Summer has officially begun, which means one of the biggest savings events of the year will be here before you know it. Yes, we’re referring to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which is your chance to score Black Friday-level deals on department store must-have fashion, beauty and home items. The sale officially opens for select Nordstrom cardholders on July 6, so there’s still time to sign up if you want the first dibs on all the discounts.
At the end of May, the retailer announced that the 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will take place from July 6 to July 31, and a preview of all available offers will launch on June 29. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the Buy Event, including how to ensure you get early access before the best markdowns run out.
Who can buy the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Everybody. There are no restrictions on who can purchase the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The caveat is that Nordstrom cardholders get access to the sale one to two weeks before the general public, depending on how much they’ve spent at the store in the past year. Often this means they can claim the best deals before they sell out.
When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale start?
This year, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins on July 6. On this day, Icon members (those who have spent $15,000 or more at the retailer in the last year) get early access to the sale. Then, on July 7, Ambassador members (those who have spent $5,000 or more at Nordstrom in the past year) get access. The same goes for Influencer members (all other Nordstrom cardholders) on July 9. If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, you’ll have to wait to purchase the sale when it opens to the general public on July 15.
Do you need a Nordstrom card for the anniversary sale?
No, you don’t need to have a Nordstrom Card to purchase the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but having one is a good idea. This is because a card gives you early access to the sale (but the retailer ends up opening the sale to the general public).
The biggest benefit of having a Nordstrom card is that you’ll have a better chance of getting the best deals, like deep discounts on Olaplex hair products and coveted Barefoot Dreams covers, before they sell out. Plus, cardholders earn rewards points for every dollar spent at Nordstrom when they pay with the card, so it might be worth signing up if you’re planning on spending a lot at this year’s event. And if you sign up now, Nordstrom is giving you $40 to use toward a future purchase.
How often is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale only happens once a year, so if you don’t take advantage of the deals during its two-week window, you’ll have to wait until the following year to see similar discounts. The savings event usually starts in mid-July (just as it is planned this year), although in 2020 it was postponed to mid-August due to the pandemic.
When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale end?
The 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will end on July 31. This means that the public will be able to shop for more than two weeks, and even longer for those with a Nordstrom card.
The best Nordstrom deals available right now
Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is over a month away, but the site’s well-stocked sale section should help tide you over. Below, check out eight of the best deals you can get right now.