium and Medium Hybrid options.
Best for
Sleepers who prefer beds with a traditional memory foam feel
If you want your choice between a foam and hybrid design
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Medium
Type
Memory Foam
Temp
Cooling

Tuft & Needle

You’ll be able to save 30% off of Tuft & Needle’s Original Mattress. Offer extended until 10/3/21.

Tuft & Needle Original
Tuft & Needle Original
Why it’s Great
Tuft & Needle is quite possibly the most popular budget mattress online. The bed is comfortable and accommodates all types of sleepers.
Best for
Shoppers who want an affordable foam mattress
All types of sleepers, including back, stomach and side
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Medium
Type
Soft Foam
Temp
Neutral

Amerisleep

You’ll be able to take advantage of Amerisleep’s Labor Day promotions until 9/15/21.

  • 30% off mattresses + $239 in free accessories with code AS30 
  • 30% off adjustable bed bundles, which include adjustable base and mattress. No code required. 
  • 25% off pillows, sheets, and protectors with code LD25
  • 15% Off Comforters and Seat Cushions with code LD15

Amerisleep AS3
Amerisleep AS3
Why it’s Great
AS3 is the company’s most popular mattress. It’s not too soft or firm and features Amerisleep’s BioPure memory foam that’s responsive and breathable.
Best for
All sleeping styles
People that want a new style of memory foam bed
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Medium
Type
Memory Foam
Temp
Neutral

Zoma

Zoma’s mattress savings are running until 9/15.

  • $150 off any mattress with code WIN150 and score $280 in free accessories with your purchase.
  • Buy one, get one 50% off pillows with code BOGO50

Zoma
Zoma
Why it’s Great
Zoma is a comfortable foam mattress that specifically targets athletes and people who live an active lifestyle.
Best for
Athletes or people who live an active lifestyle
If you’re looking for an accommodating medium firmness bed
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Medium
Type
Memory Foam
Temp
Cooling

Vaya

Take advantage of Vaya’s mattress savings until 9/15.

  • $300 off any mattress and get a FREE pillow with code VAYA300.

Vaya
Vaya
Why it’s Great
Vaya is a budget foam bed that is especially accommodating for side sleepers.
Best for
Budget-conscious shoppers
Individuals who prefer soft beds
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Soft
Type
Mixed Foam
Temp
Neutral

Nolah

Nolah has a number of big savings on their best-selling mattresses. OFFERS END TODAY, 9/7.

Mattress Deals:

  • Up to $700 Off Evolution 15″ Hybrid Mattress + 2 Free Pillows
  • Up to $300 Off Signature 12″ Mattress + 2 Free Pillows
  • Up to $250 Off Original 10″ Mattress + 2 Free Pillows

Accessory Deals:

  • Up to $400 Off Adjustable Bases
  • Up to $100 Off Platform Bed
  • Up to $40 Off Mattress Protectors
  • Up to $50 Off Mattress Toppers
  • Up to $30 Off Bamboo Cotton Sheets
  • Up to $40 Off 2-Pack Pillows

Nolah Original 10
Nolah Original 10
Why it’s Great
The Nolah mattress has three layers and a soft, unique profile that is somewhere between poly foam and memory foam. It’s built specifically for side sleepers.
Best for
Side sleepers and people that want a soft bed
If you’re looking for a bed-in-a-box mattress
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Soft
Type
Mixed Foam
Temp
Neutral

Puffy

Puffy Lux
Puffy Lux
Why it’s Great
Puffy Lux is a soft memory foam mattress that’s made in the USA and has a washable cover.
Best for
Individuals who like beds with a soft, airy memory foam feel
Side sleepers looking for ample pressure relief
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Soft
Type
Memory Foam
Temp
Neutral

Bear

You’ll be able to cash in on savings with Bear until 9/7.

  • 25% off site-wide
  • You’ll receive a free Gift Set (2 Cloud Pillows and 1 Sheet Set) with any mattress purchase. That’s a $250 value.
  • Use code SY25.

Bear Mattress
Bear Mattress
Why it’s Great
Bear Mattress is not only one of the most popular memory foam beds online, but also one of the most affordable at under $800 for the queen size.
Best for
Budget shoppers
People that like memory foam
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Medium
Type
Memory Foam
Temp
Neutral

Brooklyn Bedding 

Brooklyn Bedding’s Labor Day sales will be available until 9/14.

