Love it or loathe it, you can’t justify skipping the Black Friday sales this year if you’re after a new mattress.
We’re still two days away from Black Friday and we’ve already found some real bargains, including the five mattresses below offering huge savings of more than £200.
Black Friday sceptics might question how genuine these savings are, seeing as we’ve found that some Black Friday deals are available at the same price or cheaper at other times of year.
But we’ve found 2019 mattress discounts that easily eclipse deals we spotted during Black Friday 2018, as well as in mattress sales periods in January and over the Easter and August bank holidays.
No matter how much you save, it’s only a good deal if you get a mattress that’s comfy and provides long-lasting support for your spine, whatever your body size or sleeping position.
Narrow down your search with our best mattresses.
Emma Original mattress — save £260 (40%)
We’re still a couple of days away from Black Friday, but this deal on the Emma Original will take some beating.
Emma mattresses are often discounted, but 40% off really is remarkable, taking the cost of the Original down from £649 to £389.40. All you need to do is enter the code BLACK40 at checkout.
This is the cheapest we’ve ever seen it, so it’s well worth considering if you’re after a foam mattress, not least because delivery is free and you have 100 nights to sleep on the mattress before deciding whether to return it for a full refund.
Dunlopillo Royal Sovereign — save £252 (20%)
Lots of retailers are offering discounts on this Dunlopillo latex mattress, but the best price we’ve seen so far is at Land of Beds, where it’s available with two free pillows for £1,007 – reduced from £1,259.
Latex is a natural substitute for memory foam, but it feels slightly different to lie on. While it moulds to your body, it regains its shape more quickly.
£252 is a healthy saving, but this mattress still isn’t cheap.
The Nectar Mattress – save £250 (36%)
If you’re after a memory foam mattress to keep you snug this winter, The Nectar Mattress could be just the thing. It feels warmer than most we’ve tested, comes with an astonishing year-long sleep trial, and is currently available for £449 – a reduction of £250 on the standard price of £699.
The discount should be taken with a slight pinch of salt, because the so-called ‘standard’ price is £100 higher than when we first reviewed The Nectar Mattress in December 2018. This is still a healthy saving though, not least because it also includes two free pillows worth £70.
REM-Fit 500 Hybrid Ortho Mattress – save £240 (30%)
Struggling to decide between memory foam and pocket springs? The 500 Hybrid Ortho contains both and it’s also firmer than many bed-in-a-box mattresses.
Reduced from £799, it’s currently available for £559.30 and also comes with two free pillows, a mattress protector and a 100-night sleep trial, making this a pretty enticing deal.
But don’t fall into the trap of assuming that firmer pocket-sprung mattresses always offer great spinal support.
Brook + Wilde Lux firm mattress — save £210 (30%)
Brook + Wilde is offering a tempting 30% off its range of online-only mattresses this Black Friday, meaning you can get the Lux for £489.30, rather than the usual price of £699.
Like the REM-fit mattress above, the Lux contains both pocket springs and memory foam in an effort to find the perfect balance between support, stability and durability.
We tested the mattress in all three areas to find out how good it is. If you prefer not to sink into your mattress, bear in mind that while we tested the firm version of this mattress, it still scored an eight in our independent firmness tests (one being the firmest and 10 the softest).
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What about Eve, Simba and Casper mattresses?
Eve is currently offering 20% off its range of mattresses and beds. It’s not as big a saving as those above, but you can still get £120 off the Eve Original, which isn’t to be sniffed at.
A 20% discount gives you an even healthier saving of £170 off the pricier Eve Premium mattress. We’ll publishing our review of the Eve Premium before Black Friday, so hang fire on buying one until then so you can check if it’s worth the higher price.
Simba’s jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon too. As part of its ‘Hybrid Mattress Only Bundle’, the more expensive ‘Pro’ version of its Hybrid mattress is currently on offer for £674.25, which would give you an impressive saving of almost £280.
We’re going to be publishing our review of the Simba Hybrid Pro before Black Friday, so you’ll have to check back unless you want to risk spending hundreds of pounds on a mattress that won’t stand the test of time.
With a couple of days still remaining before Black Friday, some manufacturers and retailers are playing their cards close to their chest.
Casper hasn’t announced its Black Friday promotion yet, but you can count on there being one. So if you’ve got your eye on a Casper mattress, keep your eyes peeled and read our Casper mattress reviews.
All prices are for UK doubles and are correct as of 25 November 2019. All prices are subject to change.