My most favorite place to shop is Nordstrom because of several reasons; amazing customer service, high quality items, incredible return policy (no questions asked), plus free shipping and free returns... all the time!
Rarely do I buy anything that's not on sale. I am pretty frugal and so I like to keep an eye on my favorite items by adding them to my wish list online. When I see them go on sale, then I buy them, and I earn points by using my Nordstrom debit card. When you use your Nordstrom card, every time you make a purchase you earn points. Obviously they offer a credit card too. But whether you have the Nordstrom debit card or the credit card, for every 2000 points you receive a 'Nordstrom Note' ($20 to spend at Nordstrom; online or in-store, and Nordstrom Rack too - which I love).
When you are a cardholder, they offer special days throughout the year where you can earn double or even triple points, and one day a year where you can choose your own personal triple points day. But my most favorite thing about Nordstrom is that if you purchase something and it goes on sale within 2 weeks of your purchase, they will credit you the difference. So... anytime I buy anything from Nordstrom, I put it in my wishlist and keep an eye on it for the following two weeks, and if it goes on sale, I just call or do the 'online chat' and I get a credit for the difference. Now that's what I call smart shopping!