Clinique Bonus Time


Almost every Nordstrom has a Clinique counter, making these two big companies able to create promotions together on a regular basis around two times per year, November and May. However, it is possible that Nordstrom has its gift “back in stock” anytime during the year.

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Unlike Macy’s and Dillard’s during the past few years, Nordstrom offered an 8-piece (instead of 7-piece) gift with slightly higher qualifier ($32 and $29). This year (2016) Nordstrom is going to have bonus time(s) with a lowered qualifier ($27) and the gift will be a 7-pc gift (like those gifts from Macys and Dillards).



The bonus time at NORDSTROM starts online today (May 16) and instores tomorrow (May 17). The last day of this promotion is June 5th, 2016.

The qualifier is $27.00 (lowered qualifier, it was $32 in May 2015) and you can choose from four 7-piece deluxe sample sets.

Enter one of these promo codes:

  • MED
  • DEEP

Gift components:

  • Foaming Sonic Facial Soap
  • Moisture Surge Extended
  • Beyond Perfecting Foundation  + Concealer in your choice of one of 4 shades: Alabaster, Ivory, Neutral or Nutty
  • Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Petal
  • High Impact Mascara in Black
  • Compact with All About Shadow in Mink and Sunset Glow plus Blush in Fig
  • Nordstrom Exclusive Cosmetic Bag

clinique-bonus-nordstrom-2016Step up gift

With any $55+ purchase receive also a full-size 7 Day Scrub. A combined gift value of $91.

You will also receive free shipping (no code required) and you can choose 3 extra samples at checkout.

How to get the gift?

3 ways to get this gift:

  • Online (recommended): Open Clinique section on Nordstrom website. Once you add Clinique product(s) in total value of $27 or more into your shopping bag, continue to checkout. Select shipping address and shipping method and in the 3rd step (Payment) click on “Apply a Promotion Code”. Enter one of these codes: LIGHT, LTMED, MED or DEEP. You will also get free shipping.
  • Order by phone: Call 310.254.1428 or 310.470.6155 Ext. 1428 (Assistant Manager: Fatima Paredes at Nordstrom Westside Pavilion, 10830 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064).
  • In-store: Visit Clinique counter in your nearest Nordstrom (show the map) and the ladies will be more than happy to assist you.


Previous bonuses at Nordstrom (2012 – 2015):

The minimum required purchase was gradually increasing in 2012-2014 (not only at Nordstrom). In 2012 we could get an 8-piece gift with only $28 purchase and in 2014 it was $32. However, in the Fall of 2015 the minimum required purchase went down to $29 and in May 2016 we can see even lower qualifier ($27).

If you wish to compare the previous gifts over the time from this retailer, click on the button below.

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Update Jan 21st, 2016: Sold out.

Update Jan 4th, 2016: The Clinique gift is back in stock again on NORDSTROM website. Both gift choices (REPAIR or EVEN) are available. Online only.

An 8-piece gift (valued at $85) yours with only $29.00 Clinique purchase (it was $32 in May and in Nov ’14).

The gift components are:

  1. Rinse Off Eye Makeup Solvent
  2. Liquid Facial Soap – Mild
  3. Chubby Cheek in Roly Posy Rosy
  4. All About Shadow Quad in Morning Java
  5. Dual-Ended High Impact Mascara/Lash Primer
  6. Long Last soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Beauty
  7. Exclusive cosmetic bag
  8. CHOOSE: Even Better Moisturizer (enter promo code EVEN) or Moisturizer Repairwear Uplift (enter promo code REPAIR)

nordstrom-clinique-gifts-nov-2015Spend more & get free samples

Nordstrom has new sample offers: All About Eyes (0.21 oz.), Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream (0.5 oz.), Take the Day Off (1.7 oz.) and Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser (1 oz.)  – all yours free with any $39.50 Clinique purchase.

Promo code required (for the base gift) to be entered at checkout, the samples should automatically be added in your shopping bag, if not, they are out of stock.

Free shipping on every purchase plus you can choose 3 free packette samples at checkout, as usually.

Note: the gift cannot be shipped to international addresses. Valid in the U. S. only.


Update 6/2: This promotion ended.

The next Clinique bonus at Nordstrom is available now through May 25th or while supplies last.

Receive an 8 piece spring gift* with your Clinique purchase of $32.00 or more. You can choose between two variants; Orange/Pink OR Green/Blue. *A promo code required.

nordstrom-gwp-smallEvery gift includes:

  1. Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream
  2. Take the Day Off Makeup Remover
  3. Rinse Off Foaming cleanser
  4. All about eyes

and Orange/Pink variant includes (code: WARM):

  1. Compact with:
    • Eye shadow: sunset glow/black honey
    • Blush: Fig
  2. Lip/High Impact Mascara Dual Ended: A Different Grape/Black
  3. Gloss: Love at first Sight
  4. Orange/pink cosmetics bag

and Green/Blue variant includes (code: COOL):

  1. Compact with:
    • Eye shadow: Single form Wave After Wave/Single from Smoke and Mirrors
    • Blush: Cupid
  2. Lip/High Impact Mascara Dual Ended: Raspberry Glace/Black
  3. Gloss: First Date
  4. Green/blue cosmetics bag

To qualify you must enter promotional code “COOL” or “WARM” at checkout (see screenshot where to enter the code).

