19 Ways to Save at Nordstrom

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A staple when it comes to department stores, Nordstrom is known for offering top brand options in apparel, shoes, handbags, beauty and more. It’s also known for providing plenty of ways to drive down the costs of those luxury goods.

If you’re a frequent Nordstrom shopper, here are 19 ways to save at Nordstrom.

1. Shop the Sales

Take stock of all the goodies available in the sales section of the Nordstrom site before clicking on anything else. You’ll find great deals on stuff for men, women and kids, not to mention home and trend goods.

2. Make the Most of Free Samples

Stock up on free samples of the products you’re dying to try before dishing out lots of cash for the whole item. Each online or in-store beauty or grooming purchase comes with three free samples, so pick wisely.

3. Apply for a Nordstrom Debit Card or Nordstrom Retail Card

Get the Nordstrom store credit card or debit card and earn two points per every dollar spent online or in stores, plus a $20 bonus note when you spend $100 at Nordstrom with your card the day you’re approved. There is no annual fee, but be sure to check out the APR information and read all the fine print before applying. Be sure to check your credit, too, so you know whether you can handle an inquiry. (You can view two of your credit scores for free on Credit.com.)

4. Apply for the Nordstrom Visa Platinum or Visa Signature Card 

The Nordstrom Visa Platinum and Visa Signature cards provide all the same benefits as the regular Nordstrom retail card, but you’ll also earn one point per every dollar spend everywhere else that Visa credit cards are accepted. You can find a full review of Nordstrom’s credit card right here.

5. Use Your Nordstrom Card at Affiliate Stores

You’ll earn two points per every dollar spent online when you use your Nordstrom card at Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook and Trunk Club, as well.

6. Wait for the Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year is their Anniversary Sale, and it generally kicks off every July. If you can wait, you’ll score major deals on all kinds of goodies, and Nordstrom cardholders get early access before it opens to the public.

7. Become a Nordstrom Rewards Member

Join the Nordstrom Rewards program for free by providing your name, email and phone number and you’ll earn one point for every dollar you spend at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook. You’ll earn extra points by shopping on bonus days, too, and for every 2,000 points you earn, you’ll receive a $20 Nordstrom Note, good to spend on absolutely anything.

8. Sign up for Nordstrom Emails

Provide your info to receive Nordstrom emails and you’ll never miss another upcoming sale.

9. Shop at Nordstrom Rack

Skip the regular Nordstrom store and site and head over to Nordstrom Rack, where you’ll find many of the same great items at deep discounts every day.

10. Shop the Nordstrom Rack Sales

Check out Nordstrom Rack’s clearance section for even more savings on the already marked-down items.

11. Shop at HauteLook

HauteLook is another Nordstrom property, with luxury brands available at up to 70% off retail.

12. Get the Nordstrom Apps on Your Phone

View your Nordstrom Rewards points and use your Nordstrom Notes anytime directly from the free Nordstrom app for iPhone, iPad and Android, and load the Nordstrom Rack app on your phone as well for access to the newest markdowns and clearance items. HauteLook also has an app that’ll help you shop exclusive, limited-time sale events from anywhere.

13. Search for Nordstrom Coupons Online

Do a quick Google search or use sites like Retail Me Not, Groupon and Coupons.com to find promo codes to use when shopping at Nordstrom.com.

14. Follow Nordstrom on Social

Catch up on all the sales and promotions when you follow Nordstrom on their social sites, like Facebook and Twitter. (Follow Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook as well, to be sure you really get access to all the sales that Nordstrom has to offer!)

15. Purchase Discount Gift Cards

Use sites like Gift Card Granny to score Nordstrom gift cards at major discounts.

16. Refer a Friend 

Nordstrom offers $20 in rewards when you refer a friend who then opens a credit or debit account with them.

17. Write a Review Online

Check back with Nordstrom.com for opportunities to win gift cards or discounts when you leave product reviews on the site.

18. Ask for a Price Match

Nordstrom offers a price match guarantee when you find the same item in stock for cheaper at a competing store.

19. Ask for a Sales Adjustment

Nordstrom will adjust the price for you on items that go on sale within two weeks of your order date. You can find more about the price-match and sales adjustment policies here.

Want more brand hacks? No problem! We’ve got 17 ways to save at Sephora here

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Nordstrom Is Selling an $85 Rock

Nordstrom is selling an $85 rock — it's wrapped in leather, but still, it's an $85 rock.

There is such a thing as an $85 rock, and you can buy it at Nordstrom.

This is not the stone of 1975 Pet Rock fame (which, for the record, you can get for less than $20 online). Back then the Pet Rock had a clear purpose: It was a joke. The Medium Leather Wrapped Stone, on the other hand, is somewhat of a mystery. Not even the writers at Nordstrom knew what to say about it, so they left it open to interpretation: “A paperweight? A conversation piece? A work of art? It’s up to you.”

To be fair, it seems like the focus of this thing is the leather pouch in which it sits, rather than the rock itself. Made Solid — the company behind the Medium Leather Wrapped Stone and its more affordable counterpart, Small Leather Wrapped Stone ($65) — sells handmade leather products.

But what is a leather-wrapped stone without the stone? An empty container that probably won’t hold much of anything. So, really, it’s about the rock. Considering its crucial role, you’d think they’d tell you a little more about the geological superstar, beyond the fact that it comes from the San Bernardino Mountains. But maybe that’s part of the mystery.


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And a mystery it is, because if the existence of an $85 rock doesn’t bewilder you, consider this: It’s a hot commodity. Two of the four versions of the Leather Wrapped Stones for sale on Made Solid are sold out. Who knows how long Nordstrom will have them in stock.

For all of you who’ve been wondering what hot holiday gift you should get for your loved ones, you have an answer: A one-of-a-kind, made-in-the-USA rock. (Made Solid did not immediately respond to a request for comment on what makes its Leather Wrapped Stone worth spending $85 on.)

Sure, it might seem a tad expensive. But by all means, if you have $85 to spend and know the Leather Wrapped Stone would add a level of class to your sister’s desk that her one-a-day calendar just doesn’t deliver, go for it. But as tempted as you might be to put it on the old credit card and worry about it later, be careful: It’d be a shame to resent that fancy desk rock come January when it’s the reason you have to cut corners to stay on budget or pay off your credit card bill. (You can see how your credit card balances may be affecting your credit by viewing two of your credit scores, updated every 14 days, for free on Credit.com)

Oh, the things we have to do without to stay out of debt.

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