1. Do not forget to comparison shop when you are looking for things online. People usually do this when shopping in physical stores, but they don't think about it on the Internet. If you choose the first sale you see, there exists a chance you are going to miss out on a better deal someplace else.
2. In case a company includes a newsletter, sign up. Often, companies will give sneak peeks, special deals and coupon codes to people on their 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 subscribe to a company's newsletter should you really like their goods and would use a discount code.
3. If you are shopping online, never give out your Social Security number. There is no website that requires this number for you to make a purchase. If you are being asked for your Social Security number during checkout, you are probably on a scam website. Leave this site and locate one which has a better reputation.
4. Make it a habit to register for price alerts. This goes even for purchases that you've recently made. Price alerts will let you know whenever a product has dropped to some 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.
5. When shopping online, most places only accept debit or credit cards. Take this into account when you are selecting a site to look from. Should you don't feel at ease providing the company with your credit card information, try to find another site. Try to find a web site that offers a good page when you're adding your charge card information.