Extra bonus with $55 purchase

extra-bonusSpend more ($55) and you will also receive a full-size Take the Day Off Makeup Remover (4.2 oz.). An $18.50 value.

Update 5/21: This extra bonus item has been probably sold out. However, the two basic gifts variants are still in stock.



Update Jan 23, 2015: What a surprise, the gift is back in stock! While supplies last. You will also get free shipping and 3 free packette samples.

Clinique Bonus Time at Nordstrom is here! From November 3rd, while supplies last.

Party-pretty essentials to last the season.

It is an 8-piece gift including a cosmetics bag. Free* with your Clinique purchase of $32.00 or more – that’s an $85.00 value.

You’ll take home Clinique #1 best-selling moisturizer Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, as well as Take the Day Off Makeup Remover, Turnaround Overnight Radiance Moisturizer, a can’t-buy-it-anywhere colour Duo compact for eyes, the ever popular Chubby Stick in Mega Melon, Quickliner for Eyes in Ivy, and High Impact Mascara in Black.

nordstrom-2014-giftAll Allergy Tested and 100% Fragrance Free.

Get more!

25-samplesReceive FREE 25 samples (Lancôme, philosophy, Yves Saint Laurent,…) when you spend $125+ on beauty or fragrance products on Nordstrom.

Online only while quantities last.




Update: This promotion has ended.

nordstrom-bonus-2014The next bonus at Nordstrom starts today (May 19th 2014). The minimum purchase is $32.00 and the value is $85.

This new Tracy Resse bag comes with this promo exclusively at Nordstrom packed with seven Clinique favorites.

The gift includes:

  • Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent (2 oz.)
  • Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace
  • High Impact Mascara in Black (0.14 oz.)
  • Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector (0.1 oz.)
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (1 oz.)
  • All About Shadow Trio in three shades from Going Steady Quad
  • Even Better Dark Spot Correcting Hand Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (0.5 oz.)


Update: The offer has been expired.

Nordstrom Fall 2013 GWP starts Nov 4th and ends Nov 17th. It is available in-stores now (sold out online).nordstrom-tracyreese-gift

  • Qualifier: $30 (make Clinique purchase in this value)
  • Gift Value: $89 (receive Clinique gift in this value)

What is included in the gift?

  1. Tracy Reese Designer Cosmetic Bag
  2. Repairwear Laser Focus For Eyes
  3. Moisture Surge Intense
  4. Moisture Surge CC Cream
  5. Eyeshadow (Starlight Bright) / Blush (Fig) Palette
  6. Lipgloss (Bonfire) / High Impact Mascara Duo
  7. All Heart Lipstick ( Full Size)
  8. Nail Enamel in Happy

Choose your shade

To choose your shade (CC Cream shade), you must enter one of these codes during checkout:

  • DEEP

By entering the code you will also ask for the bonus, which will be added automatically into your shopping bag. Nordstrom offers free shipping all the time – so another reason to shop at Nordstrom.

Update: Unfortunately, this promotion is no longer available.

The next Clinique’s Nordstrom Spring Bonus time is starting on Tuesday – May 21st, 2013. Online and at the Clinique kiosks @ Nordstrom (in-store gift may vary).

You have to spend 30 USD to get this exclusive Tracy Reese bonus bag filled with 7 beauty Clinique essentials. This Nordstrom gift with Clinique purchase good while very limited supplies last.

One per customer. Gift will be shipped only to the address as your purchased items. No discount code required for qualifying. Not available for international customers.

Nordstrom's bonus

Nordstrom bonus gift-set with Clinqiue products8-piece Clinique gift with $28 purchase at Nordstrom. Online and in-store. At the end of this month (October) is starting another Clinique bonus time, now at Nordstrom. It is one of the most popular stores in the United States with Clinique products. Moreover, this time is the bonus available online and offline (in Nordstrom stores, as well).

To qualify for this bonus you need to make some Clinique purchase during the promo period. The minimum purchase is $28.

The start is on Tuesday 10/30/12 and the expiration date is not published. Probably while supplies last, which can be only a few days in the next month. If you are ordering online at Nordstrom, in order to receive the gift you will be asked to enter one of the following promo code at the checkout page.

  • SAND
  • DEEP

NOTE: By entering one of the codes above you are also selecting your colour of shade, automatically. Gift set is valued at $80 and with ordering online be informed that it can be shipped only to the same destination as your order.



