Even though we just had Amazon Prime Day and celebrated Black Friday in July thanks to Macy’s, the mid-summer mega sales are nowhere near being over. Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is just around the corner, and for many of us, this is the holy grail of discounted shopping. Thousands of high-end products have their prices slashed and are suddenly made accessible to a wider range of shoppers, which, of course, we love.
It can be really overwhelming to parse through everything and figure out how to best attack the sale so you don’t just load your cart in a panic. There are definitely steps that we can all take to ensure we get the very best deals we can. You deserve a lovely shopping experience, and we’re here to help.
Here are 8 ways to get the best deals while shopping Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.
1. Set your budget
First things first, give yourself a hard limit on how much you’re going to spend. This will help you narrow down your options when you need to pick between things that you aren’t sure you really need. There is no need to go over that budget if you plan wisely, and this way you won’t have any regrets the next day.
You don’t want to go in blind here, or you’ll waste precious time browsing through thousands of options. You’re going to want to cut to the chase and know what you’re looking for. Every minute counts, as these sales sell out incredibly fast.
3. Make a wish list
Once you’ve looked through the catalog you can start making a wish list for quick and easy reference. Whether you want beauty products, shoes, or clothes, you’re going to want to access them quickly and easily. Have them all at your fingertips and ready to go.
For those with Nordstrom Card benefits, you can earn points three times as fast for your purchases in-stores and online by picking days to splurge and scheduling them with Nordstrom. You’ll earn a $20 note for every $334 you spend on your Personal Triple Points Day.
5. Mark your calendars
Those who are Nordstrom card holders get early access on July 13, and the sale will be officially open to everyone on July 21. It ends on August 6. Naturally, you’re going to want to start your shopping on the earlier side to have a better chance of snagging everything you want.
6. Set an alarm
You might think this is dramatic, but why risk missing it after all the hard work you put into preparing for it? Life comes at you fast, and before you know it, it’s the last day and you’re scrambling. Do yourself a favor and set it now so you can feel a peace of mind.
7. Know what the best deals are
After you browse the catalog, you’ll be able to see what the biggest markdowns and hence, the best deals are. Go for the stuff that gives you the most bang for your buck, like boots, jeans, makeup sets, hair products, and sweaters. Pick up brands you normally couldn’t afford for a fraction of the price.
8. Charge your computer the night before
If you’re online shopping, don’t forget to juice up the computer so you aren’t scrambling or running around looking for an outlet when the time to shop begins. Make it as seamless and pleasant an experience as possible.
And there you have it! With just a bit of research and work ahead of time, you’ll have an easy-breezy shopping experience once the day is here. And let’s be real, this is just the kind of research and work we love doing, so you won’t hear any complaints from our camp. Everyone deserves a chance to snag high-end products that they normally wouldn’t be able to afford, and this is one of the best ways to do so. You better believe we’ll have our alarms set and ready to go come July 13 and July 21.