How to Save Money at Nordstrom with These Shopping Tricks
Nordstrom is a beautiful place, no doubt about that. It’s also not a cheap place – common knowledge. So what do we do when we love that stuff that is not necessarily cheap? We find ways to achieve our shopping goals without going bankrupt, and trust us - there are ways to do that even at Nordstrom.
Yes, you might have to employ a few strategies, go as far as getting Nordstrom credit card and scouting internet for coupons, but it’s all worth it if you never lose that end goal.
We’ve heard so many success stories of people saving money that we just have to share those savings tips with you. Imagine buying 3 pairs of jeans from JAG, NYDJ, and Kut, 2 tops, and a jacket for just $14 from Nordstrom? That’s a $300 value for $14 – something that can definitely put a smile on your face!
Cost per wear
We need to think about cost per wear first, think long and hard. If you buy a $10 dress and have it hanging in a closet all the time, it becomes more expensive than a $30 dress that you wear every week.
Even when you buy a bargain, you still have to love it, otherwise it becomes a waste of money even after all the discounts and coupons. Apparel shopping is not about stockpiling, and Nordstrom is not Kroger. Spend a bit more on jeans, but love it, wear it, and appreciate the quality.
So while you don’t want to waste even $3 on unneeded stuff, we understand that any amount is important and that you want to save as much as you can. This is where our strategies and tips come in. Most of them work with every department store that you might go to, but today it’s all about Nordstrom:
Nordstrom credit or debit card
The first step to real savings is signing up for Nordstrom credit or debit card and getting on their email and mailer list for free. Both card holders get points for their purchases, which will eventually become free money in the form of gift cards. As always, be careful and mindful with your credit cards and pay them in full every month – APR is not your friend when you are trying to save.
Read the emails
All card holders get fresh offers and special sales invitations before anybody else does via an email. And you don’t have to be personal friends with Nordstrom executives to get those invitations. All you need is a card of any kind from Nordstrom and time to read an email. If you have a friend that you think might benefit from a Nordy debit card, bring her in, let her open an account, and get $20 just for that. Your friend will also get awarded with $20 – a win-win for both.
Shop on special days and sales
Shop only when some discounts are happening. Also shop when you initially sign up because that’s the day when you can get $20 in Nordstrom Cash.
Nordstrom also gives points for every dollar spent. Once you get to 2,000 points, you will receive $20 gift card to spend at the store or online. 2,000 seem like a lot, but keep reading and breathe.
Always check when Nordstrom holds its double or triple point days and then and only then head to the store to shop. Don’t make a mistake to shop on any random day if you want to get some benefits from reward points.
Get free clothing money
Once you used up your initial sign up gift of $20, the next freebie will come after you get to those pesky 2,000 points. Don’t get that number to intimidate you and as mentioned above, shop on triple point days.
Another thing you should do is shop on the money that you save grocery shopping with grocery coupons.
Saving without Nordstrom card
Follow Nordstrom on social media and learn about their sales, giveaways, and discounts via Facebook and Twitter – you are there all the time anyway, so you might as well reap some benefits. You can also find out about Sample Saturdays and what is free on those days before heading to the mall. This will give you an extra reason to get to the mall and enjoy some retail therapy.
Does Nordstrom offer promo codes?
Many websites claim that they have Nordstrom promo codes, but do they really exist? Well, we have never seen a 20% off your order kind of code form the retailer, but the codes do exists – codes for free gifts to be exact. Even if you have to purchase something to get to those codes, you still are getting something free. And who doesn’t like that?
You can choose one of four available Tom Ford full-size Pen Sprays (0.33 oz), when you purchase a Tom Ford Private Blend Fragrance (1.7 oz or larger). That’s a $55 value and can be obtained with a coupon code:
- Neroli Portofino full-size Pen Spray with code NEROLI
- Oud Wood full-size Pen Spray with code OUD
- Soleil Blanc full-size Pen Spray with code SOLEIL
- Tobacco Vanille full-size Pen Spray with code TOBACCO