The best cheap mattress deals to shop right now

Enjoy major savings with these cheap mattress deals. You'll sleep better with more cash in your pocket

Cheap mattress deals: Nectar, Allswell, and Helix
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It's easy to unearth cheap mattress deals on any given day of the week; the challenge, however, is finding the cream of the crop. Fortunately, we've hand-picked the best bargains worth pursuing.

When it comes to resolving sleep difficulty, the best mattress is a tried-and-true solution, coupled with the best pillow money can buy. The latest models ensure proper spinal alignment, alleviate pressure points, and improve overall health. 

If you're on the hunt for an affordable find, then you're in luck as there are plenty of cheap mattress deals to shop for this month. Given the competitive marketplace, many brands are unveiling steep discounts we'd normally see around the holiday season—from three-digit price cuts on individual mattresses to impressive value bundles with complimentary gifts and more. Among these discounts, Plush Beds, a leading sustainable sleep company, is offering the greatest price drop by far: an enormous $1,250 off all mattresses. Plus, your purchase includes a free luxury sheet set.

Read on for our pick of the best cheap mattress deals, which we regularly update with new discounts as they come.

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Nectar Memory Foam mattress

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1. NECTAR MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS

The best value mattress

Specifications
Mattress type: Memory foam
Sizes: (US) Twin to Cal King; (UK) Single to Super King
Depth: 12 inches
Firmness: Medium-firm
RRP: $798 - $1,398 / £804 - £1,284
Reasons to buy
+Marries comfort and support+34K+ positive reviews on just Nectar.com+Top value
Reasons to avoid
-May be too soft for stomach sleepers

About the mattress: Topped with a quilted mattress cover, the Nectar Memory Foam mattress features five dense layers that soothe and support the body in any position. The upper gel memory foam layer evenly distributes weight and helps you stay cool. Underneath sits an intuitive hi-core memory foam, which prevents you from "sinking" into the mattress. The base layer balances these layers, while the bottom mattress cover prevents slippage on the bed frame. The best part: It won't degrade in quality over time. Compared to similar beds, the Nectar Memory Foam mattress is on the affordable end, ranging from $798 - $1,398 /  £804 - £1,284.

Current deal: While Nectar mattresses aren't the cheapest, the best Nectar mattress deals offer the greatest bang for your buck. Shoppers can score major savings right now during the Labor Day Preview Sale event—up to $400 on all three Nectar mattresses, plus $399 worth of free accessories. Across the pond, U.K. shoppers can save up to £519 on any mattress during the Cool Summer Sleep Sale event. Not to mention, bed accessories are 30% off. 

Allswell Mattress

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2. ALLSWELL THE BRICK

The best cheap hybrid mattress

Specifications
Mattress type: Hybrid
Sizes: (US) Twin to Cal King
Depth: 10 inches
Firmness: Medium-firm
RRP: $445 - $845
Reasons to buy
+10-year warranty+Minimizes motion transfer+Sweat-wicking
Reasons to avoid
-Sells out quickly

About the mattress: The Brick hybrid mattress marries plush appeal with added support, featuring high-density foam, copper gel-infused memory foam, and a sturdy top layer. Whereas the copper layer keeps the body cool, the top layers cushion the body as you move and change positions. This bed also integrates wrapped coils, which help minimize motion transfer, promote airflow, and provide edge support on all four sides. Ultimately, these features make the bed responsive and comfortable for those who suffer from back pain. 

In the boxed-mattress market, Allswell is more affordable than Tuft & Needle, Casper, and Nectar. The original flagship model is priced between $265 - $465, and the site's most expensive model, The Allswell Supreme, is only $1,245.

Current deal: You can score 15% off all mattresses with the code LABORDAY2021 applied at checkout. The twin-sized Brick mattress now costs $378.25, a reduction of $66.75 off the original price. However, the queen-sized iteration is $573.75 (you save -$101.25).

