Benefits and rewards – Forbes Advisor
You can earn points for purchases made at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and Nordstrom Trunk Club. In general, purchases earn basis points for every dollar spent in-store or online. There are certain exclusions, including products and services that do not earn points. In some cases, bonus points are offered for special promotions. Note that some brands and products may not qualify for reward points or bonus points.
The number of points earned depends on your payment method and your annual expenses. All Nordstrom card members start with the Influencer level and earn 2 points per dollar spent with the potential to earn bonus points. For those who achieve Ambassador and Icon status, members will earn a minimum of 3 points per dollar. You can also earn 1 point for every dollar spent on purchases if you do not pay with your Nordstrom card, but provide your cell phone number at the time of payment.
Membership status is determined based on your Net Purchase Balance (BNP), the amount spent minus any returns, discounts, or taxes. Additionally, purchases made with gift cards or rewards do not count towards your NPB.
- INFLUENCER—Minimum $ 500 PNB at Nordstrom locations
- AMBASSADOR—Minimum $ 5,000 PNB at Nordstrom locations
- ICON– Minimum $ 15,000 NPB at Nordstrom locations using a Nordstrom card
If you apply for a Nordstrom Card and make a purchase on the same day, you earn an additional Welcome Bonus to be used on a future Nordstrom purchase. This offer is only available to new cardholders.
Note that if you use a third-party payment for your Nordstrom credit card, you will only earn one point per dollar spent, regardless of membership status.
If you qualify for the Nordstrom Visa credit card, you will also earn 1 point per dollar on all other purchases.
Rewards are automatically added to your account in the form of Nordstrom Notes once you have accumulated enough points. At influencer status, you earn a Nordstrom score of $ 10 for every 1,000 points. Once you achieve Ambassador or Icon status, you will earn a Nordstrom Note of $ 20 for every 2,000 points.
You can earn rewards even faster on the Nordstrom app. The app also lets you redeem 500 points for a $ 5 Nordstrom note or 1,500 points for $ 15. However, this app is exclusive to the iOS app.
Nordstrom tickets can be redeemed for purchases at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and Nordstrom Trunk Club both in store and online. You can apply your note at checkout while shopping online. In store, you can ask the seller to find it on your account.
Using various data from government agencies, Forbes Advisor estimates that households in the 70th percentile of earners spend about $ 2,377 on purchases per year. Assuming that 50% of your purchases are made at Nordstrom stores, you could earn 2,377 points per year or $ 23.77. If you strategically use your 3 days of double points for 40% of your purchases, you could increase those earnings to $ 33.
Cardholders with Nordstrom Visa credit will earn 1 additional point for every dollar spent anywhere else. Forbes Advisor estimates that the 70th percentile of salaried households earn $ 100,172 per year and $ 52,820 in standard expenses. Assuming that 50% of these expenses were charged to this card, the total annual expenses for the card would be $ 26,410.
Once you make over $ 5,000 in Nordstrom purchases, you qualify for Ambassador status and earn 3 points per dollar spent at Nordstrom stores. Assuming all Nordstrom purchases are made once you achieve Ambassador status, you would have 4 days of Double Points. If 60% of your $ 1,189 is spent at Nordstroms on double point days, you could earn $ 57. and all additional purchases are charged to the Nordstrom Visa credit card, you could earn almost $ 310.
Note that in addition to cash advances and charitable donations that do not qualify for rewards, purchases of alcoholic beverages are also not eligible.
If you strategically buy the bonus offers, you could earn even more rewards each year.