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13 Times Being Early Pays Off

Being early is pretty great. Get that same relaxing feeling and do your fall shopping at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, to get amazing deals on brand-new, just-arrived fall styles in-stores and online. Sale goes from 7/17–8/2.

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1. When you're going to a bar:

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If you can beat the crowd, it's less loud, your seating options are limitless, and you'll never have to worry about a line. If you're lucky, you'll also get some of that happy hour action. Win!

2. When you choose what outfit you're going to wear the night before:

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Anything that lets you hit the snooze button a few more times is pretty much priceless.

3. When you're catching a flight:

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When you get there early enough, the lines don't even faze you — the only thing you have to worry about is what trashy magazine and sugary snacks to buy for the flight.

4. When you're craving baked goods:

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The smell of a bakery when it's opening is pretty unreal. It's tough to beat grabbing your breakfast while its at it's peak warmth and freshness.

5. When you're going to work:

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You get to have your coffee in peace, and you'll look like a total boss by being at your desk before everyone else. *Aaaaah.*

6. When you're visiting a theme park:

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Beat the crowds. Beat the lines. Score.

7. When you're seeing a movie:

You get the best seat selection, and you don't miss any of the previews. (Just make sure you don't eat all your snacks before the movie starts.)
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You get the best seat selection, and you don't miss any of the previews. (Just make sure you don't eat all your snacks before the movie starts.)

8. When you're heading to the gym:

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Get that sh** over with! Plus, it's THE best way to get your favorite machines.

9. When you're buying Christmas presents:

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It's sooo much better to get it out of the way when malls aren't insane. Plus, if your shopping is done, you can just relax and enjoy the season.

10. When you're waking up in the morning:

Waking up to watch the sunrise will make your whole day better. Plus, it allows you to get ready for the day at a leisurely pace (instead of your usual frantic search for matching shoes).

11. When you're going to a game:

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You know you don't want to miss out on tailgating and watching batting practice.

12. When you're meeting a date:

This is how to get the spot with the most flattering lighting. So, so necessary.
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This is how to get the spot with the most flattering lighting. So, so necessary.

13. When you're watching fireworks:

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It's really the only way to get the best view (not to mention pictures!).

Being one step ahead just feels good. Make life easier and do your fall shopping early at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale where you can score brand-new, just-arrived fall styles at great discounts in stores and online. Don’t miss it, 7/17–8/2.