Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: Early Access Begins When?

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It’s that time of year again. Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year is next month and they’ve finally released the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 early access dates.

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Every year, I write numerous posts on the sale (see last year’s post) which is around the time parents and college students start thinking about back to school shopping. It’s the best time to shop all the new fall items from coats and cardigans to boots and fall makeup at super discounted prices before fall’s arrival.

Even though we still have some time before early access begins, I thought there’s no better time to give you the low down on the sale so you can start prepping now.


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale or sometimes referred as the “NSale” is Nordstrom’s best and biggest sale of the year. Every July, brands (big and small) take their spanking-new, just arrived items and discount them at super-sale prices for a limited-time. There are tons and tons of major markdowns on the hottest fall trends and merchandise for men, women, and kids just in time for back to school shopping and if you’re a Nordstrom Rewards member, you get to shop all the goods a week early before everyone else.

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You don’t need a promo code to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. When you shop online and/or in-store during the sale, they will display the discounted price and once the sale is over, they’ll display the original price again. When you visit Nordstrom in store, the anniversary sale items will be in a certain section, separated from other merchandise items. I suggest shopping online to avoid the crowds. If you do decide to shop online (my preferred method), Nordstrom offers expedited shipping options:

  • Standard shipping: FREE
  • Two Business Day: $9
  • Next Business Day: $15
  • Saturday Delivery: $35


$20 nordstrom note

Nordstrom Notes are digital paper certificates that you can spend in store or online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and HauteLook. You can earn 2 points for every $1 spent so once you reach 2000 points,  you get $20 Nordstrom Note. Plus, when you apply and get approved for a Nordstrom Reward Card and make any purchase the day you are approved, Nordstrom will give you a $40 bonus Nordstrom Note. Not only will you now have early access to the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary sale, but you can spend it during the sale and save even more!

WHEN ARE THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2018 Early Access & Regular Sale Dates?

Below are the important dates you need to know:

  • July 11th, 2018: This is the super early access for Level 4 Nordstrom cardholders and you can only shop in-store.
  • July 12th, 2018: It’s when early access begins for all Nordstrom credit and debit card holders and will end on July 19th, 2018. That’s right, you get to shop the sale a week early starting at 12:01 AM Pacific Time online so make sure to mark this on your calendar.
  • July 20th-August 5th, 2018: The 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to everyone and you don’t need to have a Nordstrom card to shop their biggest sale of the year. Oh, and no need to worry about new arrivals on sale being all gone since Nordstrom will set aside one full size run of anything that will potentially sell out fast so you’ll still find them on the first day of the public access sale.


  1. Want early access? Then apply for a Nordstrom Rewards Card if you haven’t already. Through this link, you have the option to sign up for a credit card or a debit card (and you can get that $40 bonus Nordstrom Note). I have the debit card and it just links to my checking account.
  2. Start putting together a wish list of fall items. Maybe you need a new jacket or a pair of boots? Flip through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Catalog in-store or online and jot down everything ahead of time so you can grab your top picks before they sell out.
  3. Schedule an appointment with an in-store personal stylist. They offer a range of appointment types and they can help make the shopping experience on the first day of early access a little less overwhelming.

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Like I mentioned earlier, I’ve been writing on these sales for the past 4 years so look to this site as your one stop source of everything Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’ll be giving you guys a sneak peek of all the goods including my top picks leading up to the sale. So bookmark this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Early Access page and check back often on the site or on my social media channels!

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