We’ll help you make the most of your time at this discount retailer, and tell you how to save even more money, too.

By Lourdes Avila Uribe
Updated April 20, 2018
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Nordstrom Rack is one of our favorite places to find great deals on the brands we love. But here’s the thing: The place is incredibly popular, so it’s almost always crazy busy. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to tackle a Nordstrom Rack shopping trip that will expedite the process, keep stress to a minimum, and help you get the best deals on the items you need. Keep reading for our favorite tricks.

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1 To save big, go during “Clear The Rack” sales.

These major end-of-season sales happen about 12 times a year and include 25 to 90 percent off already reduced items.

2 Sign up for Nordstrom’s debit card.

It works like a store credit card, but since it’s linked to your bank account (like a debit card) you aren’t racking up a high balance or interest rates. With the card, you earn 2 points for every $1 you spend. As a signing bonus, you also get a $20 gift card if you spend $100 on the day you receive your card.

3 Shop early in the morning.

If you get there right as the store opens it is much easier to navigate. It’s clean, crowd-, and clutter-free, making it much simpler to browse the racks thoroughly.

4 Get in-store alterations.

While Nordstrom Rack does charge for the alterations, there is the benefit of having it done then and there without having to take your item to a tailor elsewhere.

5 Follow Nordstrom Rack on social media.

You can get general information about new items in stock as well as special store hours and events. You can also follow your local store for insider information that you wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere, like when clearance merchandise gets additional markdowns.