Shopping is fun. I can spend hours browsing around a store looking for stuff to buy. When I want to purchase a particular item, the first thing I do is to see what is on sale. If I am patient or lucky enough, I am able to find a really good deal. What I usually do is look around in two or three different stores, compare the items and the prices, before deciding which to buy.
I also try to avoid impulse buying. Oftentimes, items bought on a whim end up lying around the house or kept inside the closet after just one use. Sometimes, they even end up not being used at all.
Before buying an item, it is also wise to look around for a store which offers a daily deal. Imagine the savings you get when you buy an item which is sold at a bargain price. Money is tight these days so one must shop wisely.