Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What You Need to Know

Sales, Shopping / Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Alright! It’s that time of year again when Nordstrom’s acclaimed Anniversary Sale takes over social media. Bloggers and Influencers start flooding their pages with try-on hauls and their tops picks. Let’s be honest. Who doesn’t love a good deal?! Starting today, early access to the Anniversary sale is open to Nordstrom cardholders for one week. Then the sale opens to the general public on Friday, July 20th.


About the Anniversary Sale:

Unlike most promotional events, the Anniversary sale is a much-loved time of year when Nordstrom discounts new items ahead of the season (mainly Fall/Winter) as opposed to reducing prices of leftover items at the end of the season. Prices go up again on August 6th.  Be aware that popular items are infamous for selling out within the first day or two, so don’t hesitate if you’re interested. As usual, Nordstrom offers free shipping and return shipping on all orders, so you can always shop online worry-free. If the items doesn’t end up working out once you receive it, you can easily return it hassle-free. Historically, I’ve had very positive customer service experiences with Nordstrom.

Early Access for Cardholders:

If you already have a Nordstrom credit card, then you can take advantage of your early access, which starts today! This is probably one of the most appreciated perks of having their credit card. As I mentioned, popular items tend to sell out quickly online and in-store, so cardholders get first-dibs!

How to Still Enjoy the Sale as a Non-cardholder:

I’ll be honest. So far, I’ve managed to resist the very strong temptation of opening a Nordstrom card. Every year, I think about it, but I’ve been able to hold back so far!  Over the past couple years, I’ve learned some great strategies to still take advantage of the sale. Simply bookmark your favorites by logging in and clicking “Add to Wishlist” at the bottom of each item page. You can still browse sale items, but you just have to wait until July 20th to purchase. It’s important to scope out the sale as early as possible, because an  item needs to still be in stock in your preferred color and/or size at the time of adding it to your wishlist. If you’re unsure of sizes, feel free to add multiple options to your wishlist. Once July 20th comes around, you can add move items from your wishlist to your cart, checkout, and enjoy!

Up next is the fun part! Stay tuned for my top picks! This year, I’ll be breaking down my recommendations by categories. 



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