  • Labor Day Sale: 25% Off Sitewide
  • Extended sale: 25% off your purchase with codes SLUMBER25 and RIZ25.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora
Why it’s Great
Aurora is one of the best cooling hybrid mattresses online. It’s made in the USA, comes in multiple firmness options, and has a cool-to-the-touch cover.
Best for
Hot sleepers that want a cooling mattress
All body types
All sleeping positions (comes in three firmness options)
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
All
Type
Soft Foam
Temp
Cooling

Nest

  • You’ll be able to save $300 off Nest mattresses and 10% off everything else until 9/30. 

Nest Bedding Alexander Hybrid
Nest Bedding Alexander Hybrid
Why it’s Great
Nest Alexander Hybrid is a pillow top mattress that comes in multiple firmness options and is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Best for
If you want a pillow top mattress
All sleeping positions
People that want a luxurious mattress (even comes with a lifetime warranty)
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
All
Type
Pillow Top
Temp
Neutral

Helix

Helix’s Labor Day sale will run until 9/12. But don’t worry if you miss out, the extended sale goes all the way until 9/30! 

  • $100 off + 2 free Dream Pillows when you spend $600 or more with code LDAY100
  • $150 off + 2 free Dream Pillows when you spend $1,250 or more with code LDAY150
  • $200 off + 2 free Dream Pillows when you spend $1,750 or more with code LDAY200

Helix Midnight
Helix Midnight
Why it’s Great
Midnight is the most popular mattress from Helix Sleep. It’s able to accommodate most sleeping positions and body types.
Best for
If you want a really nice mattress for the money
All sleeping styles
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Medium
Type
Mixed Foam
Temp
Neutral

Birch

The Labor Day sale from Birch is available until 9/12. The extended sale runs until 9/30. 

  • $400 off Birch Mattress + 2 Free Eco-Rest Pillows with code LDAY400

Helix Birch
Helix Birch
Why it’s Great
Birch is the natural/organic mattress from Helix Sleep. It’s around a medium-firm and is responsive and resiliant.
Best for
People that want a firmer bed with natural materials
If you want a responsive mattress
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Medium
Type
Latex Foam
Temp
Breathable

Nectar

The Nectar Labor Day sale is available until 9/13. 

  • $399 of accessories included with every mattress purchase.
  • Mattress protector included with your purchase (worth $99).
  • Sheet set included with your purchase (worth $150).
  • Premium pillows included with your purchase (worth $150).

Nectar
Nectar
Why it’s Great
Nectar could be the most popular memory foam mattress online. It’s affordable, comfortable, and usually comes with free pillows. They also have monthly payment options with Affirm.
Best for
If you want a memory foam mattress
People that need a comfy foam bed
All sleep styles
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Medium
Type
Memory Foam
Temp
Neutral

Dreamcloud

You’ll be able to take advantage of Dreamcloud savings until 9/13.

  • A total offering of $599 worth of savings. $200 off + $399 in accessories.

DreamCloud
DreamCloud
Why it’s Great
DreamCloud is an affordable memory foam hybrid mattress that comes with a 365 night trial period and lifetime warranty.
Best for
Individuals seeking an affordable hybrid mattress
Folks who like memory foam
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Firm
Type
Memory Foam
Temp
Neutral

Allswell

Allswell Labor Day sales will be available until 9/6. However, we’ve got an exclusive offer until 9/30. 

  • Up to 25% OFF EVERYTHING – 15% off mattresses, 25% off everything else with code LABORDAY2021.
  • Exclusive: 20% off site-wide until 9/30. With code RIZSLUMBER20.

Allswell
Allswell
Why it’s Great
The Allswell is hybrid mattress that sells for a surprisingly low price and still comes with free shipping and returns.
Best for
Budget shoppers
If you want an innerspring mattress
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Firm
Type
Memory Foam
Temp
Neutral

Casper

All Casper sales are available until 9/13. 

  • Save 15% off all Wave, Nova, and Original mattresses and pillows, and sheets. 10% off everything else with code SLEEP21. 
  • Save 25% off Upgrade Bundles with code SLEEP21-BUNDLE at check out.

Casper Original
Casper Original
Why it’s Great
Casper Original is the mattress that started it all. If you just want a comfortable foam mattress, it’s hard to do better than Casper.
Best for
People that are looking for a comfortable, affordable mattress
Anyone that’s interested in a bed-in-a-box mattress
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Medium
Type
Soft Foam
Temp
Neutral

Serta

  • Until 9/13, you can save up to $100 on iComfort mattress from Serta.

Serta iComfort
Serta iComfort
Why it’s Great
Best for
Shoppers on a tight budget looking for a memory foam mattress
Sleepers under 230 lbs who want an all-foam mattress
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Type
Temp
Cooling

Beautyrest

  • You’ll be able to save up to $700 on Beautyrest new base + mattress until 9/13.

