1. Sign up for the website's newsletter if they have one. Many times stores will give you a price reduction or some kind of deal whenever you sign up for their newsletter. Find out if there is a deal associated with registering for the newsletter at any store you need to shop at.
2. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. This goes for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know when a product has dropped to a price you like. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you can request a price adjustment to meet the newest deal.
3. Be careful in regard to the online stores that you consider buying from. If the web store is poorly designed, full of misspellings, and overall fishy, you should take your money elsewhere. These are signs that something might not be right about this store. It's preferable to be safe than sorry.
4. Be wary of any emails you get, even if they appear to be from a retailer you trust. Never click on a link that directs you to a web site other than the one you shopped on. If you do, you may become vulnerable to a gimmick. Rather than simply clicking on an email hyperlink, just go up to your browser and type in the web site you want to go to. It really is much safer that way.
5. Before making a purchase, compare prices on several websites. Try to find special coupons and offers on these websites to successfully are getting the best bargain possible. Also look into exactly what it will cost for that shipping on the items and when there are free shipping options available to you.