Eve The Lighter Foam Mattress

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3. EVE THE LIGHTER FOAM MATTRESS

The best cheap memory foam mattress

Specifications
Mattress type: Memory foam
Sizes: (UK) Single to Super King
Depth: 7.8 inches
Firmness: Medium-firm
RRP: £299 - £649
Reasons to buy
+10-year warranty+Simple, yet effective design+Relieves pressure and muscle tension
Reasons to avoid
-No anti-slip base

About the mattress: The Eve Lighter Mattress is an entry-level memory foam bed with just two layers. The breathable top layer is called Evecomfort, which draws heat away from the body and responds to movement. As a supportive pillow, the base layer features contour zones that ease pressure points for back, side, and front snoozers. This mattress is considerably cheaper than its memory foam counterparts, the Eve Original (from £429 - £800) and the Premium Mattress (from £948 - £1,004).

Current deal: The brand is currently offering 20% off mattresses and bed frames off when you spend £450 or more. After the discount, the single-sized Lighter Mattress costs £239.20 (originally £299) and the double-sized model is £343.20 (originally £429).

Zinus Mattress

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4. ZINUS GREEN TEA MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS

The best natural cheap mattress

Specifications
Mattress type: Memory foam
Sizes: (US) Twin to Cal King
Depth: 6, 8, 10, and 12 inches
Firmness: Medium-soft
RRP: $169 - $613
Reasons to buy
+5-year warranty+Relieves pressure+Absorbs motion+Free delivery and returns
Reasons to avoid
-Edge support could be better

About the mattress: The Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is a medium-firm, budget-friendly option with refreshing green tea extract and ActivCharcoal to neutralize odors. With three layers of memory foam, this bed conforms to your body and relieves pent-up joint and muscle tension. The middle layer includes open-air pockets, which promote airflow and keep the body cool. You can also choose the thickness of your mattress: 6, 8, 10, and 12 inches.

Current deal: Shoppers can score 50% off the brand's Pressure Relief Olive Oil Memory Foam iCoil® Hybrid Mattress, now priced from $293.50 - $407 (originally $587 - $814). You don't want to miss this deal as we don't expect to see such a dramatic price cut until Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Mattress deals: Practical shopping tips

As you explore the discounts, keep these practical shopping tips in mind:

  • Look for a guarantee: Shop at a retailer that'll guarantee the price of your mattress. Many sellers may refund you the difference if the mattress you purchase goes on sale within a certain amount of time after your purchase.
  • Understand the return policy: Many companies offer trial periods with free return shipping, sans penalty fees. Common trial periods span from 60 nights to 18 months or some time in between. Regardless, it's important to review this information carefully because beyond preliminary research, finding the perfect mattress requires testing and evaluation.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday mattress deals

The holiday season is the perfect time to score a cheap mattress, much like with Nespresso machinesDyson hairdryers, and coffee machines.

Black Friday, the so-called "busiest shopping day of the year," has morphed into a long-drawn-out season, further compounded by the global pandemic where we've seen shipping delays and supply chain issues from legacy, bespoke, and small businesses alike. Consequently, we've seen manufacturers present their lowest prices of the year during November—to generate hype and sales leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Honorable examples include Nectar, Tuft & Needle, and Emma Mattress among others.

Overall, we predict that brands will accelerate this strategy for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021, with a focus on driving online sales. Recent research indicates that today's consumers prefer shopping for their mattresses online, rather than at brick-and-mortar stores. And thanks to the global pandemic, shoppers want to stay home and find extra comfort in their bedrooms, starting with a mattress. Ultimately, we anticipate seeing price drops in October, November, and perhaps as early as September.

Is Black Friday the best time to get a cheap mattress deal?

Black Friday isn't the only prime time to find and purchase a cheap mattress. In fact, we've seen steep discounts during other major shopping holidays, like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, President's Day, Labor Day, and Veteran's Day. Mattress industry experts also concede that the best deals pop up from March to June, as retailers are seeking to swap out outdated inventory. Not to mention, many leading brands unveil bargains daily—from bundles, complimentary gifts, and sitewide sales with three-digit price drops. 

Dominique McIntee
Dominique McIntee

Dominique (Dom) is a very online shopping writer at Woman & Home, where she covers products, sales/deals, and market news across categories. Before joining the team, she penned stories as an editorial fellow at Insider Reviews, the affiliate commerce team at Insider Inc./Business Insider. The bespectacled NJ transplant specializes in commerce journalism, women’s lifestyle content, and hoarding makeup—much to her mother’s dismay. 


Her foray into storytelling began in the early aughts, the era in which she developed a passion for fiction writing and an aversion to math. This passion, along with many failed math exams, led her to Marist College, where she studied public relations, creative advertising, and English. 


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