Secrets to getting ready for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & GIVEAWAY


SHHHHH guess where I’m going today? The NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE exclusive EXTRA EARLY access! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! I’ll be spilling all kinds of insider secrets and details LIVE from Nordstrom on my snapchat (@mintarrow) and on Facebook Live! These will both be SUPER important to winning a $100 Nordstrom gift card from me. But before all of that starts I’m here to let you in on some of my juiciest secrets to getting the MOST out of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

(**UPDATE: here’s where you can find all my details for the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog!)

So the truth is, if you spend a really embarrassing amount of money at Nordstrom on a Nordstrom debit or credit card, you can get into the sale a day earlier than even early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It’s kind of hush-hush and only for level 4 card holders, but since I buy so many items for content for my blog (and sell a lot of them later on this instagram account) I’ve gained access and I’m using it to SHARE all the goodness with you guys. I want you to be as prepared as possible to tackle the sale!

On snapchat I’ll be sharing some of my favorite looks of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale from the dressing room after trying everything on and making sure it fits and is flattering in person. Then I’ll match up those snapchats early tomorrow on the blog with the exact links online so that you can get all the best stuff BEFORE it sells out! You can also browse the catalogs here!!

One of the best strategies of getting the red hot sell-out items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is to buy them right when they’re released online and either have them shipped to your house OR pick them up in-store if you plan to shop the sale in person! That way you can still browse around the store yourself or look around online, but if there’s a bag or a pair of jeans you’re dying to have, you know there’s one there with your name on it.

Here’s the timeline you can expect for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Early Access: July 14 – 21
Public Sale: July 22 – August 7

In order to shop the sale during early access you must have a Nordstrom debit or credit card. I love the debit card because it comes right out of my account and I don’t have to remember to pay a bill! You’ll also earn a ton of points for all the shopping you do. I use mine to buy gifts at Christmastime for my family!

One of the most important things to note about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is that all the apparel is BRAND NEW and you’ll mostly see Fall styles. So unlike the Nordstrom Clearance Sale or Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale where they discount things from that season or the previous season (like putting Spring or Summer items on sale now), you’ll only see new things. The only downside is that you might have to wait a bit to wear a coat or boots, but I love it! It’s just like when my mom would take me shopping in the summer for back to school clothes and I had to wait to wear them. The anticipation was almost more exciting than the new clothes! They were that much more special after waiting it out.

This is a principle I learned from my chef mama A Bountiful Kitchen, “I’d rather have one good knife in the kitchen than 100 crappy knives.” So buy wisely – get the ONE item you’re dying to have from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that will last you months and months instead of spending the exact same amount of money on 10 items from a lower quality store that you’ll wear or use a couple times before it starts falling apart! This is the BEST sale of the year when it comes to getting extreme quality out of major sale prices.

Okay now that you have a run-down of what to expect and you know some of my tips, I’m SO excited to launch this giveaway!!! THREE people will win a $100 Nordstrom gift card from me:
1. on my instagram
2. on my Facebook LIVE video where I’ll live stream from the exclusive Level 4 early access at Nordstrom today (follow mint arrow on Facebook to get a notification when I go live!)
3. here on the blog in the widget below

You’ll notice below that ALL you’re required to do is enter your email below, but you’ll get HUGE bonus entries for entering the secret snapchat hints into the giveaway widget as I roll them out today! SO be sure to follow me on snapchat (@mintarrow) to get those extra entries!

And then be ready for ALL my early access posts here on the blog starting TOMORROW!!!


$100 Nordstrom gift card!



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Candice Fresquez:

Will you be posting your favorites from the sale? Thanks!!


YES!!! Everything that I snapped about plus more favorites will be on the blog first thing tomorrow!


Yay! I have been looking forward to your anniversary sale posts!


Oh thanks so much Rin!! I can’t wait for tomorrow either!


You are seriously my favorite! Sooo excited to see your picks tomorrow!


I see this year they have a TON of (tan) suede over the knee boots to choose from whereas last year they only had the one Dolce Vita pair (which sold out waayyyy too fast). Did you happen to give this years options a try/comparison? If so, which one was your favorite?


I only tried SOME of the boots on but I need to go back and try them ALL on! I’ll post to the blog when I have a better verdict! 🙂


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