Get Prepared for the Black Friday Mattress Sales
It’s almost Thanksgiving once again, and that means Black Friday mattress sales are right around the corner, too. If you will be looking for a new bed this year, our Black Friday mattress sale guide is packed with insider tips for getting a great deal and previews of 2015’s sales.
During Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales retailers discount products dramatically and mattresses are no different. In this guide, we’ll first take a look at the two best mattresses from each mattress type. After that, read our seven important tips for selecting the best mattress, then look at all the sales from top online and retail stores. You’re on your way to better sleep!
Best Black Friday Mattress Deals Compared
Memory Foam Mattress
|Amerisleep Revere Bed||TEMPUR-Contour Rhapsody Breeze|
|Customer Reviews Reviews|
|With a 4.7 average based on 398 reviews, the Revere is heralded as a comfortable bed with little initial odors.||A 4.1 average from 95 reviews is not a bad showing, but customers often complain of the high price tag and premature sagging.|
|Amerisleep mattresses are made from plant-based foams, which offgas much less than synthetic foams and provide more breathability. Each mattress is covered in a Celliant®-infused fabric which has clinically-proven health benefits.||Tempurpedic does not disclose the materials used in their foams, but synthetic foams are presumed to be used. The cover is a non-washable microsuede.|
|Amerisleep offers a 100-night sleeping trial with a risk-free return policy.||Tempur-pedic has a 90-night sleep trial with a required 30-night period before returning. Customers must pay return shipping.|
|A 20-year warranty with 10 years of full replacement is provided with each Amerisleep mattress.||A 10-year limited warranty is offered with all Tempur-pedic mattresses.|
|The Revere’s plant-based memory foam allows for a more open-cell structure, which air flows through easily. Only 2.6% of customers report sleeping hot.||About 10-14% of TEMPUR-Contour Rhapsody Breeze customers report sleeping hot.|
*Data for review found on Amerisleep and Tempur-Pedic retail sites and independent review site Sleep Like The Dead.
|Astrabeds HarmonyBed||Select Luxury E.C.O. Natural Latex Choice of Firmness 10-Inch Queen-size Hybrid|
|Customer Reviews Reviews|
|The HarmonyBed has a 4.6 average from 67 reviews. The reviews are verified, meaning each reviewer is proven to be an actual customer by an independent source.||The Select E.C.O. Natural Latex Hybrid averages a 4.6 from 60 unverified reviewers.|
|Made from three layers of certified organic Dunlop latex, a certified organic wool fire barrier and covered in a certified organic cotton cover. Firmness is customizable.||The E.C.O. Natural is made with an 8-inch polyurethane foam base topped with a 2-inch all-natural Dunlop latex comfort layer. The cover is made from knit fabric. Firmness is customizable.|
|You have a 90-night sleep trial and can return the mattress for a full refund.||There is no trial period offered. Once opened, the mattress can not be returned.|
|All beds come with 25-year warranty with the first ten non-prorated and the next fifteen prorated at 50% current retail price.||Customers have an option to purchase a 10 year service plan with limited coverage.|
*Data for review found on Astrabeds and Overstock retail sites.
|Serta Perfect Sleeper Stonehart Plush Super Pillowtop or Firm Queen Set||Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid Next Generation 300 Firm|
|Customer Reviews Reviews|
|The Perfect Sleeper has a 63% owner satisfaction rate with customers reporting short longevity.||This Beautyrest Recharge received 63% customer satisfaction.|
|This is an 886 pocketed coil system topped with gel memory foam and regular foam and covered in a cotton-polyester fabric.||This mattress is memory foam and foam layers over a 980 pocketed coil spring system in a fabric cover.|
|A 60 or 120 day return policy with a one-time return or exchange is offered.||Mattress comes with a 60 day one-time exchange, customer must cover shipping.|
|The Stonehart Plush comes with a 10-year limited warranty||This Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid comes with a 10-year limited warranty.|
|About 20% of owners report sagging in the first 3-4 years, which is the main complaint for this mattress.||Around 22% of owners report sagging within the first 3-4 years, with firmer models lasting a little longer.|
*Customer satisfaction rates from independent review site, Sleep Like the Dead.
