7 Ways to Save at Nordstrom

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For more than a century, Nordstrom has been helping women, men and children look their best.

From its humble beginnings as a Seattle shoe shop, Nordstrom has grown into a 338-store retail colossus that serves customers in 39 states. Nordstrom is one of America’s favorite fashion retailers, with 2015 sales of nearly $14 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.

Finding great, fashionable clothes (especially shoes!) is even better when you get them at a reduced price. Following are seven ways you can save at Nordstrom this coming holiday season, and throughout the year.

1. Sign up for Nordstrom Rewards

Shopping at Nordstrom can definitely put a dent in your wallet fast, as prices tend to be considerably higher than at discount merchants such as Marshalls or T.J. Maxx. But signing up for Nordstrom Rewards can help you get the most from each dollar you spend at the popular retailer.

As a Nordstrom Rewards member, you earn one point for every dollar you spend at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook. Once you’ve accumulated 2,000 points, you will get a $20 Nordstrom Note to spend on anything in the store.

2. Shop on days when you can triple your points

Shrewd Nordstrom Rewards members hold off on their purchases until Nordstrom hosts one of its triple-points events. During these promotions, you can earn three points for every dollar you spend at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook.

Best of all, you don’t have to try to guess when Nordstrom will host the next event. The retailer offers a calendar that highlights the dates throughout the year.

3. Get a Nordstrom card

Get one of three Nordstrom cards, and you’ll earn a $20 bonus Nordstrom Note when you spend $100 at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack or HauteLook on the day you are approved. In addition, you’ll score extra Nordstrom Rewards points, depending on the type of card you open:

  • Nordstrom Rewards retail card. Earn two points per dollar spent at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack or HauteLook.
  • Nordstrom Rewards Visa card. Earn two points per dollar spent at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack or HauteLook. Also, earn one point per dollar spent elsewhere.
  • Nordstrom debit card. Same benefits as the retail card.

And on triple-points days, you’ll earn six points per dollar spent. As Nordstrom points out, the means you potentially could spend just $334 — rather than $2,000 — to earn your $20 Nordstrom Note.

And if you just can’t get enough of these triple-points days, Nordstrom’s cardholders can choose their own days to earn triple points. Cardholders can schedule such personal triple-points days on anywhere from one to four days during the year.

4. Shop Nordstrom Rack

If the prices at Nordstrom are a bit too rich for your blood, try Nordstrom Rack. The “off-price retail division” of Nordstrom allows you to save 30 to 70 percent off original prices. Shopping here is a great way to get Nordstrom quality and cachet at a bargain price. You never know what merchandise will be offered, so check back often for fabulous finds!

5. Shop the anniversary and half-yearly sales

According to the retailer’s website, Nordstrom’s “best sale of the year” — the anniversary sale — occurs every July/August:

This event has become legendary among Nordstrom customers who enjoy outstanding savings on the most exciting new fall merchandise, along with plenty of stuff for summer.

Don’t want to wait until next summer to score big savings? We don’t blame you. Luckily, Nordstrom also has “Half-Yearly Sales” in the spring and fall. Mark your calendars because the next one runs from Dec. 26 through Jan. 2.

6. Get discount Nordstrom gift cards

One guaranteed way to save a little on every purchase at Nordstrom is to buy discounted gift cards. Raise and Cardpool are among the websites that offer such cards.

For example, Raise recently offered Nordstrom cards at a discount of up to 4.5 percent, while Cardpool offered Nordstrom gift cards at up to 5 percent off.

7. Shop through a cash-back site

Shopping at a cash-back website is another way to save at Nordstrom. For example, if you sign up at Ebates and visit the site before shopping at Nordstrom.com, you’ll earn 2 percent off on every purchase. Depending on how much you spend, your savings could really add up!

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