Yes, there are several options to earn rewards at Nordstrom that do not require the Nordstrom credit card. Nordstrom offers a debit card that draws directly from your checking account and still allows you to earn rewards and reap some of the benefits of the credit card. However, the Nordstrom debit card can only be used at Nordstrom and only draws on available funds. There is no line of credit. Also, there are many traditional rewards cards that earn point values that outshine the Nordstrom card for regular purchases. Not to mention that the initial sign-up bonus is a meager $20 off $100 in Nordstrom purchases on the day of approval. This pales in comparison to many of the sign-up bonuses in the market today.