There are a bunch of discount department stores that are having massive reopening sales, and there are a bunch of stores closing and holding significant liquidation sales.

Tuesday Morning, it seems, is a little bit of both.

The off-price retailer — known for selling home decor, seasonal items, bath and body goods and more — is closing 1/3 of their stores as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Here’s what you need to know.

 

Tuesday Morning is permanently closing 230 stores.

Tuesday Morning isn’t completely closing, but as part of their Chapter 11 financial reorganization, they’re closing “a number of underperforming stores” to reallocate resources to more productive locations.

While no official date has been given for the closures, the chain’s FAQ page says to expect the process to take place over the summer.

 

Liquidation sales will start within the next several weeks.

Liquidation sales tend to last between 8 – 12 weeks, and since most of the closing stores will shut down at the end of summer, you can expect those sales to begin any day.

Employees at some of the closing stores said they haven’t been given any details yet about closeout sales.

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The first wave of at least 132 closures will take place this summer.

Tuesday morning is closing stores in 30 states. Check to see if your location is on the list.

  • Alabama (3)
  • Arkansas (2)
  • Arizona (1)
  • California (17)
  • Colorado (1)
  • Delaware (1)
  • Florida (16)
  • Georgia (8)
  • Idaho (2)
  • Illinois (3)
  • Indiana (4)
  • Iowa (1)
  • Kansas (3)
  • Maryland (3)
  • Michigan (2)
  • Minnesota (2)
  • Missouri (2)
  • Nebraska (2)
  • New Jersey (7)
  • New York (3)
  • North Carolina (1)
  • Ohio (5)
  • Oregon (1)
  • Pennsylvania (7)
  • Tennessee (3)
  • Texas (12)
  • Utah (1)
  • Virginia (11)
  • Washington (6)
  • Wisconsin (2)

 

 

Expect to save at least 60% on regular retail prices.

Tuesday Morning says their prices are 20 – 60% off regular department store prices. Beyond that, the store has been known to clearance items with color-coded price tags: Black is the standard price tag, pink is 20% off Tuesday Morning’s standard price, orange is 40% off, and yellow is 60% off.

Look out for a sea of yellow tags in late summer as Tuesday Morning looks to clear their shelves.

 

You can still make returns — unless you’re buying something now at a closing store.

The return policy is unaffected by the Chapter 11 filing, but anything you buy at a closing store after the Chapter 11 filing is “final sale.”

 

Gift cards and Perks program benefits are unaffected.

All Tuesday Morning locations will be accepting gift cards, which is great news if you want to save even more money at a liquidating store.

Raise is selling Tuesday Morning gift cards for up to 13% off the value loaded onto them, which means you’re paying even less during the closeout sales. Plan ahead to make sure you get it in the mail.

The free loyalty rewards program, Perks, isn’t changing at all.

 

Tuesday Morning doesn’t have an online store.

That’s pretty typical for discount department stores, whose inventories vary greatly between locations — a near-impossibility for online fulfillment. So, unlike TJMaxx, the deals are in store only.

 

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