1. Although it may seem tedious, be sure you read the contract and terms before you purchase at a website. These documents have valuable info on what you can and cannot do when you have an issue with the item that you bought. Read them thoroughly so that you do not have an unwelcome surprise when trying to come back items.
3. Be wary of the emails you receive, even if they appear to be from the retailer you trust. Never click on a hyperlink that directs you to a site other than the main one you shopped on. If you do, you may become vulnerable to a scam. Rather than simply clicking an email hyperlink, just go up to your browser and enter the web site you need to go to. It is actually much safer that way.
4. In case a company has a newsletter, sign-up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, promotions and online coupons to people on their own 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 in the event you really like their products and services and would use a coupon code.
5. Shop around when you shop online. You may find that prices for certain items can vary greatly from store to store. To be sure you get the best deal, look at various stores to find out their prices, as well as shipping charge. This will allow you to get the best deal you are able to.