Tuesday Morning: An Undiscovered Discount Retail Gem

Well it is Tuesday morning and I would like to tell you about a largely undiscovered deep discount retailer called Tuesday Morning where everything is 50%-80% off all the time. The company has been around since 1974 but I just recently stumbled upon this great store. Actually, when I was in college I always drove by one but in the many years living there I never went in. They didn’t run commercials or newspaper ads and with a name like Tuesday Morning I had no indication it was worth checking out.

What is Tuesday Morning?

Tuesday Morning is a discount home and gift item chain that provides deep discounts on name brand products. This are the same items that you see in the higher end retail stores, brand new, just sold at a deep discount. Tuesday Morning has over 750 stores across the country so finding one near you should be fairly easy.

Unlike many stores, Tuesday Morning structures their operation in 10-12 separate sale events throughout the year, which start on scheduled Tuesday mornings. The stores will close during specified periods in order to restock the shelves with new inventory in anticipation of these sale events. Even though they hold only a select number of sales each year the store is open around 300 days a year and you can find great deals regardless of when you go. But in order to get first picks on new inventory you want to show up at the beginning of a sale.

What Does Tuesday Morning Carry?

Anything and everything. You can find a great selection of housewares, linens, outdoor decor, some furniture, cookware, etc. The best part is that all of these items are generally brand new in the box and major name brands, and everything is 50-80% off. For example their latest sale that starts today includes new arrivals of:

  • Kitchen – Cuisinart electrics, Rival indoor BBQ slow cooker
  • Pool, patio or yard – Outdoor furniture, cushions, Cobb portable grill, planters.
  • Bedroom and bath – Closeout luxury comforter sets and sheets from Waterford, cotton waffle blankets, Egyptian cotton towels, teak shower stool and more.
  • Travel – famous maker luggage
  • Fun and pleasure – Towle crystal crosses, “Fresh Touch” long stem roses and glass menagerie collectibles by Fitz and Floyd
  • Wheeled scrapbook storage.
  • And much more!

If you want you can check out the full color ad highlighting some of the items: April 3rd Tuesday Morning Ad

What to Expect

The only reason I decided to check out this place was because of a curious TV ad I saw last week. Without mentioning much details they created mystery about some of the new kitchen items that were coming in today. I love to cook and I’ve been looking for a a good stainless steel frying pan as well as a few high quality knives. So yesterday I went in just to check it out and I was amazed at the items they had for sale and the prices.

They carried a wide array of restaurant/commercial grade cookware at a fraction of the price of retail. $200 pans for $50-$60. They had Wusthof cutlery at 50% off or more. They also had a large selection of Cuisinart and Kitchen Aid appliances, brand new in the box for half the price in stores. I was impressed, but was able to hold off on buying anything. Since the new sale just started this morning I am headed over there after work to see what new deals may have came in.

So if you are looking for items for your home this would be an ideal place to start your search. While the inventory varies if you can happen to find what you are looking for you will save a lot of money. Be sure to check out their store locator to find one near you.

Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle

My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.

9 comments
Sean
Sean

Spokane??? Damm....

Krin
Krin

I went to a Tuesday Morning store near my house and found a beautiful figurine of one of the wise men. The other two wise men were missing. How can I do a search for the other two? The store is great, but if you can't find something in one store, it would be nice to be able to locate it else where. Tuesday Morning should have an internet seach for customers. Does anyone have any advise?

Gloria
Gloria

Are there any Tuesdays in Washington State? I live in the Spokane area.

Ben
Ben

Hey, thanks for the heads up. I'd never heard of this but I just checked and there are several stores around me. I bet I could score some good eBay stuff there, thanks!

Jeremy
Jeremy

Oh yeah, good idea on the knives given your recent post. The one by me had some good Wusthof and AJ Henckel knives, but unfortunately I didn't see any chef knives. A lot of smaller knives and carving knives, but I bet the chef and larger styles get snatched pretty quick.

I do have my eye on a large 16" commercial grade stainless steel frying pan. I need one of those really bad, and I believe it was marked down to $60 from a $100 original price.

Golbguru
Golbguru

Thanks for mentioning this. I am living where I am living for 5 years...and never checked out this store even once. :(

The store locator tells me that there is a Tuesday Morning store within 2 miles from my place !

Will scope out the place this weekend...and look for some knives !!

Jeremy
Jeremy

Yeah I only just recently saw the first commercial on cable and even then it was quite vague. I guess that is one way to keep costs down.

I stopped by the one near me over lunch and picked up a new Cuisinart Panini press for 29 bucks! The cheapest I could find it online was for around 50, and that didn't include shipping.

I really need a food processor though and they didn't have any of those, but I'll keep looking.

Jen
Jen

It turns out there are stores in my area, although not tghat conveniently close by. But probably worth a trip anyway since I'm not nearly finished furnishing my townhouse.

Jen
Jen

Tuesday Morning had a lot ads running on the national cable channels during Christmas. I found them intriguing, but I have a feeling that there aren't any in the Boston area. But I'll take a look. Thanks for the review - at least now I know it's aplace worth checking out before buying something at a regular store.