1. Turn it into a habit to register for price alerts. It goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know when a product has dropped to a price you prefer. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you are able to ask for a price adjustment to meet the new deal.
2. After you have found the items you would like, check to see if there are any coupons offered. There are many websites that offer coupons. These coupons can be a certain percent off, a certain dollar amount off or free freight. Many times several coupons are available. If this is the case, choose the one that will save you as much as possible.
3. Pay close attention for potential sales online starting as soon as Wednesday. Many brick and mortar stores do sales on the weekends, and to compete, many internet retailers have moved their sales days up by a few days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.
4. Online shopping is a great way to find items that are out of stock at your local store. For instance, if you are unable to find a certain size of jeans at the store near you, you can look on the store's website and find out if they are offered to be shipped to you.
5. Be wary for any emails you obtain, even if they appear to be from a retailer you trust. Never click on a hyperlink that directs you to a website other than the main one you shopped on. Should you, you may become vulnerable to a gimmick. Rather than simply clicking an email hyperlink, just go as much as your browser and enter in the web site you need to go to. It is much safer that way.