Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tips

With the Nordstrom Anniversary sale almost upon us I thought it was almost necessary for me to write a post explaining how the sale works and give you some tips. The sale preview was released about a week ago and contained some pretty exciting items. You might laugh at me, but the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is as exciting as a holiday to me. Who else agrees that it should be deemed a holiday? This is the event that I wait for all year because it is a great time for me to add some pieces to my closet. The sale usually contains some items for fall that have just been released meaning that it is a great time to stock up on some sweaters for the season.

First things first the sale has some important dates and times to remember.

July 12th, 2018 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time is when Early Access opens to all Nordstrom cardholders.

July 20th, 2018 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time is when the Nordstrom Sale is open to the public.

August 5th, 2018 at 11:59 Pacific Time is when the sale ends and all items go back to full price.

If you didn’t know I live on the East Coast so I also want to include the times for you babes since these are the times that are important for me to remember as well!

July 12th, 2018 at 3:01 AM Eastern Time– Early Access

July 20th, 2018 at 3:01 AM Eastern Time– Open to Public

August 5th, 2018 at 2:59 AM Eastern Time– Sale Ends

Last year I wanted to make sure that I got all the deals, so I went to bed early and woke up at 3 AM just to place my order. If that’s not dedication I don’t know what is!

*TIP: If you want to have Early Access to the sale apply for the Nordstrom credit card. Cardholders are the ones that have first access! You can apply online and it seriously only takes like five minutes or you can apply in store.

There are many ways that you can shop the sale including online, in-store, and online using the in-store pickup feature. I will personally be doing all of these, no joke haha. I already have an appointment in store so that I can get to do a try on haul for you guys as soon as the sale starts. Then there are some items that are only offered online so that checks that box. Last but certainly not least fighting off crowds in the mall can be rough, that why the in-store pickup feature is incredibly helpful. This way if you know what items you want and don’t want to wait for shipping you can purchase items and pick them up at your local Nordstrom store within hours. This way you don’t need to fight your way through the crowds.

*TIP: One of my biggest tips is to make a list of what you are hoping to buy even before the items are released. I personally do this, so I do not buy items that I don’t actually need. Sometimes when there is such a big sale it can be overwhelming, and you just want to buy it all, but if you have a list of what items you are hoping to add to your closet then you will buy items that you actually want. I highly recommend that you try doing this for the sale!

A question that I got a lot last year when I covered the sale was if you need a promo code to access the sale. The answer is no! The sale is available to all customers and no promo code is needed! Making the sale incredibly easy to shop.

There are so many goodies that will be featured in this year’s sale and I cannot wait to share some of my favorite finds. I will be covering the sale on my blog and over on my Instagram. If you aren’t following me on my Instagram, make sure to give me a follow to stay up to date on all the items that I find at the sale!

If you have any questions at all feel free to reach out to me on Instagram and I am happy to answer any and all of your questions.


Sarah Elizsabeth

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