2016 Black Friday Mattress Sale Previews and Guide

2015 Black Friday Mattress Sale Previews and Guide

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 2016’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 Sales

Here are the featured memory foam offers from 2016, based on what’s currently been released. These beds represent the better values in terms of reviews, quality and actual discounts.

Amerisleep Revere BedTEMPUR-Cloud Supreme Breeze
Amerisleep Revere Bed
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TEMPUR-Contour Rhapsody Breeze
Customer Reviews Reviews
With a 4.7 average based on 720+ reviews, the Revere is heralded as a comfortable bed with little initial odors.A 4.4 average from 200+ 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.
Sleep Trial
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.
Heat Retention
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-Cloud Supreme Breeze customers report sleeping hot.

*Data for review found on Amerisleep and Tempur-Pedic retail sites and independent review site Sleep Like The Dead.

Amerisleep's Revere Bed is perfect for side and back sleepers.

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We love the Revere for its combination of quality and affordability. No other mattress we’ve seen matches this bed’s commitment to quality. The no-hassle buying process and 100 night return policy also help to make the Revere one of our favorite mattresses.

Innerspring Mattress Sales

Here are the top spring and hybrid offers from 2016, based on what’s currently been released. These beds represent the better values in terms of reviews, quality and actual discounts.

Serta iComfort Hybrid Applause II Firm at SertaSealy Posturepedic Leola Euro Pillow Top at Sears
Serta Perfect SleeperBeautyrest Recharge Hybrid Next Generation 300 Firm
Customer Reviews Reviews
The Comfort Appleause II averages 4.0/5 in 22 reviews.This Sealy Posturepedic averages 4.0/5 in 7 reviews.
This is an 952 pocketed coil system topped with gel memory foam and regular foam and covered in unspecified fabric.This mattress is memory foam and foam layers over a 825 pocketed coil spring system in a fabric cover.
Sleep Trial
A 120 day return policy with a one-time return or exchange is offered.Has a 60 day one-time exchange, but customer must cover shipping.
The iComfort line comes with a 10-year limited warrantyThis Sealy Posturepedic comes with a 10-year limited warranty.
About 24% of iComfort owners report sagging in the first 3-4 years.Around 22% of Sealy owners report sagging within the first 3-4 years.

*Customer satisfaction rates from independent review site, Sleep Like the Dead.

Seven Tips for Getting the Best Mattress During Black Friday 2016

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 25 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: 2016 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 is live now, and runs through Cyber Monday.

  • Take $200 off any mattress, in any size, using code BF200 at checkout. Prices for queen will start from $849.
  • Take 20% off the Amerisleep Adjustable Bed with the purchase of a mattress. With discount, the queen size will be $1520.

H.H. Gregg

The Black Friday event at H.H. Gregg stores usually starts around Thanksgiving.

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The Macy’s Black Friday sale starts in stores and online on Thanksgiving.

  • $696 to $1556 – Beautyrest Recharge Queen Mattress Sets
  • $1399 to $2501 – Beautyrest Hybrid Queen Mattress Sets
  • $1799 to $4544 – Beautyrest Black Queen Mattress Sets
  • $1074 to $3272 –  Serta iComfort Memory Foam and Hybrid Sets (select models, not all are on sale)
  • $1299 to $5690 – Stearns and Foster Queen Mattress Sets
  • $1799 to $8359 – Hotel Collection Aireloom Vitagenic Queen Mattress Sets
  • Doorbusters ($100-$250 off):
    • Sealy Baybark Queen Mattress
    • Serta Perfect Sleeper Falmore Firm Tight Top Queen Mattress Set
    • Sealy Posturepedic Highland Beach Cushion Firm or Plush Queen Mattress Set
    • Beautyrest Recharge Athens Firm or Plush Pillowtop Queen Mattress Set


Sears Black Friday deals are available in stores and online from Thanksgiving.

  • Doorbusters / After 1pm
    • Serta Coralee Queen Set
    • Sealy Posturepedic Carrsville Queen Set
    • Sealy Posturepedic Keene Tight Top Queen Set
  • Mattress Deals
    • Promoted specials, listed at up to 50% off with free boxspring and store gift card of $50:
      • Sealy Posturepedic Lynnview Euro Top Queen Set
      • Serta Perfect Sleeper Springview Tight Top Queen Set
      • Beautyrest Recharge Keeler Luxury Firm Queen Set
      • Beautyrest Recharge Madelyn Pillow Top Queen Set
      • Sealy Posturepedic Mackville Euro Pillow Top Queen Set
      • Serta Perfect Sleeper Glenellen Tight Top Queen Set
      • Sealy Posturepedic Leola Euro Pillow Top Queen Set
      • Beautyrest Recharge Ultra St. Caroline Queen Set
      • Serta Perfect Sleeper Glenellen Super Pillowtop Plush Queen Set
    • $100-$200 Sears card with Stearns & Foster, Optimum, Posturepedic Hybrid or Beautyrest Platinum or Platinum Hybrid sets
    • Up to $200 Sears card with select Tempurpedic sets
    • Up to $500 off select Beautyrest Black sets
    • Boxspring and $50 Sears card with select Posturepedic, Serta Perfect Sleeper, or Beautyrest Recharge sets
    • Boxspring with select iComfort and iComfort Hybrid sets
  • Adjustable Bed Deals
    • Beautyrest Smart Motion Base – $100 to $300 off
    • Sealy Reflexion Posturepedic Base – $200 to $400 off
    • $50-$400 off Tempurpedic mattress and $50-$200 gift card by mail with select Tempurpedic Ergo Base and mattress sets


Serta deals are available direct on their website and at participating retailers, usually starting the week before the holiday.

  • Free boxpring with iComfort mattress
  • Up to $800 off select adjustable bases with mattress purchase (discount depends on model and size)
  • $200 off the Serta iComfort Foresight mattress set


Sleepy’s Black Friday deals run online and in stores from (TBD!).

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The Tempur-Pedic Black Friday deals are available on their website and run through for most of the month.

  • $150-$400 instant savings off Tempurpedic mattresses. Discount varies by model and size
  • $50-$200 rebate by mail with Tempur Ergo adjustable bases. Discount varies by model and size.

If you aren’t sure where to start your search, take a look at our previous guides to mattress shoppingadjustable 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!

2 thoughts on “2016 Black Friday Mattress Sale Previews and Guide

  1. Gloria

    Need technical support for my adjustable, memory, mattress. I live in Scottsdale Az. My owner manual is missing. Thank you

    • Jeff Chase


      If you know the manufacturer of your adjustable base, contacting them first will be your best bet. Depending on the type of problem you are having, unplugging and resetting the bases/remote controls can also be a helpful troubleshooting step!

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