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Monday, July 10, 2017

Tips on How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale + $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!!

Tips on How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale by fashion blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels

If you've been looking for Christmas in July, then you've come to the right place!  The Nordstrom sale is just that.  But it can also seem confusing or overwhelming, so let me break it down for you.

When does it start?  Early access starts on July 13.  Public access for everyone starts on July 21.

How can I get early access?  Easy!  All, you need is a Nordstrom debit card or credit card. 

How long does it take to get the Nordstrom card?  I spur of the moment last year decided that I just had to have early access to the sale.  I was approved in just a few moments and then immediately had access to the sale and was able to shop with my new debit card!  I didn't really want to open a credit card, so the debit card was a great option.  It is linked directly to my checking account, and the money comes straight out of there when I use my card.

When does the Nordstrom Anniversary sale end?  August 6.  Whatever you do, don't wait until after this date!  Nordstrom is pretty good at restocking pieces during the 3 weeks of the sale, but still, I wouldn't risk waiting this long to shop because so many great pieces will sell out!  It happened to me quite a few times last year, and fomo isn't fun.  = )

How do I shop the sale?  You can shop online or in stores.  The closest Nordstrom to me is 4 hours away, so I always shop online.  But the good news is that shipping and returns are free, and also they have an amazing return policy with no time limit on returns.

Do I need a promo code to shop the sale?  Nope!  You don't need any coupons or any codes.  All sale prices will be marked so you will know exactly what you're paying for.

What kind of items will be on sale?  There will be some summer pieces, but the bulk of the pieces on sale will be fall and winter items...hence Christmas in July.  This will be THE time to stock up on some great cold weather pieces.  I know it's hard to think about spending money on winter clothing in July ,but trust me, you will thank your past self come fall and winter.

What are your favorite pieces to shop during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale?
Denim - This is the best time to stock up on your favorite brands for less.  I bought some Topshop jeans last year during the sale, and I still wear them a ton.
Dresses - Work, date night, church, weddings.  Dresses are so versatile, and I love finding them for a steal.
Designer bags - This is the time to buy all those beauties you've been dreaming of!
Boots & booties - I got so many great pair of otk and ankle boots last year.  I promise, you can never have too many!
Outerwear - I got Leighton the cutest little North Face jacket for 40% off last year!
Sweaters - I basically live in sweaters, cardis and wraps all winter, so this a favorite staple to buy during the sale.
Running Shoes - I go through running shoes pretty quickly and so does Shane.  It's the best time to scoop up my favorite pair of Nikes.
Jewelry - Some of my favorites are watches, bracelets and necklaces, but you can find so many great investment pieces or trendy pieces on sale.
Makeup & beauty items - Sometimes forgotten about, but Nordstrom carries some of the best cosmetic lines.  Been wanting that Clarisonic or some designer perfume?  The sale is the time. Bedding & home decor - I scooped up some of my favorite pillows during the sale last year.  It's the perfect time for a home refresh.   

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway! I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win: a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the Anniversary Sale!
Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 7/24. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!  What is on your Nordstrom Anniversary wish list right now?


  1. Great post!

  2. The best sale of the year!! Cannot wait!


  3. I love your Nordstrom sale rundown. I don't usually shop it, but I might this summer.

  4. The Nordstrom sale is life!! I am so excited for it.

  5. I soooooooo want to win!!! I love Nordstrom and can't wait for the sale!!!

  6. SO excited to shop the sale! Can't wait.

    xo Laura Leigh

  7. So many great tips! I can't wait to shop the sale on Thursday!


  8. great tips! love this giveaway too!!

  9. I think I'm going to try and stay away but we'll see if I get tempted haha!

  10. Literally beside myself with excitement for the sale!!

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  11. I am all ready for the sale! Have my favorites picked out and ready to shop!

    Greta |

  12. I am super excited for the sale! I cant wait to start shopping:)

    xoxo, Hannah


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