2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What You Need to Know

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Today, I’m breaking down the everything you need to know for the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & how you can start prepping to score some major deals.

2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

In case you’re new to following along with me either on Instagram or here on the blog, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is hands down one of my favorite sales of the entire year. It will be here before we all know it, so I thought I’d touch base with you all about it in case you aren’t familiar with why this sale is such a big deal & why it’s helpful to prioritize shopping it.

What Is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a sale unlike any other. It’s basically a few week long sale that is broken down into two categories: early access & public access. I’m sharing a little bit more about each of these below and how to ensure that you get early access!

Why the Hype?

I love the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because it’s one of the only sales that you can shop items before a season starts. Anything I’ve ever bought from the sale I start mixing into my wardrobe when I get it & then I keep wearing it for months to come as the seasons change. This means everything will have a great CPW (cost per wear) value. This sale also includes so many of my favorite designers & brands. It’s a great time to stock up on tons of closet staples!

When is the 2020 Nordstrom Sale?

Mark your calendars with the below dates, as they are all important 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dates that you need to know to be strategic about when shopping the Nordstrom Sale! Online shopping begins each day at 9:30am ET/6:30am PT.

Your go to source for the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & answering all of your prep questions for the Nordstrom Sale 2020.







Prices go back up after August 30th, so if you are eyeing something and think you will want it for Fall, go ahead & grab it. Last year after the sale ended, I unfortunately bought some things at full price that I could have scored major deals on during the sale but waited around too long.

How to Prep for the 2020 Nordstrom Sale

First thing’s first; if you want to get early access, you need to be a Nordstrom card holder. Credit cards are obviously a personal decision, but I got my Nordstrom card for the sole purpose of this sale a few years ago & use it to get the great rewards they offer you as a card holder. I shop at Nordstrom a lot, so the card make sense for me to have, especially because I am sure to pay it off in full each month. If you apply for a Nordstrom credit card before the sale & are approved, you’ll receive a $40 Nordstrom Note (aka a rewards certificate or gift card) if you spend $100 on the day you are approved.  You can also sign up the day of the sale & use it immediately. I did this two years ago! There is no annual fee on the card & you earn 2 points for every $1 you spend at Nordstrom. I know this should go without saying, but just in case, please be financially responsible when shopping the sale! You don’t need to go into debt to score a few deals on items that you can absolutely wait to purchase when you have the money. It’s great to save, but be smart about it! If you purchase & can’t pay it off, you’ll end up owing more in interest than you save, so there is no point.

If you already have a Nordstrom card, you can check your status to know when. you’ll be able to shop HERE.

Preview the Sale

This year, Nordstrom is giving everyone the ability to preview all sale items even earlier than usual. On July 24, you’ll get access to the sale preview so you’ll have plenty of time to save your favorites to your wish list! This preview experience will replace the traditional print catalog this year.

Nordy Club cardmembers with Icon, Ambassador or Influencer status will get even more time to shop Early Access than in years past. The higher your status, the earlier you shop. This is on top of the six days of Early Access that all cardmembers get.

The Basics

  • Download the Nordstrom App: I love the Nordstrom app because it makes it so easy to shop & you can now get notified when items in your Wish List & Shopping Bag are back in stock
  • Double Your Rewards: Cardmembers, use a Personal Double Points Day to earn 2X the points on any day you choose.
  • Get Email Updates: Sign up for emails so you can stay up to date on Anniversary Sale news.
  • Free Shipping: They will ship almost anything on the site to anywhere in the United States—even Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico—for free.
  • Contactless Curbside Pickup: It’s a fast and convenient way to get your Anniversary Sale finds! Find a Nordstrom store near you HERE.

Mark your calendars, save up, & get ready to shop. I can’t wait! XO


My Wishlist

  1. 7.3.19

    Excited to check out the great deals! Nordstrom is the beat place to stock up on basics! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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