Another big company with many (231+) departments stores across the United States (in 31 states) is Nordstrom. It was established in 1901 by John W. Nordstrom and Carl F. Wallin. Currently this company sells fashion clothing, jewelry, accessories,… and especially cosmetics products.

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  1. Uzma Siddiqui
    May 25, 2016 at 8:33 pm (3 mins ago)

    Hi, today I went to nordstorm Clinique counter and got my bonus but when I came home and checked my bonus there was no foundation on my bonus bag. My question is should I go to again Clinique counter and ask about foundation?

  2. Alison
    May 14, 2016 at 7:33 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I have been very disappointed in the last 2 bonuses offered. I have never used the mascara, but love any of the moisturizing products, lipsticks, and the bags. But these last collections have been very “orange” in the base color? And no option for a blue-type based lip color. I wish there was a way to swap products– I used to do it with my 2 sisters and my Mom–but they have all passed a way( seriously)
    Also, I have a DRAWER FULL of mascara if anyone wants them? I also donate all sorts of products from hotel stays, etc. to the local Women’s Shelter–which is good. Self-care is always important–but even more important during hard times.

    p.s. Thanks, Alice!!! Great site :)

  3. ali
    May 10, 2016 at 12:07 am (2 weeks ago)

    Hello, if a person preorders, does the purchase ship immediately or only after May 17? Thank you!

    • Alice
      May 10, 2016 at 2:31 pm (2 weeks ago)

      May 17.

  4. Susan
    May 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Is there a shipping charge? We don’t have a Nordstrom where I live

    • Alice
      May 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm (2 weeks ago)

      yes, to any where in u.s

    • ali
      May 10, 2016 at 12:05 am (2 weeks ago)

      No, there’s no shipping charge. It’s free, and free returns as well.

  5. Nancy Beebe
    April 26, 2016 at 1:10 am (4 weeks ago)

    As we know, many of the Clinique items and almost any combination of lesser-priced items will cost more than $32 dollars, so I think most of us would rather have the qualifier be $32 for 8 gifts instead of $27 for 7 gifts.
    This might also encourage people to utilize the Nordstrom offer over the Macy’s and Dillards offers, if they’re choosing only one offer.

  6. Ximena
    February 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm (3 months ago)

    We shopped at Nordstrom in Austin, TX on Jan 8th and they told us they were unaware of any GWP… So we didn’t get any!

    • Alice
      February 13, 2016 at 5:10 pm (3 months ago)

      the last regular bonus time at Nordstrom was in November 2015, then in January the gift was again in stock on Nordstrom website – online only.

  7. Donna
    January 11, 2016 at 4:37 am (5 months ago)

    What is uplift?

  8. Renee
    November 25, 2015 at 5:13 pm (6 months ago)

    The step-up gift now seems to be out of stock. I used the code EVEN and no other gift showed up when my total was $62.00.

  9. christina
    November 2, 2015 at 10:26 pm (7 months ago)

    Very interested in this set looks fabulous!!

  10. Tara
    May 21, 2015 at 4:28 pm (1 year ago)

    How do I get the Extra Bonus for spending $55 or more…….the makeup remover

    • Alice
      May 22, 2015 at 12:00 am (1 year ago)

      The Extra bonus should appear in the basket after entering one of the promotion codes (WARM or COOL). I’ve just tried it and it is not really being added anymore, I believe it has been sold out. However, the 2 basic gifts are still in stock.

  11. Beanwean
    May 15, 2015 at 6:27 pm (1 year ago)

    Different Grape and Raspberry Glace again! I’m so tired of both of those colors (plus I have several of each) that I’m skipping the bonus completely, just like I did for last at Macy’s. They really need to introduce some new lipstick colors.

  12. tyra
    May 14, 2015 at 6:36 am (1 year ago)

    It is not working. After applying code when I checked out the gift has been gone.

    • Alice
      May 14, 2015 at 8:47 am (1 year ago)

      I’ve just checked out and the gifts are still available!

  13. Rinne
    November 3, 2014 at 9:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Hello! The most recent Nordstrom Clinique bonus for Nov 2014 seems to be available online already. I was on there checking what I might get and it suddenly popped up in my shopping cart. link:

    May I also suggest to you this wonderful value set that sells for about $39 on their site called “color cravings”. The items in it are full size versions, not tester size like in GWPs (except the moisturizer is only 1 oz, but that’s still just .7oz short of the smallest size they sell) great deal esp. around bonus time! Good day :)

  14. Kristin
    February 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi everyone. I was just at the Nordstrom Clinique counter and I asked when the next bonus time was. She said not until May, but I signed up for an appointment on March 9th (they are also doing it March 8th) and she said they are doing a gift with $50 purchase those two days only. I was planning on getting the even better serum anyway so the $50 is no problem, but $50 seems like a lot for a GWP, hope its a good one. Does anyone know whats in it?

    • Ann
      December 28, 2013 at 1:54 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you for the info, Kristin!! Maybe the same conditions apply also for the next year of 2014? Does anybody know?


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