Getting Ready for the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – What You Need to Know

2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE is almost here! & truthfully, it’s one of my favorite times of year! Today I am sharing everything you need to know about how to shop the sale, when you can get access to the sale, and some of my best tips for getting your hands on brand new fall pieces at killer deals before they disappear!


This once a year sale is Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year. It’s the very first preview of their fall selection, and you will likely see fall closet staple pieces marked down to up to 40% off! Once the sale is over, prices go back to full price for the remainder of the season.

Key Sale Dates:

  • EARLY ACCESS (for cardholder only!) Thursday, July 12 – Thursday, July 19th
  • PUBLIC EVENT (open to everyone!) Friday July 20th – Sunday, August 5th

Early Access vs. Public Access:

  • Only Nordstrom cardmembers will be able to shop the sale during the Early Access time frame. Apply for a Nordstrom Credit Card here so you can get first dibs on the sale.
  • On Friday July 20th, you will be able to shop the sale without a Nordstrom card.

Post-Approval Card Benefits:

– Earn 2 points per dollar spent in stores and online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and Trunk Club.

– Plus, get a $40 bonus Note when you make any purchase with us on your new card the day you’re approved.

There is a debit card option that will just link straight to your checking account with all the benefits you need for the sale. This is the card I have, and I never have to watch my balance or pay a bill. Just bring your checkbook with you to apply in store.

Tips for Shopping the Sale:

  • Don’t wait! The prices really are so good that things do sell out asap.
  • If you don’t have a card you should consider it, because the sale is pretty depleted by the time it opens to the pubic.
  • Some things do restock, but to secure your size you basically need to grab it when you see it!
  • It is a great time to stock up on kids necessities like coats, sweaters and boots, and fall staples for yourself & husband as well!
  • If you want to items NOW but don’t want to wait for shipping, my favorite thing to do is order online and pick up in store same day!
  • There are always free shipping and returns, so buy now & return what you don’t want later!


I will be sharing my favorite picks and popular items for the whole family! I’ve created a dedicated page on my blog to this sale, so you can find all things related to the anniversary sale here.

Finally – I will be doing try on sessions and item reviews on my instagram stories, so if you’re not already following me there, please do! @accordingtoblaire

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