Tip #2: Sale does not mean saving!
Just because an item is on sale does not mean that you are saving. The fact still remains that you went out and spent money. This was one of the hardest lessons that I had to learn. I thought because of a price being $50 to $100 cheaper that I was saving. In reality, I still spent money. The market price of the item might have dropped, but so did my value of my finances.
Saving is the putting away money without touching. Spending is the act of transferring cash from your account to someone else’s. When I go spend money on sales, I am still transferring money out of my account. A lot of times, the sale are on items that have been marked up at least twice of their cost, so you are paying the original price or a price that still brings about profit.