1. 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 online stores have moved their sales days up by a couple of days. You can often find exceptional mid-week bargains with just a little online research.
2. Sign up for your chosen online stores' newsletters. Often online stores will send out daily, weekly or monthly newsletters with special sales, discounts and deals. If you like to save cash, you might be able to score some good deals on items you were going to purchase anyway.
3. Always remember your financial budget and credit limits while shopping online. The virtual world of online shopping has got a lot of people in serious debt. You need to look at online shopping in the same way you look at offline shopping. Never buy items online that you don't have the cash to pay for.
4. Learn the online store's return policy. If you are considering building a purchase on an item that you might want to return, be sure you find out if returning the item is definitely an option. Sometimes when you shop online, items are unable to be returned and you do not want to be saddled with an unwanted item.
5. If you feel that you will be making a lot of online purchases later on, consider applying for a separate bank card to use just for these transactions. It is much easier to track all transactions when they are the only items listed about this card's transaction records. Additionally, you don't need to worry regarding your own funds being compromised, even temporarily, if you are a victim of fraud.