How to Prep for the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: 3 Tips & Tricks

Next to Christmas, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale has got to be the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s just around the corner! The NSale is THE most anticipated shopping event of the year if you like shopping for yourself, shopping for others, shopping online and ultimately getting access to sales on BRAND NEW items for fall. I mean seriously, how often do NEW items go on sale?! Only at the NSale! Of course, if you’re looking to score some major deals, there are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind.

1. Get the Card, and Shop Early Access

If I leave you with only one tip, it’s this one. While the NSale officially starts on Friday, July 20, Nordstrom cardholders get access over a week early — on Thursday, July 12 at midnight PT. Items sell out fast at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so shopping early ensures you get exactly what you’re looking for. Apply for your card ASAP so you have it in time to shop the sale early! BONUS: You’ll get a $40 Nordstrom Note to spend once you’re approved, and you’ll rack up even more points when you shop the sale.

2. Peep the Catalog to Begin Your Prep

The NSale catalog is a great place to start when it comes to shopping prep, but keep in mind that it shows only a small percentage of items on the sale. Last year, only a few things I bought were actually in the catalog, and the rest I discovered when I arrived in-store and shopped online.

3. Follow Along with Me on Instagram & Work|Wear|Wander as I Shop the Sale

I’ll be hitting the sale Thursday, July 20 right after work. (Seriously, it’s already on my calendar, you guys!) Be sure to follow along with me on my Instagram Stories. I’ll have a category ready and waiting for all things NSale and will link everything I’m trying and buying there. I’ll also be blogging my major finds under Tips & Sales, so don’t miss out.

Happy shopping!

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