Beautyrest Black
Beautyrest Black
Why it’s Great
This is the flagship mattress from Beautyrest. It features pocket coils and gel memory foam and several cooling upgrades.
Best for
People that want a bed from a mega brand
Anyone that wants a coil bed
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Firm
Type
Memory Foam
Temp
Neutral

Simmons

  • Simmons is running a 10% sitewide Labor Day sale until 9/13.

Simmons Medium Foam
Simmons Medium Foam
Why it’s Great
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Type
Temp

GhostBed

  • 32% off mattresses + 2 free luxury pillows (a $250 value).
  • Save 40% off adjustable base bundles or back-to-school mattresses & bedding bundles.
  • Use code MSY32

GhostBed Original
GhostBed Original
Why it’s Great
The GhostBed is one of the original bed-in-a-box mattresses. It has three layers of coils and a mixed foam feel.
Best for
If you’re looking for a comfy foam bed
People on a budget
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
Medium
Type
Mixed Foam
Temp
Neutral

Allform

The initial Labor Day sale from Allform ends on 9/12. Though the extended sale will run through 9/30. 

  • 20% off sitewide with code LDAY20.

Beware: Some Mattress Discounts Can Be Deceptive

Not all mattress deals are created equal. Just because a company promotes $500 off a particular mattress does not necessarily mean it’s a good deal. Sometimes retailers and online mattress brands employ marketing tools and tricks to make their promotions seem better than they truly are.

For example, one such trick these companies use is called “anchoring.” Basically, all this means is that companies will temporarily jack up the MSRP of their mattresses around major holidays and then slash them back down to their original prices to make it seem like you’re getting a killer deal.

After reading that, you might be asking, “well, how do I know what’s a good deal and what’s not”? Here’s what you can do. Once you decide which bed you want, be sure to check out our mattress reviews. In every review we include a price section that discusses what the typical MSRP price is and what sort of discount you can expect to receive. By reading this section, you’ll then know if the mattress brand you’re interested in is playing any games.

Always Read The Fine Print

Sometimes a company will advertise a huge discount, but there are strings attached. For example, sometimes you’ll see a company promote a big $300 off promotion, but really that’s only if your cart exceeds a certain dollar amount. In other words, you’ll get $300 off if you spend $2,000, which basically means you’ll have to buy a mattress, a pillow, and a bed frame in order to get the discount. Most companies are straight shooters. However, it’s always a good idea to dig into the fine print before purchasing.

Online vs. In-Store? Which Is Better?

This is a question that consumers face on a daily basis in today’s day and age regardless of which type of product you’re shopping for. Online shopping and e-commerce, in general, have become more and more prevalent over the last decade. There’s no denying that. This trend towards online shopping has made its way to the mattress industry as well. Online retailers and bed-in-a-box companies offer extremely friendly customer policies. However, not all consumers (especially older ones) are aware of just how these policies work.

For example, a common misconception about the bed-in-a-box industry relates to the whole “try before you buy” adage. Historically, most people are used to visiting their local mattress store to test beds and would never in a million years buy a mattress unseen. However, to combat this pattern of thinking, online mattress companies offer risk-free trial periods. Basically, they allow you to test the bed in the comfort of your own home for an extended period of time (usually three months) and decide whether you like it or not. If you decide the mattress isn’t for you, no worries, returns are typically free, and the company handles the entire removal process. We discuss trial periods more in more detail below.

Additionally, we’ve found that prices of bed-in-a-box and online direct-to-consumer (DTC) mattresses tend to be a little cheaper than the beds you find in your local mattress store. After all, it’s a lot cheaper to operate an internet business and not have to worry about all the overhead associated with running a network of brick n’ mortar retail stores. Accordingly, DTC mattress companies have a lot more wiggle room when it comes to price, and they are able to pass along savings to end consumers.

Lastly, there’s something to be said about just the pure convenience of ordering online. You don’t need to drive anywhere, and there’s no annoying salesperson hovering around you trying to up-sell you on adjustable bases, pillows, or comforters. Instead, you can literally conduct all the research you want from the comfort of your own home (or bed, for that matter) and still be able to test the bed risk-free thanks to the trial periods mentioned above. Plus, your local mattress store is likely to be jammed pack around Labor Day anyways.

Now we might be a little biased considering we’ve made reviewing online mattresses our job, but we think it’s more advantageous to buy a bed online these days, given the points above. However, we understand why some people may still prefer to shop in-store.

