Weee! It’s that time of year again… The time of year that’s arguably better than Christmas. That time of year where I used to spend my entire summer savings during a few shopping trips. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Just in case you’re unaware, the Nordstrom Anniversay Sale is amazing. It’s brand-new-for-fall merchandise that’s marked down before it hits the floor at it’s regular retail price. AKA: Deals you just can’t miss. Can you tell I used to work at Nordstrom?
Working during the Anniversary Sale was unlike anything I had ever experienced.. Complete and total chaos. As a result, I prefer to do my shopping from the comfort of my computer! However, things sell out fast so you have to be quick. Having worked at Nordstrom and having been shopping the sale for years, I’m basically a seasoned Anniversary Sale professional by this point. Here are a few of my tips & pointers…
The sale opened to the public today, but Nordstrom Card holders get to shop the sale the whole week before. I know, I know, store credit cards are bad. However, Nordstrom has a Debit Card. Did you know that? My guess would be no, as the store employees generally try to push the Credit Cards first. The Nordstrom Debit is simply a card that’s directly linked to your bank account. Looks like a credit card, but the money is debited from your account, just as it would be if you were using your debit card from your bank. The best part? You earn the exact same points on purchases that Credit Card holders do. And you get all of the same benefits, too. I would know, it’s what I always use! Honestly, it’s almost a no-brainer. If you’re using your regular debit card in store, just link up to the Nordstrom Debit to start earning those Nordstrom Notes. You get double points the first 3 days of the sale, too!
It’s easy to go a little bit sale crazy. Take this from someone who’s been there. I used to work all summer and save up from May-July just to shop the sale in excess. Use the sale as a time to save money on things you’ll need to buy come fall… Try not to go overboard and buy things just because they’re at a great price. Much easier said than done, trust. I call it Sale Psychosis.
My last tip is to stock up on your jeans, coats, and basics. For example, I only wear Hanky Panky underwear, but they are so expensive. Buying them in bulk during the Anniversary Sale definitely helps! Another pointer would be to think about the items you want to invest in later this fall.. A new watch? A new pair of riding boots? A new work tote? Whatever it may be, this is a good time to try to find it marked down!
Happy Sale Shopping!
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