Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Sales & Steals Summer 2020

How to Prepare for the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Arguably the most anticipated sale of the year starts in just a few days. So to help you prep and get the most out this year’s sale as possible, I’ve laid out access dates, shopping tips and highlighted top sellers from last year’s sale + styles to keep your eye on for this year.

Whether it’s you’re a first-time #Nsale shoppers or a seasoned veteran, you’ll find everything you need to know about the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale below.

And while you’re here, check out my Top 5 Wishlist Picks from this year’s sale!


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What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a once-a-year BIG DEAL sale on new arrivals + bestsellers from top brands (think Madewell, Barefoot Dreams, Vince, Zella, etc).

Yeah, you read that right – new arrivals + bestsellers – on sale. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill end-of-the-season clearance. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale features new 2020 styles at 30-40% off regular prices – and once the sale ends, those prices jump right back up.

This year, instead of sending a print catalog featuring a selection of sale items, they’re doing an online “sale preview” where you can browse all the styles included in this year’s sale. This means you can save your favorites to your Wish List as you browse, making it easier to shop when the sale goes live!


When is the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Officially, the sale runs August 19-30 for the public, however …

Nordstrom cardmembers get early access to shop the sale; the higher your Nordy Club status, the earlier you get to start shopping. The most prestigious tier gains access on August 4 – a full 15 days before the public! There are 5 tiers in total, so be sure to check your Nordy Club status and then check out the starting dates below.

All cardmembers get a six day jumpstart on the public, so if you don’t already have a card, you can apply for Nordstrom credit card to unlock Early Access.

Tiers to shop the #Nsale:

source: Nordstrom website


How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Tip #1: Sign up for a Nordstrom Credit Card for Early Access/rewards or The Nordy Club for rewards

To fully maximize savings/scores for the #Nsale, I highly recommend the Nordstrom credit card bc that’s your ticket to Early Access. Remember, all cardmembers gain access to the sale six days before non-cardmembers.

Full credit card benefits:

source: Nordstrom website

HOWEVER … you can still earn rewards without the credit card by joining The Nordy Club. Earn 1 point per $1 spent at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and Trunk Club, then redeem points for Nordstrom Notes you can spend on anything in stores or online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook.

Tip #2: Schedule a Personal Double Points Day during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Make your largest purchases on this day so you can maximize rewards!

Tip #3: Browse the Preview and start your wishlist now.

I like to focus on shoes, denim and coats/sweaters first, then branch out to dresses, beauty, jewelry, handbags and loungewear.

Top #4: Shop early and split your purchases to combat sell-outs

There’s nothing worse during a big sale than browsing the whole site, filling your shopping cart up to the brim and then going to check out and finding half of what you want is sold out.

To prevent this tragedy from happening to you during the #Nsale, make multiple purchases to give you best chance to snag your must-haves.

source: Nordstrom website


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Best Sellers for 2019

[ where exact styles are no longer available, I’ve linked similar styles ]


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Highlights for 2020

Check out my profile on LIKEtoKNOW.it for full #Nsale highlights as well as restock alerts, new product alerts and sale alerts for all your favorite brands year-rounds!


Don’t forget to check out my top #Nsale wishlist picks:


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