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.