Amazon Prime Day is one of the most popular shopping events of the year, right up there with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While the megaretailer held its annual shopping event in July, it recently announced a second Prime Day event would take place this month, on October 11 and 12.
Some of the most popular Amazon Prime Day deals include tablets, robot vacuums, cooking gadgets, and yes, even mattresses. But is Amazon Prime Day really the best time to buy a mattress?
Below, learn all about Amazon Prime Day October 2022 and what you need to know before shopping during the upcoming Amazon Prime Day mattress sale.
What is Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon Prime Day is a two-day sale event typically held during the summer months. It includes items in just about every category, from home goods to tech devices to clothing. To take advantage of Prime Day deals, you need to be a Prime member. Currently, Prime membership costs $139 per year.
The first Prime Day was held in 2015, coinciding with Amazon’s 20th anniversary. Since then, Prime Day has grown into one of the biggest shopping events of the year, rivaling other popular sale holidays. 2021 was the most successful Prime Day yet.
When is Prime Day 2022?
Amazon recently announced a second Prime Day would take place this year on Tuesday, October 11, and Wednesday, October 12.
Should you shop the Amazon Prime Day mattress sale?
Shopping on Amazon is particularly attractive to millennials, so many of the products that do well during Prime Day are the ones marketed to a younger audience. This includes beds-in-a-box, which are the mattresses you’ll mostly see on sale on Amazon Prime Day.
The question, then, is whether you’re really getting a good deal.
These foam beds come compressed, rolled, and stuffed into a shipping box. They’re a good option for some people, especially those on a budget. But because they’re made to be compressed, they use lower-density foam, which doesn’t support you as well or last as long as premium foam.
So while you might think you’re getting a steal during the Amazon Prime Day mattress sale, chances are you’ll have to pay to replace your bed sooner rather than later.
If you’re considering buying a new mattress on Amazon Prime Day, make sure to also check the fine print.
Most bed-in-a-box companies ship their mattresses to your door via UPS, which leaves setup to you. (A queen-size boxed mattress usually weighs 100 pounds or more, so DIY setup requires a strong back or a good friend—or both.)
Another policy to look into before handing over your credit card is returns.
If you order through Amazon, the manufacturer’s regular return process may not apply, and you may be responsible for paying a pick-up fee or repacking the mattress.
Outside of mattresses, you can find some useful sleep products on sale during Prime Day. Check out our guide to the best sleep gadgets to buy on Amazon Prime Day.
What is the best month to buy mattresses on sale?
Any month with a popular sale holiday is a good time to buy a mattress. This includes February (Presidents Day), May (Memorial Day), September (Labor Day), and November (Black Friday).
Outside of these sale holidays, you can still find good deals on mattresses. When you buy a mattress online—regardless of the month—you can expect to spend about 15% less than you would in a store, according to industry experts.
Does furniture go on sale for Amazon Prime Day?
Yes, you can expect to find furniture deals on Amazon Prime Day. You should see sales on items for every room of the home. Look for Prime Day discounts on everything from sofas to kitchen carts to office desks.
Is Cyber Monday a good time to buy a mattress?
Just like with other sale holidays, Cyber Monday can be a good time to buy a mattress. That’s because many mattress companies offer discounts this time of year. In general, though, Cyber Monday tends to be best for grabbing deals on tech gadgets.
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What does Saatva offer on Amazon Prime Day?
Saatva doesn’t sell its mattresses on Amazon or any other third-party retailer. Instead, we sell our mattresses directly to you. And unlike most mattresses sold on Amazon, ours don’t come stuffed in a box.
Here’s what you’ll get from Saatva on Amazon Prime Day—and every other day of the year:
- Free white glove delivery and setup nationwide
- 365-night home trial
- 24/7 customer support
- Industry-leading warranty
Ready to shop for a new mattress? Check out our current sale offerings and take our mattress quiz to find out which of our mattresses is right for you.