1. When shopping online, make sure the site you are on begins with "https". The "S" means that the site is secure, which entails that one could safely enter your personal information without having to concern yourself with identity theft. If a site does not have the "S" in it, you may want to avoid using it.
2. Do not forget to comparison shop when you are looking for things online. People usually accomplish this when shopping in physical stores, but they don't think about it on the web. If you choose the first sale you see, there is a chance you are going to miss out on a better deal someplace else.
3. Be extra careful when you look for shopping deals on social media. Although it's a great way to get announcements regarding sales and coupon-codes, social media accounts can easily be impersonated or even out-right hacked. Get your information on the social networks, then proceed directly to the main site in the store mentioned to wheel and deal.
4. Sign up for the website's newsletter if they have one. Many times stores will give you a reduction or some type of deal once 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.
5. Online shopping is a great way to find items that are out of stock at your local store. For instance, if you are unable to find a certain size of jeans at the store close to you, you can look on the store's website and find out if they are offered to be shipped to you.