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4 Shopping Tips for Steam Summer Sale 2018 Countdown

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The time is almost upon us.

The rumor mill has pegged June 21st as the date for the 2018 Steam Summer Sale. We eagerly anticipate the deals that will be up for grabs.

Now, the sheer volume of titles and the deep, deep discounts can be overwhelming. So with less than two weeks to go before the sale date, knowing some shopping tips and tricks is essential. Here are four ways you can get the most bang for your buck is essential.

1. Get them bundled

Most publishers will pull their titles together into mega-packs. If you’re partial to publishers like Activision or Square Enix, bundles are a great way to sample their best game offers at the cheapest price possible.

These mega packs also come in handy if you want to try some new games from one publisher.

2.  A handy browser extension

Are you the kind who compares prices before he shops? Add this sexy Steam extension to your browser. It gives you a historical look at Steam game prices and makes your purchasing experience all the more gratifying.

3. Use the wish list

The Steam wish list allows you to be one step of everyone else. Add all the games you’re interested in picking up. You’ll then receive alerts for when they go on sale, and by how much.

4. Highlighted deals

The Highlighted deals (a.k.a the ones promoted on the Steam front splash page) tend to have more discounts. This is great because you don’t have to dive deep into the website for awesome deals. Just scroll down the homepage.

On a final note, don’t expect brand-new games to come with 50% off. They’re still new and popular enough to be pulling in the sales at RRP. Also, resist the temptation to hoard games just because of the deep price cuts. Just focus on the ones you are going to play.

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