What To Consider When Researching Mattresses

There are a multitude of factors that are important when shopping for a new mattress. Below, we give a quick overview of these factors, but we’d recommend you check out our Mattress Buyer Guide for the full details.

Construction – There are several different types of mattresses out there. There are innerspring beds, hybrid beds, and all-foam beds. All three have their own distinct advantages and disadvantages.

Feel – This really comes down to personal preference. Beds come in a variety of feels. For example, some beds have a memory foam feel, some have a latex foam feel, and some have more of a mixed, neutral-foam feel.

Firmness And Sleeper Type – The position in which you sleep is very important in determining which particular bed is best for you. Generally speaking, side sleepers will prefer softer mattresses, while back and stomach sleepers will prefer firmer beds.

Body Type – Your weight affects how you perceive a mattress to feel. Heavy sleepers will feel like most mattresses are on the soft side since they sink into the top layers more. Lighter sleepers, on the other hand, will feel like most beds are on the firm side since they exert very little pressure on the top layers of the mattress. We generally recommend heavy sleepers go with hybrid or innerspring beds for maximum support and durability.

Temperature Regulation – Hot sleepers or consumers who live in an especially warm climate will likely want to focus on mattresses that provide cooling or airflow benefits. For example, some online bed-in-a-box mattresses contain special textiles in the cover that make the surface of the bed cool-to-the-touch.

Responsiveness – This relates to how quickly a mattress and its top layers snap back to position after pressure is released off the bed. Typically, active sleepers who move around and switch positions a lot will find it easier to maneuver on responsive mattresses.

Motion Isolation – The better a bed is at isolating motion, the less you’ll feel your partner’s movement’s throughout the night. No one wants to be jostled awake every time their partner gets up to get a glass of water or switch sleeping positions.

Edge Support – A bed with solid edge support will allow you and your partner to spread out and get comfortable without feeling like you’re about to roll off the side. In other words, beds with good edge support provide more useful surface area for both partners.

How Does Shipping And Returns Work With Online Mattresses?

Pretty much all online mattresses come with free shipping. However, the method by which they arrive can differ. Some beds arrive compressed in a box, some arrived rolled up in a protective bag, and some come white glove delivery. The latter means an actual delivery crew will come to your home and set up the mattress for you. Sometimes the delivery crew will even haul away your old mattress for free as well.

As mentioned above, most online beds come with some risk-free trial period. Again, this is how bed-in-a-box companies get around not having thousands of retail stores. Instead, they allow you to test the bed in your own home and decide whether you want to keep it. The industry standard for trial periods is 100 nights. However, there are a few companies out there that go above and beyond that. For example, the popular online brand DreamCloud offers a 365 night trial period.

If, during the trial period, you decide you want to return the mattress, the process is very simple. All you have to do is contact the respective company’s customer support department, and they’ll schedule for the mattress to be picked up from your home (typically for free). Once that happens, just provide proof (i.e., a pick-up receipt) that the bed has indeed been removed from your home, and the company will issue you a full refund.

All in all, you can start to see why buying a bed online has become so popular. Would you rather test a bed in the confines of your own home for three months or for two minutes in a crowded retail store? I know which route I’d pick.

Do Online Beds Come With A Warranty?

Yes, don’t worry. Online beds come with a warranty, just like beds you purchase in-store. The industry-standard warranty is 10 years. Typically, this covers indentations (body impressions) greater than one inch, any physical flaws in the foam (crack or split), and any manufacturing defects related to the cover, among other things.

Like with the trial period, some companies go above and beyond the industry standard warranty, though. For example, Puffy offers a lifetime warranty on their mattresses. It’s always a good idea to read the full details about each bed’s warranty before purchasing though.

How To Care For Online Mattresses

Most online beds come with a removable cover. However, it’s usually recommended you do not machine wash them. We’ve only run across a few beds that have removable covers that are also machine washable. A couple that come to mind include Yogabed and Novosbed.

Instead, if the mattress happens to get dirty or you have an accident, you should just spot clean the cover with a mild detergent and some water. Just simply sprinkle the dirty area with a little detergent and then proceed to gently rub and blot the spot with a damp washcloth.

Labor Day Mattress Shopping Verdict

Hopefully, this Labor Day mattress guide has been helpful. Bottom line, this is one of the best times of the year to buy a new mattress. Chances are you can snag a big discount on some of the most popular mattresses on the market.

However, with that said, it pays to do a little due diligence. Never blindly accept the marketing rhetoric these mattresses companies and retailers promote. Do a little bit of research on your own and figure out which beds best suit your particular sleeping habits, and then from there, determine just how good of a deal it truly is.

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