Happy new week, Mes Amies!
So, did you preview Nordstrom's Anniversary sale?   I've been going over it since Friday.
I normally don't post too much here about it. The blogesphere is saturated with Nsale posts. 
However, this year, I get to shop the sale a full two weeks before its open to the public and a full week before it's open to card holders. So, if it might be beneficial to you guys if I give you a heads up as to what you might want to snag? If so, I'm more than happy to oblige!

If you don't know what the big deal is, let me try to break it down for you. Once per year , Nordstrom holds their Anniversary Sale. what is special about it is that its all of the brand new merchandise that is on sale. Most items are prices at 40% off from what they will be once the sale is over.

Here are a few tips to help you get the most from the sale.

Go to the preview, which is live now. Decide what you want, and add those items to your wish list. This will be key at check out during the sale. Things go FAST during the sale. You have a much better chance of scoring your goods. 

Get the Nordstrom Card. I'm not typically one to advocate for store credit cards. Typically, I will not use them. Nordstrom is the exception though. If you have the card, you get to shop earlier (Stuff sells out quickly). Also, you will earn Nordy Notes, which you can spend like cash.

Use (one of ) your double points day(s).  For me at least, this will be my largest Nordstrom Purchase of the entire year. When you are a Nordy card holder, you typically get 3 points for each dollar that you spend. With a double points day, you get 6 points per dollar. For the sake of round numbers, say you spend $1000.00. With double points, that means you'd earn 6,000 points. That means that Nordstrom will be shortly sending you a $60.00 gift card.

Take an inventory now of everything that you, your family members and home might need.   Has your hubby been mentioning needing new jeans? Are your bath towels not so fluffy any longer? Do you want a pair of new ankle boots?  List it all out now.
I budget and plan for this sale. I often spend a pretty penny. That's because I keep a running inventory of everything we will need for this upcoming season. I'd rather buy it all now with a steep discount.

Set a budget for wants. You have listed out what you need, that's great. However, its okay to grab a few wants as well! For this though, set a budget and stick to it. Its SOOOOO easy to get caught up in the "BUY NOW!!" mentality. 

If you are on the fence, BUY IT.   Nordstrom is amazing in regards to their return policy. You can always send it back if you realize you don't love something. If you hem and haw though, its a very real possibility that you'll loose your chance.

Okay, here are the  key dates.

Are you going to be shopping this amazing sale?


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