4th of July mattress sales 2023: the best early deals

2023’s 4th of July mattress sales are an excellent opportunity to save money on a new bed, and if you’re smart you can grab a discount in advance and relax on the day itself.

Some of the best mattress brands have already kicked off their 4th of July sales, and we expect many more to appear over the next couple of weeks. While we don’t expect discounts to be as big as we saw on Memorial Day, there are definitely some worthwhile savings to be had, including 20% off mattresses at Casper.

With so many mattress brands about it can be hard to keep track of all the sales; fortunately we’ll be gathering all the very best offers together here in the run-up to the 4th of July mattress sales. And because we’re constantly monitoring the latest mattress sales, we know whether a deal’s a good one or not; if it’s listed here then it’s worth your money.

Our 4th of July mattress sale guide includes only the top offers, chosen based on their value for money and how well we rated the mattresses during testing. Most come with free bedding bundles to boost your savings too.

Read on to discover the best deals available now, and bookmark this pages as we’ll be updating it regularly as we get closer to the 4th of July mattress sales.

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Who has the best 4th of July mattress sale?

We’ve been tracking the July 4th mattress deals for a few years and while deals are available online and in store, the best sales are usually found online. 

That’s because online mattress manufacturers don’t have the cost of bricks and mortar stores, so they can pass those savings on to you in the form of cheaper prices. They normally bundle in free bedding gifts too, making them even more competitive compared to in-store sales.

Some of the best 4th of July mattress sales of 2023 come from Cocoon by Sealy, with its 35% mattress discount and $199 of free bedding, plus Nectar Sleep with its queen size mattress for $699 and up to $499 of free bedding. Casper’s 20% discount is a welcome deal from a mattress brand that doesn’t have sales running throughout the year, and while Saatva has yet to announce its 4th of July mattress sale, our expectations are that it’ll be worth your while if you have your eye on a luxury mattress.

Is July 4th a good time to buy a mattress?

TechRadar has extensive experience of reporting on mattress sales and we know from tracking them over the past few years that there are a few times each year that are better than any other for buying a new mattress. These are:

Black FridayCyber MondayPresidents’ DayMemorial Day4th of JulyLabour Day

Mattress prices rise in the summer months, making the 4th of July mattress sales your last big opportunity to secure a cheaper price before the summer price hikes kick in. From analysis of past trends, these prices then tend to remain at a higher level until Labour Day in September, when they fall again at the end of November with the advent of Black Friday mattress deals. Most of these then become Cyber Monday mattress deals. 

So if you need a new mattress and can’t wait until November, the 4th of July mattress sale events (found online and in store) are your best option this side of summer. Not all are worth buying though, so read our tips below on how to pick the best deal for you and avoid any duds. 

Bookmark this page too, as we’re including only the top sale offers. So while you might not see as many in our guide as you’ll find on others, these deals have been expert-approved. We’ve also included today’s cheapest prices for some of our favorite boxed and traditional mattresses below to help with your research.

How to pick the best 4th of July mattress sale

As with any other big shopping event, you’ll be bombarded with endless sale offers and deals. Brands will shout about how their 4th of July mattress sale is their best yet thanks to cheap prices and huge discounts, but how do you know if this is true or pure marketing hype? 

Here are our top tips for telling the difference between a great deal and a dud:

1. Check the price history of the mattress

If you’re buying on Amazon, you can use price tracking software such as Camel Camel Camel. Fact-checking prices when shopping direct from manufacturers is tricker but not impossible. 

One way to do this is to run a search for the mattress you’re interested in buying, plus the word ‘sale’ or ‘deal’. Only look at articles from this year as prices will naturally increase year on year. Also keep in mind that inflation is pushing up prices on lots of products, including mattresses, so higher prices are to be expected now regardless of the time of year. However if the 4th of July mattress sale price is considerably more than last month’s price, look elsewhere. 

TechRadar covers monthly sales from leading mattress manufacturers, so you could use our following guides in your research too:

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2. Only buy a mattress if it has a trial period

This is non-negotiable for us, as a trial period means you can sleep on the mattress at home for a set period of time before fully making up your mind. Lying on a mattress in store for 10 minutes simply doesn’t compete with a proper at-home mattress trial, and depending on the online manufacturer or retailer you buy from, you’ll get a 100 night trial. 

Here’s something to watch out for though: if a brand offers free shipping and free returns, that trial is considered ‘risk free’. If the brand charges a returns fee (also called a processing fee), then it isn’t risk free as there’s a cost to you should you choose to return the mattress. 

3. Only shop a 4th of July mattress sale if the returns policy is clear

Any decent mattress manufacturer or retailer will include a link to their returns policy at the bottom of the main (homepage) of their website. It should contain the following information:

What the returns process involvesWhen you can initiate it (some brands won’t accept returns until you’ve slept on your bed for 30 nights)Any associated costs to youA link to the warranty information so you can see what is and isn’t covered if you keep your new mattress

If you’re interested in more bargains you can see our roundup of the best 4th of July sales from retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Home Depot, and more.

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