Gilt Groupe's Final Sale: Preview the Goods and Sign Up for Early Access Here!

1. Fill your cart quickly.

The serious shoppers come out this time of year—we're talking the digital equivalent of throwing elbows at a sample sale—so if anything catches your eye, put it in your cart immediately! You'll have 10 minutes to decide if you really want it instead of being disappointed at watching something disappear while you deliberate.

Gilt Groupe is giving Lucky readers two days' early access to its upcoming August 8 blowout sale (Don't have your code yet? Here's how to get it!), which leaves only this coming weekend to prepare. To help build your deal-hunting muscles before Monday, we've asked the site's women's editorial director, Tracey Lomrantz Lester, for her best discount shopping tips. Click through the above slideshow for her expert advice—and a sneak peek of the upcoming sale!—now.