Seven Tips for Getting the Best Mattress During Black Friday 2015
Even though Black Friday mattress sales offer big savings, it’s still important to do a little research and fact-checking to make sure you bring home a winner. Though Black Friday sales tend to be really good, you can still find some lemons. Here are our essential steps for getting a dream-worthy deal on your new bed.
1. Start Looking Early
Black Friday mattress sales will begin on or near November 27 this year, the day after Thanksgiving. However, many retailers begin releasing or leaking their deals up to two weeks before.
Don’t wait until Black Friday to start looking for a mattress, as this will not allow you enough time to research and may leave you feeling pressured to buy. If you know you’ll be in the market for a bed, start testing out and researching models now so you have an idea of what to look for in the ads.
As retailers start to release the information on their sales, we will begin publishing them here. Deals from all kinds of retailers will be available in this one convenient place.
2. Make a Wishlist
Work with your partner (if applicable) and make a list of the things you need to have and want to have in your next mattress based on your testing and past beds.
What firmness range feels most comfortable? Is there a specific material or brand that stands out to you? Any other concerns such as motion transfer or allergies? What budget are you comfortable with?
Also, don’t forget to confirm your bed’s size and whether you need new boxsprings/supports, pillows or other items.
3. Do Your Research
Next, start checking ads and researching for deals. We’ll be compiling major online and national retailers’ Black Friday mattress sales here, and you can find others by checking you local newspapers and browsing deal sites online.
Make note of store, brand, model and price of beds that appeal to you or match your wishlist. Research the core specifications of each bed and make note – this will be helpful later. Research the main features of the mattress type you are considering so you know what to compare. Here’s an example:
- What is each layer in the bed made of and how thick is each layer?
- For memory foam, what is the density of each layer and the foam core?
- For innersprings, what is the coil count, coil type and gauge?
- For latex, what is the latex made of and what is the ILD for each layer?
- What is the warranty full coverage period?
- What is the retailer’s return policy?
4. Compare the Details
Once you’ve researched the various Black Friday mattress sales, start comparing the different options you have found side-by-side. There can be a lot of information, so grab a pen and paper if you need to. Good notes on mattress specifications will be helpful and very worthwhile.
Do any of them offer quality that stands out? Are there any that have features you particularly like? Are there any that you would eliminate based on what you found?
5. Look for Great Values – Not Just Deals
When you start narrowing down your mattress sale candidates, focus on the value the bed represents at the sale price and not the markdown or discount being advertised.
Retailers often inflate “normal” pricing in order to advertise catchy 50%-75% off sales, but these discounts often don’t represent actual or realistic pricing. One company’s sale might be another’s everyday price, and some brands have markups not reflective of their quality.
Instead, compare the bed’s specifications to others being offered in the same price range. How does quality (foam density, coil count, fabrics, etc) compare? Are there any significant differences in guarantees, certifications, or performance for better or worse? If any of the brands prove reluctant to tell you what’s inside the mattress or make it difficult to compare their beds, this could be a red flag of poor quality or value.
6. Read Reviews
Another helpful way to narrow down candidates during your Black Friday mattress sale shopping is to check for reviews. These owner comments and experiences can offer insight into comfort, durability, service, and other pros and cons. No mattress will be perfect for every individual in terms of comfort, but consistent trends complaining about durability, customer service or other issues could be worth noting.
Reviews with larger sample sizes and verified/unbiased posting processes are more likely to be accurate. Verified reviews have been through a process to determine the reviewer actually purchased the mattress they claim to. Check review websites like Reseller Ratings or Viewpoints, retailer websites, blogs, forums and other sources.
7. Read the Fineprint
Lastly, always read the fine print of the sale and the mattress before taking the plunge. Some Black Friday mattress deals may be in the form of mail-in rebates or may have other specific requirements. Get the lowdown or you may be stuck with a deal you didn’t plan on. Rebates can sometimes take weeks or months to redeem.
Returns and warranties should also be read through so you won’t have any surprises later on. Some warranties cover nearly everything for the entire term, others may be prorated for part of the term. Find out what is covered and for how long.
