Addicted to designer brands without the high-end price tag? Yep, us too! That’s why we’re sharing our best Nordstrom Rack Black Friday shopping tips.
Early Nordstrom Rack Black Friday 2020 deals have already started in October.
Like Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart, Nordstrom Rack is getting in on some early holiday sale action online. Some of their Pre-Black Friday 2020 events online have included limited-time flash sales for up to 65% off coats and savings on running shoes.
Pre-Black Friday flash sales started in mid-October this year, around the same time as Prime Day. And from the looks of things on NordstromRack.com, they’re not going to stop anytime soon. Upcoming events in October look like they’re happening every few days and include sales on Tommy Bahama (10/16) and Stuart Weitzman (10/19).
Shop Nordstrom Rack Pre-Black Friday deals online as soon as they go live at 8:00 a.m. PT for the best selection on styles and sizes.
What time does Nordstrom Rack open on Black Friday?
Nordstrom Rack hours vary by location, but expect most stores to open by 9:00 a.m. on Nov. 27. As part of their COVID-19 response, the Rack will limit the number of shoppers allowed in stores at one time, and all customers, along with employees, must wear face coverings. Check your local Nordstrom Rack hours.
You should also know that Rack stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, but you can still shop early sales online all day on Nov. 26, which leads me to. . .
Set your alarm for flash sales that begin early Thanksgiving week through Black Friday weekend.
Come Sunday of Thanksgiving week, expect new 24-hour sales to drop daily online all the way through Nordstrom Rack Cyber Monday. These Black Friday deals will be up to 50% off on select brands at NordstromRack.com.
We’re talkin’ about $99 UGGs (reg. $180), Vince Camuto boots for $75 (reg. $239), cheap Levi’s, TUMI luggage and more.
On Black Friday, get an extra 40-50% off Nordstrom Rack clearance in store and online.
Nordstrom Rack holds “Clear the Rack” sales throughout the year, offering an additional 25% off clearance prices. On Black Friday, however, the Rack ups the discount to a whopping 40% or 50% off clearance in stores and online.
Because inventory varies by location and is different in store than at NordstromRack.com, this might be the only reason to put some pants on and head to the store for some good old fashioned bargain hunting in the Rack’s clearance racks.
Marked red-sticker clearance prices usually range from 30-85% off original prices. That means you should aim to save at least 80% on your Rack Black Friday purchases. The additional 40-50% discount will come off at the register when you shop in store.
While the extra 40-50% off clearance promo ends at 11:59 p.m. on Black Friday, you’ll still be able to get an additional 30% off clearance through the weekend and Cyber Monday.
TIP: Sort online clearance inventory by the shoe, shirt and pants sizes you need first. If you sort by price, you’ll likely be disappointed to find the sizes you want are sold out (remember, clearance inventory is always limited).
The price on the Rack’s clearance red sticker trumps any handwritten price.
If you decide to go in store for Nordstrom Rack’s Black Friday sale, pay attention to the price printed on red clearance stickers — not handwritten prices.
Believe it or not, even if the handwritten price is lower than the price on the red sticker, the Rack won’t honor it (we even called corporate and asked). Handwritten prices are leftover markdowns from a Nordstrom store, which means you could have gotten a better deal there before it was shipped to the Rack. Kinda messed up, huh?!
Get more Nordstrom Rack price tag secrets.
The Nordstrom Rack Black Friday Bonus Note event is one of the best all year.
First things first — you gotta sign up for the Nordy Club, Nordstrom’s free loyalty program.
Last Black Friday, Nordy Club members earned $20 back in Nordstrom Notes (aka store credit) for every $100 spent, $30 for every $150 spent and $75 back for every $250 spent at Nordstrom Rack. That is HUGE, people! Normally, you only get 1 Point for every dollar you spend, and a $20 Nordstrom Note once you reach 2,000 Points.
This Bonus Note event lasted through Nordstrom Cyber Monday in 2019. Nordstrom Notes can be spent online or in store at Rack, Hautelook, Nordstrom and Nordstrom Trunk Club.
The best Rack Black Friday deals are on shoes, sweaters, jeans and coats.
UGG, Nike, Frye, Hunter, Brooks, Vince Camuto, over-the-knee boots and other name brands and styles are usually featured flash sales or heavily discounted at the Rack around Black Friday. In 2019, we saw 55% off Hunter boots priced at $67 (reg. $150) and UGG booties for $70 (reg. $170) during Black Friday week.
On past Black Fridays, we’ve also seen flash events with up to 50% off on True Religion and Levi’s jeans, as well as big savings on winter sweaters and coats.
Get free shipping on all orders through Cyber Monday — no promo codes needed.
Normally you’d have to spend at least $100 on your NordstromRack.com order to get free shipping, but on Black Friday through Cyber Monday, items ship for free.
Or, choose free shipping to your store for order pickup. For ship-to-store, you’ll have to shop directly on NordstromRack.com — not through the Rack or HauteLook apps. And depending on your Rack location, curbside pickup may be an option as well.
Return holiday purchases through Feb. 7 next year.
The Rack return policy normally gives you 45 days after a purchase to make a return. But this year, Nordstrom Rack has extended their return window for purchases made between 10/2/20 and 12/24/20.
If you change your mind about a product you bought in store or online, then you can return your item at any Nordstrom Rack store by 2/7/21. Avoid returning your purchase by mail because you won’t get the $5.95 shipping fee reimbursed; Nordstrom will automatically deduct it from your refund. Womp, womp. . . .
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