July 10, 2019

Tips on How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale + $100 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!!

How to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, tips featured by top US fashion blog, 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 Anniversary Sale is just that! But it can also seem confusing and overwhelming, so let me break it down for you.

When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Start?

Early access starts on July 12 at 11:30am CST.  Public access for everyone starts on July 19.

How can I get early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Easy!  All, you need is a Nordstrom credit card.

How long does it take to get the Nordstrom card?

I spur of the moment a couple years ago 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 Nordy card!  It was fast and easy and so worth it!

When does the Nordstrom Anniversary sale end?

August 4, and prices go back up on August 5.  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 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

You can shop online or in stores.  The closest Nordstrom to me is 3 hours away, so I do most of my shopping 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 Nordstrom Anniversary 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?


This is the best time to stock up on your favorite brands for less.  I bought some Topshop jeans a couple of years ago during the sale, and I still wear them a ton.


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!


I got Leighton the cutest little North Face jacket for 40% off last year!


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.  It’s the best time to scoop up my favorite pair of Nikes.


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, a new blow dryer 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.

Nowโ€ฆitโ€™s time for a giveaway!  I am giving one lucky reader $100 to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Public access starts on July 19, so the giveaway will run through July 18.  I will email the winner a digital gift card so you can shop the sale immediately!  To enter, just use the rafflecopter widget below and good luck!

What is on your Nordstrom Anniversary wish list right now?

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455 thoughts on “Tips on How to Shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale + $100 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!!”

  1. So awesome! I would be thrilled to be able to buy a new dress from Nordstrom! I absolutely love the Zella Monica Drawstring Dress. So cute and casual. Thank you for the chanceto win.. Good luck everyone!

  2. I’ve been looking at sandals on Nordstrom’s site, I could use some for walking, and a pair that would be good for a dress, also winter boots. Whoa! I’ve got some in my Nordstrom wish list!

  3. I’m looking most forward to getting some new makeup for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They have such a great selection and the makeup counter attendants are always helpful and knowledgeable.

  4. We just adopted a little girl and she starts school in just one month! I am so looking forward to getting some cute clothes for her, she deserves something extra nice.

  5. The Madewell high rise button fly jeans are calling my name! I’ve never tried a pair of jeans by them, but have heard they are amazing! Also, if course the Barefoot Dreams cardigans. I really want to buy a couple to give as Christmas gifts too!

  6. I was there yesterday in at the Toronto location and they were saying there will been some amazing makeup and skincare sets on sale, so looking forward to that.

  7. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I am mostly looking for jeans and booties. But I always look st the beauty buys also. To be honest I just want most all of it. So many cute options.

  8. I am loving the Long Languid Dress and the Daydream Floral Wrap Dress. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and amazing giveaway!

  9. I’m loving the Coach Nomad burnished leather crossbody bag in Flax. Such a gorgeous color and perfect for fall.

    Thanks for the chance!

  10. I’d like to shop their Crossbody bags like this one: Faux Leather Crossbody Bag, Main, color, BLACK
    Nicoh Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

  11. I would use this to get some new shoes and shirts for work. My dress shoes are about ready for the trash and I put on a few pounds so I need some better shirts.

  12. The cheetah print blanket that *EVERYONE* has! I’m about to move into a new apartment that’s full of exposed brick and dark wood, so I think it would look perfect.

  13. I have my eye on the Chelsea28 Mock Neck Body-Con Dress, the Louise et Cie Sid Pointy Toe Genuine Calf Hair Bootie and the T3 Grey SinglePass Curl 1.25-Inch Curling Iron.

  14. I would shop dresses and find some nice sandals to wear for the summer. It would be fun to have a new outfit for a date night with my husband.

  15. The items I am looking forward to buying most from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale are the Nike Sportswear Essential Fleece Pants (Plus Size), the Bernardo Packable Hooded Jacket (Plus Size) and the UGGยฎ Melrose Genuine Shearling Bootie. Thanks for the fantastic opportunity to win!

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