Nordstrom points are worth 1 cent each, on average. For example, 10,000 Nordstrom points have a dollar value of roughly $100. As a result, Nordstrom points are less valuable the average department store’s rewards points, which are valued at 1.72 cents each.
The easiest way to calculate the value of a retailer’s rewards points for any redemption method is to determine the dollar value of what you’re redeeming for, minus any taxes and fees that you’ll still have to pay, and then divide that amount by the number of points you’re required to redeem. For your convenience, here’s the formula for Nordstrom points:
Dollar Value of Redemption Item / Number of Nordstrom Points Needed = Nordstrom Point Value
How to Earn More Nordstrom Points
It’s important to remember that while you can’t change the redemption values of Nordstrom points, you can increase the rate at which you earn them. One of the best ways to increase the number of Nordstrom points that you earn is to apply for either the Nordstrom Visa or the Nordstrom Store Credit Card. That can also help you reach a higher status tier in the Nordy Club program, further boosting your earning potential.
As is the case with most store cards, you will need at least fair credit (640+ score) to qualify for the Nordstrom Store Card. Your income status, debt load and bad items on your credit report will definitely influence your odds of approval, so take all those into account. Good luck!
You can only use the Nordstrom Store Card at Nordstrom locations, on nordstrom.com and through the Nordstrom catalog (plus the “Rack” equivalents).
However, if you qualify for the Nordstrom Rewards Visa, which usually requires good credit (i.e. a credit score of 700+) for approval, you will be able to make purchases pretty much anywhere.… read full answer
The best Nordstrom Credit Card benefits include store-specific perks, such as complimentary Influencer status in the Nordy Club and priority access to exclusive events. In addition, you get rental car insurance, emergency cash disbursement, and card replacement. These are standard benefits which come with the Visa Platinum version of the Nordstrom Credit Card.
Those who get approved for the… read full answer Visa Signature version of the card also get travel insurance, purchase protection, and luggage reimbursement, along many other benefits. The type of Nordstrom Credit Card you get depends on your creditworthiness.
Nordstrom Credit Card Benefits
Store-specific benefits, such as complimentary Influencer status in the Nordy Club and priority access to exclusive events.
An initial bonus of $40 Note when you make any purchase with Nordstrom, plus 3 points per $1 spent at Nordstrom (Ambassador or Icon status required), 2 points per $1 spent at Nordstrom as regular cardholder (Influencer status), and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
Purchase protection (only on Visa Signature cards)
Travel accident insurance (only on Visa Signature cards)
Lost luggage reimbursement (only on Visa Signature cards)
Visa concierge (only on Visa Signature cards)
Roadside dispatch (only on Visa Signature cards)
It is worth noting that the Nordstrom Store Card only offers store-specific benefits and rewards. That is because this card does not belong to a certain network, and it can only be used at Nordstrom and its affiliates.
To review the full extent of your Nordstrom Credit Card benefits and learn how to claim them, consult your Visa Platinum or Visa Signature guide to benefits, depending on your version of the card. If you're a frequent Nordstrom shopper and you have good credit or better (a credit score of 700+), the Nordstrom Credit Card is certainly a card to consider adding to your wallet.
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