Clinique Bonus Time

Nordstrom

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 used to offer an 8-piece (instead of 7-piece) gift with slightly higher qualifier ($32 and $29). This year (2018) Nordstrom is going to have bonus time(s) with a qualifier  of $28 and the gift will be a 7-pc gift (like those gifts from Macy’s and Dillard’s).

Update April 18: This mini GWP has sold out. The next regular bonus time at Nordstrom starts on May 2, 2018.

There is a mini Clinique Gift with purchase online only at Nordstrom. Starting from March 28, 2018, while supplies last. Spend $40 or more and receive a cosmetics bag and deluxe samples of :

  1. and deluxe samples of Pop Lip Color in Plum Pop (0.14 oz.),
  2. Happy Fragrance (0.05 oz.),
  3. Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate (0.24 oz.)
  4. Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm (0.5 oz.)

You will also receive free shipping & you can choose 3 free packette samples at checkout.

Online only, while supplies last. Gift(s) will be added automatically in Checkout, no promo code needed.

 

 


Previous bonuses at Nordstrom (2015 – 2018):

The minimum required purchase was gradually increasing (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 2016 we had even lower qualifier ($27). In 2017 the qualifier was $28 for a 7-pc gift. The first regular bonus at Nordstrom in 2018 will be in May, most likely with a qualifier of $28.

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

42 Comments

  1. Kristin
    February 27, 2013 at 10:34 pm (5 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?

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    • Ann
      December 28, 2013 at 1:54 am (4 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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  2. Rinne
    November 3, 2014 at 9:08 pm (3 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: http://bit.ly/10P8e33

    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 🙂

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  3. tyra
    May 14, 2015 at 6:36 am (3 years ago)

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

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    • Alice
      May 14, 2015 at 8:47 am (3 years ago)

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

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  4. Beanwean
    May 15, 2015 at 6:27 pm (3 years 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.

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  5. Tara
    May 21, 2015 at 4:28 pm (3 years ago)

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

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    • Alice
      May 22, 2015 at 12:00 am (3 years 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.

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  6. christina
    November 2, 2015 at 10:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Very interested in this set looks fabulous!!

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  7. Renee
    November 25, 2015 at 5:13 pm (2 years 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.

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  8. Donna
    January 11, 2016 at 4:37 am (2 years ago)

    What is uplift?

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  9. Ximena
    February 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm (2 years 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!

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    • Alice
      February 13, 2016 at 5:10 pm (2 years 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.

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  10. Nancy Beebe
    April 26, 2016 at 1:10 am (2 years 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.

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  11. Susan
    May 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm (2 years ago)

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

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

      yes, to any where in u.s

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

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

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

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

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

      May 17.

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  13. Alison
    May 14, 2016 at 7:33 pm (2 years 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 🙂

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    • Marieke
      June 3, 2016 at 9:53 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Alison, I saw your comment about the mascaras which are my absolute favorites in these gift bags, so if you really want to empty your drawer let me know 🙂 i think i might still have 2-3 unused bags in case you’d like them! Very sorry to hear about your mom and sisters!

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  14. Uzma Siddiqui
    May 25, 2016 at 8:33 pm (2 years 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?

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  15. Betty Panton
    November 5, 2016 at 3:13 am (1 year ago)

    I have been unsuccessful at setting up an online make up appointment for two ladies for Saturday, Nov 5 in the am. Until today we have been traveling and are planning on visiting you Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10 am. Your website would not allow the complete date. Betty Panton 865-297-2871.

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  16. Marcellia
    November 24, 2016 at 11:43 am (1 year ago)

    I ordered a moisture surge intense ( $37.00 today which should have qualified me for a free gift from Clinique ( bonus ). It would not allow me to put in a promo code to receive my free gift. I am not happy about this. The only reason I ordered from you is for my Clinique bonus. It was a $27.00 minimum for the bonus. Order # 832001151

    I also ordered a powder the other day ( Stay Neutral ) which was $24.00 and never received my free three samples. That order # 831594876

    Please take care of this issue.

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    • Alice
      November 24, 2016 at 11:58 am (1 year ago)

      If you were unable to enter the promo code at checkout, you will not receive the gift. It means that the offer has ended.

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  17. jean r krachenfels
    December 18, 2016 at 5:33 am (1 year ago)

    I will be spending $40 on two extra gentle facial cleansers. Would like the free gift. How do I order on line? Thank You Jean Krachenfels

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  18. Gloria SALDANA
    January 3, 2017 at 8:13 pm (1 year ago)

    The free gift changed as of Jan.3, 2017

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  19. Brooke
    May 3, 2017 at 4:58 am (12 months ago)

    The lip colors were awful in every gift this Spring, but this gift has to be the worst! How old is Bamboo Pink and rinse-off solvent. I miss having the new colors.

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  20. KAT
    May 4, 2017 at 6:24 pm (12 months ago)

    How come we never see black honey in the gifts anymore? An oldie but a goodie!

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  21. liza black
    May 9, 2017 at 5:52 am (12 months ago)

    bubblegum pop (lipstick) and the chubby sticks (baby tint and voluptuous violet) are popular, and I hope you will have them in a clinique gift again. Lately, the colors have been too bright and bamboo pink has been in gifts too many times.

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    • Looby
      May 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm (11 months ago)

      Totally agree. I’ve got 3 or 4 ugly bamboo pink lipsticks already

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  22. Kaye
    May 11, 2017 at 12:29 pm (11 months ago)

    Is this valid at Nordstrom US or even in Canada? Thanks

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  23. Leigh Speal
    May 12, 2017 at 7:52 pm (11 months ago)

    Can the preorders be mailed?

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  24. Amy
    May 16, 2017 at 8:53 pm (11 months ago)

    I could have sworn that a few days it said that the $55 bonus were two contouring chubby sticks… Was this a change or is it that that sold out? I was chose to wait for the Nordstrom bonus instead of doing the Clinique.com bonus because I was really looking forward to those chubby sticks. TIA.

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  25. Andi
    May 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm (11 months ago)

    I tried doing the preorder but the number didn’t work for me. I am so bummed 🙁

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  26. Tomoko Matsuda
    May 24, 2017 at 12:58 am (11 months ago)

    I received my cliniqe order, but no 7 piece bonus gift was included. Just wondering if the bonus gift was no longer available. My order number is 848554149-00001

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  27. Lorie
    August 2, 2017 at 3:12 am (9 months ago)

    I am trying to locate the offer code for the July/August free gift and can’t find it anywhere. Can anyone tell me what the code is?

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    • Alice
      August 2, 2017 at 9:20 am (9 months ago)

      No code needed this time.

      Reply
  28. Penny Loya
    October 23, 2017 at 10:46 pm (6 months ago)

    You are so lucky in the USA to get a bonus if you spend 28 dollars
    In the U.K.we have to buy 2 items and one has to be skin care
    Easy to spend 70 dollars or more

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  29. L
    October 30, 2017 at 5:25 pm (6 months ago)

    I am on Nordstrom.com now (10/30/17) and the 7 piece bonus is showing up in my cart as a gift. Just wanted to share the information.

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  30. Laura Whalen
    November 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm (5 months ago)

    Can I still get the promotion. I saw it ended on the 19th

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    • Alice
      November 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm (5 months ago)

      yes, the gift is still available online.

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