A couple of weeks ago I was shopping at Nordstrom Rack because I was in need of a few things that only “The Rack” can deliver within my price range. Namely, shoes, shirts, and underwear.
On this day I went in looking specifically for all-black Calvin Klein underwear but ended up finding a pair of nice brown leather boots as well. I saw them, they saw me and I was done. I knew I had to have them!
As I approached the checkout line I thought to myself that maybe I should apply for a Nordstrom credit card knowing full well that 9 times out of 10 I’d be denied but I figured that all they could do was tell me, no, so I applied.
After about a 30-minute application process due to the new guy at the register, I held my breath for a few minutes longer, and to my surprise, I was approved for a $500 credit limit! I later found out that Nordstrom cards were issued by TD Bank which also issues the Target REDcard.
My purchases came up to $80 and some change and I paid it off in full before I ever got the first bill. I did this because during my research I found out that Nordstrom is very good about converting their retail store card into a Nordstrom Visa within 6 months of on-time payments but only time will tell.
Oh, and as a final thought, when my Nordstrom card arrived in the mail it included a letter that stated that my Experian credit score at the time of approval was only 620. Hopefully, you can use this valuable information if you are considering applying for the Nordstrom credit card.
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