How is it already time for the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but it still feels like March lol? Ahhhh #2020.
With Covid, the sale got pushed back to August, but it is still happening this year. Which means we can all still get the best deals on our fave Fall + Winter essentials including Spanx, Barefoot Dreams, BB Dakota, Free People, Steve Madden, All in Favor, T3, & SO MANY MORE. OMG SOOO excited just listing these brands out haha!
Mark your calendars – the sale officially starts for cardholders on August 4th! BUT not all cardholders gain access on the 4th. Sharing a breakdown of how you can get access as early as possible as well as how to best tackle the sale and common FAQs below!
So consider this your official 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale guide! This should help you save the most and eliminate the overwhelm. I will regularly update this page with new info and with links to future posts as the sale begins. Make sure to bookmark it so it’s easy to refer back to! You’ll also be able to find it in my top bar under “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale“ once the sale begins. And, be sure to subscribe to the blog because, once the sale goes live, I’ll be sharing posts on my top finds, try-ons, restocks and more!
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale or the #NSale?
I share a ton of sales, BUT The Anniversary Sale is unlike any other sale out there! Whereas most sales discount end of season inventory, for the Anniversary Sale, Nordstrom releases thousands of NEW Fall arrivals at 40-70% off as well as discounts a ton of current inventory! In addition to what I listed above, tons of major brands are included like BP, Halogen, Tory Burch, Vince Camuto, Sam Edelman, AG Jeans and more!
When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary sale goes from August 4th-30th with August 4th-18th being open to cardholders only. The sale opens to cardholders (AKA Nordy Club Members) in tiers depending on which “level” you are. How much you’ve spent at Nordstrom throughout the year determines your “level”. You can check where you’re at in your Nordy account.
There are tons of advantages to being a Nordstrom cardholder. Not only do you get access to this amazing sale weeks before the general public. But you also can earn points towards free rewards, get credit towards alterations, and get access to exclusive events. And, because cardholders get access to the sale a few weeks earlier, a ton of products do sell out, and they’re not always restocked. Every year, there are a ton of popular items that never get restocked after early access. And this year Covid has really messed with a lot of stores’ inventory so this could be an even bigger issue this year. So, safe to say, getting a card is super advantageous to snagging the best deals!
Head here to grab yours! Also just noticed that if you get a card before 8/18, you get $60 in bonus cash – hellloooo free money to shop the sale!! PS cardholders – they’re doing a bonus points events now too so you can earn bonus notes to use during the sale!
All sales start at 8:30 AM CST
August 4th: Icon level Nordy Club Members early access
August 7th: Ambassador level early access
August 10th: Influencer level early access
August 13th: Insider level early access
August 19th-30th: The Sale opens to everyone. Prices go back up 8/31!
What’ll be on Sale?
Everything from brand new Fall arrivals to discounted Summer faves will be included in the sale! Last year spanx leggings, booties/boots, sneakers, sweaters, cardigans, basic layering tees, denim and barefoot dreams were your favorite pieces from what I shared. But, so much more will be on sale including bags, beauty, fitness gear (SO READY for this!) menswear & kids’ clothing, home decor and more! You can sneak a peek of just some of the items that’ll be available NOW on Nordstrom’s site!
How should I shop the sale?
Because of Covid, this year will be a bit different. I think it goes without saying, that the safest way to shop this year is online. And to be honest, the easiest way to shop this sale has always been online. Every year, I brave the dressing rooms to do a try on for you guys, and it’s pure insanity. I barely leave with my mind still working lol. Because Nordstrom offers free shipping + returns and has amazing customer service (literally have worn something and returned it when I changed my mind haha), I would recommend shipping items to you! You can also opt for in store or curbside pick up. Most orders are ready within 2 hours of your placing them. That means you can get your Nordy items the same day without dealing with going into the store!
Here are some other helpful hints to keep in mind:
- If you are a cardholder, make sure to access the sale immediately as it opens for your level and especially on August 13th at 8:30 AM CST when it opens for all cardholders. Items will sell out in a matter of minutes on the 13th once all cardholders gain access as a majority of cardholders are “insider” level. If you are on the fence about an item or between sizes, buy the item (or multiple sizes) and return it later. This ensures you get the item you want before it sells out. And, Nordstrom is even more lenient on returns during this time too so you don’t have to worry!
- Make a list of the items you need for Fall/Winter – this is a great time to stock up on basics like sweaters, cardigans, tees, denim etc. But it’s an even better time to grab those higher priced items like boots, bags, beauty tools/products, sneakers, and fitness gear.
- Peek at what’s available on Nordstrom’s site and start making a wishlist of must-haves when the sale opens. Put these in your cart and check out IMMEDIATELY when the sale opens so they don’t sell out. Again, shipping is free so you can check out as many times as you want!
- If an item you want is out of stock, pull it up on a tab in your browser. Check back periodically throughout the day. Oftentimes popular items get restocked as returns are made!
What Will I Post?
Starting the morning of August 7th, I’ll be posting my top picks from Early Access! Because the sale dates are a bit different this year, and we can’t do in store try ons, my try on dates are a bit up in the air as it depends on what is available for in store pick up and what will need to be shipped to me. However, I’ll be doing a try on within that first week of the sale and sharing it, as always, to my blog and LIKEtoKNOW.it pages! I’ll also be posting the videos to Instagram stories! Throughout the sale, I’ll be covering the public access restocks, fitness & beauty finds, home decor, and more! You’ll be able to find all future posts under the “Nordstrom Anniversary Sale” tab on my blog’s top bar! As I did last year, I’ll also be sharing sale blasts on my shop page, LIKEtoKNOW.it and on stories throughout the sale!
If you want to see what I did last year and what was available at the sale, head here!
How do we give you credit during the sale?
As long as you checkout using one of my links, I will get credit for your purchase! Even if you select in store pick up, I will still get credit. So, when you’re ready to shop, make sure you head to the blog, click on any product or link that takes you to Nordstrom (like this one) and once you check out, I get credit for your entire purchase. You do NOT need to purchase the exact item you clicked on for me to get credit! Thank you SO much for using my links during this sale! This is one of the busiest times of the year for us bloggers, and we so appreciate all of your support! That’s all for now! Be sure to bookmark this 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Guide for future reference and subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss out on any future posts!
PS ICYMI, I rounded up a ton of super cute face masks on the blog earlier this week!