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 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 Jan 19, 2018: The gift below is still available + now you will also receive a 7-day supply of Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% – with your $27 Clinique moisturizer purchase.

There is Clinique gift with purchase offer – online only at Nordstrom website. Receive a cosmetics bag and 5 deluxe samples. Yours with any $28 Clinique purchase.

The gift set includes:

  1. Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Raspberry (0.17 oz.),
  2. Foaming Facial Soap (1 oz.),
  3. High Impact Mascara in Black (0.14 oz.),
  4. All About Eyes Cream (0.21 oz.) and
  5. Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer (0.5 oz.)

Spend more and get more

Want more? With your $75 Natural Beauty or Wellness Purchase receive a 12-piece gift. Online only.

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Over $100 combined value. These promotions are not available instores. Online only, while supplies last. Gift(s) will be added automatically in Checkout, no promo code needed.


Previous bonuses at Nordstrom (2015 – 2017):

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 2016 we had even lower qualifier ($27). In 2017 the qualifier is $28 for a 7-pc gift.

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

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There back in stock offer at Nordstrom (we saw this offer in October and November). A free 7-pc gift (valued at $75) with a $28 Clinique purchase.

Gift includes a Jonathan Adler signature bag with:

  • Take the Day Off cleansing balm
  • Moisture Surge hydrating concentrate
  • All About Eyes
  • Chubby stick in mega melon
  • Powder blush powder in Sunset glow
  • High impact mascara

Spend more and get more

  • Spend $50 on beauty (any brand) and receive a free sampler – enter one of these promotion codes: MEDIUM, or DARK. (apply the code during checkout – in the step #3 Payment)
  • Spend $55 on Clinique and receive Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer. In-store offer may vary.
  • Spend $125 on beauty (any brand) and also receive a 25-piece gift.

The promotion is back in stock from December 26, 2017.

Online only – spend over $40 at NORDSTROM and get a free 5-piece Clinique gift.

The gift includes: deluxe samples of Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Black, Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara (0.14 oz.), Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips (1 oz.) and Pop Lip Color & Primer in Nude Pop (0.1 oz.) and a cosmetics bag.

No promo code required, offer while supplies last, online only.

Note: if you prefer to receive a 7-pc gift – wait for the regular bonus time at Nordstrom. It starts Oct 31, 2017.


Update August 10, 2017: The ‘back in stock’ offer has expired. The next official bonus at Nordstrom will most likely be starting around October 31, 2017.

Update August 7, 2017: This gift is back in stock again. The qualifier is only $28. Online only.

Update July 30, 2017: The gift was replaced with this one. The qualifier is now $35. Online only.

Update July 26, 2017: The 7-pc gift is back in stock during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July and August 2017. Online only! There is no step-up gift this time.

You have to spend $28.00 or more to receive a 7-piece gift (pictured below). No promo code required. The gift will be added automatically in Checkout and shipped to the same address as your order.

Components of the 7-pc gift:

  1. Rinse off eye makeup solvent 2.0 oz
  2. Rinse off foaming cleanser 1.0 oz
  3. Sculptware serum 8 ml
  4. Quickliner For Eyes intense ebony
  5. Long last soft shine lipstick in bamboo pink
  6. Chubby lash fattening mascara and jumbo jet
  7. Cosmetics bag


Spend more and get more

  • spend $55+ and receive: Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer and Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer (0.5 oz. each). A $95 combined value. In-store offer may vary.
  • spend $75+ and receive:  All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage. Online only.

Shipping is always free at Nordstrom + you can choose 3 free packette samples at checkout.


Update January 31: The promo is expired now.

Update December 27th: We could see this gift in November at Nordstrom and now it is available again, while supplies last, online only. There are no gift choices, also no promo code is required. The gift should be added automatically at checkout, if not, it is out of stock.

There is currently Clinique Bonus at Nordstrom online & in US stores. Spend $27 or more on Clinique and receive one of four 7-pc Clinique gifts (each valued at $70). FREE.

Enter one of these promo code to choose your shade of Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick:

  • NEUTRAL for Normous Neutral
  • IVORY for Intense Ivory
  • VANILLA for Voluptuous Vanilla
  • GOLDEN for Grandest Golden

You will also receive: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream, Smart Custom-Repair Serum, Blended Face Powder, Mini Pop Lip Color & Primer in Sweet Pop, Mascara and Cosmetic bag.


A promo code must be entered at checkout to qualify for the gift.

You can upgrade your gift – spend $55 and also receive deluxe samples of All About Eyes and Quickliner for Eyes Intense Eyeliner pencil.

As usually, you will also receive free shipping and you can choose 3 free packette samples at checkout. While supplies last. Gifts cannot be shipped internationally. Available for US customers only.


Update: The next regular bonus time at Nordstrom should be in Spring 2017.

Clinique GWP at Nordstrom online only (from Dec 12, while supplies last). No promo code required, will be added automatically in Checkout, online only.


To qualify for this 7-pc gift you have to spend $27.00. If you spend $100 on beauty you will also receive additional freebies.


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

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. While supplies last.

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


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.

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: REPAIR or EVEN. 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.

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.





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  1. Laura Whalen
    November 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm (2 months ago)

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

    • Alice
      November 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm (2 months ago)

      yes, the gift is still available online.

  2. L
    October 30, 2017 at 5:25 pm (3 months ago)

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

  3. Penny Loya
    October 23, 2017 at 10:46 pm (3 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

  4. Lorie
    August 2, 2017 at 3:12 am (6 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?

    • Alice
      August 2, 2017 at 9:20 am (6 months ago)

      No code needed this time.

  5. Tomoko Matsuda
    May 24, 2017 at 12:58 am (8 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

  6. Andi
    May 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm (8 months ago)

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

  7. Amy
    May 16, 2017 at 8:53 pm (8 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 bonus because I was really looking forward to those chubby sticks. TIA.

  8. Leigh Speal
    May 12, 2017 at 7:52 pm (8 months ago)

    Can the preorders be mailed?

  9. Kaye
    May 11, 2017 at 12:29 pm (8 months ago)

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

  10. liza black
    May 9, 2017 at 5:52 am (9 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.

    • Looby
      May 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm (8 months ago)

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

  11. KAT
    May 4, 2017 at 6:24 pm (9 months ago)

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

  12. Brooke
    May 3, 2017 at 4:58 am (9 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.

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

    The free gift changed as of Jan.3, 2017

  14. 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

  15. 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.

    • 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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 🙂

    • 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!

  19. 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!

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

      May 17.

  20. 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

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

      yes, to any where in u.s

    • 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

    • 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.

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

    What is uplift?

  24. 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.

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

    Very interested in this set looks fabulous!!

  26. 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

    • 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

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

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

  29. 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:

    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 🙂

  30. 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?

    • 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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