1. If you shop frequently at a certain website or online store, it might be worth it to enroll in their email updates which normally have special offers and sales. This can lead to savings for you as you may get yourself a discount around the item or even free shipping, which can add up to bigger savings if you buy from the site often.
2. In case a company features a newsletter, sign-up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, special deals and online coupons to people on the mailing list. However, be careful. You don't want to sign up for every company's newsletter or you'll soon be buried under endless emails. Only join a company's newsletter if you really like their products and services and would use a promotion code.
3. Turn it into a habit to register for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know when a product has dropped to a price you want. And if you've recently purchased at full price, it is possible to ask for a price adjustment to fulfill the new deal.
4. When you are making any purchases online and you are required to make a user account, never make use of the same passwords that you use on other websites. Do not make use of your e-mail or banking password to make your account to buy shoes from a web retailer. If someone was able to check this out password, they might have access to more than just your profile on the retailer's store.
5. Look for the right times to shop online. Often the stores that you frequent will have online sales that follow a time pattern. Many, for instance, schedule sales for the beginning of the month or at the end. When you see there's a pattern, hold off on buying anything until the upcoming sales period begins.