The Deals: 2015 Black Friday Mattress Sale Preview
And now, what you really came for – the deals. Below are the best Black Friday mattress sales that have been released or leaked thus far.
Ads and offers will begin coming out the second week of November, so bookmark this page to stay updated! We will work to continue adding to this list through late-November as more ads come out. If you don’t see the bed you’re looking for, check again later!
If you have sales tips to add, send us a comment!
The Black Friday sale at Amerisleep.com starts 11/26!
- 20% off all mattresses, with promo code
- Mattresses start at $559.20 (twin Columbus), $719.20 (queen columbus)
The Black Friday sale at Astrabeds.com starts 11/26!
- 20% off all mattresses, with promo code
- Mattresses start at $1039.20 (twin sonoma), $1439.20 (queen sonoma)
The Black Friday event at H.H. Gregg stores runs from 11/26 through 11/28!
- $79 – Serta Sertapedic Denmark II Firm Innerspring Twin Mattress Only
- $199 – Primo Galaxy Roll n Go Innerspring Queen Mattress in a Box
- $319 – Serta Sertapedic Wellner II Memory Foam Queen Mattress Set
The Macy’s Black Friday sale starts in stores and online 11/26!
- $137 – Sealy Cahill Tight Top Firm Queen Set
- $197 – Sealy Posturepedic Firm Queen Set
- $499 – Beautyrest Classic Mariah Plush Queen Set
- $599 – Serta Perfect Sleeper Elite Gentle Mist Firm or Plush Queen Set
- $699 – Sealy Posturepedic Grant Park Cushion Firm or Plush Queen Set
- $799 – Beautyrest Recharge Plus Haylee Luxury Firm or Plush Pillowtop Queen Set
- $999 – Beautyrest Recharge Hybrid Next Generation 300 Firm or Plush Queen Set
- $1199 – Serta iSeries Island Retreat Firm or Plush Queen Set
Sears Black Friday deals are available in stores and online from 11/26 through 11/29!
- $335 – Serta Amber Creek Memory Foam Queen Set ($389 after 1pm)
- $469 – Sealy Dunsley Queen Set ($498 after 1pm)
- $599.99 – Beautyrest Recharge Cypress Firm Tight Top Queen Set
- $699.99 – Beautyrest Recharge Devonwood Firm or Plush Tight Top Queen Set
- $749.99 – Serta Perfect Sleeper Galena Firm or Plush Tight Top Queen Set
- $759.99 – Sealy Posturepedic Plus Leola Firm Tight Top Queen Set
- $1297 – Beautyrest Hybrid Delanco Firm Queen Set
- $1389 – Beautyrest World Class Henderson Bay Firm or Plush Pillowtop Queen Set
- $1497 – Beautyrest Hybrid Messala Plush Queen Set
Serta deals are available direct on their website and at participating retailers starting 11/18!
- Up to $300 off iComfort and iSeries mattresses
Sleepy’s Black Friday deals run online and in stores from (TBD!).
- Up to ½ off every mattress (excludes Tempur-Pedic) + free delivery with any Tempur-Pedic, Serta iSeries, iComfort or Sealy Hybrid purchase
- Save up to $300 on Tempur-Pedic Breeze mattresses + up to $300 Visa gift card on Tempur-Pedic adjustable base purchased with a Tempur-Pedic Breeze mattress
- $157.98 – Ortho-Posture Firm Eurotop Twin Set
- $499.99 and up – Beautyrest Recharge and Sealy Posturepedic Queen Sets
- $599.99 – Serta Sertapedic Brookstone Gel Memory Foam Queen Set
The Tempur-Pedic Black Friday deals are available on their website and run through 10/28-12/1.
- Up to $300 off Tempur Breeze sets
If you aren’t sure where to start your search, take a look at our previous guides to mattress shopping, adjustable beds, and mattress prices. Check back here as time progresses, as more offers will be added. Some promotions may be limited in supplies or time. If you need a new mattress, pay close attention in the coming weeks.
How are you preparing for Black Friday this year? Post in the comments and let us know what you are shopping for during Black Friday mattress sales!