1. Check out coupon sites. Anything you want to buy could have coupons or discount codes. Before you buy something, make certain you have the ability to have a few seconds and do a quick search. You may even desire to bookmark some coupon sites to have ready when you buy.
2. Turn it into a habit to sign up 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 your price you prefer. And if you've recently purchased at full price, you are able to ask for a price adjustment to satisfy the new deal.
3. Be sure that you're entering your payment details on a safe and secure site. Search for "https://" inside the URL in the site that you're attempting to buy something from. If you don't see that or no sign of any website security, then it's probably a wise idea not to trust those people with your account information.
4. Always save copies of your orders and receipts from online purchases. Many stores will redirect you to a page after you've submitted an order detailing exactly what was bought, customer information, the prices, etc. You should either print a copy of this or save a copy to your computer in case any issues arise before the end of the return period. Make sure to save any emails about your items' status or correspondence with the company regarding your orders, too.
5. A great way to stay safe when shopping online is to prevent clicking any web addresses that are sent into your email. If you are expecting an email from the company, visit the actual website and do not click any links. Legitimate businesses do not send emails seeking personal information or account information.