Well its the time of year again, the steam summer sale. For many users who just built their first gaming pc this may also be their first Summer Sale. I've been through my fair share, this being my fifth. So I thought it may be a decent idea to give the new comers some tips and tricks to get the best deals, and not empty out their life savings.
Know Steams types of sales.
There are 4 of them.
Regular Sales, Daily Deals, Flash Deals, and Community Deals.
Regualr sales are well, regular, they tend to not have large discounts, but every once in a while you might find one that is cut heavily.
Daily Deals are the ones you wan't to look for anywhere from 50-80%+ off games, if you see the game you want on the Daily Deal. grab it.
Flash Deals are essentially repeats of Daily Deals but with a twist, you are only given 12 or so hours to buy.
Community Deals are chosen based on what people want, usually steam will put out a certain list based on some form of a catagory. You choose the package of games you want to go on sale and if enough people choose it, there ya go, its on sale.
In conclusion, you want to limit yourself to Daily and Flash Sales, those are your best options in terms of savings.
Know that newer titles will not get cut dramaticlly but a 10-20% discount on a new title is about as lucky as you can get.
A helpful tip is that if there are games you want start putting them on your wishlist, once the game goes on sale steam notifies you. This is great to use if you are not able to check steam often.
Hope this helps, and enjoy the sale :)
Edit If you have your own tips please comment down below!