Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Shop and Earn Free Nordstrom Rewards Benefits

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Also known in my house as Christmas in July, it’s the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starting TOMORROW, July 14th!!  I admit, I keep monitoring the site, hoping that there will be a technical glitch that will let me shop early, but so far, no luck. 😉  This isn’t just the biggest sale of the year at Nordstrom, this is pretty much the biggest and best sale anywhere, any time of year.  And with the new Nordstrom Rewards program, it just got even better.  You can earn Nordstrom Rewards benefits on all of your purchases.  I mean how often does BRAND NEW merchandise go on sale for 40% off or more before you can even buy it at regular retail price?!  Craziness!!  All of this brand new fall wardrobe goodness is marked down 40% or more for two weeks, right when it first comes out, then, after the sale, it goes back to regular price. I don’t know about you, but when someone tells me Nordstrom shoes are on sale or that there is a Nordstrom Handbag Sale, I run!  When they are BRAND NEW Nordstrom handbags or shoes, I sprint! 

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What do you need this fall?  Boots?  New Denim?  Jackets, coats, sweaters, watches, handbags?  It’s time to look in your closet and take stock of what you want or need and make a list and check it twice! 😉  This is the time to STOCK UP on whatever you need for fall (let’s face it, it’s just around the corner), shop for Christmas, and replace old and worn everyday basics like athletic wear, lingerie and your favorite beauty products.  I know it’s hard to imagine that cold weather days are on the horizon while we’re all wearing shorts and temps are sweltering outside, but crank up the AC and start shopping! 😉  I’ll be posting ALL my sale favorites here on the blog throughout the duration of the sale, starting on Thursday!

Maybe it sounds crazy to “prepare” for a sale, but it will not only help you plan and purchase what you really want and need, but it will hopefully help you avoid missing out on items that regularly sell out.  I have multiple copies of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog here with pages dog-eared, marked up and written on…you can just call me a prepper. 😉  Here are a few important things to know before you shop the Nordstrom Sale:

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE DATES :: If you are a Nordstrom Card Holder, you are a lucky duck because can shop the sale starting this Thursday, July 14th with early access privileges. This is by far the best week to shop the sale, and if you’ve been on the fence about getting a Nordstrom card, now is the time to take the leap.  Quite often the best products sell out during this first week, so DON’T delay.  If you’re not a Nordstrom card holder, then the second date to remember is Friday, July 22nd, when the sale opens to the public.  Monday, August 8th, all sale prices go back up to normal.

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SHOPPING THE SALE :: Shop early!  Whenever you are able to access the sale, shop right away!  If you don’t want to open up a new credit card, you can also get a Nordstrom Debit Card.  It connects right to your bank account so you don’t have to worry about payments and such.  It gives you all of the same rewards and sale access as the Nordstrom Credit Card holders, so it’s a great option.  Don’t want to sign up for a new card of any kind?  Well, you’re in luck!  Have you signed up for the new Nordstrom Rewards Benefits Program yet?  It’s for all customers and it’s free for everyone.  It works similarly to a credit card rewards program in that it let’s you earn rewards for every $1 you spend at Nordstrom.  Even better?  You get rewards when you shop at HauteLook and Nordstrom Rack too!  Simply sign up with your name, email and mobile number.  There are bonus points days, so be on the look out for those throughout the year too.  For each 2,000 points you earn, you’ll get a $20 Nordstrom Rewards benefits note to spend on ANYTHING.  You also get a $10 rewards certificate just by signing up….just in time to spend at the sale! Woohoo!

I will be posting regularly throughout the sale days, doing my best to help you score the best deals, starting this Thursday. I’m also adding a Nordstrom Sale page in the header specifically for the sale period to make it easier to find all of my posts.  If you don’t already follow me on Instagram (@pink_peppermint_design), come join me there too for more real time sale news!  Many of the sale items can’t be found in-store, so I recommend shopping online…in addition, many of the high-demand items can be ordered online and picked up in-store—one of the major perks of shopping at Nordstrom!  I don’t know about your Nordstrom locations, but recently they added a special service counter at my local store, right in the middle of the store, specifically for Nordstrom online pick-ups and returns.  It makes it too easy to shop in my jammies! 😉

Send me an email ( or leave a comment if I can be of any help or answer any questions about the sale in advance.  Let me know what you are on the hunt for to add to your Fall Wardrobe and I’ll keep my eyes open for it!  And, whatever you do, don’t forget to sign up for Nordstrom Rewards!

Happy Shopping!


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