The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Shopping Tips

It is T-minus 12 hours now until the biggest shopping event of the year, the or as it has become known all over social media…the #NSale.  To be honest, I didn’t really get the hype of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale until just a few years ago.  I love a good sale, and I love Nordstrom, but I wasn’t really keyed into why it was such a big deal.  So, if you are like I was a few years ago, here is everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access and how to shop it in order to get the best deals.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a once a year event where puts all kinds of amazing BRAND NEW FALL merchandise on sale BEFORE the season starts.  They partner with brands to create special Nordstrom only items and bring in all kinds of amazing products and put them on sale for a few weeks.

Why is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Such a Big Deal?

The is a big deal because of the deep discounts on brand new merchandise.  Typically when you want to buy an item on sale, you have to wait until it’s been on the market for several weeks before it is marked down.  The merchandise in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is FALL stuff, put on sale in the summer, BEFORE the fall season even starts.  Many of the items are so popular they will never hit store shelves after the sale, so your one chance to get your hands on them is at this sale…and they are up to 40% off.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access

What is Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access?

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access is the week prior to the sale opening to the general public.  It is designed for loyal shoppers (those with the Nordstrom credit card and debit card) to be able to shop all of the sale items for a week before they are made available to the general public.

Is Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access, Signing up for a Nordstrom Card, Really Worth It?

If you are a Nordstrom fan, then signing up for a is ABSOLUTELY worth it…in my opinion.  I do NOT open credit cards on a whim…I use one card for everything and never sign up for store cards…and I didn’t sign up for a Nordstrom card until just last year.   I know…shocker.  I signed up for the debit card because I didn’t want to have another credit card.  I love that it gives me all of the perks of the credit card, without the hassle of paying a bill at the end of the month, risking a late payment if I forget etc.  Why did I get it?  Two reasons…

  1. FOR THE EARLY ACCESS TO THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE.  Yep, seriously.  I didn’t realize this for awhile, but TONS of the sale items, never make it past the early access part of the sale.  They sell out.  Yep.  What the general public sees at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is often just a fraction of what was originally on sale.  There is such a frenzy around these great deals that a huge number of items are sold out and never available again.  Crazy!  I realized that if I wanted to actually get my hands on the hot items, I needed to be one of those early access shoppers.
  2. For the perks and rewards that they give their card holders.

You can read more about and .  If you sign up online, they will give you a temporary number so that you can start using it immediately to access the sale.

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I hope that this helps shed some light on why you see SO much hype around the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  It really is one of a kind and AWESOME!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.  I have a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tab up at the top of the blog for the next few weeks where I will be putting all of my posts about the sale…most likely items to sell out, best sale items by category, etc. in one, easy to find spot to help you figure out what to spend your hard earned cash on!  Be on the lookout tonight, shortly after the sale starts for a post of my favorite items from the early access sale.  I will be up late, working hard to bring you the best, come join me! 😉 It’ll be like a shopping slumber party! 😉

Happy Shopping!



Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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